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Here’s The NBA’s Entire Schedule For Its Orlando Bubble League

By the time the NBA resumes its season in Orlando at the end of July, it will have been more than four and a half months since its hiatus. During that time, the world has changed dramatically as the COVID-19 pandemic has tightened its grip on the country and the Black Lives Matter movement has taken front and center in the fight for social justice reform.

Despite the many logistical challenges involved, the league is pressing on with the bubble league that will feature 22 teams and hundreds of team and league personnel housed on the Disney campus under strict quarantine protocols for more than three months.

Those teams will play an eight-game slate designed to bring the regular season to a close and determine playoff seeding. On Friday, we finally gained some clarity on how it will all pan out after the league released the schedule for the eight seeding games for all 22 teams.

BOSTON CELTICS

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Fri. 7/31 MIL 6:30 PM
Sun. 8/2 POR 3:30 PM
Tue. 8/4 MIA 6:30 PM
Wed. 8/5 BKN 9:00 PM
Fri. 8/7 TOR 9:00 PM
Sun. 8/9 ORL 5:00 PM
Tue. 8/11 MEM 6:30 PM
Thu. 8/13 WAS TBD

DALLAS MAVERICKS

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Fri. 7/31 HOU 9:00 PM
Sun. 8/2 PHX 9:00 PM
Tue. 8/4 SAC 2:30 PM
Thu. 8/6 LAC 6:30 PM
Sat. 8/8 MIL 8:30 PM
Mon. 8/10 UTA 3:00 PM
Tue. 8/11 POR 5:00 PM
Thu. 8/13 PHX TBD

HOUSTON ROCKETS

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Fri. 7/31 DAL 9:00 PM
Sun. 8/2 MIL 8:30 PM
Tue. 8/4 POR 9:00 PM
Thu. 8/6 LAL 9:00 PM
Sun. 8/9 SAC 8:00 PM
Tue. 8/11 SAS 2:00 PM
Wed. 8/12 IND 4:00 PM
Fri. 8/14 PHI TBD

LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS

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Thu. 7/30 LAL 9:00 PM
Sat. 8/1 NOP 6:00 PM
Tue. 8/4 PHX 4:00 PM
Thu. 8/6 DAL 6:30 PM
Sat. 8/8 POR 1:00 PM
Sun. 8/9 BKN 9:00 PM
Wed. 8/12 DEN 9:00 PM
Fri. 8/14 OKC TBD

BROOKLYN NETS

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Fri. 7/31 ORL 2:30 PM
Sun. 8/2 WAS 2:00 PM
Tue. 8/4 MIL 1:30 PM
Wed. 8/5 BOS 9:00 PM
Fri. 8/7 SAC 5:00 PM
Sun. 8/9 LAC 9:00 PM
Tue. 8/11 ORL 1:00 PM
Thu. 8/13 POR TBD

DENVER NUGGETS

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Sat. 8/1 MIA 1:00 PM
Mon. 8/3 OKC 4:00 PM
Wed. 8/5 SAS 4:00 PM
Thu. 8/6 POR 8:00 PM
Sat. 8/8 UTA 3:30 PM
Mon. 8/10 LAL 9:00 PM
Wed. 8/12 LAC 9:00 PM
Fri. 8/14 TOR TBD

INDIANA PACERS

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Sat. 8/1 PHI 7:00 PM
Mon. 8/3 WAS 4:00 PM
Tue. 8/4 ORL 6:00 PM
Thu. 8/6 PHX 4:00 PM
Sat. 8/8 LAL 6:00 PM
Mon. 8/10 MIA 8:00 PM
Wed. 8/12 HOU 4:00 PM
Fri. 8/14 MIA TBD

LOS ANGELES LAKERS

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Thu. 7/30 LAC 9:00 PM
Sat. 8/1 TOR 8:30 PM
Mon. 8/3 UTA 9:00 PM
Wed. 8/5 OKC 6:30 PM
Thu. 8/6 HOU 9:00 PM
Sat. 8/8 IND 6:00 PM
Mon. 8/10 DEN 9:00 PM
Thu. 8/13 SAC TBD

MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES

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Fri. 7/31 POR 4:00 PM
Sun. 8/2 SAS 4:00 PM
Mon. 8/3 NOP 6:30 PM
Wed. 8/5 UTA 2:30 PM
Fri. 8/7 OKC 4:00 PM
Sun. 8/9 TOR 2:00 PM
Tue. 8/11 BOS 6:30 PM
Thu. 8/13 MIL TBD

MILWAUKEE BUCKS

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Fri. 7/31 BOS 6:30 PM
Sun. 8/2 HOU 8:30 PM
Tue. 8/4 BKN 1:30 PM
Thu. 8/6 MIA 4:00 PM
Sat. 8/8 DAL 8:30 PM
Mon. 8/10 TOR 6:30 PM
Tue. 8/11 WAS 9:00 PM
Thu. 8/13 MEM TBD

OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER

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Sat. 8/1 UTA 3:30 PM
Mon. 8/3 DEN 4:00 PM
Wed. 8/5 LAL 6:30 PM
Fri. 8/7 MEM 4:00 PM
Sun. 8/9 WAS 12:30 PM
Mon. 8/10 PHX 2:30 PM
Wed. 8/12 MIA 8:00 PM
Fri. 8/14 LAC TBD

PHILADELPHIA 76ers

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Sat. 8/1 IND 7:00 PM
Mon. 8/3 SAS 8:00 PM
Wed. 8/5 WAS 4:00 PM
Fri. 8/7 ORL 6:30 PM
Sun. 8/9 POR 6:30 PM
Tue. 8/11 PHX 4:30 PM
Wed. 8/12 TOR 6:30 PM
Fri. 8/14 HOU TBD

MIAMI HEAT

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Sat. 8/1 DEN 1:00 PM
Mon. 8/3 TOR 1:30 PM
Tue. 8/4 BOS 6:30 PM
Thu. 8/6 MIL 4:00 PM
Sat. 8/8 PHX 7:30 PM
Mon. 8/10 IND 8:00 PM
Wed. 8/12 OKC 8:00 PM
Fri. 8/14 IND TBD

NEW ORLEANS PELICANS

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Thu. 7/30 UTA 6:30 PM
Sat. 8/1 LAC 6:00 PM
Mon. 8/3 MEM 6:30 PM
Thu. 8/6 SAC 1:30 PM
Fri. 8/7 WAS 8:00 PM
Sun. 8/9 SAS 3:00 PM
Tue. 8/11 SAC 9:00 PM
Thu. 8/13 ORL TBD

ORLANDO MAGIC

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Fri. 7/31 BKN 2:30 PM
Sun. 8/2 SAC 6:00 PM
Tue. 8/4 IND 6:00 PM
Wed. 8/5 TOR 8:00 PM
Fri. 8/7 PHI 6:30 PM
Sun. 8/9 BOS 5:00 PM
Tue. 8/11 BKN 1:00 PM
Thu. 8/13 NOP TBD

PHOENIX SUNS

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Fri. 7/31 WAS 4:00 PM
Sun. 8/2 DAL 9:00 PM
Tue. 8/4 LAC 4:00 PM
Thu. 8/6 IND 4:00 PM
Sat. 8/8 MIA 7:30 PM
Mon. 8/10 OKC 2:30 PM
Tue. 8/11 PHI 4:30 PM
Thu. 8/13 DAL TBD

PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS

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Fri. 7/31 MEM 4:00 PM
Sun. 8/2 BOS 3:30 PM
Tue. 8/4 HOU 9:00 PM
Thu. 8/6 DEN 8:00 PM
Sat. 8/8 LAC 1:00 PM
Sun. 8/9 PHI 6:30 PM
Tue. 8/11 DAL 5:00 PM
Thu. 8/13 BKN TBD

SAN ANTONIO SPURS

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Fri. 7/31 SAC 8:00 PM
Sun. 8/2 MEM 4:00 PM
Mon. 8/3 PHI 8:00 PM
Wed. 8/5 DEN 4:00 PM
Fri. 8/7 UTA 1:00 PM
Sun. 8/9 NOP 3:00 PM
Tue. 8/11 HOU 2:00 PM
Thu. 8/13 UTA TBD

UTAH JAZZ

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Thu. 7/30 NOP 6:30 PM
Sat. 8/1 OKC 3:30 PM
Mon. 8/3 LAL 9:00 PM
Wed. 8/5 MEM 2:30 PM
Fri. 8/7 SAS 1:00 PM
Sat. 8/8 DEN 3:30 PM
Mon. 8/10 DAL 3:00 PM
Thu. 8/13 SAS TBD

SACRAMENTO KINGS

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Fri. 7/31 SAS 8:00 PM
Sun. 8/2 ORL 6:00 PM
Tue. 8/4 DAL 2:30 PM
Thu. 8/6 NOP 1:30 PM
Fri. 8/7 BKN 5:00 PM
Sun. 8/9 HOU 8:00 PM
Tue. 8/11 NOP 9:00 PM
Thu. 8/13 LAL TBD

TORONTO RAPTORS

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Sat. 8/1 LAL 8:30 PM
Mon. 8/3 MIA 1:30 PM
Wed. 8/5 ORL 8:00 PM
Fri. 8/7 BOS 9:00 PM
Sun. 8/9 MEM 2:00 PM
Mon. 8/10 MIL 6:30 PM
Wed. 8/12 PHI 6:30 PM
Fri. 8/14 DEN TBD

WASHINGTON WIZARDS

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Fri. 7/31 PHX 4:00 PM
Sun. 8/2 BKN 2:00 PM
Mon. 8/3 IND 4:00 PM
Wed. 8/5 PHI 4:00 PM
Fri. 8/7 NOP 8:00 PM
Sun. 8/9 OKC 12:30 PM
Tue. 8/11 MIL 9:00 PM
Thu. 8/13 BOS TBD

In addition, ESPN, ABC, and TNT all released their schedules for the nationally television games.

Fri, July 31 6:30 p.m. Boston Celtics vs. Milwaukee Bucks ESPN, ESPN App

Fri, July 31 9 p.m. Houston Rockets vs. Dallas Mavericks ESPN, ESPN App

Sat, Aug. 1 1 p.m. Miami Heat vs. Denver Nuggets ESPN, ESPN App

Sat, Aug. 1 3:30 p.m. Utah Jazz vs. Oklahoma City Thunder ESPN, ESPN App

Sat, Aug. 1 6 p.m. New Orleans Pelicans vs. LA Clippers ESPN, ESPN App

Sat, Aug. 1 8:30 p.m. Los Angeles Lakers vs. Toronto Raptors ESPN, ESPN App

Sun, Aug. 2 3:30 p.m. Portland Trail Blazers vs. Boston Celtics ABC, ESPN App

Sun, Aug. 2 8:30 p.m. Milwaukee Bucks vs. Houston Rockets ABC, ESPN App

Mon, Aug. 3 6:30 p.m. Memphis Grizzlies vs. New Orleans Pelicans ESPN, ESPN App

Mon, Aug. 3 9 p.m. Los Angeles Lakers vs. Utah Jazz ESPN, ESPN App

Wed, Aug. 5 6:30 p.m. Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Los Angeles Lakers ESPN, ESPN App

Wed, Aug. 5 9 p.m. Brooklyn Nets vs. Boston Celtics ESPN, ESPN App

Sat, Aug. 8 8:30 p.m. Milwaukee Bucks vs. Dallas Mavericks ESPN, ESPN App

Sun, Aug. 9 3 p.m. San Antonio Spurs vs. New Orleans Pelicans ABC, ESPN App

Mon, Aug. 10 6:30 p.m. Toronto Raptors vs. Milwaukee Bucks ESPN, ESPN App

Wed, Aug. 12 6:30 p.m. Toronto Raptors vs. Philadelphia 76ers ESPN, ESPN App

Wed, Aug. 12 9 p.m. LA Clippers vs. Denver Nuggets ESPN, ESPN App

Fri, Aug. 14 4 p.m. TBD ESPN, ESPN App

Fri, Aug. 14 6:30 p.m. TBD ESPN, ESPN App

Fri, Aug. 14 9 p.m. TBD ESPN, ESPN App

There is some irony in scheduling the Utah Jazz as one of the opening games on July 30, as it was Rudy Gobert’s positive test that essentially shut the season down in mid-March and resulted in real antipathy among his teammates.

The season is resuming despite considerable trepidation among a certain segment of the players. Kyrie Irving recently led a Zoom call that was designed to offer rank-and-file players an opportunity to voice their apprehensions about the bubble scenario in Orlando, which include obvious safety questions amid the COVID-19 pandemic and concerns that the NBA’s return might distract from the Black Lives Matter movement that has gained so much traction since the murder of George Floyd.

Yet, only a small handful of players have announced that they won’t join their teams in Orlando, citing various reasons. Davis Bertans, who will be a free agent after this season, says the risk of injury is what’s keeping him at home, while Lakers guard Avery Bradley is skipping the games because of his daughter’s respiratory illness.

In the past week, several players have tested positive for COVID-19, including a trio of Sacramento Kings players — Buddy Hield, Jabari Parker, and Alex Len — though both Hield and Parker say they plan on playing in Orlando after a period of mandatory quarantine.

On Friday, the NBA announced that 16 players in all had tested positive for the virus during their initial round of pre-Orlando testing, though they did not release the names of those players. Commissioner Adam Silver acknowledged that none of the options for the planned restart are risk-free, but remained adamant that the league must simply start adapting to this new reality.

Silver has said previously that new cases inside the bubble won’t immediately trigger another stoppage of play, although players who test positive will be forced to undergo another period of quarantine. Wednesday marked the unofficial deadline for players to opt out of the bubble league, and the final rosters for each team have to be submitted to the NBA front office no later than June 30.

* This article was originally published here

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