Jamal Murray's injury is a big blow to the Nuggets who are coming off a season in which they advanced to the Western Conference finals and are hoping to make another deep postseason run.
In a fourth quarter that featured eight lead changes, Donovan made the difference for the Jazz, scoring eight straight points in the final minute and a half.
Two-time All-Star Roy Hibbert talks about how the traditional NBA big-man, around whom he modelled his game, has become extinct while centres have evolved to counter the three-point wave.
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.
Trae Young gave interim Atlanta Hawks coach Nate McMillan a winning debut over the Miami Heat, 24 hours after the dismissal of Lloyd Pierce on Monday.
NBA players are apparently not easily impressed — even by other NBA players.
NBA: Bucks beat Nuggets in Giannis Antetokounmpo-Nikola Jokic showdown; Dejounte Murray helps Spurs edge Warriors
LaMelo Ball made a career-high seven 3-pointers and finished with 24 points, 10 assists and seven rebounds as Charlotte Hornets defeated short-handed Houston Rockets.
NBA: Nikola Jokic shines as Nuggets halt Utah's winning streak; Clippers, Wizards also clinch victories
Jokic erupted for 33 points in the first half – 22 in the first quarter – and added 12 rebounds for his 20th double-double to start the season.
In Houston, LeBron James scored 26 points -- and electrified his own Los Angeles Lakers bench with a nothing-but-net three-pointer — in the defending champions' 117-100 thumping of the Rockets.
Typically, the NBA has played preseason games in China and takes some regular-season games to Mexico and Europe. This season's plans called for a game in Paris, though the pandemic forced those to be tabled.
LeBron James punctuated his 27th postseason triple-double with a big fourth quarter, powering the Lakers to a 117-107 victory over the Denver Nuggets to win the Western Conference finals in five games.
Anthony Davis scored 34 points, LeBron James had 26 and the Lakers beat the Nuggets 114-108 on Thursday night in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals.
NBA: 'Pissed off' LeBron James sees Los Angeles Lakers roll past Denver Nuggets 126-114 in West finals opener
Anthony Davis had 37 points and 10 rebounds, LeBron James added 15 points and 12 assists hours after finishing a distant second in the MVP voting, and the Lakers rolled to a 126-114 victory on Friday night in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals.
NBA: Nuggets stun Clippers to reach Western Conference final; Heat beat Celtics in Game 1 of East final
The underdog Nuggets became the first team in NBA history to rally from a 3-1 series deficit twice in the same postseason.
NBA Playoffs: Raptors beat Celtics to tie East semi-finals; Nikola Jokic propels Nuggets to win over Clippers
Pascal Siakam had 23 points and 11 rebounds, Kyle Lowry added 22 points and 11 boards and the Toronto Raptors evened the Eastern Conference semi-final series at two games, beating the Boston Celtics 100-93.
NBA: Nuggets reach Western Conference semi-finals after registering thrilling win over Jazz; Celtics beat Raptors
Nikola Jokic had 30 points as the Denver Nuggets reached the Eastern Conference semi-finals with a thrilling 80-78 game seven victory over the Utah Jazz
The NBA did not announce results of coronavirus testing on staffers and other members of team travel parties, all of whom are also part of the mandatory testing program.
NBA: Anthony Davis wins All-Star game for Team LeBron with last throw; Kawhi Leonard claims Kobe Bryant MVP award
In the NBA All-Star game LeBron James’ team wore blue jerseys, all with the No. 2 for Gianna Bryant. Giannis Antetokounmpo’s team wore red, every player wearing No. 24 on the back for Kobe Bryant.
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
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