The NBA returns to Sky Sports this month with 16 straight days of live action as the 2019-20 season resumes at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida on July 30th.
Opening night will see the Utah Jazz take on rookie star Zion Williamson and the New Orleans Pelicans at 11pm, before Kawhi Leonard and the Los Angeles Clippers come up against LeBron James and the Avery Bradley-less Los Angeles Lakers from 2am on July 31st.
Later that day Giannis Antetokounmpo will lead out Eastern Conference leaders the Milwaukee Bucks against the Boston Celtics.
August 2nd will then stage the first NBA Sunday since the league’s five-month hiatus as the Portland Trail Blazers meet the Celtics from 8:30pm. On the following Sunday Ja Morant and the Memphis Grizzlies face the reigning champions Toronto Raptors from 7pm.
The structure will see 22 of the NBA’s 30 teams play eight seeding games to decide a 16-team playoff field, which will follow the traditional post-season format and crown a champion no later than October 13th.