After more than three months with no NBA, we now know how things will look for the Trail Blazers as the NBA resumes play in Orlando next month.
Of the eight regular season games for Portland, the Trail Blazers have one back-to-back, while facing three Eastern Conference teams over the span of their eight regular season games.
NBC Sports Northwest, the official TV network of the Portland Trail Blazers, will air all eight of Portland’s regular season games.
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If a ‘play-in tournament’ is necessary, those games will be aired on national television.
Each team set to head to Orlando will play eight additional regular-season games. If the ninth seed is within four games of the eight seed at the end of the regular season, there would be a play-in tournament to determine the final playoff spot.
There are currently five Western Conference teams -- Portland, New Orleans, San Antonio, Sacramento and Phoenix -- who are within six games of Memphis, the eighth-place team in the Western Conference standings.