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11:02 PM ET NBA Insiders Zion Williamson‘s NBA debut with the New Orleans Pelicans is here. Williamson’s surgery to fix the meniscus in his right knee happened on Oct. 21, the day before the Pelicans opened the 2019-20 season against the Toronto Raptors. The original timeline for Williamson was six-to-eight weeks, which would have put
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3:36 PM ET Andrew LopezESPN METAIRIE, La. — Sleep might be hard to come by for New Orleans Pelicans rookie Zion Williamson on Tuesday night. The No. 1 overall pick in last year’s draft is set to make his NBA regular-season debut on Wednesday against the San Antonio Spurs, but he said on Tuesday that
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1:35 AM ET ESPN News Services PORTLAND, Ore. — Damian Lillard set a franchise record with 61 points, including a career-best 11 3-pointers, and the short-handed Portland Trail Blazers outlasted the equally depleted Golden State Warriors 129-124 in overtime Monday night. Lillard’s previous career high was 60 points earlier this season against Brooklyn. He now
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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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