Feb 23, 2024, 10:58 PM ET Open Extended Reactions NEW ORLEANS — Miami‘s Jimmy Butler was among four players ejected after a scuffle early in the fourth quarter in the Heat’s 106-95 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Friday night. Heat reserve Thomas Bryant and two Pelicans — Jose Alvarado and Naji Marshall —
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Andrew Lopez, ESPNFeb 24, 2024, 03:00 AM ET Open Extended Reactions LOS ANGELES — Victor Wembanyama took questions at the podium sitting in front of a San Antonio Spurs banner and was told about the statistical feat he had just pulled off Friday night against the Los Angeles Lakers Wembanyama joined Jamaal Tinsley (2001) as
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Adrian Wojnarowski, ESPNFeb 23, 2024, 10:00 PM ET Open Extended Reactions Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr, an architect of four franchise championships, has agreed on a two-year, $35 million contract extension that will make him the highest-paid coach in NBA history, agents Rick Smith and Dan Eveloff of Priority Sports told ESPN on Friday.
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Kevin Pelton, ESPN Senior WriterFeb 23, 2024, 08:00 AM ET Close Co-author, Pro Basketball Prospectus series Formerly a consultant with the Indiana Pacers Developed WARP rating and SCHOENE system Open Extended Reactions The most consequential long-term development of NBA All-Star Weekend came on Monday after everyone had left Indianapolis, when ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that
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Dave McMenamin, ESPN Staff WriterFeb 23, 2024, 02:47 AM ET Close Lakers and NBA reporter for ESPN. Covered the Lakers and NBA for ESPNLosAngeles.com from 2009-14, the Cavaliers from 2014-18 for ESPN.com and the NBA for NBA.com from 2005-09. Open Extended Reactions SAN FRANCISCO — The Los Angeles Lakers started the final stretch of the
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Tim Bontemps, ESPNFeb 22, 2024, 11:15 PM ET Open Extended Reactions PHILADELPHIA — Kyle Lowry may not have dreamed of playing for his hometown Philadelphia 76ers, but he admitted that stepping onto the court for the first time in a Sixers uniform and receiving a standing ovation Thursday night was a “great moment” in what
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Brian Windhorst, ESPN Senior WriterFeb 21, 2024, 09:46 PM ET Close ESPN.com NBA writer since 2010 Covered Cleveland Cavs for seven years Author of two books Open Extended Reactions LeBron James has been downgraded to out for Thursday’s game at Golden State as he continues managing a left ankle injury, the Lakers announced Wednesday. James
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Tim MacMahon, ESPN Staff WriterFeb 21, 2024, 08:00 AM ET Close Joined ESPNDallas.com in September 2009 Covers the Dallas Cowboys and Dallas Mavericks Appears regularly on ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM Open Extended Reactions AS LA CLIPPERS brass celebrated, Doc Rivers executed an uncomfortable assignment. It was July 10, 2019, and the Clippers had just pulled
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Adrian Wojnarowski, ESPNFeb 20, 2024, 08:05 PM ET Open Extended Reactions The Golden State Warriors are converting two-way guard Lester Quinones to a standard NBA contract, his agents Mike Miller and Derek Malloy of Lift Sports Management told ESPN on Tuesday. Editor’s Picks 2 Related The deal is expected to be signed Thursday, sources said.
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Tim Bontemps, ESPNFeb 20, 2024, 08:49 PM ET Open Extended Reactions NEW YORK — Brooklyn Nets general manager Sean Marks said Tuesday night that his decision to fire head coach Jacque Vaughn was not because of a single event. But Marks said he was certain that one specific event — the Nets choosing to sit
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Tim MacMahon, ESPN Staff WriterFeb 20, 2024, 08:00 AM ET Close Joined ESPNDallas.com in September 2009 Covers the Dallas Cowboys and Dallas Mavericks Appears regularly on ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM Open Extended Reactions “YEAHHH!” ORLANDO MAGIC players hollered in unison as coach Jamahl Mosley turned and started his approach, chopping his feet to check the
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Adrian Wojnarowski, ESPNFeb 19, 2024, 01:32 PM ET Open Extended Reactions Minnesota Timberwolves guard Mike Conley Jr. has agreed on a two-year, $21 million contract extension, agents Steven Heumann and Jess Holtz of CAA Basketball told ESPN on Monday. The deal keeps Conley — a significant stabilizing presence on the Western Conference’s No. 1 seed
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Adrian Wojnarowski, ESPNFeb 19, 2024, 10:34 AM ET Open Extended Reactions After firing coach Jacque Vaughn, the Brooklyn Nets are promoting assistant Kevin Ollie to interim head coach, sources told ESPN. Ollie will run the Nets’ practice on Tuesday and start his head-coaching duties on Thursday against the Toronto Raptors, sources said. The Nets have
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Dave McMenamin, ESPN Staff WriterFeb 18, 2024, 11:01 PM ET Close Lakers and NBA reporter for ESPN. Covered the Lakers and NBA for ESPNLosAngeles.com from 2009-14, the Cavaliers from 2014-18 for ESPN.com and the NBA for NBA.com from 2005-09. Open Extended Reactions INDIANAPOLIS — It was Dame time all NBA All-Star Weekend long. The Milwaukee
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Open Extended Reactions The 2024 NBA All-Star Weekend is underway with a jam-packed slate in Indianapolis. Editor’s Picks In Friday’s celebrity game, Team Shannon, coached by Hall of Fame tight end Shannon Sharpe, 50 Cent and Peyton Manning, came out victorious with a 100-91 win over Team Stephen A, coached by Stephen A. Smith, Lil
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Tim Bontemps, ESPNFeb 17, 2024, 09:50 PM ET Open Extended Reactions INDIANAPOLIS — NBA commissioner Adam Silver called into question the future of the G League Ignite, saying that the introduction of the name, image and likeness policy into the college basketball landscape has diminished the need for the league to potentially continue the program.
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Andrew Lopez, ESPNFeb 17, 2024, 09:44 PM ET Open Extended Reactions INDIANAPOLIS — Mac McClung became the fifth player in NBA history to win back-to-back dunk contests when he ended All-Star Saturday night with a clinching 50-point dunk over Shaquille O’Neal. McClung, who became a viral sensation in high school for his high-flying dunks, broke
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Associated Press Feb 17, 2024, 10:23 PM ET Open Extended Reactions INDIANAPOLIS — Stephen Curry was on a roll — and it was barely enough to beat Sabrina Ionescu. And fittingly, he won by three. The Golden State Warriors star and NBA’s all-time 3-point king beat Ionescu 29-26 in the Steph vs. Sabrina competition at
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Associated Press Feb 17, 2024, 01:13 PM ET Open Extended Reactions INDIANAPOLIS — A new honor is awaiting Miami’s Bam Adebayo: He’ll be an All-Star starter for the first time. Adebayo was announced Saturday as the replacement for Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid in the Eastern Conference starting lineup for Sunday night’s NBA All-Star Game. Embiid —
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Andrew Lopez, ESPNFeb 16, 2024, 11:39 PM ET Open Extended Reactions INDIANAPOLIS — There would be no Victor Wembanyama–Chet Holmgren showdown on thanks to Mac McClung and several members of the G League Ignite squad. Instead, Bennedict Mathurin had a chance to be the hometown hero as the Indiana Pacers guard led Team Jalen to
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Feb 16, 2024, 03:24 PM ET Open Extended Reactions Washington Wizards guard Delon Wright has agreed on a contract buyout, clearing the way for him to sign with the Miami Heat upon clearing waivers, his agent, Greg Lawrence, told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Wright, 31, saw his role diminish in Washington this season as the rebuilding
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ESPN News Services Feb 16, 2024, 12:14 AM ET Open Extended Reactions Klay Thompson came off the bench for the first time since his rookie season to knock down seven 3-pointers and score a season-high 35 points, leading the Golden State Warriors to a 140-137 victory over the Utah Jazz on Thursday night. Thompson was
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ESPN News Services Feb 14, 2024, 10:02 PM ET Open Extended Reactions BOSTON — Payton Pritchard scored 28 points and the NBA-leading Boston Celtics routed the Brooklyn Nets 136-86 on Wednesday night to become just the third team in league history to post multiple 50-point wins in a season. The victory also was Joe Mazzulla’s
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ESPN News Services Feb 14, 2024, 09:13 PM ET Open Extended Reactions PHOENIX — Phoenix Suns center Drew Eubanks said Detroit Pistons center Isaiah Stewart punched him Wednesday at the arena hours before the teams were due to play each other. Eubanks told reporters before the game that the altercation happened as he was coming
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