12:06 AM ET Associated Press CHICAGO — The Portland Trail Blazers got a feel-good moment before the game when they face-timed with Jusuf Nurkic and followed that up with an easy victory. Considering the circumstances, it was definitely not a bad night. Seth Curry scored a season-high 20 points and the Trail Blazers beat the
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3:44 PM ET LeBron James is out for Wednesday night’s game at Utah, the Lakers announced. James played Tuesday against the Washington Wizards at Staples Center and had 23 points, 14 assists and seven rebounds in a 124-106 win. Sunday against the Sacramento Kings, he recorded his eighth triple-double of the season (and 81st of
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12:24 AM ET MILWAUKEE — Chris Paul had a message for MVP voters Tuesday night: The Houston Rockets‘ 108-94 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks shouldn’t matter when ballots are cast. Paul admits that he’s biased in his belief that his Rockets co-star James Harden should repeat as MVP. But he was adamant that Harden’s relative
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3:49 PM ET Associated Press NEW ORLEANS — The New Orleans Pelicans say guard Jrue Holiday has had surgery to repair a core muscle injury and won’t play again this season. The Pelicans say Holiday had the procedure done in Philadelphia on Tuesday by Dr. William Meyers, who is known as a sports hernia specialist.
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3:52 AM ET PORTLAND, Ore. — Portland Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic suffered compound fractures to the tibia and fibula of his lower left leg in a double-overtime win against the Brooklyn Nets on Monday night and will be out indefinitely. Nurkic was jumping for a rebound and came down awkwardly in a tangle of
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In this week’s 2019 NBA Mock Draft, we break down the conference tournaments and preview how March Madness might affect the draft. As always, projected standings are based upon FiveThirtyEight’s CARM-Elo rankings. This version of the mock uses projections as of March 18, with the Knicks firmly in place as the worst team in the
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11:01 PM ET Jimmer Fredette, now playing for the Phoenix Suns, got a standing ovation Monday when he checked into their game against the Jazz in Utah. Fredette is a hometown favorite in Utah, where was the National Player of the Year at BYU in 2010-11. Fredette led the NCAA’s Division I in scoring, averaging
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2:35 PM ET Associated Press NEW YORK — Cal Ramsey, who starred at NYU in the 1950s and went on to play and broadcast for the New York Knicks, died Monday. He was 81. The Knicks said he died of cardiac arrest at The Riverside Premier Rehabilitation and Healing Center in Manhattan. After his playing
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1:53 AM ET LOS ANGELES — With the playoffs already out of the picture, LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers played for pride in Sunday’s 111-106 win over the Sacramento Kings — and to appease the mythical basketball gods. “I would never cheat myself,” James told Spectrum SportsNet in his on-court interview after recording
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1:21 AM ET Kyrie Irving appeared to question Brad Stevens’ coaching strategy after Kemba Walker scored 18 of his game-high 36 points in the fourth quarter to rally Charlotte to a 124-117 victory over the Celtics. The Hornets closed Saturday night’s home game on a 30-5 run that included all 18 of Walker’s fourth-quarter points.
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8:41 PM ET Ramona Shelburne Close ESPN Senior Writer Senior writer for ESPN.com Spent seven years at the Los Angeles Daily News Paula Lavigne Close ESPN Staff Writer Data analyst and reporter for ESPN’s Enterprise and Investigative Unit. Winner, 2014 Alfred I. duPont Columbia University Award; finalist, 2012 IRE broadcast award; winner, 2011 Gannett Foundation
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8:45 PM ET OAKLAND, Calif. — Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry will not play Saturday night against the Dallas Mavericks after being given the game off to rest. “Rick [Celebrini, Warriors director of Sports Medicine and Performance] and I have been talking about it the last couple weeks,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said before
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2:17 PM ET The San Antonio Spurs are nearing a deal with veteran Donatas Motiejunas, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Motiejunas, 28, last played in the NBA in 2017 for the New Orleans Pelicans. He has spent the past two seasons playing in China. San Antonio (42-31) has lost two straight after winning nine in
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1:49 AM ET LOS ANGELES — After the Los Angeles Lakers missed the playoffs only five times in the first 65 years of the franchise’s existence, Friday’s 111-106 loss to the Brooklyn Nets officially eliminated them from postseason contention for the sixth straight year. At 31-41, L.A. is now a game worse than it was
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You can be forgiven if James Harden’s 57-point, 8-assist, 7-rebound performance Wednesday didn’t exactly capture your attention. It was against the lowly Memphis Grizzlies. Harden scored nearly half his points against Justin Holiday, not exactly known as a defensive stopper. Oh, and the Rockets still lost. Still, nothing takes the shine off a legendary game
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