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How to watch: The NBA is officially back! Jazz vs. Pelicans, Clippers vs Lakers

Plus Golden State Warriors links from around the web!

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For the first time since the league shutdown on March 11, we have an official NBA game on the schedule!

In the opener of the restart, Zion Williamson and the New Orleans Pelicans begin their chase for a playoff spot when they take on the Utah Jazz.

Following that, we will get the top-two teams in the Western Conference facing off in the battle of L.A. with the Los Angeles Lakers going up against the L.A. Clippers.

Here is how you can watch the return of the NBA:

Game 1: Jazz @ Pelicans

When: Thursday, July 30

Time: 3:30 p.m. PT

Location: Orlando, Florida

TV: TNT


Game 2: Clippers @ Lakers

When: Thursday, July 30

Time: 6:00 p.m. PT

Location: Orlando, Florida

TV: TNT


On to some Warriors links:

Klay Thompson hasn’t played an NBA game in nearly 14 months. The sharpshooting guard revealed what his two favorite hobbies are outside of basketball. (NBC Bay Area)

Stephen Curry is also having to get creative with how to stay busy with the Dubs not participating in Orlando. Curry paid tribute to an NBA legend in a recent workout video. (Warriors Wire)

It’s been talked about since ESPN aired The Last Dance: Who would have won a playoff series between the recently stacked Warriors teams, and the 90s Chicago Bulls? Hall of Famer Scottie Pippen shared his thoughts on why he thinks the Bulls match up well with the Dubs. (Fansided)

Will general manager Bob Myers select a big man with the Dubs’ guaranteed top-five pick in the NBA Draft? The Athletic’s Anthony Slater breaks down how Memphis center James Wiseman would fit in the Bay Area.