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NBA: Official-The 2020/21 season is due to open on 22 December

After days of discussion, the NBA Executive Board and the NBPA Players Association issued an official announcement on the opening date of the 2020/21 NBA season.

As announced by the NBA as well as the NBPA, the NBA 2020/21 season will start on 22 December. 

This season will only have 72 regular season matches instead of 82 in previous seasons

The reduction in the number of matches is intended to ensure that the 2020/21 season can end early in order to avoid coinciding with the Tokyo 2021 Olympic schedule, which will start at the end of July next year. Expected, the season will end around early July and will have enough time for the U.S. team to gather players to prepare for the Olympic Games in Japan.

Previously, there were some opinions against the opening of the 2020/21 season on 22 December, arguing that both the effects of the pandemic and the players need more time to rest before the start of the new season. However, leaving the tournament opening day until January 2021 (specifically January 20, 2021) and reducing the regular season to 60 games will have a significant impact on the teams. 

As a result, the basketball players association NBPA and the management of the tournament reached an agreement on the opening date of the tournament on 22 December, a few days before the Christmas and New Year holidays.

Opening the tournament right before the holidays will boost revenue as well as bring a large amount of money from television rights to the teams. However this will also have a lot of consequences. 

One of them is that early return to practice and play will cause players to overcrowd, resulting in injuries and physical damage during the next season. In addition, the time for teams to prepare for the pre-season period will be shortened. 

Player transfer activities and pre-season training camps will also be significantly affected. Not to mention that the movement of teams to cities that are still affected by the Covid-19 pandemic will pose potential hazards to athletes.

Going back 15 points, OKC Thunder equalized the score with the Rockets

Houston Rockets scored 23 points, but was unable to deter Oklahoma City Thunder from winning Game 4 in the first round of the NBA Playoffs. 

In the 1 round Playoffs, OKC lost the gap to the Rockets but in this match, OKC equalized the score, which surprised a lot of people. Dennis Schroder had the best Playoffs of his career with 30 points, helping Oklahoma City Thunder secure an important win over the Houston Rockets with a score of 117-114 in Game 4 Round 1 of the Playoffs, matching the overall score 2-2. 

OKC Thunder had a deficit of 15 points in the third half and had not yet reclaimed the deficit by the time the fourth half began. However, this situation is a good one for Billy Donovan’s teachers and pupils. They’ve won 17 games this season after they were led in the last half-the largest number of games in the tournament. They used to do the same thing in Game 3, when they were putting the game in extra time. 

Schroder set a personal best of 30 points in the Playoffs

The first half of the match was a really good one as each side scored 60 points. The Houston Rockets had a 47.8 percent throw score, while the Oklahoma City Thunder was just 0.1 per cent behind the rival.

4 noticed the benefit of leading to shift after each step of the game. The two sides retaliated repeatedly, and Thunder led 109-108 before entering the last minute. The turning point of the match was James Harden’s missed pass to Danilo Gallinari, leading to Dennis Shroder’s mid-range attempt with 35 seconds left.

The Rockets’ efforts helped them get two more accurate long shots in the remainder of the game, but Schroder and Chris Paul didn’t make any errors on the free-throw line to win Thunder. Paul scored 28 points in the contest, while Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored 18 points and 12 rebounds. 

On the other side of the front line, Mike D’Antoni’s teachers and students successfully scored 3 points out of 58 performances, but only allowed 10 free kicks in the game (Thunder threw 28 free kicks). James Harden is nearing triple-double with 32 points, 15 rebounds and 8 assists. Eric Gordon scored 23 points, Danuel House scored 21 points, including the final 3-point shot of the match.

The brightest star was sent off, OKC lost the gap to the Rockets

The referee chose to kick the player out of the field in a collision situation that was not Dennis Schroder’s.

Houston Rockets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder is dedicated to fans of the most compelling round 1 Playoffs. The score for this match is 2-2, so the game 5 hinges brings the survival factor. 

In part, the return of Russell Westbrook makes the Houston Rockets a more valued team. OKC is forced to share his attention with his former player, who benefits James Harden!

Although he didn’t play completely, Schroder still scored the most points for OKC with 19 points

James Harden had 12 points in the first half, helping the Rockets take the lead 24-14. But there was another star on the opposite side of OKC, Dennis Schroder, who scored 18 points in the second half to help OKC shorten the score to 45-48 before half time. 

However, the Rockets are a team with many more outstanding individuals, and at the beginning of the third half it was Eric Gordon’s turn to speak up 8 points in a row. When the distance is extended to 18, OKC also has a big drawback.

The best player on the orange side was in a normal collision with PJ Tucker. He was not the first to initiate, but he was still sent off by the referee, and the outcome was not unpredictable: OKC failed.

“The referee chased out Tucker right away. I wonder if that’s the reason why Schroder has also been sent away. I don’t understand why the referee has made this decision? ” to be said in the recent interview. Nevertheless, OKC didn’t have a strong game, loss was the product of a great deal of injustice to them. With 3-2 in support of the OKC, it is clear that coach Billy Donovan and his students are under great psychological pressure!