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Kuzma’s trey carries Lakers past Nuggets

KYLE KUZMA’S 3-pointer with 0.4 second left lifted the Los Angeles Lakers to a 124-121 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Monday night near Orlando.

Former NBA champion Westphal diagnosed with brain cancer

THE PHOENIX SUNS announced on Sunday that former player and coach, and basketball Hall of Famer, Paul Westphal has been diagnosed with brain cancer.

LeVert, Harris lead Nets past Clippers

CARIS LEVERT had 27 points and 13 assists, leading the Brooklyn Nets to a 129-120 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday near Orlando.

Doncic goes off in Mavericks’ overtime triumph over Bucks

LUKA DONCIC had 36 points, a career-high 19 assists and 14 rebounds for his 17th triple-double of this season and 25th of his career while leading the Dallas Mavericks to a 136-132 overtime victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday night near Orlando.

Sixers’ Simmons to have surgery on left knee

PHILADELPHIA 76ers All-Star Ben Simmons will have potentially season-ending surgery on his left knee, the team announced Saturday.

Luka Doncic dominant in Mavericks win over Kings

LUKA DONCIC capped a 34-point, 20-rebound, 12-assist triple-double with a basket inside to break a tie with 1:57 remaining in overtime Tuesday afternoon as the Dallas Mavericks outlasted the Sacramento Kings for a 114-110 victory.

Lakers clinch top seed in Western Conference

ANTHONY DAVIS scored 42 points and grabbed 12 rebounds Monday, and the Los Angeles Lakers clinched the no. 1 seed in the Western Conference playoffs with a 116-108 victory over the Utah Jazz at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex near Orlando.

Mavericks book playoff spot, but Suns get win

DEVIN BOOKER’S 30 points helped the Phoenix Suns come back from a 15-point deficit and stun the playoff-bound Dallas Mavericks 117-115 on Sunday night at the VISA Athletic Center near Orlando.

Lowry nets 33 as Raptors cruise past LA Lakers

KYLE LOWRY had 33 points, 14 rebounds and six assists, leading the Toronto Raptors to a 107-92 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Saturday at The Arena near Orlando.

Cignal starts role as new home of NBA in the PHL

THE National Basketball Association resumes with its 2019-2020 season on Friday in a “bubble” setup in Orlando, Florida, and along with it Cignal TV marks its first day serving as the new home of the league in the Philippines.

Bio-secure bubble presents unusual challenges for NBA

LOS ANGELES — An NBA season like no other resumes inside a bio-secure bubble in Orlando this week, following a four-and-a-half month break, in what will probably be the most uniquely challenging title run in the 74-year history of the league.

NBA a huge piece of the puzzle for Cignal TV, say...

NOW the home of the National Basketball Association (NBA) in the country, Cignal TV, Inc. expressed its excitement, seeing it as very significant in filling a huge space in the puzzle in its push to be the premier destination for sports programming in the Philippines.

Westbrook returns to practice

HOUSTON Rockets point guard Russell Westbrook participated in his first practice Wednesday since clearing the National Basketball Association’s (NBA) coronavirus quarantine protocol.

NBA, Titan ink multiyear merchandising partnership

LOCAL National Basketball Association (NBA) fans looking for authentic league merchandise will once again have their fill beginning next month after the NBA and Titanomachy International, Inc. (Titan) inked a multiyear merchandising partnership to relaunch the official online NBA Store in the Philippines. 

NBA says no player tested positive for COVID-19 in the past...

TORONTO — The National Basketball Association (NBA) said on Monday that none of the 346 players who have been tested for COVID-19 over the last week on its bubble-like campus at Disney World in Florida returned positive tests.

Clippers won’t push load-conscious Leonard

EVEN after more than four months on hiatus, the Los Angeles Clippers are not planning to push All-Star Kawhi Leonard as the NBA season restarts.

Lakers’ Davis won’t wear social justice message

LOS ANGELES LAKERS star Anthony Davis is joining teammate LeBron James in passing on placing a social justice message on the back of his jersey when the National Basketball Association (NBA) season starts again, Yahoo Sports reported Sunday.

NBA doctors worried about lingering effects of COVID-19

LEAGUE PHYSICIANS and officials are concerned about the lingering health effects for National Basketball Association (NBA)players who contract the coronavirus, ESPN reported Saturday.

It’s not all fun and games for NBA at Disney complex

TORONTO — Disney World’s Magic Kingdom Park is billed as the “The Most Magical Place On Earth,” but National Basketball Association players arriving at the Florida resort on Wednesday to prepare for the restart of their COVID-19 season can expect something more dreary than fun.

Silver: ‘Significant spread’ of virus could shut season again

NATIONAL Basketball Association (NBA) commissioner Adam Silver on Tuesday voiced concern that a “significant spread” of the coronavirus could potentially expose a “hole in our bubble” and shut down the season a second time.

NBA distributes protocols for players travelling without team

AS THE National Basketball Association begins welcoming teams to ESPN Wide of Sports Complex near Orlando this week for the resumption of the 2019–20 season, the league has reportedly set the protocols for players unable to travel with the rest of their team.

NBA ‘bubble’ reportedly cost over $150 million

THE COST of restarting the National Basketball Association season in a campus environment in an attempt to ensure safety is over $150 million, ESPN reported on Wednesday.

Silver touts safety of Disney campus for games to resume

NEW YORK — With no entirely risk-free path to play, National Basketball Association Commissioner Adam Silver said he hopes the league can be a model for other industries to safely reopen when it resumes its season.

Utah Jazz center Gobert still not fully recovered

UTAH JAZZ center Rudy Gobert, the first National Basketball Association player to reportedly test positive for COVID-19 and who drew the ire of numerous people when the league initially suspended the season, says he is still not fully recovered more than three months after his original diagnosis.

After releasing schedule, NBA admits risk exists

EVEN as the National Basketball Association was unveiling its schedule for the conclusion of the regular season, commissioner Adam Silver admitted Friday that the league’s “bubble” in central Florida can’t be made totally safe from the coronavirus pandemic.

More NBA players test positive for the COVID-19 virus

INDIANA PACERS point guard Malcolm Brogdon and Sacramento Kings players Buddy Hield and Jabari Parker were among the latest to test positive for the COVID-19 virus.

Jokic, six other NBA players reported COVID-19 positive

SEVEN National Basketball Association players, including Denver Nuggets All-Star center Nikola Jokic, have tested positive for the coronavirus recently, according to various media reports Tuesday.

Raptors preparing to resume season in Florida

THE defending National Basketball Association champions Toronto Raptors began preparations to resume the 2019–20 season on Monday.

NBA worried but ‘resolute’ about restart as virus spreads

THE National Basketball Association is concerned about the growing number of coronavirus cases in Florida but intends to go ahead with its plan to restart the season in a “bubble” in the state, ESPN reported Sunday.

Reports: Clippers to sign Noah for rest of season; NBA Draft...

LOS ANGELES Clippers will sign center Joakim Noah for the remainder of the season, Shams Charania of The Athletic reported Saturday.

NBA young stars want insurance protection

AS THE NATIONAL Basketball Association and its players continue to negotiate an attempt to restart the season, several young stars reportedly spoke with the NBA Players Association (NBPA) on Friday about the possibility of league-financed insurance policies to protect against career-threatening injuries.

NBA might allow players to opt out of season’s restart

NOT all National Basketball Association players are thrilled about the league’s plan to restart action in a central Florida “bubble,” ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported Wednesday.

NBA planning shortened ‘20–‘21 season, says Hawks GM

A SHORTENED 2020–21 season is part of the National Basketball Association’s plan to reduce the impact of a compacted offseason.

Warriors unsure if Klay Thompson is fully healthy

ONE WEEK shy of a year after Klay Thompson tore his left anterior cruciate ligament, the Golden State Warriors remain uncertain about whether he is fully healthy.

NBA tweaks standings, will clarify team roster rules

THE NATIONAL Basketball Association continues to fine-tune the structure and rules it will follow when the season resumes July 31 at the Disney World campus in Orlando, Florida, including tweaks to the standings and potential roster changes.

NBA set to approve plan for 22-team return — reports

THE National Basketball Association’s (NBA) Board of Governors on Thursday was expected to approve the league’s plan for a 22-team return in Orlando, ESPN reported.

Silver, NBA shift focus to fighting racism

NATIONAL Basketball Association commissioner Adam Silver asked all 30 teams to encourage and embrace the push for social change.

Weighing options

OVER the last few days, there has been marked speculation on whether the National Basketball Association can still resume its 2019–20 campaign. Whereas the...

Tatum scores 27 as Boston Celtics upset Los Angeles Lakers

LOS ANGELES — Jayson Tatum scored 27 points, Kemba Walker and Jaylen Brown added 20 apiece, and the Boston Celtics overwhelmed the visiting Los Angeles Lakers 139-107 Monday night.

adidas releases Spider-Man and NBA star-inspired D.O.N. Issue #1

ADD National Basketball Association star Donovan Mitchell to the list of league players who have a line of shoes now that adidas, in collaboration with Marvel, released recently the first signature basketball kicks of the “Spida” -- the D.O.N. Issue #1.

Irving, Celtics top Sixers in overtime

KYRIE IRVING scored 40 points, including two three-pointers in the final two minutes of overtime, and the Boston Celtics overcame a five-point deficit in the extra session to defeat the visiting Philadelphia 76ers, 121-114, on Tuesday.

Agent optimistic about client Markelle Fultz’s status

THE PHILADELPHIA 76ers do not know when Markelle Fultz might be ready to return to action, but Fultz’s agent is optimistic that the second-year guard will play for Philadelphia again this season.

National Basketball Association allows one-time exception for players seeing action in...

AFTER its policy on allowing its players to play in international tournaments was taken to task, the National Basketball Association (NBA) decided to grant a “one-time exception” for those seeing action in the 18th Asian Games in Indonesia.

Carmelo Anthony joins Rockets

HOUSTON — Carmelo Anthony, who is coming off the lowest scoring season of his career, signed a one-year contract with the Houston Rockets on Monday.

NBA Store Philippines’ run comes to an end

THE RUN of the standalone NBA stores in the country will cease at the end of August, the National Basketball Association office in the Philippines announced last week.