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May 20, 2015 Updates

The Los Angeles Lakers announced their 2015 preseason schedule on Friday, and it includes two exhibition games against the Jazz in Hawaii. Aloha and mahalo, schedule maker. Utah and L.A., who usually play each other in Southern California each preseason, will play Oct. 4 and Oct. 6 in Honolulu. Deseret News

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The Cavaliers' second-round opponent will be division rival Chicago Bulls and Game 1 will be Monday at The Q at 7 p.m. On Thursday night Chicago went on the road and blew out the Milwaukee Bucks 120-66 to win the series 4-2, advancing to the semi-finals round. The Bucks put up a fight; winning two in a row after the Bulls won the first three games. Cleveland Plain Dealer

The Hawks can finish off the Nets in Game 6 in Brooklyn Friday night. If they do, Game 1 between the Wizards and Hawks would be Sunday at 1 p.m. in Atlanta. If the Nets win to force a Game 7, then the Wizards would have to wait until Tuesday to play the Hawks in Atlanta or the Nets in Washington. Washington Post

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The NBA will play its first exhibition game in Africa on Aug. 1 at Ellis Park Arena in Johannesburg, South Africa in a Team Africa vs. Team World Cup format. Miami Heat forward Luol Deng, who was born in what is now South Sudan, will captain the African team and Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul will captain the world team. Full rosters will be announced at a later date. "I am extremely proud to be a part of the NBA's first game in Africa," Deng said in statement. "Coming from South Sudan and having participated in the Basketball without Borders Africa camps in Johannesburg previously, I am truly honored to be part of this historic event." USA Today Sports

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The strongest action to come out of the owners meeting: the NBA starting next season will reduce the number of back-to-backs and four games in five days that teams play by doing a better job of scheduling, handling the time off during the All-Star break and potentially extending the season by a week. "Those are changes we can make immediately for next year. … That's real progress for next season," Silver said. Teams on average will play 16 back-to-backs and the number of four games in five days will be reduced to on average one per team next season, Silver said. Teams played an average of 19 back-to-backs and 2.3 four games in five days this season, according to a schedule analysis at nbastuffer.com. USA Today Sports

The NBA will also explore the possibility of reducing the number of preseason games while ensuring sufficient practice time and starting the season earlier for the 2016-17 season. USA Today Sports

April 16, 2015 Updates

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