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LOS ANGELES — Golden State Warriors All-Star swingman Klay Thompson says a few moments in the Pacific Ocean on Saturday helped him clear his head after a slow start to the playoffs. After scoring 42 points combined in Games 1-3, Thompson scored 32 points in 40 minutes during the Warriors 113-105 Game 4 win over
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8:17 PM ET Malika AndrewsESPN DETROIT — Detroit Pistons star Blake Griffin started Saturday’s game against the Milwaukee Bucks, marking the first time in the 2019 postseason he’s been available to play. Griffin missed the first two games of the first-round playoff series between the Pistons and Bucks with knee soreness. He also sat out
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The Oakland Athletics, in what appears to be a clever if not wry dig at soon-to-be free agent and Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant, took out a full-page advertisement in Friday’s San Francisco Chronicle that reads “KD commits to Oakland.” The ad came with Durant set to hit free agency this summer and as
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DALLAS — Dallas Mavericks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. has undergone surgery for a stress fracture in his lower left leg and is expected to resume basketball activities before the start of training camp in September. The procedure announced Thursday came after Hardaway missed the last 11 games of the regular season. The sixth-year player averaged
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CAMDEN, N.J. — With his pointed Game 2 halftime speech still echoing around the team days after the Philadelphia 76ers tied up their first-round series with the Brooklyn Nets 1-1, coach Brett Brown said you won’t see him going all fire and brimstone all the time moving forward. “I mean I think it’s one of
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LEXINGTON, Ky. — Kentucky guard Tyler Herro says he plans to remain in the NBA draft after initially leaving open the possibility of returning to school. The 6-foot-5 freshman announced his decision in a news release Tuesday. Last week, he said he would enter the draft and hire an NCAA-certified agent but didn’t commit to
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The 2019 NBA draft comes with the debut of new odds throughout the lottery — giving more teams a reasonable chance of winning the No. 1 overall pick and a chance to select consensus top prospect Zion Williamson. The lottery will occur on May 14 on ESPN, and the draft itself will go down on
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4:48 PM ET Malika AndrewsESPN MILWAUKEE — After missing nearly one month with a fractured left thumb, Nikola Mirotic is expected to be available to play in Game 1 of the top-seeded Milwaukee Bucks‘ first-round series against the Detroit Pistons. Mirotic participated in the Bucks’ full practice — including a scrimmage — without pain on
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The Los Angeles Clippers are the biggest underdogs in an NBA playoff series in the past 30 years. At the SuperBook at Westgate Las Vegas, the Clippers are 100-1 to upset the two-time defending champion Golden State Warriors in their best-of-seven first-round series, which tips off Saturday (8:15 p.m. ET, ABC). According to online archive
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5:16 PM ET Adrian WojnarowskiESPN As part of a seismic organizational overhaul, the Memphis Grizzlies fired coach J.B. Bickerstaff and reassigned general manager Chris Wallace on Thursday. Wallace and vice president of basketball operations John Hollinger were demoted to scouting and senior advisory roles, respectively. The Grizzlies are elevating Jason Wexler to president, overseeing basketball
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The Detroit Pistons, who are in a win-and-in scenario for the No. 8 seed in the Eastern Conference, could be without Blake Griffin for their regular-season finale against the New York Knicks on Wednesday night. Detroit overcame a 19-point halftime deficit to beat the Grizzlies on Tuesday night and keep its playoff hopes alive. Here’s
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Israeli wing Yovel Zoosman has submitted paperwork to the league office to make himself eligible for the 2019 NBA draft. “I am extremely happy to share that I will be declaring for the 2019 NBA draft in June,” Zoosman told ESPN. “Until then, I am totally committed and focused on helping my team, Maccabi Tel
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Utah Jazz guard Kyle Korver, in a first-person piece published Monday on The Players’ Tribune, reflected on race relations in America and pondered his position as a white man playing in the NBA. In the piece titled “Privileged,” Korver touched on a variety of race-related topics and shared his own experiences, citing a 2015 arrest
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CLEVELAND — Cavaliers coach Larry Drew said he has not spoken with the club’s front office about his future with the team. Drew, who became Cleveland’s coach when Tyronn Lue was fired in October after six games, said before Sunday’s game against San Antonio that the sides decided to wait until the season ends before
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Dwyane Wade, down to what could be the final four games of his career as the Miami Heat‘s playoff status remains in flux, says he will seek professional help to deal with life after basketball. In an interview with ESPN’s Rachel Nichols that aired Friday on The Jump, Wade said he has overcome a skeptical
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Miami Heat guard Josh Richardson could miss two weeks with an injured groin, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, damaging the team’s chances of securing a playoff spot in the final days of the season. Richardson, returning from a three-game absence for a sore heel, left Wednesday’s 112-102 loss to the Boston Celtics early in the
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