Basketball

Embiid confident in Sixers after win

8:04 PM ETTim BontempsESPN PHILADELPHIA -- After Joel Embiid put up 47 points, 18 rebounds and five assists to lead the Philadelphia 76ers back from a 15-point deficit in defeating his rival for the NBA MVP award, Nikola Jokic,...

Pacers, Myles Turner reach 2-year, $60M extension, agent says

Indiana Pacers center Myles Turner has agreed to a two-year, $60 million contract extension that includes an additional $17.1 million renegotiation on his 2022-2023 salary, his agent Austin Brown of CAA Sports told ESPN on Saturday.The deal will include...

Warriors’ Stephen Curry fined $25K for tossing mouthpiece

8:13 PM ETKendra AndrewsESPN SAN FRANCISCO -- Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry has been fined $25,000 for "throwing his mouthpiece into the spectator stands" during Wednesday night's 122-120 win over the Memphis Grizzlies, the league announced on Friday.The...

76ers’ Joel Embiid fined $25K for ‘obscene’ on-court gesture

Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid was fined $25,000 by the NBA for "making an obscene gesture on the playing court," the league announced Friday.Editor's Picks2 RelatedThe incident occurred midway through the third quarter of the 76ers' 137-133 win over...

Grizzlies, other NBA teams speak out on Tyre Nichols’ death

Memphis Grizzlies coach Taylor Jenkins watched a televised interview Friday of Tyre Nichols' mother speaking about the loss of her son, and lost control of his emotions."I cried," Jenkins said.The outrage, frustration, sadness and anger was evident around the...

James Dolan backs Knicks president Leon Rose

5:24 PM ETTim BontempsESPN As part of a wide-ranging interview with New York City radio station WFAN Friday afternoon, New York Knicks owner James Dolan said he believes in the job team president Leon Rose is doing, and that...

LeBron James jersey from Game 7 of ’13 Finals goes for $3.7M

3:12 PM ETDan HajduckyESPN CloseHajducky is a reporter/researcher for ESPN. He has an MFA in creative writing from Fairfield University and played on the men's soccer teams at Fordham and Southern Connecticut State universities.A jersey worn by LeBron James...

Dr. A’s weekly risers and fallers

Our new weekly fantasy column -- Risers and Fallers -- is back, taking a look at players you should be targeting, as well as players you should think about moving.Let's take a trip around the league, beginning in Detroit...

How close behind Nikola Jokic is Joel Embiid?

12:48 PM ETAndre SnellingsESPN When the Denver heads to Philadelphia Saturday for a big matchup on ABC, it will be two-time reigning NBA MVP Nikola Jokic leading his Nuggets against two-time reigning MVP runner-up Joel Embiid and his 76ers...

Mavs’ Luka Doncic day-to-day with mild ankle sprain

12:12 PM ETAdrian WojnarowskiCloseAdrian WojnarowskiSenior NBA InsiderHost of The Woj Pod Joined ESPN in 2017Tim MacMahonCloseTim MacMahonESPN Staff WriterJoined ESPNDallas.com in September 2009Covers the Dallas Cowboys and Dallas MavericksAppears regularly on ESPN Dallas 103.3 FMDallas Mavericks superstar Luka Doncic is...

The intertwined legacies of LeBron James and the Boston Celtics

9:57 AM ETTim BontempsESPN THE BOSTON CELTICS thought they had LeBron James right where they wanted him.For the third time in five seasons, Boston had a chance to close James out on its home court inside TD Garden. After...

Jaylen Brown vows to be better after missed FTs sink Celtics

12:24 AM ETTim BontempsESPN BOSTON -- After missing two free throws with 7.6 seconds to go in overtime that would've given the Boston Celtics the lead, star guard Jaylen Brown took the blame for Boston's 120-117 overtime loss to...

Mavericks’ star Luka Doncic exits game vs. Suns with ankle injury

Dallas Mavericks superstar Luka Doncic exited in the first quarter of Thursday's game against the Phoenix Suns due to a sprained left ankle.Doncic suffered the injury when he stepped on a Suns defender's foot while pivoting a few minutes...

Nets’ Ben Simmons exits vs. Pistons with left knee soreness

NEW YORK -- Brooklyn Nets big man Ben Simmons left Thursday's 130-122 loss to the Detroit Pistons because of left knee soreness.Editor's PicksSimmons, who has already missed 11 games this season because of injury, exited in the third quarter...

NBA 5-on-5 – Our experts break down this year’s All-Star starters

NBA All-Star weekend is always a time of debate, and this year's event in Salt Lake City on Sunday, Feb. 19 will be no exception.With only 24 roster spots in the event and 10 starters, there will be an...
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