Jazz, Lakers Winners in NBA Restart


Published on July 31 2020 6:26 am
Last Updated on July 31 2020 6:26 am

The Utah Jazz and the L.A. Lakers were the winners Thursday as the National Basketball Association restarted its season with two games in its Walt Disney World “bubble."

The Jazz beat the New Orleans Pelicans 106-104 in the first game and the Lakers beat the L.A. Clippers 103-101 in the second.

In both games, the players, coaches and referees kneeled together during the National Anthem in support of racial justice and equality. Although the NBA has a rule that players must stand during the anthem, Commissioner Adam Silver announced he wouldn’t enforce it, saying, “I respect our teams’ unified act of peaceful protest for social justice.”


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National Basketball Association

Thursday, July 30 Scoreboard

Utah 106, New Orleans 104

Los Angeles Lakers 103, Los Angeles Clippers 101


Friday, July 31 Schedule (All Times Eastern)

All Games at Orlando

Brooklyn vs. Orlando, 2:30 p.m.

Memphis vs. Portland, 4 p.m.

Phoenix vs. Washington, 4 p.m.

Boston vs. Milwaukee, 6:30 p.m.

Sacramento vs. San Antonio, 8 p.m.

Houston vs. Dallas, 9 p.m.


Saturday, August 1 (All Times Eastern)

All Games at Orlando

Miami vs. Denver, 1 p.m.

Utah vs. Oklahoma City, 3:30 p.m.

New Orleans vs. Los Angeles Clippers, 6 p.m.

Philadelphia vs. Indiana, 7 p.m.

Los Angeles Lakers vs. Toronto, 8:30 p.m.


Sunday, August 2 (All Times Eastern)

Washington vs. Brooklyn, 2 p.m.

Portland vs. Boston, 3:30 p.m.

San Antonio vs. Memphis, 4 p.m.

Sacramento vs. Orlando,6 p.m.

MIlwaukee vs. Houston, 8:30 p.m.

Dallas vs. Phoenix, 9 p.m.



Women's National Basketball Association

Minnesota 83, Chicago 81

Washington 89, Seattle 71

Los Angeles 81, Conneticut 76