On Thursday, the NBA will restart its 2020 season after it was suspended last March 11 after Utah's Rudy Gobert tested positive for COVID-19 before their game against Oklahoma City.
From that scenario, then NBA decided to stop the season.
The restart will feature 88 games and will have 22 teams.
This team will feature 16 teams (eight per conference in current playoff positions and six teams that has still a chance to catch the eight seed in their respective conferences.
The opening game will feature the Utah Jazz and New Orleans Pelicans.
Utah will have center Rudy Gobert back in the lineup and cleared to play.
While Pelicans' sensational rookie Zion Williamson has returned to practice after tending a family emergency. Game time is set at 6:30PM EDT and will be played at the HP Field House in Orlando, FL.
The sportsbook handicappers have installed the New Orleans Pelicans as the favorites to beat the Utah Jazz on Thursday night.
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