The Sixers’ tentative schedule for eight seeding games at Disney World was released Friday night.
Here’s who they’re scheduled to play before the postseason begins:
Aug. 1, 7 p.m.: Indiana
Aug. 3, 8 p.m: San Antonio
Aug. 5, 4 p.m.: Washington
Aug. 7, 6:30 p.m.: Orlando
Aug. 9, 6:30 p.m.: Portland
Aug. 11, 4:30 p.m.: Phoenix
Aug. 12, 6:30 p.m.: Toronto
Aug. 14: Houston
The NBA is inviting 22 teams to Orlando, with the top eight seeds in each conference qualifying for the playoffs as usual. If the No. 9 seed is within four games of the No. 8 seed, play-in tournaments will be held. The 39-26 Sixers are sixth in the Eastern Conference and could move as high as fourth.
Their potential first-round opponents are the Heat, Pacers and Celtics. The Sixers beat Boston in their regular-season series this year for the first time since the 2013-14 season, while they’re 1-2 against Indiana and 1-3 against Miami. We looked at key factors in those possible matchups here.
Despite concerns about a spike in COVID-19 cases in Florida, the NBA is planning to have teams begin to travel to Orlando on July 7. Other key tentative dates include Aug. 17 for the start of the playoffs and Oct. 13 as the latest the NBA Finals could end.
The NBA and NBPA announced Friday that tests conducted of 302 players returned 16 positives. There have been over 2.4 million confirmed cases and over 125,000 coronavirus deaths in the United States, according to NBC News.
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