Month: December 2020

LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 04: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images) Bills Mafia will return just in time
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8:38 PM ET LOS ANGELES — Kawhi Leonard will play for the LA Clippers on Wednesday for the first time since suffering a mouth laceration on Christmas night. Clippers head coach Ty Lue said Leonard will return against the Portland Trail Blazers after a two-game absence due to the mouth injury suffered at Denver last
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11:23 PM ET Becky Hammon made history on Wednesday, becoming the first woman to act as head coach during an NBA regular season game. The San Antonio assistant coach filled in for head coach Gregg Popovich after he was ejected in the first half of the Spurs’ 121-107 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers. Popovich
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6:55 PM ET Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS — Longtime Indiana Pacers executive Donnie Walsh, the architect of the franchise’s turnaround, announced his retirement on Wednesday. “Over my 30-year relationship with Donnie, I have been amazed to watch him help lead this organization to what it has become,” team owner Herb Simon said in a statement. “He
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MIAMI, FLORIDA – DECEMBER 29: Brook Lopez #11 and Giannis Antetokounmpo #34 of the Milwaukee Bucks celebrate a play against the Miami Heat during the first quarter at American Airlines Arena on December 29, 2020 in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User
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Four years into his NBA career, Ben Simmons remains somewhat of an enigma. That’s what makes him so fascinating moving forward. What is Ben Simmons? Is he a point guard? A power forward? A point forward? Does it matter? What sounds like a philosophical quandary may go a long way toward determining whether the Philadelphia
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8:52 PM ET NEW YORK — Memphis Grizzlies star point guard Ja Morant left the Barclays Center court area in a wheelchair Monday night after spraining his left ankle in the second quarter. The team announced he would not return to the game. Morant went up to attempt to block Brooklyn forward Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot‘s shot
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Trae Young called out Grayson Allen on Twitter for allegedly tripping him during Saturday’s Atlanta Hawks-Memphis Grizzlies game. During the NBA preseason, Atlanta Hawks star point guard Trae Young got acquainted with Memphis Grizzlies guard Grayson Allen. And by acquainted, we mean that Young shoved Allen and created a brief scuffle between both teams. The
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12:31 PM ET NEW YORK — Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie has been diagnosed with a partially torn right ACL, the team announced on Monday. He is scheduled to have surgery next week. Dinwiddie was injured in the third quarter of Sunday night’s game against the Charlotte Hornets when he drove against Bismack Biyombo and
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Karl-Anthony Towns sounds like an entirely different person after the emotional and mental trauma he’s endured during the pandemic.  While 2020 has been a never-ending stream of constant irritation for most, Minnesota Timberwolves superstar Karl-Anthony Towns has suffered some incalcuable losses over this year, as seven of his relatives, including his mother Jackie, have passed
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