CJ McCollum starred late for Portland, scoring seven of his 23 points in the last two minutes as the Trail Blazers beat the Toronto Raptors 122-117.
NBA: Damian Lillard drops 31 points as Blazers defeat Lakers; Morant hurts ankle but Grizzlies beat Nets in OT
Nikola Jokic had 19 points, 18 assists and 12 rebounds for the 42nd triple-double of his career, and Denver beat short-handed Houston for its first win of the season.
The NBA's 2020-21 campaign is set to open on 22 December with pre-season matchups to start on Friday
NBA: Portland Trail Blazers make playoffs, oust Memphis Grizzlies with 126-122 victory in play-in series
Damian Lillard scored 31 points, CJ McCollum had 14 of his 29 in the fourth quarter — including a pair of big jumpers over Ja Morant late — and the Portland Trail Blazers clinched the NBA's final playoff spot by beating the Memphis Grizzlies 126-122 on Saturday.
NBA: With Portland Trail Blazers' Playoffs hopes still dangling by a thread, motivated Damian Lillard finds hot streak
Lillard topped a 51-point performance on Sunday by offering a 61-point performance on Tuesday, doing all that with the Blazers’ postseason fate still not secure.
NBA offered 10 recommendations to players with hopes of decreasing risks of getting the virus — among them, not taking items such as pens, markers, balls and jerseys from autograph seekers.
NBA: Goran Dragic scores 29 points as Heat ease to victory over Trail Blazers; Clippers edge past Knicks
Dragic tied a career-best with seven 3-pointers. Derrick Jones Jr scored 19 points for the Heat, who got 14 from Kendrick Nunn and 12 points in 22 minutes from little-used James Johnson — who was called upon largely because Miami was without Jimmy Butler
NBA: Giannis Antetokounmpo leads Bucks to 13th consecutive victory; LeBron James, Anthony Davis shine as Lakers thrash Jazz
The last time Antetokounmpo's Bucks had a longer winning streak than this was when they won 16 in a row spanning the end of the 1972-73 season and the beginning of 1973-74
NBA: Giannis Antetokounmpo records second triple-double in Milwaukee Bucks' win over Portland Trail Blazers
Antetokounmpo had 24 points, 19 rebounds and a career-high 15 assists to lead the Bucks to their seventh win in the last nine games against Portland.
NBA: James Harden, Russell Westbrook star in Rockets' eighth straight victory; Jayson Tatum lead Celtics to win over Suns
James Harden scored 36 points, Russell Westbrook had 28 points and a triple-double, and the Houston Rockets coasted to their eighth straight win, 132-108 over the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday night.
NBA: After nearly a year in wilderness, Carmelo Anthony returns to league to play for struggling Portland Trail Blazers
Carmelo Anthony, who hasn't played in over a year since being dumped by the Houston Rockets, has signed a contract with the last place Portland Trail Blazers, US media reported on Thursday.
NBA: Portland Trail Blazers agree three-year, $100 million contract extension with guard CJ McCollum, say reports
The Portland Trail Blazers have agreed on a three-year, $100 million NBA contract extension with guard CJ McCollum, US media reported on Tuesday.
NBA Playoffs 2019: Golden State Warriors storm into fifth-straight Finals with clean sweep of Portland Trail Blazers
Stephen Curry and Draymond Green both posted triple-doubles to power the Warriors to victory over the Trail Blazers and into a fifth straight NBA Finals.
NBA Playoffs 2019: Draymond Green's triple-double sparks Warriors' comeback win over Trail Blazers in Game 3
Draymond Green exploded for a seventh career playoff triple-double as the Golden State Warriors rallied for a 110-99 victory over the Trail Blazers.
NBA Playoffs 2019: Damian Lillard, CJ McCollum star in Portland Trail Blazers' win over Denver Nuggets to take series to Game 7
Damian Lillard had 32 points as the Portland Trail Blazers staved off elimination to force a decisive Game 7 in their series with Denver Nuggets.
NBA Playoffs 2019: Raptors thrash 76ers to take 3-2 lead in series; Nuggets rout Trail Blazers to win Game 5
The Toronto Raptors dismantled the Philadelphia 76ers and the Denver Nuggets dominated the Portland Trail Blazers to take commanding leads in their NBA playoff series.
NBA Playoffs 2019: CJ McCollum's 41-point blitz helps Blazers edge past Nuggets in quadruple overtime; Bucks beat Celtics
CJ McCollum delivered 41 points as the Portland Trail Blazers edged the Denver Nuggets 140-137 in four overtimes Friday in the longest NBA playoff game in 66 years
NBA Playoffs 2019: CJ McCollum nets 20 poiints to help Portland Trail Blazers level series against Denver Nuggets
CJ McCollum scored 20 points as the Trail Blazers held off a late rally from the Nuggets to score a series-levelling win in their NBA playoff duel.
NBA Playoffs 2019: Will the three-pointer continue to be the No 1 weapon of choice for teams in postseason?
As long as 3>2, you can count on NBA teams to let it fly. To live by the three. Or die without it.
NBA: Warriors lose to Damian Lillard-led Trail Blazers despite Kevin Durant's heroics; Celtics lose for 4th time in five games
Lillard was backed by CJ McCollum (29 points) and Jusuf Nurkic, who finished with 17 points.