For the first time since March 11, we have a meaningful NBA basketball game to watch.
The Pelicans and Jazz will kick off the NBA’s restart Thursday night at the Walt Disney World Resort outside Orlando, Fla. It may only be the first game inside the league’s “bubble” campus, but it could make a huge impact on the Western Conference playoff picture.
New Orleans is fighting for the final playoff spot in the West, which is currently occupied by the Grizzlies. Utah, meanwhile, is trying not to slip too far down the standings with the Thunder, Rockets and Mavericks not far behind.
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8:30 p.m. — If any MLB teams out there are looking for an extra outfielder, Donovan Mitchell might not be a bad option.
8:15 p.m. — Zion Williamson flips the script and dishes it to Lonzo Ball for the easy layup.
7:50 p.m. — The Pelicans dominate the second quarter and take a 12-point lead into the locker room. Zion Williamson logged only seven minutes in the first half, making New Orleans’ performance that much more impressive.
The Jazz struggled offensively, shooting 34.1 percent from the field and 20.0 percent from 3-point range. They are really missing Bojan Bogdanovic, who is out for the season after undergoing wrist surgery in May.
7:35 p.m. — Brandon Ingram is cooking with 15 points on 6-of-10 shooting, and he has scored in a variety of ways. No signs of rust from the All-Star forward.
7 p.m. — The Jazz are on fire, shooting 7-of-12 from the field and 3-of-4 from beyond the arc. Utah takes an 11-point lead into a timeout break about halfway through the first quarter.
6:50 p.m. — Rudy Gobert scores the first points of the game, and Zion Williamson answers with an and-one finish at the rim. The NBA is back.
Rudy Gobert & Zion Williamson trade and-1’s to open the action in Orlando! #WholeNewGame @utahjazz x @PelicansNBA : @NBAonTNT pic.twitter.com/taMvx7MTpR
6:40 p.m. — Players, coaches and referees kneel in protest of racial injustice during the playing of the national anthem.
Every player, coach and ref takes a knee during the national anthem before the Pelicans-Jazz game pic.twitter.com/LZy1A6s8VM
6:05 p.m. — The Pelicans’ starting lineup: Lonzo Ball, Jrue Holiday, Brandon Ingram, Zion Williamson and Derrick Favors.
5:30 p.m. — Zion Williamson will play in the restart opener, according to TNT’s Chris Haynes. He will be on the floor for short bursts but won’t necessarily be on a minutes restriction.
New Orleans Pelicans rookie Zion Williamson will play today against the Utah Jazz in the restart opener, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.
Pelicans vs. Jazz is the first game of the NBA’s doubleheader Thursday night. Lakers vs. Clippers will follow at 9 p.m. ET. Both games can be watched on TNT or streamed several ways, including the Watch TNT app and fuboTV.
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