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Jan 16, 2019

NBA to reinforce betting policy on players, staff
As sports betting continues to expand in the United States, the NBA will require a more deliberate approach and greater investment to remain fully above board, deputy commissioner Mark Tatum told ESPN.

ESPN NBA
Jan 16, 2019

Steph Curry is completely unfair
You're not supposed to be able to score from these spots.

ESPN NBA
Jan 16, 2019

Steph Curry is still completely unfair
You're not supposed to be able to score from these spots.

ESPN NBA
Jan 16, 2019

Steph Curry is unleashing impossible range
You're not supposed to be able to score from these spots.

ESPN NBA
Jan 16, 2019

Report: Turkey seeks warrant for Knicks' Kanter
Turkish prosecutors are seeking an international arrest warrant for New York Knicks center Enes Kanter, accusing him of membership in a terror organization.

ESPN NBA
Jan 16, 2019

LeBron (groin) out at least the next 2 games
LeBron James (groin) will miss at least the next two games for the Lakers and won't travel with the team on an upcoming two-game road trip, his agent told ESPN.

ESPN NBA
Jan 16, 2019

LeBron (groin) to miss at least two more games
LeBron James (groin) will miss at least the next two tilts for the Lakers, as he will not travel with the team on its upcoming two-game trip, his agent told ESPN.

ESPN NBA
Jan 16, 2019

No one ever said it was going to be easy, but it's the Lakers
Luke Walton is fighting to keep the Lakers afloat while LeBron James recovers. So what are the expectations of a team building toward contention?

ESPN NBA
Jan 15, 2019

Joel Embiid trolls Timberwolves after big win
After the 76ers defeated the Timberwolves on Tuesday night, Embiid put a little icing on the cake via social media.

ESPN NBA
Jan 15, 2019

Warriors' 51-point 1st quarter sets NBA record
The Warriors scored 51 points in the first quarter against the Nuggets on Tuesday. Kevin Durant led the charge with 17 points.

ESPN NBA
Jan 15, 2019

Rockets fill-in starter House Jr. off to G League
Danuel House Jr., a fill-in starting forward for the Rockets, is headed to the G League after declining the franchise's contract offer.

ESPN NBA
Jan 15, 2019

Source: Rockets' House Jr. headed to G League
Danuel House Jr., a fill-in starting forward for the Rockets, is headed to the G League after declining the franchise's contract offer, a source told ESPN.

ESPN NBA
Jan 15, 2019

Jazz PG Rubio (hammy) out at least another week
A strained right hamstring will sideline Utah point guard Ricky Rubio at least another week, the team said Tuesday. Rubio hasn't played since Jan. 7.

ESPN NBA
Jan 15, 2019

LeBron adds to activity, groin to be re-evaluated
Lakers coach Luke Walton hopes to hear positive news Wednesday when LeBron James' status will be updated after his injured groin is re-evaluated.

ESPN NBA
Jan 15, 2019

Man pleads guilty to murder of Wade's cousin
One man charged with the 2016 murder of Dwyane Wade's cousin has pleaded guilty and will get a 27-year prison sentence.

ESPN NBA
Jan 15, 2019

Will 2019 NBA All-Star uniforms add a dash of color?
The design for the 2019 NBA All-Star uniforms will be very similar to last year's look.

ESPN NBA
Jan 15, 2019

The next three weeks could make or break the 76ers
After Jimmy Butler's reunion with the Timberwolves, Philly will play 12 straight games against teams above .500. How the Sixers handle that stretch could determine their postseason fate.

ESPN NBA
Jan 15, 2019

Shumpert attempts to enter Blazers locker room
Kings guard Iman Shumpert, apparently angry at Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic after Monday night's game, was stopped by security at the entrance to the Blazers locker room. "Some stuff happened out there ... That's it," Shumpert said.

ESPN NBA
Jan 15, 2019

Shumpert attempts to enter Blazers' locker room
Kings guard Iman Shumpert, apparently angry at Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic after Monday night's game, was stopped by security at the entrance to the Blazers' locker room. "Some stuff happened out there. ... That's it," Shumpert said.

ESPN NBA
Jan 14, 2019

Harden pours in 57, including 36 before halftime
James Harden set a team record with 36 first-half points to help the short-handed Rockets take a 54-48 lead on the visiting Grizzlies.

ESPN NBA
Jan 14, 2019

Sources: Mavs escalating talks to trade PG Smith
The Mavericks are escalating talks to trade guard Dennis Smith Jr., pushing to end a partnership that has run its course for both the franchise and former first-round pick, league sources tell ESPN.

ESPN NBA
Jan 14, 2019

Fans greet Parker warmly in San Antonio return
Tony Parker, amid chants of "To-ny, To-ny, To-ny," took the court at the AT&T Center and joined Hornets owner Michael Jordan as one of just two players to face the team for which he captured at least four championships and a Finals MVP.

ESPN NBA
Jan 14, 2019

Parker thanks Spurs fans for 'a great memory'
Tony Parker took the court in his first return to San Antonio since leaving for Charlotte amid chants of "To-ny, To-ny, To-ny." He later applauded the fans. "It was a great memory for me that I will cherish for the rest of my life," he said.

ESPN NBA
Jan 14, 2019

Reserved Lonzo wants to lead Lakers by example
Lakers point guard Lonzo Ball wants to try to lead by example first and then be vocal when needed as he attempts to fill the massive leadership void left by the injured LeBron James and Rajon Rondo.

ESPN NBA
Jan 14, 2019

Frustrated Bulls Lopez, Dunn exchange words
Things got heated at Bulls practice as Robin Lopez and Kris Dunn exchanged words.

ESPN NBA
Jan 14, 2019

NBA clears Cavs of wrongdoing in McCaw signing
The NBA has cleared the Cleveland Cavaliers of any wrongdoing in their brief alliance with forward Patrick McCaw.

ESPN NBA
Jan 14, 2019

Source: Rockets' Capela (thumb) out 4-6 weeks
The Rockets will be without center Clint Capela for four to six weeks with a thumb injury, a source tells ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. The injury is another blow to a team that is playing without guards Chris Paul and Eric Gordon.

ESPN NBA
Jan 14, 2019

Kyrie: Desire to win caused frustration after loss
Kyrie Irving suggested his desire to win got the best of him when he expressed frustration with his teammates following the Celtics' loss on Saturday to the Magic.

ESPN NBA
Jan 14, 2019

NBA predictions: Awards, Finals matchups and Warriors vs. the field
We polled the ESPN Forecast panel of experts for their votes halfway through the NBA season.

ESPN NBA
Jan 14, 2019

The Lakers, like the Cavaliers, are bad without LeBron
These Los Angeles Lakers have wanted to be better than LeBron James' former team in Cleveland. But one thing is for sure -- neither is built to win without King James.

ESPN NBA
Jan 13, 2019

Kerr on rookie Doncic: 'Looks like an All-Star'
Coach Steve Kerr and Warriors players had high praise for Mavericks rookie Luka Doncic.

ESPN NBA
Jan 13, 2019

Mavericks G Barea undergoes Achilles surgery
J.J. Barea underwent surgery on his torn Achilles tendon Monday, the team announced.

ESPN NBA
Jan 13, 2019

Barea (Achilles) to have surgery on Monday
J.J. Barea will have surgery on his torn Achilles tendon on Monday, Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle said.

ESPN NBA
Jan 13, 2019

Harden ties Kobe's streak, goes 1-for-17 from 3
James Harden made history on two fronts. But one of them dubiously encapsulated the Rockets' loss at Orlando.

ESPN NBA
Jan 13, 2019

Harden ties Kobe's streak; goes 1-for-17 from 3
James Harden made history on two fronts. But one of them dubiously encapsulated the Rockets' loss at Orlando.

ESPN NBA
Jan 13, 2019

Grizzlies' Anderson to miss at least 2-4 weeks
Memphis Grizzlies forward Kyle Anderson is expected to miss at least two to four weeks because of a sprained left ankle.

ESPN NBA
Jan 13, 2019

NBA Power Rankings: Surging Spurs and a change at the top
Are LaMarcus Aldridge and the Spurs a force to be reckoned with in the West? We hit the halfway point with a jump by San Antonio amid a top-10 shakeup.

ESPN NBA
Jan 13, 2019

Bench Regulation: Thunder get much-needed help from Schroder, role players
The Oklahoma City Thunder needed a lift after trailing by double-digits, and they got it from their non-stars.

ESPN NBA
Jan 13, 2019

Kyrie calls on Celts to be better after latest loss
Asked the difference between this year's Celtics and last year's, Kyrie Irving told reporters, "We had nothing to lose last year."

ESPN NBA
Jan 12, 2019

KAT's career-high 27 boards lead Wolves by Pels
Karl-Anthony Towns had 27 points and a career-high 27 rebounds to help the Minnesota Timberwolves hold off Anthony Davis and the New Orleans Pelicans for a 110-106 victory on Saturday night in the first home win for interim head coach Ryan Saunders.

ESPN NBA
Jan 12, 2019

Sources: Revised Boylen deal gives Bulls flexibility
Coach Jim Boylen has agreed with the Bulls on a revised contract that will pay him $1.6 million this year and next, nearly doubling his previous salary, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski and Malika Andrews.

ESPN NBA
Jan 12, 2019

Griffin after 44 points vs. Clips: 'I'm moving on'
Pistons forward Blake Griffin scored 44 points against the Clippers on Saturday, his first meeting at Staples Center against his former team.

ESPN NBA
Jan 12, 2019

Collison's No. 4 to be 1st number retired by OKC
Nick Collison's No. 4 will be the first number retired by Oklahoma City. The Thunder announced Saturday they'll retire Collison's jersey in a ceremony on March 20.

ESPN NBA
Jan 12, 2019

Who had the best sneakers of Week 13 in the NBA?
Paul George debuted his new signature sneaker, Stephen Curry still pays tribute to The Town, and Kyrie Irving has a new model in this edition of Kicks of the Week.

ESPN NBA
Jan 12, 2019

Sources: Mavs' Barea has torn Achilles tendon
Mavericks sixth man J.J. Barea suffered a torn right Achilles tendon during Friday's 119-115 road victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves, sources told ESPN.

ESPN NBA
Jan 12, 2019

Source: Mavericks fear torn Achilles for Barea
The Mavericks fear that sixth man J.J. Barea tore his right Achilles tendon during Friday's victory over the Timberwolves, a source told ESPN. He will have an MRI on Saturday.

ESPN NBA
Jan 12, 2019

Mavs' Barea has torn Achilles, ending season
Mavericks sixth man J.J. Barea suffered a torn right Achilles tendon during Friday's 119-115 road victory over the Timberwolves, the team announced Saturday.

ESPN NBA
Jan 12, 2019

Luka Doncic does mean things in Minnesota
The Mavericks have been poor on the road this season, but Luka Doncic saved them late.

ESPN NBA
Jan 12, 2019

Curry passes Terry for 3rd on NBA's 3-pointer list
Warriors superstar Stephen Curry moved past Jason Terry on Friday night for sole possession of third place on the NBA's 3-pointer list, with only Ray Allen and Reggie Miller ahead of him.

ESPN NBA
Jan 12, 2019

Harden receives big assist in historic triple-double
James Harden became the first player in NBA history to record a 40-point triple-double while playing fewer than 30 minutes, as he finished with 43 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists in 29:34.

ESPN NBA
Jan 12, 2019

Simmons calls 76ers 'too soft' after loss to Hawks
Philadelphia 76ers forward Ben Simmons called his team "too soft" for the second time this season after Friday night's 123-121 home loss to the Atlanta Hawks.

ESPN NBA
Jan 11, 2019

Don't sleep on Naptown: Pacers a key part of East race
The Pacers might lack the Q rating of the other top teams in the East, but their effectiveness should not be ignored.

ESPN NBA
Jan 11, 2019

Embiid sits for 76ers vs. Hawks with sore ankle
Joel Embiid missed the 76ers' game against the Hawks with an injury to his left ankle.

ESPN NBA
Jan 11, 2019

Embiid sits out 76ers' loss with sore ankle
Joel Embiid missed the 76ers' game against the Hawks on Friday night with right ankle soreness.

ESPN NBA
Jan 11, 2019

Antetokounmpo misses Bucks' loss at Wizards
The Bucks will be without Giannis Antetokounmpo for Friday night's game against the Washington Wizards as the Milwaukee star battles a sore right quadriceps.

ESPN NBA
Jan 11, 2019

Antetokounmpo to miss Bucks' game vs. Wizards
The Bucks will be without Giannis Antetokounmpo for Friday night's game against the Washington Wizards as the Milwaukee star battles a sore right quadriceps.

ESPN NBA
Jan 11, 2019

Why the Spurs' championship point guard became a Hornet
Tony Parker never really wanted to leave the Spurs, and the franchise never thought he would. So how in the world did he end up on the Hornets?

ESPN NBA
Jan 11, 2019

Warriors' Plan A: re-sign Durant. But what's Plan B?
Plan A would be to re-sign Kevin Durant, but what is the Warriors' backup plan if Durant walks in free agency this summer?

ESPN NBA
Jan 11, 2019

Why the Knicks are collecting so many discarded lottery picks
While New York waits on Kristaps Porzingis and the summer of 2019, the franchise has rolled the dice on a group of former top-10 picks discarded by their previous teams.

ESPN NBA
Jan 11, 2019

Aldridge's 56 highlight Spurs' offensive fireworks
On a night the Spurs' 3-point shooting shined, LaMarcus Aldridge managed to be the star of the show, dropping a career-high 56 points in a 154-147 win over OKC.

ESPN NBA
Jan 11, 2019

Every must-know milestone from Thunder-Spurs
The Thunder-Spurs game had everything a basketball fan could ask for, including two overtimes, 301 combined points, a 50-point individual effort and a 20-20 triple-double.

ESPN NBA
Jan 10, 2019

Tatum, Nike go 'Back to the Future' with new kicks
Celtics forward Jayson Tatum will debut Nike's self-lacing basketball shoe on Wednesday night, bringing to fruition a vision that started 30 years ago with a movie prop.

ESPN NBA
Jan 10, 2019

5-on-5: Should the Lakers make a big trade now?
How solid are L.A.'s playoff chances with LeBron James out? Our experts answer the big Lakers questions.

ESPN NBA
Jan 10, 2019

Lowe: All-Star rule madness, Bradley Beal and the red-hot Spurs
This week we highlight the remarkable Nuggets, Bradley Beal's surge and the upside of letting DeAndre Jordan walk.

ESPN NBA
Jan 10, 2019

Warriors' Cousins to start upon return, Kerr says
DeMarcus Cousins will join the starting lineup next week when he makes his Warriors debut, coach Steve Kerr said.

ESPN NBA
Jan 10, 2019

LeBron to miss another 3 games with groin injury
LeBron James will miss at least another week with a strained left groin, the Los Angeles Lakers announced Thursday.

ESPN NBA
Jan 10, 2019

Cavs' Nance has MCL sprain, to miss 2-4 weeks
Larry Nance Jr., who is averaging 8.8 points and 7.5 rebounds for the Cavs this season, will miss two to three weeks after suffering a sprained right MCL vs. Indiana on Tuesday.

ESPN NBA
Jan 10, 2019

Sources: Nance has MCL sprain, out 2-3 weeks
Larry Nance Jr., who is averaging 8.8 points and 7.5 rebounds for the Cavs this season, will miss two to three weeks after suffering a sprained right MCL vs. Indiana on Tuesday, sources told ESPN.

ESPN NBA
Jan 10, 2019

Sources: Cavaliers' Nance to miss 2-3 weeks
Larry Nance Jr., who is averaging 8.8 points and 7.5 rebounds for the Cavs this season, will miss two to three weeks with a sprained right MCL, league sources tell ESPN.

ESPN NBA
Jan 10, 2019

Durant not among starters in latest ASG voting
Oklahoma City's Paul George has supplanted Golden State's Kevin Durant in the starting five for the Western Conference in the latest voting totals for the NBA All-Star Game.

ESPN NBA
Jan 10, 2019

Follow live: Spurs, Thunder meet for first-time this season
San Antonio and Oklahoma City, both coming off losses to sub-.500 teams, battle to see who can get back to their winning ways.

ESPN NBA
Jan 10, 2019

Follow live: Celtics look to continue win streak
Kyrie Irving and the Celtics, winners of four consecutive games, face the Heat, who are trying to climb the Eastern Conference standings.

ESPN NBA
Jan 10, 2019

Lakers' Kuzma follows dud with 41 in 3 quarters
Kyle Kuzma bounced back from a 4-of-20 shooting night by scoring a career-high 41 points in only three quarters Wednesday night in a victory over the Pistons.

ESPN NBA
Jan 10, 2019

Pistons' Griffin downplays his L.A. homecoming
Pistons forward Blake Griffin made his first appearance as an opponent at Staples Center on Wednesday night but downplayed the importance of his L.A. homecoming.

ESPN NBA
Jan 10, 2019

Giannis on MVP talk: 'Don't know if I'm there yet'
Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo sidestepped the MVP discussion following another dominant all-around effort Wednesday that saw him score 27 points and grab a career-high 21 rebounds in a win over James Harden's Rockets.

ESPN NBA
Jan 09, 2019

Kyrie: Team meeting helped Celtics clear the air
A December team meeting allowed members of the Boston Celtics to address issues that needed to be dealt with, Kyrie Irving said Wednesday. The Celtics have won seven of nine since the meeting.

ESPN NBA
Jan 09, 2019

Sources: McCaw planning to sign with Raptors
Guard Patrick McCaw is signing with the Toronto Raptors for the rest of the season, league sources told ESPN's Adrain Wojnarowski on Wednesday.

ESPN NBA
Jan 09, 2019

Lowe: Philly's fit isn't great, but what if that doesn't matter?
The Sixers' chemistry issues are real, but that doesn't mean they have to break up their star trio.

ESPN NBA
Jan 09, 2019

Grizzlies' Brooks to have surgery on right big toe
Grizzlies swingman Dillon Brooks will have surgery to repair a ruptured ligament in his right big toe, the team announced Wednesday. Brooks suffered the injury against San Antonio last Saturday.

ESPN NBA
Jan 09, 2019

Kuzma eager to see Lakers use 'death lineup'
Kyle Kuzma wants the Lakers to go with Rajon Rondo, LeBron James, Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram and himself in a small-ball "death lineup."

ESPN NBA
Jan 09, 2019

Thunder's Noel has concussion, out of hospital
Thunder center Nerlens Noel sustained a concussion on Tuesday when he took an elbow to the head and fell to the floor against Minnesota. He has been place in the NBA's concussion protocol.

ESPN NBA
Jan 09, 2019

Inside the unprecedented and undeniable James Harden experience
The Rockets superstar is disrupting what basketball greatness looks like.

ESPN NBA
Jan 09, 2019

James Harden is disrupting basketball greatness
The Rockets superstar is dominating in ways unfamiliar and undeniable.

ESPN NBA
Jan 09, 2019

Wiggins: Meant no disrespect with 'gay' remark
Andrew Wiggins said he wouldn't use "any term to disrespect" the LGBT community after he called Thunder guard Dennis Schroder "gay" following Tuesday's game.

ESPN NBA
Jan 08, 2019

Cousins targeting return on Jan. 18, source says
Warriors center DeMarcus Cousins, who has been out all season rehabbing a torn left Achilles tendon, is targeting a Jan. 18 return to the floor, a source told The Undefeated's Marc Spears.

ESPN NBA
Jan 08, 2019

Cousins targeting return on Jan. 18, sources say
Warriors center DeMarcus Cousins, who has been out all season rehabbing a torn left Achilles tendon, is targeting a Jan. 18 return to the floor, a source told The Undefeated's Marc Spears.

ESPN NBA
Jan 08, 2019

Cousins to debut 'around' Jan. 18, Kerr confirms
DeMarcus Cousins, who has been out all season rehabbing a torn left Achilles tendon, will make his season debut some time "in the range" of Jan. 18, coach Steve Kerr confirmed.

ESPN NBA
Jan 08, 2019

Noel exits on stretcher, hospitalized after hard fall
Thunder center Nerlens Noel appeared to hit his head on the floor after taking a hard fall in the third quarter Tuesday night and left the game on a stretcher.

ESPN NBA
Jan 08, 2019

OKC's Noel leaves on stretcher after hard fall
Thunder center Nerlens Noel appeared to hit his head on the floor after taking a hard fall in the third quarter Tuesday night and left the game on a stretcher.

ESPN NBA
Jan 08, 2019

Reports: NBA reviewing Cavs' signing of McCaw
The NBA is looking into the circumstances surrounding Cleveland's decision to sign Patrick McCaw to an offer sheet and then waive him after three games, according to multiple reports. The Golden State Warriors reportedly requested the review.

ESPN NBA
Jan 08, 2019

Vince Carter on Zion: 'He'll be ready' for the NBA
Vince Carter says he can relate to Duke phenom Zion Williamson and believes the freshman has a bright future in the NBA.

ESPN NBA
Jan 08, 2019

Kemba: Will leave roster politics to Kupchak, MJ
Hornets star guard Kemba Walker signaled that he will take a wait-and-see approach to his free agency this summer, saying he won't get involved in the Hornets' planning for roster upgrades.

ESPN NBA
Jan 08, 2019

Frazier: I didn't dis or dismiss KD with criticism
Knicks legend and broadcaster Clyde Frazier says he was "flabbergasted" by the attention his criticism of Kevin Durant received.

ESPN NBA
Jan 08, 2019

Everything you need to know for the NBA's second half
The wild, wild West, D-Wade's last dance, Boogie's return, Harden's hot hand and a quest for Zion. All that plus, oh, can we interest you in LeBron passing MJ?

ESPN NBA
Jan 08, 2019

Ball, Ingram spark Lakers after late-night chat
A late-night phone call between Lonzo Ball and Brandon Ingram after coach Luke Walton publicly challenged the pair to play with more passion for the undermanned Lakers helped spark a come-from-behind road win over the Mavericks on Monday.

ESPN NBA
Jan 08, 2019

Step back, Denver: James Harden conducts clinic on Nuggets' defense
The Nuggets threw every defense at James Harden that they could think of, but the Rockets' star broke Denver down with crafty passes and big shots.

ESPN NBA
Jan 07, 2019

Despite loss, Nets can finally point toward a brighter future
After years of self-inflicted pain caused by the fallout from their 2013 trade with the Celtics, the Nets are beginning to show signs that meaningful basketball will once again be played in Brooklyn.

ESPN NBA
Jan 07, 2019

LeBron is the Lakers' No. 1; who is No. 2?
In today's NBA, contenders need at least a 1-2 combo. The Lakers are set with LeBron James at 1, but do they have a 2?

ESPN NBA
Jan 07, 2019

Parsons 'disappointed' by Griz exit, 'ready to play'
Chandler Parsons told ESPN that he's "disappointed" that he couldn't finish the season with the Memphis Grizzlies and insisted that he's "ready to play and committed to getting back on the court."

ESPN NBA
Jan 07, 2019

Kyrie back after missing 2 games with eye injury
Celtics star Kyrie Irving is back in the lineup against the Brooklyn Nets after being sidelined with an eye injury.

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