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Dec 12, 2017

Warriors beat Trail Blazers in rematch of first round of 2017 playoffs
Kevin Durant continues to work in the absence of fellow teammates, helping to extend Golden State's winning streak to seven games.

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Dec 12, 2017

OKC still searching for answers: 'It's gotta stop'
The Thunder dropped another stunning game Monday night while playing on their home floor against a Hornets team standing 13th in the Eastern Conference.

ESPN NBA
Dec 11, 2017

All in the past: Mirotic, Portis lead Bulls to win
In Nikola Mirotic's first start since his return, Mirotic and Bobby Portis -- high-fiving each other throughout the game -- combined for 47 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Bulls over the Celtics.

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Dec 11, 2017

Clips' Gallinari out again with new glute injury
Clippers forward Danilo Gallinari will miss Monday night's game against the Toronto Raptors due to what coach Doc Rivers says is a new glute injury suffered in Gallinari's second game back Saturday.

ESPN NBA
Dec 11, 2017

NBA player rankings: LeBron and the Rockets keep dominating
The King and Houston's All-Star backcourt rolled through yet another week full of standout performances, but who came out on top?

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Dec 11, 2017

Okafor 'excited' to get fresh start in Brooklyn
Calling his role with the Sixers never 'the right fit,' Nets center Jahlil Okafor said he's excited about fulfilling his potential with a new team.

ESPN NBA
Dec 11, 2017

Spurs' Kawhi probable for season debut Tues.
The Spurs say Kawhi Leonard, who has missed all 27 of San Antonio's games with right quadriceps tendinopathy, is probable to make his long-awaited season debut on Tuesday against the Mavericks

ESPN NBA
Dec 11, 2017

Kawhi probable for debut Tuesday against Mavs
The Spurs say Kawhi Leonard, who has missed all 27 of San Antonio's games with right quadriceps tendinopathy, is probable to make his long-awaited season debut on Tuesday against the Mavericks

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Dec 11, 2017

Bulls' Mirotic gets 1st start with Markkanen out
With Lauri Markkanen out Monday vs. the Celtics with back spasms, the Bulls will start Nikola Mirotic, who is making his first start this season since suffering injuries from his fight with teammate Bobby Portis.

ESPN NBA
Dec 11, 2017

Sources: Hornets' Zeller (knee) to miss 6 weeks
Hornets center Cody Zeller is likely out for six weeks as he will undergo knee surgery, league sources tell ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. It's a blow to the injury-plagued Hornets, who are also without coach Steve Clifford due to health issues.

ESPN NBA
Dec 11, 2017

Sources: Ball bros. in talks with Lithuanian club
LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball are in serious discussions to sign professional basketball deals with Lithuanian club Prienu Vytautas, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski and Jonathan Givony.

ESPN NBA
Dec 11, 2017

Ball brothers agree to deal with Lithuanian club
LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball have signed professional basketball deals with Lithuanian club Prienu Vytautas, the team's coach/GM Virginijus Seskus and Ball family agent Harrison Gaines told ESPN's Jeff Goodman.

ESPN NBA
Dec 11, 2017

Matt Barnes retires, says he 'did it my way'
Matt Barnes, who had a wild ride through the NBA, announced his retirement from the game on Monday.

ESPN NBA
Dec 11, 2017

Cavs' Thompson expected back, in bench role
Cleveland Cavaliers big man Tristan Thompson, who has been out since Nov. 1 with a strained left calf, is expected to play Tuesday against the Atlanta Hawks -- but in a bench role.

ESPN NBA
Dec 11, 2017

Celtics' Irving has quad contusion, out vs. Bulls
Celtics guard Kyrie Irving will miss Monday's game against the Bulls because of a left quadriceps contusion. The Celtics, playing the second night of a back-to-back on the road, also will be without forward Marcus Morris, who is battling knee soreness.

ESPN NBA
Dec 11, 2017

Athletes reach out to Tennessee boy after viral video
Sports figures took to Twitter to respond to a viral video of Tennessee middle schooler, Keaton Jones, crying while telling his mother he was bullied.

ESPN NBA
Dec 11, 2017

Trump named 'most influential' in sports for '17
President Donald Trump has been named the most powerful person in sports by SportsBusiness Journal in its annual 50 Most Influential List.

ESPN NBA
Dec 11, 2017

Rank 'em! Week 9 NBA Power Rankings
We've unveiled our rankings for Week 9 in the NBA. How'd we do? Let us know by re-ranking our 1-30 list.

ESPN NBA
Dec 11, 2017

Fantasy NBA Daily Notes: Is Oladipo's breakout legit? Will Warriors struggle Monday?
We take a look back at the weekend's fantasy action and ahead to Monday night. Can you believe in Victor Oladipo long term? Will the Blazers keep the Warriors in check?

ESPN NBA
Dec 11, 2017

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

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Dec 11, 2017

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

ESPN NBA
Dec 10, 2017

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

ESPN NBA
Dec 10, 2017

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

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Dec 10, 2017

NBA Power Rankings: Indy making noise in the East
The Rockets are on cruise control behind a nine-game winning streak, while an undefeated week has Victor Oladipo and the Pacers making their first appearance in the top 10.

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Dec 10, 2017

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

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Dec 10, 2017

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

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Dec 10, 2017

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

ESPN NBA
Dec 10, 2017

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

ESPN NBA
Dec 09, 2017

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

ESPN NBA
Dec 09, 2017

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

ESPN NBA
Dec 09, 2017

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

ESPN NBA
Dec 09, 2017

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

ESPN NBA
Dec 09, 2017

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

ESPN NBA
Dec 09, 2017

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

ESPN NBA
Dec 09, 2017

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

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Dec 09, 2017

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

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Dec 09, 2017

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

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Dec 09, 2017

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

ESPN NBA
Dec 09, 2017

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

ESPN NBA
Dec 09, 2017

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

ESPN NBA
Dec 09, 2017

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

ESPN NBA
Dec 09, 2017

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

ESPN NBA
Dec 09, 2017

Elias Says: December 9, 2017
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Dec 09, 2017

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

ESPN NBA
Dec 08, 2017

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

ESPN NBA
Dec 08, 2017

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

ESPN NBA
Dec 08, 2017

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

ESPN NBA
Dec 08, 2017

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

ESPN NBA
Dec 08, 2017

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

ESPN NBA
Dec 08, 2017

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

ESPN NBA
Dec 08, 2017

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

ESPN NBA
Dec 08, 2017

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

ESPN NBA
Dec 08, 2017

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

ESPN NBA
Dec 08, 2017

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

ESPN NBA
Dec 08, 2017

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

ESPN NBA
Dec 08, 2017

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

ESPN NBA
Dec 08, 2017

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

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Dec 08, 2017

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

ESPN NBA
Dec 07, 2017

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

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Dec 07, 2017

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

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Dec 07, 2017

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

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Dec 07, 2017

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

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Dec 07, 2017

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

ESPN NBA
Dec 07, 2017

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

ESPN NBA
Dec 07, 2017

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

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Dec 07, 2017

Russell Westbrook is laughing all the way
It's the most wonderful time of the year for new dad Russell Westbrook, so the Thunder star talks about his family traditions, golfing with dad, and what he's passing down to son Noah.

ESPN NBA
Dec 07, 2017

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

ESPN NBA
Dec 07, 2017

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

ESPN NBA
Dec 07, 2017

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

ESPN NBA
Dec 07, 2017

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

ESPN NBA
Dec 07, 2017

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

ESPN NBA
Dec 07, 2017

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

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Dec 07, 2017

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

ESPN NBA
Dec 07, 2017

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

ESPN NBA
Dec 07, 2017

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

ESPN NBA
Dec 07, 2017

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

ESPN NBA
Dec 07, 2017

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

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Dec 07, 2017

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

ESPN NBA
Dec 07, 2017

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

ESPN NBA
Dec 07, 2017

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

ESPN NBA
Dec 07, 2017

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

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Dec 07, 2017

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

ESPN NBA
Dec 07, 2017

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

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