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Jan 23, 2020

AD's advice to Zion: Have fun despite pressure
Anthony Davis, who has been in Zion Williamson's shoes as a former Pelican and No. 1 overall pick, said he could empathize with the pressure but advised Williamson to "just go out there and play and have fun."

ESPN NBA
Jan 23, 2020

Dwight to Kobe: 'Help me in the dunk contest'
Lakers center Dwight Howard is looking to mend a bridge with former teammate Kobe Bryant, saying he hopes the retired superstar will help him in this year's dunk contest.

ESPN NBA
Jan 23, 2020

Wolves prez: KAT 'as untouchable as they come'
With the NBA trade deadline fast approaching, Timberwolves president of basketball operations Gersson Rosas told ESPN that franchise star Karl-Anthony Towns is "as untouchable as they come."

ESPN NBA
Jan 23, 2020

The best moments from Zion's stunning NBA debut
The No. 1 overall pick erupted for 17 points in the 4th quarter to cap his first NBA game.

ESPN NBA
Jan 23, 2020

Harden: Win to end skid 'a confidence builder'
James Harden acknowledged the Nuggets were missing several key players Wednesday, but said the Rockets' 121-105 win to snap a four-game losing streak was still "a confidence builder."

ESPN NBA
Jan 23, 2020

Wade calls Butler's 'crazy' perfect match for Heat
Former Miami Heat great Dwyane Wade isn't surprised that new Heat swingman, and good friend Jimmy Butler is having so much early success with his old team.

ESPN NBA
Jan 22, 2020

Zion gives Pels 'a taste' in debut, drops 17 in 4th
Zion Williamson electrified the crowd with a 17-point explosion in the fourth quarter, but he said it was "very tough" to sit out the final 5:23 of his long-awaited debut Wednesday against the Spurs.

ESPN NBA
Jan 22, 2020

17-point fourth quarter headlines Zion's debut
Zion Williamson started slowly and finished strong Wednesday against the San Antonio Spurs, completing his night with 22 points, seven rebounds and three assists in the Pelicans' 121-117 loss.

ESPN NBA
Jan 22, 2020

Pelicans' Williamson in starting lineup vs. Spurs
Nearly 14 weeks after knee surgery, heralded rookie forward Zion Williamson drew the start for the improving Pelicans on Wednesday as they played host to the Spurs.

ESPN NBA
Jan 22, 2020

Brown hopes 76ers rally around hurt Richardson
After Sixers guard Josh Richardson exited Wednesday's game early with a left hamstring strain, coach Brett Brown was left hoping that Richardson's injury will wind up being a silver lining for a team that's already playing without star center Joel Embiid.

ESPN NBA
Jan 22, 2020

Sixers' Richardson limps off with hamstring strain
Sixers guard Josh Richardson grabbed at his left leg as he tried to steal an inbounds pass in the first quarter against the Raptors and left the game with a strained left hamstring.

ESPN NBA
Jan 22, 2020

Struggling Hawks to face Clippers without Young
Atlanta moved star guard Trae Young from questionable to out, with a thigh injury, as the Hawks prepare to play host to the Clippers on Wednesday night.

ESPN NBA
Jan 22, 2020

Kobe: Taurasi, Delle Donne, Moore are NBA-ready
Kobe Bryant, when asked if there might be a day when his daughter could play in the NBA, said WNBA stars Diana Taurasi, Elena Delle Donne and Maya Moore could do it "right now."

ESPN NBA
Jan 22, 2020

Sources: Nuggets' Plumlee (foot) out 2-4 weeks
Nuggets center Mason Plumlee, who is averaging 7.4 points and 5.6 rebounds as a backup this season, will miss two weeks to a month after rolling his ankle during Monday's win vs. Minnesota.

ESPN NBA
Jan 22, 2020

Cards receiver Fitzgerald buys share of Suns
Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald has bought a share of the Suns.

ESPN NBA
Jan 21, 2020

How to watch Zion: Best moves, big games and expectations
The No. 1 pick is making his NBA debut at last. Here's what you need to know.

ESPN NBA
Jan 21, 2020

Mavs C Powell suffers ruptured Achilles tendon
Mavs center Dwight Powell collapsed without contact and left in the first quarter of Tuesday's game against the Clippers because of a ruptured right Achilles.

ESPN NBA
Jan 21, 2020

Mavs fear Powell suffered 'severe' Achilles injury
Mavs center Dwight Powell collapsed without contact and left in the first quarter of Tuesday's game against the Clippers because of a right Achilles injury.

ESPN NBA
Jan 21, 2020

Mavs' Powell suffers non-contact Achilles injury
Mavs center Dwight Powell collapsed to the ground without contact and left in the first quarter of Tuesday's game against the Clippers because of a right Achilles injury.

ESPN NBA
Jan 21, 2020

Officer suspended for filming ex-player West
Prince George's County Police said an officer has been suspended for filming former NBA player Delonte West as he was being questioned while shirtless and handcuffed.

ESPN NBA
Jan 21, 2020

Stern's life, legacy celebrated at NYC memorial
A crowd of thousands from across the NBA world filled the lower bowl at Radio City Music Hall on Tuesday to remember former commissioner David Stern.

ESPN NBA
Jan 21, 2020

Lakers' Howard returning to All-Star dunk contest
Dwight Howard will be part of the 2020 Slam Dunk Contest on All-Star Weekend.

ESPN NBA
Jan 21, 2020

Zion sees sleepless night ahead of Pelicans debut
New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson admits wanting "to punch a wall or kick chairs" out of frustration over the knee injury that has forced him to miss the first 44 games of the season.

ESPN NBA
Jan 21, 2020

Follow live: Doncic, Mavs look to keep rolling vs. Clippers
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ESPN NBA
Jan 21, 2020

Lillard erupts for 61, sinks Warriors with clutch 3s
Damian Lillard had his second 60-point game of the season as the Blazers outlasted the Warriors 129-124 in overtime Monday night.

ESPN NBA
Jan 21, 2020

Celtics dominate Lakers in rout of rare proportions
After only the seventh instance in the history of the Lakers-Celtics regular-season rivalry in which the margin of victory was 30 or more points, the Lakers made no excuses.

ESPN NBA
Jan 21, 2020

Jaylen crosses dunk on LeBron off bucket list
Jaylen Brown's two-handed dunk over LeBron James and the staredown he gave James, which earned Brown a technical foul, served as a fitting exclamation point on Boston's 139-107 win over the Lakers. Brown said the dunk was something he had long coveted.

ESPN NBA
Jan 21, 2020

LeBron 'mad' after debris hits son during game
Drawing the ire of LeBron James, debris was thrown at Bronny James as No. 14 Sierra Canyon (California) suffered its third loss of the season Monday, falling to Paul VI (Virginia) 70-62 at the Hoophall Classic in Massachusetts.

ESPN NBA
Jan 21, 2020

Can the Celtics maintain the magic they found against the Lakers?
Boston just played its best game in weeks. Here's what has been ailing the team, and what the Celtics can do between now and the trade deadline.

ESPN NBA
Jan 20, 2020

Martelli seeks help for West after troubling video
Phil Martelli, who coached Delonte West for three seasons at Saint Joseph's, said he is working to get West help after a video appearing to depict West rambling in handcuffs went viral on social media Monday.

ESPN NBA
Jan 20, 2020

The Clippers are facing their first superteam trial
Last season the Clippers didn't have the luxury of managing the schedule -- all they had was moxie. This season, though, they have Kawhi Leonard and Paul George.

ESPN NBA
Jan 20, 2020

Losing streak now at four for unraveling Rockets
The Houston Rockets continue to slip in the West standings, and on Monday, they may have hit a new low, letting a 15-point lead slip in a painful loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder.

ESPN NBA
Jan 20, 2020

Pelicans hit 21 3-pointers to set stage for Zion
The Pelicans, saying they're playing their best basketball of the season, hit a franchise-record 21 3-pointers in a 126-116 win over the Grizzlies two days before they're expected to get Zion Williamson.

ESPN NBA
Jan 20, 2020

Debris hits Bronny James at Hoophall Classic
Debris was thrown in the direction of Bronny James as No. 14 Sierra Canyon (California) suffered its third loss of the season on Monday, falling to Paul VI (Virginia) 70-62 at the Hoophall Classic in Massachusetts.

ESPN NBA
Jan 20, 2020

Simmons ties career high with 34, bests Nets late
Ben Simmons' first career 30-point triple-double powered the Sixers' to a 117-111 win over the Nets for their fourth straight victory.

ESPN NBA
Jan 20, 2020

LeBron James, Kemba Walker and the most lopsided rivalry in sports
LeBron has beaten Kemba all 28 times they have met. Will being a part of the Lakers-Celtics rivalry change that?

ESPN NBA
Jan 20, 2020

Zion Williamson pays homage to Martin Luther King Jr. with custom kicks
Zion Williamson hasn't made his NBA debut yet, but the New Orleans Pelicans rookie stole the show Monday with his Martin Luther King Jr. Day-inspired footwear.

ESPN NBA
Jan 20, 2020

Follow live: Celtics looking to end three-game skid vs. LeBron, Lakers
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ESPN NBA
Jan 20, 2020

Kyrie sits in loss to 76ers to rest tight hamstring
Nets guard Kyrie Irving was held out of Monday's loss to the 76ers in the hope that resting his tight right hamstring will prevent another extended absence.

ESPN NBA
Jan 20, 2020

Kyrie sitting vs. 76ers to rest tight hamstring
Nets guard Kyrie Irving is being held out of Monday's matinee against the 76ers in the hope that resting his tight right hamstring will prevent another extended absence.

ESPN NBA
Jan 20, 2020

Hawks' Parsons injured by drunk driver, says firm
Chandler Parsons suffered potentially career-ending injuries in an automobile accident caused by a drunk driver last week, says a law firm representing the Atlanta Hawks forward.

ESPN NBA
Jan 20, 2020

Lakers say AD available after missing 5 games
Lakers star big man Anthony Davis is available to play Monday against the Celtics after missing the past five games with an injured backside.

ESPN NBA
Jan 20, 2020

LeBron, Kemba and the most lopsided rivalry in sports
LeBron James and Kemba Walker have met 28 times, all wins for LeBron. Will being a part of the storied Lakers-Celtics rivalry change that history?

ESPN NBA
Jan 19, 2020

Zion takes another step toward Wednesday return
Zion Williamson was listed as doubtful for Monday's game, getting a status that puts him on track for Wednesday's anticipated return.

ESPN NBA
Jan 19, 2020

Mavericks F Porzingis expects to play Tuesday
After missing the past 10 games because of right knee soreness, and fresh off a visit to Las Vegas for UFC 246, Mavericks forward Kristaps Porzingis is targeting a return to the lineup Tuesday against the Clippers.

ESPN NBA
Jan 19, 2020

Mavericks' Porzingis expects to play Tuesday
After missing the past 10 games because of right knee soreness, and fresh off a visit to Las Vegas for UFC 246, Mavericks forward Kristaps Porzingis is targeting a return to the lineup Tuesday against the Clippers.

ESPN NBA
Jan 19, 2020

NBA Power Rankings: Bucks, Grizz and gearing up for Zion's debut
Milwaukee's grip on the No. 1 spot is as strong as ever, but this week's biggest story is the expected debut of New Orleans' No. 1 pick.

ESPN NBA
Jan 19, 2020

Jazz, O'Neale agree on 4-year, $36M extension
Forward Royce O'Neale has agreed to a four-year, $36 million extension to remain with the Jazz, his agents told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

ESPN NBA
Jan 19, 2020

Which player had the best sneakers in the NBA during Week 13?
Donovan Mitchell, Jayson Tatum and Langston Galloway highlight the best sneakers in mid-January.

ESPN NBA
Jan 19, 2020

Kuzma slows Russ in 2nd after Rondo's request
In the second half of the Lakers' win vs. the Rockets on Saturday, Kyle Kuzma was the principle defender on Russell Westbrook, who was limited to 13 points in the final two quarters.

ESPN NBA
Jan 19, 2020

'Shaken' Rockets 'not down' after slide continues
Saturday's loss to the Lakers was Houston's third in a row and fourth in the past five games. "We're going through a tough time, obviously," James Harden said.

ESPN NBA
Jan 18, 2020

Emotional Klay has Wash. State number retired
The Warriors' Klay Thompson was emotional as his No. 1 jersey was retired by Washington State on Saturday. "Each year I was in Pullman I had to grow," Thompson said.

ESPN NBA
Jan 18, 2020

Kemba's MRI clean; out vs. Suns with sore knee
An MRI on Celtics guard Kemba Walker's left knee showed no structural damage, but he sat out Saturday night's game against the Suns with soreness in the knee.

ESPN NBA
Jan 18, 2020

Sources: Blazers trade Bazemore, picks to Kings
The Portland Trail Blazers have traded Kent Bazemore, Anthony Tolliver and two second-round picks to the Sacramento Kings for Trevor Ariza, Wenyen Gabriel, and Caleb Swanigan, league sources tell ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

ESPN NBA
Jan 18, 2020

Blazers' McCollum out Sat. due to sprained ankle
CJ McCollum will sit out Portland's game at Oklahoma City on Saturday after suffering a sprained ankle in the Blazers' Friday night loss to the Mavericks.

ESPN NBA
Jan 18, 2020

Hoops HOF to temporarily close for renovations
The final phase of a $23 million renovation will force the Basketball Hall of Fame to close to visitors from Feb. 3 to March 25.

ESPN NBA
Jan 18, 2020

Why Paul George came to L.A.: 'It was a lot deeper than basketball'
The Clippers star went to L.A. to team up with Kawhi Leonard and play in his hometown. But there was one more motivation much closer to his heart.

ESPN NBA
Jan 18, 2020

Cavs' Thompson T'd up for Crowder 'butt slap'
Cavaliers forward Tristan Thompson received a technical foul Friday night after he gave Memphis' Jae Crowder a "slap to the backside," as crew chief Kenny Mauer said after the game. Thompson and Crowder were hit with double-technicals earlier in the game.

ESPN NBA
Jan 18, 2020

2020 NBA trade deadline: Latest news, grades and intel
Get the latest NBA trade deadline news and analysis, including trade grades and inside intel.

ESPN NBA
Jan 18, 2020

The Heat and Thunder are benefiting from CP3 staying put
Dots were connected this summer that suggested Chris Paul could be a fit in Miami. But the Heat are just fine without that trade, and so are the Thunder.

ESPN NBA
Jan 18, 2020

Blazers lose McCollum to sprained left ankle
Trail Blazers shooting guard CJ McCollum was ruled out for the rest of the game after suffering a sprained left ankle in the second quarter Friday night against the Mavericks.

ESPN NBA
Jan 18, 2020

McCollum exits vs. Mavs with sprained left ankle
The Trail Blazers are uncertain about the severity of the left ankle sprain that forced shooting guard CJ McCollum to exit Friday night's loss to Dallas early in the second quarter.

ESPN NBA
Jan 17, 2020

The fight for New York's next generation of fans starts in Barclays Center's lower bowl
Welcome to "The Block," home to 96 worthy fans who toe the line of obnoxiousness for 48 minutes -- all to give the Nets any edge they can.

ESPN NBA
Jan 17, 2020

Timberwolves' Towns returns after 15 games out
Minnesota gets Karl-Anthony back on Friday at Indiana after he missed 15 games with a sprained left knee.

ESPN NBA
Jan 17, 2020

Towns back after 15 games out, drops 27 in loss
Minnesota center Karl-Anthony Towns was back Friday at Indiana after he missed 15 games because of a sprained left knee and scored a team-high 27 points in a 116-114 loss.

ESPN NBA
Jan 17, 2020

AD questionable ahead of Lakers tilt vs. Rockets
The Lakers have listed Anthony Davis as questionable for the team's game Saturday against the Rockets. Davis has missed Los Angeles' past four games as he continues to recover from a hard fall.

ESPN NBA
Jan 17, 2020

Sources: NBA shelves vote on schedule overhaul
The NBA won't hold a vote at April's owners meeting about plans to alter the league's in-season schedule, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, but still hopes to make changes.

ESPN NBA
Jan 17, 2020

Everything you need to know about NBA All-Star 2020
Here's everything you need to know about All-Star Weekend taking over Chicago.

ESPN NBA
Jan 17, 2020

Kyrie talked to teammates after listing Nets core
Kyrie Irving says he's spoken to teammates to clear up any confusion about remarks he made Wednesday about the players he sees as being part of the Nets' future.

ESPN NBA
Jan 17, 2020

LeBron, Lakers lead jersey, merchandise sales
Milwaukee's Giannis Antetokounmpo, Boston's Jayson Tatum and Dallas' Luka Doncic are seeing their jerseys sell more briskly than ever, the NBA said Friday when announcing its latest list of most popular merchandise.

ESPN NBA
Jan 17, 2020

Lowe: Ten NBA things I like and don't like, including the Luka Doncic-Dwight Powell dance
This week the spotlight falls on the tricks of Ja Morant, OKC's sensational soph and two Mavs bigs earning a little respect.

ESPN NBA
Jan 17, 2020

Giannis: Physical approach beats flopping
Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo says he realizes his physical approach offensively isn't the norm these days, but he has no plans to change and embrace flopping in an attempt to get to the foul line.

ESPN NBA
Jan 17, 2020

Pels revel in Ingram's career night after wild win
Brandon Ingram had a career-high 49 points, and the Pelicans came away with a 138-132 overtime victory over the Jazz that was more dramatic than expected after a foul call went against New Orleans at the end of regulation.

ESPN NBA
Jan 16, 2020

Murray out for 'foreseeable future,' Nuggets say
Nuggets coach Mike Malone said the team does not expect Jamal Murray back for "the foreseeable future" after the guard injured his left ankle Wednesday night against the Hornets.

ESPN NBA
Jan 16, 2020

Knicks' Barrett exits after spraining right ankle
Knicks rookie shooting guard RJ Barrett left Thursday's game against the Suns and didn't return after spraining his right ankle. Barrett had seven points and two assists before the injury.

ESPN NBA
Jan 16, 2020

Bucks GM Horst says team isn't chasing wins
The Milwaukee Bucks are setting the pace in the NBA with a 36-6 record, but GM Jon Horst says they're not chasing wins. They want to be NBA champions.

ESPN NBA
Jan 16, 2020

Warriors' Evans has concussion, broken nose
Warriors guard Jacob Evans suffered a concussion and a broken nose as a result of a collision with the Mavericks' Dwight Powell during Tuesday night's game, the team announced Thursday.

ESPN NBA
Jan 16, 2020

LeBron maintains lead in fans' vote for All-Stars
Perennial All-Star LeBron James held on to the lead in fans' voting for All-Stars. The top vote-getters in each conference will be team captains.

ESPN NBA
Jan 16, 2020

NBA trade tracker: Grades and details for every deal
Which players and picks are on the move? We have a rundown of the latest deals.

ESPN NBA
Jan 16, 2020

NBA trade deadline: Latest news, grades and intel
Get the latest NBA trade deadline news and analysis, including trade grades and inside intel.

ESPN NBA
Jan 16, 2020

Follow live: High-flying Bucks, Celtics meet
Milwaukee went 6-for-7 from beyond the arc in the first quarter and stormed out to a double-digit lead over Boston.

ESPN NBA
Jan 16, 2020

Hawks acquire PG Teague in trade with Wolves
The Hawks have sent swingman Allen Crabbe to the Timberwolves for point guard Jeff Teague and forward Treveon Graham.

ESPN NBA
Jan 16, 2020

Sources: Hawks acquiring Teague from Wolves
The Hawks are sending swingman Allen Crabbe to the Timberwolves for point guard Jeff Teague and forward Treveon Graham, league sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

ESPN NBA
Jan 16, 2020

Karl-Anthony Towns to compete in 2v2 CoD Hype Battle
Karl-Anthony Towns will be the first celebrity to join in the festivities during the launch weekend of the Call of Duty League.

ESPN NBA
Jan 16, 2020

Banged-up LaMelo shutting down Aussie season
LaMelo Ball is shutting down his Australian league season because he won't have time to rehab before the season ends.

ESPN NBA
Jan 16, 2020

Fultz reflects on huge night: 'Gives me more fire'
Against the Lakers, Orlando's Markelle Fultz looked every bit the special talent that made him the No. 1 pick in 2017.

ESPN NBA
Jan 16, 2020

D'Antoni: Rockets' ship 'getting rocked right now'
Houston coach Mike D'Antoni says his team's ship is "getting rocked right now," a sentiment that prompted the Rockets to a hold a lengthy locker room discussion Wednesday night following their third loss in four games.

ESPN NBA
Jan 16, 2020

Kyrie: Nets' needs to reach next level 'glaring'
Kyrie Irving knew the Nets were lacking all of the pieces needed to be successful when he joined the team in the offseason and after Wednesday's loss to the 76ers, he said "it's glaring" that there's still work to be done over the offseason.

ESPN NBA
Jan 15, 2020

Nuggets G Murray injures ankle vs. Hornets
Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray injured his left ankle after an awkward fall during Wednesday night's win over the visiting Charlotte Hornets. Coach Michael Malone said X-rays were negative, but he's not sure how long Murray will be sidelined.

ESPN NBA
Jan 15, 2020

Bulls' Gafford dislocates thumb, out 2-4 weeks
Bulls center Daniel Gafford suffered a dislocated right thumb when he picked off a pass early in the first quarter of Wednesday night's game against the Wizards and will miss two to four weeks.

ESPN NBA
Jan 15, 2020

Hawks' Parsons sustains concussion in car wreck
Hawks forward Chandler Parsons sustained a concussion and whiplash in an automobile accident following Wednesday's practice.

ESPN NBA
Jan 15, 2020

Warriors ink Lee to multiyear deal, re-sign Chriss
Guard Damion Lee signed with Golden State as expected after his two-way contract had expired. The team also brought back forward Marquese Chriss as a two-way player.

ESPN NBA
Jan 15, 2020

Pelicans expect Zion debut Jan. 22 vs. Spurs
The Pelicans expect rookie Zion Williamson to make his debut Jan. 22 against the Spurs.

ESPN NBA
Jan 15, 2020

Mavs' Porzingis (knee) late scratch against Kings
Mavericks power forward Kristaps Porzingis was a late scratch for Wednesday night's game at Sacramento, delaying plans for him to return from an extended absence due to right knee soreness.

ESPN NBA
Jan 15, 2020

Sources: Porzingis eyes return against Kings
Mavericks forward Kristaps Porzingis plans to return Wednesday after missing eight games with knee soreness, sources told ESPN.

ESPN NBA
Jan 15, 2020

BIG3 lowers minimum age amid major changes
The BIG3 basketball league has announced major changes for the upcoming season, including lowering the minimum age for qualifying athletes from 27 to 22.

ESPN NBA
Jan 15, 2020

Welcome back? Carmelo Anthony returns to Houston
Carmelo Anthony's brief stay in Houston may temper the reception he receives. We're gauging the fan reaction for that and every big reunion game.

ESPN NBA
Jan 15, 2020

Kawhi to Clips: 'Have fun,' don't rush title chase
Kawhi Leonard scored 43 points in just under 29 minutes in Tuesday night's 128-103 rout of the Cavaliers and afterward talked about how the Clippers need to be patient and "have fun" in their pursuit of a championship.

ESPN NBA
Jan 15, 2020

Klay's rehab 'going great,' but return still unclear
Warriors swingman Klay Thompson says his rehab from a torn ACL in his left knee is 'going great,' but it remains unclear if Thompson will return at all this season.

ESPN NBA
Jan 15, 2020

Morant 'unleashes talents,' buries Rockets in 4th
Ja Morant picked the Rockets apart with flair on Tuesday night, scoring 11 of his 26 points in the fourth quarter to lead the surging Grizzlies to a 121-110 win over the Rockets for their sixth straight win.

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