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2:51 AM ET OKLAHOMA CITY — The referees admitted that a shooting foul called on the Los Angeles Lakers‘ final defensive possession in regulation Thursday night against the Oklahoma City Thunder should not have been called on the floor. The call ultimately didn’t matter, with the Lakers going on to win in overtime 138-128. With
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7:43 PM ET Houston Rockets center Clint Capela had surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right thumb Thursday and is expected to miss four to six weeks, general manager Daryl Morey said Thursday. Capela suffered the injury while getting hit on a lob play during Sunday night’s loss to Orlando. He has career-high
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1:02 PM ET NBA referees will answer questions about calls in real time over Twitter in a selection of games for the rest of the season, starting with two games next week. During Monday’s Golden State Warriors at Los Angeles Lakers game on TNT and Wednesday’s San Antonio Spurs at Philadelphia 76ers game on ESPN,
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3:43 AM ET OAKLAND, Calif. — Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry became the first player in NBA history to knock down eight or more 3-pointers in three straight games, after he hit nine in Wednesday night’s 147-140 win over the New Orleans Pelicans. “When Mark Jackson said [Curry] was ruining the game, I know
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11:26 AM ET LONDON — The NBA is preparing to double down on policing its players, teams and staff amid the expansion of legalized sports gambling in the United States, deputy commissioner Mark Tatum told ESPN. Speaking in the United Kingdom on Wednesday, Tatum, who is also the NBA’s chief operating officer, revealed that moves
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2:50 AM ET LOS ANGELES — LeBron James will miss at least the next two games for the Los Angeles Lakers as he continues to rehabilitate a strained left groin, his agent, Rich Paul of Klutch Sports, told ESPN on Tuesday. James has missed the Lakers last 11 games since suffering the injury on Christmas
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8:43 PM ET Utah Jazz point guard Ricky Rubio will miss at least another week as he continues to deal with a mild right hamstring strain. The Jazz said Tuesday that Rubio was re-examined by the team’s medical staff Tuesday, and will be re-evaluated again in a week. Rubio, who is averaging 12.8 points and
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3:58 AM ET Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Kings guard Iman Shumpert was stopped from going into the Portland locker room by arena and Trail Blazers security after Sacramento’s 115-107 victory Monday night. Shumpert apparently was angry at Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic, who set a hard screen in the second half. “Some stuff needed to
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5:58 PM ET EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — As LeBron James and Rajon Rondo continue to slowly make their way back to the court, Lonzo Ball is trying to fill the massive leadership void left for the Los Angeles Lakers. Nowhere near as vocal as James, Rondo and veteran center Tyson Chandler, Ball wants to try
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2:05 AM ET LOS ANGELES – LeBron James’ second stint in Cleveland – the four NBA Finals appearances, the first championship in franchise history that snapped a 52-year title-less drought for the city — was an unabashed success. But it came at a cost. While James was brilliant in those postseason runs, he played 81
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11:49 PM ET DALLAS — The Golden State Warriors believe that Dallas Mavericks rookie Luka Doncic is not only an All-Star caliber player — he’s a superstar in the making. Even on a night in which Stephen Curry scored 48 points and hit 11 three-pointers in a 119-114 win over the Mavericks, it was Doncic’s
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5:44 PM ET Associated Press MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis Grizzlies forward Kyle Anderson is expected to miss at least two to four weeks because of a sprained left ankle. The Grizzlies announced Sunday that Anderson had a Grade 2 sprain. Anderson hurt the ankle Saturday in a 112-108 loss at Miami. Anderson has made 38
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12:13 AM ET A season of inconsistency for the Boston Celtics took another downward turn with Saturday night’s 105-103 loss to the Magic in Orlando, Florida. Asked what’s keeping Boston from being the team that so many expected entering the season, star point guard Kyrie Irving was blunt in his assessment. “Experience,” Irving told reporters.
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8:20 PM ET LOS ANGELES — Detroit Pistons forward Blake Griffin turned in an emphatic, 44-point performance in his first meeting at Staples Center against his former team, as the Pistons prevailed over the LA Clippers, 109-104. “It was nice to get that game over with,” Griffin said. “I kind of compare it to the
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8:29 AM ET A FEW MONTHS BACK, Blake Griffin announced he was quitting comedy, his favorite extracurricular activity away from basketball, to pursue music as his next sideline. This declaration was the premise of the four-part mockumentary-ish “Comedy by Blake” digital series for Funny or Die. After Jeff Ross broke the news with a smirk
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