Tributes to Kobe Bryant were paid across the NBA as eight games were played amid sombre atmospheres on the day of the former Los Angeles Lakers great’s death.
Giannis Antetokounmpo celebrated the NBA’s first regular season game in France with 30 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Milwaukee Bucks to a 116-103 victory over the Charlotte Hornets on Friday night.
The Boston Celtics handed the Los Angeles Lakers their biggest loss of the season as they defeated the Western Conference leaders by 32 points in Boston.
The New York Knicks broke a five-game losing streak to beat the Miami Heat 124-121.
A late rally by the Portland Trail Blazers and the ageless skills of Carmelo Anthony proved enough to secure a gritty two-point victory over the Toronto Raptors.
The LA Clippers’ NBA championship aspirations took a battering at the Staples Center as they went down 140-114 to the Memphis Grizzlies.
The Memphis Grizzlies pulled off a major upset by beating the Miami Heat 118-111 in the NBA on Monday night.
James Harden scored 54 points as the Houston Rockets overpowered the Magic 130-107 in Orlando.
Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 35 points as Milwaukee beat Detroit 127-103.
Josh Richardson scored a season-high 32 points to help the Philadelphia 76ers to a 113-86 victory against his former team the Miami Heat.
Alec Burks scored 29 points as the Golden State Warriors beat the Memphis Grizzlies 114-95 to snap a seven game losing streak.