Pending agreement, season to open Dec. 25 By NBAPosted Nov 27 2011 7:44PMNBA Commissioner David Stern said early Saturday morning that, if the tentative agreement reached between the owners and players is completed and ratified, he is hopeful of having a 66-game season, beginning on Christmas Day. Assuming the season tips off on Christmas, below is a general breakdown of how the 2011-12 NBA Season schedule will be structured. Full details of the schedule will be released on NBA.com upon its completion.2011-12 NBA Schedule BreakdownRegular Season Start Date: December 25, 2011Regular Season End Date: April 26, 2012Playoffs Start Date: April 28, 2012Last Possible Finals Date: June 26, 2012Individual Team Schedule BreakdownConference Games: 48• Play 6 teams 4 times (2 home, 2 away)• Play 4 teams 3 times (2 home, 1 away)• Play 4 teams 3 times (1 home, 2 away)Non-Conference Games: 18• Play 3 teams 2 times (1 home, 1 away)• Play 6 teams 1 time at home• Play 6 teams 1 time awayBack to Back to Backs: All teams with at least 1; no more than 3Playoff Back to Backs: Possible in second round