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NBA Schedule 2020: Dates, Times, TV channels for the season restart in Orlando

More than three months after the NBA suspended the game after Rudy Gobert’s positive coronavirus (COVID-19) test, the league is finally on track to restart the 2020 season.

Play resumes on July 30 with a doubleheader featuring the Jazz vs. Pelicans and Clippers vs. Lakers. Seeding games continue every day until August 14 to determine the position of the playoffs. The postseason follows the typical format with full best-of-seven series up to and including the NBA Finals.

MORE: Key Dates, Schedule and More to Know About the NBA Season

In total, 22 teams will travel to Orlando, Fla: the 16 teams currently in the playoff position and six teams within six games of the No. 8 seed in both conferences (Kings, Pelicans, Spurs, Suns, Trail Blazers , Wizards).

Outside of the schedule, there are other unprecedented challenges. Players will face the threat of the new coronavirus and injury from such a long layoff, plus the mental challenge of staying focused on basketball while largely isolated from the outside world.

The full NBA schedule for the 2020 regular season is listed below by date, along with the current standings. (Times and TV channels for the last two days of seeding games have not yet been announced.)

NBA schedule 2020

(All times east)

July 30

GameTimeNational TV
Jazz versus pelicans6:30 PMTNT
Clippers vs. Lakers9 o’clock in the eveningTNT

July 31

GameTimeNational TV
Magic versus nets2.30 pm
Grizzlies vs. Trail Blazers4:00 PMNBA TV
Suns vs. Wizards4:00 PM
Celtics vs. Bucks6:30 PMESPN
Kings vs. Spurs8 pm
Rockets vs. Mavericks9 o’clock in the eveningESPN

1 August

GameTimeNational TV
Heat vs. Nuggets1 o’clock in the afternoonESPN
Jazz vs. Thunder3.30 pmESPN
Pelicans vs. Clippers6:00 PMESPN
76ers vs. Pacers19:00
Lakers vs. Raptors8:30 in the eveningESPN

August 2

GameTimeNational TV
Wizards vs. nets14 hours
Trail Blazers vs. Celtics3.30 pmABC
Spurs vs. Grizzlies4:00 PM
Kings vs. Magic6:00 PMNBA TV
Bucks vs. missiles8:30 in the eveningABC
Mavericks vs. Suns9 o’clock in the evening

3 August

GameTimeNational TV
Raptors vs. Heat1:30 PMNBA TV
Nuggets vs. Thunder4:00 PMNBA TV
Pacers vs. Wizards4:00 PM
Grizzlies vs. pelicans6:30 PMESPN
Spurs vs. 76ers8 pm
Lakers vs. Jazz9 o’clock in the eveningESPN

August 4

GameTimeNational TV
Nets vs. Bucks1:30 PMNBA TV
Mavericks vs. Kings2.30 pm
Suns vs. Clippers4:00 PMNBA TV
Magic vs. Pacers6:00 PM
Celtics vs. Heat6:30 PMTNT
Rockets vs. Trail Blazers9 o’clock in the eveningTNT

August 5

GameTimeNational TV
Grizzlies vs. Jazz2.30 pm
76ers vs. Wizards4:00 PMNBA TV
Nuggets versus tracks4:00 PM
Thunder vs. Lakers6:30 PMESPN
Raptors vs. Magic8 pm
Nets vs. Celtics9 o’clock in the eveningESPN

August 6

GameTimeNational TV
Pelicans vs. kings1:30 PMNBA TV
Heat vs. Bucks4:00 PMTNT
Pacers vs. Suns4:00 PM
Clippers vs. Mavericks6:30 PMTNT
Trail Blazers vs. Nuggets8 pm
Lakers vs. Rockets9 o’clock in the eveningTNT

August 7

GameTimeNational TV
Jazz vs. tracks1 o’clock in the afternoon
Thunder vs. Grizzlies4:00 PMNBA TV
Kings vs. nets5:00 PM
Magic vs. 76ers6:30 PMTNT
Wizards vs. Pelicans8 pm
Celtics vs. Raptors9 o’clock in the eveningTNT

August the 8th

GameTimeNational TV
Clippers vs. Trail Blazers1 o’clock in the afternoonTNT
Jazz vs. Nuggets3.30 pmTNT
Lakers vs. Pacers6:00 PMTNT
Sunbathing versus heat7:30 PM
Bucks vs. Mavericks8:30 in the eveningESPN

August 9

GameTimeNational TV
Wizards vs. Thunder12:30 PM
Grizzlies vs. Raptors14 hours
Spurs vs. pelicans3 pmABC
Magic vs. Celtics5:00 PM
76ers vs. Trail Blazers6:30 PMNBA TV
Missiles vs. kings8 pm
Nets vs. Clippers9 o’clock in the eveningNBA TV

10 August

GameTimeNational TV
Thunder versus sunbathing2.30 pm
Mavericks vs. Jazz3 pmNBA TV
Raptors vs. Bucks6:30 PMESPN
Pacers vs. Heat8 pm
Nuggets vs. Lakers9 o’clock in the eveningTNT

August 11

GameTimeNational TV
Nets vs. magic1 o’clock in the afternoon
Missiles versus tracks14 hoursNBA TV
Suns vs. 76ers4:30 in the afternoon
Trail Blazers vs. Mavericks5:00 PM
Celtics vs. Grizzlies6:30 PMTNT
Pelicans vs. kings9 o’clock in the eveningTNT
Bucks vs. wizards9 o’clock in the evening

August 12

GameTimeNational TV
Pacers versus missiles4:00 PMNBA TV
Raptors vs. 76ers6:30 PMESPN
Heat vs. Thunder8 pm
Clippers vs. Nuggets9 o’clock in the eveningESPN

August 13

GameTimeNational TV
Wizards vs. CelticsTBDTBD
Trail blazers versus netsTBDTBD
Kings vs. LakersTBDTBD
Bucks vs. GrizzliesTBDTBD
Pelicans versus magicTBDTBD
Mavericks vs. SunsTBDTBD
Spurs vs. JazzTBDTBD

August 14

GameTimeNational TV
76ers vs. RocketsTBDTBD
Heat vs. PacersTBDTBD
Thunder vs. ClippersTBDTBD
Nuggets vs RaptorsTBDTBD

NBA Leader Board 2020

These are the current NBA standings on March 11, the last day of official games. Bold teams are invited to complete the regular season in Orlando.

Eastern conference

SeedTeamMentionGames back
1.Bucks53-12
2.Birds of prey46-186.5
3.Celtics43-219.5
4.Warmth41-2412
5.Pacers39-2614
6.76ers39-2614
7.Nets30-3422.5
8.Magic30-3523
Wizards24-4028.5
Hornets23-4230
Bulls22-4331
Knicks21-4532.5
Pistons20-4633.5
Hawks20-4734
Cavaliers19-4634

Western conference

SeedTeamMentionGames back
1.Lakers49-14
2.Clippers44-205.5
3.Nuggets43-227
4.Jazz41-238.5
5.Thunder40-249.5
6.Missiles40-249.5
7.Mavericks40-2711
8.Grizzlies32-3318
Trail blazers29-3721.5
Pelicans28-3621.5
Kings28-3621.5
Tracks27-3622
Sun tanning26-3924
Timberwolves19-4530.5
Warriors15-5035

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