NBA restart: 13 must-see games for the finish of the regular season
The NBA’s restart tips off just right, featuring Zion Williamson and the New Orleans Pelicans against the Utah Jazz in the first game and the Los Angeles Clippers against the Los Angeles Lakers in the second game on July 30.
Williamson and the Pelicans are on the outside of the playoffs looking in right now but have a chance to get into the postseason. Lakers vs. Clippers is a potential Western Conference finals matchup.
The 88 games to finish the season will determine seeds and who makes the playoffs. Don’t forget, the NBA added the potential for play-in games to determine the eighth seed. So a team that finishes in ninth place and is within four games of the eighth seed will force a play-in game scenario. But the ninth seed has to win twice, and the eighth seed just once to make the playoffs.