NBA releases scrimmage schedule ahead of season return
All 22 teams in Orlando will take part in scrimmages before the 2019-20 coronavirus-hit season resumes on July 30.
The NBA announced the schedule for scrimmage games to take place before the season restarts following the coronavirus-enforced break.
NBA restart nears after Covid-19 break
Basketball came to a halt in the United States and Canada due to the Covid-19 pandemic in March, but the 2019-20 NBA campaign is set to resume on July 30.
Orlando's Disney World complex will host 22 teams, with the Los Angeles Lakers headlining the league's comeback against rivals the Los Angeles Clippers on July 30 after the New Orleans Pelicans face the Utah Jazz on the same day.
Prior to the NBA returning, all 22 teams in Orlando will play three inter-squad scrimmages between July 22 and July 28.
Kawhi Leonard's Clippers will play the Orlando Magic on July 22, with the Washington Wizards-Denver Nuggets, Pelicans-Brooklyn Nets and Sacramento Kings-Miami Heat scrimmages also taking place that day.
The Milwaukee Bucks led the NBA with a 53-12 record prior to the coronavirus crisis, ahead of the Lakers (49-14), defending champions the Toronto Raptors (46-18) and Clippers.
Wednesday, July 22
Thursday, July 23
Friday, July 24
Saturday, July 25
Sunday, July 26
Monday, July 27
Tuesdays, July 28