Month: January 2021

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – JANUARY 30: Damian Lillard #0 of the Portland Trail Blazers (facing camera) is mobbed by teammates after hitting the game-winning three point shot against the Chicago Bulls at the United Center on January 30, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois. The Trailblazers defeated the Bulls 123-122. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees
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Bradley Beal, Washington Wizards. (Mandatory Credit: Carmen Mandato/Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports) Robert Saleh’s description of Patrick Mahomes’ style is incredible by Braulio Perez Penn State football: Nittany Lions lose former 4-star to transfer portal by Braulio Perez When Bradley Beal goes for 40, the Washington Wizards will find a way to lose that game. Despite
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Russell Westbrook, Washington Wizards. (Mandatory Credit: Carmen Mandato/Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports) Cardinals trade for Rockies star third baseman Nolan Arenado by Mark Powell Washington Wizards point guard Russell Westbrook was ejected in a loss to the Atlanta Hawks. Frustrations continue to boil over in what looks to be a terrible season for Russell Westbrook and the Washington Wizards. Washington entered
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11:12 AM ET Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart is expected to miss one to two weeks with a Grade 1 left calf strain, a source told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Smart underwent an MRI on Sunday after leaving in the fourth quarter of Boston’s 96-95 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers on Saturday with the injury.
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2:01 AM ET The latest chapter in the storied Los Angeles Lakers–Boston Celtics rivalry featured plenty of starpower in LeBron James and Anthony Davis on one side versus Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown on the other. However, the visiting Lakers held on to win 96-95 on Saturday thanks in large part to a hustle play
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The sports world makes for a beautiful palette but individual images can get lost in the constant shuffle. Here are the best Getty Images sports photos from this week. Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images Patrick Mahomes of the Kansas City Chiefs celebrates in the fourth quarter during the AFC Championship game against the Buffalo Bills at Arrowhead Stadium
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4:40 PM ET Associated Press ATLANTA — De’Andre Hunter, who has emerged as the Atlanta Hawks‘ second-leading scorer in his second season, will miss at least one game with a knee injury. The Hawks said Saturday that Hunter will not play in Monday’s home game against the Los Angeles Lakers. Hunter had a non-surgical procedure
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In a pre-pandemic world, it would be right around that special time of the season where players, media and fans spend countless hours arguing over the NBA All-Star rosters. In some years, a player might even lash out at a post-game presser over the perceived slight. The first post-snub game for those players is a
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Next up in Basketball Insiders’ ICYMI series – where we’re taking a look at the biggest storylines that you may have missed from around the league – is the Central Division. The Central is led by the Milwaukee Bucks and Indiana Pacers, two playoff teams last season that made aggressive offseason moves to improve this
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9:52 AM ET Eric WoodyardESPN Utah Jazz star Donovan Mitchell refused to remain silent on social justice issues off the court, becoming a go-to guy in NBA circles. His commitment to advance social justice coupled with his passion for education earned him the Offseason NBA Cares Community Assist Award. The award honors Mitchell’s efforts between
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Next up in Basketball Insiders’ ICYMI series – where we’re taking a look at the biggest storylines that you may have missed from around the league – is the Central Division. The Central is led by the Milwaukee Bucks and Indiana Pacers, two playoff teams last season that made aggressive offseason moves to improve this
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Jan 27, 2021; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) reacts to a foul call during the second quarter against the Philadelphia 76ers at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports Texans expected to hire David Culley as next head coach by Scott Rogust LeBron James was called for a
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PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA – JANUARY 27: Tobias Harris #12 of the Philadelphia 76ers shoots the go-ahead basket during the fourth quarter against the Los Angeles Lakers at Wells Fargo Center on January 27, 2021 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting
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1:42 AM ET Mark the calendar: It was nine days into a seven-game road trip before the defending champion Los Angeles Lakers showed any sign of being vulnerable this season, in Thursday’s 107-92 loss to the Detroit Pistons. L.A. mustered just 34 points in the second half — the fewest the Lakers have scored in
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Cole Anthony added a bright spot to an up-and-down rookie season with this epic buzzer-beater to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves. Rookie guard Cole Anthony has struggled mightily with his shot to start his NBA career but things are looking up lately. A frantic buzzer-beating 3-pointer like he hit against the Timberwolves Wednesday night could be
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3:40 PM ET Anthony Davis will sit out Thursday’s game against the Detroit Pistons with a bruised right quad, the team announced. Davis was asked about his right leg, which he seemed to be favoring in Wednesday’s 107-106 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers, and downplayed any discomfort he was experiencing. “I had a little brush
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