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August 10, 2010, 02:57 PM ET
NBA schedule release: Who has the most back-to-backs?

by Bradford Doolittle

One of the first questions every NBA fan has when the league releases its season schedule is, “How many back-to-backs does my team have?” The full 2010-11 slate was released on Tuesday afternoon, so I dumped the information into a spreadsheet and did a quick count of the B2Bs. Off the top of my head, I think the Bulls had 23 back-to-backs last year as well. Oh well.

UPDATE: I checked with the Bulls and Chicago did indeed have 23 back-to-back instances last season, which tied Charlotte for most in the NBA. Do the schedule-makers at the league office have it in for the Bulls? Doubtful. More likely, the Bulls are victims of facility availability as they share the United Center with the NHL’s Blackhawks for the length of the winter sports seasons, a circus in the fall and a two-week-long ice show in February. Still, with 23 of these suckers, it’s a good thing the Bulls have so many young legs. Also, there was a glitch that caused my formula to miss a few of Atlanta’s B2B’s. Corrected list is reflected below.

1. CHI 23
2. MIL 23
3. ATL 23
4. CHA 22
5. CLE 22
6. LAC 22
7. NJN 22
8. PHI 22
9. POR 22
10. DET 21
11. HOU 21
12. IND 21
13. MEM 21
14. NY 21
15. WAS 21
16. DAL 20
17. ORL 20
18. BOS 19
19. DEN 19
20. MIA 19
21. MIN 19
22. TOR 19
23. UTA 19
24. GSW 18
25. NO 18
26. SAC 18
27. SAS 18
28. OKC 17
29. PHX 16
30. LAL 15

This was first posted on Twitter, where you can follow me at @bbdoolittle.

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