NBA is back! Schedule, live streaming and live TV times of matches in India

The top two seeds in the Western Conference will go head-to-head on the opening night of the NBA’s return to action in Orlando. Watch live streaming.

By Jay Lokegaonkar

After a 141-day hiatus due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the 2019-20 NBA season is set to resume on Friday, July 31, at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando.

The action will resume with two tantalizing matchups as two future superstars, Zion Williamson and Donovan Mitchell will go head-to-head when the New Orleans Pelicans take on the Utah Jazz. Watch live streaming of this NBA match.

The second contest of the day is touted to be a preview of the potential Western Conference Finals, as five-time league MVP LeBron James, Anthony Davis and the Los Angeles Lakers take on reigning Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard, Paul George and the Los Angeles Clippers.

LeBron James and his Los Angeles Lakers will be back in action in the NBA

The two teams have met three times already this season and the Clippers currently lead the regular-season series 2-1. The Lakers, however, won the last contest between the two sides, setting up an enticing contest between the two rivals.

Lakers currently head the Western Conference standings with a 49-14 record while the Clippers are in second with a 44-20 record so far.

With just eight games left in this shortened 72-game regular season, the two will likely stay in their current spots, however, both teams will be keen on a winning start when the season resumes on Friday.

Eight more games are scheduled for Saturday including reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo and his Eastern Conference leaders Milwaukee Bucks squaring off against Boston Celtics.

On Sunday, the Lakers will be back in action, as they will battle reigning NBA champions, the Toronto Raptors in one of the five matches scheduled for the day.

NBA fixtures and live broadcast schedule

July 31, Friday

New Orleans Pelicans vs Utah Jazz, 4:00 am Indian Standard Time (IST)

Los Angeles Lakers vs Los Angeles Clippers, 6:30 am IST

August 1, Saturday

Brooklyn Nets vs Orlando Magic, 12:00 am IST

Washington Wizards vs Phoenix Suns, 1:30 am IST

Portland Trail Blazers vs Memphis Grizzlies, 1:30 am IST

Milwaukee Bucks vs Boston Celtics, 4:00 am IST

San Antonio Spurs vs Sacramento Kings, 5:30 am IST

Dallas Mavericks vs Houston Rockets, 6:30 am IST

Denver Nuggets vs Miami Heat, 10:30 pm IST

August 2, Sunday

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Utah Jazz, 1:00 am IST

Los Angeles Clippers vs New Orleans Pelicans, 3:30 am IST

Indiana Pacers vs Philadelphia 76ers, 4:30 am IST

Toronto Raptors vs Los Angeles Lakers, 6:00 am IST

Brooklyn Nets vs Washington Wizards, 11:30 pm IST

Where to watch the NBA live in India

The NBA action will be broadcast live in India on Sony Six and Sony Six HD channels. Live streaming of the matches will be on SonyLiv.