NBA: For first time in 23 seasons, San Antonio Spurs miss playoffs; Portland Trail Blazers, Memphis Grizzlies advance to play-in tournament
Spurs were officially ousted when Memphis beat Milwaukee, and Phoenix completed an undefeated eight-game run in the NBA's restart bubble with a victory over Dallas.
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.
NBA: Kyle Lowry scores 33 points to lead Toronto Raptors to 11th straight win over Los Angeles Lakers
Kyle Lowry had 33 points, 14 rebounds and OG Anunoby scored 23 points as Toronto Raptors maintained their winning streak against Los Angeles Lakers since the 2014-2015 season.
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: 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.
It’s unclear if the Nuggets will reopen their practice facilities before the team flies to Orlando on 7 July to resume the NBA season
With a plan for strict medical protocols agreed upon, NBA and the league's players believe it is safe to resume.
The Los Angeles Times, citing two unnamed sources familiar with the event, said the date for the ceremony was selected in consultation with Bryant’s widow, Vanessa, the Lakers organization and the Staples Center.
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
NBA: New Orleans Pelicans' No 1 draft pick Zion Williamson returns to action, but will his knee hold up?
New Orleans Pelicans' No 1 draft pick Zion Williamson returns to action, but will his knee hold up?
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
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: 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: Marcus Morris sinks clutch three-pointer to power Knicks to victory; Heat hold on against Cavaliers
Morris' game-winning shot capped a back-and-forth fourth quarter in which there were five ties. Seth Curry put back a Tim Hardaway miss to level the score at 101-101 with 38 seconds left
NBA: Stephen Curry, Draymond Green help Warriors overhaul Pelicans; James Harden scores 40 to lead Rockets to victory
Golden State Warriors finally found a win. Philadelphia 76ers and San Antonio Spurs stayed unbeaten.
NBA: Kawhi Leonard's LA Clippers upstage LeBron James-led Lakers; Raptors begin title defence with win over Pelicans
Kawhi Leonard made his Los Angeles debut a successful one as his Clippers upstaged LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers to get their campaign off to a winning start.
NBA 2019-20: New Orleans Pelicans teenager Zion Williamson excites league like no rookie since LeBron James
Zion Williamson said: "The physicality is a little bit different. There are more players that are a lot stronger. But I feel like with my size, it's not going to be that big of an adjustment. I feel like I'll adjust very well."