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The NBA announced the remainder of its regular-season schedule Friday, and the Los Angeles Lakers will help the league resume the suspended campaign when they play the Los Angeles Clippers on July 30 at 9 p.m. ET.
The Lakers will appear on national television for at least seven of their eight games.
Lakers’ Remaining Regular-Season Schedule
- Thursday, July 30: vs. Los Angeles Clippers, 9 p.m., TNT
- Saturday, Aug. 1: vs. Toronto Raptors, 8:30 p.m., ESPN
- Monday, Aug. 3: vs. Utah Jazz, 9 p.m., ESPN
- Wednesday, Aug. 5: vs. Oklahoma City Thunder, 6:30 p.m., ESPN
- Thursday, Aug. 6: vs. Houston Rockets, 9 p.m., TNT
- Saturday, Aug. 8: vs. Indiana Pacers, 6 p.m., TNT
- Monday, Aug. 10: vs. Denver Nuggets, 9 p.m., TNT
- Thursday, Aug. 13: vs. Sacramento Kings, TBD
News, Notes and Analysis
The Lakers and 21 other teams will play eight regular-season games apiece in Reunion, Florida, the home of the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, which will host the matchups in three different venues.
The season has been suspended since March 11 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Players will finish it in a bubble of sorts, cordoned off from society in Walt Disney World in the battle to claim the title.
The Lakers appear to be clear front-runners. The first-place team can sleepwalk to the Western Conference’s No. 1 seed if it beats the second-place Clips in the opener, as