- 9: Sacramento Kings: 2,594 Total Miles
- 8: Golden State Warriors: 2,619 Total Miles
- 7: Portland Trail Blazers: 2,682 Total Miles
- 6: Denver Nuggets: 2,782 Total Miles
- 5: Denver Nuggets: 2,802 Total Miles
- 4: L.A. Clippers: 2,839 Total Miles
- 3: Denver Nuggets: 2,866 Total Miles
- 2: Golden State Warriors: 2,986 Total Miles
- 1: Boston Celtics: 3,010 Total Miles
- The Roughest 4 in 5's
10: Minnesota Timberwolves 2,525 Total Miles
Beware the ides of March. Approach the Mexican border against the Spurs, back up to Minnesota, over the Canadian border to Toronto and then off to Broadway.
9: Sacramento Kings: 2,594 Total Miles
Why go back to Sacramento after Utah when you're already halfway to Chicago? We don't know, either. Enjoy Chicago and Milwaukee in February.
8: Golden State Warriors: 2,619 Total Miles
Good thing Golden State gets to rest a few days before embarking on this trip. This one's a doozy. Hey, at least it doesn't play Miami in Miami.
7: Portland Trail Blazers: 2,682 Total Miles
Playing four games in five days is bad enough, but the two longest legs will occur overnight ahead of a back-to-back. Embrace the day off in between.
6: Denver Nuggets: 2,782 Total Miles
This is the Denver north-south triangle. The good news: Houston will be on a 4-in-5 back-to-back, as well. Halftime is naptime.
5: Denver Nuggets: 2,802 Total Miles
Denver's second appearance on the list. From L.A. to New Orleans, this is the reverse Chris Paul trek. Upside: only three time zones.
4: L.A. Clippers: 2,839 Total Miles
Four time zones in five days. Hit the altitude in Denver, home for a pit stop, then fly to Texas to face the Spurs and then all the way to Atlanta. This pre-Christmas trip is like finding coal in your stocking.
3: Denver Nuggets: 2,865 Total Miles
Nuggets get a taste of their own Mile High medicine. Second nights of a back-to-back both in Denver with the last one facing -- gulp -- the well-rested defending champs.
2: Golden State Warriors: 2,986 Total Miles
From Sleep Train Arena to the City That Never Sleeps. A breezy back-to-back followed by a cross-country flight capped by an overnight up the Atlantic Coast to the Big Apple. Good luck, body clock.
1: Boston Celtics: 3,010 Total Miles
Good job, Boston! You just made it to the other side of the country. Now enjoy flying from the coast to the mountains to the coast to the mountains again in five days. Longest 4-in-5 of the season.
The Roughest 4 in 5's