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Dec 11, 2017

Bench McBuckets allows Jeff Hornacek's Knicks to bounce back against Hawks
The New York Knicks got 30 points from Kristaps Porzingis, but Jeff Hornacek's five-man bench crew made a big difference against the Atlanta Hawks.

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Dec 11, 2017

Is LeBron James breaking the aging curve?
Kevin Pelton shows how LeBron has appeared to defy the normal NBA aging process this season in his battle against Father Time.

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Dec 10, 2017

Embiid a late scratch for 76ers with stiff back
Sixers center Joel Embiid was a late scratch from Sunday night's game against the Pelicans with back stiffness.

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Dec 10, 2017

No lie: Jayson Tatum is an elite shooter from beyond the arc
There were low expectations placed on Jayson Tatum's three-point shooting as a rookie, but the official leader in three-point percentage continues to shine from deep.

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Dec 10, 2017

Pelton mail: Greatest defensive players of modern era
Kevin Pelton answers questions on the top defenders, Rudy Gay, high-profile ejections and the best advanced statistics.

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Dec 10, 2017

What will Harden, Paul do in crunch time? Excel
The game got close for the Houston Rockets, but the greatness of James Harden and Chris Paul held up in Portland.

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Dec 10, 2017

What will Harden, Paul do in crunch time? Excel, again
The game got close for the Houston Rockets, but the greatness of James Harden and Chris Paul held up in Portland.

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Dec 10, 2017

Mirotic calls his shot after taking one from Portis
Nikola Mirotic's return to the Bulls has resulted in consecutive wins for the first time this season.

ESPN NBA
Dec 09, 2017

76ers' Covington hurt after crashing into stands
While trying to save a loose ball, 76ers forward Robert Covington crashed into the stands near the Cavaliers' bench and had to be helped off the court.

ESPN NBA
Dec 09, 2017

Who had the best sneakers of Week 8 in the NBA?
What do you do when no company will give you a sneaker deal? You go out and get your own signature kicks made. But was that enough for Spencer Dinwiddie to take the crown this week?

ESPN NBA
Dec 09, 2017

76ers' Brown: I do Gruden-like talks with Fultz
Sixers coach Brett Brown, who is used to the team's top picks missing significant time due to injury, said he holds film sessions with Markelle Fultz similar to those that MNF analyst Jon Gruden conducts with top college quarterbacks.

ESPN NBA
Dec 09, 2017

76ers' Brown: I hold Gruden-like talks with Fultz
76ers coach Brett Brown, who has grown accustomed to working with the team's top picks when they are injured, said he holds film sessions with Markelle Fultz similar to those that MNF analyst Jon Gruden conducts with top college quarterbacks.

ESPN NBA
Dec 09, 2017

Wiz left scratching heads after loss to Clippers
After a video replay, the Wizards were given another chance against the Clippers, but this time the game clock was set to 1.1 seconds, not 1.2. Marcin Gortat was forced to take a contested 21-foot jump shot that missed, ending the game.

ESPN NBA
Dec 09, 2017

Wiz left scratching heads by end to Clips loss
After a video replay, the Wizards were given another chance against the Clippers, but this time the game clock was set to 1.1 seconds, not 1.2. Marcin Gortat was forced to take a contested 21-foot jump shot that missed, ending the game.

ESPN NBA
Dec 09, 2017

Magic's Gordon (concussion) out vs. Hawks
Orlando leading scorer Aaron Gordon will miss Saturday's game against the Hawks because of a concussion, further draining the short-handed Magic.

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Dec 09, 2017

G League stars to play Mexico at All-Star Game
A team of top players in the NBA G League will play the Mexican national team in the NBA G League International Challenge at the All-Star Game in Los Angeles.

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Dec 09, 2017

Coach K, Duke learning the lessons of relying on youth
There are going to be days like this, when Duke goes on the road and loses to a team it should beat, like Boston College. It's price of one-and-done.

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Dec 09, 2017

76ers' Embiid to sit out game against Cavs
Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid will sit out Saturday's game against the Cleveland Cavaliers because he still hasn't been cleared to play back-to-back games.

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Dec 09, 2017

Embiid sits out as Sixers lose to Cavaliers
Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid sat out Saturday's game against the Cleveland Cavaliers because he still hasn't been cleared to play back-to-back games.

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Dec 09, 2017

Sixers' Embiid sits out game against Cavs
Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid sat out Saturday's game against the Cleveland Cavaliers because he still hasn't been cleared to play back-to-back games.

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Dec 09, 2017

76ers' Fultz no longer feeling shoulder soreness
76ers' rookie guard Markelle Fultz, who has only played in four games, is no longer experiencing shoulder soreness and will be re-evaluated in three weeks.

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Dec 09, 2017

Neophyte Celtics aspire to be like tested Spurs after getting burned by Manu
Manu Ginobili hit clutch 3-pointers at the end of both halves to key a Spurs win over a young Celtics team.

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Dec 09, 2017

Elias Says: December 9, 2017
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Dec 09, 2017

LeBron on loss: 'Listen, that was a good streak'
While the Cavaliers missed out on what would have been a franchise-record 14th straight win Friday night, coach Tyronn Lue said his team's 13-game run showed that this club is 'capable of playing Cavaliers basketball.'

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Dec 08, 2017

Mavs' Smith Jr. (hip) out at least next 2 games
Dallas Mavericks rookie point guard Dennis Smith Jr. will miss at least the next two games with a strained left hip, coach Rick Carlisle told reporters in Milwaukee on Friday. Smith sat out practice Thursday because of the injury.

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Dec 08, 2017

Blazers' Nurkic out for Rockets game Sat.
Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic has been ruled out of Saturday's game against the Houston Rockets with an ankle injury.

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Dec 08, 2017

Blazers' Nurkic won't face Rockets on Saturday
Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic has been ruled out of Saturday's game against the Houston Rockets with an ankle injury.

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Dec 08, 2017

Bosh's mom questioned in Dallas-area drug raid
Police said Chris Bosh is listed as the owner of the Dallas-area house that was raided Friday, but he was not among the people there.

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Dec 08, 2017

Sources: Kawhi pushes possible return to Tue.
Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard will sit out at least one more game and is hoping to make his season debut against the Mavericks on Tuesday, sources told ESPN.

ESPN NBA
Dec 08, 2017

Mavs' Noel out indefinitely after thumb surgery
Dallas Mavericks center Nerlens Noel has undergone surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left thumb, and there is no timetable for his return.

ESPN NBA
Dec 08, 2017

Fantasy basketball forecaster: Dec. 11-17
Here is everything you need to prepare your fantasy hoops rosters for the week ahead with matchup previews, schedule analysis and more.

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Dec 08, 2017

Hornets' Zeller, Kaminsky battling injuries
Hornets reserve center Cody Zeller will be out indefinitely with a torn medial meniscus in his left knee.

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Dec 08, 2017

Hawks request waivers on little-used Brussino
The Atlanta Hawks have requested waivers on swingman Nicolas Brussino, who played sparingly in four games.

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Dec 08, 2017

Cavs' Rose could need left ankle surgery
Cavs G Derrick Rose says he may need surgery for bone spur in his left ankle

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Dec 08, 2017

Cavs' Rose says he might need ankle surgery
Speaking to media for the first time since he rejoined the Cavs last week, Derrick Rose said he might need surgery for a bone spur in his left ankle.

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Dec 08, 2017

Fantasy NBA Daily Notes: Hot Suns Thursday, Friday night Boogie
We take a look back at Thursday's fantasy action and ahead to Friday night, including which Suns played well without Devin Booker, and a look at DeMarcus Cousin's #NarrativeStreet.

ESPN NBA
Dec 08, 2017

Spaced out: Ryan Anderson can't miss from Chris Paul
Ryan Anderson was one point shy of matching his season high, while Chris Paul nearly had a triple-double in a win over the Jazz.

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Dec 08, 2017

Bulls show value to secure fourth win
Shaun Anderson of TAB.com.au assess the markets for two key NBA fixtures on Saturday.

ESPN NBA
Dec 07, 2017

Process That: Ingram from Lonzo is a game winner in Philly
The Lakers blew a 16-point lead in Philadelphia, but Brandon Ingram saved his team with a game-winning 3-pointer.

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Dec 07, 2017

Silver: G League team in Mexico a possibility
With the NBA looking to grow its presence in Latin America, commissioner Adam Silver said Thursday that the league is considering adding a G League team in Mexico.

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Dec 07, 2017

Suns' Booker takes first steps toward recovery
Two days after suffering a left adductor strain, Suns guard Devin Booker is off crutches and has resumed walking. He's expected to miss two to three weeks.

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Dec 07, 2017

Lakers' Brewer recalls fires en route to airport
Lakers forward Corey Brewer, who drove through the Los Angeles wildfires trying to catch the team plane to Philadelphia, was also in Houston when Hurricane Harvey struck the city in August.

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Dec 07, 2017

The personal touches Kyrie Irving works into every pair of sneakers he wears
From the life lessons passed on by his mother to the discipline instilled by his father, Kyrie Irving's sneakers serve as a personal window into the man behind the basketball player.

ESPN NBA
Dec 07, 2017

Lowe's 10 things: Giannis, the Bucks and tough choices
Zach Lowe highlights Houston's other great guard, the Lance Stephenson show, and a fearless rookie, plus more NBA standouts.

ESPN NBA
Dec 07, 2017

Fantasy 30: DeRozan expanding his game; LaVine not quite ready to play
We take a trip around the NBA to suss out key fantasy tidbits on every team, including the latest buzz on DeMar DeRozan's box scores, Zach LaVine's return and Clint Capela's rise.

ESPN NBA
Dec 07, 2017

Zeller sidelined indefinitely with torn meniscus
The Hornets have lost center Cody Zeller indefinitely due to a torn medial meniscus in his left knee, and forward Frank Kaminsky will miss Friday's game against Chicago because of a sprained right ankle.

ESPN NBA
Dec 07, 2017

Sources: 76ers near Okafor deal with Nets
The Philadelphia 76ers are nearing agreement to trade Jahlil Okafor to the Brooklyn Nets in exchange for Trevor Booker, league sources tell ESPN.

ESPN NBA
Dec 07, 2017

Nets acquire center Okafor in trade with 76ers
The Brooklyn Nets acquired center Jahlil Okafor and guard Nik Stauskas from the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday in exchange for forward Trevor Booker.

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Dec 07, 2017

Sources: Spurs eye Sat. for Leonard's return
The San Antonio Spurs are targeting Saturday's game against the Phoenix Suns for forward Kawhi Leonard's season debut.

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Dec 07, 2017

No experience necessary? Rookies proving crucial to Celtics' rise
After losing an All-Star minutes into the season, the Celtics were forced to lean on their rookies. Led by No. 3 pick Jayson Tatum, Boston's youngsters have kept dreams of a No. 1 seed solidly intact.

ESPN NBA
Dec 07, 2017

American call the Mexican basketball league home
Of the 135 players in the 11-team Liga Nacional de Baloncesto Profesional, more than half are U.S.-born

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Dec 07, 2017

Americans call the Mexican basketball league home
Of the 135 players in the 11-team Liga Nacional de Baloncesto Profesional, more than half are U.S.-born.

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Dec 07, 2017

LaVar: Sons LiAngelo, LaMelo sign with agent
LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball have signed with agent Harrison Gaines, their father, LaVar Ball, told ESPN. Ball wants both sons to play on the same team overseas.

ESPN NBA
Dec 07, 2017

No George for OKC vs. Nets in Mexico City
Oklahoma City Thunder star Paul George will miss his first game as a member of the Thunder with a right calf bruise versus the Nets in Mexico City.

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Dec 07, 2017

Ainge: Hayward close to shedding walking boot as rehab begins
Celtics president Danny Ainge said Thursday that Gordon Hayward is progressing well from his fractured left ankle suffered in Boston's season opener.

ESPN NBA
Dec 07, 2017

Mayans, yes Mayans, love basketball
Since the 1980's, NBA games have been televised, paving the way for the game to become a way of life among Guatemala's indigenous communities.

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Dec 07, 2017

Fantasy NBA Daily Notes: Cousins on analytics, LeBron makes history again
We take a look back at Wednesday's fantasy action and ahead to Thursday's full slate of NBA games; plus, DeMarcus Cousins talks analytics.

ESPN NBA
Dec 07, 2017

Who will pick up the slack with Devin Booker out?
Devin Booker is due to miss the next 2-3 weeks due to injury. Our experts debate which member of the Phoenix Suns will step up.

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Dec 07, 2017

Knicks win first game without Tim Hardaway Jr., but can it last?
Whether the Knicks can replace Tim Hardaway Jr.'s offense during his absence -- Courtney Lee? more Kristaps? -- could set the course of their season.

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Dec 07, 2017

LeBron's 3-point barrage keeps Cavs cruising
LeBron James emerged as the hero again in Wednesday's 101-95 victory over the Sacramento Kings, which gave the Cavaliers their 13th consecutive win to tie the franchise record James helped set years ago.

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Dec 07, 2017

LeBron's rain of clutch 3s keeps Cavs cruising
LeBron James played the hero again in Wednesday's 101-95 victory over the Sacramento Kings to give the Cavaliers their 13th straight win, tying the franchise record he helped set years ago.

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Dec 07, 2017

Kyrie tangles with Dennis Smith Jr., but comes out on top
Whether squaring off with an up-and-coming point guard or coming through in the clutch, Kyrie Irving can do little wrong so far this season.

ESPN NBA
Dec 06, 2017

Sources: Suns' James moving from 2-way deal
Suns guard Mike James will become the first player to move from a two-way contract to a regular contract, according to sources.

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Dec 06, 2017

Magic's Fournier sprains ankle; X-rays negative
Forward Evan Fournier left the Magic's game against Atlanta in overtime Wednesday night with a sprained right ankle.

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Dec 06, 2017

KD sets tone as Warriors win without Curry, Green
With Steph Curry and Draymond Green sidelined, Kevin Durant led an early charge as the Warriors blitzed the Hornets and hung on for a win.

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Dec 06, 2017

Thomas, Thompson participate in 4-on-4 play
Isaiah Thomas and Tristan Thompson participated in live 4-on-4 play at Wednesday's practice, but Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue is still unsure about when the duo will be back.

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Dec 06, 2017

Curry: 'Should be good for us in the long run'
While he'll miss at least two weeks with a sprained ankle, Warriors guard Stephen Curry thinks he's absence will help make the team stronger in the long run.

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Dec 06, 2017

Source: Rose apologizes to Cavs for absence
After a nearly two-week absence from the team, Cavaliers point guard Derrick Rose apologized to his teammates on Wednesday for being away.

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Dec 06, 2017

Nets players and coaches are focused on the Thunder
No earthquakes or volcanos are on the back of the mind of the Brooklyn Nets players and coaches ahead of their regular-season game Thursday night against the Oklahoma City Thunder in Mexico City. At least publicly.

ESPN NBA
Dec 06, 2017

Mavs' Noel out a few weeks for thumb surgery
Nerlens Noel, who has a torn thumb ligament, will have surgery and miss 'several weeks,' according to Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle.

ESPN NBA
Dec 06, 2017

Nets' Crabbe fined $15K for throw at shot clock
The NBA fined Allen Crabbe of the Brooklyn Nets $15,000 for violating the rule prohibiting players from throwing any item, including the game ball, at the basket stanchion.

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Dec 06, 2017

Suns' Booker out 2-3 weeks with muscle strain
Suns guard Devin Booker, who strained his left adductor in the fourth quarter of a loss to the Raptors on Tuesday night, will miss two to three weeks.

ESPN NBA
Dec 06, 2017

The Tao of Luke: A coaching style built by championship mentors
A pinch of Bill Walton. A dash of Phil Jackson. A splash of Steve Kerr. Mix it all up, and you have the recipe for Luke Walton, NBA coach. But will the final product be enough to bring a title back to Los Angeles?

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Dec 06, 2017

Gasol fined for profanity during TV interview
Grizzlies center Marc Gasol has been fined $15,000 by the NBA for using a profanity during a live television interview.

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Dec 06, 2017

World's best basketball leagues outside of the NBA
ESPN college basketball analyst and international draft expert Fran Fraschilla runs down his latest list of the top leagues around the world.

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Dec 06, 2017

Top building blocks and fades for Wednesday's NBA DFS action
Which players should you build your daily fantasy basketball lineups around? Which ones should you avoid? Our experts have the answers.

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Dec 06, 2017

Knicks owner Dolan named in Weinstein suit
Knicks owner James Dolan has been named as defendant in civil lawsuit against Harvey Weinstein

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Dec 06, 2017

Agent Miller drops PA certification amid probe
Prominent player agent Andy Miller has relinquished his National Basketball Players Association certification and will no longer represent players in contract negotiations, amid the FBI's probe into college basketball.

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Dec 06, 2017

Hornets coach taking leave to address health
Hornets coach Steve Clifford will miss an unspecified amount of time as he is away from the team to 'address his health,' the team said in a statement.

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Dec 06, 2017

Fantasy NBA Daily Notes: Booker, Nurkic injured, Rondo on the rise
We take a look back at Tuesday's fantasy action and ahead to Wednesday's full slate of NBA games. Plus, strategy for adding and dropping players.

ESPN NBA
Dec 06, 2017

Is Paul George's production with the Thunder his new normal?
We've seen PG's field goal percentage sink and his steals rate soar with the Thunder. Our experts debate whether those numbers are here to stay.

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Dec 06, 2017

Donovan: Credit Melo, George for Adams' rise
Thunder coach Billy Donovan praised the selfless play of Carmelo Anthony and Paul George in discussing why center Steven Adams has emerged as a secondary option on offense this season.

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Dec 06, 2017

X-rays negative as Blazers' Nurkic injures ankle
Portland's Jusuf Nurkic left Tuesday's loss to Washington in the fourth quarter after injuring his right ankle. The team announced X-rays were negative.

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