How to watch NBA bubble inter-squad scrimmages
The resumption of the 2019-20 NBA season is almost here. But if waiting until July 30 seems like too much to bear, fans can get a quick glimpse of their favorite team in action during the week-long inter-squad scrimmages, set to air live on NBA TV.
According to a Warner Media press release, the network will televise 16 inter-squad scrimmages, starting with a doubleheader on Wednesday, July 22 that features the Orlando Magic facing the Los Angeles Clippers at 3 p.m. ET, followed by the New Orleans Pelicans and Brooklyn Nets at 7 p.m.
Teams scheduled to face off will have no such encounters in the eight seeding games remaining in the NBA regular season, making this a truncated preseason before the action starts.
Here are the scheduled scrimmage games, televised by NBA TV:
|Wednesday||July 22||3 p.m.||Orlando Magic vs. LA Clippers|
|7 p.m.||New Orleans Pelicans vs. Brooklyn Nets|
|Thursday||July 23||3:30 p.m.||Portland Trail Blazers vs. Indiana Pacers|
|7 p.m.||Dallas Mavericks vs. Los Angeles Lakers|
|Friday||July 24||5 p.m.||Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Boston Celtics|
|7:30 p.m.||Houston Rockets vs. Toronto Raptors|
|Saturday||July 25||Noon||Los Angeles Lakers vs. Orlando Magic|
|4 p.m.||Miami Heat vs. Utah Jazz|
|Sunday||July 26||Noon||Philadelphia 76ers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder|
|4 p.m.||Indiana Pacers vs. Dallas Mavericks|
|6 p.m.||Portland Trail Blazers vs. Toronto Raptors|
|8 p.m.||Houston Rockets vs. Memphis Grizzlies|
|Monday||July 27||3 p.m.||Washington Wizards vs. Los Angeles Lakers|
|5:30 p.m.||Utah Jazz vs. Brooklyn Nets|
|Tuesday||July 28||2 p.m.||Memphis Grizzlies vs. Miami Heat|
|4 p.m.||San Antonio Spurs vs. Indiana Pacers|
All 16 games will air on NBA TV and will also be available through NBA League Pass. The season will tip off once again next Thursday, starting with an ESPN-televised matchup between the New Orleans Pelicans and Utah Jazz before closing out the day with a postponed showdown between the Los Angeles Lakers and Clippers.