Four Vols Begin Play in NBA Restart

ORLANDO, Fla. – After a four-and-a-half-month layoff due to the coronavirus pandemic, four NBA VFLs traveled to the NBA bubble in Orlando for the resumption of the 2019-20 season.

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Tobias Harris | Philadelphia 76ers
Season Stats: 67 GP, 67 GS, 19.6 PPG, 6.8 RPG, 3.1 APG, .473 FG%, .366 3FG%, 0.8 SPG, 0.6 BPG
Bubble Stats: 2 GP, 2 GS, 27.5 PPG, 7.0 RPG, 2.0 APG, .478 FG%, .461 3FG%, 1.0 BPG, 1.0 SPG, +7, 34.0 MPG

Tobias Harris has been a focal point for the 76ers since arriving in Orlando. Through two games in the bubble, Harris is Philadelphia’s second-leading scorer with 27.5 ppg, while shooting a blistering .461 from 3-point range.

In Saturday’s tough, 127-121 loss to the Indiana Pacers, Harris scored 30 points and pulled in eight rebounds.

On Monday, Harris poured in 25 points but was much more efficient, shooting 10-of-17 from the field and 3-of-5 from beyond the arc to help lead the Sixers past the San Antonio Spurs, 132-130.

Josh Richardson | Philadelphia 76ers
Season Stats: 50 GP, 48 GS, 13.7 PPG, 3.3 RPG, 3.0 APG, .427 FG%, .327 3FG%, 1.0 SPG, 0.7 BPG
Bubble Stats: 2 GP, 2 GS, 11.5 PPG, 0.5 RPG, 1.5 APG, .368 FG%, .333 3FG%, 0.5 BPG, 1.5 SPG, -10, 32.0 MPG

Joining his fellow VFL on the 76ers, Josh Richardson was integral in helping lead Philly to its victory over the Spurs on Monday night.

Richardson added 19 points for Philly, finishing 3-of-8 from 3-point land and knocking down all six of his attempts from the charity stripe.

Admiral Schofield | Washington Wizards
Season Stats: 29 GP, 2 GS, 3.0 PPG, 1.3 RPG, 0.5 APG, .388 FG%, .306 3FG%, 0.3 SPG, 0.1 BPG
Bubble Stats: 2 GP, 1.5 PPG, 2.5 RPG, 0.0 APG, .200 FG%, .500 3FG%, 0.0 BPG, 0.0 SPG, -10, 12.5 MPG

Admiral Schofield has seen limited action in the Wizards’ three defeats in Orlando, scoring his first points of the restart in Monday’s contest against the Indiana Pacers.

Grant Williams | Boston Celtics
Season Stats: 64 GP, 5 GS, 3.4 PPG, 2.6 RPG, 1.0 APG, .415 FG%, .241 3FG%, 0.5 SPG, 0.5 BPG
Bubble Stats: 2 GP, 1.0 PPG, 0.5 RPG, 0.0 APG, .333 FG%, .000 3FG%, 0.0 BPG, 0.5 SPG, +0, 5.5 MPG

In Boston’s two contests in the bubble, Williams has played limited minutes, taking part in both the Celtics’ 119-112 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday night and their four-point triumph over the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday.

The format for the Associations’ return to action includes 22 teams either currently in the 16-team playoff field or within six games of their conference’s eighth spot.

Each team will play eight games to conclude the regular season as they jockey for the final playoff positions. If any of the teams not in the playoffs are within four games of the eighth-place team, a mini play-in tournament will take place to decide the conference’s final playoff participant.

Once the playoff field is set, the NBA will conduct the 2020 Playoffs in its normal format of four best-of-seven series, with the winner having the opportunity to lift the Larry O’Brien Trophy.

VFL Team Schedule and Results

Boston Celtics
7/31 vs. Milwaukee Bucks, 119-112 Loss
8/2 vs. Portland Trail Blazers, 128-124 Win
8/4 vs. Miami Heat, 6:30 p.m. ET TNT
8/5 vs. Brooklyn Nets, 9 p.m. ET ESPN
8/7 vs. Toronto Raptors, 9 p.m. ET TNT
8/9 vs. Orlando Magic, 5 p.m. ET NBA League Pass
8/11 vs. Memphis Grizzlies, 6:30 p.m. ET TNT
8/13 vs. Washington Wizards, TBD

Philadelphia 76ers
8/1 vs. Indiana Pacers, 127-121 Loss
8/3 vs. San Antonio Spurs, 132-130 Win
8/5 vs. Washington Wizards, 4 p.m. ET NBATV
8/7 vs. Orlando Magic, 6:30 p.m. ET TNT
8/9 vs. Portland Trailblazers, 6:30 p.m. ET NBATV
8/11 vs. Phoenix Suns, 4:30 p.m. ET NBA League Pass
8/12 vs. Toronto Raptors, 6:30 p.m. ET ESPN
8/14 vs. Houston Rockets, TBD

Washington Wizards
7/31 vs. Phoenix Suns, 125-112 Loss
8/2 vs. Brooklyn Nets, 118-110 Loss
8/3 vs. Indiana Pacers, 111-100 Loss
8/5 vs. Philadelphia 76ers, 4 p.m. ET NBATV
8/7 vs. New Orleans Pelicans, 8 p.m. ET NBA League Pass
8/9 vs. Oklahoma City Thunder, 12:30 p.m. ET NBA League Pass
8/11 vs. Milwaukee Bucks, 9 p.m. ET NBA League Pass
8/13 vs. Boston Celtics, TBD

 

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