Latest NBA COVID-19 test results yields one positive result

Official release front the National Basketball Association: NEW YORK – Of the 492 players tested for COVID-19 since Jan. 20, one new player has returned a confirmed positive test. Anyone who has returned a confirmed positive test, or has been identified as having been in close contact to an infected person, is isolated or quarantined until they are cleared under the rules established by the NBA and the Players Association in accordance with CDC guidance.

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January 26, 2021 NBA Recap

Who Got it Done: pt rb ast Trae YoungATL vs. LAC 38 3 5   11-11 ft Rudy GobertUTA vs. NYK 18 19 2   4 blk D. CousinsHOU vs. WAS 19 11 2   5 stl Reggie JacksonLAC @ ATL 20 7 8   2 stl Austin RiversNYK @ UTA 25 3 1   5-7 3-pt Mike ConleyUTA vs. NYK 19 7 5 Bradley BealWAS @ HOU 33 5 4 De’Andre HunterATL vs. LAC 22 3 4 Royce O’NealeUTA vs. NYK 20 6 2 Clint CapelaATL vs. LAC 13 18 1   2 stl ,…

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Jackson State alum, NBA analyst and reporter Sekou Smith passes at 48

From Tim Bontemps of ESPN : Sekou Smith, a longtime NBA reporter and television analyst, died Tuesday after a battle with COVID-19. He was 48. A native of Grand Rapids, Michigan, Smith went to college at Jackson State in Mississippi before starting his career at the Clarion-Ledger in Jackson. He then went on to become a fixture in the NBA universe — first as a beat writer covering the Indiana Pacers for the Indianapolis Star and the Atlanta Hawks for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution before joining Turner Sports in 2009. For more than a decade,…

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January 25, 2021 NBA Recap

Who Got it Done pt rb ast LeBron JamesLAL @ CLE 46 8 6   7-11 3-pt Luka DončićDAL vs. DEN 35 11 16   Triple-double Malcolm BrogdonIND vs. TOR 36 7 9   13-14 ft Delon WrightDET vs. PHI 28 7 9   2 stl Stephen CurryGSW vs. MIN 36 4 3   7-12 3-pt Jerami GrantDET vs. PHI 25 8 5   10-10 ft M. PorterDEN @ DAL 30 8 0   6-10 3-pt S. Gilgeous-AlexanderOKC @ POR 24 9 6   2 blk Fred VanVleetTOR @ IND 25 4 6   2 stl Yesterday’s Scores Miami…

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January 24, 2021 NBA Recap

Who Got it Done pt rb ast Damian LillardPOR vs. NYK 39 5 8   6-10 3-pt Kawhi LeonardLAC vs. OKC 34 9 8 Gordon HaywardCHO @ ORL 39 9 1   5-8 3-pt OG AnunobyTOR @ IND 30 8 1   5 stl Jaylen BrownBOS vs. CLE 33 3 1   2 stl De’Andre HunterATL @ MIL 33 4 4 G. AntetokounmpoMIL vs. ATL 27 14 8 I. QuickleyNYK @ POR 31 3 4   5-8 3-pt John CollinsATL @ MIL 30 7 3   6-9 3-pt Myles TurnerIND vs. TOR 25 4 1   3…

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Russell Westbrook back in lineup against Spurs

The Washington Wizards announced that guard Russell Westbrook will play Sunday evening against the San Antonio Spurs. Westbrook had missed the last week plus with a left quad injury. Westbrook has played in eight games for the Wiz, averaging 19.3 points, 9.7 rebounds and 11.3 assists.

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January 23, 2021 NBA Recap

Who Got It Done pt rb ast Bam AdebayoMIA @ BRK 41 5 9   12-14 ft Anthony DavisLAL @ CHI 37 6 3   2 stl Joel EmbiidPHI @ DET 33 14 1   12-17 ft D. CousinsHOU @ DAL 28 17 5 Ben SimmonsPHI @ DET 20 9 7   10-12 ft Eric GordonHOU @ DAL 33 3 2   6-9 3-pt Nikola JokićDEN @ PHO 29 22 6   11-14 ft Kyrie IrvingBRK vs. MIA 28 6 7 Chris PaulPHO vs. DEN 21 9 13   2 stl Kevin DurantBRK vs. MIA 31 4…

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January 22, 2021 NBA Recap

Who Got It Done pt rb ast Jaylen BrownBOS @ PHI 42 9 3   5-8 3-pt Joel EmbiidPHI vs. BOS 38 11 3   14-15 ft Trae YoungATL @ MIN 43 4 5   8-12 3-p Deandre AytonPHO vs. DEN 27 13 1   11-13 fg Kyrie IrvingBRK @ CLE 38 1 5 Luka DončićDAL @ SAS 36 9 11 Zach LaVineCHI @ CHO 25 6 9 Nikola JokićDEN @ PHO 31 10 8   3 stl Gordon HaywardCHO vs. CHI 34 6 4   2 stl Kawhi LeonardLAC vs. OKC 31 8 2   10-10…

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Kevin Durant to sit out Friday tilt with Cleveland Cavaliers

The basketball world, and the Cleveland Cavaliers, will get a chance to see how Nets stars James Harden and Kyrie Irving will co-exist sans Kevin Durant. After logging over 50 minutes and putting up 38, 12 rebounds and 8 assist Wednesday in the team’s 147-135, Durant will sit out Friday’s return match with the Cavaliers to rest his Achilles’ tendon. From Malika Andrews of ESPN: Brooklyn Nets’ star Kevin Durant has been ruled out of Friday night’s game at the Cleveland Cavaliers for Achilles injury rehab. Durant played more than…

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January 21, 2021 NBA Recap

Who Got It Done pt rb ast D. MitchellUTA vs. NOP 36 7 5   6-8 3-pt LeBron JamesLAL @ MIL 34 6 8   6-10 3-pt Zion WilliamsonNOP @ UTA 27 3 2 Stephen CurryGSW vs. NYK 30 3 4   2 stl RJ BarrettNYK @ GSW 28 2 5 Julius RandleNYK @ GSW 16 17 9 Jrue HolidayMIL vs. LAL 22 5 7 M. RobinsonNYK @ GSW 18 8 1   2 blk K. Caldwell-PopeLAL @ MIL 23 3 0   7-10 3-pt Mike ConleyUTA vs. NOP 20 2 6   3 stl Yesterday’s…

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