Not gonna lie to you: I greatly enjoyed the 2020 NBA Restart in the Walt Disney World bubble. There was basketball! It was good! It had exciting moments and the pace was pretty exciting with lots of high scoring games.
And now it’s time for the playoffs!
Because that’s how the whole thing was designed to work in the first place, all three NBA teams with a former Marquette star on the roster that headed to Disney World are in the playoffs. I don’t think we need to get into the weeds of the details about each team and MU guy that we did when resetting the table at the beginning of the restart, so we’ll keep it nice and simple here. The team, their record, their seed, their Marquette connection, and their schedule.
A note for you: These games are still subject to local broadcasts unless the game is on ABC. So, if you live on one of the three local areas here — like, say, Milwaukee — please figure out your local television partner for the local squad and go from there.
Seed: #1 in the Eastern Conference
Marquette Guy: Wesley Matthews
Here’s the schedule for their series against #8 seed Orlando Magic.
Bucks/Magic Playoff Schedule
|1 vs Orlando||Tuesday, August 18||12:30 PM||TNT|
|2 vs Orlando||Thursday, August 20||5:00 PM||ESPN|
|3 "at" Orlando||Saturday, August 22||12:00 PM||TNT|
|4 "at" Orlando||Monday, August 24||12:30 PM||NBA TV|
|5 vs Orlando||Saturday, August 29||2:30 PM||ESPN|
|6 "at" Orlando||If Necessary||If Necessary|
|7 vs Orlando||If Necessary||If Necessary|
Seed: #2 in the Western Conference
Marquette Guy: Head coach Doc Rivers
Here’s their schedule for their series against #7 seed Dallas Mavericks.
Clippers/Mavericks Playoff Schedule
|1 vs Dallas||Monday, August 17||8:00 PM||ESPN|
|2 vs Dallas||Wednesday, August 19||8:00 PM||TNT|
|3 "at" Dallas||Friday, August 21||8:00 PM||TNT|
|4 "at" Dallas||Sunday, August 23||2:30 PM||ABC|
|5 vs Dallas||Tuesday, August 25||8:00 PM||TNT|
|6 "at" Dallas||Sunday, August 30||2:30 PM||ESPN|
|7 vs Dallas||If Necessary||If Necessary|
Seed: #5 in the Eastern Conference
Marquette Guys: Jimmy Butler & Jae Crowder
Here’s the schedule for their series against #4 seed Indiana Pacers.
Heat/Pacers Playoff Schedule
|1 "at" Indiana||Tuesday, August 18||3:00 PM||TNT|
|2 "at" Indiana||Thursday, August 20||12:00 PM||ESPN|
|3 vs Indiana||Saturday, August 22||2:30 PM||TNT|
|4 vs Indiana||Monday, August 24||5:30 PM||TNT|
|5 "at" Indiana||Wednesday, August 26||If Necessary||If Necessary|
|6 vs Indiana||Friday, August 28||If Necessary||If Necessary|
|7 "at" Indiana||Sunday, August 30||If Necessary||If Necessary|