Celtics Restart their season tomorrow night in the bubble
The Celtics restart their season tomorrow night with a game against the Milwaukee Bucks at 6:30 on ESPN. These games moving forward are called “seeding games” and will determine where teams place in the playoffs. The Celts have an eight-game scheduled that will take them through August 14th. These ‘seeding games” count towards teams’ regular season standings and stats will count towards players regular-season totals.
To combat the spreading of COVID-19 the NBA have quarantined all teams in the isolation zone of the ESPN Wide World of Spots Complex in Orlando Florida. All players, coaches and team personal have been confined to the complex. All practices and scrimmage games have been played in the bubble with the first two official games scheduled for tonight.
With twenty-two teams an aggressive schedule was set by the NBA to play up to three games each day, spacing out games across three courts allowing for at least four hours between games to completely sanitize the area after each game. Games start as early as 12:30 with the latest game beginning at 9:00 pm to accommodate west coast markets.
The Celtics were 2nd in their division with a record of 43–21, 3 games behind the Raptors before the season was put on hold in March. The NBA was the first professional league to take the drastic step to put a hold on their season. Odds makers in Vegas are giving the Celts a 20/1 shot of bringing this bizarre season’s Championship trophy back to Boston.
Celtics Seeding Game Schedule
Friday, July 31 vs. Milwaukee Bucks (6:30 p.m., ESPN)
Sunday, August 2 vs. Portland Trail Blazers (3:30 p.m., ABC)
Tuesday, August 4 vs. Miami Heat (6:30 p.m. ET, TNT)
Wednesday, August 5 vs. Brooklyn Nets (9 p.m., ESPN)
Friday, August 7 vs. Toronto Raptors (9 p.m. ET, TNT)
Sunday, August 9 vs. Orlando Magic (5 p.m.)
Tuesday, August 11 vs. Memphis Grizzlies (6:30 p.m., TNT)
Thursday, August 13 vs. Washington Wizards (TBD)
NBA Season Schedule
July 30 -> August 14 Seeding Games
August 15 -> August 16 Play-In Tournaments
August 17 Playoffs
August 31 -> September 13 Conference Semifinals
September 15 -> September 28 Conference Finals
September 30 -> October 13 NBA Finals
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