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5:11 PM ET Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY — Utah lawmakers took a stand Tuesday to defend Jazz star Donovan Mitchell against critiques by Shaquille O’Neal by passing a playful resolution that calls out O’Neal for his poor free throw shooting during his playing days and makes fun of the “Kazaam” movie he starred in
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6:10 PM ET Eric WoodyardESPN Chicago Bulls center Wendell Carter Jr. will miss at least the next four weeks after an MRI confirmed a severe right quad contusion, the team announced Tuesday. Carter Jr., who was injured during a Jan. 20 practice session and has missed the past three games, will continue the rehabilitation process
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6:48 AM ET While Los Angeles and Philadelphia will mourn the one-year anniversary of the death of native son Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna on Tuesday, another one of Bryant’s hometowns halfway across the globe will be doing the same. Reggio Emilia, located about an hour’s drive east from Bologna in northern Italy, will
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3:01 AM ET It had been more than two years since LeBron James played a game in Cleveland, due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Los Angeles Lakers star certainly made up for lost time on Monday, turning in perhaps his greatest performance against his former team. James scored a season-high 46 points in the Lakers’
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8:23 PM ET Indiana Pacers star Domantas Sabonis exited Monday’s 129-114 win over the Toronto Raptors with a left knee contusion, but X-rays revealed no structural damage, a source told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Sabonis left the game after banging his knee. He was officially ruled out with a left knee contusion. An MRI is planned
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7:34 PM ET ESPN News Services Wednesday’s game between the Bulls and Grizzlies at FedExForum in Memphis has been postponed due to the NBA’s health and safety’s protocols. It will be the Grizzlies’ fifth straight game postponed under the policy and sixth overall, matching the Washington Wizards for most in the NBA. The Wizards returned
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6:53 PM ET Tim BontempsESPN The Boston Celtics said rookie point guard Payton Pritchard will be off the court for at least two weeks after suffering a Grade 1 MCL sprain in his right knee during Friday night’s 122-110 loss in Philadelphia to the 76ers. Pritchard needed to be helped off the court after Jaylen
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10:24 PM ET Golden State Warriors star guard Stephen Curry passed Hall of Famer Reggie Miller for the second-most made 3-pointers in NBA history after making his 2,561st career 3-pointer early in the second-half of Saturday’s 127-108 loss to the Utah Jazz. Curry finished the game with 24 points and five 3s; he’s now just
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8:22 PM ET Rachel MarcusESPN Editor Close ESPN Editor Joined ESPN in 2013 Maryland native, Syracuse graduate If you are a fan of the Sacramento Kings and high fashion, then this is your moment to enjoy the internet. The Kings and New York Knicks face off Friday night in Sacramento, and both teams will wear
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Warriors coach Steve Kerr said after the game that Ben Taylor — the game’s crew chief — admitted at halftime that second-year official John Butler thought Green was yelling at him and made a mistake by giving the forward his second technical foul. Green, who picked up his first technical of the game with 4
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2:44 PM ET Associated Press CHARLOTTE — Hornets starting center Cody Zeller is expected to return to action Friday night against the Chicago Bulls after missing four weeks with a broken bone in his left hand, he said Thursday. Zeller went through a scrimmage on Wednesday and coach James Borrego on Thursday listed him as
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11:38 AM ET The NBA’s postponement of three consecutive Memphis Grizzlies games marks an evolution in the league’s handling of COVID-19 scenarios within teams, essentially parking a team and taking it out of circulation once a roster has been exposed to the virus, sources told ESPN on Thursday. In previous instances, the league has allowed
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