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4:06 AM ET SALT LAKE CITY — James Harden claimed he had no clue that he missed his first 15 field goal attempts in Saturday’s Game 3, the most consecutive misses from the floor in any game of his career. It certainly didn’t impact the reigning MVP’s confidence. Harden scored 14 of his 22 points
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11:13 PM ET SAN ANTONIO, Texas — The last time the Denver Nuggets won a game in San Antonio Spurs in 2012, All-Star center Nikola Jokic was 17 years old. “I was riding horses probably,” he said. The Nuggets rode out of AT&T Center on Saturday night after doing something this current roster had never
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3:03 PM ET Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid, who sat out Game 3 of their first-round playoff series against the Brooklyn Nets with left knee soreness, is starting Game 4 on Saturday, the team announced. Embiid, who missed 14 of the Sixers’ final 24 games after the All-Star break because of left knee tendinitis, was
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6:49 PM ET The Oakland Athletics, in what appeared to be a clever if not wry dig at soon-to-be free agent and Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant, took out a full-page advertisement in Friday’s San Francisco Chronicle that reads “KD commits to Oakland.” The ad came with Durant set to hit free agency this
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1:06 PM ET The NBA has rescinded technical fouls called against the Warriors‘ Kevin Durant and the Clippers‘ JaMychal Green during Thursday’s Game 3, the league announced Friday. Both players appeared surprised by the third-quarter call, since they were just exchanging a few words when the double-technical was given. Durant said after the game that
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4:22 AM ET LOS ANGELES — When Kevin Durant first joined the Golden State Warriors nearly three years ago, he went through a bit of an adjustment period with his new teammates and coaches. They’d go out of their way to make him feel comfortable in his new surroundings, often at their own expense on
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1:36 PM ET Michael Jordan has been long synonymous with greatness, so any accolade with “greatest ever” bestowed by him shouldn’t be taken lightly. So take note, Tiger Woods. “I never thought he’d get back physically,” Jordan told The Athletic after Woods’ victory at the Masters on Sunday. “He didn’t think he’d get back physically.
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9:28 PM ET Denver Nuggets coach Mike Malone said he will stick with starting Will Barton despite the forward’s struggles in Denver’s first-round series against San Antonio. Barton shot 1-for-10 and missed all six of his 3-point attempts in the Nuggets’ 114-105 Game 2 victory in Denver. As the series, tied 1-1, moves to San
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11:54 AM ET Nick Friedell Close ESPN Staff Writer Nick Friedell is the Chicago Bulls beat reporter for ESPN Chicago. Friedell is a graduate of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University and joined ESPNChicago.com for its launch in April 2009. Ohm Youngmisuk Close ESPN Staff Writer Ohm Youngmisuk has covered the
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4:20 AM ET PORTLAND, Ore. — After a deflating 114-94 loss Tuesday to the Portland Trail Blazers in Game 2, the Oklahoma City Thunder are heading back home in an 0-2 series hole with Russell Westbrook taking responsibility for the team’s poor performance and vowing to play better in Game 3. “Starting with myself, I’ve
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8:21 AM ET The No. 7 seeds in each conference enter Tuesday’s Game 2s having stolen home-court advantage — for now. Here are the key adjustments and matchups to watch in Raptors-Magic and Nuggets-Spurs. Raptors-Magic Traditions must be honored. And so it is that sphincters will be a-tightening for Game 2 of a first-round series
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2:03 PM ET Golden State Warriors center DeMarcus Cousins has a torn left quad, a source told The Undefeated’s Marc J. Spears on Tuesday. Doctors are still determining the severity of Cousins’ quad tear, which will determine the length of the recovery process, league sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. It is unclear whether he will
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1:40 AM ET OAKLAND, Calif. — The Los Angeles Clippers pulled off the biggest comeback in NBA postseason history Monday night when they rallied from a 31-point deficit to win Game 2 135-131 over the Golden State Warriors at Oracle Arena. Previously, the largest comeback in NBA playoff history was when the Lakers rebounded from
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10:58 PM ET PHILADELPHIA — It might have taken a game and a half, but the Philadelphia 76ers finally arrived at their first-round series against the Brooklyn Nets with a historic third quarter in Monday night’s 145-123 win. Leading by just one at the half after dropping Saturday’s Game 1 at home to fall behind
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2:47 PM ET Gonzaga forward Rui Hachimura has declared for the NBA draft, releasing his decision through the school Monday. “The last three years at Gonzaga have been a dream come true, and now I’d like to pursue my next dream of playing in the NBA,” Hachimura wrote. Here are our new projections for both
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