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11:42 PM ET ESPN.com Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print The Philadelphia 76ers defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves 149-107 on Tuesday night in Jimmy Butler‘s first match against the team he was traded from on November 12. After the game, center Joel Embiid had some playful comments directed at Minnesota. It was an honor to
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3:43 PM ET EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — One day before he will be medically re-evaluated, LeBron James did the most he’s done at a shootaround since injuring his groin by shooting and passing during half-court situations Tuesday morning. While James has yet to do any full-court basketball activities with the team, Los Angeles Lakers coach
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8:53 AM ET Tim BontempsESPN When faced with questions about a team’s upcoming schedule, most people in the NBA will go to great lengths to avoid saying anything interesting. They’ll instead offer platitudes and clichés about respecting each opponent and taking things one game at a time. Joel Embiid is not like most people in
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10:28 PM ET HOUSTON — Reigning MVP James Harden continued his historic run to carry the increasingly shorthanded Houston Rockets with a 57-point performance in Monday night’s 112-94 win over the Memphis Grizzlies. Harden kicked things off by setting a team record with 36 first-half points to help Houston take a 54-48 lead. It also
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5:48 PM ET Malika AndrewsESPN LOS ANGELES — Losing is taking its toll on the Chicago Bulls. During the team’s Tuesday practice in Santa Monica, Robin Lopez made an aggressive play on Kris Dunn, leading the two to exchange words. Lopez, seemingly angry, left practice for 15 minutes to cool off before returning. While tough,
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2:05 AM ET LOS ANGELES – LeBron James’ second stint in Cleveland – the four NBA Finals appearances, the first championship in franchise history that snapped a 52-year title-less drought for the city — was an unabashed success. But it came at a cost. While James was brilliant in those postseason runs, he played 81
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11:49 PM ET DALLAS — The Golden State Warriors believe that Dallas Mavericks rookie Luka Doncic is not only an All-Star caliber player — he’s a superstar in the making. Even on a night in which Stephen Curry scored 48 points and hit 11 three-pointers in a 119-114 win over the Mavericks, it was Doncic’s
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12:13 AM ET A season of inconsistency for the Boston Celtics took another downward turn with Saturday night’s 105-103 loss to the Magic in Orlando, Florida. Asked what’s keeping Boston from being the team that so many expected entering the season, star point guard Kyrie Irving was blunt in his assessment. “Experience,” Irving told reporters.
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11:14 PM ET Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS — Karl-Anthony Towns had 27 points and a career-high 27 rebounds to help the Minnesota Timberwolves hold off Anthony Davis and the New Orleans Pelicans for a 110-106 victory on Saturday night that was the first at home for interim head coach Ryan Saunders. Towns swished a 3-pointer to
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