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: LeBron James opts for Giannis Antetokounmpo, Kevin Durant takes Kyrie Irving as first picks for All-Star Game
This is the fourth year of the NBA's playing captain format for the All-Star Game. James is 3-0, beating teams captained by Curry in 2018 and Antetokounmpo in the last two seasons.
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: Portland Trail Blazers' Damian Lillard calls out Minnesota Timberwolves for hiring Chris Finch as head coach
The Timberwolves announced on Monday they had hired Toronto Raptors assistant coach Chris Finch with the move coming less than 24 hours after they sacked head coach Ryan Saunders.
NBA: Anthony Davis scores 27 points as Lakers end losing streak with win over Celtics; Trail Blazers edge past Bulls
Jayson Tatum scored 30 points and pulled down nine rebounds for the Celtics and Jaylen Brown added 28 points.
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
Even if the playoffs resume and the Blazers were to extend their series, Lillard would have to miss several days anyway simply for leaving the bubble. He would have to quarantine for at least four days upon his return.
NBA: Portland Trail Blazers coach says Damian Lillard will play against Los Angeles Lakers despite dislocated left finger
Lillard has been a revelation since the NBA restarted, powering Portland through the seeding games and a play-in game against the Grizzlies that gave the Blazers their shot at Lakers
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: Portland Trail Blazer's Damian Lillard named MVP of restart, Phoenix Suns' Monty Williams best coach
Damian Lillard said his explosive performance in the bubble was a continuation of his form early in a season that was then disrupted by injury and the coronavirus pandemic.
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: Portland Trail Blazers' Damian Lillard emerges from coronavirus-enforced shutdown ready for Playoff push
With Trail Blazers sitting ninth in the West, Damian Lillard said, "We don’t have time to ease our way in, we don't have time to try and figure stuff out. We’ve got to come in assertive and aggressive."
NBA: Boston Celtics beat Indiana Pacers to secure playoff spot for sixth year running; Brooklyn Nets edge past LA Lakers
Jayson Tatum scored 30 points for Boston while Gordon Hayward added 27 points, 10 boards and five assists in his home state
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
Five days after Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash, the simple eloquence of LeBron James' words left most of the arena cheering through tears.
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
NBA: TJ Warren scores 21 points as Pacers hold on against 76ers; LeBron James, Dwight Howard power Lakers to victory
The Pacers have now beaten the 76ers twice in 14 days, this time after charging back from an 11-point deficit midway through the third quarter
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: 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.