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West Side: Let's play only 78

No reason to sit starters if NBA scales back regular season by four games

Originally Published: December 4, 2012
By J.A. Adande | ESPN.com

J.A. Adande and Israel Gutierrez are teaming up this season for a look at the NBA from two perspectives, called West Side/East Side. Today's edition looks at the length of the NBA season.

David Stern wouldn't be forced to uphold the charade that every regular-season game matters if the NBA didn't maintain the myth that they need to keep an 82-game season.

Shorten the season and you remove the frequency of the situation Gregg Popovich found himself in last week, when he sent ...

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