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2:15 PM ET NEW YORK — LeBron James will return to the lineup Tuesday night against the New York Knicks, making his first appearance at Madison Square Garden in three years. James sat out of the Los Angeles Lakers‘ 121-104 loss to the Brooklyn Nets on Monday because of “significant soreness” in his left foot,
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10:11 PM ET Tim BontempsESPN Boston Celtics interim coach Joe Mazzulla and his staff will coach Team Giannis in the 2023 All-Star Game next month in Salt Lake City, the NBA announced Monday night. Mazzulla and Boston’s coaching staff earned the honor when the Philadelphia 76ers saw their seven-game win streak snapped by the Orlando
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12:49 AM ET DALLAS — Luka Doncic made a detour toward the Detroit Pistons‘ bench during a timeout with 7.1 seconds remaining in the Dallas Mavericks‘ 111-105 win Monday night. He approached Pistons assistant coach Jerome Allen to offer a few parting thoughts, punctuating a conversation that had continued throughout the game, a final exchange
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11:40 PM ET ESPN News Services The Memphis Grizzlies held a moment of silence Sunday for Tyre Nichols before they played the Indiana Pacers, the club’s first home game since footage was released of Memphis police officers beating Nichols to death after a traffic stop Jan. 7. Nichols, 29, died three days after the beating
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10:49 PM ET Andrew LopezESPN MILWAUKEE — Giannis Antetokounmpo saw it coming. The Milwaukee Bucks star was about to start a postgame on-court interview when out of the corner of his eye, he saw his teammates standing in the tunnel. He knew exactly what they were plotting, too. As more teammates emerged, Antetokounmpo slowly started
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5:51 PM ET The fallout from the Los Angeles Lakers‘ overtime loss to the Boston Celtics on Saturday continued Sunday with a statement from the National Basketball Referees Association on its official Twitter account. “Like everyone else, referees make mistakes,” the union wrote in its tweet. “We made one at the end of last night’s
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12:15 AM ET BOSTON — The head referee in the Los Angeles Lakers‘ 125-121 overtime loss to the Celtics on Saturday admitted there was a missed shooting foul by Jayson Tatum against LeBron James in the final seconds of regulation, leaving L.A. seething about another defeat tied to officiating. The Lakers had a golden opportunity
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5:17 PM ET Indiana Pacers center Myles Turner has agreed to a two-year, $60 million contract extension that includes an additional $17.1 million renegotiation on his 2022-23 salary, his agent Austin Brown of CAA Sports told ESPN on Saturday. The deal will include a $17.1 million renegotiation bump — the largest in NBA history —
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5:24 PM ET Tim BontempsESPN As part of a wide-ranging interview with New York City radio station WFAN Friday afternoon, New York Knicks owner James Dolan said he believes in the job team president Leon Rose is doing, and that he “fully expects” the Knicks to make the playoffs this season. “Yes, absolutely,” Dolan said
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9:30 PM ET ESPN News Services Memphis Grizzlies coach Taylor Jenkins watched a televised interview Friday of Tyre Nichols’ mother speaking about the loss of her son, and lost control of his emotions. “I cried,” Jenkins said. The outrage, frustration, sadness and anger was evident around the basketball world Friday, the day a video was
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12:24 AM ET Tim BontempsESPN BOSTON — After missing two free throws with 7.6 seconds to go in overtime that would’ve given the Boston Celtics the lead, star guard Jaylen Brown took the blame for Boston’s 120-117 overtime loss to the New York Knicks at TD Garden Thursday night. “I’ve just got to be better,
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7:30 PM ET Tim BontempsESPN BOSTON — LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo were named the captains of the two teams that will take part in the 2023 NBA All-Star Game next month in Salt Lake City. James ties Kareem Abdul-Jabbar — whom he is about to pass as the league’s all-time scoring leader — for
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3:55 AM ET Kendra AndrewsESPN SAN FRANCISCO — With Golden State leading Memphis by just two points with 1:14 remaining Wednesday night, Stephen Curry clapped his hands at Jordan Poole after what Curry said he thought was an ill-advised 3-point attempt by his Warriors teammate. While running back on defense, a frustrated Curry took out
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12:48 AM ET PORTLAND — While scoring 60 points for the fourth time in his career during Wednesday’s 134-124 win over the Utah Jazz, Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard made history for his efficiency. Lillard needed just 29 shot attempts and 10 free throw attempts to score 60, putting him in elite company. Just
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