2021-06-20 Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie will forgo a $12.3 million player option and become an unrestricted free agent ahead of next season, according to ESPN. Dinwiddie, 28, signed a three-year, $34.5 million deal to remain with the Nets in 2018. He played in just three games this season before suffering a partially torn right ACL that required surgery. The knee injury occurred in the third quarter ...
2021-06-20 The Los Angeles Clippers and Phoenix Suns each will be without one of their stars when they meet Sunday in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals. Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard and Suns guard Chris Paul have been ruled out for the game. Leonard sustained a knee injury in Game 4 of the conference semifinals against the Utah Jazz. Paul is in the NBA\'s COVID-19 health and safety protocols. Leonard ...
2021-06-20 Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 40 points, including the tying basket in overtime and Khris Middleton hit the go-ahead shot with 40.7 seconds left as the Milwaukee Bucks pulled out a 115-111 victory over the host Brooklyn Nets Saturday night in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. The Bucks survived a 48-point performance by Kevin Durant, overcame losing the first two games, including a ...
2021-06-19 Phoenix Suns guard Chris Paul\'s availability is in doubt for Game 1 of the Western Conference finals after the team announced Saturday that he remains under the NBA\'s health and safety protocols. The Suns are playing in the Western Conference finals for the first time since 2010. They will host the Los Angeles Clippers in Game 1 on Sunday afternoon. \"Because of the climate that we live, things ...
2021-06-19 The Los Angeles Clippers ended one of the NBA\'s most infamous droughts in epic fashion Friday night. Two days later, they have the chance to begin ending another drought -- this time against an opponent also looking to make some long-awaited history. A most unusual and unexpected Western Conference finals series is scheduled to begin Sunday afternoon, when the Clippers head into unchartered ...
2021-06-19 After a grueling 72-game marathon and nearly two rounds of the playoffs, it all comes down to a one-game sprint for the Atlanta Hawks and Philadelphia 76ers. The fifth-seeded Hawks visit the top-seeded 76ers on Sunday night in Game 7 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series. The winner will advance to the Eastern Conference finals. The loser will head into the offseason. The 76ers staved off ...
2021-06-19 The Los Angeles Lakers will not bring back their head athletic trainer after an injury-riddled 2020-21 season and will revamp their strategies for player health, ESPN reported Saturday. The team did not renew the contract of Nina Hsieh, who took over as head trainer two summers ago. Hsieh had been with the organization for more than 10 years before assuming the top job in August 2019. When the ...
2021-06-19 Terance Mann scored a career-high 39 points and the Los Angeles Clippers stormed back for a 131-119 win over the visiting Utah Jazz to clinch a 4-2 series victory Friday and advance to the Western Conference finals for the first time in franchise history. The fourth-seeded Clippers, who trailed by 25 points in the third quarter, will face the second-seeded Phoenix Suns for the right to go to the ...
2021-06-18 Joel Embiid scored 22 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, and the Philadelphia 76ers rallied for a 104-99 win over the host Atlanta Hawks to stave off elimination in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference semifinals on Friday night. The teams will meet in a winner-take-all Game 7 on Sunday night in Philadelphia. Seth Curry and Tobias Harris scored 24 points apiece for top-seeded Philadelphia, which bounced ...
2021-06-18 Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal and Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker have committed to join the 12-man Team USA roster for the Tokyo Olympics, multiple outlets reported Friday. The Athletic reported that Beal will join previously committed players Damian Lillard of the Portland Trail Blazers, Draymond Green of the Golden State Warriors and Jayson Tatum of the Boston Celtics. ESPN reported ...
2021-06-18 The Brooklyn Nets will be without star point guard Kyrie Irving for Saturday night\'s Game 7 showdown against the visiting Milwaukee Bucks. Head coach Steve Nash confirmed Friday that Irving will miss his third straight game in the Eastern Conference second-round series with a sprained right ankle. Nash said Irving \"still has some miles to make up\" in his recovery but anticipates the veteran ...
2021-06-18 Dirk Nowitzki will serve as a special adviser to the Dallas Mavericks, the team announced Friday. Per the Mavericks, Nowitzki will assist with the hiring of both a general manager and head coach and consult on other front office decisions. The move comes two days after owner Mark Cuban fired president of basketball operations/general manager Donnie Nelson, and one day after head coach Rick ...
2021-06-18 When the Brooklyn Nets waltzed to a 39-point victory in Game 2 to take a two-games-to-none lead, it seemed plausible to think a short Eastern Conference semifinal playoff series with the Milwaukee Bucks was unfolding. Enter a far more determined Bucks team that has taken advantage of its opportunities and displayed more consistent performances to force one of sports\' most thrilling treats: Game ...
2021-06-18 The Celtics are sending guard Kemba Walker and their 2021 first-round draft pick to the Oklahoma City Thunder in Brad Stevens\' first move in charge of Boston\'s front office. The Celtics also will trade a second-round pick in 2025 as part of the package for veteran center Al Horford, young 7-footer Moses Brown and a second-round draft pick in 2023. The Celtics acquired Walker from the Charlotte ...
2021-06-18 Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard will sit out again Friday when Los Angeles attempts to eliminate the visiting Utah Jazz in Game 6 of the Western Conference semifinals. Leonard sprained his right knee in Clippers\' Game 4 home win on Monday, then sat out Game 5 at Salt Lake City on Wednesday while his teammates earned a 119-111 victory to go up 3-2 in the best-of-seven series. Los Angeles coach ...
2021-06-18 Minus their top player, the Los Angeles Clippers look to advance to the Western Conference finals for the first time in franchise history when they host the Utah Jazz on Friday night in Game 6. The Clippers will try to make history without star Kawhi Leonard, who is expected to miss his second game in a row because of a sprained right knee. Los Angeles also is without Serge Ibaka for the rest of ...
2021-06-18 Khris Middleton exploded for a postseason-career-high 38 points, Giannis Antetokounmpo chipped in with 30 to complement 17 rebounds, and the Milwaukee Bucks\' defense wore down the Brooklyn Nets en route to a 104-89 victory Thursday that forces a Game 7 in their Eastern Conference semifinal series. The best-of-seven set will be decided Saturday night in Brooklyn, where the Nets have won all three ...
2021-06-17 LaMelo Ball\'s debut season continues garner acclaim as the Charlotte Hornets guard was named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team on Thursday after also winning the NBA Rookie of the Year Award. Ball and Minnesota Timberwolves guard Anthony Edwards were the only players named on all 99 ballots from sportswriters and broadcasters. Those two were joined by Sacramento Kings guard Tyrese Haliburton, ...
2021-06-17 The resilient Atlanta Hawks have overcome 18- and 26-point deficits in the past two games to push the top-seeded Philadelphia 76ers to the brink of elimination in their Eastern Conference semifinal series. The fifth-seeded Hawks will look to provide one final shove and advance to the conference finals for the first time since 2015 when they meet the 76ers for Game 6 in Atlanta on Friday. ...
2021-06-17 Paul George scored 37 points to lead the Los Angeles Clippers, playing without injured Kawhi Leonard, to a surprising 119-111 win over the Utah Jazz in Salt Lake City on Wednesday night in Game 5 of a Western Conference semifinal series. Marcus Morris Sr. added 25 points and Reggie Jackson fired in 22 points to help Los Angeles take a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven series. The fourth-seeded ...
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