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May 21, 2019

Connelly has unfinished business with Nuggets
Tim Connelly said he was flattered to be interviewed by his hometown Wizards, but he chose to remain with the Nuggets because he feels the team is still trending up.

ESPN NBA
May 21, 2019

Raptors aim to even up Eastern Conference finals
Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 11 first-quarter points, nearly equaling his Game 3 total (12).

ESPN NBA
May 21, 2019

Stotts agrees to multi-year extension with Blazers
Stotts has guided Portland to six consecutive playoff appearances.

ESPN NBA
May 21, 2019

Stotts agrees to multiyear extension with Blazers
Head coach Terry Stotts has guided Portland to six consecutive playoff appearances.

ESPN NBA
May 21, 2019

Top 5 picks make up NBA All-Rookie first team
For the first time since the 1984-85 season, the top five selections in the NBA draft made up the NBA's All-Rookie first team that was announced Tuesday.

ESPN NBA
May 21, 2019

Griffin: Pels 'right environment' for Zion, AD
Pelicans executive vice president David Griffin said New Orleans is creating the "right environment" to attract potential top picks Zion Williamson and Ja Morant, and to potentially retain Anthony Davis.

ESPN NBA
May 21, 2019

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ESPN NBA
May 21, 2019

Lowe: How Kawhi and the Raptors can compete in a must-win Game 4
Milwaukee makes it hard to score, but Toronto might have some tricks to try as it attempts to even up the series.

ESPN NBA
May 21, 2019

Draymond: Warriors still need KD back for Finals
Draymond Green says Kevin Durant's addition to the Warriors three summers ago made the group "unbeatable" but that Golden State would face a tall task against the Eastern Conference champion without him.

ESPN NBA
May 21, 2019

Blazers swept despite big minutes-led advantage
The Trail Blazers led in the Western Conference finals for more minutes than the Warriors by a 101-83 margin. Portland's problem, however, was that no lead was large enough against Golden State.

ESPN NBA
May 21, 2019

Are Blazers ready to make biggest commitment in franchise history?
After a successful season, an uncertain ownership situation and roster issues cloud the future for Portland.

ESPN NBA
May 21, 2019

Peak Stephen Curry was unleashed in the Western Conference finals
The Warriors swept their way to a fifth straight NBA Finals. The best series of Stephen Curry's career got them there.

ESPN NBA
May 21, 2019

Warriors first to 5 Finals in row since 1966 Celtics
The Warriors came back from a double digit second half deficit for the third straight game to sweep the Blazers and secure their fifth straight Finals appearance.

ESPN NBA
May 20, 2019

Blazers honor coach who foiled armed student
Former University of Oregon wide receiver and current high school coach Keanon Lowe tackled a student armed with a shotgun on Friday.

ESPN NBA
May 20, 2019

Warriors' Iguodala (calf strain) out for Game 4
Warriors swingman Andre Iguodala will miss Game 4 of the Western Conference finals on Monday night because of a strained left calf.

ESPN NBA
May 20, 2019

The Lakers' public drama is a crisis of ownership
Magic Johnson aired Los Angeles' issues on Monday -- and Lakers ownership continues to be silent.

ESPN NBA
May 20, 2019

Raptors stick to film work after double-OT win
After a grueling double-OT win over the Bucks in Game 3, the Raptors stuck to film work on Monday.

ESPN NBA
May 20, 2019

Pelinka touts Lakers' 'strong appeal,' title hopes
Despite a perceived sense of upheaval that has plagued the Lakers of late, general manager Rob Pelinka projected confidence Monday as the franchise looks ahead to a crucial summer of free agency.

ESPN NBA
May 20, 2019

Lakers' Vogel: Not looking over shoulder at Kidd
The Lakers' new coach called Kidd "an incredible asset" and said he can't worry about being replaced.

ESPN NBA
May 20, 2019

Pat Riley on Magic: 'He's going to speak his mind'
Pat Riley coached Magic Johnson in Los Angeles for nine years. And from Johnson's sudden resignation to his appearance on First Take, the Heat executive is unfazed by the franchise operations in Los Angeles.

ESPN NBA
May 20, 2019

Telfair's sister charged with threatening witness
Octavia Telfair, sister of former NBA player Sebastian Telfair, has been charged with threatening a witness in her brother's gun possession trial.

ESPN NBA
May 20, 2019

Giannis to fund indoor court in native Greece
Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo will fund the construction of an indoor basketball court in a fire-ravaged area of Athens in his native Greece.

ESPN NBA
May 20, 2019

Winning Zion lottery puts AD trade chips in Pelicans' hands
After months of trade speculation surrounding Anthony Davis, GM David Griffin and the Pelicans suddenly have a new path in front of them, thanks to winning the Zion Williamson lottery.

ESPN NBA
May 20, 2019

Magic: Lakers GM Pelinka was 'backstabbing'
Magic Johnson said that he quit the Lakers in part because general manager Rob Pelinka was "backstabbing" him.

ESPN NBA
May 20, 2019

Sources: Nuggets' Connelly turns down Wizards
Tim Connelly, the Nuggets' president of basketball operations, has turned down an offer to run the Wizards' front office, league sources told ESPN.

ESPN NBA
May 20, 2019

Sources: Wolves finalizing deal with Saunders
Interim coach Ryan Saunders is finalizing a multiyear deal to become head coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves, league sources told ESPN.

ESPN NBA
May 20, 2019

Wolves finalize deal to name Saunders coach
Interim coach Ryan Saunders finalized a multiyear deal to become head coach of the Timberwolves.

ESPN NBA
May 20, 2019

For the Raptors, Game 3 came down to their will to survive
Staring at an 0-3 hole, the Raptors found a way to win in double overtime despite high minutes for Kawhi Leonard and foul trouble.

ESPN NBA
May 20, 2019

Giannis: 'I never expected this series to be easy'
While Giannis Antetokounmpo wasn't happy with the Bucks' double-overtime loss to the Raptors in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals, he said he wasn't disappointed with his performance.

ESPN NBA
May 20, 2019

Kawhi shrugs off leg issue after win: 'I'm good'
Kawhi Leonard said he was fine after playing a career-high 52 minutes Sunday night -- almost all of them coming after he landed awkwardly on a layup in the first quarter. "I'm just going to keep fighting," he said. "I'm going to be playing."

ESPN NBA
May 19, 2019

Kanter: 'After I leave the court, the fight begins'
Enes Kanter is a devout Muslim observing Ramadan, a center attempting to prevent a three-peat -- and a political activist who sleeps with a panic button next to his bed.

ESPN NBA
May 19, 2019

Reliable injury info hard to come by
As the NBA opens up to gambling interests, the need for injury transparency is more important than ever.

ESPN NBA
May 19, 2019

D'Antoni has sights on 3 more years minimum
Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni, who told ESPN he has let the team's GM and owner know he's "energized to keep coaching," has had preliminary discussions on a contract extension that would keep him from entering the final year of his current deal.

ESPN NBA
May 19, 2019

Clyburn, Higgins lead CSKA Moscow to Euro title
Will Clyburn and Cory Higgins scored 20 points each to lead CSKA Moscow to the Euroleague title.

ESPN NBA
May 19, 2019

Draymond: Warriors want sweep to get more rest
Draymond Green said the Warriors want to close out the Blazers in four games to get the extra rest before the Finals.

ESPN NBA
May 19, 2019

Lillard confirms he's playing with separated ribs
Portland's Damian Lillard confirmed Sunday that he separated his ribs in Game 2 of the Western Conference finals but says the injury isn't affecting his play.

ESPN NBA
May 19, 2019

Lillard confirms rib injury, won't use it as excuse
Portland's Damian Lillard confirmed Sunday that he separated a rib in Game 2 of the Western Conference finals but says the injury isn't affecting his play.

ESPN NBA
May 19, 2019

Clean MRI for Iguodala; questionable for Game 4
Warriors swingman Andre Iguodala is questionable for Game 4 of the Western Conference finals against the Trail Blazers on Monday night after an MRI on his left calf came back clean Sunday.

ESPN NBA
May 19, 2019

Cavaliers hire J.B. Bickerstaff as assistant coach
J.B. Bickerstaff was hired as a Cavaliers assistant to ease the transition of new coach John Beilein to the pro ranks.

ESPN NBA
May 19, 2019

Sources: J.B. Bickerstaff to be Cavs assistant
J.B. Bickerstaff will be hired as a Cavaliers assistant to ease the transition of new coach John Beilein to the pro ranks.

ESPN NBA
May 19, 2019

Pelicans hire Nets' Langdon as general manager
Nets assistant general manager Trajan Langdon has been hired as the Pelicans' new GM.

ESPN NBA
May 19, 2019

Pelicans reportedly hire Nets' Langdon as GM
Nets assistant general manager Trajan Langdon has been hired as the Pelicans' new GM, according to multiple reports.

ESPN NBA
May 19, 2019

Golden bench: When quantity meets quality for the defending champs
At one point, the Warriors' bench seemed to be a concern. But the injury to Kevin Durant has freed Golden State's role players to show their worth.

ESPN NBA
May 19, 2019

Five pressing questions that will decide Bucks-Raptors
Can the Raptors make life easier on Kawhi Leonard? Here are five big question as the series heads to Toronto.

ESPN NBA
May 19, 2019

Legion of doom: Portland becomes the latest victim of the road Warriors
The Warriors' 18-point comeback in Game 3 shows how hard they are to beat, even when they're on the road.

ESPN NBA
May 19, 2019

Iguodala sits out 4th with sore calf; MRI on Sun.
Warriors coach Steve Kerr said forward Andre Iguodala was removed from Saturday's Game 3 win because of "soreness" in his left calf.

ESPN NBA
May 19, 2019

Lillard stays cold vs. Warriors' 'wall of defense'
Damian Lillard's struggles continued in Saturday's Game 3, in which he missed 13 of his 18 shots from the field and scored 19 points in a 110-99 loss to the Warriors.

ESPN NBA
May 19, 2019

Kerr: Draymond 'wrecking ball' in comeback win
Warriors coach Steve Kerr said Green played one of his best games ever in the Warriors' Game 3 win over the Blazers.

ESPN NBA
May 19, 2019

Kerr: Green 'a wrecking ball' in comeback win
Warriors coach Steve Kerr said Draymond Green played one of his best games ever in the Warriors' Game 3 win over the Blazers.

ESPN NBA
May 19, 2019

Follow live: Raptors looking for home boost in Game 3
After falling in the first two games of the Eastern Conference finals in Milwaukee, Toronto is in need of a bounce-back Game 3 at home.

ESPN NBA
May 18, 2019

Rockets not bringing back defensive guru Bzdelik
Jeff Bzdelik helped guide the Houston Rockets' defensive turnaround last season.

ESPN NBA
May 18, 2019

Rockets not re-signing defensive guru Bzdelik
Bzdelik helped guide the Rockets' defensive turnaround last season.

ESPN NBA
May 18, 2019

Raptors' Nurse: Don't care about 0-2; we can win
Raptors coach Nick Nurse is defiant in his belief that Toronto still has what it takes to rebound from an 0-2 deficit against the Bucks and advance to the NBA Finals for the first time in franchise history.

ESPN NBA
May 18, 2019

The Warriors aren't even giving Damian Lillard a chance
How can the Blazers' star guard break out back in Portland?

ESPN NBA
May 18, 2019

The Milwaukee 'Bench Mob' is overwhelming Toronto
Slowing down Giannis Antetokounmpo is a top priority for the Raptors, but the Bucks have been so good because their reserves have played like stars.

ESPN NBA
May 18, 2019

Gasol points finger at self after Raptors' loss
Raptors center Marc Gasol said after Friday night's loss to the Bucks that he takes "full responsibility" for his team sputtering out of the gate and again falling to Milwaukee.

ESPN NBA
May 18, 2019

If you're just now seeing how strong the Bucks are, it's too late
Giannis and the Bucks know they possess the formula to create an NBA champion. The Raptors -- and the rest of the basketball world -- are quickly learning it too.

ESPN NBA
May 17, 2019

Giannis, Harden, Paul George all finalists for MVP
The award winners will be revealed at the NBA's annual awards show on June 24.

ESPN NBA
May 17, 2019

Follow live: Raptors look to bounce back, even series in Milwaukee
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ESPN NBA
May 17, 2019

Source: Lakers will not hire replacement for Magic
Lakers president and controlling owner Jeanie Buss will not hire a replacement for Magic Johnson, who stepped down as president of basketball operations last month, a team source tells ESPN's Ramona Shelburne.

ESPN NBA
May 17, 2019

Tyreke Evans disqualified from NBA for 2 years
Evans was dismissed and disqualified for violating the terms of the NBA/NBPA anti-drug program.

ESPN NBA
May 17, 2019

'I was trying to get in his head': The Curry sibling rivalry briefly took over Game 2
Steph's Warriors got the better of Seth's Blazers, but not before the brothers turned the fourth quarter into a family affair.

ESPN NBA
May 17, 2019

Lillard: 'Lot of contact' by Iguodala on final play
Damian Lillard said he felt there was "a lot of contact" when Andre Iguodala stripped him in the final seconds, but he said, "Obviously, the ref is not going to decide the game or jump in at that point."

ESPN NBA
May 17, 2019

Sources: Wizards to meet with Nuggets' Connelly
The Nuggets will allow president Tim Connelly, who was among the top candidates for Executive of the Year, to meet with the Wizards for their president of basketball operations job, sources told ESPN.

ESPN NBA
May 16, 2019

Giannis: East 'definitely open' without LeBron
Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo says the Eastern Conference opened up with LeBron James' move to the Lakers in the West.

ESPN NBA
May 16, 2019

Kerr: 'Can't put a number of days' on KD injury
Warriors coach Steve Kerr said Friday that you can't put a number of days or weeks on how long Kevin Durant's right calf strain will keep him out.

ESPN NBA
May 16, 2019

Kerr: KD injury 'more serious than we thought'
Warriors coach Steve Kerr said Thursday night that Kevin Durant's right calf strain was more serious than initially thought and acknowledged that Durant's availability for the rest of the Western Conference finals is in doubt.

ESPN NBA
May 16, 2019

Source: Durant (calf) 'not close' to returning
Warriors forward Kevin Durant, out with a strained right calf, is "not close" to returning to action, a league source told ESPN's Ramona Shelburne.

ESPN NBA
May 16, 2019

Warriors rule Durant (calf) out for Game 3 and 4
Warriors star forward Kevin Durant will miss Games 3 and 4 of Western Conference final series against the Trail Blazers, coach Steve Kerr told ESPN's Doris Burke, in addition to tonight's Game 2.

ESPN NBA
May 16, 2019

Warriors rule Durant (calf) out for Games 3 and 4
Kevin Durant will miss Games 3 and 4 of the Warriors' Western Conference finals series against the Trail Blazers, coach Steve Kerr told ESPN's Doris Burke, in addition to missing tonight's Game 2.

ESPN NBA
May 16, 2019

Kawhi needs to crash the offensive boards like MJ
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ESPN NBA
May 16, 2019

Giannis' next evolution could be a mid-range game like T-Mac's
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ESPN NBA
May 16, 2019

Damian Lillard can improve by going all-in to the paint like Rondo
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ESPN NBA
May 16, 2019

Draymond Green could invoke a little Magic
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ESPN NBA
May 16, 2019

Stepdad: Zion's excited to play for Pelicans
Zion Williamson's stepfather says the Duke star is excited about New Orleans, shooting down speculation that the 18-year-old could spurn the draft and return to school.

ESPN NBA
May 16, 2019

Warriors having fun without Durant, but they'll need him
The Warriors have looked terrific since Kevin Durant's injury, but can they win the title without him?

ESPN NBA
May 16, 2019

Red-hot Warriors still missing Durant
The Warriors have looked terrific since Kevin Durant's injury, but can they win the title without him?

ESPN NBA
May 16, 2019

The Bucks weren't at their best in Game 1, but they proved how hard it is to beat them
Despite a double-digit deficit in the first half, Milwaukee outlasted Toronto by sticking to what it has done all season.

ESPN NBA
May 16, 2019

How Brook Lopez turned 'Splash Mountain' into a Bucks game-changer
Brook Lopez honed his shooting touch against his twin and refined it once injuries left him with a "bionic foot." Now, it's a key to unlocking Giannis and the Bucks' title hopes.

ESPN NBA
May 16, 2019

Lopez's big 4th quarter rescues Bucks in Game 1
Brook Lopez scored 13 of his playoff-career-high 29 points in the fourth quarter to lead a Bucks comeback in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals Wednesday night. He also grabbed 11 rebounds for the first time since October 2017.

ESPN NBA
May 16, 2019

Raptors not named Lowry go 0-for-15 in 4th
The Raptors had the lead and seemed poised to steal home-court advantage from the Bucks on Wednesday night, before a fourth-quarter collapse left them with a loss in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals.

ESPN NBA
May 15, 2019

Sources: Grizz make it known they'd pick Morant
The Grizzlies have told interested parties at the NBA draft combine that they intend to select Murray State guard Ja Morant with the No. 2 pick in the draft, provided the Pelicans take Zion Williamson at No. 1, sources told ESPN.

ESPN NBA
May 15, 2019

Oracle is losing the Warriors, but Oakland will always have Dame
As a kid, Damian Lillard would roam the arena hallways after Warriors home games. Now he has a chance to close out his Oracle Arena in storybook fashion.

ESPN NBA
May 15, 2019

Magic, Bird to get Lifetime Achievement Award
Magic Johnson and Larry Bird, whose coast-to-coast rivalry in the 1980s propelled the NBA to a new level of popularity, will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award.

ESPN NBA
May 15, 2019

Sources: NBA looks to move up start of FA talks
The NBA is expected to move up the start of its annual moratorium from midnight ET on July 1 to 6 p.m. on June 30, sources told ESPN, with plans to implement the new timing for this year's free-agency period.

ESPN NBA
May 15, 2019

UCF's Fall among 11 picked for draft combine
UCF's Tacko Fall was one of 11 players from the G League Elite Camp chosen to stay for the NBA draft combine that starts Thursday.

ESPN NBA
May 15, 2019

Follow live: Raptors, Bucks face off in Game 1
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ESPN NBA
May 15, 2019

Too much rest? Bucks trying to avoid another Game 1 letdown
A 22-point loss to the Celtics in Game 1 of the East semifinals taught the Bucks what could happen after a long layoff, so they were wary not to "overrest" this time.

ESPN NBA
May 15, 2019

Lowe: All the surprising ways Giannis and Kawhi define the East finals
Will the Klaw guard Giannis Antetokounmpo? Can the Bucks slow down Kawhi Leonard?

ESPN NBA
May 15, 2019

Lowe: What happened at the wildest NBA lottery ever seen
The NBA's secret lottery room featured lots of winners, losers and lucky charms.

ESPN NBA
May 15, 2019

For the Warriors, what's old is new again
There was a familiar flow to the Warriors as they took down the Trail Blazers in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals.

ESPN NBA
May 15, 2019

Curry keeps momentum, sinks nine 3s in victory
Coming off his explosive performance in Game 6 against the Rockets, Stephen Curry scored 36 points and tied a career playoff high with nine 3-pointers as the Warriors took Game 1 of the Western Conference finals.

ESPN NBA
May 15, 2019

Blazers left searching for ways to contain Curry
Questions about how his team defended Warriors star Stephen Curry -- who scored a game-high 36 points with nine 3-pointers in Tuesday's West finals opener -- elicited a testy response from Blazers coach Terry Stotts.

ESPN NBA
May 15, 2019

Testy Stotts, Blazers left seeking Curry solution
Questions about how his team defended Warriors star Stephen Curry -- who scored a game-high 36 points with nine 3-pointers in Tuesday's West finals opener -- elicited a sarcastic response from Blazers coach Terry Stotts.

ESPN NBA
May 15, 2019

Gentry ecstatic for top pick, says AD 'will be fine'
Pelicans head coach Alvin Gentry didn't hold back in celebrating the team winning the right to draft Zion Williamson, which he hopes can convince Anthony Davis to rescind a trade demand and stay in New Orleans.

ESPN NBA
May 15, 2019

Report: West to return as Clippers special adviser
Jerry West is returning to the Clippers as a special consultant ahead of the team's big offseason this summer.

ESPN NBA
May 14, 2019

Vegas lowers Pels' title odds from 300-1 to 25-1
After being tied for the worst 2019-20 title odds at Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook at 300-1, the Pelicans were lowered to 25-1 after securing the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft lottery.

ESPN NBA
May 14, 2019

Lakers eye impact player or trade with 4th pick
After a chaotic start to the offseason, the Lakers were one of the big winners in Tuesday's NBA draft lottery, jumping from 11th to fourth overall -- a pick GM Rob Pelinka later called "a powerful asset for us."

ESPN NBA
May 14, 2019

Ben Simmons confirms he'll play in FIBA World Cup
After months of speculation, Ben Simmons has confirmed his intention to pull on the Australian national singlet once again in the upcoming series against Team USA and Canada and September's FIBA World Cup in China.

ESPN NBA
May 14, 2019

Is Zion enough to completely change the Anthony Davis trade sweepstakes?
After months of trade speculation surrounding Anthony Davis, suddenly GM David Griffin and the Pelicans have a new path in front of them thanks to winning the Zion Williamson lottery.

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