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Lakers rule Lonzo Ball, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope out vs. Pacers

LOS ANGELES -- The Lakers ruled their starting backcourt of Lonzo Ball (sore left knee) and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (right Achilles tendon strain) out for Friday's game against Indiana.Ball will miss his third straight game with the knee injury that...

Chicago Bulls say Kris Dunn re-evaluated for concussion symptoms, placed in protocol

Point guard Kris Dunn was re-evaluated for concussion symptoms and has been placed in the NBA concussion protocol, the Chicago Bulls announced Thursday.Dunn will be out indefinitely and will not travel with the Bulls to Atlanta for their Saturday...

Kyrie Irving of Boston Celtics has sore shoulder, misses game against Philadelphia 76ers

BOSTON -- Celtics guard Kyrie Irving sat out Thursday's 89-80 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers with a sore left shoulder but said an MRI revealed no structural damage, and he hopes to return to action as early as this...

Arron Afflalo of Orlando Magic suspended 2 games for throwing punch

The NBA has suspended Orlando Magic guard Arron Afflalo for two games for throwing a punch at Minnesota Timberwolves forward Nemanja Bjelica on Wednesday night, the league announced Thursday.Afflalo will forfeit $32,119 in salary for the two games, at...

Phoenix Suns at Denver Nuggets: Preview

When: 7 p.m. Friday Where: Pepsi Center TV/Radio: ALT; 950 AM Spotlight on Devin Booker: The 21-year-old guard is coming off another outstanding individual performance, dropping 43 points — 22 in the fourth quarter — to go along with eight assists, six...

Steph Curry shuts down a Twitter troll after game

Andrew Joseph Published 3:07 p.m. ET Jan. 18, 2018 Kevin Durant's presence in the Warriors locker room may be rubbing off...

Fantasy basketball – Is it time to drop Kawhi Leonard due to latest injury...

Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, we pose a question to a panel of ESPN fantasy basketball experts to gauge their thoughts on a hot topic.Today's contributors are ESPN Fantasy's Jim McCormick, André Snellings and Kyle Soppe.The San Antonio Spurs...

Pharrell and N.E.R.D to headline NBA All-Star halftime show

NEW YORK -- The NBA announced Thursday that 11-time Grammy winner Pharrell and his hip-hop-rock band N.E.R.D will headline the halftime show at the 2018 NBA All-Star game in Los Angeles next month.Fergie, who has eight Grammys, will sing...

Damian Lillard of Portland Trail Blazers frustrated over recent All-Star snubs

Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard is a two-time NBA All-Star, and he, along with many others, believe his resume should have double the appearances.Despite putting up career numbers the past two seasons, both years the franchise guard...

The Spurs made a big bet on LaMarcus Aldridge. He has responded with an...

Getting LaMarcus Aldridge comfortable on and off the court has paid big dividends for the Spurs. (Frank Franklin II/AP) Two years in, the marriage between LaMarcus Aldridge and the San Antonio Spurs seemed headed toward a...

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