Weekend Back-To-Backs: Pacific Division

We’ve covered five NBA divisions, so here’s the last one. Our survey of weekend back-to-backs arrives at its final divisional installment, as we look at the Pacific Division.

We’ll continue to have more on this subject, but we’ll present accumulated totals and big-picture observations on a league-wide scale. For now, let’s examine the Pacific Division, where the proximity of two sets of teams to each other (the Clippers and Lakers in Los Angeles, and Golden State and Sacramento in that part of California) lends itself to more back-to-backs:

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WEEKEND BACK-TO-BACKS: PACIFIC DIVISION

GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS

Saturday, Dec. 5: at TOR, 5 Eastern

Sunday, Dec. 6: at BKN, 6

Verdict: properly handled

Saturday, Jan. 30: at PHI, 5 Eastern

Sunday, Jan. 31: at NY, 7:30

Verdict: properly handled

Sunday, March 6: at LAL, 3:30 Eastern

Monday, March 7: vs. ORL

Verdict: properly handled

Saturday, April 9: at MEM, 8 Eastern

Sunday, April 10: at SAS, 7

Verdict: poorly handled

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LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS

Sunday, Nov. 29: vs. MIN, 3:30 Eastern

Monday, Nov. 30: vs. POR

Verdict: properly handled

Saturday, Jan. 9: vs. CHA, 3:30 Eastern

Sunday, Jan. 10: vs. NOP, 3:30

Verdict: properly handled — but not as good as it would have been with a 6 or 7 p.m. tip time on Sunday evening, for more separation between games

Sunday, Feb. 7: at MIA, 2 Eastern

Monday, Feb. 8: at PHI

Verdict: properly handled

Saturday, March 19: at MEM, 8 Eastern

Sunday, March 20: at NOP, 6

Verdict: poorly handled

Sunday, March 27: vs. DEN, 3:30 Eastern

Monday, March 28: vs. BOS

Verdict: properly handled

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LOS ANGELES LAKERS

Sunday, Nov. 15: vs. DET, 9:30 Eastern

Monday, Nov. 16: at PHX, 9

Verdict: poorly handled

Saturday, Nov. 28: at POR, 10 Eastern

Sunday, Nov. 29: vs. IND, 9:30

Verdict: poorly handled

Sunday, Dec. 6: at DET, 6 Eastern

Monday, Dec. 7: at TOR

Verdict: poorly handled

Sunday, Dec. 27: at MEM, 6 Eastern

Monday, Dec. 28: at CHA

Verdict: poorly handled

Saturday, Jan. 16: at UTAH, 9 Eastern

Sunday, Jan. 17: vs. HOU, 9:30

Verdict: poorly handled

Sunday, Feb. 21: at CHI, 8 Eastern

Monday, Feb. 22: at MIL

Verdict: poorly handled

Sunday, March 27: vs. WASH, 9:30 Eastern

Monday, March 28: at UTAH

Verdict: poorly handled

 

Sunday, April 10: at HOU, 3:30 Eastern

Monday, April 11: at OKC

Verdict: properly handled

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PHOENIX SUNS

Sunday, Nov. 22: at NOP, 6 Eastern

Monday, Nov. 23: at SAS

Verdict: poorly handled

Sunday, Dec. 6: at MEM, 3:30 Eastern

Monday, Dec. 7: at CHI

Verdict: properly handled

Sunday, Dec. 13: vs. MIN, 3:30 Eastern

Monday, Dec. 14: at DAL

Verdict: properly handled

Sunday, Dec. 20: vs. MIL, 5 Eastern

Monday, Dec. 21: at UTAH

Verdict: properly handled

Saturday, Jan. 2: at SAC, 5 Eastern

Sunday, Jan. 3: at LAL, 9:30

Verdict: properly handled

Sunday, Feb. 21: vs. SAS, 5 Eastern

Monday, Feb. 22: at LAL

Verdict: properly handled

 

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SACRAMENTO KINGS

Saturday, Dec. 5: at HOU, 8 Eastern

Sunday, Dec. 6: at OKC, 7

Verdict: poorly handled

Sunday, Dec. 20: at TOR, 6 Eastern

Monday, Dec. 21: at WASH

Verdict: poorly handled

Sunday, Dec. 27: vs. POR, 9 Eastern

Monday, Dec. 28: at GSW

Verdict: poorly handled

Sunday, Feb. 7: at BOS, 1 Eastern

Monday, Feb. 8: at CLE

Verdict: properly handled

Sunday, March 20: at NY, 7:30 Eastern

Monday, March 21: at CHI

Verdict: poorly handled

Sunday, March 27: vs. DAL, 6 Eastern

Monday, March 28: at POR

Verdict: properly handled — once more, the 6 p.m. Eastern start time is fair in Sacramento and the Pacific time zone; it’s not fair in the Eastern or Central time zones.

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