The Phoenix Suns will still have plenty to play for when they square off against the host San Antonio Spurs on Sunday afternoon in the final regular-season game for both teams. If the Suns defeat San Antonio and Utah loses at Sacramento, Phoenix will win the conference because it owns the tiebreaker with the Jazz. The win granted the Suns their first 50-win season since 2009-10, which was also the most recent time Phoenix played in the postseason.
A win by the New York Knicks in the mid-afternoon ensured Saturday night would be all right for scoreboard watching. The Knicks' hopes of finishing fourth in the Eastern Conference will still be alive Sunday afternoon, when they are scheduled to host the Boston Celtics in the season finale for both teams. Each team earned a win Saturday afternoon, when the host Knicks squandered a 17-point third-quarter lead before beating the Charlotte Hornets 118-109 in overtime.
Taiwan appealed to people to avoid panic buying of items such as instant noodles and toilet paper as new curbs on gatherings and movement took effect to rein in the spread of COVID-19 during a spike in domestic infections. Taiwan raised its coronavirus alert level in the capital, Taipei, and the surrounding city, on Saturday, imposing two weeks of restrictions that will shut many venues and limit gatherings. In messages late on Saturday, the president, premier and economy ministry took to Facebook to say there was no need to hoard or rush to the shops, after people scrambled to stock up on basic goods, mainly instant noodles and toilet paper.