The NBA's 2019-20 season restart is a one-of-a-kind event.
What makes it even more unique is that as a result of this restart, the NBA announced that there would be a play-in tournament for the final spot in either conference.
Here's all you need to know about the play-in tournament.
If the ninth seed is less than four games back of the eighth seed in the Western Conference or Eastern Conference at the end of the seeding games, there will be a play-in tournament.
If the play-in tournament is required, then the conference's eighth seed and ninth seed will battle in a couple of play-in games. The higher-ranked team needs to register one win to advance to the playoffs while the lower seed needs to beat the higher seed twice in a row.
Essentially, both teams will battle in a best-of-three series with the eighth seed already holding a 1-0 series lead.
When the league first announced its restart plans, no exact time was mentioned for the play-in games. Only the dates were specified: Aug. 16 and 17.
However, as it became clear that a play-in tournament would be required in the Western Conference, the timings for these games have since been announced.
Here's a look at the schedule for the two play-in games:
Game 1 - Aug. 16 at 12:00 a.m. IST
Game 2 - Aug. 17 at 2:00 a.m. IST
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