NBA announces the match schedule: Playoffs officially return to fans
Giannis Antetokounmpo and Milwaukee Bucks will join the match. Immediately after that, two very watchful matches were delayed on the day the NBA went on strike on August 27.
In a joint announcement released by the American Professional Basketball League (NBA) and the NBPA Players’ Association, the tournament and players have come to an agreement for the Playoffs to officially return to fans since Sunday, August 30.
Along with this announcement, the NBA has announced the official schedule for the first 2 days of the postseason period, which includes 6 matches taking place on Sunday (August 30th) and Monday (August 31st).
As the first game to be postponed because the player was out of play, the Milwaukee Bucks and Orlando Magic showdown will mark the post-strike NBA restart, taking place at 2:30 a.m on Sunday.
Immediately after that, the other two confrontations, Game 5 in the first round of the Playoffs, will take place between Oklahoma City Thunder vs Houston Rockets (series 2-2 score) and Los Angeles Lakers vs Portland Trail Blazers (series 3-1 score).
On Sunday morning, Monday morning (August 31), the first match of the second round of Playoffs will take place with the Great East Battle between the Boston Celtics and the Toronto Raptors.
Held on the same day will be two rounds of the first round, LA Clippers vs Dallas Mavericks and Denver Nuggets vs Utah Jazz (the same series scores 3-2 in favor of Utah and LA respectively).
The detailed schedule is as follows with the competition time being fully transferred to Vietnam time:
- 2:30 am August 30 – Orlando Magic vs Milwaukee Bucks
- 5:30 am August 30 – Oklahoma City Thunder vs Houston Rockets
- 8:00 am August 30 – Los Angeles Lakers vs Portland Trail Blazers
From August 31 onwards, the schedule will return to its previous trajectory:
- 0:05 am 31/08 – Boston Celtics vs Toronto Raptors (Game 1, Round 2)
- 2:30 a.m. August 31st – LA Clippers vs Dallas Mavericks (Game 6, Round 1)
- 8:00 AM August 31 – Denver Nuggets vs Utah Jazz (Game 6, round 1)