What do success and failure look like next season for the eight teams that didn't reach the NBA bubble?
2020 ScheduleAll times ET
- 1/15W 116-103
- 1/18W 136-103
- 1/20L 106-100
- 1/22W 127-106
- 1/24L 125-112
- 1/25L 121-111
- 1/27L 115-100
- 1/29L 125-115
- 1/31L 105-92
- 2/2W 128-123
- 2/3L 96-82
- 2/5W 116-108
- 2/7L 108-101
- 2/8L 95-92
- 2/10L 87-76
- 2/12L 116-112
- 2/20L 126-106
- 2/23L 107-104
- 2/25L 115-98
- 2/28W 113-111
- 3/1L 106-100
- 3/4L 114-107
- 3/7L 111-105
- 3/8L 96-84
- 3/11L 124-106
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Eric Woodyard ESPN
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Adrian Wojnarowski Senior NBA Insider
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