By this time three weeks from now, the Boston Celtics will be back on the court playing other NBA teams.
The Celtics' first game of the 2020 NBA season restart isn't until July 31, but they'll start warming up a week earlier with three scrimmage games at Disney's Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Fla.
Here's Boston's three-game scrimmage schedule in the bubble:
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Friday, July 24
Celtics vs. Oklahoma City Thunder (5 p.m. ET)
Sunday, July 26
Celtics vs. Phoenix Suns (1:30 p.m. ET)
Tuesday, July 28
Celtics vs. Houston Rockets (8 p.m. ET)
The C's face three Western Conference opponents who aren't on their eight-game "seeding round" slate. Their final tune-up against James Harden, Russell Westbrook and the Rockets should be entertaining, although it's possible each team's starters play limited minutes as squads shake off the rust.
The NBA plans to release "potential" broadcast details at a later date, so it's unclear whether any of these games will be televised.
The Celtics began official practices July 1 and are set to travel to Orlando between July 7 and 9, where they'll join 21 other teams in the "bubble." Boston is the current No. 3 seed in the Eastern Conference and could be a legitimate championship contender.
Check out the Celtics' eight-game seeding schedule below:
2020 NBA restart: Celtics' three-game scrimmage schedule in Orlando revealed originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston