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Everything You Need To Know About The Return Of The 2019-20 NBA Season

If you, like us, cried real tears when Utah Jazz star Rudy Gobert tested positive for coronavirus prompting the NBA to suspend its 2019-20 season “until further notice,” we’ve got GREAT news. Basketball is back, baby – later this month, that is. And boy, you bet it’s going to be worth the wait.

From July 30-August 14, two games per week will be broadcast live in HD on SBS VICELAND and streamed free-to-air via SBS On Demand. (You can read more about that here.) Playoffs will kick off on August 17th, with finals slated for September 30.

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As per the NBA website, the 22 teams in the comp consist of the 16 teams (eight per conference) in currently playoff positions, as well as the six teams that are currently six games or fewer behind the eighth seed in their respective conferences. 

These include:

Utah Jazz

New Orleans Pelicans

LA Clippers

Los Angeles Lakers

Orlando Magic

Brooklyn Nets

Memphis Grizzlies

Portland Trail Blazers

Phoenix Suns

Washington Wizards

Boston Celtics

Milwaukee Bucks

Sacramento Kings

San Antonio Spurs

Houston Rockets

Dallas Mavericks

All restart games will be played across three venues at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Florida. Worth noting: air time will differ depending on where exactly you are in the world.

You can find the fixture in full below:

July 30
Utah vs. New Orleans
LA Clippers vs. LA Lakers

July 31
Orlando vs. Brooklyn
Memphis vs. Portland
Phoenix vs. Washington
Boston vs. Milwaukee
Sacramento vs. San Antonio
Houston vs. Dallas

August 1
Miami vs. Denver
Utah vs. Oklahoma City
New Orleans vs. LA Clippers
Philadelphia vs. Indiana
LA Lakers vs. Toronto

August 2
Washington vs. Brooklyn
Portland vs. Boston
San Antonio vs. Memphis
Sacramento vs. Orlando
Milwaukee vs. Houston
Dallas vs. Phoenix

August 3
Toronto vs. Miami
Denver vs. Oklahoma City
Indiana vs Washington
Memphis vs. New Orleans
San Antonio vs. Philadelphia
LA Lakers vs. Utah

August 4
Brooklyn vs. Milwaukee
Dallas vs. Sacramento
Phoenix vs. LA Clippers
Orlando vs. Indiana
Boston vs. Miami
Houston vs. Portland

August 5
Memphis vs. Utah
Philadelphia vs. Washington
Denver vs. San Antonio
Oklahoma City vs. LA Lakers
Toronto vs. Orlando
Brooklyn vs. Boston

August 6
New Orleans vs. Sacramento
Miami vs. Milwaukee
Indiana vs. Phoenix
LA Clippers vs. Dallas
Portland vs. Denver
LA Lakers vs. Houston

August 7
Utah vs. San Antonio
Oklahoma City vs. Memphis
Sacramento vs. Brooklyn
Orlando vs. Philadelphia
Washington vs. New Orleans
Boston vs. Toronto

August 8
LA Clippers vs. Portland
Utah vs. Denver
LA Lakers vs. Indiana
Phoenix vs. Miami
Milwaukee vs. Dallas

August 9
Washington vs. Oklahoma City
Memphis vs. Toronto
San Antonio vs. New Orleans
Orlando vs. Boston
Philadelphia vs. Portland
Houston vs. Sacramento
Brooklyn vs. LA Clippers

August 10
Oklahoma vs. Phoenix
Dallas vs. Utah
Toronto vs. Milwaukee
Indiana vs. Miami
Denver vs. LA Lakers

August 11
Brooklyn vs. Orlando
Houston vs. San Antonio
Phoenix vs. Philadelphia
Portland vs. Dallas
Boston vs. Memphis
New Orleans vs. Sacramento
Milwaukee vs. Washington

August 12
Indiana vs. Houston
Toronto vs. Philadelphia
Miami vs. Oklahoma City
LA Clippers vs. Denver

August 13
Washington vs. Boston
Portland vs. Brooklyn
Sacramento vs. LA Lakers
Milwaukee vs. Memphis
New Orleans vs. Orlando
Dallas vs. Phoenix
San Antonio vs. Utah

August 14
Philadelphia vs. Houston
Miami vs. Indiana
Oklahoma City vs. LA Clippers
Denver vs. Toronto

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