NBA: Tim Hardaway Jr, Luka Doncic star in Dallas Mavericks win; Washington Wizards beat Los Angeles Lakers
Dallas were playing for the first time in eight days after two postponements because of a wintry weather blast in Texas. Kristaps Porzingis didn’t play after showing up on the injury report the day of the game with back stiffness.
NBA: Bucks beat Nuggets in Giannis Antetokounmpo-Nikola Jokic showdown; Dejounte Murray helps Spurs edge Warriors
LaMelo Ball made a career-high seven 3-pointers and finished with 24 points, 10 assists and seven rebounds as Charlotte Hornets defeated short-handed Houston Rockets.
The Lakers, who had won a franchise-best 10 road games to start the season, nearly kept the streak alive despite trailing by 14 points in the fourth quarter.
NBA: James Harden records triple-double in Brooklyn Nets debut; Toronto Raptors beat Charlotte Hornets
DeMar DeRozan scored 24 points, Dejounte Murray had 18 points and 10 rebounds and San Antonio Spurs beat Houston Rockets to snap a four-game home losing streak.
Sterling Brown, who took Harden's spot in the starting lineup, had 23 points, seven rebounds and three assists in 36 minutes.
NBA: Lakers rout OKC for franchise-record 7-0 road start; Trail Blazers tie franchise record 23 3-pointers
The defending champions Lakers have won four straight to improve to an NBA-best 10-3. They surpassed the 1985-86 squad with the 7-0 road start
NBA: Jerami Grant helps Detroit Pistons beat Phoenix Suns; Milwaukee Bucks suffer first home loss against Utah Jazz
LeBron James had 28 points, seven rebounds and seven assists, and Los Angeles overcame the absence of two injured starters to beat Chicago.
The reigning two-time MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 30 points by halftime, shot 17 of 24 from the floor overall and finished with nine rebounds.
NBA: John Wall, Rockets beat Kings without injured James Harden; 76ers extend unbeaten run over Hornets
Houston Rockets announced that James Harden wouldn’t play about 38 minutes before the game was scheduled to begin.
The Lakers closed with a 9-0 run for their second victory over the Spurs in three days.
In Charlotte, Gordon Hayward scored 28 points as the Hornets cooled off red-hot Brooklyn, handing the Nets their first defeat of the season 106-104.
Antetokounmpo, who last week signed a five-year contract extension reportedly worth a record $228 million, led Milwaukee with 35 points, 13 rebounds, two assists and two blocked shots.
The Minnesota Timberwolves will have the coveted first pick, ahead of the second-placed Golden State Warriors and the Charlotte Hornets.
Focke used the slur while Tweeting about the Jazz-Nuggets playoff game. He has since deleted the tweet and apologized, saying it was a typo.
Charlotte players say Jordan spoke to them recently via video conference call about what it takes to be a champion, emphasizing the need for accountability — even if it means making teammates comfortable.
Michael Jordan voiced outrage on Sunday over the death of George Floyd, a black man shown on video gasping for breath as a white policeman knelt on his neck in Minneapolis, an incident that has triggered violent nationwide protests.
NBA: 'Personal reasons' keep Gregg Popovich out, Spurs get first win under Tim Duncan as acting head coach
Tim Duncan won more than 1,000 games as an NBA player. He got his first victory as an acting head coach on Tuesday night
NBA: LeBron James' 36 points power Lakers to victory; Nikola Jokic narrowly misses out on triple double as Nuggets win
James added nine assists and seven rebounds, and he hit five of his six 3s in that decisive barrage. Anthony Davis and Kyle Kuzma had 18 points apiece as the Lakers beat San Antonio for the third time this season, sweeping the season series
NBA: Jimmy Butler scores season-high 38 points as Heat thrash 76ers; Kristaps Porzingis powers Mavericks to victory
Goran Dragic scored 24 points for Miami, Duncan Robinson had 19 and All-Star Bam Adebayo finished with 18 points, 11 assists and eight rebounds for the Heat
NBA: Damian Lillard sets Trail Blazers record with 61 points; Kemba Walker powers Celtics to win over Lakers
Kemba Walker scored 20 points to end a career-long personal losing streak against LeBron James, and Jayson Tatum scored 27 to help Boston send the top team in the Western Conference to its biggest loss of the season