After a four-month layoff, Thursday marked the official return of the 2019-2020 NBA season, with the Jazz defeating the Pelicans and the Lakers topping the Clippers in the first games in the league’s Disney World bubble.
Friday’s slate features six games including exciting matchups like Grizzlies-Blazers (4 p.m. ET), Celtics-Bucks (6:30 p.m.) and Rockets-Mavericks (9 p.m.).
Other games include Nets-Magic (2:30 p.m.), Suns-Wizards (4 p.m.) and Spurs-Kings (8 p.m.)
Keep it here for updates throughout the day and into the night from Jeff Zillgitt, Mark Medina – on the ground at Disney – and the USA TODAY Sports’ NBA team, including analysis, news and highlights:
Orlando Magic forward Jonathan Isaac, one of the most outspoken Christians in the NBA, did not kneel for the national anthem nor did he wear a Black Lives Matter t-shirt while the rest of his teammates and opponents on the Brooklyn Nets did before the start of Friday’s games.