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Dec 07, 2019

76ers coach wants Simmons taking one 3 a game
After Ben Simmons hit his second career 3-pointer, coach Brett Brown said he wants his point guard taking at least one a game.

ESPN NBA
Dec 07, 2019

The decision-makers of the New York Knicks are ghosting their team
The Knicks players have a new coach, but it is troubling that the New York front office and ownership are not showing up.

ESPN NBA
Dec 07, 2019

Knicks show signs of life in 1-point loss to Pacers
Julius Randle missed a free throw with 0.1 seconds left, sending New York to a 104-103 loss to the Indiana Pacers on Saturday night in the Knicks' first game since firing coach David Fizdale.

ESPN NBA
Dec 07, 2019

Simmons hits 3, scores 34 as 76ers rout Cavs
Ben Simmons hit his second career 3-pointer and scored a career-high 34 points, and the Philadelphia 76ers didn't need Joel Embiid's help to rout the Cleveland Cavaliers 141-94 Saturday night.

ESPN NBA
Dec 07, 2019

Doncic fuels sizzling Mavs to 46-point rout of Pels
Luka Doncic scored 28 points in 26 minutes as the Mavericks won their fifth game in a row and 10th of 11 with a 130-84 rout of the Pelicans on Saturday.

ESPN NBA
Dec 07, 2019

Will Knicks give World Peace a chance at fixing the team?
The retired NBA star formerly known as Ron Artest says he's ready to get back in the league and take on the challenge of fixing the Knicks.

ESPN NBA
Dec 07, 2019

LeBron: 'Always special' to match up with Melo
LeBron James got the better of Carmelo Anthony in the Lakers' 136-113 win over the Blazers on Friday and said afterward that it's "always special to be on the floor with a brother of mine."

ESPN NBA
Dec 07, 2019

Giannis and the Bucks clearly had something waiting for Kawhi
Milwaukee was the best-regular season NBA team in 2018-19 before Kawhi Leonard's team took the crown. Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks saw Leonard's new team and made their latest statement.

ESPN NBA
Dec 07, 2019

McCollum backs Stotts after coach's 1st ejection
Blazers guard CJ McCollum was critical of the "very inconsistent" officiating in Friday's 136-113 loss to the Lakers, during which Terry Stotts was ejected for the first time in his NBA coaching career.

ESPN NBA
Dec 07, 2019

Alert CP3 helps Thunder shock Wolves in OT
A delay of game penalty on the Timberwolves at the end of regulation helped the Thunder stun Minnesota in overtime Friday night in Oklahoma City.

ESPN NBA
Dec 07, 2019

CP3 alerts ref to Wolves' violation; Thunder win
A delay of game penalty on the Timberwolves at the end of regulation helped the Thunder stun Minnesota in overtime Friday night in Oklahoma City.

ESPN NBA
Dec 07, 2019

For Giannis' birthday, Clippers gift a lopsided win
Giannis Antetokounmpo didn't get caught up in the festivities of his 25th birthday. Instead, he went about his work, finishing with 27 points and 11 rebounds in the Bucks' 119-81 victory over the Clippers.

ESPN NBA
Dec 07, 2019

Rivers tabs Clips' offense 'fool's gold' as Bucks roll
Giannis Antetokounmpo had 27 points and 11 rebounds to help the Bucks hand the Clippers their worst loss of the season Friday night, leading Doc Rivers to call his team's offense "fool's gold."

ESPN NBA
Dec 07, 2019

Sources: Cavs open to trade offers for Love
Kevin Love is on the radar of several playoff contenders, and the Cavaliers are open to moving him if they find a requisite package of young assets and/or future draft picks, sources told ESPN.

ESPN NBA
Dec 06, 2019

Blazers 'very sad' as Hood tears Achilles tendon
Trail Blazers swingman Rodney Hood suffered a torn left Achilles tendon in the first quarter Friday night against the visiting Lakers.

ESPN NBA
Dec 06, 2019

Blazers swingman Hood tears left Achilles tendon
Trail Blazers swingman Rodney Hood suffered a torn left Achilles tendon in the first quarter Friday night against the visiting Lakers.

ESPN NBA
Dec 06, 2019

Beilein disputes report players unhappy with him
Cavs coach John Beilein disputed a report that his players are unhappy with his coaching style, telling reporters Friday night that he has his players' attention and that they have been receptive.

ESPN NBA
Dec 06, 2019

Holtkamp-Sterling 1st mother to ref NBA game
Lauren Holtkamp-Sterling made NBA history in Friday night's Bulls-Warriors game in Chicago by becoming the first mother to officiate a league game.

ESPN NBA
Dec 06, 2019

Thunder suspend F Burton 1 game, cite conduct
Oklahoma City forward Deonte Burton has been suspended one game for conduct detrimental to the team.

ESPN NBA
Dec 06, 2019

Cavaliers' Love (illness) misses Magic game
Cavaliers forward Kevin Love missed Friday night's loss to the Magic with an illness.

ESPN NBA
Dec 06, 2019

Cavaliers' Love (illness) to miss Magic game
Cavaliers forward Kevin Love will miss Friday's game against the Magic due to illness but could rejoin the team for Saturday's contest against the 76ers.

ESPN NBA
Dec 06, 2019

How Carmelo Anthony and the Blazers are making it work
How does a future Hall of Famer go from free agent to Player of the Week? Carmelo Anthony's roller coaster first few weeks with Portland.

ESPN NBA
Dec 06, 2019

Knicks fire Fizdale after sliding to 4-18 start
The Knicks, who have the worst record in the East and are tied for the worst start through 22 games in team history, have fired coach David Fizdale and named assistant Mike Miller as interim coach.

ESPN NBA
Dec 06, 2019

Sources: Knicks fire Fizdale after sliding to 4-18
The Knicks (4-18), who have the worst record in the Eastern Conference and are tied for the worst start through 22 games in team history, have fired coach David Fizdale, a league source told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

ESPN NBA
Dec 06, 2019

David Fizdale the latest in long line of Knicks coaching flops
D'Antoni. Woodson. Fisher. Hornacek. Fizdale. It's been a rough decade.

ESPN NBA
Dec 06, 2019

Bulls' Porter (foot) out at least 2 more weeks
Chicago Bulls swingman Otto Porter Jr. will miss at least two more weeks as he continues to deal with a foot injury, the team announced Friday.

ESPN NBA
Dec 05, 2019

Fizdale calls Knicks' effort in latest loss 'sickening'
The New York Knicks dropped their eighth straight game on Thursday, falling to 4-18 on the season, and coach David Fizdale called the team's effort "sickening" after a 129-92 decision.

ESPN NBA
Dec 05, 2019

'Basketball pulled me back': Inside Carmelo's return to the NBA
How does a future Hall of Famer go from free agent to Player of the Week? Carmelo Anthony's roller coaster first few weeks with Portland.

ESPN NBA
Dec 05, 2019

No back-to-backs for Zion upon return, Pels say
Pelicans rookie Zion Williamson "likely will not be asked to take the pounding of back-to-backs initially" upon his return to the court, VP of basketball operations David Griffin said Thursday.

ESPN NBA
Dec 05, 2019

The decade-old sneaker NBA players can't stop wearing
Kobe Bryant retired three years ago, but he's still omnipresent on the feet of players on every team in the NBA.

ESPN NBA
Dec 05, 2019

Trail Blazers make Carmelo's deal guaranteed
After signing a non-guaranteed contract with the Blazers last month, Carmelo Anthony had his contract amended by the Blazers so that it becomes fully guaranteed for the rest of the season.

ESPN NBA
Dec 05, 2019

Sources: Blazers make Melo's deal guaranteed
After signing a non-guaranteed contract with the Blazers last month, Carmelo Anthony will have his contract amended by the Blazers so that it becomes fully guaranteed for the rest of the season, sources told ESPN.

ESPN NBA
Dec 05, 2019

Sources: Rockets protest to replay end of loss
The Rockets are protesting Tuesday's loss to the Spurs, contending that a James Harden dunk that wasn't counted as a basket was a misapplication of rules, sources told ESPN.

ESPN NBA
Dec 05, 2019

Sources: Rockets to file protest over Harden dunk
The Rockets will file a protest of Tuesday's loss to the Spurs due to a James Harden dunk that should've counted, sources told ESPN.

ESPN NBA
Dec 05, 2019

Sock hop: LeBron defends elation amid criticism
LeBron James, who had already exited a blowout win and had given his shoes to kids in the stands, defended his celebration of teammate Kyle Kuzma in which James hopped off the bench onto the corner of the court.

ESPN NBA
Dec 05, 2019

Woman drops sex assault suit vs. Kings' Walton
A woman who alleged that Sacramento Kings head coach Luke Walton sexually assaulted her in 2014, has filed court documents to drop her civil lawsuit.

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Dec 05, 2019

Anthony Davis is making his case for Defensive Player of the Year
The 19-3 Lakers are among the NBA's best teams thanks to the defensive play of Davis.

ESPN NBA
Dec 05, 2019

Lowe: Ten NBA things I like and don't like, including the Rondo-LeBron combo
This week the spotlight hits the hapless Knicks, Luka Doncic's secret weapon, Markelle Fultz's emergence and Rajon Rondo's return to relevance.

ESPN NBA
Dec 05, 2019

LeBron on uncalled travel: 'Had a malfunction'
LeBron James joined in on mocking his extended travel Wednesday night, saying it was "one of the worst ones I've ever done in my life."

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Dec 05, 2019

Giannis resists urge to fight Pistons in blowout win
Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 35 points to lift the Milwaukee Bucks to their 13th consecutive victory, 127-103 over the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night.

ESPN NBA
Dec 04, 2019

Lakers' Anthony Davis is making his case for Defensive Player of the Year
The 19-3 Lakers are among the NBA's best teams thanks to the defensive play of Anthony Davis.

ESPN NBA
Dec 04, 2019

Sources: Protest of Harden missed dunk call likely
The Rockets are leaning toward filing a protest to ensure that the NBA office will have to make a ruling regarding James Harden's dunk that wasn't counted in Tuesday's double-overtime loss to the Spurs, sources told ESPN's Tim MacMahon.

ESPN NBA
Dec 04, 2019

Warriors' Russell (thumb) returns to starting lineup
After missing nine games with a sprained right thumb, Golden State guard D'Angelo Russell returned to the starting lineup for Wednesday night's game at Charlotte.

ESPN NBA
Dec 04, 2019

Spoelstra misses game in Boston for son's birth
Heat coach Erik Spoelstra missed Miami's game Wednesday in Boston to be with his wife for the birth of their second son.

ESPN NBA
Dec 04, 2019

Wizards' Miles has surgery; no timetable for return
Wizards forward C.J. Miles underwent surgery Wednesday to repair ligament damage in his left wrist. There is no timetable for his return.

ESPN NBA
Dec 04, 2019

On Luka Doncic, deep 3s and that pinned tweet: Best of Trae Young's exclusive interview
The Hawks' electrifying guard sat down with ESPN to discuss the Doncic comparisons, his love for the deep 3-pointer and Atlanta's rough 5-16 start to the season.

ESPN NBA
Dec 04, 2019

MVP straw poll: Is a Giannis repeat in the works?
The reigning MVP has the lead over LeBron James, James Harden and Luka Doncic, according to our survey of media members from across the league.

ESPN NBA
Dec 04, 2019

George backs Melo's style of play: 'Let him hoop'
Clippers star Paul George came to Carmelo Anthony's defense again after Tuesday night's 117-97 win over the Blazers, pleading with critics of Anthony's style of play to just let him play basketball.

ESPN NBA
Dec 04, 2019

Davis requires IV at half, still leads Lakers to win
Despite requiring intravenous fluids at halftime, Anthony Davis played through his illness and finished with 25 points and 10 rebounds Tuesday night to lead the Lakers to a 105-96 win over the Nuggets.

ESPN NBA
Dec 04, 2019

Sources: Rockets hopeful NBA acts on blown call
The Rockets are hopeful the NBA will either award the Rockets the win or order that the final 7 minutes, 50 seconds of Tuesday's game against the Spurs be replayed at a later date, sources told ESPN.

ESPN NBA
Dec 03, 2019

Doncic snares career-high 18 rebounds in win
Despite playing just three quarters, Luka Doncic pulled down a career-high 18 rebounds as the Dallas Mavericks cruised past the New Orleans Pelicans 118-97 on Tuesday night.

ESPN NBA
Dec 03, 2019

Spartans put Draymond's No. 23 jersey in rafters
Michigan State honored former Spartans and current Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green by retiring his No. 23 jersey at halftime of Tuesday night's game against Duke.

ESPN NBA
Dec 03, 2019

Butler posts triple-double, spoils Lowry's return
Jimmy Butler had 22 points, 13 rebounds and 12 assists, Duncan Robinson scored 22 points and the Miami Heat spoiled Kyle Lowry's return to Toronto's lineup by beating the Raptors 121-110 in overtime Tuesday.

ESPN NBA
Dec 03, 2019

Source: Zion doing light walk-throughs with Pels
The Pelicans are being cautious in Zion Williamson's return from knee surgery, but a source told ESPN's Andrew Lopez that Williamson is doing some on-court work, including light walkthroughs and spot shooting.

ESPN NBA
Dec 03, 2019

Source: Zion doing light walkthroughs with Pels
The Pelicans are being cautious in Zion Williamson's return from knee surgery, but a source told ESPN's Andrew Lopez that Williamson is doing some on-court work, including light walkthroughs and spot shooting.

ESPN NBA
Dec 03, 2019

Wizards' Bryant (foot) to miss at least 3 weeks
Thomas Bryant, who is averaging 13.9 points, 8.5 rebounds and 1 block per game for the Wizards, will miss at least three weeks with a stress reaction in his right foot.

ESPN NBA
Dec 03, 2019

Melo was prepared to retire before Blazers offer
Carmelo Anthony says, "There's no better feelin' than when you feel wanted." So far, he's thriving with the Trail Blazers.

ESPN NBA
Dec 03, 2019

Nets' Irving will be out at least 2 more games
Nets guard Kyrie Irving will miss at least the next two games as he continues to rehab his shoulder.

ESPN NBA
Dec 03, 2019

NBA coaches confused, frustrated over challenge rules
NBA head coaches are not happy about the new coach's challenge rule. Can it survive?

ESPN NBA
Dec 03, 2019

Not Kobe, not LeBron, not KD: Harden is the best scorer since MJ
Hero ball is back in the NBA, and we owe it all to James Harden.

ESPN NBA
Dec 03, 2019

Bucks extend streak to 12, reach for new heights
Giannis Antetokounmpo and Milwaukee pounded the Knicks en route to grabbing the league's best record at 18-3, in addition to handing New York its largest loss of the season.

ESPN NBA
Dec 03, 2019

Warriors claim worst record after loss to Hawks
Atlanta dominated Golden State 104-79, picking up its first win since Nov. 12. The Warriors, on the other hand, now sit alone with the worst record in the league at 4-18, having lost six of seven.

ESPN NBA
Dec 03, 2019

Warriors claim worst record with loss to Hawks
Atlanta dominated Golden State 104-79, picking up its first win since Nov. 12. The Warriors, on the other hand, now sit alone with the worst record in the league at 4-18, having lost six of seven.

ESPN NBA
Dec 02, 2019

The Utah Jazz need a regroup after a lopsided road trip
A 1-4 road trip leaves the Jazz wondering when they will reestablish their identity early in the season.

ESPN NBA
Dec 02, 2019

James Harden is the greatest scorer since Michael Jordan
Hero ball is back in the NBA, and we owe it all to James Harden.

ESPN NBA
Dec 02, 2019

Melo wins Player of Week for 1st time since '14
The NBA on Monday named the Trail Blazers forward Carmelo Anthony its Western Conference Player of the Week.

ESPN NBA
Dec 02, 2019

Luka Doncic steps back on LeBron to highlight most impressive win yet for Mavs
The reigning NBA Rookie of the Year scored 21 of his 27 points in the second half at Staples Center.

ESPN NBA
Dec 02, 2019

Doncic steps back on LeBron to highlight most impressive win yet for Mavs
The reigning NBA Rookie of the Year scored 21 of his 27 points in the second half at Staples Center.

ESPN NBA
Dec 02, 2019

NBA draft rankings: The top 100 prospects for 2020
Our experts debut their rankings of the 100 best prospects for the 2020 NBA draft.

ESPN NBA
Dec 02, 2019

Warriors' Looney expected to return Monday
Warriors center Kevon Looney, who has missed most of the season with a nerve condition, is expected to play Monday against Atlanta, coach Steve Kerr said.

ESPN NBA
Dec 02, 2019

Clips, after 150 points, 'still learning each other'
For the second time this season, the Clippers scored 150 points at home, this time in a rout of the Wizards. But Kawhi Leonard remained humble, saying, "it's going to take time, just learning each other, playing in these games," referring to Paul George.

ESPN NBA
Dec 01, 2019

Lakers: Lofty goals remain despite end of streak
The Lakers are still striving for a gold standard as they enter a portion of the season that includes eight of their next 11 games on the road, including formidable opponents such as the Bucks, Clippers, Jazz, Heat, Pacers and Nuggets twice.

ESPN NBA
Dec 01, 2019

As Kyrie's return looms, Dinwiddie's role uncertain
In the absence of Kyrie Irving, Spencer Dinwiddie has emerged as the Nets' best player. But coach Kenny Atkinson wouldn't commit to starting Dinwiddie alongside Irving upon the All-Star's return, saying he would "cross that bridge when we come to it."

ESPN NBA
Dec 01, 2019

Celtics' Smart exits with injury to abdomen area
Celtics guard Marcus Smart left Sunday's win over the Knicks after taking a blow to his abdomen near the same area of a previous injury.

ESPN NBA
Dec 01, 2019

NBA Power Rankings: Luka Doncic's heroics lead to a new No. 1
No, the Mavs aren't No. 1 ... yet. But what Luka & Co. did Sunday knocked King James and the Lakers off the throne.

ESPN NBA
Dec 01, 2019

Sources: Magic's Aminu (knee) out indefinitely
Orlando's Al-Farouq Aminu is out indefinitely with a torn meniscus in his right knee, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

ESPN NBA
Nov 30, 2019

Harden scores 60 in 3 quarters of blowout win
James Harden scored 60 points in just three quarters of Saturday's win over the Hawks. His 24 field goal attempts are the fewest ever in a 60-point game.

ESPN NBA
Nov 30, 2019

Grizzlies' Morant week-to-week with back spasms
Grizzlies rookie guard Ja Morant is listed as week-to-week after aggravating back spasms in Friday's game.

ESPN NBA
Nov 30, 2019

Which player had the best kicks in Week 6 in the NBA?
PJ Tucker is back with Nike, and broke out a Kobe Bryant tribute to celebrate. But were his sneakers the best of the week?

ESPN NBA
Nov 30, 2019

Waiters practices with Heat, sorry for plane issue
Dion Waiters issued a statement Saturday apologizing for an incident on Miami's team plane that led to the guard being suspended 10 games by the Heat.

ESPN NBA
Nov 30, 2019

Griffin says Pistons lacking 'fight' after latest loss
Following their latest loss Friday, Detroit Pistons forward Blake Griffin says his team is lacking "fight."

ESPN NBA
Nov 30, 2019

Lakers' streak hits 10 as 17-2 ties franchise best
The Lakers won their 10th straight game by flattening the Wizards on Friday night, a streak they hadn't reached since they went on to win their last championship 10 years ago. Their 17-2 start also matched a franchise best for 19 games.

ESPN NBA
Nov 30, 2019

Melo double-doubles, Whiteside swats 10 in win
Carmelo Anthony had 23 points and 11 rebounds and the Portland Trail Blazers downed Chicago 107-103 on Friday night for their second victory over the Bulls this week.

ESPN NBA
Nov 29, 2019

Doncic ties career high with 42 as Mavs beat Suns
Luka Doncic tied a career high with 42 points, Tim Hardaway Jr. added 26 and the Dallas Mavericks beat the Phoenix Suns 120-113 on Friday night.

ESPN NBA
Nov 29, 2019

Pacers nullify Young's 49, overcome Hawks in OT
Jeremy Lamb scored 20 points, T.J. Warren hit a go-ahead 3-pointer and the Indiana Pacers outlasted Trae Young and the Atlanta Hawks 105-104 in overtime Friday night

ESPN NBA
Nov 29, 2019

New York, New York: What we learned from a rare NBA doubleheader
Start spreading the news: The Knicks are dreadful. The Nets are not, even without KD and Kyrie. That and more from a two-game Black Friday in NYC.

ESPN NBA
Nov 29, 2019

Debating who has the early lead in the NBA MVP race
Our NBA experts answer the big questions about the MVP race.

ESPN NBA
Nov 29, 2019

Debating who has the lead in the early NBA MVP race
Our NBA experts answer the big questions about the MVP race.

ESPN NBA
Nov 29, 2019

'Kicks to Beat Cancer' is back for V Week
Dozens of players, coaches and celebrities from across college and pro sports have donated autographed sneakers to raise money for the V Foundation.

ESPN NBA
Nov 29, 2019

C's want to move on from Kyrie, 'no hard feelings'
Celtics players got a chance to see Kyrie Irving at the conclusion of the Nets' 112-107 victory in Brooklyn on Friday afternoon, and, when asked about seeing Irving postgame, all of them said they are ready to move on from talking about him.

ESPN NBA
Nov 28, 2019

Irving to miss Friday's home game vs. Celtics
This will be the eighth game Kyrie Irving has missed for the Nets because of a right shoulder impingement.

ESPN NBA
Nov 28, 2019

Incredulous LeBron rips 'bad call' during review
During the Lakers' 114-110 win over the Pelicans, LeBron James expressed his disappointment with a referee's call that was being reviewed. The call was upheld.

ESPN NBA
Nov 28, 2019

Frustrated Kerr bloodied after breaking clipboard
Warriors coach Steve Kerr cut his right hand after breaking a clipboard in frustration Wednesday. "It's a mere flesh wound," Kerr said.

ESPN NBA
Nov 28, 2019

AD scores 41 in frosty return to New Orleans
Anthony Davis returned to New Orleans on Wednesday and was relentlessly booed by fans every time he touched the ball.

ESPN NBA
Nov 28, 2019

Thompson makes his long-awaited return ... as Warriors sideline reporter
Golden State is undefeated this season with the rehabbing All-Star working as television commentator.

ESPN NBA
Nov 28, 2019

Parker has 33 in loss, garners praise from Giannis
Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo knew better than to engage in a one-on-one battle with Hawks forward Jabari Parker on Wednesday in Milwaukee, noting of his former teammate: "He wants you to play one-on-one because he's so good at it."

ESPN NBA
Nov 27, 2019

Kemba scores season-high 39 in Celtics return
Kemba Walker starred in his return to the Celtics on Wednesday night, netting a season-high 39 points and showing the neck injury he suffered just five days earlier is a thing of the past.

ESPN NBA
Nov 27, 2019

Absent Kyrie lashes out over Boston taunting
Kyrie Irving didn't travel with the Nets to face the Celtics on Wednesday due to a shoulder injury, but that didn't stop fans at TD Garden from booing their team's former star.

ESPN NBA
Nov 27, 2019

How a pair of Pelicans rookies capitalized on their opportunity
The early run Jaxson Hayes and Nickeil Alexander-Walker got in 'garbage time' helped when injuries pressed them into more important minutes.

ESPN NBA
Nov 27, 2019

LeBron coaching Davis on return to former city
Anthony Davis is leaning on LeBron James to help him through his return to New Orleans after bolting town.

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