About a quarter completed, NBA season is tough to explain

Los Angeles Clippers' Montrezl Harrell, let, shoots over Memphis Grizzlies' Omri Casspi (18) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Under the former NBA schedule, the first month of the season would just be coming to a close this week.