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David Stern Cancels First Two Weeks Of NBA Season

After a long day of negotiations, the NBA owners and players remain too far apart to agree on a deal, so as promised, David Stern cancelled the first two weeks of the season. There was some speculation that he would postpone the first two weeks, allowing the league a chance to re-schedule the games and play an 82-game schedule. But Ken Berger's tweet cuts to the chase.

Stern: Yes, cancellation means no chance of an 82-game season.

There will be plenty more to come from the reports on the scene, but for now we know the Indiana Pacers won't be opening the season at the Detroit Pistons. I'm not sure where the two weeks starts and ends but I think it is safe to assume the following games are cancelled which includes a home game against the Boston Celtics and the only Indy visit for the Houston Rockets and Phoenix Suns. Here is the slate.

  • Nov. 2 @Detroit
  • Nov 4 @Oklahoma City
  • Nov 5 vs Boston
  • Nov 8 vs Houston
  • Nov 9 @ Milwaukee
  • Nov 11 vs Phoenix
  • Nov 12 @ New York
Next on the chopping block would be a home game against Dwight Howard and the Orlando Magic. No news on when the next round of games will be cancelled but I'd assume every day of the lockout puts another day of the regular season in jeopardy. Ugh!