For 107 days we’ve had no clue what the next NBA game would be. Now, we know.
After announcing a finalized plan Friday morning, the league released the Orlando bubble restart schedule. On July 30th, the season will continue with a Jazz vs. Pelicans matchup at 6:30 p.m. ET on TNT, followed by a Lakers-Clippers matchup at 9:30 p.m.
Feast your eyes on the full schedule:
The NBA restart full schedule: pic.twitter.com/lvBDUFSYOl
— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) June 26, 2020
Each team is slated to play eight regular-season games before we move into the playoffs. And those games will hold a lot more weight for the teams currently outside the playoff picture (Portland, San Antonio, New Orleans, Sacramento, Phoenix, and Washington). If you need a refresher on why that is and what the NBA’s play-in tournament will look like, check out our post from earlier today.
Since I know the schedule above can be a tad hard to fully digest, here’s an easier look at the eight games each team will play:
— Kevin O'Connor (@KevinOConnorNBA) June 26, 2020
The Ringer’s Kevin O’Connor also did us a nice service and mapped out the number of games each team will have on national television:
5: Clippers, Bucks, Pelicans
4: Nuggets, Rockets, Raptors, Jazz
3: Mavs, Heat, Blazers
2: Grizzlies, Thunder, Sixers
1: Nets, Pacers, Magic, Kings, Spurs
0: Suns, Wizards
Poor Suns and Wizards … but we all know they aren’t making it past the regular season.