The streaking Brooklyn Nets announced the absence of Kyrie Irving ahead of Saturday's NBA clash with the Dallas Mavericks.
After Zlatan Ibrahimovic questioned LeBron James' political activism, the NBA star said he was fighting for an oppressed generation.
Having only just returned from coaching the Spanish national team, Sergio Scariolo was thrust into the top job for the Toronto Raptors.
A double-double from LeBron James saw the Los Angeles Lakers past the Portland Trail Blazers.
With Kevin Durant out injured, Domantas Sabonis was called up for the NBA All-Star Game.
The Brooklyn Nets will be without Kevin Durant for the final three games before the All-Star break as he rehabilitates his hamstring injury.
Having lost five straight earlier in the season, the Milwaukee Bucks have now won four in a row after beating the Pelicans.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic did not hesitate to name his greatest player of all time, before voicing strong opinions on NBA superstar LeBron James.
Kyrie Irving and James Harden dominated for the Nets, while Russell Westbrook and Bradley Beal's chemistry continued.
Brooklyn Nets head coach Steve Nash is pleased with his team's growth.