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Utah Jazz scrimmages will be televised before games start. Here’s how to watch them

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Utah Jazz guard Mike Conley (10) hugs teammate Joe Ingles (2) after Ingles grabbed a loose ball at the end of the Brooklyn Nets-Jazz NBA game at Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019.

Steve Griffin, Deseret News

SALT LAKE CITY — On July 4, the NBA announced the schedule for scrimmages teams would play in Orlando before the regular season restarts on July 30, but didn’t immediately say if those scrimmages would be televised.

On Friday afternoon, the Utah Jazz announced that their three scrimmages will indeed be on TV.

The Jazz will scrimmage against the Phoenix Suns on July 23, the Miami Heat on July 25 and the Brooklyn Nets on July 27, and all contests will air on AT&T SportsNet, the local station games typically appear on.

Utah and Phoenix will tip off at 6 p.m. MT, the scrimmage against Miami starts at 2 p.m., and the one versus Brooklyn begins at 3:30 p.m. The Heat scrimmage will air on tape delay at 7 p.m., as there is previously scheduled programming.

All eight of the Jazz’s “seeding” (regular season) games in Orlando will also be televised on AT&T SportsNet, starting with the team’s July 30 contest against the New Orleans Pelicans at 4:30 p.m. MT.

Five of Utah’s eight seeding games are planned for national television, including the Pelicans game, which will be on TNT.

AT&T SportsNet telecasts will be broadcast remotely from Vivint Arena, with play-by-play announcer Craig Bolerjack and the analyst team of Matt Harpring, Thurl Bailey and Kristen Kenney using the arena videoboard to watch the game. Once seeding games start, Alema Harrington will host pregame, halftime and postgame shows.

The Jazz said Harrington will be joined by “a rotation of guests.”

Both scrimmages and seeding games will also be on radio via The Zone Sports Network, with David Locke and Ron Boone on the call remotely from Vivint Arena.