NBA halts playoffs after Milwaukee Bucks lead unprecedented boycott in protest against shooting of Jacob Blake
The Women's NBA also postponed its scheduled fixtures for Wednesday while at least two Major League Soccer fixtures were also reportedly scrapped.
NBA: LeBron James finishes with 38 points as Los Angeles Lakers outplay Portland Trail Blazers; Milwaukee Bucks beat Orlando Magic
James also had 12 rebounds and eight assists while Anthony Davis scored 23 of his 29 points in the second half as the Lakers grabbed a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven first round series in the NBA's quarantine bubble in Orlando, Florida.
Anthony Davis, who struggled in Game 1, led Los Angeles Lakers with 31 points and pulled down 11 rebounds in 29 minutes.
NBA Playoff: Orlando Magic upset top-seeded Milwaukee Bucks, Portland Trail Blazers beat LA Lakers in series opener
Nikola Vucevic scored a playoff career-high 35 points and had 14 rebounds, as the Orlando Magic stunned the top-seeded Milwaukee Bucks 122-110 in the NBA's fan-free Disney World bubble.
Playoff teams will split a record $23,287,266 for making the NBA postseason, a figure that's up about $1.6 million from last year.
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.
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.
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
LeBron James had 16 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists to help the Lakers move 6 1/2 games ahead of the Clippers in the West with seven games remaining.
NBA: LA Clippers' Lou Williams will serve 10-day quarantine after visiting club, could miss three games
The issue was not that Clippers' Lou Williams left the bubble in Orlando, but that he also went to a club on that trip to Atlanta.
Rondo is averaging 7.1 points, 5.0 assists and 3.0 rebounds in 48 appearances this season, including three starts. He has been a regular presence on the floor late in close games, with coach Frank Vogel trusting his veteran leadership and playmaking.
The Los Angeles Lakers superstar won't wear one of the NBA-approved social justice messages on the back of his jersey when the NBA resumes competition later this month in the Orlando bubble.
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
After a few homebound months spent largely improving his video game skills, Anthony Davis is back at work as the Los Angeles Lakers attempt to achieve their interrupted goals.
With a plan for strict medical protocols agreed upon, NBA and the league's players believe it is safe to resume.
NBA stars Jaylen Brown, Karl-Anthony Towns join protests over George Floyd killing; LeBron James, Michael Jordan raise voice on social media
NBA stars like Jaylen Brown and Karl-Anthony Towns joined protests over the killing of George Floyd while LeBron James, Magic Johnson and Michael Jordan raised their voice on social media
LeBron James reiterated on Monday that he is hopeful the NBA season can resume, with the caveat that the health and well-being of players won’t be jeopardised by a return to play.
A celebrity figure across the globe, Bryant had to be identified by his fingerprints after his body was found in the dirt outside the wreckage of the chopper.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Few NBA teams reopen practice facilities for workouts as league looks to implement testing plans
The NBA took tiny steps toward a return to normalcy Friday, as a small number of practice facilities reopened for workouts and at least one team received permission from the league to test players and staff for the coronavirus.
Coronavirus Outbreak: NBA's LA Lakers to repay $4.6 million loan in bid to boost depleted COVID-19 relief funds
The Lakers applied for the loan under the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program, a part of the federal government's $2.2 trillion stimulus package