NBA return official: Governors vote 29-1 in favor of resuming season
The 2020 NBA season will continue after the Board of Governors voted 29-1 on its return.
ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski broke the news on Friday. A total of 22 teams will travel to Orlando around early July to prepare for the season’s resumption.
Sources — NBA approves 22-team format to finish season by 29-1 vote https://t.co/Byzc8bRNMI
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 4, 2020
The teams included will play an additional 8 regular season games to determine playoff seeding.
There will still be a total of 16 teams in the playoffs, 8 from each conference.
In an added wrinkle, the 9th seeded team from each conference will have a shot at the playoffs if they are within 4 games of the 8th seed.
In that case, the 9th seed will have to beat the 8th seed twice.
Otherwise, the 8th seed automatically enters the playoffs.