NBA, Thunder release eight game schedule

NBA, Thunder release eight game schedule

Under the competitive format for the restart, the 22 participating teams will be the eight teams in each conference with the highest current winning percentages and the six teams that are now within six games of the eighth seed in either conference.

The Los Angeles Lakers will battle crosstown rivals the LA Clippers while the New Orleans Pelicans face the Utah Jazz on day one at Walt Disney World in Orlando. And just as the initial first night of this season-like-none-other did, the second game of nationally televised twinbill will pit the Los Angeles Lakers against the Los Angeles Clippers. Silver spoke to several league officials on a conference call, Friday, and said we have no option, but to "learn to live with this virus".

Finally, play will resume in a season that started with political strife between the National Basketball Association and China in October, the deaths of David Stern and Kobe Bryant in January, a pandemic breaking out in March and racial issues surrounding police brutality and other forms of inequality dividing the country once again during much of the league's shutdown.

"I think our teams are incredibly smart and creative and can come up with ways to get their guys engaged, if not now, before the season starts", Roberts said, according to Amick.

Brands pull ads from social media
The company said it took the move to protest the amount of hate speech online. "We have been down this road before with Facebook". Zuckerberg added that there is no newsworthiness exemption to content that incites violence or suppresses voting.

Stumbling to the worst records at the time of the season stoppage in mid-March, the eight franchises not included in the NBA's 22-team restart plan include the Golden State Warriors, Cleveland Cavaliers, Minnesota Timberwolves, Atlanta Hawks, Detroit Pistons, New York Knicks, Chicago Bulls, and Charlotte Hornets.

But with a plan for strict medical protocols agreed upon, the league and its players believe it is safe to resume.

Under the competitive format for the restart, the 22 participating teams will be the eight teams in each conference with the highest current winning percentages and the six teams that are now within six games of the eighth seed in either conference. Games will be shown in local markets as well. That game will be carried by Fox Sports Oklahoma. If the team in ninth place is within four games, those two teams would compete in a play-in tournament for the eighth seed in the playoffs. If the NBA is able to stage the remainder of the games without having to shut down again, the NBA Finals will finish no later than October 13.

Related Articles