The NBA released their regular season schedule on Wednesday with an emphasis on reducing back-to-back nights.

There are only 27 cases of a team playing four games in five nights, down 61 percent from last season. 


"Our focus was really on players' rest and recuperation," said Kiki VanDeWeghe, the NBA's senior vice president of operations. "We've worked hard with the teams, the broadcast partner and the venues to get the overall travel down and more time between games."