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11:17 PM ET OAKLAND, Calif. — Warriors center DeMarcus Cousins left Game 2 of Golden State’s first-round playoff series against the LA Clippers with an injury to his left quad. He will undergo an MRI on the quad Tuesday, a league source told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The injury occurred with 8:30 left in the first
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2:47 PM ET Gonzaga forward Rui Hachimura has declared for the NBA draft, releasing his decision through the school Monday. “The last three years at Gonzaga have been a dream come true, and now I’d like to pursue my next dream of playing in the NBA,” Hachimura wrote. Here are our new projections for both
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1:58 AM ET HOUSTON — The desperate 36-footer by Donovan Mitchell sailed over the backboard, a miserable moment that epitomized the Utah Jazz’s offensive woes in their 122-90 Game 1 loss to the Houston Rockets on Sunday night. Mitchell had no choice but to toss up a prayer after receiving a pass so far from
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2:00 PM ET Adrian WojnarowskiESPN The Cleveland Cavaliers will begin conducting interviews in their coaching search this week, including meetings with Miami assistant Juwan Howard and Dallas assistant Jamahl Mosley, league sources told ESPN. The Cavaliers are expected to meet with assistants on teams involved in the playoffs later, sources said. Cleveland general manager Koby
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3:42 AM ET DENVER — Derrick White saw an opening, rose up and threw down a thunderous one-handed dunk all over Paul Millsap that shook the Pepsi Center in the third quarter Saturday. But that wasn’t even the San Antonio point guard’s biggest play of the night. Redeeming himself after a turnover he committed with
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10:57 PM ET OAKLAND, Calif. — Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant and LA Clippers guard Patrick Beverley were ejected in the fourth quarter of the Warriors’ 121-104 Game 1 win in Saturday night’s Western Conference quarterfinal after receiving two pairs of double technicals for repeatedly jawing at each other. The initial set of double
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1:58 PM ET Adrian WojnarowskiESPN After an emergency appendectomy, Toronto Raptors guard OG Anunoby could be unavailable in the playoffs until a potential berth in the Eastern Conference Finals, league sources told ESPN. The second-seeded Raptors meet the Orlando Magic in Game 1 of an Eastern Conference first-round series on Saturday. OG Anunoby, the Raptors’
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11:53 PM ET Dave McMenamin Close ESPN Staff Writer 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. Ohm Youngmisuk Close ESPN Staff Writer Ohm Youngmisuk has covered the Giants, Jets and the NFL since 2006.
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9:43 PM ET Tim BontempsESPN NEW YORK — NBA commissioner Adam Silver reiterated Friday that he remains intrigued by the possibility of the NBA adding some kind of midseason tournament to its schedule in the future. “It may be that even if guys were playing all 82 games, it’s not the optimal way to present
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