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Breaking down Long Island Nets 2021-22 schedule, new G League two-part format

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There’s a lot to unpack with the newly established format for the 2021-22 NBA G League season.

The two-part format features both a 36-game regular season and an expanded Showcase Cup, a 14-game tournament that begins Friday, November 5. The Showcase Cup — which features all 29 teams and the G League Ignite — concludes at the G League Winter Showcase (December 19-22) followed by the commencement of the regular season. All team records will reset starting December 27 and the traditional 36-game regular season will begin.

For Long Island and its new head coach Adam Caporn, they’ll open the 14-game Showcase Cup against the Delaware Blue Coats on Saturday, November 6, on the road. The home opener at Nassau Coliseum is scheduled for four days later against Capital City.

Here’s the full 2021-22 Long Island Nets schedule ...

Long Island Nets 2021-22 Schedule
Long Island Nets - NBA G League

The schedule consists of 24 home games with the longest homestand stretching five games, beginning Wednesday, Jan. 12, and concluding Thursday, January 20. Six games will be played in the morning or afternoon while 11 games at the Coliseum will be played on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday.

The road schedule consists of 24 games; two of which that the Nets will play as part of the annual G League Winter Showcase in December. The longest road trip for Long Island will span six games, beginning Saturday, February 5, and conclude Wednesday, February 16. The Nets G League affiliate’s schedule also consists of eight back-to-backs.