Clippers vs Magic Scrimmage is the 1st NBA restart game today and here we look at the Team news at TV details for the game
NBA teams are back in action after 4 months, as the scrimmage schedule inside the Bubble begins tonight. All of the 22 teams will play 3 practice matches each during the 7-day scrimmage schedule which will last till 28th July.
The first match of the scrimmage schedule will be between the LA Clippers and the Orlando Magic. Both teams are in the mix for a playoff spot and will like to get themselves upto speed with some much needed match practice tonight.
However, expect both teams to go a little light on defense, as coaches wouldn’t want to be risking their players before the seeding games begin on the 30th of July
Clippers vs Magic Scrimmage Preview
The game will tip off the scrimmage schedule. Both teams will be looking to distribute minutes evenly among the squad so all the players will be in shape and ready to go when the “seeding” matches start from 30th July.
The NBA confirmed that games from July 23-25 will be 40-minute games with four 10-minute quarters.
Patrick Beverley, Montrezl Harrell, Landry Shamet, Ivica Zubac aren’t available for tonight’s scrimmage for the Clippers. Both Beverly and Harrell left the Bubble due to personal reasons, whereas, Shamet and Zubac arrived late and are still in quarantine.
Pat Bev left just last night, owing to a personal reason.
LA Clippers (available)- Amir Coffey, Paul George, JaMychal Green, Reggie Jackson, Kawhi Leonard, Terance Mann, Rodney McGruder, Marcus Morris Sr., Joakim Noah, Patrick Patterson, Lou Williams.
Orlando Magic (available) – D.J. Augustin, Mo Bamba, Khem Birch, Michael Carter-Williams, Gary Clark, James Ennis III, Evan Fournier, Melvin Frazier Jr., Markelle Fultz, Aaron Gordon, Jonathan Isaac, Wes Iwundu, BJ Johnson, Vic Law, Terrence Ross, Nikola Vucevic.
Where to watch Clippers vs Magic Scrimmage on TV and Online
The match will be televised on NBA TV(you can access it on the NBA website on or on the NBA app). NBA league pass holders can also watch it through the NBA website or the official app.
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When to watch – 3 PM (ET) on 22nd July 2020.
The NBA Bubble restart is here
The Clippers are one of the favorites to win the title this time around. They currently sit behind LA Lakers in second place in the Western Conference with a record of 44-20.
The well-rested duo of Kawhi Leonard and Paul George will be looking to take the Clippers all the way. But expect their minutes to be managed before the 30th of July restart.
On the other hand, Magic will be looking to secure 7th seed in the eastern conference. During the last 12 matches before the season came to a halt, Orlando had the best offensive record in the league, they will be looking to keep that run going. All eyes will be on Aaron Gordon, who has been the Magic’s go-to guy this season.
Coaches will be looking to give their reserve players a run in the Scrimmage games. The superstars should get a look in but do not expect them to invest a lot of energy into it, as everyone would want to avoid an injury.