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2:59 PM ET Associated Press PHILADELPHIA — Joel Embiid, who had been listed as doubtful, started for the Philadelphia 76ers in Game 1 of their playoff series against the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday. The All-Star center has been suffering from tendinitis in his left knee that cost him most of the final month of the
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11:53 PM ET Dave McMenamin Close ESPN Staff Writer Lakers and NBA reporter for ESPN. Covered the Lakers and NBA for ESPNLosAngeles.com from 2009-14, the Cavaliers from 2014-18 for ESPN.com and the NBA for NBA.com from 2005-09. Ohm Youngmisuk Close ESPN Staff Writer Ohm Youngmisuk has covered the Giants, Jets and the NFL since 2006.
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10:57 PM ET Ian Begley Close ESPN Staff Writer Covers the New York Knicks for ESPNNewYork.com Adrian Wojnarowski Thirty-four years since New York Knicks great Dave DeBusschere pumped his fist on a podium after landing the No. 1 pick to select future Hall of Famer Patrick Ewing, Ewing will now represent the franchise at the
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2:39 PM ET Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Pacers will stay in Indianapolis for 25 more years in a deal approved Friday that includes $295 million in public subsidies for a renovation and expansion of Bankers Lief Fieldhouse, the NBA team’s downtown arena. The Marion County Capital Improvement Board’s vote in favor of the
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10:29 PM ET THESE ARE GOING to be anxious playoffs. There are stresses within the high-stakes games naturally, but there’s also another layer that is perhaps unique to this season. It’s the pressure of the aftermath and it will mount by the day, by the loss and, oddly in this unusual season, even by the
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9:38 PM ET Orlando Magic forward Jonathan Isaac has cleared the NBA’s concussion protocol and will be available to play in the team’s playoff opener Saturday in Toronto, the team announced Thursday night. Isaac is believed to have been hurt on Orlando’s win Sunday against the Celtics. He was struck in the jaw and experienced
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2:05 PM ET Associated Press CHICAGO — Chicago Bulls forward Lauri Markkanen has been cleared to resume full basketball activities after missing the final two weeks of the season because of a heart problem. The Bulls announced Thursday that he was cleared after examinations by cardiologists at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago and Johns
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12:24 PM ET Duke Blue Devils guard RJ Barrett has made the decision to leave after his freshman season to enter the NBA draft, he announced Wednesday on social media. “It was amazing to play for Coach K, play for the brotherhood,” Barrett said in a video posted to Twitter and Instagram. “It was a
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11:27 AM ET Israeli wing Yovel Zoosman has submitted paperwork to the league office to make himself eligible for the 2019 NBA draft. “I am extremely happy to share that I will be declaring for the 2019 NBA draft in June,” Zoosman told ESPN. “Until then, I am totally committed and focused on helping my
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9:39 PM ET Houston Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni has been hospitalized since Friday due to an intestinal virus but expects to be released Tuesday and rejoin the team before the playoffs. D’Antoni, 67, has been under observation since Friday at Memorial-Hermann Hospital in Houston and will miss his third consecutive game when the Rockets play
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4:47 PM ET Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball has committed to work with Creative Artists Agency after mutually parting ways with his previous agent, Harrison Gaines, last week. “After thinking about this decision over the last few weeks, I concluded that CAA made the most sense for my career both on and off the
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1:41 PM ET Utah Jazz guard Kyle Korver, in a first-person piece published Monday on the Players Tribune, reflected on race relations in America and pondered his position as a white man playing in the NBA. In the piece titled, “Privileged,” Korver touched on a variety of race-related topics and shared his own experiences, citing
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9:25 PM ET Associated Press HOUSTON — James Harden scored 30 points in just three quarters as the Houston Rockets broke their NBA record by making 27 3-pointers in a 149-113 win over the Phoenix Suns on Sunday night. Eric Gordon led the 3-point brigade by tying a career high with eight, Harden added five,
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