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: Los Angeles Lakers down Golden State Warriors; Giannis Antetokounmpo guides Milwaukee Bucks to victory
In Milwaukee, Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 17 of the Bucks' last 22 points in a 105-100 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers.
Kevin Durant was forced out of the Brooklyn Nets-Toronto Raptors game in the third quarter because of the NBA’s health and safety protocols.
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.
As has been the case with most of the other games that have been postponed, contact tracing was cited as the cause of the Spurs-Pelicans postponement.
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.
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.
Tatum had 31 points and 10 rebounds, Jaylen Brown added 28 points and the Celtics shook off a slow first half to top the Miami Heat 121-108 in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals and stave off elimination.
Tyler Herro scored a Miami Heat rookie-record 37 points and the Heat beat the Boston Celtics 112-109 in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals.
Jaylen Brown scored 26 points, Jayson Tatum added 25 and the Celtics got right back into the East finals with a 117-106 victory over the Miami Heat in Game 3 on Saturday night. Kemba Walker added 21 to help Boston pull to 2-1 in the best-of-seven series.
Boston will play the Miami Heat with game one of the best-of-seven series scheduled for Tuesday in the quarantine bubble in Orlando, Florida.
NBA Playoffs: Raptors force Game 7 against Celtics with double-overtime win; Clippers take 3-1 lead over Nuggets
Toronto Raptors and Boston Celtics will play Game 7 on Friday night for a spot in the Eastern Conference finals against Miami.
After sweeping the Sixers in the first round of the Playoffs, the Celtics will face reigning champions Toronto Raptors in the Eastern Conference semi-finals.
NBA Playoff: Defending champion Raptors defeat Nets to take 2-0 lead; Jazz bounce back to beat Nuggets
Boston Celtics also seized a 2-0 lead in NBA's Eastern Conference clash with Philadelphia, shrugging off the absence of injured Gordon Hayward to thrash the 76ers 128-101.
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: 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
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
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: 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