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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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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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2:52 AM ET PORTLAND, Ore. — Kevin Durant didn’t mince words after watching Ben Simmons play the best game of his brief Brooklyn Nets career in Thursday night’s 109-107 win over the Portland Trail Blazers. “Incredible,” Durant said after watching Simmons score 15 points, grab 13 rebounds and dish out seven assists in 32 minutes.
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2:07 PM ET Kawhi Leonard scored six points in 25 minutes in his first game in more than three weeks, and the LA Clippers beat the Detroit Pistons 96-91 on Thursday night in Los Angeles. Leonard was previously listed as out for the game, but his status was upgraded to questionable at Thursday morning’s shootaround
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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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2:15 AM ET Kendra AndrewsESPN SAN FRANCISCO — James Wiseman will go down to the Golden State Warriors‘ G League affiliate, the Santa Cruz Warriors, on Tuesday for an extended period, Warriors coach Steve Kerr said Monday night. Wiseman’s stint could last up to 10 consecutive days, Kerr said. The team informed Wiseman of this
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8:07 PM ET Kendra AndrewsESPN SAN FRANCISCO — The Golden State Warriors are pausing all FTX-related promotional assets, the team told ESPN on Monday. The final FTX promotion will be on the Jordan Poole bobblehead given out at Chase Center on Monday night — an item made several months ago before the cryptocurrency exchange firm
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9:36 PM ET Associated Press CLEVELAND — All-Star point guard Darius Garland was watching the scoreboard but not his individual statistics on Sunday night. He received a pleasant surprise. Garland poured in a career-high 51 points — 27 of them in the fourth quarter — and made a career-best 10 3-pointers as the Cleveland Cavaliers
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12:53 AM ET Tim BontempsESPN PHILADELPHIA — After 76ers superstar Joel Embiid scored 42 points to lead them to a win Saturday night at Wells Fargo Center over the Atlanta Hawks, Embiid declared he was simply doing “whatever it takes” to lead his team to victories. Little did anyone realize what Embiid had in store
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Nov 12, 2022 ESPN News Services Charlotte Hornets guard LaMelo Ball made his regular-season debut vs. the host Miami Heat on Saturday night in a 132-115 loss. Ball had missed the Hornets’ first 13 games this season with a left ankle sprain he suffered in a preseason game on Oct. 10. He had 15 points,
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