The return of the NBA season is just over a month away, so today, the NBA announced the revised scheduled for the “bubble” teams in Orlando for the last eight games of the NBA season. Here are the games for the Clippers, with TV stations and times of games still only partially filled in.
Game 1 – Lakers, July 30 at 6:00 PM PT on TNT
Game 2 – Pelicans August 1 at 3:00 PM PT on ESPN
Game 3 – Suns, August 4 at 1:00 PM PT on NBA TV
Game 4 – Mavericks, August 6 at 3:30 PM PT on TNT
Game 5 – Trail Blazers, August 8 at 10:00 AM on TNT
Game 6 – Nets, August 9 at 6:00 PM PT on NBA TV
Game 7 – Nuggets, August 12 at 6:00 PM PT on ESPN
Game 8 – Thunder, August 14 at time TBD, TV Station TBD
The Clippers schedule is pretty damn great. The matchup against the Lakers will be tough, of course, but the Nuggets are the only other top 4 seed here. The Mavs and Thunder are pretty good as well, but the other four teams are some of the worst in the bubble. All of the teams present in Orlando are at least decent (outside of maybe the Wizards), but considering how tough some of the teams are, this schedule is not bad at all, and should give the Clips the lead for the 2 seed.
With the schedule released, we can start thinking about matchups, game previews, and potentially vital contests for playoff seeding. All that and more coming over the next month on 213Hoops!