Pelicans vs Jazz Game: The NBA will officially resume its 2019-20 season on July 30 (July 31 IST). The 22 teams invited to the NBA bubble will play eight seeding games each to complete the regular season before moving on to the traditional NBA postseason series.
The Clippers vs Laker’s live stream marks the return of the sorely missed NBA 2020 season, which went on a months-long hiatus back in March. The game will be broadcast live from inside the ‘bubble’ at Walt Disney World, and airing from the ESPN Wide World of Sports Arena (one of the three venues).
And while some NBA teams may go easy as the season starts, shaking the rust off their teams, this matchup is going to be anything but pleasant. And for once, these cross-town rivals of the Lakers and Clippers will be playing without the concept of a home team, something of a boon for the Clippers who never got the lion’s share of the crowd when they played the Lakers at their shared venue, the Staples Center.
The NBA bubble season is tipping off! Watch the Jazz vs Pelicans live stream tomorrow night to see the first NBA game since March 11.
That’s when the NBA shut down its season, after Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert tested positive for COVID-19. The league spent months devising a system to get play back underway. The end result was the creation of the “NBA bubble” at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, where players, coaches and staff could quarantine and safely participate in games. After a week of scrimmages to shake off the rust, the NBA restart officially begins with a doubleheader featuring the Jazz vs Pelicans, followed by the Clippers vs Lakers live stream.
Pelicans star rookie Zion Williamson is expected to play against Utah after leaving the bubble temporarily due to a family matter. Williamson tested negative every day he was gone and quarantined for four days upon his return. Assuming he continues to test negative, he should suit up for the game against the Jazz.
All eyes will be on Williamson, who only played 19 games for New Orleans after recovering from a knee injury in the preseason. But in those few games, the rookie showed just why he was the No. 1 draft pick, averaging 23.6 points, 6.8 rebounds and 2.2 assists a game and helping put the Pelicans within playoff contention.
The Jazz won two of their three matchups against the Pelicans this season, though none of those games featured Williamson. The addition of his explosive scoring is why the odds slightly favor the Pelicans. Of course, Jazz stars Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell are great playmakers as well, so it should be a tight game.
If required, there will be a play-in tournament to determine the final playoff spot. The NBA Finals will begin in September and will be extended till October 12 if a Game 7 is required. The season was suspended on March 11 after Utah Jazz’s Rudy Gobert tested positive for COVID-19. Currently, the Milwaukee Bucks are leading the NBA table with a 53-12 win-loss record.
While all games will be available on live streaming platforms, only certain games will be broadcast on television. TV schedule for India is different than the national schedule in the USA. The first NBA restart game is scheduled between Utah Jazz and the New Orleans Pelicans.
Last year FanCode became NBA’s first live streaming partner in India. After a 4-month long NBA hiatus, all the action will be live-streamed on FanCode starting July 30, 2020.
FanCode will deliver interactive coverage of the NBA for Indian Basketball Fans through live and on-demand access to select games throughout the season including regular-season games, the Playoffs and The Finals, along with live scores, features, news coverage, fantasy research, and more.
The NBA live streams are almost back: the 2020 season is restarting tomorrow with the first games played since March, when the league shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic. The NBA bubble season is taking place at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex, inside Disney World in Orlando, Florida.
Players, coaches and staff quarantined at several hotels before starting scrimmages last week. Tomorrow, the first real games, called “seeding games,” will begin with a doubleheader featuring the Jazz vs. Pelicans and Clippers vs. Lakers. Those seeding games will be followed by the postseason playoffs, which will be the typical best-of-seven series up to the NBA Finals.
NBA live starts on 31st July, 22 teams will return to play during the 2019-20 NBA season. The 22 teams consist of the 16 teams (eight per conference) in current playoff positions and the six teams that are currently six games or fewer behind the eighth seed in their respective conferences.
The player will be isolated and retested to make sure there isn’t a false positive. If it is confirmed, then the player will begin treatment and will undergo a period of rest and recovery lasting at least 14 days. Players will be restricted from exercise and will have to pass cardiac tests before a return to basketball is even considered. Players will be tested regularly.