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Jan 19, 2020

Kuzma slows Russ in 2nd after Rondo's request
In the second half of the Lakers' win vs. the Rockets on Saturday, Kyle Kuzma was the principle defender on Russell Westbrook, who was limited to 13 points in the final two quarters.

ESPN NBA
Jan 19, 2020

'Shaken' Rockets 'not down' after slide continues
Saturday's loss to the Lakers was Houston's third in a row and fourth in the past five games. "We're going through a tough time, obviously," James Harden said.

ESPN NBA
Jan 18, 2020

Emotional Klay has Wash. State number retired
The Warriors' Klay Thompson was emotional as his No. 1 jersey was retired by Washington State on Saturday. "Each year I was in Pullman I had to grow," Thompson said.

ESPN NBA
Jan 18, 2020

Kemba's MRI clean; out vs. Suns with sore knee
An MRI on Celtics guard Kemba Walker's left knee showed no structural damage, but he sat out Saturday night's game against the Suns with soreness in the knee.

ESPN NBA
Jan 18, 2020

Sources: Blazers trade Bazemore, picks to Kings
The Portland Trail Blazers have traded Kent Bazemore, Anthony Tolliver and two second-round picks to the Sacramento Kings for Trevor Ariza, Wenyen Gabriel, and Caleb Swanigan, league sources tell ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

ESPN NBA
Jan 18, 2020

Blazers' McCollum out Sat. due to sprained ankle
CJ McCollum will sit out Portland's game at Oklahoma City on Saturday after suffering a sprained ankle in the Blazers' Friday night loss to the Mavericks.

ESPN NBA
Jan 18, 2020

Hoops HOF to temporarily close for renovations
The final phase of a $23 million renovation will force the Basketball Hall of Fame to close to visitors from Feb. 3 to March 25.

ESPN NBA
Jan 18, 2020

Why Paul George came to L.A.: 'It was a lot deeper than basketball'
The Clippers star went to L.A. to team up with Kawhi Leonard and play in his hometown. But there was one more motivation much closer to his heart.

ESPN NBA
Jan 18, 2020

Cavs' Thompson T'd up for Crowder 'butt slap'
Cavaliers forward Tristan Thompson received a technical foul Friday night after he gave Memphis' Jae Crowder a "slap to the backside," as crew chief Kenny Mauer said after the game. Thompson and Crowder were hit with double-technicals earlier in the game.

ESPN NBA
Jan 18, 2020

2020 NBA trade deadline: Latest news, grades and intel
Get the latest NBA trade deadline news and analysis, including trade grades and inside intel.

ESPN NBA
Jan 18, 2020

The Heat and Thunder are benefiting from CP3 staying put
Dots were connected this summer that suggested Chris Paul could be a fit in Miami. But the Heat are just fine without that trade, and so are the Thunder.

ESPN NBA
Jan 18, 2020

Blazers lose McCollum to sprained left ankle
Trail Blazers shooting guard CJ McCollum was ruled out for the rest of the game after suffering a sprained left ankle in the second quarter Friday night against the Mavericks.

ESPN NBA
Jan 18, 2020

McCollum exits vs. Mavs with sprained left ankle
The Trail Blazers are uncertain about the severity of the left ankle sprain that forced shooting guard CJ McCollum to exit Friday night's loss to Dallas early in the second quarter.

ESPN NBA
Jan 17, 2020

Timberwolves' Towns returns after 15 games out
Minnesota gets Karl-Anthony back on Friday at Indiana after he missed 15 games with a sprained left knee.

ESPN NBA
Jan 17, 2020

Towns back after 15 games out, drops 27 in loss
Minnesota center Karl-Anthony Towns was back Friday at Indiana after he missed 15 games because of a sprained left knee and scored a team-high 27 points in a 116-114 loss.

ESPN NBA
Jan 17, 2020

AD questionable ahead of Lakers tilt vs. Rockets
The Lakers have listed Anthony Davis as questionable for the team's game Saturday against the Rockets. Davis has missed Los Angeles' past four games as he continues to recover from a hard fall.

ESPN NBA
Jan 17, 2020

Sources: NBA shelves vote on schedule overhaul
The NBA won't hold a vote at April's owners meeting about plans to alter the league's in-season schedule, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, but still hopes to make changes.

ESPN NBA
Jan 17, 2020

Everything you need to know about NBA All-Star 2020
Here's everything you need to know about All-Star Weekend taking over Chicago.

ESPN NBA
Jan 17, 2020

Kyrie talked to teammates after listing Nets core
Kyrie Irving says he's spoken to teammates to clear up any confusion about remarks he made Wednesday about the players he sees as being part of the Nets' future.

ESPN NBA
Jan 17, 2020

LeBron, Lakers lead jersey, merchandise sales
Milwaukee's Giannis Antetokounmpo, Boston's Jayson Tatum and Dallas' Luka Doncic are seeing their jerseys sell more briskly than ever, the NBA said Friday when announcing its latest list of most popular merchandise.

ESPN NBA
Jan 17, 2020

Lowe: Ten NBA things I like and don't like, including the Luka Doncic-Dwight Powell dance
This week the spotlight falls on the tricks of Ja Morant, OKC's sensational soph and two Mavs bigs earning a little respect.

ESPN NBA
Jan 17, 2020

Giannis: Physical approach beats flopping
Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo says he realizes his physical approach offensively isn't the norm these days, but he has no plans to change and embrace flopping in an attempt to get to the foul line.

ESPN NBA
Jan 17, 2020

Pels revel in Ingram's career night after wild win
Brandon Ingram had a career-high 49 points, and the Pelicans came away with a 138-132 overtime victory over the Jazz that was more dramatic than expected after a foul call went against New Orleans at the end of regulation.

ESPN NBA
Jan 16, 2020

Murray out for 'foreseeable future,' Nuggets say
Nuggets coach Mike Malone said the team does not expect Jamal Murray back for "the foreseeable future" after the guard injured his left ankle Wednesday night against the Hornets.

ESPN NBA
Jan 16, 2020

Knicks' Barrett exits after spraining right ankle
Knicks rookie shooting guard RJ Barrett left Thursday's game against the Suns and didn't return after spraining his right ankle. Barrett had seven points and two assists before the injury.

ESPN NBA
Jan 16, 2020

Bucks GM Horst says team isn't chasing wins
The Milwaukee Bucks are setting the pace in the NBA with a 36-6 record, but GM Jon Horst says they're not chasing wins. They want to be NBA champions.

ESPN NBA
Jan 16, 2020

Warriors' Evans has concussion, broken nose
Warriors guard Jacob Evans suffered a concussion and a broken nose as a result of a collision with the Mavericks' Dwight Powell during Tuesday night's game, the team announced Thursday.

ESPN NBA
Jan 16, 2020

LeBron maintains lead in fans' vote for All-Stars
Perennial All-Star LeBron James held on to the lead in fans' voting for All-Stars. The top vote-getters in each conference will be team captains.

ESPN NBA
Jan 16, 2020

NBA trade tracker: Grades and details for every deal
Which players and picks are on the move? We have a rundown of the latest deals.

ESPN NBA
Jan 16, 2020

NBA trade deadline: Latest news, grades and intel
Get the latest NBA trade deadline news and analysis, including trade grades and inside intel.

ESPN NBA
Jan 16, 2020

Follow live: High-flying Bucks, Celtics meet
Milwaukee went 6-for-7 from beyond the arc in the first quarter and stormed out to a double-digit lead over Boston.

ESPN NBA
Jan 16, 2020

Hawks acquire PG Teague in trade with Wolves
The Hawks have sent swingman Allen Crabbe to the Timberwolves for point guard Jeff Teague and forward Treveon Graham.

ESPN NBA
Jan 16, 2020

Sources: Hawks acquiring Teague from Wolves
The Hawks are sending swingman Allen Crabbe to the Timberwolves for point guard Jeff Teague and forward Treveon Graham, league sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

ESPN NBA
Jan 16, 2020

Karl-Anthony Towns to compete in 2v2 CoD Hype Battle
Karl-Anthony Towns will be the first celebrity to join in the festivities during the launch weekend of the Call of Duty League.

ESPN NBA
Jan 16, 2020

Banged-up LaMelo shutting down Aussie season
LaMelo Ball is shutting down his Australian league season because he won't have time to rehab before the season ends.

ESPN NBA
Jan 16, 2020

Fultz reflects on huge night: 'Gives me more fire'
Against the Lakers, Orlando's Markelle Fultz looked every bit the special talent that made him the No. 1 pick in 2017.

ESPN NBA
Jan 16, 2020

D'Antoni: Rockets' ship 'getting rocked right now'
Houston coach Mike D'Antoni says his team's ship is "getting rocked right now," a sentiment that prompted the Rockets to a hold a lengthy locker room discussion Wednesday night following their third loss in four games.

ESPN NBA
Jan 16, 2020

Kyrie: Nets' needs to reach next level 'glaring'
Kyrie Irving knew the Nets were lacking all of the pieces needed to be successful when he joined the team in the offseason and after Wednesday's loss to the 76ers, he said "it's glaring" that there's still work to be done over the offseason.

ESPN NBA
Jan 15, 2020

Nuggets G Murray injures ankle vs. Hornets
Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray injured his left ankle after an awkward fall during Wednesday night's win over the visiting Charlotte Hornets. Coach Michael Malone said X-rays were negative, but he's not sure how long Murray will be sidelined.

ESPN NBA
Jan 15, 2020

Bulls' Gafford dislocates thumb, out 2-4 weeks
Bulls center Daniel Gafford suffered a dislocated right thumb when he picked off a pass early in the first quarter of Wednesday night's game against the Wizards and will miss two to four weeks.

ESPN NBA
Jan 15, 2020

Hawks' Parsons sustains concussion in car wreck
Hawks forward Chandler Parsons sustained a concussion and whiplash in an automobile accident following Wednesday's practice.

ESPN NBA
Jan 15, 2020

Warriors ink Lee to multiyear deal, re-sign Chriss
Guard Damion Lee signed with Golden State as expected after his two-way contract had expired. The team also brought back forward Marquese Chriss as a two-way player.

ESPN NBA
Jan 15, 2020

Pelicans expect Zion debut Jan. 22 vs. Spurs
The Pelicans expect rookie Zion Williamson to make his debut Jan. 22 against the Spurs.

ESPN NBA
Jan 15, 2020

Mavs' Porzingis (knee) late scratch against Kings
Mavericks power forward Kristaps Porzingis was a late scratch for Wednesday night's game at Sacramento, delaying plans for him to return from an extended absence due to right knee soreness.

ESPN NBA
Jan 15, 2020

Sources: Porzingis eyes return against Kings
Mavericks forward Kristaps Porzingis plans to return Wednesday after missing eight games with knee soreness, sources told ESPN.

ESPN NBA
Jan 15, 2020

BIG3 lowers minimum age amid major changes
The BIG3 basketball league has announced major changes for the upcoming season, including lowering the minimum age for qualifying athletes from 27 to 22.

ESPN NBA
Jan 15, 2020

Welcome back? Carmelo Anthony returns to Houston
Carmelo Anthony's brief stay in Houston may temper the reception he receives. We're gauging the fan reaction for that and every big reunion game.

ESPN NBA
Jan 15, 2020

Kawhi to Clips: 'Have fun,' don't rush title chase
Kawhi Leonard scored 43 points in just under 29 minutes in Tuesday night's 128-103 rout of the Cavaliers and afterward talked about how the Clippers need to be patient and "have fun" in their pursuit of a championship.

ESPN NBA
Jan 15, 2020

Klay's rehab 'going great,' but return still unclear
Warriors swingman Klay Thompson says his rehab from a torn ACL in his left knee is 'going great,' but it remains unclear if Thompson will return at all this season.

ESPN NBA
Jan 15, 2020

Morant 'unleashes talents,' buries Rockets in 4th
Ja Morant picked the Rockets apart with flair on Tuesday night, scoring 11 of his 26 points in the fourth quarter to lead the surging Grizzlies to a 121-110 win over the Rockets for their sixth straight win.

ESPN NBA
Jan 15, 2020

Warriors' Evans taken to hospital after collision
Warriors guard Jacob Evans was taken to a local hospital for further evaluation following a collision with Mavericks forward Dwight Powell.

ESPN NBA
Jan 15, 2020

Warriors' Evans taken to hospital for further tests
Warriors guard Jacob Evans was taken to a hospital for further tests after leaving Tuesday night's game with an apparent head injury.

ESPN NBA
Jan 14, 2020

Kerr says Doncic reminds him of Bird, also Harden
Warriors coach Steve Kerr called Mavs superstar Luka Doncic "very important to the NBA" while likening his skill set to that of Larry Bird and James Harden.

ESPN NBA
Jan 14, 2020

Stone Cold Stunners, King Cobras and the People's Elbow: Inside the Bucks' pregame routine
Robin Lopez and Wesley Matthews have reunited in Milwaukee and introduced their new team to an unorthodox tradition.

ESPN NBA
Jan 14, 2020

AD 'getting closer,' in no rush with Lakers hot
Lakers star Anthony Davis, who has missed the team's past four games after bruising his backside on a scary fall last week, joked that "it looks like they don't need me" with the team on a four-game winning streak.

ESPN NBA
Jan 14, 2020

Embiid, Under Armour to launch signature shoe
Joel Embiid will become the only current center in the NBA with a signature shoe when his Under Armour Embiid 1 debuts in the fall.

ESPN NBA
Jan 14, 2020

Zion Williamson's preparation and preservation have no precedent
The NBA has never seen an athlete quite like Zion Williamson -- and it's uncharted territory to preserve this level of explosive ability.

ESPN NBA
Jan 14, 2020

Lue still sour on Cavs firing: 'I won a title there'
Ty Lue, speaking to The Athletic in his first interview since his Cleveland ouster six games into last season, says he deserved better after leading the Cavs to an NBA title.

ESPN NBA
Jan 14, 2020

Pistons' Rose hit with $25K fine for flinging pen
Pistons guard Derrick Rose was fined $25,000 by the NBA on Tuesday for tossing a pen across the court during the end of Detroit's loss to New Orleans.

ESPN NBA
Jan 14, 2020

How Frank Vogel won over the Lakers and their superstars
How has a retread coach made it work inside the league's most treacherous minefield?

ESPN NBA
Jan 14, 2020

Casey benches Drummond for fourth, OT of loss
Dwane Casey benched center Andre Drummond in the fourth quarter and overtime of a loss to the Pelicans, saying it was a message to everyone on the bench.

ESPN NBA
Jan 14, 2020

Love: LeBron's Lakers 'really have a chance'
LeBron James and Kevin Love met on the court Monday for the first time since James departed Cleveland for Los Angeles in free agency, with Love telling ESPN that it feels like his former teammate's new squad "could do something special."

ESPN NBA
Jan 13, 2020

SGA youngest ever with 20-rebound triple-double
At 21 years and 185 days old, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is the youngest player in NBA history with a 20-rebound triple-double, passing Shaquille O'Neal.

ESPN NBA
Jan 13, 2020

DeAndre Jordan is the NBA's $40 million best friend
He's on his fourth team in three seasons, but everyone loves having DJ around.

ESPN NBA
Jan 13, 2020

Rondo has finger fracture; AD misses 3rd straight
Rajon Rondo had an MRI that revealed a fracture in his right ring finger. He's listed as day-to-day.

ESPN NBA
Jan 13, 2020

Cavaliers' Windler out for season with injured leg
The Cavaliers have lost Dylan Windler for the rest of the season because of a lower left leg injury.

ESPN NBA
Jan 12, 2020

Irving returns, leads Nets to easy win vs. Hawks
Kyrie Irving had 21 points, on 10-of-11 shooting, to go along with four rebounds and three assists, leading the Nets to a 108-86 victory over the Hawks Sunday, in his long-awaited Brooklyn return.

ESPN NBA
Jan 12, 2020

NBA Power Rankings: Latest risers and fallers
What has changed in the NBA Power Rankings this week? Our experts rank the best teams in the league, from No. 1 to No. 30.

ESPN NBA
Jan 12, 2020

Raptors star Siakam, Powell return vs. Spurs
Pascal Siakam (groin) and Norman Powell (shoulder) have both been out after suffering injuries in the same game on Dec. 18.

ESPN NBA
Jan 12, 2020

Siakam struggles in return as Raps fall to Spurs
Pascal Siakam (groin) and Norman Powell (shoulder) have both been out after suffering injuries in the same game on Dec. 18.

ESPN NBA
Jan 12, 2020

Siakam tails off in return as Raps fall to Spurs
Pascal Siakam started out hot but struggled late in his first game for the Raptors in weeks.

ESPN NBA
Jan 12, 2020

Irving returns to Nets; Hawks without Young
Kyrie Irving is back for the Brooklyn Nets. Trae Young is out for the Atlanta Hawks.

ESPN NBA
Jan 12, 2020

Beal, Bryant return but Wizards fall short vs. Jazz
Wizards guard Bradley Beal (25 points) and center Thomas Bryant (15) returned to the lineup for the Wizards' loss to visiting Utah on Sunday.

ESPN NBA
Jan 12, 2020

Wizards' Beal, Bryant return against Jazz
Wizards guard Bradley Beal and center Thomas Bryant returned to the lineup for Sunday's game against the Utah Jazz.

ESPN NBA
Jan 12, 2020

Wizards' Beal, Bryant to return against Jazz
Wizards guard Bradley Beal and center Thomas Bryant are returning to the lineup for Sunday's game against the Utah Jazz, according to coach Scott Brooks.

ESPN NBA
Jan 12, 2020

Let's go on a road trip with the NBA-best Bucks
The Milwaukee Bucks won't have another stretch away from home that lasts more than four games. Here's how their season-long odyssey went down.

ESPN NBA
Jan 12, 2020

Rondo, Kuzma lead Lakers with LeBron, AD out
With LeBron James and Anthony Davis out, Rajon Rondo (21 points) and Kyle Kuzma (36 points) helped the Lakers win 125-110 over the Thunder on Saturday.

ESPN NBA
Jan 11, 2020

Torrid Tatum: Jayson leads Celtics over Pelicans
With the Celtics searching for answers in the midst of a three-game losing streak, Jayson Tatum shot 16 of 22 from the field en route to 41 points in an easy 140-105 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday in Boston.

ESPN NBA
Jan 11, 2020

Sources: Kyrie expected to return to Nets Sunday
Kyrie Irving is expected to make his return to the Nets lineup Sunday against the Hawks, league sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

ESPN NBA
Jan 11, 2020

Drummond tossed after throwing ball at Gafford
Pistons big man Andre Drummond was ejected early in the second half of Saturday's game after throwing the ball off the back of Bulls center Daniel Gafford's head.

ESPN NBA
Jan 11, 2020

Harden passes 20K point mark as Rockets cruise
James Harden scored 32 points in three quarters to surpass 20,000, but also turned it over 11 times in the first half Saturday, as the Rockets rolled past the Timberwolves.

ESPN NBA
Jan 11, 2020

Harden passes 20K-point mark as Rockets cruise
James Harden scored 32 points in three quarters to surpass 20,000 but also turned the ball over 11 times in the first half Saturday as the Rockets rolled past the Timberwolves.

ESPN NBA
Jan 11, 2020

LeBron out vs. Thunder with flu-like symptoms
Lakers star LeBron James will not play in Saturday's game against the Thunder because of flu-like symptoms, according to the team.

ESPN NBA
Jan 11, 2020

Which player had the best sneakers in the NBA during Week 12?
Russell Westbrook makes his triumphant return to Oklahoma City as a member of the Houston Rockets in this edition of Kicks of the Week.

ESPN NBA
Jan 11, 2020

Kawhi, Rivers say star's health trending upward
Kawhi Leonard, who said he is feeling better while managing knee soreness, lifted the Clippers to a win over the stubborn Warriors on Friday night.

ESPN NBA
Jan 11, 2020

Milestone in 'marathon': LeBron passes MJ again
LeBron James passed Michael Jordan for fourth place on the all-time field goals made list Friday night in the Lakers' victory over the Mavericks.

ESPN NBA
Jan 11, 2020

Luka takes frustration out on jersey in Mavs' loss
Mavericks star Luka Doncic struggled to deal with his frustration during a 129-114 loss to the Lakers on Friday night, as did coach Rick Carlisle, who was ejected.

ESPN NBA
Jan 11, 2020

Nets halt losing skid as healthier days loom ahead
The Brooklyn Nets secured their first victory since Dec. 21 as the team awaits the return of Kyrie Irving, Wilson Chandler and Garrett Temple.

ESPN NBA
Jan 10, 2020

For now, the Zion show is still a pregame-only affair
The No. 1 overall pick delighted fans with a dunk exhibition before tipoff at Madison Square Garden as he gets closer to extending that show to game action.

ESPN NBA
Jan 10, 2020

For now, the Zion Williamson show is still a pregame-only affair
The No. 1 overall pick delighted fans with a dunk exhibition before tipoff at Madison Square Garden as he gets closer to extending that show to game action.

ESPN NBA
Jan 10, 2020

George won't travel with Clips for Nuggets game
Paul George will not travel to Denver with the LA Clippers this weekend and miss at least two games with a strained left hamstring.

ESPN NBA
Jan 10, 2020

Injured Davis skipping Lakers' quick 2-game trip
Anthony Davis didn't play against Dallas in the opener of a road back-to-back after the Los Angeles Lakers star bruised his buttocks against the New York Knicks.

ESPN NBA
Jan 10, 2020

Lakers' Davis out vs. Mavs as 2-game trip opens
Anthony Davis won't play against Dallas in the opener of a road back-to-back after the Los Angeles Lakers star bruised his buttocks against the New York Knicks.

ESPN NBA
Jan 10, 2020

Sources: Lakers extend Pelinka amid promotion
The Lakers are extending the contract of Rob Pelinka, sources told ESPN on Friday, the same day the team announced he is adding vice president of basketball operations to his general manager title.

ESPN NBA
Jan 10, 2020

Heat's Butler, Pacers' Warren fined for altercation
Miami's Jimmy Butler and Indiana's T.J. Warren each were fined for exchanging bumps and gestures during Wednesday's game, with Butler's fine being $10,000 more for "escalating the incident on social media."

ESPN NBA
Jan 10, 2020

Sources: Siakam hopes to return next week
Raptors' forward Pascal Siakam hasn't played since Dec. 18 when he injured his groin but hopes to return to the lineup next week according to sources.

ESPN NBA
Jan 10, 2020

KD defends legacy, Nets in Twitter exchanges
Kevin Durant defended his legacy and decision to join the Nets by engaging with media members on Twitter this week.

ESPN NBA
Jan 10, 2020

OKC welcomes back Westbrook with MVP cheers
The Thunder welcomed Russell Westbrook back to Oklahoma City with a tribute video, while fans roared and chanted "MVP!"

ESPN NBA
Jan 10, 2020

Westbrook returns to OKC: 'Felt like I was home'
Oklahoma City and Russell Westbrook held an emotional reunion in his return Thursday night, with a crowd Westbrook called "the best fans in the world" greeting him with "MVP" cheers.

ESPN NBA
Jan 10, 2020

The Celtics have a big 76ers problem
Even with Joel Embiid out, Philadelphia's size befuddled Boston, which has lost all three meetings between the teams this season.

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