Jazz Pelicans, Lakers Clippers will restart NBA on July 30
The NBA will restart the game on July 30, when a star-studded two-player game will be held in Orlando, Florida.
Zion Williamson and New Orleans Pelicans will take over the Utah Jazz, then LeBron James and Los Angeles Lakers take over Kawhi Leonard and Los Angeles Clippers.
The NBA released its schedule of games in Orlando because the teams are preparing for travel and training camps.
This is the first game since Rudy Gobert of the Jazz Center tested positive for the coronavirus on March 11.
Ironically, since then, Gobert and Jazz will play against the Pelicans in the first game.
After that game, the Los Angeles battle will follow, with the Lakers and Clippers as the No. 1 seed and No. 2 seed in the West duel.
The Clippers are currently 5.5 games behind the Lakers.
It is interesting to see how the two teams approached their star playing time in the long layoffs.
Six games will be held on July 31, and this format will appear seven times in the seed game schedule.
The Memphis Grizzlies and Portland Trail Blazers will face off in a key game, because both sides entered the eighth place that night.
The Grizzlies currently maintain a 3.5 lead in Sacramento, Portland and New Orleans, while they have a 4 lead in the San Antonio Spurs.
There will also be prime time games on the evening of July 31, including the Boston Celtics and Milwaukee Bucks at 6:30 pm. At 9:30 pm Eastern Time, the Houston Rockets face off ET with the Dallas Mavericks.
These games will be broadcast on ESPN.
Due to difficulties in scheduling, the NBA restart will play a seven-day lineup in three different situations. All 22 teams will participate in a set of back-to-back games.
If the team does not exceed four games at the end of this short schedule, then there will be a game to determine who will be eighth.
This post is written by Eric Magana