NBA: Tim Hardaway Jr, Luka Doncic star in Dallas Mavericks win; Washington Wizards beat Los Angeles Lakers
Dallas were playing for the first time in eight days after two postponements because of a wintry weather blast in Texas. Kristaps Porzingis didn’t play after showing up on the injury report the day of the game with back stiffness.
Isaiah Thomas hopes NBA is watching after getting USA Basketball call-up for FIBA AmeriCup qualifying games
Isaiah Thomas last played on 2 February, 2020, for Washington. He was traded to the Los Angeles Clippers three days later, then waived, and hasn’t appeared in an NBA game since.
The Lakers, who had won a franchise-best 10 road games to start the season, nearly kept the streak alive despite trailing by 14 points in the fourth quarter.
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.
Stephen Curry had the highest-scoring game in the NBA this season, finishing 18 for 31 and 8 of 16 on 3-pointers after beginning with a 21-point first quarter.
The Lakers closed with a 9-0 run for their second victory over the Spurs in three days.
The Rockets were playing their first game with Wall, DeMarcus Cousins and Eric Gordon, who missed the first two games due to COVID-19 health and safety protocols.
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.
The Westbrook-Wall deal works under the NBA’s rules because the two players are owed about the same amount: Each gets more than $80 million over the next two seasons, plus each has a player option of more than $45 million for 2022-23.
Fox's numbers have improved in each of his three NBA seasons. He averaged 11.6 points as a rookie, then 17.3 points two seasons ago and finally 21.1 points last season for the Kings. His field goal percentage has also risen in each of the last two seasons.
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.
Harden, who had 23 points in the first quarter, passed Calvin Murphy to become the second-leading scorer in franchise history behind Hakeem Olajuwon.
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: 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
NBA: Mitchell Robinson, Julius Randle power Knicks to win over Trail Blazers; West-leading Lakers ease past Suns
Portland’s Damian Lillard was held to 11 points on 5-for-20 shooting after scoring 30 or more in the previous three games
Giannis Antetokounmpo had 27 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Milwaukee Bucks to their 14th straight NBA victory, a 119-91 rout of the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday night.
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: Anthony Davis' second-half blitz powers Lakers to win over Thunder; Luka Doncic shines in Mavericks' thrashing of Cavaliers
Get yourself up to date with all the happenings of the NBA in our comprehensive wrap of the day's action, including Lakers' win over OKC Thunder and Kawhi Leonard's clutch jumper.
NBA: James Harden explodes for 59 points in high-scoring thriller; Joel Embiid, Karl-Anthony Towns ejected in Sixers' win
James Harden made the winning free throw with two seconds left, capping a 59-point performance as the Houston Rockets outgunned the Washington Wizards 159-158 on Wednesday.