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Utah Jazz face Derrick Favors’ New Orleans Pelicans when NBA resumes

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The NBA releases the Orlando seeding schedule.

Utah Jazz v New Orleans Pelicans Photo by Layne Murdoch Jr./NBAE via Getty Images

A reunion with a former long-time Jazzman awaits the Utah Jazz IF when NBA play resumes in the Magic Kingdom. With COVID19 cases growing at an alarming rate in Florida, the NBA is—at this time—moving forward with their plan to create a bubble in the current epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak. The Utah Jazz have the honor of reopening the NBA’s schedule as they face the New Orleans Pelicans in the NBA’s first game back on July 30th.

Here is Utah’s full seeding schedule:

  1. New Orleans Pelicans on Thursday, July 30 (6:30 ET, TNT)
  2. Oklahoma City Thunder on Saturday, August 1 (3:30 ET, ESPN)
  3. Los Angeles Lakers on Monday, August 3 (9:00 p.m. ET, ESPN)
  4. Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday, August 5 (2:30 p.m. ET)
  5. San Antonio Spurs on Friday, August 7 (1:00 p.m. ET)
  6. Denver Nuggets on Saturday, August 8 (3:30 p.m. ET, TNT)
  7. Dallas Mavericks on Monday, August 10 (3:00 p.m. ET, NBA TV)
  8. San Antonio Spurs on Thursday, August 13 (TBD, TBD)

The Utah Jazz do not necessarily have the hardest schedule, but it might be hard for Utah Jazz fans to catch the games. The NBA’s longest pregame show that began in March when Rudy Gobert tested positive for COVID19 will finally end on August 1st when the Utah Jazz face the Oklahoma City Thunder. The times of these games are really interesting and have that summer baseball feel. With much more of America working from home, the ratings for these could still be really high as people “work” with the game playing in the background.

Here’s to hoping the outbreak in Florida doesn’t continue to escalate and put a pause on the NBA’s plans. If you’d like to see our Takeaways from the schedule release, click here.