133 days later, the NBA is back.
On Thursday, the LA Clippers and Orlando Magic tipped off the return of the 2019-20 NBA season at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando with the first of 66 scrimmages. The Clippers came away as the victors with a 99-90 win led by Lou Williams' game-high 22 points.
Among the other three games, the Nuggets won their clash against the Wizards 89-82 behind a big game from Bol Bol.
What a start for Bol Bol ‼️- NBA (@NBA) July 22, 2020
In his first action for the @nuggets, @BolBol puts up 16 PTS, 10 REB, 6 BLK to guide Denver past Washington in their NBA Restart Scrimmage opener! #WholeNewGame pic.twitter.com/lQBeS7wOef
In the latter couple of games, the Pelicans defeated the Nets 99-68 while the Heat beat the Kings 104-98.
Scroll below for the best sights and sounds from the first round of scrimmages.
How it sounds to be announced with no fans in attendance. pic.twitter.com/bG02Z8k02B- Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) July 22, 2020
The COVID-era @NBA bench at the @WaltDisneyWorld bubble, spaced out and equipped w/ personal hydration stands, seat cushions & mouthguards pic.twitter.com/9cIzxhWdCV- Ben Golliver (@BenGolliver) July 22, 2020
Kawhi Leonard is back
This was intros, notice who was already ready to go 👀 #WholeNewGame pic.twitter.com/gSwBc5J8ys- Morgann Mitchell (@THE_Morgann) July 22, 2020
The opening tip
The NBA is back.- NBA TV (@NBATV) July 22, 2020
Clippers vs. Magic scrimmage has officially tipped off in Orlando on NBA TV! 🍿 pic.twitter.com/emWrzunBk4
The first basket
Basketball is back! 💙#GameOn | @NikolaVucevic pic.twitter.com/O8LVWwZtXl- Orlando Magic (@OrlandoMagic) July 22, 2020
Joakim Noah is on the board with the Clippers
Welcome to the family, @JoakimNoah. pic.twitter.com/EdHBG6Vng1- LA Clippers (@LAClippers) July 22, 2020
Paul George beats the buzzer
.@Yg_Trece at the buzzer! 🚨- LA Clippers (@LAClippers) July 22, 2020
📺 @FoxSportsWest pic.twitter.com/PDhTOwejyW
Small-ball? How about big-ball...
Nikola Jokic, starting guard. pic.twitter.com/dWWFGCEFSC- Dime (@DimeUPROXX) July 22, 2020
Nuggets and Wizards tip off
Bol Bol stealing the show
What can't @BolBol do?! #MileHighBasketball pic.twitter.com/mUOmb16EQU- Denver Nuggets (@nuggets) July 22, 2020
Nikola Jokic doing what he does best
Oh, how we missed Nikola dimes! #MileHighBasketball pic.twitter.com/oaZ9h3KM81- Denver Nuggets (@nuggets) July 22, 2020
Bol Bol's great game came in great sneakers!
💪 @BolBol made his NBA debut in the 'Bruce Lee' Nike Kobe 5! #NBAKicks #WholeNewGame pic.twitter.com/VZk0Zmx6cR- 🏀 #NBAKicks 👟 (@NBAKicks) July 23, 2020
Torrey Craig, Gary Harris and Jamal Murray watch from the sideline
Okafor putting on the moves
Jahlil goes to the shake & spin! ✨ #WholeNewGame pic.twitter.com/6aneE71cMW- NBA (@NBA) July 23, 2020
Teamwork makes the dream work
The touch pass inside from Jae Crowder to Jimmy Butler! #HeatTwitter #WholeNewGame pic.twitter.com/blXZ1lMo2l- NBA (@NBA) July 23, 2020
No fans? Teams still got their support!
These crowd chants during games are incredible 🔥 pic.twitter.com/i3pqg3vMpd- Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) July 23, 2020
Best plays from Day 1
👀 the BEST PLAYS from Day 1 of Scrimmages in Orlando! #WholeNewGame pic.twitter.com/B1XfUAwY2x- NBA (@NBA) July 23, 2020