Brooklyn Nets superstars Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving will miss Saturday night’s game against LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers due to the NBA’s health and safety protocols.Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving Out for Christmas Day Vs. Los Angeles Lakers — NBC Los Angeles
By John Krolik Special to The Examiner It’s one of the most iconic images — the star player taking the last shot as the clock winds down. 821 more wordsWarriors resisted temptation to play hero ball — and it paid off — The San Francisco Examiner
The NHL announced Friday it won’t resume its regular-season schedule before Tuesday. Teams aren’t allowed to come back to their facilities until Sunday.NHL postpones Golden Knights-Avalanche game on Monday — Las Vegas Review-Journal
The Boston Celtics have quite the lengthy injury report heading into Saturday’s matchup with the Milwaukee Bucks. So lengthy, in fact, it took them five tweets to post the whole thing — featuring 14 different players — on Twitter. That’s certainly concerning, especially in the age of 280-character tweets. Here’s a rundown: QUESTIONABLEJuancho Hernangomez (health […]Celtics Needed Five Tweets To Fit Injury Report Ahead Of Bucks Game — NESN.com
Starting on Christmas Day, it officially will be the Crypto.com Arena.Watch Lakers’ tribute to name-changing Staples Center — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports
Warriors vs. Suns is the best game of the day and must-watch.NBA on Christmas Day: Previews, where to watch five high-profile games — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports
With 50 games remaining, general manager Kelly McCrimmon hopes the worst is behind the Golden Knights, who are tied for first place in the Pacific Division with Anaheim.What GM Kelly McCrimmon thinks about Golden Knights’ season — Las Vegas Review-Journal
NBA G LEAGUE REGULAR SEASON TO BEGIN JANUARY 5, 2022
NEW YORK, Dec. 24, 2021 – The NBA G League today announced that its regular season, originally scheduled to tip off on Dec. 27, will begin on Jan. 5, 2022. The delay will give teams an opportunity to safely return players to market after the Christmas holiday and to replenish their rosters following NBA Call-Ups.
Information regarding games originally scheduled between Dec. 27 and Jan. 4 will be provided at a later date.
“We approached the game too casually,” Doc Rivers said.Watch Embiid miss clean look to tie game, Hawks beat 76ers 98-96 — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports
LOS ANGELES — It was fitting that on Thursday night, the Lakers as a franchise were largely looking back fondly on their 22 seasons at Staples Center. It’s hard to feel as warm about the immediate future. The San Antonio Spurs (13-18) ran over the Lakers, 138-110, in a game that never felt particularly close.…Lakers can’t keep up with Spurs as Staples Center era ends with lopsided loss — Press Enterprise