LeBron James and Lakers teammates continue to pay subtle tributes to Kobe Bryant, who died with his daughter and seven others on Jan. 26, 2020.

Commissioner Adam Silver said that vaccinating players was “something we’re particularly focused on” as the league attempts to complete a condensed 72-game season.

The team plans to let approximately 1,500 fans attend games starting later this month, and all guests and employees will need to be screened by the dogs.


The Wizards, with two new players aboard, finally return to play Sunday

Washington's game in San Antonio will be its first since Jan. 11.

Wizards get much-needed frontcourt depth with former Maryland center Alex Len

Len, who was drafted No. 5 overall in 2013, has averaged 7.9 points and 6.2 rebounds in his career.

Wizards return to practice with just eight eligible players — and have another game postponed

Washington had enough eligible players Wednesday to take the court for the first time since a Jan. 11 win over Phoenix.

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Brooklyn’s three stars made their shared debut together Wednesday, flashing their immense shared potential at times before falling, 147-135, to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

The all-star guard, who returns to a team that now includes James Harden, apologized to fans and declared himself “happy to be back.”

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The early returns on Zion Williamson’s second season include promising signs and some causes for concern.

The discovery came during a physical to complete the four-team James Harden trade.

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James Harden had a triple-double that included 14 assists in his Brooklyn debut, quickly moving past his messy exit from Houston.

Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony Towns, who lost his mother to covid-19 last April, has tested positive for the coronavirus.

The Brooklyn point guard has missed the team's past five games while ceding close to $900,000 in fines and forfeited salary.

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While Harden achieved his major short-term goals, the saga surrounding his exit from Houston is liable to do longer-term damage.

  • Perspective

In the NBA, the willingness of a super team’s third star to embrace his role often determines success.

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The NBA season received a jolt when the Brooklyn Nets boldly acquired James Harden to form a tantalizing trio with Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving.

The 2018 MVP said that the struggling Rockets "just aren't good enough," fueling rumors that he is seeking a trade.

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While injuries and atrocious defense have defined the Wizards’ slow start, a little patience is still in order.

The NBA’s new health protocols crack down on player behavior at home and on road trips after positive coronavirus tests have led to five postponed games this week.

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Despite some early positive indicators, the Clippers face nagging issues and some new concerns that might complicate their title chase.

Less than three weeks into the NBA season, positive tests and contact tracing efforts have landed stars in quarantine and left coaches questioning league decisions.

Facing billions in lost revenue amid the pandemic, Commissioner Adam Silver said the NBA is studying the possibility of expansion. Seattle and Las Vegas want in.

Two of the NBA’s most prominent voices — as well as consistent sources of criticism of President Trump — joined the chorus of NBA players and coaches who have decried the violent breach of the U.S. Capitol as well of President Trump’s role in the brief insurrection.

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The Miami Heat are bringing back some fans, with help from some dogs

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Nikola Jokic had 29 points and 22 rebounds, Jamal Murray hit a difficult 3-pointer to force overtime and the Denver Nuggets outlasted the Phoenix Suns 120-112 in two overtimes Saturday night

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Donovan Mitchell had 23 points, seven rebounds and six assists as the Utah Jazz routed the Golden State Warriors 127-108 for their eighth straight victory

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Anthony Davis scored a season-high 37 points against his hometown team, LeBron James added 17 points and 11 rebounds, and the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Chicago Bulls 101-90 on Saturday

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Eric Gordon scored a season-high 33 points, DeMarcus Cousins had his best game for Houston with 28 points and 17 rebounds and the Rockets beat the Dallas Mavericks 133-108

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