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May 26, 2018

Stevens: Horford 'outstanding' despite stat line
During a conference call Saturday, Celtics coach Brad Stevens called Al Horford's play in Friday's Game 6 "outstanding" despite a quiet stat line that saw the All-Star score only 6 points on 2-of-8 shooting.

ESPN NBA
May 26, 2018

Sources: Warriors' McCaw to return for Game 6
Patrick McCaw, who hasn't played since a horrific fall on March 31, will be activated by the Warriors for Game 6 vs. the Rockets, sources told ESPN.

ESPN NBA
May 26, 2018

Love out for Game 7 after entering protocol
Kevin Love will not play in the Cavaliers' decisive Game 7 on Sunday against the Celtics, as the All-Star forward has been placed in the concussion protocol.

ESPN NBA
May 26, 2018

5-on-5: Do the Warriors need to change their core if they lose?
Can the Rockets win without CP3? Are KD isos bad for the Warriors? We answer the biggest questions for Game 6 of the West finals.

ESPN NBA
May 26, 2018

Sources: Love needs rest before evaluating head
The Cavaliers lost Kevin Love after the All-Star forward collided with Celtics rookie Jayson Tatum in Game 6, with sources telling ESPN that Love must get a night's rest before being evaluated.

ESPN NBA
May 26, 2018

LeBron on banged-up leg: 'I wasn't coming out'
LeBron James said he felt some pain after teammate Larry Nance Jr. crashed into his right leg in Game 6, but added he was fine and "we'll see what happens."

ESPN NBA
May 26, 2018

Is it greatness or is it magic? It's Year 15 of LeBron
LeBron James has made a habit of dominating playoff games at home, and Game 6 was no exception with the Cavaliers facing elimination.

ESPN NBA
May 26, 2018

Celtics' Smart on G7: 'Not going to be pretty'
With a trip to the NBA Finals on the line, the Celtics say they are expecting a tough battle against the Cavaliers on Saturday in Boston.

ESPN NBA
May 26, 2018

Celtics' Smart says G7 'not going to be pretty'
With a trip to the NBA Finals on the line, the Celtics say they are expecting a tough battle against the Cavaliers on Saturday in Boston.

ESPN NBA
May 26, 2018

Sources: Messina, Udoka interview with Raptors
Spurs assistant coaches Ettore Messina and Ime Udoka interviewed with the Toronto Raptors for the franchise's head-coaching job on Thursday and Friday, respectively, league sources told ESPN.

ESPN NBA
May 26, 2018

Cavs force Game 7 behind LeBron's best elimination game yet
LeBron James finished with 46 points, 11 rebounds and 9 assists to cancel Boston's trophy plans and extend the Cavaliers' season.

ESPN NBA
May 25, 2018

Family connection: Lakers to work out LiAngelo
LiAngelo Ball, the second of the Ball brothers, will get a look from the Lakers in a pre-draft workout on Tuesday. He hopes to show the team that he would be a good fit alongside his brother Lonzo.

ESPN NBA
May 25, 2018

'Overwhelming likelihood' Suns keep top pick
Phoenix GM Ryan McDonough says there's an 'overwhelming likelihood' the Suns keep the No. 1 pick in June's NBA draft.

ESPN NBA
May 25, 2018

Milwaukee officers disciplined in Brown arrest
The Milwaukee police chief says three of the officers involved in the arrest of Bucks rookie Sterling Brown have been suspended.

ESPN NBA
May 25, 2018

Will Harden's Rockets beat Warriors without Chris Paul?
With Chris Paul out, the Rockets will have to rely even more on James Harden. But will it be enough?

ESPN NBA
May 25, 2018

Warriors' Iguodala questionable for Game 6
Warriors forward Andre Iguodala, who has missed Games 4 and 5 of the Western Conference finals, is questionable for Game 6.

ESPN NBA
May 25, 2018

Chris Paul to miss Game 6 with hamstring strain
Houston Rockets point guard Chris Paul will miss Saturday's Game 6 of the Western Conference finals at Golden State with a right hamstring strain, the team announced Friday.

ESPN NBA
May 25, 2018

Lowe: Trevor Ariza is easy to miss. He shouldn't be.
The Rockets forward has mastered a role he was never sure he wanted, the overlooked cog in Houston's scoring-and-switching machine.

ESPN NBA
May 25, 2018

NBA playoff predictions: Will Celtics, Rockets knock out Cavs, Warriors?
Who will advance to the NBA Finals, and who will win the title? Our panel predicts the conference finals with the Warriors and Cavs on the ropes.

ESPN NBA
May 25, 2018

NBA playoff predictions: Will Rockets, Celtics knock out Warriors, Cavs?
Who will advance to the NBA Finals, and who will win the title? Our panel predicts the conference finals with the Warriors and Cavs on the ropes.

ESPN NBA
May 25, 2018

'Somebody bring Lucky': The Celtics and the elusive road win
While it's not a must-win, avoiding "Game 7" LeBron James is paramount for the Celtics.

ESPN NBA
May 25, 2018

Figuring out the logic behind Ty Lue's use of Kyle Korver in Game 5
The Cavs' coach caught a lot of flak for the move, but it wasn't as damaging to Cleveland's chance to win as it first seemed.

ESPN NBA
May 25, 2018

5-on-5: Will the Cavs come back? What does a loss mean for LeBron?
How likely is a Cavs rally from down 3-2, and is LeBron James gone if they lose? Our experts answer the big questions before a huge Game 6.

ESPN NBA
May 25, 2018

Paul's latest postseason injury comes one win away from NBA Finals
Chris Paul overcame a slow start to put his team in position for a major postseason win - only to end that win with another critical playoff injury.

ESPN NBA
May 25, 2018

Green: Warriors will bounce back, force Game 7
The Warriors are on the verge of playoff elimination, but Draymond Green said the defending NBA champs are in a great position to rebound and force a decisive Game 7 against Houston.

ESPN NBA
May 25, 2018

Curry 'excited to go home,' keep series alive
The Warriors are on the verge of playoff elimination, but Stephen Curry said the defending NBA champs are in a great position to rebound and force a decisive Game 7 against Houston.

ESPN NBA
May 25, 2018

Harden on 3-point shooting woes: 'Who cares?'
With the Rockets a win away from the NBA Finals, James Harden isn't concerned that his trademark 3-point shot isn't landing so long as the team keeps winning.

ESPN NBA
May 25, 2018

Houston overcomes Harden's off night to push the champs to the brink
James Harden shot 5-for-21, and Chris Paul suffered a late hamstring injury, but the Rockets held on to grab Game 5 and put the Warriors 48 minutes from elimination.

ESPN NBA
May 25, 2018

Houston overcomes Harden's off-night to push the champs to the brink
The Rockets weathered James Harden's 5-for-21 night and 11 missed 3-pointers but held on to grab Game 5 and send the Warriors 48 minutes from elimination.

ESPN NBA
May 25, 2018

CP3 exits Rockets' win with hamstring injury
Rockets star guard Chris Paul will be evaluated Friday, and his status for Game 6 is in question, after he suffered a hamstring injury in Houston's Game 5 win.

ESPN NBA
May 25, 2018

CP3 exits win with apparent hamstring injury
Rockets star guard Chris Paul exited Game 5 of the Western Conference finals in the final minute after appearing to hurt his right hamstring.

ESPN NBA
May 25, 2018

CP3 in question for G6 due to hurt hamstring
The Rockets won Game 5 against the Warriors but might have suffered a serious loss as Chris Paul exited because of a right hamstring injury.

ESPN NBA
May 25, 2018

Chris Paul gives Steph Curry the shimmy treatment
Stephen Curry has many signature moves. The shimmy is one of them, especially after a 3-pointer. Chris Paul had to borrow that in Game 5.

ESPN NBA
May 24, 2018

Rockets honor Santa Fe seniors, responders
The Houston Rockets honored Santa Fe High School seniors, administrators and first responders before Game 5 against Golden State on Thursday.

ESPN NBA
May 24, 2018

Warriors' Iguodala ruled out; Thompson to play
Warriors head coach Steve Kerr said guard Klay Thompson will play Game 5 against the Rockets, but forward Andre Iguodala will sit out Thursday's matchup.

ESPN NBA
May 24, 2018

Knicks' Porzingis 'excited' after call with Fizdale
New York Knicks star Kristaps Porzingis says he's "excited" after speaking to new head coach David Fizdale.

ESPN NBA
May 24, 2018

LeBron, Harden unanimously named All-NBA
Cleveland's LeBron James and Houston's James Harden were unanimously voted All-NBA first-team with James earning the nod for a record 12th time in his 15-year career.

ESPN NBA
May 24, 2018

Kerr blasts new NFL anthem policy: 'It's idiotic'
Warriors coach Steve Kerr blasted the NFL's new national anthem policy on Thursday, calling it "idiotic" and "typical of the NFL."

ESPN NBA
May 24, 2018

Kerr expects Thompson to play, Iguodala iffy
Warriors coach Steve Kerr thinks Klay Thompson will play Thursday, but Andre Iguodala is a game-time decision.

ESPN NBA
May 24, 2018

Warriors' Iguodala sits out loss; Thompson plays
Andre Iguodala missed his second straight game with a leg injury as the Warriors lost Game 5 to the Rockets and are now on the brink of playoff elimination.

ESPN NBA
May 24, 2018

Warriors' Iguodala ruled out; Thompson plays
Warriors head coach Steve Kerr said guard Klay Thompson is playing Game 5 against the Rockets, but forward Andre Iguodala will sit out Thursday's matchup.

ESPN NBA
May 24, 2018

Follow Live: Durant, Warriors look to take series lead
After a rough ending to Game 4, Kevin Durant and the Warriors look to bounce back on the road.

ESPN NBA
May 24, 2018

Steph Curry, Steve Nash and the NBA's fun factor
Warriors vs. Rockets is a celebration of the NBA's new normal: A frenzied, rapid-fire style of basketball.

ESPN NBA
May 24, 2018

Pistons hire Stefanski, eye Casey as coach
The Pistons have hired Grizzlies executive Ed Stefanski as a senior adviser responsible for overhauling the franchise's basketball operations, he told ESPN.

ESPN NBA
May 24, 2018

Facing elimination, LeBron finds comfort in a book
Up against elimination for the second time this postseason, the three-time NBA champion told ESPN about the lessons he has learned from reading "The Alchemist."

ESPN NBA
May 24, 2018

With Cavs at a crossroads, LeBron stares down another challenge
Facing elimination for the second time this postseason, the three-time NBA champion told ESPN about the lessons he has learned from reading "The Alchemist" during his latest playoff journey.

ESPN NBA
May 24, 2018

Lue: Korver limited because C's changed rotation
Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said the Celtics' decision to not play Semi Ojeleye foiled his planned rotation for Kyle Korver, who didn't check into Wednesday's Game 5 until the start of the second quarter.

ESPN NBA
May 24, 2018

LeBron shrugs off talk he tired down stretch
While LeBron James dismissed talk that he grew fatigued during Wednesday's Game 5 loss to the Celtics, Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue admitted, "He looked a little tired to me."

ESPN NBA
May 24, 2018

Carmelo rejects IG post claiming Korver is better
Oklahoma City Thunder veteran Carmelo Anthony strongly disagreed with an Instagram post stating that Cleveland Cavaliers sharpshooter Kyle Korver is better than him at this point in their NBA careers.

ESPN NBA
May 24, 2018

Celtics push Cavs to the brink as Jayson Tatum, defense spark Game 5 rout
Tatum stole the show and Boston's defense stymied LeBron in the second half. Now the Celtics have a chance to end King James' Eastern Conference reign.

ESPN NBA
May 24, 2018

Celtics push Cavs to the brink as Tatum, defense spark Game 5 rout
Jayson Tatum stole the show and Boston's defense stymied LeBron in the second half. Now the Celtics head back to Cleveland with a chance to end King James' Eastern Conference reign.

ESPN NBA
May 23, 2018

Warriors irked, but confident ahead of Game 5
Despite losing Game 4 at home, the Golden State Warriors like their chances ahead of Game 5 against the Rockets on Thursday in Houston.

ESPN NBA
May 23, 2018

Iguodala (leg) 'better,' still questionable for G5
Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr said Andre Iguodala's bruised lower left leg was "feeling a little better" Wednesday, but he was listed as questionable along with Klay Thompson (knee) for Thursday's Western Conference finals Game 5.

ESPN NBA
May 23, 2018

Comeback kid? Stoudemire weighs return to NBA
Six-time All-Star Amar'e Stoudemire said on Wednesday that he's considering a return to the NBA.

ESPN NBA
May 23, 2018

Stevens: 'Killing' Kyrie to sit, but recovery good
Celtics coach Brad Stevens said Kyrie Irving's recovery from knee surgery is going well but that hasn't eased his pain of not being able to face the Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference finals.

ESPN NBA
May 23, 2018

Video shows arrest, tasing of Bucks' Brown
Milwaukee police apologized and said officers have been disciplined over an incident in which a stun gun was used on Bucks rookie Sterling Brown in January.

ESPN NBA
May 23, 2018

Police: Sorry for arrest, tasing of Bucks' Brown
Milwaukee police apologized and said officers have been disciplined over an incident in which a stun gun was used on Bucks rookie Sterling Brown in January.

ESPN NBA
May 23, 2018

Doc Rivers receives extension from Clippers
The Clippers have given coach Doc Rivers a contract extension.

ESPN NBA
May 23, 2018

Gobert, Davis lead All-Defensive team voting
Jazz center Rudy Gobert and Pelicans forward Anthony Davis, both finalists for Defensive Player of the Year, led the voting for the NBA's All-Defensive team.

ESPN NBA
May 23, 2018

Playoff predictions: Who are the new Finals favorites?
Our panel forecasts the NBA playoffs with each conference finals series tied at 2-2.

ESPN NBA
May 23, 2018

Don't expect the irrationally fearless Celtics to fold now
From virtually the opening tip, this season has been a never-ending trial by fire for the young Celtics.

ESPN NBA
May 23, 2018

The moments that created the fearless and fighting Celtics
From virtually the opening tip, this season has been a never-ending trial by fire for the young Celtics.

ESPN NBA
May 23, 2018

NBA playoff predictions: Who are the new Finals favorites?
Our panel forecasts the NBA playoffs with each conference finals series tied at 2-2.

ESPN NBA
May 23, 2018

Offensive juggernaut? Mental toughness secures Game 4
The Houston Rockets faced a double-digit deficit not once, but twice, in the most feared arena this postseason. But defense and composure were the key ingredients to a pivotal Game 4 win that tied the Western Conference finals.

ESPN NBA
May 23, 2018

CP3, battling sore foot, keys Rockets' rally in 4th
Chris Paul acknowledged Tuesday night that he had undergone "a whole lot of treatment" on his sore foot in recent days. With his foot feeling better, he bounced back and played a major role in Houston's Game 4 win over the Warriors that evened the series.

ESPN NBA
May 23, 2018

Durant laments Game 4 finish, but looks ahead
Kevin Durant regrets late-game play following Warriors' Game 4 loss to Rockets, but already looking ahead to Thursday's Game 5.

ESPN NBA
May 23, 2018

Rockets plan to honor Santa Fe High at Game 5
The Rockets plan to honor at Thursday's Game 5 the victims, survivors and first responders of the Santa Fe High School shooting.

ESPN NBA
May 23, 2018

Road Rockets withstand Warriors barrage, reclaim home court
The Golden State Warriors went on a 16-3 run to close the third quarter with a double-digit lead, but Chris Paul orchestrated the Houston Rockets to a 25-12 closing quarter and evened the West finals at 2-2.

ESPN NBA
May 22, 2018

All about the fit: The story behind the Cavs' travel suits
Why have the Cleveland Cavaliers been showing up in road arenas like they're attending fashionable boardroom meetings? "Unity," says veteran Kendrick Perkins.

ESPN NBA
May 22, 2018

Follow live: Rockets look to even series following blowout loss
After securing the largest postseason win in franchise history, the Warriors set sights on a commanding 3-1 Western Conference finals lead.

ESPN NBA
May 22, 2018

Mutombo to be honored with Sager Strong Award
Hall of Famer Dikembe Mutombo will receive the Sager Strong Award at this year's NBA Awards show for his humanitarian efforts.

ESPN NBA
May 22, 2018

Iguodala sits out Game 4 loss with leg injury
Despite clean scans and two rounds of treatment on his leg, Warriors forward Andre Iguodala did not play in the Warriors' Game 4 loss to the Rockets.

ESPN NBA
May 22, 2018

Despite upgrade, Iguodala out for Game 4
Despite clean scans and two rounds of treatment on his leg, Warriors forward Andre Iguodala will not play in Game 4 against the Rockets.

ESPN NBA
May 22, 2018

Lakers' Kuzma: Ball 'serious' in weight room
Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma says teammate Lonzo Ball is taking his strength training "a lot more serious" in the weight room.

ESPN NBA
May 22, 2018

Simmons, Mitchell unanimous All-Rookies
Philadelphia's Ben Simmons and Utah's Donovan Mitchell are unanimous selections to the NBA's All-Rookie team.

ESPN NBA
May 22, 2018

Iguodala upgraded to questionable for Game 4
Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala has been upgraded to questionable for Game 4 against the Houston Rockets.

ESPN NBA
May 22, 2018

Bucks' Brown to sue MPD; video worries mayor
Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett "definitely" has concerns about police video footage that shows officers using a stun gun on Bucks rookie Sterling Brown.

ESPN NBA
May 22, 2018

Video of stun gun on Bucks SG worries mayor
Milwaukee mayor Tom Barrett "definitely" has concerns about police video footage that shows officers using a stun gun on Bucks rookie Sterling Brown.

ESPN NBA
May 22, 2018

How Mike D'Antoni embraced the iso, and why he won't stop now
The coach who helped revolutionize "pace-and-space" has adapted his style to suit his superstar guards. Even after three uneven games against Golden State, don't expect many changes to Houston's iso-heavy formula.

ESPN NBA
May 22, 2018

2018 World Fame 100: Who reaches the pinnacle across sports?
To find the 100 most famous athletes in the world, we started with 600 of the biggest names in sports. Then we ranked them based on a formula three fame factors.

ESPN NBA
May 22, 2018

From OKC to the Bay: How KD is building a Silicon Valley empire
Kevin Durant takes us inside his growing business empire, his Nike negotiations and whether he ultimately might end up in an owner's box.

ESPN NBA
May 22, 2018

Korver leaves little on table as key 'other Cav'
Kyle Korver was the surprise star of Game 4 for the Cavs, scoring 14 points off the bench and blocking a game-high three shots. But a third-quarter play in which he dove onto the floor for a loose ball was the defining moment for the 37-year-old.

ESPN NBA
May 22, 2018

Celtics vow to 'get up off mat, go after it again'
The Celtics won't find watching film of Monday's Game 4 loss very therapeutic -- there were head-slapping miscues in the first half and numerous missed chances to pull close in the fourth quarter.

ESPN NBA
May 22, 2018

Pressure flips to Celtics after Cavs win Game 4
LeBron James' sixth 40-point game of the postseason helped Cleveland hold off Boston's second-half push to tie the Eastern Conference finals.

ESPN NBA
May 22, 2018

Warriors' Kerr wins Rudy Tomjanovich Award
Golden State's Steve Kerr has won the Rudy Tomjanovich Award, given to an NBA coach in recognition of his cooperation with media and fans as well as excellence on the court.

ESPN NBA
May 21, 2018

LeBron passes Kareem to set playoff FG record
With his sixth field goal Monday night, LeBron James passed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (2,356) to become the NBA's all-time postseason leader in field goals made.

ESPN NBA
May 21, 2018

If you don't know these stories, you don't know LeBron James
A look back at 13 amazing tales -- some you might not know, and some you might've forgotten -- as LeBron James plays on during his 13th postseason.

ESPN NBA
May 21, 2018

Bucks' Budenholzer excited by team's talent
Milwaukee's new coach, Mike Budenholzer, has a track record of developing players. Introduced Monday, he said the challenge with the Bucks will be to unlock the talent defensively.

ESPN NBA
May 21, 2018

Warriors list Iguodala as doubtful for Game 4
Warriors swingman Andre Iguodala banged knees with the Rockets' James Harden in Game 3, and the knee worsened overnight. He did not practice Monday and is listed as doubtful for Game 4.

ESPN NBA
May 21, 2018

Gentry: Everyone wants Cousins back with Pels
As DeMarcus Cousins heads toward free agency, Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry says "there's not one single person" in the organization that doesn't want the All-Star big man to return to the team.

ESPN NBA
May 21, 2018

Fundraising eyes LeBron statue in Akron
A GoFundMe page has been created to try to raise money to commission a LeBron James statue that would be displayed in Akron, Ohio.

ESPN NBA
May 21, 2018

Lowe: Game 4 might tell all in this Cavs-Celtics series
Here are the key matchups, adjustments and plays that will shape the action as Boston-Cleveland hits a momentous Game 4.

ESPN NBA
May 21, 2018

Lowe: Predatory LeBron, the center battle and more keys to Celtics-Cavs
Here are the key matchups, adjustments and plays that will shape the action as Boston-Cleveland hits a momentous Game 4.

ESPN NBA
May 21, 2018

Kyle Korver excels in season of personal sorrow
Despite the sudden loss of his youngest brother, Cavs guard Kyle Korver has managed to play his best.

ESPN NBA
May 21, 2018

The return of the Warriors we know: Steph and defense
Steph Curry and the Warriors had three days off to ponder a bad Game 2 loss in Houston. Back home for Game 3, Curry and his team unloaded on the Rockets.

ESPN NBA
May 21, 2018

Curry scolded by mom for adrenalized outburst
Steph Curry scored 18 of his game-high 35 points in a pivotal third quarter in which the Warriors pulled away, resulting in a 126-85 romp of the Rockets to take a 2-1 series lead in the Western Conference finals.

ESPN NBA
May 21, 2018

Curry scolded by mom for profane outburst
Steph Curry's emotions erupted in step with his offense as he scored 18 of his game-high 35 points in a pivotal third quarter in which the Warriors pulled away from the Rockets.

ESPN NBA
May 21, 2018

D'Antoni: Rockets 'played soft' in record rout
Mike D'Antoni and the Rockets cited a lack of aggression in their lopsided Game 3 loss to the Warriors on Sunday, the worst playoff loss in the franchise's history.

ESPN NBA
May 20, 2018

Steph's shimmy returns in Game 3, and so does his shot
Welcome to the West finals, Steph Curry. The two-time MVP dropped 35 points and caught fire during a third-quarter blitz as Golden State rolled to a 41-point Game 3 rout of Houston.

ESPN NBA
May 20, 2018

Doncic wins Euroleague title; NBA decision 'soon'
Highly touted prospect Luka Doncic led Real Madrid to its 10th Euroleague crown over Turkish power Fenerbahce on Sunday. When asked after the win about his NBA future, the 19-year-old Slovenian said "soon I will tell."

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