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12:11 PM ET ATLANTA — Lakers star LeBron James flew back to Los Angeles on Saturday for treatment on his ailing left knee and will not be with the team for the end of its six-game road trip against the Hawks on Sunday, according to Lakers coach Frank Vogel. James underwent an MRI that revealed
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8:14 PM ET SAN FRANCISCO — Brooklyn Nets guard James Harden was held out of Saturday night’s game vs. the Golden State Warriors after an MRI on his right hand revealed a strain, coach Steve Nash said. Nash said it’s an injury that has been bothering the 32-year-old Harden for several days. “James’ hand has
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8:37 PM ET DALLAS — Mavericks power forward/center Kristaps Porzingis exited Sunday’s game against the Indiana Pacers in the second quarter due to soreness in his surgically repaired right knee. The 7-foot-3 Porzingis underwent surgery during the 2020 offseason to address a lateral meniscus injury in that knee, which caused him to sit the final
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2:30 PM ET Oklahoma City Thunder guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander has a right ankle sprain and will be sidelined at least through the All-Star Break, the team said on Saturday. The Thunder said he will be reevaluated after the break in mid-February. Gilgeous-Alexander was injured early in the third quarter of the Thunder’s 113-110 overtime loss
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2:16 PM ET The Sacramento Kings — one of the most aggressive teams in the trade market and once an eager suitor for Philadelphia‘s Ben Simmons — have ended their pursuit of a deal with the 76ers and turned elsewhere in trade talks, sources told ESPN on Friday. Inside of two weeks until the Feb.
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10:53 PM ET ESPN News Services INDIANAPOLIS — Charlotte coach James Borrego gave his players a simple instruction Wednesday night: let it fly. The Hornets didn’t disappoint. They made 24 3-pointers, broke the franchise’s single-game scoring record and produced the highest point total in the NBA this season with a 158-126 win over the Indiana
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8:19 PM ET The Brooklyn Nets won’t listen to trade-deadline overtures for All-NBA guard James Harden, a resolve rooted in Harden’s repeated insistences to ownership and management that he’s committed to staying and winning a championship with the franchise, sources told ESPN. Nets owner Joe Tsai and general manager Sean Marks are buoyed not only
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11:26 PM ET Kendra AndrewsESPN SAN FRANCISCO — Dallas Mavericks forward Tim Hardaway Jr. exited Tuesday night’s 130-92 loss to the Golden State Warriors after suffering a fracture of the fifth metatarsal on his left foot, the team said. The injury occurred with seven minutes left in the first half when Hardaway drove to the
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12:29 AM ET Trailing by 35 shortly before the half, point guard Reggie Jackson joked that the LA Clippers were “right where we want to be” against the Washington Wizards. Still, the Clippers could hardly believe what they had done when the buzzer sounded. Despite playing without the injured Kawhi Leonard and Paul George, the
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6:41 PM ET Associated Press NEW YORK — Anthony Davis will play for the Los Angeles Lakers against the Brooklyn Nets after missing 17 games with a sprained MCL in his left knee. Coach Frank Vogel said there was no set minutes level for the All-Star big man, but the Lakers had a range they
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12:26 PM ET As the NBA nears the fourth month of its investigation into the Phoenix Suns and majority owner Robert Sarver, the team is working toward creating a confidential internal hotline in the coming weeks for employees to report complaints, team sources told ESPN. On Monday, a Suns executive explained to colleagues that the
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8:03 PM ET Jamal CollierESPN The Chicago Bulls are getting one star back for Monday’s game against the Oklahoma City Thunder, while simultaneously resting another. Zach LaVine is in the starting lineup on Monday night after missing the past five games with a left knee injury. Meanwhile, DeMar DeRozan will not play against the Thunder
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