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8:06 PM ET The LA Clippers have joined the pursuit of Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving, sources told ESPN on Saturday. The Los Angeles Lakers, Dallas Mavericks and Phoenix Suns — among others — have been engaging with the Nets since Irving’s trade demand Friday, sources said. And now the Clippers — who’ve been in
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10:58 PM ET Kendra AndrewsESPN SAN FRANCISCO — Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry left Saturday’s game against the Dallas Mavericks at the end of the third quarter after suffering an apparent left knee injury. Curry sustained the injury with 2:01 left in the quarter when his left knee collided with the right knee of
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9:08 PM ET Associated Press NEW ORLEANS — LeBron James moved 36 points away from breaking the NBA career scoring record in the Los Angeles Lakers‘ 131-126 loss to New Orleans on Saturday night that ended the Pelicans’ losing streak at 10 games. James had 27 points to go with nine rebounds and six assists
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10:29 PM ET Associated Press NEW YORK — The NBA suspended Orlando’s Mo Bamba for four games and Minnesota’s Austin Rivers for three games for their roles in an on-court altercation on Friday night. Jalen Suggs of the Magic will miss one game, the league said, for escalating the incident. The league announced the suspensions
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1:41 PM ET NEW YORK — One day after he requested a trade, Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving did not play in Saturday’s 125-123 win over the Washington Wizards because of right calf soreness. On Friday, Irving told the Nets he wants out of Brooklyn ahead of Thursday’s trade deadline after failing to negotiate terms
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Feb 3, 2023 Tim BontempsESPN The NBA on Friday suspended the Grizzlies‘ Dillon Brooks for one game and fined the Cavaliers‘ Donovan Mitchell $20,000 for their roles in an altercation that got them both ejected from Thursday night’s game in Cleveland. Midway through the third quarter of Cleveland’s 128-113 victory, Brooks rolled into Mitchell’s leg
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10:25 PM ET Associated Press Michael Malone might coach Nikola Jokic in the All-Star Game. He might get the rare chance to coach against him, too. Malone and the staff of the Denver Nuggets have clinched their trip to Salt Lake City for All-Star weekend. Malone will coach Team LeBron — the team that will
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Jan 31, 2023 NEW YORK — As the fanfare for LeBron James‘ quest for the NBA’s all-time scoring record reached a fever pitch Tuesday — playing in the world’s most famous arena in the city where the longtime No. 1 scorer, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, was born — James made his mark with his passing. James dished
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Jan 31, 2023 Associated Press Paolo Banchero‘s rookie season will include a trip to NBA All-Star Weekend. The Orlando Magic forward and No. 1 pick in last year’s draft was announced Tuesday as a participant in this year’s Rising Stars Game, to be held in Salt Lake City on Feb. 17, two nights before the
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Jan 31, 2023 Meyers Leonard, a former first-round NBA draft pick who hasn’t played in the league since 2021 after using an antisemitic slur during a video game livestream, told ESPN there are “no excuses” for what he did, but that he expects to play in the NBA again. “I feel like I’m living in
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7:50 PM ET Phoenix Suns star Devin Booker, sidelined the past five weeks because of a left groin strain, could return as soon as Tuesday against the Brooklyn Nets, sources told ESPN. Editor’s Picks 2 Related Booker has been ramping up his on-court work, and is expected to join the Suns at the start of
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12:44 PM ET Stranded in an ice storm in Dallas, the Detroit Pistons have been unable to fly home to host a Wednesday night game against the Washington Wizards — which has led to its postponement. Thousands of flights have been grounded in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, and there’s a possibility that the Pistons, who
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7:05 AM ET The Boston Celtics didn’t look like a first-place team for most of last week with three losses to lower-tier teams in the New York Knicks, Miami Heat and even a lopsided defeat to the Orlando Magic. They were on the verge of dropping their fourth straight to the Los Angeles Lakers on
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