We’re another step closer to the return of the NBA, as the league announced the schedule for the restart of action in Orlando on Friday night. The format is sure to be confusing to even the most knowledgeable fans, but at the end of the day, we all have to be thankful and appreciative of the fact it’s coming back.
Leading off will be a slate of games that include the Clippers taking on the Lakers and the Jazz facing the Pelicans. Each team, remember, will play eight ‘regular season’ games before the playoffs will take place. There could be play-in games used, provided the standings are close enough to warrant them, so that could be something to keep an eye on we reach the conclusion of the ‘regular season.’ One of the games to keep an eye on will be the final one in the Western Conference, where OKC will take on the Clippers. With playoff seeding on the line, that one could prove pivotal in determining who faces who once the postseason does tip off. 22 of the league’s 30 teams will be in the Orlando ‘bubble,’ with games tipping back off on July 30th.