how many games do nba teams play a year
In a regular NBA season, there are 82 games played by each team. These 82 games exclude preseason games, the all-star game, and post season games, meaning a team may end up playing in excess of 100 games. See www.slate.com/articles/sports/explainer/2011/12/the_82_game_nba_schedule_explained_.html for details.
There are 8 preseason games, 82 regular season games. Some teams may play post season games, and that can vary from 4 to a total of 28 postseason games. (Yes...I am a basketball fanatic!)