NBA releases week of scrimmages before restart

NBA releases week of scrimmages before restart

12:47 PM ET

  • ESPN News Services

The NBA announced the schedule Saturday for scrimmages at the Walt Disney World Resort, with 33 games set for between July 22 and July 28.

Each of the 22 teams that will be part of the season restart has been scheduled for three games. The Orlando Magic and LA Clippers will play in the first game on July 22. WizardsNuggets, PelicansNets and KingsHeat are also set for the first day.

The NBA Season Restart Scrimmage Schedule!

From July 22-28, participating teams will compete in three inter-squad scrimmages in final preparation for the resumption of the season on July 30. #WholeNewGame pic.twitter.com/c27jDrsTQw

— NBA (@NBA) July 4, 2020

Teams were set to scrimmage against a team in the opposite conference or an unlikely first-round playoff opponent in the same conference, the NBA told teams in a memo obtained by ESPN.

All three arenas at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex that will be used for the restart will also play host to the scrimmages.

There will be between three and six games per day during that seven-day stretch. The season will officially resume with the start of seeding games on July 30.

Teams begin arriving at Disney for a brief quarantine followed by the start of their training camps on Tuesday.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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