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4:32 PM ET Tim BontempsESPN NEW YORK — Luka Doncic came into Madison Square Garden today wearing a Philadelphia Eagles jersey — a payment on a lost bet to his former teammate, Jalen Brunson, whom he and the Mavericks faced for the first time here Saturday afternoon since Brunson signed with the Knicks as a
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10:10 PM ET MILWAUKEE — LeBron James moved past Magic Johnson on the NBA’s all-time assists list while wearing a Los Angeles Lakers uniform Friday, but he knows his place in the pecking order when it comes to Laker lore. “To know that I’m in the conversation or about to get to a point that
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3:12 PM ET PLAYA VISTA, Calif. — Kawhi Leonard and Paul George returned to LA Clippers‘ practice Friday and are on the verge of returning to action. Coach Ty Lue said the two Clippers likely will be considered questionable for Saturday’s game against Sacramento depending on how they both feel after Friday’s practice. Leonard has
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11:58 AM ET After rehabilitating offseason wrist surgery, Milwaukee Bucks All-Star forward Khris Middleton plans to make his season debut Friday against the Los Angeles Lakers, sources told ESPN. Middleton, who had a procedure in July to repair torn ligaments, returns with the Bucks (15-5) holding onto second place in the Eastern Conference behind the
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8:08 PM ET ESPN News Services Atlanta starting forwards De’Andre Hunter and John Collins will be out for a stretch of games after they were hurt in Wednesday’s 125-108 victory over the Orlando Magic. The Hawks said Hunter will miss at least one week after an MRI revealed a right hip flexor strain. The injury-plagued
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9:02 PM ET Associated Press NEW YORK — Amazon CEO Andy Jassy said Wednesday the company does not have plans to stop selling the antisemitic film that gained notoriety recently after Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving tweeted out an Amazon link to it. Pressure has been mounting on Amazon to discontinue sale of the film,
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12:33 AM ET DALLAS — The full list of 40-point triple-doubles in the NBA this season: Luka Doncic 3, the rest of the league 0. “It’s getting boring,” Dallas Mavericks coach Jason Kidd said after Doncic’s 41-point, 12-rebound, 12-assist performance in Tuesday’s 116-113 win over the Golden State Warriors. “I mean, let’s see something different.
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1:48 PM ET Minnesota Timberwolves All-Star forward Karl-Anthony Towns is out indefinitely with a right calf strain, the team announced Tuesday. Sources told ESPN that Towns is expected to miss four to six weeks with the injury. After initial fears of a significant injury when he left Monday night’s 142-127 loss to Washington in the
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3:47 AM ET LOS ANGELES — After the Lakers failed to protect a 17-point lead with less than 10 minutes remaining in the fourth quarter on Monday, eventually losing 116-115 on a buzzer-beating 3 by Indiana Pacers rookie Andrew Nembhard, first-year coach Darvin Ham took the blame. “That falls on me,” Ham said of L.A.’s
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9:11 PM ET Minnesota Timberwolves All-Star forward Karl-Anthony Towns will undergo an MRI on his right calf on Tuesday, but there is early optimism that he might have avoided a substantial injury to his lower right leg, sources told ESPN on Monday night. Towns suffered a noncontact injury turning to run down the floor on
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12:44 AM ET Jamal CollierESPN MILWAUKEE — After the Milwaukee Bucks secured a 124-115 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday night, Mavs star Luka Doncic had some high praise for former two-time MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo, calling him the best player in the league. “It’s hard to go against a guy like that,” Doncic said.
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9:23 PM ET Kendra AndrewsESPN MINNEAPOLIS — Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green was not happy when he got slapped with a technical foul in the waning seconds of the Warriors’ 137-114 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday evening. Green, who finished the game with 19 points and 11 assists for his first double-double
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