Found a way to get the stat categories using the "stat_categories" subresource. Still curious about the NBA schedule thought. Let me know, thanks!
Good job finding the stat_categories -- you can also get the stat categories specific to a league within the league settings resource.
Yeah, lots of questions about real life schedules. :D We don't have those in place yet, unfortunately -- it's more global "editorial" data and we didn't realize we'd need to include it in the fantasy services.