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8:27 PM ET Associated Press AUCKLAND, New Zealand — Former Washington Wizards guard Glen Rice Jr. pleaded not guilty to a single charge of injuring with intent when he appeared in an Auckland court on Wednesday. The son of three-time NBA all-star Glen Rice was released on bail and is to appear in court again
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12:41 PM ET Australia is finalizing an agreement with Philadelphia 76ers coach Brett Brown for him to return as the Aussies’ national team coach, sources told ESPN. Brown will coach the Aussies in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on a roster that could include Sixers All-Star Ben Simmons. The Australian team includes several NBA players, including
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10:37 AM ET Suspended Miami Heat guard Dion Waiters is in Syracuse to “try to find solutions” by talking with Jim Boeheim, his college coach. Waiters was suspended without pay for 10 games earlier this month for conduct detrimental to the team after an incident on the team charter. It is his second suspension of
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2:28 AM ET LOS ANGELES — As much as the on-court product this season has been can’t miss fodder for Los Angeles Lakers fans hungry for a winner, it was a courtside fan rooting on the Lakers’ 122-101 win over the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday that stole the show. The fan just so happened to
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7:29 PM ET Associated Press AUBURN, Ala. — Former Auburn and NBA player Marquis Daniels was injured in an automobile accident. An Auburn basketball spokesman says Daniels was in the accident Saturday night in Auburn and was transported to a Birmingham hospital for treatment. The spokesman didn’t disclose any further details on Daniels’ injuries. Daniels
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11:21 PM ET Associated Press SAN ANTONIO — CJ McCollum scored 32 points and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the San Antonio Spurs 121-116 on Saturday night to spoil Tim Duncan’s first shot at coaching following Gregg Popovich’s ejection. LaMarcus Aldridge had 30 points and 13 rebounds but the Spurs lost their fifth straight and
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3:20 AM ET LOS ANGELES — Paul George drove to the rim, was shoved from behind and still found a way to score with the foul. “I’m back!” George screamed before completing the three-point play in the third quarter Saturday night against the Atlanta Hawks. Many came to Staples Center hoping to see Kawhi Leonard
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2:48 PM ET Golden State Warriors guard D’Angelo Russell is out at least two weeks with a sprained right thumb. The Warriors announced that an MRI performed on Russell’s right thumb after Friday night’s loss to the Boston Celtics game confirmed the sprain. He will not travel with the Warriors on their upcoming four-game road
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1:14 AM ET SAN FRANCISCO — Golden State Warriors shooting guard D’Angelo Russell sprained his right thumb during the third quarter of Friday night’s 105-100 loss to the Boston Celtics and didn’t return. X-rays on Russell’s thumb were negative. He was expected to have an MRI on the thumb after the game, and an update
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6:45 PM ET Carmelo Anthony isn’t expected to make his Portland Trail Blazers debut until Tuesday’s game at New Orleans at the earliest, league sources tell ESPN. Anthony, 35, has to complete a physical with the Blazers before the one-year, non-guaranteed contract is finalized — and that could some as soon as Saturday, league sources
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7:18 PM ET Andrew LopezESPN NEW ORLEANS — Paul George finished with 33 points and nine rebounds in his first game of the 2019-20 NBA season — his first in an LA Clippers uniform. A pretty good start to the season, right? “I thought I was terrible,” George said following a 132-127 loss to the
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7:18 PM ET Andrew LopezESPN NEW ORLEANS – Paul George will officially make his Los Angeles Clippers’ debut Thursday against the New Orleans Pelicans. Coach Doc Rivers confirmed pregame that George, who has missed the team’s first 11 games as he recovered from offseason shoulder surgery, will suit up and play. “He’s had two practices
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12:51 AM ET HOUSTON — Notorious pest Patrick Beverley‘s reputation as an elite defender isn’t accurate, according to Russell Westbrook, who cited James Harden‘s 47-point performance in the Houston Rockets‘ 102-93 win Wednesday over the LA Clippers as proof. “Pat Bev trick y’all, man, like he playing defense,” Westbrook said. “He don’t guard nobody, man.
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7:08 PM ET HOUSTON — Kawhi Leonard will play against the Houston Rockets on Wednesday in the first of a back-to-back set while Paul George is expected to make his LA Clippers debut on Thursday at New Orleans. Clippers head coach Doc Rivers ruled George out before the game against the Rockets but said that
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5:36 PM ET SAN FRANCISCO — Golden State Warriors guard Damion Lee suffered a non-displaced fracture of the fourth metacarpal in his right hand during Monday night’s loss to the Utah Jazz, the team announced Tuesday after an MRI revealed the fracture. Lee, who is on a two-way contract with the Warriors for the second
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1:06 AM ET SAN FRANCISCO — Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green became the first player in Chase Center history to be ejected from a game during Monday night’s 122-108 loss to the Utah Jazz. Green, who returned to the lineup after missing five straight games because of a torn ligament in his left index
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3:46 PM ET Gordon Hayward will undergo surgery on his fractured left hand in New York on Monday afternoon, and a timeline on his return to the Boston Celtics will come after the procedure, his agent, Mark Bartelstein of Priority Sports, told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Hayward suffered the injury in Saturday’s 135-115 win over the
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2:27 AM ET LOS ANGELES — Following a 113-104 loss to the Toronto Raptors on Sunday, Los Angeles Lakers star Anthony Davis admitted he is still feeling discomfort in his right shoulder that he jammed on a missed dunk attempt two weeks ago. “There’s really never a play I don’t feel it,” Davis said. He
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11:08 PM ET After a 21-point blowout loss at home to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday, New York Knicks president Steve Mills and general manager Scott Perry addressed the media to express their displeasure with the team’s struggles. “We’re not happy with where we are,” said Mills. “This is not where we expected to be
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5:03 PM ET The Miami Heat have suspended guard Dion Waiters 10 games without pay for conduct detrimental to the team following an incident on the team charter on Thursday. It is Waiters’ second suspension of the season. Waiters experienced a “panic attack” on the team’s flight from Phoenix to Los Angeles after consuming a
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