NBA: Bucks reach second round of playoffs after triggering shutdown, Lakers snap playoff win drought
Milwaukee Bucks were scheduled to play Wednesday afternoon, but the team decided not to take the court to show their frustration over the police shooting in Kenosha, Wisconsin, of Jacob Blake, a 29-year-old Black man, along with other acts of racial injustice.
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: With boycott, players make definitive statement against racism even as league finds itself at crossroads
By refusing to play due to the Jacob Blake shooting incident, NBA players and teams have taken a definitive stand against racism. But the league finds itself at a moment of reckoning.
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.
The Chicago Bulls have not made it to the Playoffs for the fourth time in five years.
Brooklyn Nets and Orlando Magic clinched the last two remaining East spots Friday, meaning no play-in series — a new wrinkle added to the rules of the NBA's season restart — will be needed on that half of the bracket.
Trump said he turns away when he sees NBA players kneel during the anthem, although players have said the move is to protest police brutality and social injustice, and is not an insult to the flag, military or nation.
Harden, who had 23 points in the first quarter, passed Calvin Murphy to become the second-leading scorer in franchise history behind Hakeem Olajuwon.
Jonathan Isaac became the first player to not kneel when he stood before he and the Orlando Magic played the Brooklyn Nets.
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: Zion Williamson starts, but doesn't finish, for New Orleans Pelicans in 104-106 loss to Utah Jazz
Zion Williamson scored 13 points in about 15 minutes, using spin moves and explosive drives to hit contested, leaning layups.
NBA: As league restarts after four-month hiatus, an interactive look at new normal inside the bubble
The NBA that shut down in March will be very different than the NBA that restarts on 30 July. Here's an interactive look at life inside the league's Orlando bubble.
Just a day before the NBA restarts in a bubble in Orlando, the league announced that all 344 players have tested negative for COVID-19.
NBA: Anthony Davis could miss LA Lakers' first game on restart, Zion Williamson practices with New Orleans
Anthony Davis, who left the Los Angeles Lakers’ second scrimmage after getting poked in the eye and didn’t play in the team’s exhibition finale at Walt Disney World, didn’t practice on Tuesday.
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.
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.
NBA: New Orleans Pelicans' Zion Williamson in quarantine after returning to bubble, could play against Utah Jazz
NBA said on Saturday that Williamson will have to serve a four-day quarantine for leaving the league’s Disney bubble on 16 July to tend to an urgent family matter.
The Pelicans say Williamson intends to rejoin the team in the Orlando area for the resumption of the season, but they did not specify when.
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."