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Lou Williams out for LA Clippers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Clippers guard Lou Williams, who has been nursing a sore left hamstring, sat out his third straight game Saturday night against the Oklahoma City Thunder.Williams, who is averaging 17.2 points and 4.5 assists, was injured...

Giannis Antetokounmpo of Milwaukee Bucks, in wake of subdued loss, roars with 44

12:07 AM ETMalika AndrewsESPN CLEVELAND -- Giannis Antetokounmpo had not let Wednesday's loss to the Indiana Pacers go when he took the court in Cleveland on Friday night.Using his performance in Indianapolis as fuel, Antetokounmpo exploded for 44...

NBA — Spurs’ homestand has them back in a familiar place

SAN ANTONIO -- Uncharacteristically, the San Antonio Spurs toiled for 14 days below .500 before walloping the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday to even their record.The Spurs then padded the ledger by besting the LA Clippers 125-87 on Thursday...

Dirk Nowitzki of Dallas Mavericks makes debut in record 21st season

PHOENIX -- Dirk Nowitzki at last began his record-breaking 21st season with the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday night, coming off the bench in the first quarter of a 99-89 loss to the Phoenix Suns.No other NBA player has...

Kyle Lowry broke out of his slump when the Toronto Raptors needed him most

7:14 AM ETTim BontempsESPN OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Toronto Raptors had just completed an evisceration of the two-time defending champion Golden State Warriors at Oracle Arena on Wednesday night -- doing so without Kawhi Leonard -- when Kyle...

NBA trades we’d like to see

Most NBA trade restrictions are lifted on Saturday. So what deals do our experts think should happen before the Feb. 7 deadline?Here are 10 that work.Trade guide for every team | Draft assetsThe Wiggins dealKings get: Andrew WigginsTimberwolves...

Inside the new Miami Heat Vice jerseys

When Nike succeeded adidas as the NBA's official jersey supplier, it already had ideas for all the new alternate uniforms it would produce -- the so-called "city edition" uniforms, and the new "earned edition" set the NBA unveiled...

Al Horford of Boston Celtics out ‘a few games’ with left knee pain

Boston Celtics center Al Horford will miss "at least a few games" after being diagnosed with patellofemoral pain syndrome in his left knee, coach Brad Stevens said Wednesday.The Celtics also said Gordon Hayward, who has been dealing with...

Tristan Thompson of Cleveland Cavaliers out weeks with sprained foot

1:09 PM ETAdrian WojnarowskiESPN Cleveland Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson is expected to miss two weeks to a month with a sprained left foot, the team confirmed Tuesday.Thompson left Monday night's loss to Milwaukee in the third quarter after...

Jimmy Butler of Philadelphia 76ers has no structural damage in groin

Philadelphia 76ers forward Jimmy Butler suffered no structural damage in his groin, league sources told ESPN's Zach Lowe.Butler underwent an MRI on Tuesday after leaving Monday night's win over the Detroit Pistons in the first quarter with a...

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