The Trail Blazers and 21 other teams will be back in action before we know it as the NBA prepares to resume the 2019-20 season in Orlando, Florida in its pursuit to crown a champion.
NBC Sports Northwest, the official TV network of the Portland Trail Blazers, will air all three of Portland's scrimmages as well as all eight of the Blazers regular season games.
Blazers Scrimmage Schedule live on NBCSNW:
- July 23 vs. Indiana @ 12:30PT
- July 26 vs. Toronto @ 3:00PT
- July 28 vs. Oklahoma City @ 3:00PT
The broadcast team will consist of play-by-play announcer Jordan Kent, analyst Lamar Hurd, and Courtside Reporter Brooke Olzendam. They will be broadcasting the action on NBCSNW, while Travis Demers and Michael Holton will handle the call on the Trail Blazers Radio Network.
The scrimmages will also be streamed on NBCsportsnorthwest.com and MyTeams App.
The NBA's restart plan is slated for July 30th to continue a season that was halted March 11 due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Trail Blazers first game will be on July 31st vs. the Memphis Grizzlies.
Seeding games will take place from July 30-Aug. 14. Play-in tournaments are scheduled for Aug. 15-16. The NBA playoffs will begin Aug. 17.
The 22 teams in Orlando will include the 16 clubs who are currently in a playoff spot -- eight from the Eastern Conference and eight from the Western Conference -- and six additional teams within six games of the No. 9 seed in their respective conference.
Each team will play eight "seeding games" to determine playoff seeding in each conference.
Portland currently sits in 9th place in the Western Conference, 3.5 games behind the Memphis Grizzlies in the eight-spot. The Trail Blazers have the 5th toughest schedule among the 22 teams competing and the toughest among the teams vying for the 8th seed. Here's how the Blazers schedule stacks up against the other playoff hopefuls.
Make sure to keep it locked at our website for the latest updates from Orlando ahead of Portland's first scrimmage.
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NBCSNW to air Trail Blazers scrimmages from Orlando, beginning July 23 originally appeared on NBC Sports Northwest