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Mar 03, 2021

LeBron to sit out first game Wed. against Kings
Lakers star LeBron James will remain in L.A. to receive treatment on his left ankle while the team heads to Sacramento for Wednesday's game against the Kings.

ESPN NBA
Mar 03, 2021

Suns step up after Booker ejection, beat L.A.
With Devin Booker out following a third-quarter ejection, the Suns stepped up for a 114-104 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers, earning what Phoenix coach Monty Williams called "a big-time character win."

ESPN NBA
Mar 03, 2021

Jokic joins Wilt, 2nd center with 50 triple-doubles
Denver Nuggets star Nikola Jokic became just the second center in NBA history with 50 triple-doubles, joining Hall of Famer Wilt Chamberlain.

ESPN NBA
Mar 03, 2021

Harden: Hope Rockets fans show 'love' in return
Brooklyn Nets star James Harden, who returns to Houston on Wednesday night for the first time since his trade, said his departure from the Rockets "doesn't change the fact of how I feel about the city."

ESPN NBA
Mar 03, 2021

Follow live: Lakers, Suns meet in matchup of West contenders
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ESPN NBA
Mar 02, 2021

Lakers play host to Suns without Gasol, Kuzma
Riding a two-game winning streak since the return of Dennis Schroder, the Lakers were again short-handed as they hosted the Suns on Tuesday, with Marc Gasol and Kyle Kuzma out of the lineup.

ESPN NBA
Mar 02, 2021

Kawhi late scratch vs. Celtics with back spasms
Clippers star Kawhi Leonard warmed up but left the court shortly before tipoff Tuesday night against the Celtics with his back not feeling right.

ESPN NBA
Mar 02, 2021

Raptors to return Wed. minus 5 players, Nurse
The Toronto Raptors will be without three starters and two reserves but will have enough players when they return to action Wednesday against the Detroit Pistons.

ESPN NBA
Mar 02, 2021

Curry, Booker look to repeat as 3-point champs
There will be no shortage of stars in the NBA's 3-point contest this weekend in Atlanta, starting with Golden State's Stephen Curry and Phoenix's Devin Booker.

ESPN NBA
Mar 02, 2021

OKC won't host fans this season; first to say so
In an email to season ticket holders on Tuesday, the Oklahoma City Thunder announced they will not be hosting fans at games during the 2020-21 season, becoming the first NBA team to go that route.

ESPN NBA
Mar 02, 2021

Streaking Lakers will take on Suns without Gasol
Riding a two-game winning streak since the return of Dennis Schroder, the Lakers will again be short-handed vs. the Suns Tuesday, as Marc Gasol is out due to health and safety protocols, the team said.

ESPN NBA
Mar 02, 2021

Sources: Two-way contracts to be more flexible
The NBA is set to allow players on two-way contracts to play more than 50 games and to be eligible for the playoffs, sources told ESPN.

ESPN NBA
Mar 02, 2021

McMillan: Balked at Hawks job, swayed by Pierce
Nate McMillan reluctantly agreed to serve as the Atlanta Hawks' interim coach and only accepted the position after conferring with Lloyd Pierce following Pierce's firing on Monday.

ESPN NBA
Mar 02, 2021

'He was a basketball genius': How a 17-year-old Kobe wowed Jerry West and the Lakers
In 1996, Jerry West and the Lakers hosted a slapdash workout for a 17-year-old from Philly. Twenty-five years later, it's become one of the best decisions, and stories, in NBA history.

ESPN NBA
Mar 02, 2021

What's wrong with the Celtics?
Boston has two under-25 All-Stars. So why does the team seem so far away from hanging an 18th championship banner?

ESPN NBA
Mar 02, 2021

Irving on latest Harden display: 'Get used to it'
James Harden's seventh triple-double since joining the Nets prompted a succinct reaction from teammate Kyrie Irving on Monday night: "We have to implement the phrase 'get used to it.'"

ESPN NBA
Mar 02, 2021

Zion won't back down from anyone, including Rudy Gobert and the red-hot Jazz
Riding a huge third quarter by Zion Williamson, the Pelicans knocked off the NBA's top team.

ESPN NBA
Mar 01, 2021

Pearl, ex-ABC Sports/ESPN producer, dies at 77
Mike Pearl, a 17-time Sports Emmy Award winner who spent years at ABC Sports, ESPN and other networks producing high-profile events across multiple sports, has died. He was 77.

ESPN NBA
Mar 01, 2021

Pistons-Raptors postponed, set to be played Wed.
Toronto's game against Detroit on Tuesday was postponed "due to positive test results and ongoing contact tracing within the Raptors organization" but will be played Wednesday at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida, pending additional test results.

ESPN NBA
Mar 01, 2021

Spurs latest in NBA to OK limited attendance
A year after the NBA shut down because of the outbreak of COVID-19, the league will have limited fan attendance at half its arenas. The Spurs were the latest to loosen regulations, announcing their plan Monday to have some fans beginning March 12.

ESPN NBA
Mar 01, 2021

Hawks fire Pierce after 2-plus years amid swoon
The Hawks announced they have relieved head coach Lloyd Pierce of his duties 34 games into his third season with the team.

ESPN NBA
Mar 01, 2021

NBA Power Rankings: Luka snaps Brooklyn's streak; Miami stays hot
Who are the league's best as we approach the All-Star break? See where all 30 teams stand now.

ESPN NBA
Mar 01, 2021

Hornets' last-minute rally deals Kings 'painful loss'
The Kings led the Hornets 123-115 late in Sunday night's game but couldn't close it out, missing five free throws over the final 69 seconds in what coach Luke Walton referred to as a "painful loss" for his group.

ESPN NBA
Mar 01, 2021

Warriors' Green exits game with left ankle sprain
Warriors forward Draymond Green rolled his left ankle in the second quarter against the Lakers on Sunday night and did not return. Coach Steve Kerr said afterward he doesn't think the injury is too serious.

ESPN NBA
Feb 28, 2021

Giannis' huge fourth quarter drops Kawhi, PG and Clippers
The Bucks' star power was stronger than LA's, as Giannis Antetokounmpo & Co. showed the Clippers how it's done.

ESPN NBA
Feb 28, 2021

Sources: Rockets' Oladipo turns down 2-year deal
Victor Oladipo recently turned down a two-year, $45.2 million extension from the Rockets as he continues to pursue a longer-term deal, sources told ESPN.

ESPN NBA
Feb 28, 2021

Source: HBCU alum Covington in skills challenge
Portland Trail Blazers forward Robert Covington, who graduated from Tennessee State in 2013, will represent Historically Black Colleges and Universities at NBA All-Star Weekend during the skills competition, a source told ESPN's The Undefeated on Sunday.

ESPN NBA
Feb 28, 2021

Sources: Simons, Stanley, Toppin in dunk contest
Anfernee Simons and Cassius Stanley are expected to join Obi Toppin in the slam dunk contest on March 7, sources told ESPN.

ESPN NBA
Feb 28, 2021

Raptors' virus issues worsen, game vs. Bulls ppd.
The Toronto Raptors' issues with the coronavirus have worsened, prompting the NBA to call off their game scheduled for Sunday night against the Chicago Bulls.

ESPN NBA
Feb 28, 2021

Inside the secret skill that fuels Stephen Curry's record-breaking career
It took 18 seasons for Reggie Miller to hit 2,560 3-pointers, second most in NBA history. Curry passed him in just over 11. How did he do it? This story reveals a singular elite skill, developed over a decade -- and how it has changed the game.

ESPN NBA
Feb 28, 2021

Harden hails Doncic: 'Mavs got a special one'
James Harden acknowledged he considers Luka Doncic comparisons to Bird and Magic to be legit.

ESPN NBA
Feb 27, 2021

Durant remains All-Star captain, to draft team
Kevin Durant will still serve as a captain for the NBA All-Star Game despite not playing because of a hamstring injury.

ESPN NBA
Feb 27, 2021

Nets sit Kyrie vs. Mavs due to shoulder 'recovery'
Brooklyn's Kyrie Irving missed his 11th game of the season Saturday as he sits out against the Mavericks with what the team is saying is "right shoulder injury recovery." He is averaging 27.4 points this season.

ESPN NBA
Feb 27, 2021

Sources: Holiday should play Sunday for Bucks
The Milwaukee Bucks, largely inconsistent without Jrue Holiday for the past three weeks, expect the guard to return to the lineup on Sunday, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

ESPN NBA
Feb 27, 2021

Sources: Raptors without Siakam until after ASG
Toronto Raptors star Pascal Siakam is expected to remain in the league's health and safety protocol through the All-Star break, missing the final three games of the first half, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

ESPN NBA
Feb 27, 2021

Nets to be without Kyrie (shoulder) vs. Mavs
Brooklyn's Kyrie Irving will miss his 11th game of the season Saturday as he sits out against the Mavericks with what the team is saying is "right shoulder injury recovery." He is averaging 27.4 points this season.

ESPN NBA
Feb 27, 2021

Sources: Siakam out final 3 games of 1st half
Toronto Raptors star Pascal Siakam is expected to remain in the league's health and safety protocol through the All-Star break, missing the final three games of the first half, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

ESPN NBA
Feb 27, 2021

Lin 'not naming or shaming anyone' with claim
A day after a league official told ESPN's Marc J. Spears that the G League is investigating a claim made by Jeremy Lin that he was called "coronavirus" during a game, Lin tweeted that he's "not naming or shaming anyone."

ESPN NBA
Feb 27, 2021

LeBron to Zlatan: No way I'll ever 'stick to sports'
Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James responded to Zlatan Ibrahimovic's criticism of his activism, saying he will "never shut up about things that are wrong."

ESPN NBA
Feb 27, 2021

Green on big night: Not revenge, 'making it right'
Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green said his triple-double Friday night against the Charlotte Hornets was just him "making it right" with his team following last week's meltdown.

ESPN NBA
Feb 27, 2021

Zlatan belittles LeBron's activism
AC Milan star Zlatan Ibrahimovic criticized LeBron James for his activism in "politics."

ESPN NBA
Feb 27, 2021

Inside the stats behind the Heat's five-game winning streak
Jimmy Butler and the Heat beat the NBA-leading Jazz on Friday night to run their winning streak to a season-high five games.

ESPN NBA
Feb 27, 2021

Down six coaches, Scariolo leads Raptors to win
Sergio Scariolo relied on his extensive international experience as he took over a Raptors team missing six coaches, leading them to a 122-111 win over the Rockets on Friday.

ESPN NBA
Feb 27, 2021

Kemba gives Celts needed lift: 'Willed us' to win
The Celtics needed a win Friday night after a run of losses, and it was Kemba Walker -- the veteran point guard who has endured his own struggles this season -- who came to the rescue. "I don't think we win the game without his will," Brad Stevens said.

ESPN NBA
Feb 26, 2021

Jersey mix-up forces Thunder to change at half
The Oklahoma City Thunder and Atlanta Hawks wore strikingly similar colors in Friday night's game, forcing the Thunder to change to white for the second half.

ESPN NBA
Feb 26, 2021

G League looking into Lin's 'coronavirus' claim
The G League is investigating a claim made by Jeremy Lin that he was called "coronavirus" during a game. Lin, the former NBA guard now playing for Santa Cruz of the G League, didn't specify when he was called it.

ESPN NBA
Feb 26, 2021

E. Millsap skeptical of probe into Jazz allegation
Former Utah guard Elijah Millsap has doubts that a fair investigation will take place into his allegation that Jazz executive Dennis Lindsey made a bigoted comment to him in 2015.

ESPN NBA
Feb 26, 2021

Durant (hamstring) out through All-Star break
Kevin Durant will remain out through the NBA All-Star break as he continues to recover from a strained hamstring.

ESPN NBA
Feb 26, 2021

Pacers' Sabonis to replace KD in All-Star Game
Pacers star Domantas Sabonis will replace the injured Kevin Durant on the 2021 All-Star Geam, the NBA announced Friday.

ESPN NBA
Feb 26, 2021

Protocols sideline Siakam, six Raptors coaches
The Raptors announced Friday that Pascal Siakam, head coach Nick Nurse and five assistant coaches would be unavailable for Toronto's game in Tampa, Florida, on Friday night against the Houston Rockets due to the NBA's health and safety protocols.

ESPN NBA
Feb 26, 2021

Virus sidelines 6 Raptors coaches vs. Rockets
The Raptors announced Friday that head coach Nick Nurse, as well as five assistant coaches, would be unavailable for Toronto's game in Tampa, Florida, on Friday night against the Houston Rockets due to the NBA's health and safety protocols.

ESPN NBA
Feb 26, 2021

Zlatan belittles LeBron's activism: 'Stay out of it'
AC Milan star Zlatan Ibrahimovic criticized LeBron James for his activism in "politics."

ESPN NBA
Feb 26, 2021

Pandemic changes NBA draft rules for seniors
Due to the pandemic, the NBA is requiring college seniors to opt in if they want to be in the draft this year.

ESPN NBA
Feb 26, 2021

How Coby White is raising awareness for Black History Month
The second-year Bulls guard has turned his arena walk-ins into teaching moments, and he's learning in the process too.

ESPN NBA
Feb 26, 2021

Kyrie happy to push discussion for Kobe as logo
Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving reaffirmed his stance that Kobe Bryant's silhouette should be the NBA's new logo.

ESPN NBA
Feb 25, 2021

Jazz working with NBA on bigotry probe of VP
The NBA is investigating ex-guard Elijah Millsap's allegation that Jazz VP Dennis Lindsey made bigoted comments during a 2015 exit interview.

ESPN NBA
Feb 25, 2021

Wolves' Beasley gets 12 games after guilty plea
Minnesota Timberwolves guard Malik Beasley, who pleaded guilty to a felony charge of threats of violence as a result of an incident last September, has been suspended 12 games by the NBA.

ESPN NBA
Feb 25, 2021

Sources: Jazz working with NBA on bigotry probe
The NBA is investigating ex-guard Elijah Millsap's allegation that Jazz VP Dennis Lindsey made bigoted comments during a 2015 exit interview, sources told ESPN.

ESPN NBA
Feb 25, 2021

Sources: Bronny James undergoes knee surgery
Bronny James suffered a torn meniscus in his knee at a practice earlier this month and had surgery to repair it, sources confirmed to ESPN.

ESPN NBA
Feb 25, 2021

Jazz VP denies bigotry allegation by ex-player
Jazz executive vice president of basketball operations Dennis Lindsey has denied allegations by former player Elijah Millsap that he used bigoted comments during a 2015 exit interview with coach Quin Snyder present.

ESPN NBA
Feb 25, 2021

Ainge backs Celtics stars despite 'major funk'
Danny Ainge says the Celtics are in a "major funk" after their third straight loss. Although he isn't blaming young stars Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown for all of Boston's struggles, Ainge also said "it's on them" to help the Celtics turn things around.

ESPN NBA
Feb 25, 2021

Updated rankings for H2H points, H2H categories and roto fantasy leagues
Our rest-of-season rankings will help you suss out the best choices when debating trades and working the waiver wire.

ESPN NBA
Feb 25, 2021

Morris on Utah's rout: Playoffs 'a different story'
Los Angeles Lakers forward Markieff Morris said after Wednesday night's blowout loss to Utah that the team's four-game skid is "a challenging time" the Lakers need before the playoffs.

ESPN NBA
Feb 25, 2021

What to make of this dominant Jazz run
Scouts, execs and coaches weigh in on the NBA-best Jazz and whether they could topple the Lakers or Clippers.

ESPN NBA
Feb 24, 2021

Suns' Booker replaces injured AD in All-Star Game
Suns guard Devin Booker was selected by commissioner Adam Silver to replace injured Lakers forward Anthony Davis in the NBA All-Star Game next month.

ESPN NBA
Feb 24, 2021

NBA's 2nd half ends May 16, playoffs tip May 22
Committed to all teams playing 72 games, the NBA on Wednesday laid out its plan for the season's second half, which will conclude on May 16, with the postseason opening on May 22.

ESPN NBA
Feb 24, 2021

Coaches association critical of Wolves' process
The leadership of the National Basketball Coaches Association spoke out Wednesday about its "concern and level of disappointment" with the way the Minnesota Timberwolves went about their coaching change earlier this week.

ESPN NBA
Feb 24, 2021

NBA coaches association critical of Wolves' process
The leadership of the National Basketball Coaches Association spoke out Wednesday about its "concern and level of disappointment" with the way the Minnesota Timberwolves went about their coaching change earlier this week.

ESPN NBA
Feb 24, 2021

Can the Jazz really hang with the Lakers and Clippers?
Scouts, execs and coaches weigh in on the NBA-best Jazz and whether they could topple the Lakers or Clippers in the playoffs.

ESPN NBA
Feb 24, 2021

NBA players can't stand that these tricks are legal
Trae Young, Chris Paul and other innovators are pushing the boundaries of the NBA rulebook.

ESPN NBA
Feb 24, 2021

Raptors' Ujiri: 'Have to fight' for wrongly accused
Raptors president Masai Ujiri, reflecting on wrongfully being prevented by law enforcement from celebrating Toronto's 2019 championship, says he thinks about other minorities who have "lost their lives" in incidents involving police.

ESPN NBA
Feb 24, 2021

These savvy moves are perfectly legal and infuriating opponents
Trae Young, Chris Paul and other innovators are pushing the boundaries of the NBA rulebook.

ESPN NBA
Feb 24, 2021

'They're trying to win a championship right now': Utah's place among the West elite
Scouts, execs and coaches weigh in on the NBA-best Jazz and whether they could topple the Lakers or Clippers in the playoffs.

ESPN NBA
Feb 24, 2021

PG: All-Star nod a 'milestone,' not keen on game
Clippers guard Paul George called his selection as an All-Star reserve a "good milestone" amid "all the noise" that has surrounded him of late, but he also expressed his reasons for believing the game should not be held this year.

ESPN NBA
Feb 24, 2021

Draymond Green is learning how to control the fire that drives him ... and the Warriors
One game after being ejected and taking the blame for costing his team a win, Green responded with a well-rounded performance against the Knicks.

ESPN NBA
Feb 24, 2021

Warriors' Curry, Wiseman make impact in returns
Days after being a last-minute scratch Saturday due to an illness that left him "disoriented," Warriors star Stephen Curry dropped 37 points in a win over the Knicks on Tuesday that also saw James Wiseman and Kevon Looney make an impact in their returns.

ESPN NBA
Feb 24, 2021

Doncic delivers in clutch, drives Mavs by Celtics
Luka Doncic joined guard Dan Dickau (2005) as the only players to hit a pair of go-ahead 3s in the final 30 seconds of a game over the last 25 seasons.

ESPN NBA
Feb 24, 2021

Nets waiving 3 ahead of deadline, sources say
While Iman Shumpert and Andre Roberson will be waived by the Nets, the team plans to re-sign them -- as well as add Tyler Cook on a 10-day deal -- later this week, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

ESPN NBA
Feb 23, 2021

Nash expects KD back with Nets before break
Nets coach Steve Nash said he expects Kevin Durant, who has been out with a strained hamstring, to return before the NBA All-Star break.

ESPN NBA
Feb 23, 2021

Harden, Gobert, Mitchell highlight ASG reserves
James Harden, the NBA's Most Valuable Player in 2018 who was among the reserves named on Tuesday, will represent the Brooklyn Nets for the first time in what will be his ninth consecutive All-Star appearance.

ESPN NBA
Feb 23, 2021

Cousins waived after 25-game run with Rockets
The Rockets have waived veteran big man DeMarcus Cousins.

ESPN NBA
Feb 23, 2021

KAT hopes for more NBA head-coaching diversity
Karl-Anthony Towns is supportive of the Wolves' hiring of new coach Chris Finch, but at the same time he wants to see more Black coaches get opportunities to become head coaches in the league.

ESPN NBA
Feb 23, 2021

Pau Gasol returning to Spain to play for Barca
Pau Gasol, 40, is returning to play in Spain with Barcelona, the team with which he began his professional career.

ESPN NBA
Feb 23, 2021

Rockets planning to waive Cousins, sources say
The Rockets intend to waive veteran big man DeMarcus Cousins, sources confirmed to ESPN.

ESPN NBA
Feb 23, 2021

LeBron dismisses 'narrative' he needs more rest
After logging 40-plus minutes for the fourth time this month only to see the Lakers lose in overtime to the Wizards on Monday night, LeBron James insisted he can handle the workload that is being asked of him.

ESPN NBA
Feb 22, 2021

Short-handed Spurs back on practice floor
The Spurs held their first full-fledged practice on Monday for the first time since at least four players tested positive for COVID-19 last week.

ESPN NBA
Feb 22, 2021

Wealth of experience drew Wolves to new coach
Chris Finch, introduced as the new coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday, is inheriting a four-game losing streak and a last-place standing in the NBA at 7-24.

ESPN NBA
Feb 22, 2021

Draymond admits fault for ejection, losing game
Draymond Green admitted he was 'wrong' for costing his team the game by getting ejected late in Saturday's loss to the Hornets.

ESPN NBA
Feb 22, 2021

Curry (sick) expected back Tues.; Wiseman close
Stephen Curry is expected to play Tuesday after the Warriors star missed Saturday's game due to an illness. The team is also optimistic James Wiseman and Kevon Looney will return for the game against the Knicks.

ESPN NBA
Feb 22, 2021

'He's a fighter who plays professional basketball': Inside Damian Lillard's love affair with boxing
The Portland Trail Blazers star is passionate about boxing and has turned his passion into an offseason workout regimen that helps power his on-court success.

ESPN NBA
Feb 22, 2021

Dr. J latest NBA legend to receive COVID vaccine
Julius Erving is the latest NBA legend to announce in a video that he has received the COVID-19 vaccine.

ESPN NBA
Feb 22, 2021

Wolves fire Saunders, hire Finch as new coach
The Timberwolves have fired Ryan Saunders, the team announced Sunday, and hired Raptors assistant Chris Finch as their next head coach on Monday.

ESPN NBA
Feb 22, 2021

Damian Lillard's love for boxing fuels his fighting spirit
The Portland Trail Blazers star is passionate about boxing, and has turned his passion into an offseason workout regimen that helps power his on-court success.

ESPN NBA
Feb 22, 2021

NBA Power Rankings: How long will the Sixers' East lead be safe?
Streaking Brooklyn is closing in on Philly, while Phoenix is making a case it belongs among the West elite. See where all 30 teams stand now.

ESPN NBA
Feb 22, 2021

Pulled due to minutes, PG 'wanted to keep going'
Despite helping to facilitate a fourth-quarter Clippers comeback on Sunday against the Nets, Paul George was held out the final 2:50 due to a minutes restriction as Brooklyn escaped Staples Center with a 112-108 win.

ESPN NBA
Feb 22, 2021

Nets' unbeaten trip shows they've become a different team
The Nets are setting aside concerns about their ability to mesh after completing a 5-0 West Coast swing.

ESPN NBA
Feb 22, 2021

Wolves fire Saunders; to hire Finch, sources say
The Timberwolves have fired Ryan Saunders, the team announced Sunday, and are finalizing a multiyear deal to hire Raptors assistant Chris Finch as their next head coach, sources told ESPN.

ESPN NBA
Feb 21, 2021

Celtics' historic blown lead a low point in their season
After the Pelicans pulled off the largest comeback in their franchise's history, Boston is looking for answers.

ESPN NBA
Feb 21, 2021

Pelicans complete comeback in win over Celtics
The New Orleans Pelicans, fueled by an inspired defensive effort, rallied past the Boston Celtics on Sunday in a win where Zion Williamson said "everybody was just engaged."

ESPN NBA
Feb 21, 2021

Sources: Celts' Smart likely out through AS break
Marcus Smart is likely to remain sidelined through the All-Star break due to his left calf strain but hopes to return for the start of the second half of the season, sources tell ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

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