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1:03 AM ET DALLAS — This situation certainly was not what Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle had in mind recently when he emphatically declared that the “post-up just isn’t a good play anymore.” Nor was it how the Mavericks wanted to defend All-Star center Nikola Jokic with the game on the line. The 7-foot, 284-pound
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3:05 PM ET Orlando Magic forward Al-Farouq Aminu had surgery Tuesday to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee and is out indefinitely, the team announced. Aminu has missed 19 games after suffering the injury on Nov. 29 against the Toronto Raptors. He’ll be re-evaluated in about 12 weeks the team said. Aminu, 29,
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12:29 AM ET Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Anthony Davis has left the Los Angeles Lakers‘ game against the New York Knicks in the third quarter after landing painfully on his tailbone and back. Davis was injured Tuesday night when he fell awkwardly while trying to block the shot of New York’s Julius Randle. Davis
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4:18 PM ET Andrew LopezESPN NEW ORLEANS — New Orleans Pelicans rookie Zion Williamson participated in 5-on-5 drills at practice on Tuesday as he took another step towards making his NBA debut. It was the first time since his knee surgery on Oct. 21 that Williamson was able to participate in 5-on-5 action with teammates.
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1:51 AM ET The Golden State Warriors waived forward Marquese Chriss after their 111-98 loss to the Sacramento Kings on Monday night. His contract would have become guaranteed on Tuesday. Golden State plans to complete a deal with guard Damion Lee to keep him on the 15-man roster, a league source told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
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12:26 AM ET Eric WoodyardESPN MILWAUKEE — Outside of the visitor’s locker room at AT&T Center, a scrum of reporters with cameras and microphones huddled around coach Mike Budenholzer to swarm him with questions about Milwaukee’s 126-104 loss to San Antonio. Even after suffering the largest regular season loss of his Bucks tenure on Monday,
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12:50 PM ET Cleveland Cavaliers rookie Kevin Porter Jr. is expected to miss two weeks because of a sprained left knee, the team announced Monday. Porter suffered the injury in Sunday night’s loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves. His knee buckled awkwardly in the third quarter when he tried to change directions, and he had to
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11:57 PM ET LOS ANGELES — Lakers guard Avery Bradley left Sunday’s game against the Detroit Pistons late in the second quarter with a sprained right ankle and will not return, according to the team. Bradley fell to the floor after rolling his ankle on a fastbreak opportunity and had to be helped to the
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12:47 AM ET SAN FRANCISCO — As speculation regarding his future abounds, Pistons big man Andre Drummond reiterated that he wants to spend the rest of his career in Detroit. Drummond, who has spent his entire eight-year career with the organization, did not hesitate when asked why he would like to stay in Detroit. “I’m
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12:21 AM ET ESPN News Services CLEVELAND — Kevin Love has been the subject of trade speculation all season, and the Cleveland Cavaliers star showed his frustration several times during Saturday night’s 121-106 loss to Oklahoma City. Earlier in the day, Love yelled at Cavaliers general manager Koby Altman over a recent fine, according to
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8:43 PM ET Associated Press WASHINGTON — Washington Wizards rookie forward Rui Hachimura will be reevaluated in two weeks while he continues to recover from a minor procedure associated with a groin injury he sustained Dec. 16 in Detroit. Hachimura, the first player from Japan to be selected in the first round of the NBA
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2:20 PM ET LOS ANGELES — The Clippers ruled All-Star guard Paul George out prior to their game against the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday. George has tightness in his left hamstring, an injury that occurred during the Clippers’ 126-112 win over the Detroit Pistons on Thursday night. George left that game with 3:45 remaining in
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2:36 AM ET LOS ANGELES — Two words came to mind for Dwight Howard when he was asked to compare Anthony Davis‘ first game against his former team five weeks ago to Davis’ performance Friday in the Los Angeles Lakers‘ 123-113 win over the New Orleans Pelicans. “No stress,” Howard said. It’s a phrase Lakers
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7:59 PM ET ESPN News Services WASHINGTON — Washington point guard Isaiah Thomas was ejected in the first quarter of the Wizards’ game against the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday night for making contact with an official. Thomas was tied up along the sideline by Portland’s Carmelo Anthony with 10:32 left in the quarter. As
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12:57 PM ET Tim BontempsESPN BOSTON — Celtics star Kemba Walker will miss Friday night’s game against the Atlanta Hawks because of a bout of the flu, Brad Stevens said after the team’s morning shootaround. This will mark the second game Walker, who was listed as questionable Thursday, has missed this season, his first with
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