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Why are there no NBA games on Election Day in the United States?

The NBA has no games scheduled for Tuesday 8 November due to the midterm elections in the United States. Here’s the reason why.

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Tomorrow, Tuesday 8 November, millions of voters will be turning out to cast their ballots in the United States midterm elections, which is why one of the most important sports leagues in the country decided to suspend activities. The NBA does not have any games scheduled for that day.

The league hopes all 30 teams will encourage fans to use the day to vote in their respective communities while underlining the importance of civic engagement. For that reason, the NBA decided to restructure the fixtures calendar and make all the teams play on Monday 7 November.

“The scheduling decision stemmed from the NBA family's focus on promoting nonpartisan civic engagement and encouraging fans to make a plan to vote during the midterm elections,” the statement said. league on August 16 when the decision was made.

What time will the games be played before Election Day?

Due to the elections in the United States, the NBA decided to schedule 15 games for Monday, November 7. Starting at 7:00 p.m. ET and ending at 10:30 p.m. ET. Some outstanding duels are the Clippers' visit to the Cavaliers, Lakers vs. Jazz, Celtics vs. Grizzlies and Nets vs. Mavericks.

When will activity resume in the NBA?

The NBA will resume its programming the next day, on Wednesday 9 November. Thirteen games are scheduled from 7 p.m. ET; among which the Nets vs. Knicks and the Lakers vs. Clippers stand out.


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