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May 27, 2022

NBA Twitter reacts to Lakers hiring Darvin Ham as head coach
The Lakers found their new head coach in Ham. The NBA world took to Twitter to offer their thoughts.

ESPN NBA
May 27, 2022

Lakers hire Bucks' Ham as coach, sources say
Darvin Ham will be the next head coach of the Lakers, agreeing to a four-year deal with the team, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. Ham, an assistant with the Bucks since 2018, replaces Frank Vogel.

ESPN NBA
May 27, 2022

Smart, Williams in for Celtics; Herro out for Heat
Heat guard Tyler Herro remained sidelined because of a strained left groin as Miami tries to stave off elimination in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals. Meanwhile, Marcus Smart and Robert Williams III are both available for the Celtics.

ESPN NBA
May 27, 2022

Why the Mavs might buck the NBA's trend to surround Luka Doncic
Modern NBA title contention requires multiple superstars. Despite their West finals exit, Luka Doncic and the Mavericks might have enough to buck that trend in the near future.

ESPN NBA
May 27, 2022

What the Celtics can learn from a failed NBA dynasty 10 years ago
With Boston one win from breaking through to the NBA Finals, it's a reminder of how fleeting this moment can be.

ESPN NBA
May 27, 2022

The Mavs are in a lone-star state -- can they win an NBA title with just Luka?
Modern NBA title contention requires multiple superstars. Despite their West finals exit, Luka Doncic and the Mavericks might have enough to buck that trend in the near future.

ESPN NBA
May 27, 2022

Warriors, whole again, savor return to NBA Finals
The Warriors are heading back to the NBA Finals for the first time since 2019 and for the sixth time in the past eight years after their win over the Mavericks in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals on Thursday night.

ESPN NBA
May 27, 2022

Luka: 'I played terrible,' but proud of Mavs' run
Luka Doncic's initial reaction to the end of the longest playoff run of his young NBA career was to express disappointment in himself.

ESPN NBA
May 27, 2022

Curry awarded first West finals MVP trophy
Warriors star Stephen Curry was awarded the inaugural Magic Johnson Western Conference finals MVP trophy on Thursday after Golden State eliminated Dallas in five games to return to the NBA Finals.

ESPN NBA
May 27, 2022

Curry awarded inaugural West finals MVP trophy
Warriors star Stephen Curry was awarded the inaugural Magic Johnson Western Conference finals MVP trophy on Thursday after Golden State eliminated Dallas in five games to return to the NBA Finals.

ESPN NBA
May 27, 2022

Kendrick Lamar's new album could be good news for the Golden State Warriors
The last three times Kendrick Lamar has released an album have coincided with Warriors titles ... could it happen a fourth time?

ESPN NBA
May 27, 2022

Curry awarded first-ever West finals MVP trophy
Warriors star Stephen Curry was awarded the inaugural Magic Johnson Western Conference finals MVP trophy on Thursday after Golden State eliminated Dallas in five games to return to the NBA Finals.

ESPN NBA
May 27, 2022

Warriors eliminate Mavs, return to NBA Finals
The Golden State Warriors are heading back to the NBA Finals for the first time since 2019 and for the sixth time in the last eight years after their 120-110 win over the Dallas Mavericks in Game 5 on the Western Conference Semifinals on Thursday night.

ESPN NBA
May 26, 2022

Follow live: Warriors look to take the series against the Mavericks in Game 5
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ESPN NBA
May 26, 2022

Sources: Trail Blazers to hire ESPN's Schmitz
The Portland Trail Blazers are hiring ESPN's NBA draft analyst Mike Schmitz as an assistant general manager, assigning him leadership of the franchise's domestic and international scouting departments, sources told ESPN.

ESPN NBA
May 26, 2022

A King's welcome: Students excited to see LeBron James during surprise I Promise School visit
Before the school year ended, LeBron James made a visit to his I Promise School, which was a pleasant surprise to the students.

ESPN NBA
May 26, 2022

Zion cleared to return, prep for 2022-23 season
Zion Williamson has been cleared in his return to play progression without any restrictions, the New Orleans Pelicans announced on Thursday afternoon.

ESPN NBA
May 26, 2022

J. Paul group eyes 'Big Baby' Davis for next card
Jake Paul, the YouTube-star-turned-prizefighter, is targeting former NBA player Glen "Big Baby" Davis for a fight on his next boxing card in August, sources tell ESPN.

ESPN NBA
May 26, 2022

One major difference between the Celtics and Heat is deciding the East finals
Throughout five games of the roller-coaster East finals, one team has withstood the gauntlet of injuries and setbacks.

ESPN NBA
May 26, 2022

Brown, 2nd-half revival put C's 1 win from Finals
Jaylen Brown was the face of the Celtics' turnaround Wednesday night as they beat the Heat to put themselves on the brink of advancing to the NBA Finals.

ESPN NBA
May 25, 2022

Tatum on Game 5: Celtics 'shouldn't relax'
As the Boston Celtics prepare to take on the Miami Heat in Game 5, with the series knotted at two games apiece, the Celtics are aware they need to be zeroed in on a strong start to this game to come away with a desperately needed road victory.

ESPN NBA
May 25, 2022

Tatum wants 'some rules' around All-NBA voting
Jayson Tatum said he was "grateful" for making the All-NBA first team this year, but the Celtics star also said he felt disrespected by being left off last year and that there should be rules around voting.

ESPN NBA
May 25, 2022

Why the Celtics-Heat series is so ugly -- and so good
Hard fouls, injuries and tons of missed shots. The Eastern Conference finals has been anything but pretty.

ESPN NBA
May 25, 2022

US influence not enough to save chaotic Cape Town's BAL season
Cape Town Tigers, co-owned by American businessman Raphael Edwards, saw a number is US players feature in the team's debut BAL season, but that was not enough to inspire cohesion, on or off the court.

ESPN NBA
May 25, 2022

Luka, Mavs avoid sweep: 'Still believe we can win'
After the Mavericks avoided being swept out of the Western Conference finals by the Warriors, superstar Luka Doncic said he remains focused on winning the series, regardless of the long odds.

ESPN NBA
May 25, 2022

Rain delays second half of Warriors-Mavs game
Rain leaking through the roof of the American Airlines Center delayed the second half of Game 4 of the Western Conference finals by 16 minutes on Tuesday night.

ESPN NBA
May 24, 2022

Follow live: Warriors look to complete sweep against Mavericks for a return to the Finals
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ESPN NBA
May 24, 2022

Jokic, Giannis, Doncic named to All-NBA 1st team
Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic and Dallas guard Luka Doncic, who battle often in the Western Conference, highlighted the league's All-NBA team announced on Tuesday night.

ESPN NBA
May 24, 2022

'Enough': Kerr reacts to shooting with fervent plea
Hours before Tuesday night's Game 4 in Dallas, Warriors coach Steve Kerr delivered an impassioned plea for gun control in response to the mass shooting at a Texas elementary school that left 19 children dead.

ESPN NBA
May 24, 2022

Drake recorded dropping buckets at Toronto mansion
Drake's love for all things basketball has been evident throughout his career. His hoops skills were on full display recently in a pickup game at his Toronto Mansion.

ESPN NBA
May 24, 2022

Bulls' Lavine has successful left knee surgery
Chicago Bulls guard Zach Lavine had successful arthroscopic surgery on his left knee on Tuesday in Los Angeles and is expected to make a full recovery, the team announced.

ESPN NBA
May 24, 2022

Warriors' Porter Jr. out for G4 (foot soreness)
Golden State Warriors forward Otto Porter Jr. has been ruled out of Game 4 against the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday night because of soreness in his left foot.

ESPN NBA
May 24, 2022

Luka Doncic and the Mavericks are dealing with growing pains
The 23-year-old accepted accountability for the loss that puts Dallas in jeopardy of being swept by Golden State.

ESPN NBA
May 24, 2022

Jimmy Butler and the Miami Heat need help to get back to the NBA Finals
With Jimmy Butler slow, Kyle Lowry slower and Tyler Herro in courtside couture, the Celtics' defense wasn't survivable.

ESPN NBA
May 24, 2022

The Heat might not have enough to overcome the Celtics' defense
With Jimmy Butler slow, Kyle Lowry slower and Tyler Herro in courtside couture, the Celtics defense wasn't survivable.

ESPN NBA
May 24, 2022

Celtics, fueled by 'urgency,' rout Heat to tie series
The Celtics scored the first eight points of Monday's Game 4 and never looked back, cruising to a wire-to-wire blowout win against the Heat to even the Eastern Conference finals at two games apiece.

ESPN NBA
May 24, 2022

Heat calm despite drubbing: 'Proven we can do it'
The Heat wouldn't use injuries as an excuse for Monday's 102-82 loss to the Celtics, with coach Erik Spoelstra saying the team has "proven" they can return the favor.

ESPN NBA
May 23, 2022

Celtics' Smart, Heat's Herro ruled out for Game 4
Heat guard Tyler Herro (groin) and Celtics guard Marcus Smart (ankle) both missed Monday's Game 4.

ESPN NBA
May 23, 2022

Warriors' Porter 'doubtful' for Game 4, Kerr says
Warriors forward Otto Porter Jr. departed Sunday night's Game 3 with left foot soreness. He's "doubtful" for Game 4, according to Steve Kerr.

ESPN NBA
May 23, 2022

Sources: Wolves hire exec Connelly on $40M deal
Tim Connelly heads to Minnesota on a five-year deal worth over $40 million that also includes ownership equity, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. Connelly spent nine years building the Nuggets into a contender.

ESPN NBA
May 23, 2022

Curry says this is current Warriors' best stretch
One win away from returning to the NBA Finals, Stephen Curry says this is the best stretch of basketball this current Golden State Warriors team is playing.

ESPN NBA
May 23, 2022

Heat's Herro out for G4; Butler intends to play
Miami Heat guard Tyler Herro will sit out of Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals vs. the Boston Celtics, while Jimmy Butler intends to play after sitting out the second half of Game 3 with right knee inflammation.

ESPN NBA
May 23, 2022

No parole for slain NBA player Wright's ex-wife
Slain NBA player Lorenzen Wright's ex-wife, Sherra Wright, has been denied parole from a 30-year prison sentence she's serving after pleading guilty to facilitating her husband's 2010 murder.

ESPN NBA
May 23, 2022

The Warriors are back in dynasty mode -- because they never left it
The West playoffs have been stocked full of superstars and teams staking their claim on the NBA's future, but the league's most recent dynasty is far from over.

ESPN NBA
May 23, 2022

Defense, IQ and massive third-quarter runs: We've seen these Warriors before
The West playoffs have been stocked full of superstars and teams staking their claim on the NBA's future, but the league's most recent dynasty is far from over.

ESPN NBA
May 23, 2022

Wiggins' huge dunk, effort spark Dubs to 3-0 lead
Andrew Wiggins' electrifying dunk over Luka Doncic -- not to mention his defense on the Mavs superstar -- sparked a 109-100 win by the Warriors in Sunday's Game 3 and helped put them on the verge of the NBA Finals.

ESPN NBA
May 23, 2022

Wiggins' huge dunk, effort sparks Dubs to 3-0 lead
Andrew Wiggins' electrifying dunk over Luka Doncic -- not to mention his defense on the Mavs superstar -- sparked a 109-100 win by the Warriors in Sunday's Game 3 and helped put them on the verge of the NBA Finals.

ESPN NBA
May 23, 2022

Porter exits with foot soreness; X-rays negative
Warriors forward Otto Porter Jr. departed Sunday night's Game 3 with left foot soreness after going up for a layup. X-rays were negative and the team said it should know more in the next 24 hours.

ESPN NBA
May 23, 2022

Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks are dealing with growing pains
The 23-year-old accepted accountability for the loss that puts Dallas in jeopardy of being swept by Golden State.

ESPN NBA
May 22, 2022

Follow live: Warriors looking to build series lead in Game 3
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ESPN NBA
May 22, 2022

Sources: U-M's Howard declines Lakers' interest
Former NBA assistant and current Michigan coach Juwan Howard declined an overture made by the Lakers to be a candidate for the team's coaching job, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

ESPN NBA
May 22, 2022

Warriors' Porter leaves Game 3 with foot soreness
Golden State Warriors forward Otto Porter Jr. left Game 3 of Western Conference Finals vs. the Dallas Mavericks in the first half on Sunday night after sustaining an injury when he landed after going up for a lay-in.

ESPN NBA
May 22, 2022

Mavs' Bullock named Social Justice Champion
Reggie Bullock, who has been an avid advocate for the LGBTQ community, was named the NBA's 2021-22 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Social Justice Champion on Sunday.

ESPN NBA
May 22, 2022

Defense and Draymond Green: 'He's a piece of art watching him work'
After missing the postseason in consecutive seasons, the Warriors' fiery leader is eager to remind what he can do on this stage again.

ESPN NBA
May 22, 2022

Trailing 2-1, Udoka's Celtics staying 'level-headed'
Trailing 2-1 in their second-round series against the Miami Heat, coach Ime Udoka and the Boston Celtics spent Sunday looking at ways to "combat some of their aggressiveness" after being outmuscled in Saturday's Game 3 loss at TD Garden.

ESPN NBA
May 22, 2022

Sources: UM's Howard declines Lakers' interest
Former NBA assistant and current Michigan coach Juwan Howard declined an overture made by the Lakers to be a candidate for the team's coaching job, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

ESPN NBA
May 22, 2022

NBA docks Mavs $100K for third bench violation
The NBA on Sunday fined the Mavericks $100,000 for "continuing to violate league rules regarding team bench decorum."

ESPN NBA
May 22, 2022

Why Draymond Green is at the top of his defensive powers
After missing the postseason in consecutive seasons, the Warriors' fiery leader is eager to remind what he can do on this stage again.

ESPN NBA
May 21, 2022

Heat hold on to beat Celtics despite Butler's exit
Miami Heat swingman Jimmy Butler left Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals because of right knee inflammation after scoring eight points in 20 minutes.

ESPN NBA
May 21, 2022

Heat survive Butler's exit, earn gutsy win over C's
Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said Butler would not need another MRI on the knee, but his status for Game 4 on Monday night remains unclear.

ESPN NBA
May 21, 2022

Heat's Butler leaves Game 3 with knee injury
Miami Heat swingman Jimmy Butler left Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals because of right knee inflammation after scoring eight points in 20 minutes.

ESPN NBA
May 21, 2022

Lowry in, Williams out for Heat-Celtics Game 3
Miami Heat guard Kyle Lowry will play in Game 3, while Celtics center Robert Williams III has been ruled out with left knee soreness.

ESPN NBA
May 21, 2022

Warriors' Wiggins questionable, expected to play
Golden State Warriors forward Andrew Wiggins has been listed as questionable with left ankle soreness ahead of Game 3 of the Western Conference finals, but coach Steve Kerr said he expects Wiggins to play.

ESPN NBA
May 21, 2022

Sources: Connelly to meet with Wolves owner
Tim Connelly is traveling to meet with Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor this weekend in the next step in the team's pursuit of the Nuggets president of basketball operations, sources told ESPN.

ESPN NBA
May 21, 2022

Heat: Lowry to warm up, intends to play G3
Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra says guard Kyle Lowry will warm up with the intention of playing in Game 3 Saturday night against the Boston Celtics.

ESPN NBA
May 21, 2022

'MVP' Looney fuels classic Warriors barrage in 3rd
The Warriors erased a 19-point deficit thanks in large part to an explosive third quarter led by center Kevon Looney.

ESPN NBA
May 21, 2022

Sources: Lakers' finalists include Stotts, Atkinson
Bucks assistant Darvin Ham, former Trail Blazers coach Terry Stotts and Warriors assistant Kenny Atkinson are among the candidates who have advanced to the final round of interviews for the Lakers' coaching job, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

ESPN NBA
May 21, 2022

Kidd irked by shot selection: Mavs 'died by the 3'
Jason Kidd pointed to the Mavericks' shot selection in the third quarter as the biggest reason Dallas blew a 19-point lead to the Warriors on Friday night.

ESPN NBA
May 20, 2022

Follow live: Warriors looking to stay hot in Game 2 vs. Mavs
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ESPN NBA
May 20, 2022

Smart, Giannis headline NBA's All-Defensive team
Marcus Smart, Rudy Gobert, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Mikal Bridges and Jaren Jackson Jr. earned All-Defensive first-team honors.

ESPN NBA
May 20, 2022

What to watch, what to bet this weekend: From NBA and NHL to the PGA Championship and the French Open
It's a big sports weekend with the NBA, the NHL and MLB all in action, plus the Preakness, UFC Fight Night, the PGA Championship, the English Premier League finale and the first round of the French Open all available for your viewing and betting pleasure.

ESPN NBA
May 20, 2022

Sources: Lakers' finalists include Stotts, Ham
Bucks assistant coach Darvin Ham and former Trail Blazers coach Terry Stotts are among the candidates who have advanced to the final round of interviews for the Lakers' coaching job, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

ESPN NBA
May 20, 2022

Betting tips for NBA Western Conference finals: Mavericks-Warriors Game 2
Our betting experts break down Game 2 of the Western Conference finals between the Golden State Warriors and Dallas Mavericks.

ESPN NBA
May 20, 2022

Betting tips for NBA Western Conference finals: Mavericks-Warriors, Game 2
Our betting experts break down Game 2 of the Western Conference finals between the Golden State Warriors and Dallas Mavericks.

ESPN NBA
May 20, 2022

Myck Kabongo inherits J. Cole's crown as the BAL's most accomplished rapper
Cape Town Tigers point guard Myck Kabongo is a significantly better basketballer than fellow rapper J. Cole, it's fair to say, but the Democratic Republic of Congo international has nothing but respect for the Grammy winner, on the court and off.

ESPN NBA
May 20, 2022

'No choice but to be tough': Why Boston's Game 2 response shouldn't come as a surprise
The Celtics after a defeat might be the most dangerous team of the playoffs.

ESPN NBA
May 20, 2022

Myck Kabongo inherits J.Cole's crown as the BAL's most accomplished rapper
Cape Town Tigers point guard Myck Kabongo is a significantly better basketballer than fellow rapper J. Cole, it's fair to say, but the Democratic Republic of Congo international has nothing but respect for the Grammy winner, both on the court and off.

ESPN NBA
May 20, 2022

Celtics swap Williamses, go small to stomp Heat
The Celtics subbed Grant Williams in for Robert Williams halfway through the first quarter, leading to a 57-27 run to close the first half.

ESPN NBA
May 19, 2022

Horford, Smart return for Celtics win in Game 2
Al Horford and Marcus Smart were both back for the Celtics in Thursday's Game 2 win over the Heat. Derrick White missed the game for personal reasons.

ESPN NBA
May 19, 2022

Horford, Smart start for Celtics in Game 2
Al Horford and Marcus Smart were both back for the Celtics in Thursday's Game 2 against the Heat. Derrick White missed the game for personal reasons.

ESPN NBA
May 19, 2022

Rapper J. Cole to play pro ball again, in Canada
Rapper J. Cole will join the Scarborough Shooting Stars of the Canadian Elite Basketball League as a guard.

ESPN NBA
May 19, 2022

P.J. Tucker dons $2,360 Louis Vuitton shirt ahead of Game 3
The NBA playoffs has brought some eccentric fits from a number of players, including boxing robes, vibrant sweaters and more.

ESPN NBA
May 19, 2022

Jayson Tatum rocks star-studded fit with shiny chain ahead of Game 2
The NBA playoffs has brought some eccentric fits from a number of players including boxing robes, vibrant sweaters and more.

ESPN NBA
May 19, 2022

Warriors guard Jordan Poole rocks 'Poole Party' t-shirt ahead of Game 2
The NBA playoffs has brought some eccentric fits from a number of players, including boxing robes, vibrant sweaters and more.

ESPN NBA
May 19, 2022

Joel Embiid named MVP, aka Most Valuable Philadelphian
The City of Brotherly Love is taking matters into its own hands to ensure Joel Embiid gets some hard-earned recognition.

ESPN NBA
May 19, 2022

Hornets GM Kupchak signs multiyear extension
Hornets general manager Mitch Kupchak, 67, has signed a multiyear contract extension with the team. "For better or for worse, I will be here for the next couple of years," he said.

ESPN NBA
May 19, 2022

Celtics say Horford, Smart to play in Game 2
Al Horford and Marcus Smart were both back for the Celtics in Thursday's Game 2 against the Heat. Derrick White missed the game for personal reasons.

ESPN NBA
May 19, 2022

Celtics say Horford available to play in Game 2
The Celtics have announced that Al Horford is available to play, Marcus Smart is probable, and Derrick White is out for Thursday's Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Heat.

ESPN NBA
May 19, 2022

Celtics' White to miss Game 2 for birth of child
Celtics guard Derrick White will not play in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Heat Thursday night after he left Miami early because of the looming birth of a child.

ESPN NBA
May 19, 2022

TBT to hold regional at NYC's famed Rucker Park
New York City's Rucker Park will serve as a regional site for The Basketball Tournament, marking the first time the event will play games outdoors.

ESPN NBA
May 19, 2022

Study: NBA owners have $10 billion in China
An ESPN examination found that 40 principal NBA owners hold a collective $10 billion-plus worth of investments in China, giving them ample reason to avoid upsetting the nation's authoritarian rulers.

ESPN NBA
May 19, 2022

Betting tips for NBA Eastern Conference finals: Celtics-Heat Game 2
Our betting experts preview Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals and why they believe it will go vastly differently that the series opener.

ESPN NBA
May 19, 2022

ESPN study finds NBA owners' investments in China exceed $10 billion
An ESPN examination found that 40 principal NBA owners hold a collective $10 billion-plus worth of investments in China, giving them ample reason to avoid upsetting the nation's authoritarian rulers.

ESPN NBA
May 19, 2022

Wiggins, Warriors limit Luka in Game 1 victory
The Warriors, with Andrew Wiggins as the primary defender, held Luka Doncic in check Wednesday night to take the opener of the Western Conference finals against the Mavericks.

ESPN NBA
May 19, 2022

Wiggins, Warriors limit Luka for Game 1 win
The Warriors, with Andrew Wiggins as the primary defender, held Luka Doncic in check Wednesday night to take the opener of the Western Conference finals against the Mavericks.

ESPN NBA
May 19, 2022

C's Smart probable, Horford doubtful for Game 2
Marcus Smart (midfoot sprain) is listed as probable for Thursday's Game 2 against the Heat, while center Al Horford (health and safety protocols) is doubtful.

ESPN NBA
May 19, 2022

Warriors wisdom and old-school magic: How Golden State took it to Dallas in Game 1
The Warriors reasserted their dominance in Game 1 against Luka and the Mavericks by going old school.

ESPN NBA
May 18, 2022

Follow live: Warriors and Mavericks kick off Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals
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ESPN NBA
May 18, 2022

Barnes, Cunningham headline All-Rookie 1st team
Scottie Barnes and Cade Cunningham were joined by Evan Mobley, Franz Wagner and Jalen Green on the NBA's All-Rookie first team.

ESPN NBA
May 18, 2022

Mavs again fined for bench-decorum violations
The NBA fined the Mavericks $50,000 for violating rules regarding bench decorum, the second time the team has been fined for such an infraction this postseason.

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