I have wondered this for quite some time. On most nights, the first NBA game is scheduled for 7ET. The actual tipoff does not occur until at least 710ET or later. Why do the sites lock games at 7ET instead of 710ET? Is it just because that is the way it has always been, or is there an actual reason? My guess is the games are scheduled for 7ET because that is the scheduled time for the broadcast to start. I have been playing NBA DFS for about 3 years now and I have never seen a game tipoff at the listed start time. Why don’t the sites bump the start time back to 705 or 710? That would allow more time to enter and react to late breaking news. There have been a few times this year where a player scratched at 701 or very close to 7. Justin Hamilton on Wednesday comes to mind as an example. Just curious if anyone knows why the sites don’t list the start time based on the actual tipoff. MLB locks at 705 usually so it is definitly possible. This hasn’t screwed me over personally, Im just wondering. What say you guys?