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.
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.
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.