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6:48 PM ET Kyrie Irving and the Brooklyn Nets each have been fined $35,000 for violating the NBA’s media access rules, the league announced on Wednesday. “The fines result from Irving’s repeated refusal to participate in postgame media availability,” the league said in a statement. The NBA requires that healthy players be made available upon
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12:39 AM ET The New Orleans Pelicans finally found a way to slow down Golden State Warriors star guard Stephen Curry — all they needed was a lighting failure inside Smoothie King Center on Tuesday night. With 3:58 remaining in the third quarter and the Warriors leading 77-71, Curry set up for another 3-pointer when
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10:48 PM ET Amid a year of difficulties with players and staff, Indiana Pacers coach Nate Bjorkgren’s future with the franchise is uncertain as the regular season nears an end, sources tell ESPN. Bjorkgren has significant work to do with his relationships among players throughout the team and with some members of the organization, but
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4:13 PM ET Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James is expected to miss back-to-back games against the LA Clippers and Portland Trail Blazers on Thursday and Friday to rest his injured right ankle, sources told ESPN. It is possible James could miss more games, sources said, as he works through discomfort in a right ankle
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11:31 AM ET Associated Press CLEVELAND — Anderson Varejao is back with the Cleveland Cavaliers, signing a 10-day contract Tuesday to begin a stint to celebrate his 12-year run with the team. The 38-year-old center hasn’t played in the NBA since 2017 with the Golden State Warriors. The Brazilian agreed to come back and finish
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2:44 PM ET LeBron James will sit out the Los Angeles Lakers‘ game against the Denver Nuggets on Monday night at Staples Center to rest his right ankle, sources tell ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Ramona Shelburne. James aggravated the ankle in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s 121-114 loss to the Toronto Raptors at Staples Center.
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8:57 PM ET In an epic showdown among some of the league’s most talented stars, Giannis Antetokounmpo dropped 49 points to outduel Kevin Durant‘s 42 points and lift the Bucks to a 117-114 victory over the Nets on Sunday. The game — which came down to the final seconds — was one that many considered
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2:08 AM ET DALLAS — Luka Doncic couldn’t hardly believe the box score from the Dallas Mavericks‘ 125-124 win over the Washington Wizards. He wasn’t too amazed by his 31-point, 12-rebound, 20-assist triple-double despite joining an exclusive club with that line. The only other players in NBA history to record 30-point, 20-assist triple-doubles: Oscar Robertson,
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1:20 AM ET Andrew LopezESPN Staring at a double-digit deficit and watching their dwindling playoff hopes fade away late in the fourth quarter against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday night, the New Orleans Pelicans leaned on Zion Williamson, Lonzo Ball and Brandon Ingram to keep them fighting. Trailing by 10 with under four minutes left,
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12:41 AM ET OKLAHOMA CITY — Behind a franchise record 152 points, the Indiana Pacers handed the Oklahoma City Thunder the largest home loss in NBA history on Saturday, 152-95. The 57-point margin is tops the previous mark of 56, set by the Celtics over the Bulls in 2018 and the SuperSonics over the Rockets
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6:06 PM ET ESPN News Services After missing Friday’s game because of a right ankle sprain, Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo is listed as probable to play Sunday against the Brooklyn Nets, according to Milwaukee’s injury report. Antetokounmpo sat out the Bucks’ 108-98 win over the Chicago Bulls on Friday, after he exited in the opening
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12:04 AM ET Jayson Tatum‘s 60-point performance on Friday night was nothing short of spectacular. Along with tying Larry Bird’s Celtics franchise record for points in a game, he helped Boston overcome a 32-point deficit in a 143-140 OT win over the San Antonio Spurs. He trails only Devin Booker as the second-youngest player with
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2:40 PM ET Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James, who has been out since March 20 with a high-ankle sprain, could return from the longest absence of his career against the Sacramento Kings on Friday night, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. James plans to test his ankle and make a game-time decision, sources said. He
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12:49 AM ET Steve Kerr believes there is a fundamental flaw plaguing this era’s NBA game. After watching his Golden State Warriors get outrebounded 57-34 in Thursday night’s 126-114 loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves, Kerr spoke matter-of-factly about the lack of boxing out he sees in today’s game. Brushing off the idea that his team
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