2016–17 NBA season
League National Basketball Association
Sport Basketball
Duration October 25, 2016 – April 12, 2017
April 15 – May 25, 2017 (Playoffs)
June 1 – June 12, 2017 (Finals)
Number of games 82
Number of teams 30
TV partner/s ABC, TNT, ESPN, NBA TV
Draft
Top draft pick Ben Simmons
Picked by Philadelphia 76ers
Regular season
Season MVP Russell Westbrook (OKC)
Top scorer Russell Westbrook (OKC)
Playoffs
Eastern champions Cleveland Cavaliers
  Eastern runners-up Boston Celtics
Western champions Golden State Warriors
  Western runners-up San Antonio Spurs
Finals
Finals champions Golden State Warriors
  Runners-up Cleveland Cavaliers
Finals MVP Kevin Durant (GSW)
NBA seasons
← 2015–16

2017–18 →

The 2016–17 NBA season was the 71st season of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The 2016–17 NBA season was the 71st season of the National Basketball Association. The regular season began on October 25, 2016, with the 2016 NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers hosting a game against the New York Knicks. Christmas Day games were played on Sunday December 25, 2016. The 2017 NBA All-Star Game was played at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana, on February 19, 2017, with the West defeating the East 192–182. Anthony Davis of the New Orleans Pelicans was named the All Star Game MVP after breaking Wilt Chamberlain's record by scoring 52 points in the All Star Game. The original host of the game, Charlotte's Spectrum Center, was removed as the host on July 21, 2016 due to the league's opposition against North Carolina's Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act. The regular season ended on April 12, 2017, and the playoffs began on April 15, 2017 and ended on June 12, 2017, with the Golden State Warriors going 16-1 in the playoffs and beating the Cleveland Cavaliers in five games during their fourth consecutive matchup in the NBA Finals.

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