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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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6:19 PM ET Associated Press CLEVELAND — Miami Heat star Jimmy Butler will miss his second straight game against the Cleveland Cavaliers for personal reasons. Butler didn’t travel with the team for Monday night’s game. He also didn’t play Saturday night when the Heat routed the Cavaliers 124-106 in Miami. Butler, who leads the Heat
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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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2:14 AM ET SALT LAKE CITY — The most fascinating matchup in the potential playoff preview Saturday night at Vivint Smart Home Arena pitted the tallest man on the floor against the shortest, a 7-foot-1 two-time reigning Defensive Player of the Year guarding a 6-foot-3 recent MVP. The Houston Rockets‘ unprecedented commitment to a small-ball
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4:17 PM ET SAN FRANCISCO — Golden State Warriors star guard Stephen Curry has been cleared for contact and is eyeing a March 1 return to the floor after taking part in his first scrimmage since breaking his left hand on Oct. 30. “It’s always been March 1st,” Curry said of a target date, following
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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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5:15 PM ET LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Lakers‘ game against the LA Clippers that was postponed following the helicopter crash that took the lives of Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna and seven others has been rescheduled for April 9 at Staples Center, the league announced Friday. The game, which originally was scheduled for
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5:55 PM ET Sacramento Kings forward Marvin Bagley III will be out at least another three weeks with a left foot sprain, the team announced Thursday. Bagley continues to progress but is not ready to return, the team said, adding that they would provide another update in three weeks. Bagley, taken by the Kings with
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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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2:08 PM ET A civil lawsuit filed by Charles Oakley against New York Knicks owner James Dolan and Madison Square Garden has been dismissed. Oakley filed the lawsuit in 2017 following a February incident that year in which he had a run-in with security personnel at the Garden. Oakley was arrested and charged with two
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