Month: February 2021

11:49 AM ET Tim BontempsESPN Two days after the Toronto Raptors beat the Houston Rockets with several coaches — including head coach Nick Nurse — and star forward Pascal Siakam sitting out due to the NBA’s health and safety protocols, the Raptors had their scheduled game Sunday night against the Chicago Bulls postponed because they
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1:04 AM ET Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic has inspired comparisons to legends such as Larry Bird and Magic Johnson less than two and a half seasons into his NBA career. Among active superstars, Doncic’s game might be most similar to perennial MVP candidate James Harden, who acknowledged Saturday night that he considers those comparisons
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As they’ve acclimated to one another, the Brooklyn Nets are finding their groove on both ends of the floor recently. While that’s bad news for the rest of the NBA, there are still things the Nets need to address before making their eventual playoff run. Winning regular-season games is one thing, winning playoff series is
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Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images 3 NFL Draft prospects the Steelers should avoid by Rucker Haringey Bucs: Devin White got his victory stadium lap on his horse (Video) by Cole Thompson Luka Doncic has used a lot of energy this season advocating and arguing with the referees. He knows that energy would be better
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3:07 PM ET NEW YORK — Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving will miss Saturday’s game against the Dallas Mavericks for what the team has said is “right shoulder injury recovery.” The Nets were already without Kevin Durant, who has been ruled out through the All-Star break as he rehabs a hamstring strain. Irving had surgery
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Jeremy Lin took to Facebook to open up against racism in America. Amidst a wave of anti-Asian and anti-Asian-American attacks against community elders in the United States, NBA guard Jeremy Lin has spoken up about the ugly bigotry he’s seen lately — and throughout his life. Taking to Facebook, Lin — the first American of
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11:27 AM ET Zlatan Ibrahimovic has courted controversy throughout his career. MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP via Getty Images AC Milan star Zlatan Ibrahimovic criticized LeBron James and others on Thursday for their activism in what the former LA Galaxy star called “politics.” Speaking in an interview for UEFA for Discovery+ in Sweden on Thursday, the outspoken striker said
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After years with no direction, the Chicago Bulls are showing promise, led by Zach LaVine’s All-Star season. This week, in conjunction with the announcement that Zach LaVine had been named to his first All-Star game, players and colleagues from throughout his career showed their support for his journey, from mentor Jamal Crawford to Thaddeus Young.
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10:02 PM ET Despite leading the Atlanta Hawks by eight going into the halftime break on Friday, the Oklahoma City Thunder made a drastic second-half adjustment: They completely changed uniforms. Because of a breakdown in the uniform selection and approval process, the Thunder and Hawks played the first half wearing extremely similar colors, the Hawks
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Feb 20, 2021; Charlotte, North Carolina, USA; Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green, left, argues with referee Marc Davis (8) as Charlotte Hornets forward P.J. Washington looks on during the second half at Spectrum Center. The Charlotte Hornets won 102-100. Mandatory Credit: Nell Redmond-USA TODAY Sports Latest update on J.J. Watt is bad news for
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3:48 PM ET Tim BontempsESPN Brooklyn Nets star forward Kevin Durant will remain out until after the All-Star break due to a left hamstring strain he suffered earlier this month, the team announced Friday. After a follow-up MRI, the Nets determined Durant “will require an additional recovery period” that will keep him out through the
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As the All-Star break approaches, the Orlando Magic find themselves in an all-too-familiar position. They are the basketball equivalent of a treadmill. Hell-bent on moving full steam ahead, they continue to squeeze out wins but, in the end, they are going nowhere. There are a variety of reasons why Orlando continues to dwell in the
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