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12:53 AM ET NEW YORK — As Tom Thibodeau watched his beleaguered Knicks blow a 28-point lead to the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday night, even he couldn’t quite believe what he was seeing. The veteran coach flailed his arms and shook in apparent disbelief as he watched his team get outhustled down the stretch in
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9:53 PM ET Anthony Davis will be out at least four weeks after an MRI showed that the Los Angeles Lakers star has a mid-foot sprain, the team announced Thursday. Davis suffered the injury in the team’s 106-101 win against the Utah Jazz on Wednesday. He underwent X-rays at Crypto.com Arena that revealed no fracture,
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11:27 PM ET LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles Lakers big man Anthony Davis exited Wednesday night’s game against the Utah Jazz with a right ankle sprain and will not return. X-rays revealed no fracture, and according to the team, Davis will be re-evaluated after the upcoming All-Star break. Davis came down on Rudy Gobert‘s heel,
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7:41 PM ET After missing two months due to an ankle injury, there’s optimism guard Derrick Rose will return to the New York Knicks‘ lineup out of the All-Star Break next week, sources told ESPN on Wednesday. Rose has been progressing on the court for a return, and barring setbacks, there’s confidence he’ll be ready
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10:46 AM ET Andrew LopezESPN NBA commissioner Adam Silver said the New York City vaccination mandate that is preventing Nets guard Kyrie Irving from playing in home games “doesn’t quite make sense to me” during an appearance on ESPN’s Get Up on Wednesday morning. As an unvaccinated player against COVID-19, Irving cannot play at the
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11:37 PM ET Jamal CollierESPN MILWAUKEE — Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 50 points and made 17 of his 21 shots from the field Tuesday night to lead the Milwaukee Bucks to a 128-119 victory over the Indiana Pacers. The 21 attempts were the fourth fewest in a 50-point game in NBA history. It marked the first
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3:42 PM ET Tim BontempsESPN CAMDEN, New Jersey — James Harden on Tuesday said his newfound partnership with center Joel Embiid can deliver the Philadelphia 76ers their first championship in almost 40 years. “For me, it made sense, man,” Harden said of the blockbuster trade during his introductory news conference at the team’s practice facility.
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9:23 PM ET Minnesota Timberwolves guard Patrick Beverley has agreed to a one-year, $13 million contract extension, his agent Kevin Bradbury of Rep1 Basketball told ESPN on Monday night. Beverley has been in the final season of a three-year, $40 million contract, so the new agreement will take him through the 2022-2023 season. After arriving
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3:06 PM ET Tim BontempsESPN The Philadelphia 76ers announced Monday that superstar guard James Harden will miss the team’s final two games before the All-Star break — Tuesday at home against the Boston Celtics and Thursday in Milwaukee against the defending champion Bucks — as well as the All-Star Game in Cleveland this weekend as
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6:13 PM ET The LA Clippers have lost yet another top player indefinitely this season after recently-acquired Norman Powell was diagnosed with a fractured bone in his left foot on Sunday. Powell suffered the injury last Thursday when he scored 19 points in 34 minutes during a 112-105 loss to the Dallas Mavericks. Powell sat
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11:19 AM ET Chicago Bulls All-Star guard Zach LaVine is traveling to Los Angeles to get further evaluation on his left knee but still hopes to participate in next Sunday’s All-Star Game, sources told ESPN. LaVine has been experiencing discomfort in the knee for several weeks, and although a January MRI showed no structural damage,
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1:27 AM ET Kendra AndrewsESPN SAN FRANCISCO — The final stretch of the Golden State Warriors‘ Saturday night game against the Los Angeles Lakers felt eerily similar to the game they played against the New York Knicks just two days before. The Warriors were having trouble with the Lakers’ size. There was too much ball-watching.
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8:52 PM ET MIAMI — Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant says he doesn’t feel that former teammate James Harden owes him an explanation for wanting to leave the organization. Harden was the centerpiece of a blockbuster trade to the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday that sent Ben Simmons, Seth Curry, Andre Drummond and two future first-round
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