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Apr 22, 2024

The birth of the Nova Knicks
The "Nova Knicks" date back to 2016, inside a Villanova dorm room, centered around despising one specific teammate.

ESPN NBA
Apr 22, 2024

Is Duke commit Khaman Maluach better than Joel Embiid at 17?
South Sudan international Khaman Maluach has played in the BAL since age 15.

ESPN NBA
Apr 22, 2024

Nets officially hire Fernandez as head coach
Jordi Fernandez, who served as an associate head coach for the Kings for the past two seasons, was officially hired as head coach of the Brooklyn Nets.

ESPN NBA
Apr 22, 2024

76ers' Maxey questionable for G2 due to illness
76ers All-Star guard Tyrese Maxey did not attend Monday's morning shootaround at Madison Square Garden due to an illness and will be listed as questionable for Game 2.

ESPN NBA
Apr 22, 2024

Projected No. 1 pick Risacher to enter NBA draft
Projected No. 1 pick and current JL Bourg France player Zaccharie Risacher, 19, has submitted paperwork to make him eligible for the 2024 NBA draft.

ESPN NBA
Apr 22, 2024

What we learned from the opening weekend of the NBA playoffs
Our experts give their biggest takeaways from every Game 1 of the 2024 NBA playoffs.

ESPN NBA
Apr 22, 2024

Biggest takeaways from every Game 1 of the 2024 NBA playoffs
Our experts give their biggest takeaways from every Game 1 of the 2024 NBA playoffs.

ESPN NBA
Apr 22, 2024

Why Anthony Davis' defense could be the Lakers' biggest X factor
Anthony Davis' defense has been elite this season. The Lakers need every bit of it right now against Nikola Jokic and the Nuggets.

ESPN NBA
Apr 22, 2024

OKC overcomes inexperience to edge New Orleans
The Thunder outlasted the Pelicans in a tightly contested playoff opener, one that featured 20 lead changes.

ESPN NBA
Apr 22, 2024

'Setting the tone': Dame's 35-pt. half lifts Bucks
Damian Lillard's first-half masterpiece carried the Bucks, who were without Giannis Antetokounmpo, to a win over the Pacers on Sunday in Game 1 of their series.

ESPN NBA
Apr 21, 2024

Follow live: Thunder host series opener vs. Pelicans
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ESPN NBA
Apr 21, 2024

Follow live: Pacers and Bucks open their playoff series in Milwaukee
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ESPN NBA
Apr 21, 2024

Giannis a no-go for Bucks in Game 1 vs. Pacers
The Bucks will not have Giannis Antetokounmpo (calf) for Game 1 of their first-round playoff series against the Pacers on Sunday night.

ESPN NBA
Apr 21, 2024

Harden shows he can 'still score with best of 'em'
James Harden reverted to his scoring days, netting 20 of his 28 points in the opening two quarters to help the Clippers build a 29-point lead en route to a 109-97 win over the Mavericks in Game 1. "Still can score with the best of 'em," he said.

ESPN NBA
Apr 21, 2024

'Passive' Mavericks come out flat in Game 1 loss
"They were physical and we were passive," Mavericks coach Jason Kidd said in summing up his team's 109-97 loss to the Clippers in the opening game of their first-round playoff series.

ESPN NBA
Apr 21, 2024

Kidd calls out Mavs' 'passive' play in Game 1 loss
"They were physical and we were passive," Mavericks coach Jason Kidd said in summing up his team's 109-97 loss to the Clippers in the opening game of their first-round playoff series.

ESPN NBA
Apr 21, 2024

Wembanyama, Jokic headline NBA award finalists
The NBA unveiled the three finalists for each of its seven major individual awards for the 2023-24 regular season Sunday night.

ESPN NBA
Apr 21, 2024

Tatum, Celtics: Scary collision 'playoff basketball'
Jayson Tatum was a catalyst in more ways than one as the Celtics opened their first-round playoff series with a win over the Heat on Sunday.

ESPN NBA
Apr 21, 2024

Bucks say Giannis a no-go for Game 1 vs. Pacers
The Bucks will not have Giannis Antetokounmpo (calf) for Game 1 of their first-round playoff series against the Pacers on Sunday night.

ESPN NBA
Apr 21, 2024

Clippers without Kawhi for Game 1 win vs. Mavs
Kawhi Leonard sat out Game 1 of the Clippers' Western Conference first-round series against the Mavericks and his status for Tuesday's Game 2 remains up in the air.

ESPN NBA
Apr 21, 2024

Lakers unsure when Wood, Vanderbilt will return
Aware the Lakers need some support off the bench against the Nuggets in their first-round series, Los Angeles coach Darvin Ham spoke to reporters Sunday about where Christian Wood and Jarred Vanderbilt on their respective roads back to rotation.

ESPN NBA
Apr 21, 2024

Seeking rebound, Sixers say board game is key
While the 76ers could point to a number of reasons they fell short in Game 1 against the Knicks, rebounding was the main area of concern ahead of Monday's Game 2.

ESPN NBA
Apr 21, 2024

De'Aaron Fox's Curry 1 Lows tip off postseason in style
Sacramento Kings guard De'Aaron Fox defeated Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors wearing his opponent's signature shoe.

ESPN NBA
Apr 21, 2024

Clippers rule out Kawhi for Game 1 vs. Mavs
LA Clippers coach Ty Lue said Kawhi Leonard will be out for Game 1 of their Western Conference first-round series against the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday.

ESPN NBA
Apr 21, 2024

MPJ: Team 'had my back' after brother's sentencing
Michael Porter Jr. said his teammates have had his back in recent days following the sentencing of his younger brother Coban Porter to six years in prison for a drunken driving crash that killed a woman in Colorado last year.

ESPN NBA
Apr 21, 2024

Russell redemption road hits bump in Lakers' loss
Los Angeles veteran guard D'Angelo Russell missed 13 of his final 16 shot attempts on Saturday night in Denver, as the Lakers stumbled through a 114-103 Game 1 loss to the Nuggets, but he vowed afterward that he'd "be ready for the next one."

ESPN NBA
Apr 21, 2024

No plans to shut down Embiid: 'He's battling'
76ers coach Nick Nurse said there are no plans to shut down Joel Embiid after he was forced to the locker room in the second quarter after injuring his knee.

ESPN NBA
Apr 21, 2024

Supporting cast picks up Brunson, N.Y. in opener
On a rare off night for Jalen Brunson, the Knicks leaned on a supporting cast led by Josh Hart, Deuce McBride and Mitchell Robinson to score a playoff-opening 111-104 victory over the 76ers.

ESPN NBA
Apr 20, 2024

Edwards drops 33, lets Suns know in decisive win
Anthony Edwards scorched the Suns to the tune of 33 points as the Timberwolves trounced the Suns for a Game 1 win on Saturday.

ESPN NBA
Apr 20, 2024

Nikola Jokic imitates 'Despicable Me' character in Game 1 arrival
Nikola Jokic fully embraced a new look after starring in the "Despicable Me 4" trailer.

ESPN NBA
Apr 20, 2024

Why the Nuggets are still a matchup nightmare for the Lakers
The Lakers beat New Orleans in Tuesday's play-in to earn the No. 7 seed in the West.

ESPN NBA
Apr 20, 2024

Mitchell sets tone with patented 30-point Game 1
Donovan Mitchell continued his streak of big performances in Game 1s after scoring 30 to secure the Cavaliers a 97-83 win over the Magic.

ESPN NBA
Apr 20, 2024

Bulls VP vows change after disappointing year
Bulls executive Arturas Karnisovas took "full responsibility" for another disappointing season and vowed to make changes to the roster.

ESPN NBA
Apr 20, 2024

Kawhi's status for 'unlucky' Clippers still unknown
While the LA Clippers said Kawhi Leonard is questionable for Game 1 against the Dallas Mavericks, the All-Star forward's status to start the first round remained in doubt as the club went through its final walkthrough during Saturday's practice.

ESPN NBA
Apr 20, 2024

North Carolina's Ingram opts to enter NBA draft
North Carolina starting wing Harrison Ingram is entering the NBA draft, he announced on social media.

ESPN NBA
Apr 20, 2024

The favorites, the underdogs and the Lakers: All you need to know for the playoffs
The postseason is here. Let's take a closer look at the 20 teams still in the hunt for the NBA title.

ESPN NBA
Apr 20, 2024

'This is so exhausting': The Knicks' season as told by Ben Stiller's social media
Though he prefers to watch Knicks games alone, Ben Stiller connects with New York fans all across the world with his posts on X.

ESPN NBA
Apr 20, 2024

Cole Anthony's passion for Pokémon brings balance to hoops-heavy life
For Cole Anthony, ball is life -- but so is Pokémon. The Orlando Magic guard's quest to 'catch 'em all' provides a break from the grind of professional basketball.

ESPN NBA
Apr 20, 2024

DeRozan keen on return to Bulls, but with caveat
While DeMar DeRozan reiterated his desire to re-sign in Chicago, he also emphasized how much he wants to win, particularly at this stage of his career.

ESPN NBA
Apr 20, 2024

'Inspiring' Bam, Heat shift focus from Bulls to C's
The Heat earned the Eastern Conference eighth spot again after beating the Chicago Bulls on Friday night and shift their focus to a first-round playoff series "dogfight" against the Celtics.

ESPN NBA
Apr 20, 2024

Lillard practices fully; Giannis still out of live drills
Damian Lillard practiced fully but Giannis Antetokounmpo remained out of live drills Friday as the Milwaukee Bucks continued getting ready for Sunday's playoff opener against the Indiana Pacers.

ESPN NBA
Apr 20, 2024

Ingram's bounce-back effort helps Pels nab 8-seed
Prior to Friday night, the week had not gone the way Brandon Ingram would have hoped. But he responded in a big way against Sacramento, scoring 24 points as New Orleans advanced out of the play-in tournament to claim the No. 8 seed in the West.

ESPN NBA
Apr 20, 2024

Pelicans advance, finish 6-0 on season vs. Kings
Brandon Ingram scored 24 points, Jonas Valanciunas added 19 points and 12 rebounds, and the Zion Williamson-less Pelicans booked a spot in the NBA playoffs with a 105-98 victory over the Kings in a play-in game Friday night.

ESPN NBA
Apr 19, 2024

Follow live: Kings, Pelicans battle for playoff spot
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ESPN NBA
Apr 19, 2024

Following another play-in loss, the Bulls seem stuck on the treadmill of mediocrity
Chicago's season ended in the play-in again, yet no big changes were made this year and none seem imminent.

ESPN NBA
Apr 19, 2024

Heat earn playoff rematch with C's 'the hard way'
Tyler Herro was an assist shy of a triple-double and the Heat earned the last spot in the Eastern Conference playoffs, running away from the Bulls 112-91 in a play-in tournament elimination game.

ESPN NBA
Apr 19, 2024

LeBron extols 'great' Jokic with matchup looming
On the eve of his third playoff series against Denver Nuggets star Nikola Jokic in the past five years, LeBron James heaped praise on the two-time MVP, considered to be a front-runner to win the award a third time this season.

ESPN NBA
Apr 19, 2024

Pels down Zion: What to know about Friday's play-in games
No Jimmy, no Zion, but still plenty at stake. Here's a guide to get you through the games that will determine the last two NBA playoff spots.

ESPN NBA
Apr 19, 2024

Clippers fined for violating injury reporting rules
Paul George, Norman Powell and Russell Westbrook were not listed on the team's injury report as being out due to injury or rest but none of the three played against the Rockets on Sunday.

ESPN NBA
Apr 19, 2024

Clips fined for violating injury reporting rules
Paul George, Norman Powell and Russell Westbrook were not listed on the team's injury report as being out due to injury or rest but none of the three played against the Rockets on Sunday.

ESPN NBA
Apr 19, 2024

Justin Pippen, son of Hall of Famer, picks Michigan
Four-star guard Justin Pippen, son of Scottie Pippen, announced his commitment to Michigan on Friday, choosing new coach Dusty May and the Wolverines over a final list that included Cal, Florida, Stanford and Texas A&M.

ESPN NBA
Apr 19, 2024

Lillard practices fully, Giannis still out of live drills
Damian Lillard practiced fully but Giannis Antetokounmpo remained out of live drills Friday as the Milwaukee Bucks continued getting ready for Sunday's playoff opener against the Indiana Pacers.

ESPN NBA
Apr 19, 2024

Coban Porter, brother of Nuggets star, sentenced
Coban Porter, the younger brother of Nuggets star Michael Porter Jr., has been sentenced to six years in prison for a drunken driving crash that killed a woman in Colorado last year.

ESPN NBA
Apr 19, 2024

Brunson using season-ending turnover as fuel
Ahead of the Knicks opening up the playoffs against the 76ers, Knicks star Jalen Brunson admitted he spent all summer thinking about his turnover in the closing moments of New York's Game 6 loss to the Miami Heat last spring.

ESPN NBA
Apr 19, 2024

How to bet each first-round series
Our experts provide the bets to make for every first-round series of the NBA playoffs.

ESPN NBA
Apr 19, 2024

Celtics title faves, but Boston-Denver Finals close
The Celtics are the favorite to win the NBA title, but if they meet the Nuggets in the Finals, it could be a toss-up.

ESPN NBA
Apr 19, 2024

Celtics title faves, but Boston-Denver close
The Celtics are favorites to win the NBA title, but if they meet the Nuggets in the Finals, it could be a toss-up.

ESPN NBA
Apr 19, 2024

Bulls' Caruso (ankle) expects to play vs. Heat
Bulls guard Alex Caruso says he expects to play in Friday's play-in game against the Heat, he told ESPN following shootaround Friday morning.

ESPN NBA
Apr 19, 2024

UConn freshman star Castle enters NBA draft
After playing an immense part in a national championship run, UConn freshman guard Stephon Castle is entering the 2024 NBA draft, he told ESPN on Friday.

ESPN NBA
Apr 19, 2024

Heat down Butler, Pels down Zion: What to know about Friday's play-in games
No Jimmy, no Zion, but still plenty at stake. Here's a guide to get you through the games that will determine the last two NBA playoff spots.

ESPN NBA
Apr 19, 2024

Experts' picks for the final playoff spots and six first-round matchups
Predictions for Friday's play-in games and all six first-round matchups

ESPN NBA
Apr 18, 2024

Kawhi still battling inflammation, G1 status iffy
LA Clippers All-Star Kawhi Leonard still has inflammation in his surgically repaired right knee, and his status is questionable for Game 1 against the Dallas Mavericks.

ESPN NBA
Apr 18, 2024

Kerr: 'Lot of value' in keeping Dubs core together
The hope within the Warriors is that the core of Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and Stephen Curry can remain intact despite missing the playoffs for the third time in five seasons.

ESPN NBA
Apr 18, 2024

Kerr: 'Lot of value' in keeping Dubs' core together
The hope within the Warriors is that the core of Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and Stephen Curry can remain intact despite missing the playoffs for the third time in five seasons.

ESPN NBA
Apr 18, 2024

LeBron: Lakers' series vs. Nuggets not about past
The Lakers' history against the Nuggets has no bearing on their first-round playoff matchup, LeBron James said Thursday.

ESPN NBA
Apr 18, 2024

UK's Sheppard goes 'all-in' with NBA draft jump
Kentucky freshman guard Reed Sheppard will enter the 2024 NBA draft and forgo his remaining college eligibility, telling ESPN he is "all-in" after "an unbelievable year" with the Wildcats.

ESPN NBA
Apr 18, 2024

Spurs' Collins has torn labrum, to have surgery
Spurs center Zach Collins has a torn labrum in his right shoulder that will require surgery.

ESPN NBA
Apr 18, 2024

NBA selects just second woman to be playoff ref
Ashley Moyer-Gleich will become the first woman to referee an NBA playoff game since Violet Palmer worked nine playoff games between 2006 and 2012.

ESPN NBA
Apr 18, 2024

Sources: Butler expected to miss several weeks
Heat star Jimmy Butler is expected to be sidelined for several weeks with a right MCL injury suffered against the 76ers, sources told ESPN.

ESPN NBA
Apr 18, 2024

Why the Denver Nuggets are still a matchup nightmare for the Los Angeles Lakers
The Lakers beat New Orleans in Tuesday's play-in to earn the No. 7 seed in the West. Their prize? Another date with defending champion Denver.

ESPN NBA
Apr 18, 2024

2024 NBA playoffs championship odds: Celtics, Nuggets favored to battle for title
The Boston Celtics and the defending champion Denver Nuggets are favorites to win the 2024 NBA championship. We have odds for every team to advance to the Finals and to win the championship.

ESPN NBA
Apr 18, 2024

Booed at half, Sixers 'find a way' to clinch 7-seed
Joel Embiid exploded out of a quiet game late in the fourth, and the Sixers rallied from a 14-point second-half deficit to beat the Heat and secure the No. 7 seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs.

ESPN NBA
Apr 18, 2024

Bulls, behind White's 42, oust Hawks; Heat on tap
Coby White scored a career-high 42 points, and the Bulls advanced in the play-in tournament, knocking out the Hawks on Wednesday night.

ESPN NBA
Apr 18, 2024

White's 42 lifts Bulls to play-in rematch with Heat
Coby White scored a career-high 42 points as the Bulls ousted the Hawks on Wednesday night to advance to a play-in rematch with the Heat for the No. 8 seed in the East.

ESPN NBA
Apr 18, 2024

Sources: Heat's Butler feared to have MCL injury
The Heat fear guard Jimmy Butler sustained a possible MCL injury to his right knee during Miami's play-in tournament loss to the 76ers on Wednesday night, sources told ESPN's Tim Bontemps, confirming a report by The Athletic.

ESPN NBA
Apr 18, 2024

Outplayed at half, Sixers get 'nasty' to seal 7-seed
After a sloppy first half that put them in a double-digit hole, the Sixers rallied to beat the Heat and secure the No. 7 seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs.

ESPN NBA
Apr 18, 2024

The NBA's new Iron Man: Buddy Hield's 86-game season
The 76ers sharpshooter is in the playoffs for the first time in his eight-year career. Here's why he needed more games than most to get there.

ESPN NBA
Apr 17, 2024

Embiid keys rally as Sixers top Heat for 7-seed
Joel Embiid exploded out of a quiet game late in the fourth, and the Sixers rallied from a 14-point second-half deficit to beat the Heat and secure the No. 7 seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs.

ESPN NBA
Apr 17, 2024

From Jameson Williams to Jontay Porter: A timeline of sports gambling scandals
The legalization of sports betting has sparked a growing number of gambling-related controversies.

ESPN NBA
Apr 17, 2024

Klay on Dubs' vote of confidence: 'It means a lot'
Warriors guard Klay Thompson didn't want to spend too much time thinking about his future during his exit interview on Wednesday, just one day after his and his team's season came to an abrupt end.

ESPN NBA
Apr 17, 2024

Lue: Plan to have Kawhi for Game 1 vs. Mavs
Coach Tyronn Lue said Wednesday he is preparing as if he will have star Kawhi Leonard to start the Clippers' first-round playoff series.

ESPN NBA
Apr 17, 2024

Lillard back in limited practice as Bucks' G1 nears
Damian Lillard, who missed practice Tuesday after a sore left adductor bothered him the final weekend of the regular season, got back on the floor in a limited session Wednesday.

ESPN NBA
Apr 17, 2024

Which players will rise or fall in fantasy basketball next season?
Our experts take a closer look at the players whose fantasy value will rise -- or fall -- next season.

ESPN NBA
Apr 17, 2024

Zion has hamstring strain, won't play vs. Kings
New Orleans' Zion Williamson will miss Friday's play-in tournament elimination game vs. the Kings with a left hamstring strain. He'll be re-evaluated in 2 weeks.

ESPN NBA
Apr 17, 2024

A timeline of sports gambling scandals since 2018
The legalization of sports betting has sparked a growing number of gambling-related controversies.

ESPN NBA
Apr 17, 2024

NBA bans Raptors' Porter for gambling violations
Toronto Raptors forward Jontay Porter has been banned from the NBA, the league announced Wednesday.

ESPN NBA
Apr 17, 2024

Ignite's Smith, ranked 21st by ESPN, enters draft
G League Ignite's Tyler Smith, ranked No. 21 among NBA prospects by ESPN, will enter the 2024 draft.

ESPN NBA
Apr 17, 2024

Hill: 'Why wait' to unveil star-studded Team USA
The 12 members of the Team USA men's basketball team were announced before the NBA playoffs because managing director Grant Hill and the rest of the leadership already had the group they wanted in place.

ESPN NBA
Apr 17, 2024

Biggest questions surrounding the play-in tournament
Ahead of the Eastern Conference play-in games, our NBA experts break down some of the most pressing questions surrounding the tournament.

ESPN NBA
Apr 17, 2024

Kawhi gets last Team USA spot as roster unveiled
Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard received the 12th and final spot on Team USA for the 2024 Olympics, sources told ESPN, as the full roster was announced Wednesday.

ESPN NBA
Apr 17, 2024

Klay 0-for-10 as FA looms; Dubs lobby for return
Following what was possibly his last game in a Warriors uniform as he enters unrestricted free agency, Klay Thompson's teammates and coach left no doubt that they want him back.

ESPN NBA
Apr 17, 2024

Lakers' Ham slams idea of trying to dodge Nuggets
After the Lakers advanced out of the play-in tournament, coach Darvin Ham was stunned when told of the recent chatter in the media that the Lakers would have been better off throwing Tuesday's game to avoid playing the Nuggets in the first round.

ESPN NBA
Apr 17, 2024

Kings 'knew what was on the line,' oust Warriors
A year after having their season ended by their neighbors, the Kings dealt the Warriors a bit of payback in emphatic fashion with a 118-94 victory Tuesday night that might have signaled the end of a dynasty.

ESPN NBA
Apr 17, 2024

NBA playoffs 2024: First-round news, schedule, scores and highlights
The Lakers will next face the Nuggets in the NBA playoffs. Here's what you need to know about the first round.

ESPN NBA
Apr 17, 2024

What the Warriors need to do this offseason
We break down the summer priorities and needs for each NBA team already sent home.

ESPN NBA
Apr 17, 2024

Zion's big night ends with late injury; status iffy
A monster 40-point performance by Zion Williamson ended in frustration as the Pelicans star left late in Tuesday's loss to the Lakers with a left leg injury.

ESPN NBA
Apr 17, 2024

Kings oust Warriors from play-in; Pelicans up next
Keegan Murray scored 32 points, De'Aaron Fox added 24 and the Kings stayed alive in the play-in tournament, eliminating the Warriors with a 118-94 victory on Tuesday night.

ESPN NBA
Apr 17, 2024

NBA playoffs: First-round news, schedule, scores and highlights
The Nuggets and Lakers are set for a rematch. Here's everything you need to know ahead of the games.

ESPN NBA
Apr 16, 2024

Follow live: It's win or go home for the No. 10 Warriors and No. 9 Kings
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ESPN NBA
Apr 16, 2024

Lakers survive Pels' rally, advance to playoffs
The Lakers survived a late surge from the Pelicans to clinch a playoff berth and a matchup with the Nuggets in the first round of the playoffs.

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