133 days later, the NBA is back.
On Wednesday, 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 with a 99-90 win led by Lou Williams' game-high 22 points.
Among the other three games, the Denver Nuggets won their clash against the Washington Wizards 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
The New Orleans Pelicans defeated the Brooklyn Nets, while the Miami Heat took down the Sacramento Kings.
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
Jahlil 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 have 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