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NBA Rumors: Lakers Easily Win Game 1

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Top NBA News Headlines: On Friday, Lakers convincingly won Game 1 vs Nuggets... Gordon Hayward upgraded to Questionable for Celtics vs Heat Game 3... On Thursday, the Heat took a 2-0 series lead on Celtics... Mike D'Antoni now a coaching free agent... This weekend's NBA playoff game schedule | Website updated September 19, 2020

NBA Playoffs Series Discussion Threads

Eastern Conference Finals: Boston Celtics vs Miami Heat Series Thread
Western Conference Finals: Los Angeles Lakers vs Denver Nuggets Series Thread

NBA News Headlines

NBA Daily Roundup: On Friday, Lakers took 1-0 series lead on Nuggets
Gordon Hayward upgraded to Questionable for Celtics vs Heat Game 3
Some key Raptors players are free agents this summer, including Fred VanVleet
Will Coby White emerge as primary point guard for Bulls?
A look at Utah Jazz roster moves in the 2019-20 season
Giannis Antetokounmpo wins 2019-20 NBA MVP award
Steve Nash discusses new job as Nets head coach
No timetable on a Will Barton return for Nuggets
Raptors and team president Masai Ujiri not talking contract extension yet
Timberwolves forward Juancho Hernangomez has role in new Adam Sandler basketball movie
ESPN hires Vince Carter as an NBA and college basketball analyst
Sacramento Kings hire Monte McNair as General Manager
Sacramento Kings name Joe Dumars as Chief Strategy Officer
2019-20 All-NBA teams announced
2020 NBA Draft date rescheduled to November 18
2019-20 NBA All-Rookie teams announced
Raptors sign coach Nick Nurse to contract extension
Video of clutch Jimmy Butler NBA plays
Heat coach Erik Spoelstra speaks on matchup with Celtics
Should Mike D’Antoni get Sixers coaching job?
Dwyane Wade keeping a close eye on Miami Heat playoff run
James Johnson praises former teammate Jimmy Butler
Memphis Grizzlies hire Sonia Raman as an assistant coach
In NBA real estate news, Draymond Green buys new house
The 2020-21 NBA season might not start in December
Yes, Playoff Rondo exists
Official 2019-20 NBA All-Defensive Teams
Oklahoma City Thunder and head coach Billy Donovan part ways
Suns reportedly adding Brian Randle to coaching staff
A look at NBA draft prospect Anthony Edwards

More NBA Features and NBA Analysis

All Dates are DEFINITELY Subject to Change

JULY 7-9: Teams Travel to Orlando
July 9-29: Team Training Camps and Scrimmages
July 30 Season Resumes with Seeding Games
August 15-16: Play-In Tournament
August 17: 2020 NBA Playoffs Begin
August 20: 2020 Draft Lottery
August 31: Conference Semifinals Begin
September 15: Conference Finals Begin
September 30: 2020 NBA Finals Begin
October 13: Last Possible Date for NBA Finals Game 7
November 18: The 2020 NBA draft date

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2020 NBA Playoffs
The 2020 NBA playoffs started August 17. First round playoff matchups are Bucks vs Magic, Raptors vs Nets, Celtics vs Sixers, and Pacers vs Heat in the East, and Lakers vs Blazers, Clippers vs Mavs, Nuggets vs Jazz, and Rockets vs Thunder in the West. Hit our NBA Playoffs home page for complete postseason schedules and results.

NBA Rumors
You should read our NBA rumors page every day. It's updated at least daily, even right now as the league (and much of the world) is on hold due to the global coronavirus pandemic. Whatever is happening in the world, all the hoops hype is here on every day.

NBA Daily
The action on the court -- the games --- that's what always matters most. For a daily roundup on one website page, hit our NBA daily game recaps, for a right-to-the-point summary.

NBA Free Agency
The 2019 NBA free agency period was legendary. Big NBA free agents quickly agreed to many deals that nobody saw coming. Some of the biggest 2019 NBA offseason news included Kawhi Leonard and Paul George going to the Clippers, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant to the Nets, D'Angelo Russell to the Warriors, Kemba Walker to the Celtics, Jimmy Butler to the Heat, and Al Horford to the Sixers. As for 2020, we don't know exact calendar dates for that yet, because everything is on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic. Most years, signings begin in early July. We should have an update on that in May or at latest, June.

NBA Power Rankings
The most important thing in NBA basketball is winning. Each team's win-loss record is forever the biggest measuring stick. For that, see the NBA standings page. But judging how good each team truly is, that's subjective. It's an opinion. For that, see the NBA power rankings.

NBA Draft
The 2019 NBA Draft took place on June 20 and the first few picks went as expected: the Pelicans drafted Zion Williamson No. 1 overall, the Grizzlies took Ja Morant at No. 2, and the Knicks took R.J. Barrett at No. 3. The best, most consistent rookie in the 2019-20 NBA season was Morant. Zion missed much of the 2019-20 season due to injury, but was awesome on the court once he actually started playing. As for 2020, the draft is scheduled for June 25.

NBA Summer Leagues
There were three NBA Summer Leagues in 2019. The Salt Lake City Summer League (run by the Jazz) and California Classic (run by the Kings) both ran from July 1-3. The main league, and centerpiece of summer action, the Las Vegas NBA Summer League ran from July 5-15 and featured all 30 teams. Right now, it's unclear if 2020 summer league will be played.

FIBA World Cup
The 2019 FIBA World Cup tournament, the hot international basketball event of the summer is a wrap. Spain controlled almost the entire gold medal game, and came away with victory, leaving Argentina with silver. And in the third place game, France claimed silver, while Australia finished 4th. Team USA finished a mere 7th. To see what happened in each USA game, hit our USA basketball page.

2020 NBA All-Star Weekend
Friday, Feb. 14
- NBA All-Star Celebrity Game
- Rising Stars Game
Saturday, Feb. 15
- Skills Challenge
- Three-point Shootout
- Slam Dunk Contest
Sunday, Feb. 16
- NBA All-Star Game

NBA Videos
To truly understand NBA basketball, you need to watch the games. Full games. But viewing top plays and hot highlights is always fun. For the most awe-inspiring dunks, passes, shot-blocks and more, hit our NBA video clips page.

NBA Stats
The NBA stats section focuses on the essentials. The most popular page for fans is probably the NBA player stat leaders page. But click the section to see what each team is good and not so good at, which rookies are shining, and more. Also in that section is the NBA attendance data info page.