The Phoenix Suns lead the LA Clippers 1-0 in the Western Conference Finals, while the Eastern Conference Finals begins on Wednesday, June 23.
Leonard was penalized for an offensive foul late in the game as Harden earned a crucial call to ice the game for the Nets.
The Clippers squandered a 3-1 lead in the Conference Semifinals and are 0-8 in Game 7 when presented with the chance of reaching the Conference Finals.
Both leagues postponed tonight's games in response to unrest following Jacob Blake's shooting in Kenosha, Wisconsin, following postponements on Wednesday night.
Players and coaches from both teams knelt in protest against racism and social discrimination ahead of their game on Thursday night.
Two of the bookmakers' favorites for the NBA title meet on Thursday night in the second game of the post-coronavirus lockdown restart
The NBA season resumes after a four-month layoff on Thursday, with the Lakers and the Bucks still the teams to beat.
Having clinched a first playoff berth in six seasons, the Lakers strengthened their grip on the Western Conference with a win over the Clippers.
"The decision [to postpone the game] was made out of respect for the Lakers organization, which is deeply grieving the tragic loss of Lakers legend Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna and seven other people in a helicopter crash on Sunday," the NBA stated.
The Lakers take on the Clippers looking to snap a three-game losing streak, while their local rivals aim to move closer to the top of the Western Conference.
The 29-year-old hasn't played this season after undergoing surgery to both shoulders in the summer but could be active on Monday night.
Los Angeles Clippers star Kawhi Leonard is planning to sit out Wednesday night's game against the Milwaukee Bucks due to load management and one ESPN analyst is not happy with the decision.
The Golden State Warriors begin the post-Kevin Durant era on Thursday night when they host the Los Angeles Clippers.
The child baited a cameraman by holding a Clippers t-shirt, but as soon as the camera panned to him, he dropped the Clippers shirt and held up a shirt in support of the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong.
The two title favorites face each other in the second game of Opening Night 2019 in Los Angeles on Tuesday.
The City of Angels last celebrated a NBA title a decade ago, but bookmakers believe the Clippers and the Lakers can end the wait this season.
The NBA season gets underway next Tuesday when the Toronto Raptors host the New Orleans Pelicans, before the Lakers take on the Clippers
The Clippers plan to move to the 18,500-seat arena by 2024, when their lease at Staples Center expires.
The All-Star guard was traded to the Los Angeles Clippers in a blockbuster deal last month after being recruited by Kawhi Leonard.
The Golden State Warriors star suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon in Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Monday night.
Harden scored 31 points as the Rockets thrashed the Clippers 135-103 in Los Angeles on Wednesday night.
Authorities have urged anyone who made direct contact with the bat to contact a health provider to receive rabies vaccinations.
The six-player trade underlines the Sixers are tired of waiting and want to win now.
The trade deadline is set for Thursday at 3 p.m.
Stephenson's flying elbow caught Clippers' center Boban Marjanovic square on the nose but the Lakers' forward wasn't penalized.
Rivers thought he had torn his ACL after falling but escaped unscathed.