NBA: Jamal Murray scores 50 points, Denver Nuggets force Game 7 with Utah Jazz; Los Angeles Clippers eliminate Dallas Mavericks
Denver Nuggets and Utah Jazz will go at it one more time on Tuesday night, with the winner advancing to face the Los Angeles Clippers.
The 21-year old Slovenian phenom, who was playing with a tender ankle and missing his offensive sidekick Kristaps Porzingis, finished with 43 points, 17 rebounds and 13 assists to level the first-round NBA Western Conference playoff series at two games each.
NBA: Dallas Mavericks' Luka Doncic insists left ankle injury is just 'a little sprain', 'not that bad'
Doncic twisted the ankle and hit the court, clearly in pain. He hopped to the sideline and was helped to the locker room, returning in the fourth quarter with the ankle heavily taped.
Kawhi Leonard had 29 points and 12 rebounds, and the Clippers got a big boost from the ejection of Kristaps Porzingis to beat the Dallas Mavericks 118-110 in Game 1 of their Western Conference playoff
NBA: For first time in 23 seasons, San Antonio Spurs miss playoffs; Portland Trail Blazers, Memphis Grizzlies advance to play-in tournament
Spurs were officially ousted when Memphis beat Milwaukee, and Phoenix completed an undefeated eight-game run in the NBA's restart bubble with a victory over Dallas.
The full list of NBA Playoff matchups won't be known until at least Saturday, when the West play-in series begins with Portland, Memphis, Phoenix and San Antonio bidding for those two spots.
Harden, who had 23 points in the first quarter, passed Calvin Murphy to become the second-leading scorer in franchise history behind Hakeem Olajuwon.
The change will apply only to the first exhibition for teams; their second and third exhibition games at Disney will use standard timing. All teams are slated to play three exhibitions.
NBA: Ahead of season restart, teams on the cusp of having real practices again in three-hour windows
The NBA season resumes on 30 July. Players have said throughout the shutdown that having only three weeks of actual practice to get ready for game action may not be enough
The NBA gave teams a more definitive timetable for the restart to the pandemic-interrupted season on Friday, including required coronavirus testing that is set to begin this month and mandatory individual workouts in early July before training camps
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
Kobe Bryant dead: NBA teams honour Lakers legend with 24-second, 8-second violations, Dallas Mavericks retire number 24
Kobe Bryant was remembered on Sunday after the five-time NBA champion, his teenage daughter and seven others were killed in a helicopter crash
NBA: Dallas Mavericks star player Dwight Powell's injury 'feared to be severe,' team to wait on MRI before taking further call
Powell, in his sixth season in the NBA, has averaged nearly 10 points and six rebounds a game in 39 previous games. He had increased his scoring average over each of his first five seasons
NBA: LeBron James posts 35 points as Lakers beat Mavericks; Spencer Dinwiddie guides Nets to win over Heat
LeBron James had 35 points and 16 rebounds, Kyle Kuzma scored a season-high 26 points starting in place of injured star Anthony Davis, and the Los Angeles Lakers went up big early in a 129-114 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Friday night.
NBA: DeMar DeRozan shines as Spurs snap Bucks' winning-streak; De'Aaron Fox, Buddy Hield power Kings to victory
Milwaukee defeated the San Antonio Spurs 127-118 on Saturday at home but could not maintain its early momentum in a rare home-and-home set of back-to-back games
Satnam Singh Bhamara handed provisional suspension by National Anti-Doping Agency for failing dope test
23-year-old Satnam Singh Bhamara has failed an out-of-competition test conducted in Bangalore by the National Anti-Doping Agency during the preparatory camp for the South Asian Games
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 Rundown Week 5: Luka Doncic burnishes MVP credentials, Ben Simmons scores three-pointer and more
Bits and bobs from another week gone by in the NBA
NBA: Anthony Davis' second-half blitz powers Lakers to win over Thunder; Luka Doncic shines in Mavericks' thrashing of Cavaliers
Get yourself up to date with all the happenings of the NBA in our comprehensive wrap of the day's action, including Lakers' win over OKC Thunder and Kawhi Leonard's clutch jumper.
NBA: Luka Doncic inspires Warriors rout at the hands of Mavericks; Nuggets snap Rockets' eight-game winning streak
Luka Doncic scored 33 of his 35 points in the first half and had yet another triple-double to help the Dallas Mavericks rout the short-handed Golden State Warriors 142-94 on Wednesday night.