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.
Should he win, LeBron James would join Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (a six-time winner), Michael Jordan and Bill Russell as the NBA’s only five-time MVPs
Harden, who had 23 points in the first quarter, passed Calvin Murphy to become the second-leading scorer in franchise history behind Hakeem Olajuwon.
As NBA restarts after four-month hiatus, teams, players and coaches grapple with unfamiliar situations in the bubble
When the NBA restarts in the Orlando bubble, it is likely to drag everyone out of their comfort zones in more ways than one.
Announcing the news on his Instagram page, Westbrook wrote: “I'm currently feeling well, quarantined, and looking forward to rejoining my teammates when I am cleared."
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
NBA: New York Knicks superfan Spike Lee won't watch games at Madison Square Garden this season after elevator quarrel
Spike Lee said he had has been using the employee entrance on 33rd Street for more than two decades as a season ticket holder. The Knicks wanted him to use the entrance for celebrities, which is two blocks away.
The NBA and USA Basketball are still considering playing in China later this year, though the complexities of both the political rift caused by a tweet last fall and the ongoing health concerns in the world’s most populous country are making those plans seem decidedly uncertain.
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
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: 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: Rookie guard Ja Morant powers Grizzlies to sixth straight win; Kawhi Leonard scores season-high 43 points
Rookie guard Ja Morant missed only one of his 11 shots as the Grizzlies extended their longest winning streak since December 2016
James Harden scored 32 points in three quarters to surpass 20,000 and the Houston Rockets rolled to a 139-109 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves
NBA: James Harden, Trae Young score 40-point triple doubles as Rockets beat Hawks; DeMar DeRozan powers Spurs to victory
Young had 42 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists. He and Harden are the first players to post 40-point triple-doubles in the same game, according to the Elias Sports Bureau
On a “Flashback Friday” in which the Rockets wore retro ketchup-and-mustard uniforms from their back-to-back NBA title days in the mid-90s, Harden sported a white headband and cornrows
NBA: Anthony Davis scores 33 points to help Lakers down Heat; James Harden stars in Rockets win over Magic
Anthony Davis scored 33 points, LeBron James had 28 while coming within a rebound of a triple-double and the Los Angeles Lakers held off the Miami Heat 113-110 on Friday night.
Kemba Walker led Boston’s balanced scoring with 22 points, Gordon Hayward had 14 points in his return from a broken hand and the Celtics remained unbeaten at home with a 110-88 victory over the sinking Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday night.
NBA: Russell Westbrook, James Harden combine to help Rockets snap away losing streak; Wizards beat 76ers
Russell Westbrook had 19 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists, James Harden shook off a slow start to score 23 points and the Houston Rockets beat the Toronto Raptors 119-109 on Thursday night, snapping a three-game road losing streak.
NBA: Kemba Walker scores 39 points in Celtics' win over Nets; James Harden, Russell Westbrook shine in Rockets' victory
Kemba Walker returned from a neck injury to score a season-high 39 points as Boston Celtics beat the Brooklyn Nets 121-110 on Wednesday.
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.