NBA season

NBA season start confirmed

The usual season-start date in October was pushed back because the coronavirus pandemic which caused delays to the 2019-20 campaign.

The NBA and its players' union have agreed a 72-game season - a reduction on a usual campaign.

The 2020-21 salary cap has also been set at $160 million.

The 2019-20 season was halted by the coronavirus pandemic in March and concluded in a 'bubble' environment in Orlando on 11 October, four months later than the season typically ends.

NBA season over for Steven Adams

The Thunder were beaten 96-91 by the Utah Jazz in Salt Lake City to lose the series 4-2.

Adams scored 19 points and pulled down 16 rebounds in the loss.

Russell Westbrook scored a game high 46 points for the Thunder, but missed numerous 3-point attempts to try and tie the game up as the clock ran down.

Adams and Westbrook were the only players in the Thunder lineup to reach double figures in scoring.

Rookie Donovan Mitchell led the way for the home team with 38 points.