The matchups are set and the Utah Jazz start the NBA playoffs Monday at 11:30 a.m. against the "home team" Denver Nuggets in Orlando, Florida. All NBA teams play on courts in Orlando with no fans present.
The eight-game, COVID-19 bubble season ended Thursday night for the Jazz with a 118 to 112 victory over the San Antonio. Before the game the Spurs knew its 22-season playoff streak was over. It faced a Jazz team in a game with its players knowing there was no post season for the first time since April, 1997. The Jazz as theNo. 6 seed, face the No. 3 seed Nuggets.
The Jazz and Denver square off Monday on ESPN and AT&T SportsNet in the best-of-seven series and then play games 2 and 3 Wednesday and Friday of next week. Game 4 is on Sunday, Aug. 23 at 7 p.m. If the series goes beyond four games, the dates are set but not the times.
UTAH JAZZ PLAYOFF SCHEDULE - all times MT
- Game 1 — Mon. Aug 17 — 11:30 a.m. — ESPN, AT&T SportsNet
- Game 2 — Wed. Aug. 19, — 2 p.m. — TNT, AT&T SportsNet
- Game 3 — Fri. Aug. 21 — 2 p.m. — TNT, AT&T SportsNet
- Game 4 — Sun. Aug. 23 — 7 pm. — TNT, AT&T SportsNet
- Game 5 — Tue. Aug. 25 — TBD**
- Game 6 — Thur. Aug. 27 — TBD**
- Game 7 — Sat. Aug. 29 — TBD**
- ** if necessary
A complete broadcast schedule will be available at nba.com/jazz/schedule that also features the team results from the current season.
The playoff run marks the fourth consecutive season the team has made it to the NBA Playoffs and the 29th in franchise history. It will be the fifth time the team has faced the Nuggets in the playoffs, as it did in 1984, 1985, 1994 and 2010.
Jazz fans can appear on the courtside boards that surround the games during Jazz home games that are played in Orlando as a precaution against COVID-19. More than 350 residents of Utah have died from the virus while more than 752,000 have died globally and more than 170,000 in the United States, the most in the world. Fans are encouraged to follow the team on social media for more information on how to appear on courtside boards during games.