#Portland Trail Blazers

In the first round of the series, thanks to Damian Lillard, Blazers grabbed an early lead in the series with a 109-123 win.

Portland Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard.(Photo Credit: Twitter/@Dame_Lillard)

  • The Timberwolves announced on Monday they had hired Toronto Raptors assistant coach Chris Finch
  • Lillard said he has nothing against Finch but feels Vanterpool would be good for the Minnesota locker room
  • Vanterpool is in his second season as the Timberwolves associate head coach

Knicks had as many as six double digit scorers.(Photo: Twitter/@nyknicks)

  • The Knicks improved to 11-13, sixth in the Eastern Conference
  • Damian Lillard led Portland with a game-high 29 points
  • Trail Blazers fell to 12-10, level with San Antonio and Golden State for sixth in the Western Conference

The Los Angeles Lakers are third in the NBA Western Conference table. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@Lakers)

  • Anthony Davis and LeBron James  scored 25 and 21 points respectively in the Lakers' 107-99 victory 
  • Two female spectators were ejected after they heckled James  from courtside
  • The Milwaukee Bucks romped to a 134-106 win over the Portland Trail Blazers

.Boston, MA, USA
Anthony Davis, rested during the Lakers' match against Detroit Pistons, scored 14 rebounds on Saturday. (Photo Credit: Instagram/@lakers)

  • Lakers' LeBron James ended the match with 21 points
  • Los Angeles Lakers had lost in the previous two matches
  • Portland Trail Blazers defeated Chicag Bulls by a score of 123-122 

.Memphis, TN, USA
The NBA has already beefed up some protocols. (Photo Credit: Unsplash)

  • Memphis Grizzles depleted by coronavirus contact tracing
  • Grizzlies announced that Jonas Valanciunas entered the league's health and safety protocols
  • Wednesday's game between Wizards and Hornets has already been postponed

.Brooklyn, NY, USA
The Brooklyn Nets registered their second straight double-digit win with victory over the Philadelphia 76ers. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@NBA)

  • Philadehia 76ers, on a five-match winning streak, recorded a 122-109 loss against the Brooklyn Nets
  • The Los Angeles Lakers recorded their second loss of the season, beaten 119-109 by the San Antonio Spurs
  • LeBron James had 27 points, 12 assists and Anthony Davis finished with 23 points in the loss

.Portland, OR, USA
Portland's CJ McCollum scored a career-high nine three-pointers in the win against Houston Rockets. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@CJMcCollum)

  • CJ McCollum scored 44 points as the Portland Trail Blazers beat Houston Rockets 128-126
  • The Cleveland Cavaliers recorded a 128-119 win over Detroit Pistons
  • Philadelphia 76ers beat the New York Knicks 109-89

.Houston, TX, USA
The 31-year-old was fined $50,000 for attending an indoor party on Monday. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@JHarden13)

  • James Harden will play for Houston Rockets when they open the season Saturday at Portland
  • Harden could not play on Wednesday after he violated NBA health and safety protocols
  • The Rockets were forced to cancel their season opener after being unable to field the minimum eight players