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Let’s Go: We Have a New NBA Schedule!

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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:

Ohhhh babyyyyy. 

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:

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:

7: Lakers

6: Celtics

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.

Anyway, it’s going to feel like NBApalooza at the beginning of August. As the full schedule shows above, we’re talking a maximum of seven games a day, which feels like more than enough to fill our basketball void.
I know we still have a long way to go, but I have to admit, it feels very nice to see a schedule. Things feel the tiniest bit more normal, and it at least gives us something to look forward to. Let’s ball!

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Author: Elias Schuster

Elias Schuster is the Lead Bulls Writer at Bleacher Nation. You can follow him on Twitter @Schuster_Elias.