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January schedule poses big test for fully-stocked Warriors

With the calendar flipping to 2018 and Stephen Curry back in the lineup, the Warriors are approaching the meaningful part of the season they spent the last three months gearing up for. Just about every button Steve Kerr pushed...

Davis leads Pelicans past Knicks with 48 points

All-Star Anthony Davis posted a double-double as the New Orleans Pelicans ousted the New York Knicks 123-118 after overtime in the NBA on Sunday.Davis has been battling a litany of injuries this season, but he reminded everyone why his...

Zach Lowe on Goran Dragic, Hassan Whiteside and the Miami Heat

As he returned from a scouting trip last Jan. 14, one day after another dispiriting loss dropped the Heat to 11-30, Andy Elisburg, the team's senior vice president and general manager, used a layover to phone his boss, Pat...

‘I want to retire here.’ Why Enes Kanter is at home in New York...

In some ways, Enes Kanter is a man without a home. Kanter hasn't been to Turkey -- the country where he spent much of his childhood -- in more than two years. He hasn't spoken with his parents, who...

Following LiAngelo, LaMelo and LaVar Ball as they travel to Lithuania

LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball have made their way to Lithuania to begin their pro basketball careers. The brothers, along with father LaVar, arrived in the eastern European country on Wednesday to a throng of Lithuanian media. LiAngelo and LaMelo...

DeMar DeRozan of Toronto Raptors fined $15,000 for criticizing officials

Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan was fined $15,000 by the NBA on Tuesday for his public criticism of the officials after the Raptors' 127-125 loss to the Golden State Warriors on Saturday.DeRozan was especially hot about a scramble for...

Mike D’Antoni of Houston Rockets accuses Blake Griffin of intentional contact

LOS ANGELES -- Houston Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni accused LA Clippers star forward Blake Griffin of intentionally making contact with him moments before the heated confrontation that led to double technical fouls.The confrontation occurred in front of Houston's bench...

Lakers’ Ivica Zubac tries to remain patient while waiting for playing time

During his rookie year, Ivica Zubac bided his time. As a second-round pick...

Houston Rockets push into LA Clippers’ locker room

LOS ANGELES -- Houston's James Harden, Chris Paul, Trevor Ariza and Gerald Green pushed into the LA Clippers' locker room Monday night looking to confront Austin Rivers after the Rockets' 113-102 loss, league sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.Security escorted...

Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Jeff Teague returns after missing 7 games

MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Jeff Teague was back in the lineup Wednesday night against the Oklahoma City Thunder after missing seven games with a sprained MCL in his left knee.Teague returned to practice wearing a brace on...

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