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5:48 PM ET ESPN News Services Dallas Mavericks forward Kristaps Porzingis, who has missed the past 10 games because of right knee soreness, said he is targeting a return to the lineup Tuesday against the LA Clippers. 2 Related “The way I’m feeling, I don’t see why there should be any hurdles,” Porzingis told reporters
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5:05 PM ET The Portland Trail Blazers have agreed to trade Kent Bazemore, Anthony Tolliver and two future second-round picks to the Sacramento Kings in a deal that sheds $12.5 million in salary, league sources tell ESPN. The Kings will send Trevor Ariza, Wenyen Gabriel and Caleb Swanigan to the Blazers, whose luxury tax bill
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6:44 PM ET ESPN News Services INDIANAPOLIS — Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns, back in the starting lineup after missing 15 games because of a sprained left knee, had a team-high 27 points Friday night, but Minnesota lost 116-114 to the Indiana Pacers. Coach Ryan Saunders, who told reporters before the game that the Timberwolves would
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9:17 PM ET Eric WoodyardESPN MILWAUKEE — Through 43 games, no Milwaukee Bucks team has ever accomplished what this season’s squad has been able to do. With a 37-6 record after Thursday night’s 128-123 home triumph against the Boston Celtics, not even Kareem Abdul-Jabbar‘s 1971 championship team was this good, this soon. Even with the
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3:58 AM ET LOS ANGELES — With his game uniform bunched up in a plastic bag in one hand and a satisfied smile across his face, Orlando Magic guard Markelle Fultz walked out of Staples Center victorious on Wednesday. The Magic edged the Los Angeles Lakers 119-118, snapping L.A.’s nine-game winning streak and Fultz —
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1:55 PM ET Andrew LopezESPN NEW ORLEANS — As the NBA regular-season debut for Zion Williamson draws near, the New Orleans Pelicans now have a targeted date in mind. Pelicans executive vice president of basketball operations David Griffin said Wednesday that the team anticipates Williamson will make his debut at home on Jan. 22 against
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6:42 PM ET Tyronn Lue, in his first interview since his firing from the Cleveland Cavaliers and with 15 months of hindsight, expressed dissatisfaction with his ouster, saying he deserved better. “I don’t think it should’ve happened,” Lue told The Athletic in a story published Tuesday. “When it happened, I just kind of … It
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11:04 PM ET ESPN News Services MINNEAPOLIS — Shai Gilgeous-Alexander‘s goal was to play a better all-around game. He did that and then some. Gilgeous-Alexander had 20 points, a career-high 20 rebounds and 10 assists in his first triple-double, leading the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 117-104 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday night.
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5:11 PM ET ESPN News Services NEW YORK — Kyrie Irving is back for the Brooklyn Nets, and his impact was immediate. Irving had 21 points, on 10-of-11 shooting, to go along with four rebounds and three assists, leading the Nets to a 108-86 victory over the Atlanta Hawks Sunday night at Barclays Center. Though
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9:22 AM ET What has changed in the NBA Power Rankings this week? Our experts rank the best teams in the league, from No. 1 to No. 30, with the Utah Jazz rising and the Brooklyn Nets sliding. Throughout the regular season, our panel (ESPN’s Tim MacMahon, Andre’ Snellings, Royce Young and Bobby Marks, and
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2:16 AM ET Eric WoodyardESPN The Milwaukee Bucks boarded their private plane to take them to San Antonio sporting a 32-5 record, the best in the NBA this season. Their .865 win percentage had them on pace to win 71 games, putting them on par with the 1996-96 Chicago Bulls (72-10) and the 2015-16 Golden
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4:55 PM ET Kyrie Irving is expected to make his return to the Brooklyn Nets lineup Sunday against the Atlanta Hawks, league sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Irving has been out since mid-November with a right shoulder injury. He recently returned to 5-on-5 workouts in practice and is preparing for his return Sunday in Brooklyn.
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