Month: November 2019

12:48 AM ET Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. — Carmelo Anthony had 23 points and 11 rebounds and the Portland Trail Blazers downed Chicago 107-103 on Friday night for their second victory over the Bulls this week. Damian Lillard added 28 points for the Blazers, who have won three straight after four consecutive losses. Hassan Whiteside
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7:10 AM ET NBA Insiders Nearly a quarter of the way into the NBA season, a hotly-contested and deep MVP race is already shaping up featuring established stars and one rising phenom. Do recent winners James Harden and Giannis Antetokounmpo have an edge? How do Los Angeles Lakers‘ teammates Anthony Davis and LeBron James fit
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Ivy Leaguers are hard to come by in professional basketball. Coming into this season, there have only been 45 players in NBA history whose alma mater come from Ivy League schools. The most notable names among them have been Bill Bradley (Princeton), Rudy LaRusso (Dartmouth), Chris Dudley (Yale) and, of course, the most recent one,
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10:32 PM ET Andrew LopezESPN NEW ORLEANS — As the lights dimmed in the Smoothie King Center for the national anthem and a calm came over the crowd, one New Orleans Pelicans fan let Anthony Davis know exactly what he thought about his return to the city he once called home. “AD’s a sellout!” It
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2:52 AM ET SAN FRANCISCO — Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr cut his right hand during Wednesday night’s 104-90 win over the Chicago Bulls after breaking a clipboard in frustration. Kerr made light of the situation after the game, as he wore a bandaid on his hand while speaking to reporters at the podium.
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In 127 total regular season games with Kyrie Irving, the Boston Celtics were 78-49. Without him, they were 26-15 – not setting the world on fire, but good nonetheless. The bulk of those 41 games without Irving came in his injury-shortened 2017-18. That’s the team that came within one game of knocking off LeBron James
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6:45 PM ET Kyrie Irving will miss Friday’s game against the Boston Celtics in Brooklyn, the Nets announced Thursday, the eighth game Irving has missed due to a right shoulder impingement. Irving did not make the Nets’ most recent road-trip, including a game in Boston on Wednesday night. His absence was noted by fans in
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With a game that transcends categorization and convention, Bam Adebayo is carving out a niche as one of the best big men in the NBA. Alvin Gentry did not want to talk about Bam Adebayo. The Pelicans head coach didn’t brush off the question, didn’t act put upon in any way. But when asked about
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3:20 AM ET NEW ORLEANS — Late in the Los Angeles Lakers‘ 114-110 win over the New Orleans Pelicans in Anthony Davis‘ homecoming Wednesday, LeBron James visited the ESPN broadcast table to express his disappointment with a call that was being reviewed. With the Lakers leading the Pelicans 108-107 with 1:22 left in the fourth
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7:55 PM ET New Orleans Pelicans guard Lonzo Ball will not play in Wednesday’s home game against the Los Angeles Lakers, coach Alvin Gentry told reporters. Ball was sent home from practice Tuesday because of a stomach virus. Wednesday would’ve been Ball’s first game against his former team. He’s averaging 11.1 points and 5.7 assists
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Peruse the NBA leaderboard for the season and you will by-and-large find the usual suspects near the top. The Utah Jazz and Milwaukee Bucks are first and second in defensive rating. The Bucks and the Houston Rockets are both sitting squarely in the top five in offensive rating. All is as expected in the association.
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12:34 AM ET Eric WoodyardESPN CHICAGO — There was a 376-day gap between Carmelo Anthony‘s last NBA game before joining the Portland Trail Blazers on a non-guaranteed contract on Nov. 19. Four games into his comeback, the veteran treated his wife, LaLa Anthony, to a vintage performance with a season-best 25 points and eight boards
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Factoring in their expectations, the Philadelphia 76ers’ season hasn’t exactly gone par for the course. It hasn’t all been bad; At 11-5, just two games back of the Milwaukee Bucks for the top spot in the Eastern Conference, the team is about where most expected them to be. That gap could be even smaller, had
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1:17 AM ET SAN ANTONIO — LeBron James banked in his first 3-pointer of the night and swished his fourth to move past Peja Stojakovic for No. 18 on the all-time 3-pointers list in the Los Angeles Lakers’ 114-104 win over the San Antonio Spurs on Monday. It turns out the Spurs are partly responsible
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