It's always interesting to see how the leagues schedule handlers pass out their candy. Looking at the early schedules for a couple teams this is what surfaces. The Pistons season starts on Nov 2. From that date until December 19th they play 22 games. Of the 22 games, 14 will be played on the road. During that 22 game stretch the Pistons have 7 back-to-backs on tap, of those, 6 of the games on the backside will be played on the road. We'll face these 6 teams on the backside in their arenas, Port, Dal, Mil, Chi, Ut and Charlotte. The Heat play 11 of their first 22 games on the road. They have 4 back-to-backs during those games. One is one the road wher they play Orlando on the backside. The Pacer schedule is closer to the Heats. They play 11 of their first 22 games on the road. They have 4 back-to-backs. 3 of those have road games scheduled on the backside, Mia, Mil and Phx. I'm not into the conspiracy thing, but the differences in the schedule early are pretty glaring.