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5:28 PM ET After medical testing Wednesday, there was no structural damage found in Denver Nuggets center and reigning NBA MVP Nikola Jokic‘s knee, a source confirmed to ESPN. Jokic suffered a right knee contusion late in the second quarter Tuesday night against the Jazz and was held out of the remainder of the 122-110
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7:06 PM ET SAN ANTONIO — LeBron James will not play in the Los Angeles Lakers‘ game against the Spurs on Tuesday because of a sore right ankle, the team announced. Lakers coach Frank Vogel, when asked about James’ injury, said the team is taking “a marathon approach” with him. Malik Monk will start in
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9:29 PM ET OKLAHOMA CITY — Draymond Green is going to celebrate another one of Stephen Curry‘s historical feats with an expensive bottle of wine — and for the second year in a row he’s going to put it on Warriors owner Joe Lacob’s tab. In honor of Curry making the NBA’s 75th anniversary team,
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11:57 PM ET Jamal Collier The Chicago Bulls are off to the franchise’s best start since the 1996-97 season. They improved to 4-0 on Monday night with a 111-108 victory against the Toronto Raptors at Scotiabank Arena, making Chicago the last remaining unbeaten team in the Eastern Conference. After overhauling their roster in free agency,
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2:45 AM ET LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Lakers barely escaped the Memphis Grizzlies in Sunday’s 121-118 win and LeBron James might have narrowly avoided another major injury. Grizzlies forward Desmond Bane collided with James’ right leg in the first half, causing James to tumble to the floor. The Lakers star remained there for
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5:19 PM ET NEW YORK — A group of protesters gathered outside Barclays Center waving flags and signs while chanting, “No vaccine mandate, stand with Kyrie” before the Brooklyn Nets‘ home opener against the Charlotte Hornets on Sunday. Around 100 people stood in the plaza outside the arena and on the street blocking traffic on
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11:14 PM ET The Golden State Warriors decided to poke a little fun at Klay Thompson in honor of him being left off the NBA’s 75th anniversary team. Before Saturday’s practice, some of Thompson’s teammates hung a No. 77 jersey in his locker. Warriors forward Draymond Green posted two short videos on his Instagram stories
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3:14 AM ET LOS ANGELES — The Lakers‘ rocky start to the season continued with teammates Anthony Davis and Dwight Howard getting involved in a heated exchange in the first half of Friday’s 115-105 loss to the Phoenix Suns. Amid a 27-11 run by Phoenix to take a 13-point halftime lead, Howard and Davis had
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12:04 AM ET Tim BontempsESPN PHILADELPHIA — In the wake of Ben Simmons meeting with and addressing his teammates for the first time since his holdout, 76ers forward Tobias Harris gave an impassioned defense of Simmons after Philadelphia’s 114-109 loss to the Brooklyn Nets on Friday night. “I think it’s obviously a good start,” Harris
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2:28 PM ET Ben Simmons did not take part in a scheduled individual workout at the Philadelphia 76ers‘ practice facility Thursday, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. It is unclear whether Simmons, who was suspended by the 76ers for Wednesday’s season-opening, 117-97 win over the New Orleans Pelicans for conduct detrimental to the team, will play
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4:16 AM ET LOS ANGELES — LeBron James, Anthony Davis and Russell Westbrook failed their first real test together, a 121-114 loss to the Golden State Warriors on opening night, but they found some common ground. The defeat meant that all three of them lost in their Lakers debut: James against the Portland Trail Blazers
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8:02 PM ET Jamal Collier MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Bucks handed out their championship rings and unveiled the banner for the franchise’s first championship in 50 years ahead of Tuesday night’s season-opening 127-104 win over the Brooklyn Nets. “Milwaukee, we did it,” Bucks forward Khris Middleton said to the crowd at Fiserv Forum during the
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3:35 PM ET Talks between the Phoenix Suns and Deandre Ayton on an extension to his rookie contract have ended without a deal, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski on Monday. Ayton expected a maximum contract and owner Robert Sarver hasn’t offered it yet for the 2018 No. 1 overall pick. Ayton, a key part of
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