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2:32 AM ET LOS ANGELES — Detroit Pistons forward Blake Griffin made his first appearance at Staples Center as an opponent Wednesday night after playing nearly eight seasons as a member of the LA Clippers. Griffin’s return was dampened by the Pistons’ 113-100 defeat to the Lakers, Detroit’s eighth loss in 10 games. After the
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6:32 PM ET Adrian WojnarowskiESPN The Toronto Raptors are signing free-agent guard Patrick McCaw for the rest of the season, league sources told ESPN. McCaw cleared waivers on Wednesday afternoon, sources said. McCaw, 23, has been the subject of some intrigue in recent weeks — a Golden State restricted free agent who signed a non-guaranteed
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8:26 AM ET James Harden is having a moment, smack-dab inside one of the great individual stretches of professional basketball we’ve ever seen. After hitting one of the biggest shots of his life last Thursday, he finds himself at the center of the NBA universe. The impossible game-winning 29-footer over the Golden State Warriors sparked
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3:11 AM ET Hours after he called Oklahoma City Thunder guard Dennis Schroder “gay,” Minnesota Timberwolves forward Andrew Wiggins sought to clarify his remark, saying early Wednesday morning that he wouldn’t use “any term to disrespect” the LGBT community. Wiggins made the remark about Schroder to reporters following the Wolves’ 119-117 win Tuesday over the
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1:59 AM ET DALLAS — A late-night phone call between Lonzo Ball and Brandon Ingram after their coach publicly challenged the pair to play with more passion for the undermanned Los Angeles Lakers helped spark a 107-97 come-from-behind road win over the Dallas Mavericks on Monday. Ingram scored a season-high 29 points, adding six assists,
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6:47 PM ET Associated Press BOSTON — Celtics star Kyrie Irving is back in the lineup against the Brooklyn Nets after being sidelined with an eye injury. Irving missed two games after scratching both corneas in a collision Dec. 31 at San Antonio. Boston won both — against Minnesota and Dallas — while Irving was
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8:45 PM ET Adrian WojnarowskiESPN The Minnesota Timberwolves have fired team president and head coach Tom Thibodeau, the team announced Sunday night. Assistant coach Ryan Saunders will take over as interim coach for the rest of the season, while Scott Layden will remain Minnesota’s general manager. The move comes just hours after the Wolves’ emphatic
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5:55 PM ET Adrian Wojnarowski 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 Chandler Parsons‘ career with the Memphis Grizzlies is likely over, with the two sides agreeing to a separation on Sunday, league sources told ESPN. Parsons
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2:24 AM ET SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The Golden State Warriors and Sacramento Kings combined for an NBA-record 41 3-pointers during Saturday night’s 127-123 Warriors win at Golden 1 Center. It marked the first game in NBA history in which both teams made at least 20 3-pointers; the Warriors went 21-for-47, and the Kings went 20-for-36.
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2:20 AM ET Malika AndrewsESPN MILWAUKEE – Mike Budenholzer dismissed the idea that Saturday’s showdown with the Toronto Raptors meant anything more than Friday’s blowout win over the Atlanta Hawks, but the energy in the building and the intensity of competition on the floor undercut Budenholzer’s contention from the opening tip. As Kawhi Leonard returns
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4:46 PM ET SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr knows his team has suffered some uncharacteristic losses this season, including five already at Oracle Arena, but he remains confident that his team will be able to bounce back and reach its peak in the near future. The Warriors lamented giving away
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12:30 AM ET Associated Press MIAMI — Bradley Beal has been keeping a secret from Dwyane Wade all of these years. Beal wears No. 3 for one reason. It’s a tribute to his idol. After their 16th head-to-head meeting on Friday night — Miami beat Washington 115-109 — Beal finally summoned up the courage to
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3:34 PM ET Ramona Shelburne Close ESPN Senior Writer Senior writer for ESPN.com Spent seven years at the Los Angeles Daily News Adrian Wojnarowski Philadelphia 76ers All-Star Jimmy Butler has aggressively challenged coach Brett Brown on his role in the offense, complicating an already tenuous chemistry among the team’s Big 3 hierarchy, league sources told
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