Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns. (Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports) Errol Spence Jr. vs. Yordenis Ugás live results and highlights by Jeremy Herriges The fathers of Ja Morant and Karl-Anthony Towns shared some friendly banter after Game 1 between the Grizzlies and Timberwolves. Ja Morant and Karl-Anthony Towns have a rivalry on the court to worry
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Kyrie Irving, Brooklyn Nets, Jaylen Brown, Boston Celtics. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images) Jayson Tatum game winner: Celtics steal show from Kyrie Irving, Nets by Mark Powell Brooklyn Nets star guard Kyrie Irving absolutely hates everything about the Boston Celtics. The pure unrivaled disdain Kyrie Irving of the Brooklyn Nets has for the Boston Celtics is
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1:55 PM ET Adrian Wojnarowski Close Senior NBA Insider Host of The Woj Pod Joined ESPN in 2017 Tim MacMahon Close ESPN Staff Writer Joined ESPNDallas.com in September 2009 Covers the Dallas Cowboys and Dallas Mavericks Appears regularly on ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM DALLAS — Dallas Mavericks superstar Luka Doncic remains unlikely to play in
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A woman chained herself to the basket during Game 1 of the Memphis Grizzlies’ playoff series vs. the Minnesota Timberwolves. For the second postseason round in a row, the NBA has to deal with protestors interrupting Minnesota Timberwolves games, as a woman chained herself to the back of the basket during Game 1 of their playoff series
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9:00 AM ET Mark Fainaru-Wada Close ESPN Staff Writer Investigative reporter for ESPN’s Enterprise and Investigative Unit since 2007 Co-author of New York Times best-selling books “League of Denial” and “Game of Shadows” Co-winner, 2004 George Polk Award Steve Fainaru Close ESPN Senior Writer Winner, 2008 Pulitzer Prize in International Reporting Four-time first-place winner in
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Apr 12, 2022; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Los Angeles Clippers guard Reggie Jackson (1) locks arms and has words with Minnesota Timberwolves guard Patrick Beverley (22) after a whistle during the first quarter of a play-in game at Target Center. Mandatory Credit: Nick Wosika-USA TODAY Sports Watch: Kyrie Irving explains being able to play while fasting
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David Fizdale, Los Angeles Lakers. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) The Los Angeles Lakers will likely replace former head coach Frank Vogel after three seasons. With Frank Vogel likely out, the Los Angeles Lakers need to find a new head coach to lead them. The Lakers failed spectacularly this season. Not only did the lineup age horribly,
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Apr 10, 2022; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Milwaukee Bucks guard Jrue Holiday (21) reacts with teammates after leaving the game after just eight seconds played in the first quarter against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports Watch Scottie Scheffler put on the Green Jacket after winning The Masters by
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Matisse Thybulle, #22, Philadelphia 76ers, (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images) Watch: Patrick Beverley ejected from T’Wolves season finale, tells ref ‘you’re trash’ by Scott Rogust The Philadelphia 76ers will be without Matisse Thybulle once they play the Raptors in Toronto in the first-round. The Philadelphia 76ers clinched the No. 4 seed in the Eastern Conference,
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6:46 PM ET DALLAS — Dallas Mavericks superstar Luka Doncic avoided a one-game suspension when the NBA rescinded the technical foul called on him during Friday night’s blowout win over the Portland Trail Blazers. The league office made the determination Saturday after a review of what would have been Doncic’s 16th technical foul of the
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9:36 PM ET DALLAS — Mavericks superstar Luka Doncic will be suspended for Sunday’s regular-season finale unless the NBA office rescinds the technical foul called against him after the first quarter of Friday night’s 128-78 win over the Portland Trail Blazers. It was officially Doncic’s 16th technical foul of the season, triggering an automatic one-game
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Despite his longtime Philadelphia 76ers ties, Sixers legend Julius Irving (Dr. J) picked Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic over 76ers big man Joel Embiid.  As the NBA season draws to a close, MVP votes are being cast by all who watch the game. Three big men continue to dominate this conversation—Giannis Antetokounmpo, Joel Embiid, and
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With the NBA season almost finished, which players distinguished themselves most this year on the defensive end? Accurately evaluating NBA defense is an almost impossible endeavor, and opinions of individual defenders depend largely on the eye of the beholder. There are so many little things that happen (or don’t) within a possession that can fly
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Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (6): Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports The NBA Playoffs are right around the corner, but there is still a lot that must be settled before we get there. That doesn’t mean it’s too early to make some bold predictions about what’s going to happen. It’s been a wild NBA season.
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1:02 AM ET Kendra AndrewsESPN SAN FRANCISCO — The Golden State Warriors have been coy about how much they’ve been watching the Western Conference standings. Some have admitted to monitoring them. Others have said they’re an afterthought. But, heading into Saturday’s game against the Utah Jazz, there was not one person in Golden State’s locker
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Giannis Antetokounmpo is the new all-time leading scorer in Milwaukee Bucks franchise history by surpassing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. It was only a matter of time, but it finally happened, as Giannis Antetokounmpo finally overtook Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to become the all-time leading scorer in Milwaukee Bucks franchise history. Antetokounmpo is averaging a career-best 30.1 points per game in
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2:18 PM ET Andrew LopezESPN Four-time NBA champion Manu Ginobili, five-time NBA All-Star Tim Hardaway, three-time WNBA champion and two-time gold medalist Swin Cash, and five-time WNBA All-Star and three-time NBA champion Lindsay Whalen highlighted the 13-member Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2022 that was announced Saturday. Other honorees included two-time NCAA
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8:57 AM ET Brooklyn Nets guard Ben Simmons has filed a grievance to challenge the nearly $20 million of salary withheld to him by the Philadelphia 76ers this season, setting up a potentially significant showdown, sources told ESPN on Saturday. The grievance — which will now go to an arbitration process — could have larger
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With six regular-season games left, Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo could win his first ever scoring title. Fresh off surpassing the iconic Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for most points scored in Milwaukee Bucks history, Giannis Antetokounmpo stands a real chance at winning his first ever scoring title. The two-time MVP and reigning NBA champion is averaging 30.1 points
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8:00 AM ET New Los Angeles Lakers are typically brought to owner Jeanie Buss’ second-floor office overlooking the practice floor at the team’s training facility. And with good reason: On a specially designed credenza under a wide window sit 11 Larry O’Brien trophies — the centerpieces of the building and the sources of constant motivation
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1:28 AM ET NEW YORK — Giannis Antetokounmpo became the Milwaukee Bucks‘ all-time leading scorer on Thursday night by delivering the type of unbelievable performance that has defined his star-studded career. Antetokounmpo broke Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar‘s franchise mark of 14,211 points, scoring 44 points on Thursday to move his total to 14,216. As
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Illinois basketball career now entering the rearview, star big man Kofi Cockburn is eyeing his NBA future and perhaps a Fighting Illini reunion.  Kofi Cockburn wants to play basketball in the state of Illinois next year. Ideally, it will be in Chicago with the NBA Bulls alongside his former college teammate at Illinois, Ayo Dosunmu.
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Elsa Hasch /Allsport The Miami Heat have a history of growth and have seen some NBA legends stick around. Some legends, however, have made appearances so quickly you may have forgotten they played for the Heat. Some extremely talented NBA players have played for the Miami Heat, including current forward Jimmy Butler and future Hall-of-Famers
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The Cleveland Cavaliers have been one of the NBA’s biggest surprises this season and have now introduced a new reward for grit: The Junkyard Dog Chain The Cleveland Cavaliers have not been very good lately. They have gone  6-10 since the All-Star Break, and are now in the seventh seed where they would be forced
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Mar 26, 2022; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Indiana Pacers forward Oshae Brissett (12) drives to the basket against Toronto Raptors center Khem Birch (24) during the first quarter at Scotiabank Arena. Mandatory Credit: Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports March Madness bracket update 2022: Who does Villanova play in Final Four? by John Buhler Jay Wright contract: How
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CLEVELAND, OHIO – FEBRUARY 20: LeBron James #6 of Team LeBron looks on during the 2022 NBA All-Star Game at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse on February 20, 2022 in Cleveland, Ohio. 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
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With New York City athletes now allowed to perform without having the COVID-19 vaccine, Yankees star Aaron Judge commented on the issue.  The COVID-19 vaccine has become politically polarizing, even in the world of sports. Many athletes have tried to keep their vaccination status to themselves, evidenced by the Aaron Rodgers debacle in which he
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Mar 23, 2022; Memphis, Tennessee, USA; Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant (7) controls the ball as Memphis Grizzlies guard Desmond Bane (22) defends during the first half at FedExForum. Mandatory Credit: Petre Thomas-USA TODAY Sports USMNT vs Mexico: How Americans could qualify for World Cup tonight by Mark Powell Two young NBA players are making
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6:05 PM ET Adrian Wojnarowski Close Senior NBA Insider Host of The Woj Pod Joined ESPN in 2017 Jeff Passan Close ESPN ESPN MLB insiderAuthor of “The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports” The progress toward further changes to New York City’s private-sector vaccine mandate has inspired confidence that
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8:00 AM ET Tim MacMahon Close ESPN Staff Writer Joined ESPNDallas.com in September 2009 Covers the Dallas Cowboys and Dallas Mavericks Appears regularly on ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM Kevin Pelton Close ESPN Senior Writer Co-author, Pro Basketball Prospectus series Formerly a consultant with the Indiana Pacers Developed WARP rating and SCHOENE system For a guy
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10:04 PM ET Andrew LopezESPN New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson has tried to keep a low profile on social media while rehabbing his fractured right foot that has kept him out the entire 2021-22 season. That changed on Tuesday night. Williamson posted a 5-second clip to his Instagram story showing him at the Pelicans’
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1:36 PM ET NEW YORK — As the Brooklyn Nets prepare for the final 11 games of the regular season, center Andre Drummond offered an interesting perspective on how he hopes the team approaches the stretch run. “Got to treat this s— like pickup,” Drummond said, laughing, after Sunday’s practice. “Just take the best five
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6:23 PM ET Jamal CollierESPN MINNEAPOLIS — A small fracas in the game Saturday between the Milwaukee Bucks and Minnesota Timberwolves led to a pair of ejections midway through the first quarter. Bucks forward Serge Ibaka and Wolves forward Taurean Prince were face-to-face after fighting for positioning following a free throw from Karl-Anthony Towns, when
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Warriors head coach Steve Kerr confronted Celtics guard Marcus Smart for two dangerous plays involving Steph Curry and Klay Thompson.  Draymond Green and Juan Toscano-Anderson may not consider Celtics guard Marcus Smart to have played dirty against them, but that doesn’t mean the Warriors-Celtics game was free from confrontation. The Celtics defeated the Warriors 110-88, but
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Lakers point guard Russell Westbrook says he doesn’t care about trash talk, but Timberwolves Patrick Beverly and Karl-Anthony Towns couldn’t help but talk. The trash-talking NBA players endure beyond the confines of the game tend to cross the line, as the Russell Westbrook situation has proven in Los Angeles. Westbrook has been a mind-boggling disappointment
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Los Angeles Clippers shooter Reggie Jackson tripped up Russell Westbrook in the most embarrassing way before scoring 3 soon after.  When Reggie Jackson and Russell Westbrook both played in Oklahoma City, it was Jackson who played behind Westbrook. Now that both point guards are in Los Angeles—for the Clippers and Lakers, respectively—it’s Jackson who was
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1:48 AM ET MINNEAPOLIS — As fans showered the Minnesota Timberwolves starters with thunderous applause when they exited the game late in a blowout win, Karl-Anthony Towns raised one hand and waved toward the Los Angeles Lakers‘ bench, gesturing by opening and closing his hand several times. There was noticeable trash talking during the Timberwolves’
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Brooklyn Nets point guard Kyrie Irving joins the historic 60 Point Club, but he is still far from being the NBA’s most prolific member.  Even though Kyrie Irving hasn’t played much in the 2021-22 season, the Nets shooter has still managed to make NBA history in the team’s 150-point victory over the Orlando Magic. Irving added
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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – FEBRUARY 24: Ben Simmons #10 of the Brooklyn Nets looks on during the first half against the Boston Celtics at Barclays Center on February 24, 2022 in New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to
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3:07 PM ET Milwaukee Bucks forward DeAndre’ Bembry is feared to have suffered a season-ending knee injury, sources told ESPN on Sunday. Bembry is undergoing imaging Sunday, but that’s expected to confirm that he suffered a serious injury in Saturday night’s 122-109 loss to the Golden State Warriors, sources said. Bembry had averaged nearly 10
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7:17 PM ET Associated Press MIAMI — Miami Heat forward Markieff Morris was cleared to play Saturday night against the Minnesota Timberwolves following a four-month absence because of a whiplash injury. Morris was injured in a Nov. 8 scuffle with Denver’s Nikola Jokic. He missed 58 games. Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said before the game
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8:00 AM ET For nearly two decades, Manu Ginobili has had hundreds of dinners and countless talks with San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, discussing everything from “politics, war, the game, or kids.” Popovich even showed up at Ginobili’s door at 1 in the morning with wine to cheer him up after a tough game.
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16-04-2021: Basketbal: Fenerbahce Oznur Kablo v UMMC Ekaterinburg: Istanboel”nISTANBUL, TURKEY – APRIL 16: Brittney Griner of UMMC Ekaterinburg, Satou Sabally of Fenerbahce Oznur Kablo during the Euroleague Women Final Four match between Fenerbahce Oznur Kablo and UMMC Ekaterinburg at Volkswagen Arena on April 16, 2021 in Istanbul, Turkey (Photo by /BSR Agency/Getty Images) 3 free
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MADRID, SPAIN – MARCH 09: Kylian Mbappe of Paris Saint-Germain celebrates after scoring their team’s first goal during the UEFA Champions League Round Of Sixteen Leg Two match between Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on March 09, 2022 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images) Watch: Marcus Stroman outlines
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2:03 AM ET HOUSTON — A triple-double from LeBron James and a high-scoring effort from Russell Westbrook weren’t enough to halt the Los Angeles Lakers‘ self-destruction tour, with Wednesday’s 139-130 overtime loss to the Rockets being the latest lowlight in a season full of them. “We kind of messed around with the game and they
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Mar 7, 2022; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves guard Patrick Beverley (22) dribbles the ball during the third quarter against the Portland Trail Blazers at Target Center. Mandatory Credit: Harrison Barden-USA TODAY Sports James Harden ties Reggie Miller on the all-time 3-pointers list [VIDEO] by Scott Rogust Dirk Nowitzki is still mad about Wade and
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