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11:35 PM ET Charlotte Hornets forward Gordon Hayward has been diagnosed with a fractured left shoulder and his timeline for a return will be on a week-to-week evaluation, his agent Mark Bartelstein of Priority Sports told ESPN on Friday night. Hayward missed eight consecutive games with what was believed to be a shoulder bruise earlier
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2:41 PM ET Los Angeles Lakers guard Patrick Beverley has been suspended three games for “forcefully shoving” Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton when the big man wasn’t looking and causing him to fall to the court in L.A.’s game against the Suns on Tuesday, the NBA announced on Thursday. In the league’s statement, attributed to
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Nov 22, 2022 Associated Press NBA referee Bill Kennedy, who came out as gay in 2015, spoke out in an emotional video Tuesday in response to the weekend shooting that killed five and left 17 others with gunshot wounds at a gay nightclub in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The 41-second video was released on the NBA’s
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11:30 PM ET SAN FRANCISCO — LA Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard is feeling better, but head coach Ty Lue said there is currently no timetable for his return from a right ankle sprain. The Clippers played the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday night without their two best players, Leonard and Paul George, who missed his
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2:29 PM ET Tim BontempsESPN BOSTON — Mavericks superstar Luka Doncic had high praise for the Celtics‘ star tandem of Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown ahead of Wednesday’s game in Boston. “They’re probably the No. 1 team in the league, and they probably have the best duo in the league, too,” Doncic said. “And we’re
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11:48 PM ET ESPN News Services PHILADELPHIA — Ben Simmons shrugged off the boos that rose out of the Philly crowd each time the mercurial player handled the ball. The Brooklyn Nets guard even egged on fans one more time over their reception toward one of the more loathed former Philly stars. “I thought it
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2:52 PM ET Anthony OlivieriESPN.com A basketball trainer who previously worked with Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry and other NBA stars was arrested Friday in Rhode Island on a fugitive-from-justice charge stemming from a warrant for rape and drugging for intercourse in an alleged incident in downtown Boston. Rob McClanaghan, 43, was taken into custody without
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12:23 PM ET Tim BontempsESPN CAMDEN, N.J. — Joel Embiid will miss at least the next two games — including Tuesday’s reunion with former co-star Ben Simmons and the Brooklyn Nets — with a left midfoot sprain he suffered in Saturday’s loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves. “How do I make up for Joel? We’ve just
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2:54 PM ET Jamal CollierESPN CHICAGO — Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown said he does not endorse the group of protesters who lined up Sunday outside of Barclays Center before Kyrie Irving‘s return from suspension, reiterating that he was happy to see support for the Brooklyn Nets‘ guard getting to play again. Members of the
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11:15 PM ET NEW YORK — Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving said “he never had a doubt” he would return to the team after serving an eight-game suspension for “harmful impact of his conduct” relating to social media posts around a book and movie that contained anti-Semitic ideas. Irving — who scored 14 points and
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4:40 PM ET Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant has been diagnosed with a Grade 1 left ankle sprain and is “week-to-week,” the team announced on Saturday. Morant suffered the injury late in Friday’s win over the Oklahoma City Thunder after getting his foot tangled with Thunder guard Lu Dort. Morant went down in immediate pain
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1:40 AM ET Tim BontempsESPN PHILADELPHIA — Following Milwaukee’s 110-102 loss to Philadelphia at Wells Fargo Center on Friday night, a strange scene unfolded between Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo, 76ers reserve center Montrezl Harrell and a ladder, culminating with Antetokounmpo pushing a 12-foot ladder out of his way and having it skid a few feet
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9:46 PM ET Tim BontempsESPN PHILADELPHIA — Emerging Philadelphia 76ers star Tyrese Maxey suffered a left foot injury and was ruled out of the second half of Friday night’s 110-102 win over the Milwaukee Bucks at Wells Fargo Center. An X-ray on Maxey’s foot was negative, and he will get an MRI on Saturday, sources
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11:38 AM ET Associated Press For the first time in 12 years, USA Basketball is not atop the world men’s rankings. FIBA, the sport’s governing body, updated its rankings Friday, and Spain moved into the top spot, a sliver ahead of the U.S. The four-time defending Olympic champion Americans moved into the top spot after
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5:25 PM ET A former clinical psychologist for the San Antonio Spurs has agreed to settle a lawsuit filed against the franchise and Joshua Primo, the 2021 lottery pick released by the team last month after he was accused of repeated acts of indecent exposure. “The parties have agreed to resolve this matter,” attorney Tony
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2:07 PM ET Kawhi Leonard will return and start against the Detroit Pistons on Thursday night, coach Ty Lue said. Leonard was previously listed as out, but his status was upgraded to questionable at the LA Clippers‘ Thursday morning shootaround. After playing in two of the first three games of the season, coming off the
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1:40 PM ET Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — X-rays on LaMelo Ball‘s left ankle were negative, but the Charlotte Hornets‘ All-Star point guard has already been ruled out of Friday night’s game against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Coach Steve Clifford said it is too early to know how much time Ball will miss after spraining the
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6:46 PM ET Suspended All-Star guard Kyrie Irving is nearing completion on the process needed for a return to play and could rejoin the Brooklyn Nets as soon as Sunday’s game against the Memphis Grizzlies at Barclays Center, sources told ESPN. Irving will miss his eighth consecutive game on Thursday night in Portland, but he
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6:38 PM ET Detroit Pistons center Isaiah Stewart has a sprain of his right big toe and will be re-evaluated in 2-3 weeks, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Stewart suffered the injury in Monday’s game against the Toronto Raptors, playing less than 13 minutes in the 115-111 loss. The No. 16 overall pick in the
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7:51 PM ET ESPN News Services DENVER — Denver Nuggets star Nikola Jokic entered the NBA’s health and safety protocols Tuesday and is out for Wednesday’s game against the New York Knicks. Jokic joins second-year guard Bones Hyland in the protocols. Jokic and Hyland will be eligible to return when they are cleared under current
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