Month: December 2019

8:33 PM ET LA Clippers point guard Patrick Beverley is expected to miss a few games with a right wrist sprain because of a sprained right wrist, league sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Beverley, whom the Clippers have already ruled out of Tuesday’s game against Sacramento, was injured Saturday against the Utah Jazz, but X-rays
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7:57 AM ET Golden State Warriors guard D’Angelo Russell will miss Tuesday’s game against the Spurs because of a left shoulder contusion. Russell suffered the injury in Saturday’s loss to the Mavericks. He also is battling a flu bug that has affected multiple members of the team. Center Willie Cauley-Stein also is dealing with the
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12:46 AM ET Eric WoodyardESPN CHICAGO — Only one NBA team will enter 2020 with 30 wins under their belt: the Milwaukee Bucks. Following Monday’s 123-102 victory over the Chicago Bulls, the Bucks reached 30 wins in the earliest calendar date since December 1980, when both the Philadelphia 76ers and Phoenix Suns accomplished the feat,
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2:42 AM ET LOS ANGELES — Anthony Davis said there’s a simple solution to keeping the Los Angeles Lakers atop the league standings: lockdown defense. “We just had to find ourselves again,” Davis said after the Lakers’ 108-95 win over the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday. “We were able to get back to what we do
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6:54 PM ET Andrew LopezESPN NEW ORLEANS — Houston Rockets guard James Harden missed his first game of the season Sunday night with a toe sprain. “He probably could [play], but given the circumstances it’s better that he doesn’t,” coach Mike D’Antoni said before the game. “He’s banged up a little bit.” With Russell Westbrook
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1:37 PM ET Associated Press He left Cleveland for Miami, finally became a champion, went back to his beloved northeast Ohio, delivered on another title promise, then left for the Los Angeles Lakers and the next challenge. He played in eight straight finals. No NBA player won more games or more MVP awards over the
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Wilson Chandler is a unique NBA player. He’s more willing to speak with the media than most, and when asked a thoughtful question, he’ll provide an even more thoughtful response. Since the summer, Chandler has tweeted and discussed his thoughts on many topics that are somewhere between sports and societal issues. So this writer had
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Here’s a look at the top poachables in the NBA right now — guys who are showing signs and worth targeting but don’t currently have a clear path to minutes. There are a group of players in the NBA that I call the poachables. They’re guys who are, for one reason or another, kind of
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2:54 PM ET Giannis Antetokounmpo will sit for a second straight game Saturday as his Milwaukee Bucks host the Orlando Magic. The NBA’s reigning MVP missed Friday’s victory over the Atlanta Hawks due to back soreness. He will now have an additional two days of rest before the team’s next game on Monday at the
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1:54 PM ET Houston Rockets guard Eric Gordon is expected to play in Sunday’s game against the New Orleans Pelicans after missing nearly seven weeks because of a knee injury. Gordon practiced with the Rockets on Friday, but coach Mike D’Antoni said Gordon would not play Saturday against the Brooklyn Nets — the first game
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There’s a certain variation of comfortability in rookies who make the transition to the NBA. The Memphis Grizzlies have two from this past year’s draft: No. 2 overall pick Ja Morant and No. 21 Brandon Clarke. Both have been impactful, both have shown flashes of the potential — yet each impacts the game in different
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1:11 AM ET DALLAS — The right ankle that Mavericks superstar Luka Doncic sprained two weeks earlier felt fine during his return. His lungs were another story. “I’m not going to lie, I was pretty tired going to the end of the game,” Doncic said after the Mavs’ 102-98 win over the San Antonio Spurs
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As Zion Williamson continues his rehabilitation from preseason knee surgery, the New Orleans Pelicans reportedly tinkering with his biomechanics. This is good for both the athlete and team. Rookie phenom Zion Williamson has yet to step foot on the court for an official NBA game, though according to ESPN’s Jorge Sedano, that may change soon after
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10:15 PM ET Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal left Thursday night’s 132-102 loss to the Detroit Pistons with right lower leg soreness, head coach Scott Brooks said. Beal exited with 5 minutes, 50 seconds remaining in the third quarter. The Wizards trailed 89-60 when Beal left, and Brooks said the team opted to leave him
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