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Indiana Pacers forward T.J. Warren (1) celebrates with guards Malcolm Brogdon (7) and Victor Oladipo (4) after a play against the Los Angeles Lakers during an NBA basketball game Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kim Klement/Pool Photo via AP)

Warren scores 39, Pacers surge past Lakers late, 116-111

Aug. 8, 2020 9:46 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — T.J. Warren is leading a litany of All-Stars in scoring inside the NBA bubble, and his Indiana Pacers are the only Eastern Conference team with four wins. They got there with a victory over LeBron James and the Lakers. Warren scored 39 points, including seven straight to put...

FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James speaks during the NBA basketball team's media day in El Segundo, Calif. This season’s NBA MVP has won the award before. A trio of past winners of the award — reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks, four-time MVP LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers and 2017-18 winner James Harden of the Houston Rockets — were announced Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, as the finalists for this season’s top NBA individual honor. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu, File)

The NBA MVP finalists: Antetokounmpo, James and Harden

Aug. 8, 2020 8:48 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — This season’s NBA MVP has won the award before. A trio of past winners of the award — reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks, four-time MVP LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers and 2017-18 winner James Harden of the Houston Rockets —...

Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) dribbles while defended by Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma (0) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kim Klement/Pool Photo via AP)

Harden's 39 help Rockets past short-handed Lakers 113-97

Aug. 7, 2020 12:33 AM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — James Harden had 39 points and 12 assists to lead the Houston Rockets to a 113-97 victory on Thursday night over the Los Angeles Lakers, who were playing without LeBron James. The Lakers, who clinched the top seed in the Western Conference on Monday, didn’t have James...

Anfernee Simons, left, of the Portland Trail Blazers knocks the ball away from Russell Westbrook, right, of the Houston Rockets during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kevin C. Cox/Pool Photo via AP)

Lillard, Anthony help Blazers over Rockets, 110-102

Aug. 5, 2020 12:34 AM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Damian Lillard scored 21 points and Carmelo Anthony hit a big 3-pointer late to help the Portland Trail Blazers to a 110-102 victory over the Houston Rockets on Tuesday night. The Blazers led by one before Lillard made one of two free throws. Anthony’s 3 then extended...

Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo looks to move the ball against the Houston Rockets during an NBA basketball game Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Mike Ehrmann/Pool Photo via AP)

Westbrook scores 31 as Rockets get 120-116 win over Bucks

Aug. 3, 2020 12:18 AM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Russell Westbrook scored 31 points and the Houston Rockets used strong defense down the stretch for a 120-116 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Sunday night. It was the 36th straight game with at least 20 points for Westbrook, who led Houston's offense on a night James...

Houston Rockets James Harden (13)  dribbles the ball against the Dallas Mavericks during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, July 31, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Mike Ehrmann/Pool Photo via AP)

Harden has 49 to lead Rockets over Mavericks 153-149 in OT

Aug. 1, 2020 1:02 AM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — James Harden scored 49 points and the Houston Rockets outlasted the Dallas Mavericks 153-149 in overtime Friday night in their first game in the NBA bubble. Harden made 1 of 2 free throws before Trey Burke made a 3-pointer to get the Mavericks within 3 with about 15 seconds...

FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2020, file photo, Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers talks to his players during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Minnesota Timberwolves in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo, File)

Here's 10 things to know about the NBA season restart

Jul. 30, 2020 2:36 AM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Welcome back, NBA. The games start Thursday night at Walt Disney World, and here's 10 things to know as the season enters its restart phase. WHERE WE WERE In case you forgot, and you likely did, the hottest team when the NBA shut down for the coronavirus pandemic was ... the...

FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2020, file photo, Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo dunks during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers in Milwaukee. The Bucks believe they can build on the momentum they established while producing the NBA’s best record before the pandemic-imposed hiatus. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)

Game on: NBA finally set to see games that count again

Jul. 29, 2020 2:13 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Games were canceled. Practice facilities were shuttered. A season ended unceremoniously for eight teams. The draft process was delayed, as was free agency. Some players tested positive for the coronavirus. Many more took to the streets and used their voices to demand justice...

Referee Tony Brown blows his whistle, which is covered by a small cloth bag, during an NBA basketball game between the Toronto Raptors and the Portland Trail Blazers in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., on Sunday, July 26, 2020. NBA referees have added a baggie to their standard whistles for games at the NBA restart, in the interest of safety to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. The bags work to catch any spittle that may emanate from a referee’s mouth or whistle when being used. (AP Photos/Tim Reynolds)

It's in the bag: Even whistles now are safer at NBA restart

Jul. 27, 2020 9:24 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The NBA believes it has considered every possible way it can make the restarted season as safe as possible for everyone involved. That even included a plan to contain referee spittle. Referees at the NBA and WNBA restarts are using the same whistles as they always have...

FILE - In this Oct. 27, 2019, file photo, Dallas Mavericks' Luka Doncic (77) and Kristaps Porzingis (6) celebrate a basket by Porzingis in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Portland Trail Blazers in Dallas. The NBA restart means Doncic and  Porzingis are all but assured of making their playoff debuts in their first season on the court together with Dallas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)

Restart sets up Mavs' Doncic, Porzingis for playoff debuts

Jul. 23, 2020 4:15 PM EDT

The NBA restart means Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis are all but assured of making their playoff debuts in their first season on the court together with the Dallas Mavericks. While they have a few veterans to give them an idea of what's ahead, and some postseason experience overseas, nobody's kidding...