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4:51 PM ET Philadelphia 76ers star Ben Simmons has a nerve impingement in his lower back and is expected to be sidelined for an extended period of time, league sources told ESPN. Simmons is undergoing treatment and will be reevaluated in two weeks, but there’s little expectation that he will be close to a return
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7:38 AM ET ESPN News Services Dallas Mavericks guard Jalen Brunson sat out Monday’s game and will miss at least the next four games with a right shoulder sprain, coach Rick Carlisle said. Brunson, who suffered the injury during Saturday’s loss to Atlanta, will travel on the team’s upcoming four-game road trip while rehabbing. “He
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1:35 AM ET Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Kawhi Leonard scored 25 points, Montrezl Harrell added 22, and the Clippers snapped a three-game losing streak with a 124-97 rout of the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday. Leonard had 14 points in the first quarter as the Clippers roared to a 40-14 lead. The All-Star forward scored
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5:31 PM ET As the Philadelphia 76ers and point guard Ben Simmons‘ management team work with doctors to evaluate a course of action on the All-Star’s injured back, Simmons is expected to be sidelined for an undetermined period of time, league sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The 76ers expect there to be an answer within
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5:35 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 The NBA plans to await commissioner Adam Silver’s ruling on a Dallas
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5:35 PM ET The Dallas Mavericks have filed a protest to the NBA league office over their 111-107 loss to the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday night due to a “misapplication of the rules,” sources confirmed. The protest focuses on a putback by Hawks power forward John Collins that gave Atlanta a four-point lead with 8.4
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4:17 PM ET Stephen Curry on Saturday said he’s optimistic he’ll return to the court on March 1 when the Golden State Warriors host the Washington Wizards. Curry hasn’t played since breaking his hand after a collision with Phoenix Suns center Aron Baynes on Oct. 30. The Warriors had yet to schedule an exact date
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3:36 AM ET LOS ANGELES — Anthony Davis went from injured to insurmountable; fragile to a force to be reckoned with in the Los Angeles Lakers‘ 117-105 win over the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday at Staples Center. And his performance — 28 points, 13 rebounds and 7 blocks in only 31 minutes — left his
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11:44 PM ET Associated Press LOS ANGELES — The pilot of a helicopter that crashed into a Southern California hillside, killing Kobe Bryant and eight others, was reprimanded five years ago for flying into airspace that had reduced visibility without permission, according to a Federal Aviation Administration enforcement record. Ara Zobayan was counseled by an
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4:32 PM ET The Detroit Pistons announced Friday that they have reached a buyout agreement with forward Markieff Morris. Morris, 30, has appeared in 44 games for the Pistons this season, averaging 11 points and 3.9 rebounds per game. Morris had signed a two-year contract with Detroit in July that was to have paid him
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2:48 AM ET SAN FRANCISCO — Houston Rockets star guard Russell Westbrook says he must hold himself to a higher standard after being ejected from Thursday night’s 135-105 win over the Golden State Warriors. Westbrook picked up his first technical foul with 7 minutes, 38 seconds left in the first quarter after arguing a foul
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4:31 PM ET Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota Timberwolves forward Jake Layman was finally cleared Thursday to return to practice, with his absence at 39 straight games and counting because of a sprained left toe. Star center Karl-Anthony Towns, however, does not have that clearance as he continues to sit out with a sprained left
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7:50 PM ET SAN FRANCISCO — As the Golden State Warriors prepare for Stephen Curry‘s return to the floor next month, they do so emboldened by the fact that they never considered shutting him down for the season after he broke his left hand on Oct. 30. As some critics and fans wonder whether allowing
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7:46 PM ET It is a “good assumption” the NBA will use a target score to end next season’s All-Star Game after experimenting with the concept for the first time Sunday, Byron Spruell, the NBA’s president of league operations, told ESPN on Wednesday in New York. That is not set in stone yet, as league
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