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February 24

Trail Blazers bench outscored by 60 points and Portland still manages to win

Portland starters played major minutes and contributed big games to pull out victory
Yahoo Sports
February 24

Bucks first to clinch playoff spot — after just 56 games

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The Milwaukee Bucks have a spot in the postseason, only a week after the All-Star Game.
FOX Sports
February 24

Bucks first to clinch playoff spot — after just 56 games

The Milwaukee Bucks have a spot in the postseason, only a week after the All-Star Game
ESPN
February 24

Kobe Bryant memorial: Live updates and reaction from inside Staples Center

The NBA world is coming together to celebrate the lives of Kobe and Gianna Bryant. Watch live on ESPN and keep it here for updates from inside Staples Center.
ESPN
February 24

Kobe Bryant memorial: The moments that moved us from the celebration of life inside Staples

The NBA world came together inside Staples Center to celebrate the lives of Kobe and Gianna Bryant.
Yahoo Sports
February 24

Watch Steph Curry impress in sharp pre-game warm-up as return nears

Curry's return won't lift the Dubs out of the league's cellar, but it undoubtedly will lift his teammates' spirits.
Yahoo Sports
February 24

NBA Power Rankings: Week 19

The OKC Thunder jumps up to No. 7, while the LA Clippers fall to No. 8 in this week's updated NB Power Rankings.  (AP)
Yahoo Sports
February 24

McCollum, Anthony carry Blazers past Pistons, 107-104

With All-Star guard Damian Lillard nursing a groin strain, the Portland Trail Blazers got big games from CJ McCollum and Carmelo Anthony. McCollum had 41 points, a career-high 12 assists and nine rebounds, Anthony scored a season-high 32 points and the Portland Trail Blazers rallied to beat the Detroit
Yahoo Sports
February 24

The Rush: LeBron hits Kobe-like fadeaway on eve of Mamba’s memorial

In a possible NBA Finals preview, the Lakers beat the Celtics 114-12, Tyson Fury dominated Deontay Wilder to become the heavyweight champion of the world, the Carolina Hurricanes zamboni driver and emergency goalie was pressed into service on Saturday in a 6-3 win, Dwyane Wade’s number was retired over
Yahoo Sports
February 24

Bucks G-League affiliate coach facing discipline after epic rant against 'f---ing clown' officials

Wisconsin Herd head coach Chase Buford called the officials "bad and biased and unfair and illegal and cheating" after his team blew a 21-point lead.
Yahoo Sports
February 24

Holiday, Williamson keep Pelicans rolling in 115-101 win

Zion Williamson has been a dominant force on the court for New Orleans since making his NBA debut a month ago. Against Golden State, the heralded rookie made his biggest impact in the locker room with a halftime speech that provided the Pelicans with the boost they needed. Williamson had 28 points
FOX Sports
February 24

Kobe Bryant's 'Celebration of Life' was a tearful and powerful experience for all

Following a fatal helicopter crash on Jan. 26, Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna, and seven other victims were honored on 2/24 at STAPLES Center.
FOX Sports
February 24

Remembering Kobe and Gigi Bryant - A Celebration of Life

Following a fatal helicopter crash on Jan. 26, Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna, and seven other victims are honored on 2/24 at STAPLES Center.
Yahoo Sports
February 24

Watch Zion Willimson score 28 points, lead Pelicans to win against Warriors

Zion Williamson had 28 points and seven rebounds, and Jrue Holiday scored 11 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter.
Yahoo Sports
February 24

Blazers needed every bit of Vintage Carmelo Anthony

Bring on the old man jokes because Melo was laughing all the way to a season-high Sunday night.
Yahoo Sports
February 24

Sixers vs. Hawks: 3 storylines to watch and how to stream the game

The Sixers could be down two starters as they host the dangerous Trae Young and the Hawks Monday night. By Paul Hudrick
ESPN
February 24

Melo's best game in 3 years helps Blazers rally

Carmelo Anthony scored 32 points in his first game to have 30 or more since February 2017, when he was with the Knicks, as Portland rallied to beat visiting Detroit.
CBS Sports
February 24

NBA DFS: Joel Embiid and best FanDuel, DraftKings daily Fantasy basketball picks for Feb. 24, 2020

Mike McClure, a DFS pro with almost $2 million in career earnings, gives optimal lineup advice
SLAM
February 24
Knicks Unafraid To Lean On French-Speaking Backcourt
ESPN
February 24

Watch the Kobe Bryant memorial on livestream

Watch the livestream of Kobe and Gianna Bryant's memorial service here.
Yahoo Sports
February 24

GAME RECAP: Trail Blazers 107, Pistons 104

CJ McCollum leads the Trail Blazers with 41 points and 12 assists in Portland's home victory over Detroit, 107-104.
FOX Sports
February 24
POLL ALERT: Kansas returns to No. 1 in Top 25, followed by Baylor, Gonzaga, Dayton, San Diego St; Creighton joins top 10
ESPN
February 24

Bulls rookie White credits hair for historic streak

After scoring 33 on Sunday, Coby White became the first rookie in NBA history to score 30 points in consecutive games while coming off the bench.
ESPN
February 24

OKC's Dort making strong case for permanency

Already a fan favorite, rookie Luguentz Dort has stayed ready for the Thunder, breaking through as a surprise starter and impact player on a potential playoff team.
RealGM
February 24
Pistons Won't Buyout Derrick Rose After Rebuffing Trade Inquiries
RealGM
February 24
NBA PER: Giannis Antetokounmpo Remains Above 32.0
CBS Sports
February 24

Jazz vs. Suns odds, line, spread: 2020 NBA picks, Feb. 24 predictions from advanced computer model

The SportsLine Projection Model has a pick for the clash between the Suns and Jazz.
RealGM
February 24
Lakers Evaluating Possibility Of Signing Dion Waiters
Yahoo Sports
February 24

The G.O.A.T.s: Kobe Bryant

The G.O.A.T.s is made by NBA players for NBA fans.  No frills, just facts. Every year Yahoo Sports asks every NBA player a series of questions to determine the the greatest of all-time on a number of different topics.  Every year, Kobe Bryant is mentioned in almost every category.  This is a collection
Yahoo Sports
February 24

Real Marquee Matchup: Wizards get glimpse into potential playoff series against Bucks

If the Wizards do end up sneaking into the playoffs, their opponent will likely be the juggernaut Bucks, whom they see on Monday night.
Yahoo Sports
February 24

CJ McCollum shouldering the load with Damian Lillard out

The Trail Blazers desperately needed him and CJ McCollum delivered.
CBS Sports
February 24

Mavericks vs. Timberwolves odds, line, spread: 2020 NBA picks, Feb. 24 predictions from proven simulation

The SportsLine Projection Model has a pick for the clash between the Timberwolves and Mavericks.
Yahoo Sports
February 24

Bucks’ minor-league coach goes on epic rant, calls ref ‘f—ing clown’ (video)

The hair really completes the whole unhinged motif.
Yahoo Sports
February 24

Player Journal | Shai Gilgeous-Alexander

In just his second season in the NBA and first in Oklahoma City, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is fast becoming one of the brightest young stars in the league.  Under the mentorship of All-Star Chris Paul, OKC’s leading scorer has made a major impact for the surprising Thunder. 
Yahoo Sports
February 24

Love of basketball put Bryant, others on final fatal flight

The six passengers traveling with Kobe Bryant and his daughter in the helicopter that crashed into a Southern California mountainside last month were joined by their love of basketball. Kobe Bryant liked to tell the story of how fans would approach to ask the father of four daughters when he was going
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February 24
DeMarcus Cousins, Lakers Have Mutual Interest In New Contract In Offseason
CBS Sports
February 24

Rockets vs. Knicks odds, line, spread: 2020 NBA picks, Feb. 24 predictions from advanced computer model

The SportsLine Projection Model has a pick for the clash between the Knicks and Rockets.
Yahoo Sports
February 24

Stories of Kobe Bryant share common themes, regardless of who tells them

On Monday, the world will bid the late Kobe and Gigi Bryant a final farewell in the form of a public memorial service. Tom Thibodeau and Sarah Kustok shared stories about their encounters with him.
FOX Sports
February 24

The Latest: Vanessa Bryant calls Kobe 'MVP of girl dads'

Vanessa Bryant has given mourners at a public memorial for Kobe Bryant and their daughter Gianna an intimate portrait of her husband
FOX Sports
February 24

The Latest: WNBA's Taurasi calls Kobe Bryant an inspiration

WNBA great Diana Taurasi has told the crowd at Kobe Bryant’s public memorial that watching the Lakers star play inspired her
FOX Sports
February 24
The Latest: College star says Gianna Bryant was just rising
FOX Sports
February 24
The Latest: College coach says Gianna Bryant excited to play
FOX Sports
February 24

The Latest: Vanessa Bryant gets standing ovation at memorial

A host of NBA greats past and present are mourning at the public memorial for Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna
FOX Sports
February 24
The Latest: Kobe Bryant service ends with Oscar-winning film
FOX Sports
February 24
The Latest: Fans take photos before Kobe Bryant memorial
FOX Sports
February 24
The Latest: Somber fans take seats for Kobe Bryant memorial
FOX Sports
February 24

The Latest: Beyonce opens Kobe Bryant public memorial

The public memorial for Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna has begun at Staples Center in Los Angeles
FOX Sports
February 24

The Latest: Lakers general manager calls Bryant good friend

Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka said Kobe’s last texts to him came shortly before a helicopter crash killed the NBA superstar and eight others
FOX Sports
February 24
The Latest: O'Neal says he, Kobe Bryant respected each other
FOX Sports
February 24
The Latest: Fans gather for Kobe Bryant's public memorial
CBS Sports
February 24

Clippers vs. Grizzlies odds, line, spread: 2020 NBA picks, Feb. 24 predictions from model on 35-19 roll

SportsLine's advanced computer model simulated Monday's Clippers vs. Grizzlies game 10,000 times.
Yahoo Sports
February 24

Klay Thompson admits he uses flip phone, is fishing to relax during rehab

Do you think Klay uses T9 to text?
CBS Sports
February 24

Nets vs. Magic: How to watch online, live stream info, game time, TV channel

How to watch Nets vs. Magic basketball game
CBS Sports
February 24

Nets vs. Magic odds, line, spread: 2020 NBA picks, Feb. 24 predictions from advanced computer model

The SportsLine Projection Model has a pick for the clash between Magic and Nets.
Yahoo Sports
February 24

Kobe & Gianna Bryant memorial: Full coverage

Thousands packed Staples Center to pay tribute to Kobe and Gigi on Monday, 2/24, highlighted by a stirring remembrance from Vanessa Bryant.
CBS Sports
February 24

76ers vs. Hawks: How to watch, schedule, live stream info, game time, TV channel

How to watch 76ers vs. Hawks basketball game
Yahoo Sports
February 24

Mavericks protesting loss to Hawks

Mavericks owner Mark Cuban was irate after his team's loss to the Hawks on Saturday.
CBS Sports
February 24

Bucks vs. Wizards odds, line, spread: 2020 NBA picks, Feb. 24 predictions from model on 35-19 roll

SportsLine's advanced computer model simulated Monday's Bucks vs. Wizards game 10,000 times.
HoopsHype
February 24

The HoopsHype Daily: Mark Cuban declares war (again) on NBA officiating

CBS Sports
February 24

Sixers vs. Hawks odds, line, spread: 2020 NBA picks, Feb. 24 predictions from model on 35-19 roll

SportsLine's advanced computer model simulated Monday's Sixers vs. Hawks game 10,000 times.
Yahoo Sports
February 24

Kobe & Gianna Bryant celebration of life

Watch live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles as fans, former teammates and loved ones gather to celebrate the NBA legend and his daughter, who were killed in a helicopter crash on Jan. 26.
CBS Sports
February 24

Clippers vs. Grizzlies: How to watch online, live stream info, game time, TV channel

How to watch Clippers vs. Grizzlies basketball game
CBS Sports
February 24

How to watch Jazz vs. Suns: Live stream, TV channel, start time for Monday's NBA game

How to watch Jazz vs. Suns basketball game
Yahoo Sports
February 24

Celtics Mailbag: Underperforming Celtics bench lets team down vs. Lakers

While Jayson Tatum added another stellar game to his resume, the Celtics bench didn't add much in Sunday's loss to the Lakers, and fans had plenty of questions about the reserves in this week's Celtics Mailbag.
CBS Sports
February 24

How to watch Rockets vs. Knicks: NBA live stream info, TV channel, time, game odds

How to watch Rockets vs. Knicks basketball game
Basketball Insiders
February 24

NBA Daily: The Stretch Run — Southwest Division

David Yapkowitz finishes Basketball Insiders' Stretch Run series with an overview of the Southwest Division.
RealGM
February 24

Get Your Latest NBA News From RealGM's Basketball Wiretap

Get all the latest news and happenings from around the NBA with RealGM's Basketball Wiretap.
Yahoo Sports
February 24

Three Things to Know: It was a good day, Lakers get LeBron game-winner, sign Markieff Morris

Every day in the NBA there is a lot to unpack, so every weekday during the NBA regular season we are here to help you break it all down. Here are three things you need to know from yesterday in the NBA. 1) It was a good day, Lakers get LeBron dagger, sign Markieff Morris.The
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February 24
Hassan Whiteside: ‘I Feel Like I’m Defensive Player of the Year’
CBS Sports
February 24

NBA Buy or Sell: Steph Curry should return to game action this season; Bucks will win 70 games

The Warriors are destined for a high lottery pick, so why roll Stephen Curry back into the fold before the season ends?
Yahoo Sports
February 24

Nuggets set for rematch with rebuilding Pistons

The Detroit Pistons have just two wins in their last 12 games, a stretch of futility that started a month ago and continued with their sixth straight loss at the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday night. One of the two wins the Pistons have celebrated was a 128-123 overtime victory over Denver on Feb.
Yahoo Sports
February 24

Tears from a comic, a mom and a legend mark Bryant memorial

Practically everything about what would happen at Kobe Bryant's memorial was a mystery to nearly everyone watching, and when Beyoncé took the stage to open the celebration of life, a gasp went up among the until-then subdued crowd at Staples Center in Los Angeles. The harp accompanied Christina
FOX Sports
February 24
Tears from a comic, a mom and a legend mark Bryant memorial
Yahoo Sports
February 24

Bryant fans from near and far find closure at LA memorial

When Kobe Bryant scored 60 points in his last NBA game in 2016, Kristian Beflic was there, having come all the way from Germany to watch. When Bryant's jersey was retired at Staples Center before a game the following year, Beflic was there again. The German hotelier and restaurateur was one of
Yahoo Sports
February 24

The Bounce - Remembering Kobe Bryant's dedication to studying basketball

Rex Chapman and Ryan Hollins tell stories of when they played against Kobe Bryant and how dedicated he was as a student of the game throughout his career.
CBS Sports
February 24

NBA Power Rankings: Bucks make history; Rockets' small ball working just fine; Celtics' depth on display

In the first week back from the All-Star break, Milwaukee continued its historic season with another milestone
CBS Sports
February 24

How to watch Cavaliers vs. Heat: TV channel, NBA live stream info, start time

How to watch Cavaliers vs. Heat basketball game
Yahoo Sports
February 24

Kobe’s memorial was a final reminder to fans, friends and followers to cherish everything in life

The emotional memorial highlighted the grace of Vanessa Bryant and a rarely seen side of Michael Jordan, and illustrated the tremendous reach of Kobe Bryant and the lives he touched.
ESPN
February 24

Westbrook scratched vs. Knicks with sore thumb

Rockets guard Russell Westbrook will miss Monday's game against the visiting Knicks with a sore thumb.
CBS Sports
February 24

Watch Clippers vs. Grizzlies: How to live stream, TV channel, start time for Monday's NBA game

How to watch Clippers vs. Grizzlies basketball game
Yahoo Sports
February 24

Public memorial service remembers the private Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant’s wife remembered him as a devoted father and husband who arrived early for school pickups and wrote heartfelt cards and letters. Rob Pelinka, Bryant’s longtime agent and close friend, recalled his final texts from the NBA superstar minutes before he was killed last month in a helicopter
CBS Sports
February 24

Jazz vs. Suns: How to watch live stream, TV channel, NBA start time

How to watch Jazz vs. Suns basketball game
CBS Sports
February 24

Rockets vs. Knicks: How to watch, schedule, live stream info, game time, TV channel

How to watch Rockets vs. Knicks basketball game
CBS Sports
February 24

How to watch Nets vs. Magic: TV channel, NBA live stream info, start time

How to watch Nets vs. Magic basketball game
CBS Sports
February 24

Watch Cavaliers vs. Heat: How to live stream, TV channel, start time for Monday's NBA game

How to watch Cavaliers vs. Heat basketball game
CBS Sports
February 24

Watch 76ers vs. Hawks: TV channel, live stream info, start time

How to watch 76ers vs. Hawks basketball game
Yahoo Sports
February 24

Duncan Robinson hits a long 3 in the second quarter

Yahoo Sports
February 24

Matt Barnes Says Losing Kobe Bryant Is Like a 'Bad Dream' (Exclusive)

ET's Kevin Frazier sits down with Matt Barnes to talk about the loss of his former teammate, Kobe Bryant.
Yahoo Sports
February 24

Zion Williamson rips ball away from rebounder, drops defender with move, dunks a lot

Zion Williamson is must-watch television already.
Yahoo Sports
February 24

Giannis Antetokounmpo, Bucks destroy Wizards' mascot G-Wiz in WWE title match

G-Wiz didn't have a chance in his fight against Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks before the Wizards game Monday night.
HoopsHype
February 24

Raptors' Terence Davis: 'I'm in love with Toronto, honestly'

CBS Sports
February 24

Bucks G League affiliate coach Chase Buford suspended two games for epic rant directed at officials

Buford's Wisconsin Herd blew a 21-point fourth quarter lead
Yahoo Sports
February 24

Why Steve Kerr called Dragan Bender's Warriors debut 'really positive'

Warriors coach Steve Kerr had a lot of positive things to say about the 22-year-old big ...
ESPN
February 24

The longest flight in Lakers history: When the team learned of Kobe's death

The morning after LeBron James passed Kobe Bryant for third on the all-time scoring list, the Lakers learned of Bryant's death during their flight home.
ESPN
February 24

G League coach suspended 2 games for tirade

Wisconsin Herd coach Chase Buford was suspended two games after unloading on the officials following his team's loss on Sunday.
Yahoo Sports
February 24

Lakers, DeMarcus Cousins reportedly may talk new contract next summer

The Lakers will likely need to sign a center or two this summer, Cousins may be one of them.
Yahoo Sports
February 24

Michael Jordan remembers Kobe Bryant

SHOWS: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (FEBRUARY 24, 2020) (LA LAKERS-SPECTRUM SPORTS-SEE RESTRICTIONS ABOVE) 1. DWAYNE WADE IN AUDIENCE 2. FORMER LAKER JERRY WEST IN AUDIENCE 3. (SOUNDBITE)(English) FORMER NBA PLAYER MICHAEL JORDAN SAYING
Yahoo Sports
February 24

Michael Jordan's poignant Kobe tribute: 'A piece of me died'

Michael Jordan says he didn't see Kobe Bryant as his rival for the mythical honor of being recognized as the best basketball player ever. Instead, he came to love Bryant as the little brother he never had, and as a student eager to learn from Jordan's experiences and skills. ''He wanted
FOX Sports
February 24
Michael Jordan's poignant Kobe tribute: 'A piece of me died'
Yahoo Sports
February 24

Tiki and Tierney: Kobe Bryant Celebration of Life

Tiki and Tierney discuss the memorial held at the Staples Center for Kobe and Gianna Bryant.
FOX Sports
February 24

The Los Angeles Lakers showed growth in their win over the rival Boston Celtics

The Lakers finally exorcised some of their demons when it comes to defeating teams with elite wing scorers.
Yahoo Sports
February 24

The top moments of Kobe Bryant's legendary career

From the night he was drafted to his 60-point farewell, we go through the best moments of Kobe Bryant's basketball career.
CBS Sports
February 24

Kobe Bryant memorial: Vanessa Bryant gives emotional speech honoring her husband and daughter Gigi

Vanessa Bryant shares stories of Kobe and Gianna during Monday's eulogy at Staples Center
Basketball Insiders
February 24

NBA Daily: The Young, Western Conference Bubble

The race for the West's final playoff spot may seem crowded, but the last two months make it clear that two teams are already ahead of the pack.
Yahoo Sports
February 24

Vanessa Bryant suing helicopter company after crash that killed Kobe Bryant

Ever since Kobe Bryant and Gianna Bryant died in a helicopter crash last month, we've been seeking answers about what went wrong during the flight piloted by Ara Zobayan.
CBS Sports
February 24

Pacers' Jeremy Lamb to miss remainder of the season after tearing ACL and meniscus

Lamb also suffered a lateral femoral condylar fracture in the Pacers' loss to the Raptors on Sunday
ESPN
February 24

Butler to miss second game for personal reasons

Butler didn't travel with the team for Monday night's game. He also didn't play Saturday night when the Heat routed the Cavaliers 124-106 in Miami.
HoopsHype
February 24

Michael Jordan tears up over Kobe Bryant, cracks 'crying Jordan' joke

HoopsHype
February 24

Photos: Kobe Bryant's memorial service

SLAM
February 24
Jonathon Simmons To Sign With G League Warriors
Yahoo Sports
February 24

Butler out again for Miami against Cleveland

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Miami Heat star Jimmy Butler will miss his second straight game against the Cleveland Cavaliers for personal reasons.
FOX Sports
February 24

Butler out again for Miami against Cleveland

Miami Heat star Jimmy Butler will miss his second straight game against Cleveland for personal reasons
CBS Sports
February 24

A very serious Klay Thompson update: Injured Warriors star has taken up fishing, claims to only use flip phone

Thompson spoke to Warriors fans at a season-ticket-holder event
Yahoo Sports
February 24

White seeks to continue streak at Bulls host Thunder

Coby White is being mentioned in the same sentence alongside Michael Jordan, and he also might have shot his way into Chicago's starting five. White, who turned 20 last week, joined Jordan as the only rookies in franchise history with consecutive 30-point outings, and he will look for another strong
Yahoo Sports
February 24

Nike's simple tribute to Kobe Bryant will bring you to tears

As memorials continue through murals and heartfelt messages, Beaverton-based Nike released a touch tribute to the late Kobe Bryant.
CBS Sports
February 24

NBA injury report: Kyrie Irving, Ben Simmons updates, return timeline for other injured stars

An overview of the NBA's major injuries, regularly updated
CBS Sports
February 24

Kobe Bryant memorial: Michael Jordan jokes about 'Crying Jordan' meme during speech

Jordan provided some comic relief during Monday's memorial at Staples Center
Yahoo Sports
February 24

St. Louis natives Beal, Tatum shine in defeat

LeBron James, Anthony Davis and C.J. McCollum were three of the other standouts on a busy Sunday in the NBA. (AP)
CBS Sports
February 24

Kobe Bryant memorial: Michael Jordan delivers tearful speech, says 'a piece of me died'

Jordan fought back tears as he was speaking about the Lakers legend and his 'little brother'
CBS Sports
February 24

Kobe Bryant memorial: Beyonce, Alicia Keys, Christina Aguilera perform at service

Beyonce and Alicia Keys performed some of Kobe's favorite songs
Yahoo Sports
February 24

Kobe Bryant's widow sues helicopter operator for deaths

Kobe Bryant's widow sued the owner and operator of the helicopter that crashed in fog and killed the former Los Angeles Lakers star and their 13-year-old daughter last month as she publicly mourned their deaths Monday in an emotional public ceremony. The wrongful death lawsuit filed by Vanessa Bryant
Yahoo Sports
February 24

Pacers lose Jeremy Lamb with season-ending knee injury

Indiana Pacers guard Jeremy Lamb will miss the rest of this season with a left knee injury. Lamb was injured in the second quarter of the Pacers' 46-point loss Sunday at Toronto. Team officials announced Monday that he had a torn anterior cruciate ligament, a torn lateral meniscus and a lateral
Yahoo Sports
February 24

Wizards sharpshooter Davis Bertans out vs. Bucks with right knee injury

The Wizards will be without Davis Bertans on Monday night as they take on the Bucks. The injury is not believed to be serious.
Yahoo Sports
February 24

Report: Ben Simmons out indefinitely after aggravating back injury

The Sixers point guard exited Saturday's game against the Bucks after less than five minutes.
ESPN
February 24

Sources: Back injury to sideline 76ers' Simmons

As the 76ers and Ben Simmons' management team work with doctors to evaluate a course of action on the All-Star's injured back, Simmons is expected to be sidelined for an undetermined period of time, league sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.
Yahoo Sports
February 24

Ex-Warriors big Omari Spellman dominating for T-Wolves' G League team

The 22-year-old simply is too good for the G League, and he should be with Minnesota 100 percent of the time
ESPN
February 24

Sources: Simmons to miss time with back injury

As the 76ers and Ben Simmons' management team work with doctors to evaluate a course of action on the All-Star's injured back, Simmons is expected to be sidelined for an undetermined period of time, league sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.
ESPN
February 24

Sources: 76ers' Simmons out for indefinite period

As the 76ers and Ben Simmons' management team work with doctors to evaluate a course of action on the All-Star's injured back, Simmons is expected to be sidelined for an undetermined period of time, league sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.
CBS Sports
February 24

Ben Simmons injury update: 76ers star expected to miss extended time with back injury, per report

Simmons is still undergoing evaluation to determine the full extent of his injury and how much time he'll miss
Yahoo Sports
February 24

Without Lamb, Pacers look to start playoff push vs. Hornets

Tuesday's Eastern Conference matchup at Bankers Life Fieldhouse pitting the visiting Charlotte Hornets and Indiana Pacers features two teams that have endured recent struggles. The Hornets' three-game winning streak ended on Saturday in a 115-86 blowout loss to Brooklyn, a game in which Charlotte
Yahoo Sports
February 24

Report: Ben Simmons back injury “isn’t a day-to-day thing”

ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reports that the back injury for Philadelphia 76ers All-Star Ben Simmons "isn't a day-to-day thing". ESPN Sources: Sixers star Ben Simmons is still undergoing treatment and evaluation on his back and there’s expected to be a course of action decided upon soon
RealGM
February 24
Ben Simmons Will Miss Some Time, Still Evaluating Course Of Action On Back
CBS Sports
February 24

Kobe Bryant memorial: Fans at Staples Center receive program, shirt, more honoring Lakers legend

Here's a look at what those in attendance received Monday
Yahoo Sports
February 24

Does Jayson Tatum deserve MVP consideration? Kendrick Perkins thinks so

Jayson Tatum continued his red-hot play Sunday against the Lakers -- and Kendrick Perkins had some high praise for the C's developing star afterwards.
Yahoo Sports
February 24

Pacers: Jeremy Lamb suffers torn ACL, torn meniscus, fracture

Kobe Bryant making two free throws after tearing his Achilles was one of the greatest moments of his legendary career.
Yahoo Sports
February 24

Los Angeles honors Kobe, Gianna Bryant with public memorial

Speaking at times through tears, Vanessa Bryant praised her husband's devotion to their family as she addressed thousands of fans gathered at Staples Center to remember Bryant and 13-year-old Gianna.
Yahoo Sports
February 24

Shaquille O'Neal draws big laughs with 'I in team' story at memorial for Kobe and Gianna Bryant

Shaquille O'Neal honored Kobe Bryant in the way only he could at Monday's memorial service.
CBS Sports
February 24

Heat vs. Cavaliers odds, line, spread: 2020 NBA picks, Feb. 24 predictions from proven computer model

The SportsLine Projection Model has a pick for the clash between the Heat and Cavaliers.
Yahoo Sports
February 24

Michael Jordan's meme joke at Kobe Bryant tribute makes Steph Curry laugh

Michael Jordan provided the world with a moment of levity ...
Yahoo Sports
February 24

Steph Curry cleared for contact, targeting March 1 return vs. Wizards

Warriors superstar Stephen Curry has missed nearly four months recovering from a broken left hand.
CBS Sports
February 24

Lakers, DeMarcus Cousins have mutual interest in signing another contract this summer, report says

Los Angeles waived the injured big man to sign Markieff Morris for the stretch run
Yahoo Sports
February 24

Thousands gather to honor Kobe and Gianna Bryant

20,000 people attended "A Celebration of Life" memorial less than one month after the former NBA star and his daughter died in a helicopter crash in California.
Yahoo Sports
February 24

Michael Jordan delivers heart-wrenching eulogy for Kobe Bryant

"He wanted to be the best basketball player he could be. As I got to know him, I wanted the best big brother that I could be," Jordan said.
Yahoo Sports
February 24

Tearful Michael Jordan pays tribute to 'brother' Kobe Bryant at memorial service

* NBA star and eight others, including daughter, killed in crash * Vanessa Bryant gives powerful eulogy to family * Thousands of fans pack into Staples Center in LAFriends, family and fellow athletes have paid tribute to NBA superstar Kobe Bryant and eight others, including his daughter Gianna, at
CBS Sports
February 24

Kobe Bryant crash: Vanessa Bryant files wrongful death suit against helicopter operator, per reports

The suit alleges pilot Ara Zobayan was 'negligent' in flying into low-visibility conditions
Yahoo Sports
February 24

Lakers general manager shares the text he and Kobe exchanged prior to helicopter crash

Lakers General Manager Rob Pelinka describes his final text exchange with Kobe Bryant before the January helicopter crash near Los Angeles. Watch his remarks from the Kobe and Gianna Bryant memorial service at the Staples Center.
FOX Sports
February 24

Pacers lose Jeremy Lamb with season-ending knee injury

Indiana Pacers guard Jeremy Lamb will miss the rest of this season after seriously injuring his left knee in Sunday's 46-point loss at Toronto
CBS Sports
February 24

Kobe Bryant memorial: Michael Jordan delivers emotional speech about the close relationship the two shared

Jordan fought back tears as he was speaking about the Lakers legend
Yahoo Sports
February 24

Michael Jordan braces for return of ‘Crying Jordan’ meme after Kobe Bryant eulogy (video)

Michael Jordan usually prefers to remain out of the spotlight.
HoopsHype
February 24

There are 43 retired All-Stars younger than Vince Carter. Here's the list

Yahoo Sports
February 24

Grizzlies vs Clippers NBA betting picks and predictions: All aboard the Memphis express

We break down the NBA betting odds for the basketball game between the Memphis Grizzlies and Los Angeles Clippers.
Yahoo Sports
February 24

'The losses are substantial': the NBA's trouble with China, four months on

Chinese television blacked out the league’s opening games after an executive’s support of the Hong Kong protests. Has time healed the rift?For someone who was raised in Italy, came of age in Philadelphia, and ultimately established himself as a star in southern California, it is telling that Kobe Bryant
Yahoo Sports
February 24

Here's how Sabrina Ionescu's teammates watched her speech at Kobe and Gianna's Memorial

The Ducks are a family through and through.
Yahoo Sports
February 24

NBA predictions and betting odds: Conley to orchestrate the Jazz offense

The NBA odds board has eight games on Monday, highlighted by a late-night matchup between the Clippers and Grizzlies.
Yahoo Sports
February 24

The Celebration of Life for Kobe & Gianna Bryant

Family, friends and fans gather at Staples Center on 2.24 to remember the lives of Kobe Bryant and Gianna Bryant.
Yahoo Sports
February 24

Shaquille O'Neal reflects on playing with Kobe Bryant in LA

Shaquille O'Neal reflects on his time playing alongside Kobe Bryant at Kobe and Gianna's celebration of life ceremony in Los Angeles, CA. 
Yahoo Sports
February 24

The Latest: Kobe Bryant service ends with Oscar-winning film

A selection from the short film ''Dear Basketball'' that won Kobe Bryant an Academy Award played on the big screens at Staples Center to wrap up a public memorial for the former Los Angeles Lakers superstar. At the time, Bryant said he believed the nomination validated that he could
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February 24

Michael Jordan on Kobe Bryant: "He was like a little brother to me"

NBA legend Michael Jordan remembered his good friend Kobe Bryant at his memorial at Staples Center on Monday. "I wanted to be the best big brother that I could be," he said. Watch his remarks here.
CBS Sports
February 24

Kobe Bryant memorial: Beyonce, Alicia Keys among performers at service

They both performed some of Kobe's favorite songs
Yahoo Sports
February 24

Michael Jordan at Kobe memorial: Now I’m going to have to look at another crying meme

Michael Jordan knows about the meme. "That's how much Kobe meant to me."
FOX Sports
February 24

Shaquille O’Neal on how he and Kobe grew and matured together and learned to be great

Shaq related his and Kobe's relationship to that of John Lennon and Sir Paul McCartney, and detailed the drive that Kobe and no one else had to be great.
Yahoo Sports
February 24

Vanessa Bryant remembers her husband Kobe and daughter Gigi

Vanessa Bryant eloquently pays tribute to her husband, Kobe, and daughter, Gianna.
FOX Sports
February 24

Michael Jordan gives a passionate and emotional speech at Celebration of Kobe and Gianna Bryant

NBA Hall of Famer Michael Jordan delved deep into how much Kobe Bryant meant to him personally, and how he felt like Kobe was his little brother. Jordan could not hold back tears yet was somehow able to provide a moment of levity.
Yahoo Sports
February 24

Michael Jordan delivers 'Crying Jordan' meme joke in Kobe Bryant tribute

During an emotional tribute to Bryant, Michael Jordan lightened the mood at the Staples Center by referencing his tears.
Yahoo Sports
February 24

Michael Jordan's emotional eulogy to Kobe Bryant

Michael Jordan reflects on his friendship with Kobe Bryant at Kobe and Gianna's celebration of life ceremony in Los Angeles, CA. 
Yahoo Sports
February 24

Update On Former Michigan Wolverines In The NBA And NHL

In the NBA, Derrick Walton Jr. signed a 10-day contract with the Detroit Pistons, after being traded from the Los Angeles Clippers to the Atlanta Hawks just before the trade deadline. Walton has a chance to extend his stay in his hometown longer than just 10 days.
Yahoo Sports
February 24

NBA Power Rankings: Playoff push begins in earnest now

If Sunday's Celtics/Lakers showdown is any indication, there's going to be some great basketball down the stretch as teams jockey for playoff position. Here are A. Sherrod Blakely's latest NBA Power Rankings.
Yahoo Sports
February 24

Joe Lacob discusses who will represent Warriors at NBA Draft Lottery

May 19, 2020 could be a monumental night for the franchise.
Yahoo Sports
February 24

Diana Taurasi praises Gianna Bryant, roasts LeBron James in well-timed joke (video)

Vanessa Bryant's eulogy of Kobe Bryant and Gianna Bryant was heavy and left few dry eyes.
SLAM
February 24
Pistons Unlikely To Buy Out Derrick Rose
Yahoo Sports
February 24

Former NBA player remembers Kobe Bryant

Bruce Bowen talked about the Lakers great before the memorial service honoring Bryant and his daughter, Gianna.
RealGM
February 24
Joe Lacob: Kevin Durant Leaving Warriors For Nets 'Made No Sense'
FOX Sports
February 24

Milwaukee visits Washington after Beal's 53-point performance

Washington hosts the Milwaukee Bucks after Bradley Beal scored 53 points in the Wizards' 126-117 loss to the Bulls
FOX Sports
February 24

Golden State takes on Sacramento, aims to stop 6-game skid

Golden State will try to end its six-game skid when the Warriors play Sacramento
FOX Sports
February 24

Oklahoma City takes road win streak into matchup with Chicago

Oklahoma City heads into a matchup with Chicago as winners of eight consecutive road games
FOX Sports
February 24

Portland plays Boston following McCollum's 41-point game

Portland plays the Boston Celtics after CJ McCollum scored 41 points in the Trail Blazers' 107-104 victory over the Pistons
FOX Sports
February 24

Detroit faces Denver, looks to end 6-game slide

Detroit enters the matchup with Denver after losing six straight games
FOX Sports
February 24

Minnesota faces Dallas, looks to break road skid

Minnesota is looking to break its eight-game road losing streak with a win against Dallas
FOX Sports
February 24

Los Angeles puts home win streak on the line against New Orleans

Los Angeles is looking to extend its three-game home win streak with a victory over New Orleans
FOX Sports
February 24

Charlotte takes on Indiana, seeks 4th straight road win

Charlotte will try to keep its three-game road win streak intact when the Hornets face Indiana
Yahoo Sports
February 24

NBA Week at a Glance: Road ahead gets tougher for Wizards

The Wizards start the week against the Bucks and end it with Stephen Curry's possible return. Also, a potential ECF preview, Lillard's return and a Saturday showdown.
ESPN
February 24

Pacers G Lamb done for season with knee injury

Pacers guard Jeremy Lamb tore the ACL and lateral meniscus in his left knee and also suffered a fracture. He is done for the season.
FOX Sports
February 24

Vanessa Bryant’s inspirational and moving speech at Celebration of Kobe and Gianna Bryant

Vanessa Bryant, wife of Kobe and mother of Gigi, spoke to each one, addressing each of her lost loved ones individually. Vanessa illustrated the Mamba mentality as she remained stoic and heroic throughout her speech.
Yahoo Sports
February 24

NBA Power Rankings: Lakers dynamic duo will be tough to beat in the playoffs

When it comes to clutch performances, it's hard to beat the Lakers' superstar duo of LeBron James and Anthony Davis.
ESPN
February 24

Vanessa Bryant calls Kobe 'MVP of girl dads'

Vanessa Bryant called Kobe "the MVP of girl dads" and predicted that her daughter Gianna could have become "the best player in the WNBA" at the public memorial for them both Monday.
ESPN
February 24

Vanessa Bryant leads memorial for Kobe, Gianna

Vanessa Bryant called Kobe 'the MVP of girl dads' and predicted that her daughter Gianna could have become 'the best player in the WNBA' at the public memorial for both of them Monday.
Yahoo Sports
February 24

Social media reacts to Sabrina Ionescu's tribute to Kobe Bryant: ‘Rest easy my guy’

Ionescu eloquently spoke about why she idolized Bryant and how his daughter, Gigi, was the future of women's sports.
RealGM
February 24
Jeremy Lamb Out For Season With Torn ACL, Torn Meniscus, Fracture
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February 24
Jeremy Lamb Out For Season With Torn ACL
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February 24

Beyonce opens Kobe Bryant's memorial by singing 'XO,' one of Bryant's favorite songs

Beyonce opened the Kobe Bryant memorial by expressing her love for Bryant before singing "XO."
Yahoo Sports
February 24

Mavs looks to feast on shorthanded Timberwolves

One team that's well rested as the result of a back-to-back matches up with another in the middle of a tough two-day sequence when the Dallas Mavericks play host to the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday night. Neither team has fared well of late, which is of more significance to the Mavericks, who
Yahoo Sports
February 24

Vanessa Bryant powerfully and gracefully eulogizes Kobe Bryant and Gianna Bryant (video)

The world lost a basketball superstar in Kobe Bryant. Vanessa Bryant lost her husband and daughter.
Yahoo Sports
February 24

Vanessa Bryant delivers moving speech on Kobe and Gianna's personalities at memorial

Vanessa Bryant made her first public remarks in a moving speech on her late husband and daughter.
Yahoo Sports
February 24

Kobe Bryant memorial: 'Kobe was the MVD of girl dads'

Thousands poured into Staples Center to celebrate the lives of Kobe and Gigi Bryant.
CBS Sports
February 24

Kobe Bryant memorial: Beyonce opens service with performances of 'XO' and 'Halo'

She sang one of Kobe's favorite songs
FOX Sports
February 24

Jimmy Kimmel opens Celebration of Life for Kobe and Gigi Bryant with emotional speech

Jimmy Kimmel began the celebration of Kobe and Gianna Bryant's life with a look inside how much they meant to him, and the entire world.
Yahoo Sports
February 24

Bucks trying to get better as they visit Wizards

The Milwaukee Bucks can hang their hat on a plethora of scintillating performances this season, and Giannis Antetokounmpo has had his sizable hand in most of them. Arguably the best effort put forth by the Bucks came late last month against the Washington Wizards, a team they will visit on Monday night
Yahoo Sports
February 24

Timeline of events for the Kobe Bryant helicopter crash

A timeline of events for the helicopter crash that killed former Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant and eight others:
Yahoo Sports
February 24

Why Santa Cruz Warriors traded Juan Toscano-Anderson's G League rights

The Sea Dubs could reacquire the Oakland native, but it would come at a cost.
FOX Sports
February 24

Los Angeles honors Kobe, Gianna Bryant with public memorial

Thousands of mourners will gather in Staples Center on Monday to say farewell to Kobe and Gianna Bryant
CBS Sports
February 24

How to watch Mavericks vs. Timberwolves: NBA live stream info, TV channel, time, game odds

How to watch Mavericks vs. Timberwolves basketball game
CBS Sports
February 24

Wizards vs. Bucks: How to watch online, live stream info, game time, TV channel

How to watch Wizards vs. Bucks basketball game
Yahoo Sports
February 24

Hassan Whiteside for Defensive Player of Year? 'Let's talk about it'

Leading the league in blocked shots by a wide margin, the Trail Blazer center wants consideration
Yahoo Sports
February 24

Kobe Bryant memorial service has Warriors prepping for emotional day

The Warriors, along with the NBA, are preparing to reckon with their toughest loss in years.
RealGM
February 24
NBA To Hold Off On Fining Mark Cuban Until Outcome Of Mavs' Protest
ESPN
February 24

Vanessa Bryant sues copter company for deaths

The wrongful death lawsuit filed by Vanessa Bryant says the pilot of the helicopter was careless and negligent by flying in cloudy conditions and should have aborted the flight.
Yahoo Sports
February 24

Damon Stoudamire calls Arvydas Sabonis the best big man passer to ever play the game

Stoudamire tells the world what fans in Portland already knew
RealGM
February 24
Bucks Clinch Earliest Playoff Berth In At Least 15 Years
ESPN
February 24

Cuban discipline to wait on Mavs' protest ruling

The Dallas Mavericks have filed a protest over their loss Saturday night to the Atlanta Hawks, citing a "misapplication of the rules," sources confirmed to ESPN. The New York Times first reported the protest of a call with 8.4 seconds remaining.
Yahoo Sports
February 24

Why Kevin Durant leaving Warriors for Nets made no sense to Joe Lacob

Joe Lacob probably never will understand the two-time NBA Finals MVP's decision.
RealGM
February 24
Markieff Morris Clears Waivers, Officially Signs With Lakers
CBS Sports
February 24

Raptors coach Nick Nurse says watching the Bucks is boring because they blow everybody out

There is a rematch of the 2019 Eastern Conference finals on Tuesday in Toronto
CBS Sports
February 24

Carmelo Anthony hits clutch jumper, scores 30 points for the first time since 2017 in Trail Blazers' win

Anthony finished with a season-high 32 points and four rebounds
HoopsHype
February 24

Live: Watch the Kobe Bryant memorial on USA Today's livestream

CBS Sports
February 24

NBA Winners and Losers: Zion Williamson, Jayson Tatum continue to climb; Sixers' season takes another turn

Two of the NBA's youngest stars are putting up tremendous numbers in February
Yahoo Sports
February 24

This week's top 5 in-demand NBA matchups

A look around the NBA's top must-watch matchups this week.
Yahoo Sports
February 24

Watch Kobe Bryant memorial live stream (video)

Thousands of mourners will gather in Staples Center on Monday to say farewell to Kobe and Gianna Bryant.
CBS Sports
February 23

Timberwolves vs. Nuggets odds, line: 2020 NBA picks, Feb. 23 predictions from advanced computer model

The SportsLine projection model has a pick for the clash between the Timberwolves and Nuggets.
RealGM
February 23
Ben Simmons To Undergo MRI On Back On Sunday
Yahoo Sports
February 23

GAME RECAP: Rockets 120, Jazz 110

James Harden leads Houston past Utah Saturday night. 120-110.
CBS Sports
February 23

Ben Simmons to undergo MRI after leaving game vs. Bucks with sore back, per report

Simmons also missed Philadelphia's previous game against the Nets with a sore back
Yahoo Sports
February 23

Bucks pull away in second half behind 31 from Giannis Antetokounmpo, rout Sixers

Ben Simmons left the game in the first quarter.
CBS Sports
February 23

Miami Heat retire Dwyane Wade's No. 3 jersey; LeBron James congratulates his former teammate

Wade became the sixth player in Heat history to have his jersey retired
CBS Sports
February 23

Lakers to waive DeMarcus Cousins, clear path to sign Markieff Morris after buyout from Pistons, per reports

Morris provides the Lakers with a big defensive wing who can really space the floor
Yahoo Sports
February 23

GAME RECAP: Heat 124, Cavaliers 105

Kendrick Nunn leads Miami past Cleveland Saturday night. 124-105.
Yahoo Sports
February 23

Bulls Outsiders Podcast: Coby White drops career high vs Suns

On this edition of the Bulls Outsiders podcast, Matt Peck, David Watson, and Allana Tachauer discuss Coby White's big night, a hypothetical created by the Chicago Sun-Times Joe Cowley, and discuss Dwyane Wade's jersey retirement in Miami.
Yahoo Sports
February 23

Follow live: Lakers face Celtics in classic clash

The Lakers and Celtics have combined for 33 titles, and each squad is looking to add to its trophy chest this season.
Yahoo Sports
February 23

Sixers look to maintain home dominance vs. Hawks

The Philadelphia 76ers will be looking for their 27th victory in 29 home games when they host the Atlanta Hawks on Monday. Simmons, who sat out Thursday's win over the Brooklyn Nets, left after five minutes in what turned out to be a 119-98 loss on the road to the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday night
Yahoo Sports
February 23

Antetokounmpo's 31 points lead Bucks past 76ers, 119-98

The Milwaukee Bucks turned a tight game with the Philadelphia 76ers into a mismatch immediately in the second half, led by the reigning league MVP. Giannis Antetokounmpo had 31 points and 17 rebounds, Khris Middleton scored 25 points and the Bucks beat the 76ers 119-98 on Saturday night in a matchup
Yahoo Sports
February 23

Roommates, brothers, opponents: Coby White, Cam Johnson reunite and show out

Coby White and Cam Johnson forged a familial bond while playing together at North Carolina, even before White went viral supporting Johnson on draft night.
CBS Sports
February 23

Pelicans vs. Warriors odds, line: 2020 NBA picks, Feb. 23 predictions from model on 35-19 roll

SportsLine's advanced computer model simulated Sunday's Pelicans vs. Warriors game 10,000 times.
Yahoo Sports
February 23

Mavericks owner Mark Cuban slams officials after Hawks loss: ‘This is a management issue’

"This is a management issue. Is it as bad as back in Dairy Queen? It literally could be worse.”
Yahoo Sports
February 23

Heat look to improve on road vs. Cavs

The Cleveland Cavaliers, who have the worst record in the Eastern Conference, will play host to the Miami Heat on Monday night in a rematch game. Miami whipped the Cavaliers 124-105 on Saturday night, improving to 23-3 at home. "It's a beautiful thing we've created," Heat center Bam
Basketball Insiders
February 23

Sources: Ben Simmons to Undergo MRI

Philadelphia’s Ben Simmons will undergo an MRI on his lower back on Sunday, league source tells ESPN. He was definitely in some pain tonight after game vs. Bucks. Philadelphia’s Ben Simmons will undergo an MRI on his lower back on Sunday, league source tells ESPN. He was definitely in some pain tonight after game vs. […]
Basketball Insiders
February 23

Sources: Markieff Morris, Pistons Agree to Buyout, to Sign with Lakers

Pistons forward Markieff Morris has agreed to a contract buyout, league sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium. Pistons forward Markieff Morris has agreed to a contract buyout, league sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium. — Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) February 21, 2020 Markieff Morris plans to sign with Lakers, league sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium. Markieff Morris plans to sign with […]
Basketball Insiders
February 23

Sources: Lakers to Waive DeMarcus Cousins

Lakers are waiving DeMarcus Cousins, league sources tell @Ramonashelburne and me. Lakers are waiving DeMarcus Cousins, league sources tell @Ramonashelburne and me. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 22, 2020 Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
SLAM
February 23
Post Up: Heat Rout Cavs on D-Wade’s Jersey Retirement Night ⚡
Yahoo Sports
February 23

DeAndre Ayton, Devin Booker dominate, Suns top Bulls 112-104

Disappointed he didn't make a bigger impact the previous night against the defending champions, DeAndre Ayton sure made his presence felt against the Bulls. Ayton dominated with 28 points and 19 rebounds, Devin Booker had 29 points and the Phoenix Suns beat the Chicago Bulls 112-104 on Saturday
Yahoo Sports
February 23

How to watch, stream Trail Blazers vs. Pistons tonight at 6:00pm

Watch the game on NBC Sports Northwest, the Official Network of the Portland Trail Blazers and you can stream the game on our website or by downloading the MyTeams app!
Yahoo Sports
February 23

Nightly Notable: Bradley Beal | Feb. 23

Bradley Beal had 53 points 5 rebounds and 4 assists in the Wizards 126-117 loss to the Bulls.
Yahoo Sports
February 23

How Coby White is putting it all together over most recent hot stretch

In seven February games, the Bulls freshly-turned 20-year-old is averaging 17.7 points per game while shooting 35.7% from 3-point range. But the good news doesn't stop there.
Yahoo Sports
February 23

Top 10 | Feb. 23

Check out the top plays from Sunday.
CBS Sports
February 23

Bucks G-League affiliate coach Chase Buford goes off in 'rant of the year' candidate

Buford's Wisconsin Herd blew a 21-point fourth quarter lead
Yahoo Sports
February 23

Bulls Outsiders Podcast: Coby White drops 33 in second straight game

On this edition of the Bulls Outsiders Podcast, Matt Peck, David Watson and Allana Tachauer discuss Sunday's Bulls win over the Wizards.
RealGM
February 23
Kemba Walker To Miss Lakers Games
RealGM
February 23
Russell Westbrook On Being Guarded By Rudy Gobert: You Can't Scout For Speed
CBS Sports
February 23

Mavericks file petition to NBA office over Saturday's controversial ending in loss to Hawks, per report

An inadvertent whistle allowed the Hawks to put the game out of reach
Yahoo Sports
February 23

Zion Williamson's arrival shows Warriors how quick fortunes can change

The potential impact of the NBA Draft Lottery will be right in front of the Warriors' eyes Sunday.
Yahoo Sports
February 23

Bulls’ coach Jim Boylen unapologetic about late-game timeouts in decided games

This is far from the first time Boylen has called a late-game timeout in a decided game.
Yahoo Sports
February 23

Heavyweights renew rivalry as Celtics visit Lakers

The NBA's two most decorated franchises renew their historic rivalry Sunday at Staples Center when the Los Angeles Lakers host the Boston Celtics. Boston and Los Angeles have 33 NBA championships between them and have met in the Finals a record 12 times. Both are once again title contenders, with
Basketball Insiders
February 23

Sources: Mavericks File Official Protest of Game Against Hawks

The Dallas Mavericks, citing a “misapplication of the rules,” have filed an official protest of Saturday’s road loss to the Atlanta Hawks to the league office, @NYTSports has learned The Dallas Mavericks, citing a “misapplication of the rules,” have filed an official protest of Saturday’s road loss to the Atlanta Hawks to the league office, […]
Yahoo Sports
February 23

GAME RECAP: Pelicans 115, Warriors 101

Zion Williamson scores 28 points Sunday night as New Orleans beat Golden State, 115-101.
Yahoo Sports
February 23

The Fast Break | Best from Feb. 23

Check out the all you missed from Sunday in the NBA
FOX Sports
February 23
McCollum, Anthony carry Blazers past Pistons, 107-104
Basketball Insiders
February 23

Report: Jaren Jackson Jr. Out Two Weeks with Sprained Left Knee

The Memphis Grizzlies today provided a medical update on forward Jaren Jackson Jr.: During Friday’s game against the Los Angeles Lakers, Jackson Jr. sustained an injury when contesting a shot late in the second quarter. He did not return for the second half. Subsequent imaging revealed a sprained left knee. Jackson Jr. will be re-evaluated […]
Yahoo Sports
February 23

Cellist Ben Hong opens up on his tribute performance for NBA legend Kobe Bryant

In Los Angeles on Monday, thousands of people are expected to pack the Staples Center to say a final farewell to Kobe Bryant and the eight others who died in a helicopter crash. There have been several tributes since his death — but one truly struck a chord. Danya Bacchus reports.
Yahoo Sports
February 23

Carmelo Anthony with a 2-pointer vs. Detroit Pistons in the fourth quarter

ESPN
February 23

Brooks after loss to Bulls: Wizards 'playing soft'

After a second straight loss Sunday night, frustrated Wizards coach Scott Brooks said his team is "playing soft," adding that his players need to exhibit toughness and pride. Brooks said he has to do a better job getting the team ready to play.
SLAM
February 23
Post Up: LeBron Hits Clutch Basket to Lead Lakers Past Celtics 👑
Yahoo Sports
February 23

Carmelo Anthony turns back the clock against Detroit, does something he hasn't done in three years

The Pistons were served a vintage Melo performance
Yahoo Sports
February 23

Warriors takeaways: What we learned in 115-101 loss to Pelicans

The Pelicans won the season series for the first time since 2012, back when New Orleans' team was nicknamed the Hornets.
Yahoo Sports
February 23

CJ McCollum notches career-high in assists vs. Pistons

McCollum was on a mission!
Yahoo Sports
February 23

Watch Bradley Beal scores career-high 53 points, Wizards still can’t beat Bulls

Coby White scored 33 points to join Michael Jordan as the only Bulls rookies with consecutive 30-point games.
CBS Sports
February 23

Ben Simmons to undergo MRI after leaving 76ers' game vs. Bucks with sore back, per report

Simmons also missed Philadelphia's previous game against the Nets with a sore back
Yahoo Sports
February 23

White has 33 again, Bulls beat Wizards despite Beal's 53

Coby White is taking his game to new levels - and reaching some rarified Air. White scored 33 points to join Michael Jordan as the only Bulls rookies with 30 or more in consecutive games, and Chicago overcame Bradley Beal's career-high 53 to snap an eight-game losing streak with a 126-117 victory
Yahoo Sports
February 23

3-pointer by CJ McCollum

Yahoo Sports
February 23

Gilgeous-Alexander, Adams lead Thunder past Spurs

San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich was surly, even by his standards, during his postgame media session. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander had 22 points and 13 rebounds, Steven Adams added 21 points and 14 rebounds and the Oklahoma City Thunder rolled past the Spurs 131-103. It was Oklahoma City's largest
FOX Sports
February 23
Holiday, Williamson keep Pelicans rolling in 115-101 win
Yahoo Sports
February 23

Zach LaVine breaks Ben Gordon's single-season Bulls' 3-point record

Zach LaVine broke Ben Gordon's franchise record for 3-pointers in a season, while Tomas Satoransky continued tormenting his former team as the Bulls snapped an eight-game skid.
CBS Sports
February 23

NBA DFS: CJ McCollum and best FanDuel, DraftKings daily Fantasy basketball picks for Feb. 23, 2020

Mike McClure, a DFS pro with almost $2 million in career earnings, gives optimal lineup advice
CBS Sports
February 23

Bucks clinch playoff spot, becoming fastest team in NBA history to sew up a postseason berth

Milwaukee needed just 56 games to clinch a spot in the postseason
Yahoo Sports
February 23

Wizards vs. Bucks: time, TV channel, live stream, how to watch

The Wizards are back in D.C. for a Monday night matchup with the Bucks. Here is everything you need to know.
ESPN
February 23

Bucks clinch earliest playoff berth in 15 years

The Milwaukee Bucks have clinched a playoff berth 55 days before the NBA postseason is set to begin.
ESPN
February 23

Bucks earliest to clinch playoff berth in 15 years

The Milwaukee Bucks have clinched a playoff berth 55 days before the NBA postseason is set to begin.
Yahoo Sports
February 23

Bucks clinch their spot in the playoffs, two months before the playoffs begin

The 48-8 Bucks clinched the playoffs even earlier than the 73-9 Warriors.
Yahoo Sports
February 23

GAME RECAP: Bulls 126, Wizards 117

Coby White scores 33 points and six rebounds Sunday night against Washington.
Yahoo Sports
February 23

Grant Williams describes meeting Bill Russell at Celtics-Lakers game

Grant Williams took some time to introduce himself to Bill Russell at Sunday's Celtics-Lakers game. Here's what he said to the Boston sports legend.
Yahoo Sports
February 23

Coach Scott Brooks unloads on 'soft' Wizards after loss to Bulls

Scott Brooks hates when his players are soft and he used the word 'soft' many times to describe his team after Sunday night's loss to the Bulls.
Yahoo Sports
February 23

GAME RECAP: Thunder 131, Spurs 103

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander posts 22 points and 13 rebounds to help lead Oklahoma City to a commanding victory over San Antonio, 131-103.
Yahoo Sports
February 23

Instant Analysis: CJ McCollum's near triple-double helps lifts Blazers past Pistons

It came down to the wire Sunday night...
Yahoo Sports
February 23

Millsap has 25 points as Nuggets beat Timberwolves, 128-116

Paul Millsap followed one of his worst games of the season with his best, thanks to extra film sessions. Millsap scored a season-high 25 points on 9-of-11 shooting, and the Nuggets bounced back from their first loss in the Northwest Division to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 128-116 on Sunday night
FOX Sports
February 23
White has 33 again, Bulls beat Wizards despite Beal's 53
CBS Sports
February 23

Raptors stay red hot, beat Pacers by 46 to record biggest win in franchise history

The Raptors have won 17 of their last 18 games
Yahoo Sports
February 23

Wizards' defense, playoff hopes falter in loss to Bulls

Playoff teams don't lose games like the Wizards have since the All-Star break.
ESPN
February 23

LeBron's 'Dream Shake' lifts Lakers over Celtics

LeBron said he'd been setting Jaylen Brown up all night to give up the fadeaway jumper that ultimately sealed the Lakers' victory over the Celtics on Sunday night.
ESPN
February 23

LeBron's 'Dream Shake' lifts Lakers over Celtics

LeBron James said he had been setting up Jaylen Brown all game to give up the fadeaway jumper that ultimately sealed the Lakers' victory over the Celtics on Sunday night.
Yahoo Sports
February 23

Bulls observations: Coby White, Zach LaVine, Thad Young lead way to much-needed win

It was a next-man-up type of night.
ESPN
February 23

Sunday's Celtics-Lakers battle had everything the NBA's premier rivalry should

The nail-biter at Staples was a worthy addition to the historic Lakers-Celtics rivalry.
ESPN
February 23

Sunday's Celtics-Lakers battle had everything the NBA's premier rivalry should

The nail-biter at Staples was a worthy addition to the historic Lakers-Celtics rivalry.
Yahoo Sports
February 23

Raptors roll to their biggest win ever, beat Pacers 127-81

Kyle Lowry and the surging Toronto Raptors tuned up for their showdown with Milwaukee by pounding the Indiana Pacers. Lowry had 16 points and 11 assists, extending his career-best streak of double-doubles to six, and Toronto hammered Indiana 127-81 on Sunday, the most lopsided victory in Raptors history
FOX Sports
February 23
Gilgeous-Alexander, Adams lead Thunder past Spurs
Yahoo Sports
February 23

WATCH: Bradley Beal achieves multiple scoring feats vs. Bulls

Bradley Beal achieved two major scoring milestones in the Wizards' trip to Chicago Sunday night.
Yahoo Sports
February 23

GAME RECAP: Nuggets 128, Timberwolves 116

Paul Millsap puts up 25 points, Nikla Jokic adds 24 points and 7 boards as Denver handles Minnesota, 128-116.
Yahoo Sports
February 23

GAME RECAP: Raptors 127, Pacers 81

Pascal Siakam scores 21 points, Kyle Lowry adds 16 points and 11 assists as Toronto destroys Indiana, 127-81.
Yahoo Sports
February 23

Mark Cuban blasts NBA officials following Dallas loss in Atlanta

The Dallas Mavericks lost to the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday night and following the game, Mark Cuban lost his mind on the officials. With 8.4 seconds to play in the game and Atlanta leading by two-points, Dorian Finney-Smith blocked Trae Young's attempted shot. Officials blew the whistle and called
Yahoo Sports
February 23

LeBron James congratulates Jayson Tatum on Instagram for 41-point game

LeBron James took some time to shout out Jayson Tatum for his 41-point outburst in a closely contested Celtics-Lakers game.
CBS Sports
February 23

Celtics vs. Lakers odds, line, spread: 2020 NBA picks, Feb. 23 predictions from model on 35-19 roll

SportsLine's advanced computer model simulated Sunday's Celtics vs. Lakers game 10,000 times.
Yahoo Sports
February 23

3-pointer by Zion Williamson in the first quarter

Yahoo Sports
February 23

Matt Thomas rattles in a 3 in the fourth quarter

Yahoo Sports
February 23

Jazz defense no match for small-ball Rockets, James Harden scores 38 in win

James Harden scored 38 points and Russell Westbrook had 34.
Yahoo Sports
February 23

Los Angeles Lakers officially sign Markieff Morris and waive DeMarcus Cousins

The Los Angeles Lakers made official what had been reported a couple of days ago and signed forward Markieff Morris. In a corresponding move to open a roster spot, the Lakers waived center DeMarcus Cousins. OFFICIAL: The Lakers have signed Markieff Morris. Welcome to L.A., @Keefmorris! pic.twitter.com
FOX Sports
February 23
LeBron James lifts Lakers past Celtics, 114-112
Yahoo Sports
February 23

LA Lakers sign veteran Markieff Morris for playoff push

Markieff Morris has signed with the Los Angeles Lakers for the postseason push. The Lakers announced the deal Sunday to add the nine-year NBA veteran immediately after he cleared waivers. Los Angeles waived injured center DeMarcus Cousins to clear a roster spot.
FOX Sports
February 23
Millsap has 25 points as Nuggets beat Timberwolves, 128-116
Yahoo Sports
February 23

3-pointer by Zach LaVine in the third quarter

ESPN
February 23

Tatum youngest to hit 40 in Celtics-Lakers rivalry

The 21-year-old Celtics star tied his career high with 41 points but said afterward that he wished it had come in a winning effort.
FOX Sports
February 23

LA Lakers sign veteran Markieff Morris for playoff push

Veteran forward Markieff Morris has signed with the Los Angeles Lakers
CBS Sports
February 23

Lakers signing Markieff Morris into $1.75M Disabled Player Exception, waive DeMarcus Cousins, per report

Morris provides the Lakers with a big defensive wing who can really space the floor
Yahoo Sports
February 23

3-pointer by Davis Bertans in the second quarter

Yahoo Sports
February 23

LeBron's clutch jumper sends Lakers past Celtics 114-112

Although LeBron James is still relatively new to the Los Angeles Lakers' rivalry with the Boston Celtics, he relishes the chance to participate in the history and passion behind this series. When James had the chance Sunday to make another significant mark in this chapter of NBA history, he stepped
ESPN
February 23

NBA predictions: MVP, Finals matchups and best rookie

We polled the ESPN NBA Forecast panel of experts for their predictions now that we are two-thirds of the way through the season.
SLAM
February 23
Ben Simmons Out Indefinitely With Back Injury
Yahoo Sports
February 23

A big slam by Danilo Gallinari in the second quarter

FOX Sports
February 23
Raptors roll to their biggest win ever, beat Pacers 127-81
FOX Sports
February 23
Raptors roll to biggest win of season, beat Pacers 127-81
Yahoo Sports
February 23

Tomas Satoransky attacks the rim in the second quarter

RealGM
February 23
Mavs File Protest Over Loss To Hawks, Want To Replay End Of Game
Yahoo Sports
February 23

Celtics big man Robert Williams hypes up return from injury on Twitter

According to this Robert Williams tweet, we should expect the Boston Celtics big man to return to action sooner rather than later.
Yahoo Sports
February 23

Jayson Tatum shines brighter than all of Hollywood's basketball stars

On the Hollywood stage in a nationally televised game and with LeBron James and Anthony Davis on the floor, Jayson Tatum showed once again he was the best player at Staples Center in a losing effort, writes our A. Sherrod Blakely.
Yahoo Sports
February 23

Giannis And The Bucks Spank The Sixers

Saturday's slate provided plenty of highlights, including Giannis' Bucks demolishing the Sixers and Harden & Westbrook combining for 72 points. (AP)
Yahoo Sports
February 23

Lakers officially add Markieff Morris after Pistons buyout

Markieff Morris joins his twin Marcus in Los Angeles. However, they'll be playing for different teams.
Basketball Insiders
February 23

Can LeBron and the LA Lakers Bring it Home in 2019/2020?

LeBron James is smiling all the way to the bank with an estimated net worth of $480 million, and a salary of $100 million per year. standing 6’9″ tall this NBA superstar, TV producer, voice actor, and screenwriter has everything going for him. His $40 million per year salary from the NBA is supplemented by […]
Yahoo Sports
February 23

Jayson Tatum first to reach impressive Celtics-Lakers milestone since Kobe Bryant in 2011

Jayson Tatum did something in a Boston Celtics vs. Los Angeles Lakers game that hadn't been done since Kobe Bryant accomplished the feat in 2011.
Yahoo Sports
February 23

LeBron, Lakers top Tatum’s big afternoon for Celtics

LeBron James scored 29 points and put the Lakers ahead on a fallaway jumper with 30 seconds to play, and Los Angeles split its season series with the Boston Celtics with a 114-112 victory Sunday.
Yahoo Sports
February 23

GAME RECAP: Lakers 114, Celtics 112

Anthony Davis notches a double-double with 32 points and adds 13 rebounds to lead Los Angeles in a win over Boston.
Yahoo Sports
February 23

10 tales of Kobe: The regular lives he touched

As the world readies to say a final goodbye to Kobe and his daughter Gianna during a memorial service, here are 10 stories of ordinary people he impacted.
CBS Sports
February 23

Celtics' Jayson Tatum ties career high vs. Lakers, becomes youngest player in epic rivalry to score 40 points

Tatum finished with 41 points, but it wasn't enough for the Celtics, who fell to the Lakers, 114-112
FOX Sports
February 23

Bill Russell reminded us of Kobe Bryant's greatness on Sunday

For the first time ever, fans saw Bill Russell in a Lakers jersey on Sunday, a testament to the greatness of Kobe Bryant.
Yahoo Sports
February 23

Ben Simmons leaves game in first quarter, to have MRI on lower back Sunday

He missed Thursday's game with a sore lower back and could only play one quarter Saturday.
Yahoo Sports
February 23

Celtics-Lakers Takeaways: Plenty of positives despite C's loss in L.A.

Jayson Tatum put on a show on a national stage, the Celtics were a basket away from sweeping the Lakers and they did it without Kemba Walker. As A. Sherrod Blakely writes, the Celtics have plenty of positives to build off of.
Yahoo Sports
February 23

Warriors vs. Pelicans watch guide: Lineups, injury report, player usage

The Warriors will get their first look at Zion Williamson on Sunday at Chase Center.
FOX Sports
February 23

LeBron's clutch jumper sends Lakers past Celtics 114-112

The Los Angeles Lakers beat the Boston Celtics 114-112 in the latest chapter of this famed NBA rivalry
Yahoo Sports
February 23

The Lakers-Celtics rivalry may be back

L.A. and Boston are two of the best teams in the NBA again, and they staged a thriller Sunday with LeBron and the Lakers winning by the slimmest of margins.
Yahoo Sports
February 23

Mamba forever: The iconic images of Kobe Bryant

There is some saving grace to a career chronicled on screen. We have photos that captured his essence, images to look back on, to hold onto, to carry on.
Yahoo Sports
February 23

Jayson Tatum fastbreak dunk in the third quarter

Yahoo Sports
February 23

Celtics-Lakers Overreactions: Not trading for Anthony Davis was a blessing for C's

Here are three instant overreactions from the Boston Celtics' 114-112 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday.
CBS Sports
February 23

Stephen Curry injury update: Warriors star cleared for contact, scrimmages; has firm return date in mind

Curry has been sidelined since the end of October with a broken hand
ESPN
February 23

Mavericks file protest over loss to Hawks

The Dallas Mavericks have filed a protest over Saturday night's loss to the Atlanta Hawks, citing a "misapplication of the rules," sources confirmed to ESPN. The New York Times first reported the protest of a call with 8.4 seconds remaining.
ESPN
February 23

Sources: Mavericks file protest over loss to Hawks

The Dallas Mavericks have filed a protest over Saturday night's loss to the Atlanta Hawks, citing a "misapplication of the rules," sources confirmed to ESPN. The New York Times first reported the protest of a call with 8.4 seconds remaining.
ESPN
February 23

Markieff Morris clears waivers, signs with Lakers

Markieff Morris, a former Pistons forward, has cleared waivers and will sign with the Lakers through their $1.75 million disabled player exception.
ESPN
February 23

Sources: Morris clears waivers, will join Lakers

Markieff Morris, a former Pistons forward, has cleared waivers and will sign with the Lakers through their $1.75 million disabled player exception.
Yahoo Sports
February 23

Fantasy Basketball Week fliers, fades, and schedule breakdown for Week 19

Let's take a look at the fantasy basketball landscape as we head into Week 19 of the NBA season.
Yahoo Sports
February 23

Clippers look to turn things around vs. Grizzlies

Kawhi Leonard said the Los Angeles Clippers weren't ready to play Saturday before losing at home to the Sacramento Kings. Leonard had 31 points, eight rebounds and five assists, but he and the Clippers managed only two points in the final six minutes in a 112-103 defeat. "I just don't
Yahoo Sports
February 23

Kobe Bryant memorial live stream: How to watch service online

Kobe and Gianna will be honored with a celebration of life at Staples Center.
Yahoo Sports
February 23

Kobe Bryant: Los Angeles Artists and Fans Celebrate His Life Through Heartwarming Murals

ET visited some of Los Angeles' most touching Kobe Bryant murals to chat with the fans and artists paying tribute to the Lakers legend.
SLAM
February 23
Lakers To Sign Markieff Morris
Yahoo Sports
February 23

NBA Highlights: Celtics can't overcome Lakers despite Jayson Tatum's career day

The Celtics and Lakers played a very close and competitive game on Sunday afternoon but the Celtics weren't able to emerge victoriously.
Yahoo Sports
February 23

Jayson Tatum spins for the floater in the second quarter

Yahoo Sports
February 23

Bill Russell honors Kobe Bryant by wearing his jersey to Celtics-Lakers game

Bill Russell honored Kobe Bryant by wearing his jersey to the Celtics-Lakers game.
Yahoo Sports
February 23

Celtics legend Bill Russell wears Lakers jersey to honor Kobe Bryant

Boston Celtics legend Bill Russell put the historic C's-Lakers rivalry aside to honor the late Kobe Bryant on Sunday.
Yahoo Sports
February 23

Bulls look to end 8-game skid as they host Wizards

The Chicago Bulls will try to snap an eight-game losing streak when they host the Washington Wizards on Sunday evening. Chicago will play on short rest after sustaining a 112-104 defeat on its home court against the Phoenix Suns one night earlier. The Bulls were outscored 65-47 in the second half and
Yahoo Sports
February 23

Rondo assists AD on the slam in the first quarter

Yahoo Sports
February 23

Jaren Jackson Jr. out for at least two weeks for Grizzlies

The Memphis Grizzlies announced that Jaren Jackson Jr. suffered a sprained left knee late during the second quarter of Friday’s game vs the Los Angeles Lakers: The @memgrizz today provided a medical update on Jaren Jackson Jr. pic.twitter.com/aLwRzIG7e3 -- Grizzlies PR (@GrizzliesPR) February 23, 2020
CBS Sports
February 23

Pistons vs. Blazers odds, line: 2020 NBA picks, Feb. 23 predictions from advanced computer model

The SportsLine projection model has a pick for the clash between the Pistons and Trail Blazers.
RealGM
February 23
Jaren Jackson Jr. Out At Least Two Weeks With Sprained Left Knee
Yahoo Sports
February 23

Ayton peaking as Suns visit Jazz

The Phoenix Suns have been waiting for second-year center Deandre Ayton to start regularly stringing together big performances. Ayton recorded 28 points, 19 rebounds and three blocked shots when the Suns posted a 112-104 road win over the Chicago Bulls on Saturday. "His dominance on both ends,
RealGM
February 23
Ben Simmons Out For Monday Game, Will Undergo Further Tests On Lower Back Injury
CBS Sports
February 23

Grizzlies' Jaren Jackson Jr. to be re-evaluated in two weeks after spraining left knee Friday against Lakers

Jackson has been essential to the Grizzlies' playoff push this season
CBS Sports
February 23

NBA DFS: Malik Beasley and best FanDuel, DraftKings daily Fantasy basketball picks for Feb. 23, 2020

Mike McClure, a DFS pro with almost $2 million in career earnings, gives optimal lineup advice
Yahoo Sports
February 23

Sixers injury update: Ben Simmons out for Hawks game with back injury, will have additional evaluation Monday

Ben Simmons is out for the Sixers' game Monday night against the Hawks and will have an additional evaluation on his back tomorrow, a team source confirmed to NBC Sports Philadelphia. By Noah Levick
Yahoo Sports
February 23

Brad Stevens on Kemba Walker's knee injury: 'It's not a long-term thing'

Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens gave an update on Kemba Walker's knee injury on Sunday.
Yahoo Sports
February 23

If Ben Simmons is sidelined for an extended period, how will Sixers adapt?

If Ben Simmons' back injury sidelines him for an extended period of time, how will the Sixers adapt? By Noah Levick
Yahoo Sports
February 23

Rockets look to continue surge vs. Knicks

The sample size is small, but in their first two games since the All-Star break, the Houston Rockets appear to be clicking at full force. While posting double-digit wins over the Golden State Warriors and Utah Jazz, both on the road, the Rockets converted 45 of 97 3-pointers for a robust 46.4 percent
Yahoo Sports
February 23

Top 10 Plays of the Week

Relive this week's best action in NBA.com's top 10 plays of the week!
Yahoo Sports
February 23

State Farm Top 10 Assists of the Week

Check out the best dimes and dishes in NBA.com's top 10 assists!
Yahoo Sports
February 23

AT&T Top 10 Dunks of the Week

Check out the best rim-rattling and posterizing jams with the Top 10 Dunks of the Week.
ESPN
February 23

Kobe Bryant memorial: What to know as the NBA world honors a legend

Kobe and Gianna Bryant will be honored Monday (1 p.m. ET) with a celebration of life service inside Staples Center.
ESPN
February 23

Kobe Bryant memorial: What to know as the NBA world honors a legend

Kobe and Gianna Bryant will be honored Monday (1 p.m. ET) with a celebration of life service inside Staples Center.
CBS Sports
February 23

How to watch Trail Blazers vs. Pistons: TV channel, NBA live stream info, start time

How to watch Trail Blazers vs. Pistons basketball game
CBS Sports
February 23

Warriors vs. Pelicans live stream info, TV channel: How to watch NBA on TV, stream online

How to watch Warriors vs. Pelicans basketball game
CBS Sports
February 23

How to watch Bulls vs. Wizards: Live stream, TV channel, start time for Sunday's NBA game

How to watch Bulls vs. Wizards basketball game
CBS Sports
February 23

Thunder vs. Spurs: How to watch live stream, TV channel, NBA start time

How to watch Thunder vs. Spurs basketball game
CBS Sports
February 23

Nuggets vs. Timberwolves: How to watch, schedule, live stream info, game time, TV channel

How to watch Nuggets vs. Timberwolves basketball game
CBS Sports
February 23

How to watch Raptors vs. Pacers: Live stream, TV channel, start time for Sunday's NBA game

How to watch Raptors vs. Pacers basketball game
HoopsHype
February 23

Greg Oden Q&A: "I took the power away from 'bust' by saying it"

FOX Sports
February 23

Leonard and the Clippers host the Grizzlies

Kawhi Leonard leads Los Angeles into a matchup against Memphis averaging 27.3 points per game
FOX Sports
February 23

Cleveland faces conference rival Miami

Cleveland and Miami will play in a matchup of Eastern Conference foes
FOX Sports
February 23

New York takes on Houston, aims to halt 3-game slide

New York enters the matchup with Houston as losers of three in a row
FOX Sports
February 23

Brooklyn takes home win streak into matchup with Orlando

Brooklyn will try to keep its five-game home win streak alive when the Nets face Orlando
FOX Sports
February 23

Atlanta faces Philadelphia on 3-game road skid

Atlanta comes into a matchup against Philadelphia after losing three straight road games
FOX Sports
February 23

Beal, Washington set for matchup with Chicago

Bradley Beal leads Washington into a matchup with Chicago averaging 29.1 points per game
FOX Sports
February 23

Booker and the Suns face the Jazz

Devin Booker leads Phoenix into a matchup with Utah averaging 26.4 points per game
Yahoo Sports
February 23

Ben Simmons out at least through Monday

Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons' troublesome back will keep him out at least through Monday reports NBC Sports Philadelphia’s Serena Winters. Winters reports that Simmons went through testing upon the Sixers return to Philadelphia on Sunday and will have further testing done on Monday: Ben Simmons
Yahoo Sports
February 23

Sixers injury update: Ben Simmons to undergo further testing for back injury reaggrevated vs. Bucks

Ben Simmons will undergo further testing Sunday after leaving Saturday night's game against the Bucks, and a report revealed concerning information surrounding the injury.
Yahoo Sports
February 23

Trail Blazers Pregame Notebook: Mario Hezonja will test out ankle vs. Pistons

Jamie Hudson has the latest from Moda Center...
Yahoo Sports
February 23

Nets aim to continue strong play vs. reeling Magic

While the Brooklyn Nets and Orlando Magic are entrenched in the seventh and eighth spots in the Eastern Conference, they are trending in opposite directions of late. The Nets look to continue their surge while the Magic hope to start getting on a hot streak Monday night when the teams convene in Brooklyn
CBS Sports
February 23

Spurs vs. Thunder odds, line, spread: 2020 NBA picks, Feb. 23 predictions from advanced computer model

The SportsLine projection model has a pick for the clash between the Spurs and Thunder.
Yahoo Sports
February 23

Grizzlies: Jackson out at least 2 weeks with sprained knee

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Memphis Grizzlies forward Jaren Jackson Jr. will miss at least two weeks with a sprained left knee after getting hurt in a game against the Los Angeles Lakers.
FOX Sports
February 23
Grizzlies: Jackson out at least 2 weeks with sprained knee
CBS Sports
February 23

Ben Simmons injury update: 76ers star to miss Monday's game; will undergo more tests on lower back, per report

Simmons had his back examined on Sunday but will reportedly need further testing on Monday
ESPN
February 23

Russ scores 34 with 7-1 Gobert guarding him

The Rockets' Russell Westbrook, who is listed at 6-foot-3, was guarded by 7-1 center Rudy Gobert on Saturday. Westbrook scored 34 points on 14-of-26 shooting.
ESPN
February 23

Grizzlies' Jackson out weeks with sprained knee

Grizzlies forward Jaren Jackson Jr. has a sprained left knee and will be reevaluated in two weeks.
Yahoo Sports
February 23

John Collins scores on controversial putback

Yahoo Sports
February 23

The Fast Break | Best from Feb. 22

Check out the all you missed from Saturday night in the NBA
Yahoo Sports
February 23

Yahoo DFS Basketball: Sunday Picks

If you're looking to spend up on centers, Mike Barner suggests Hassan Whiteside will do well versus an inconsistent Pistons' frontcourt.
CBS Sports
February 23

Lakers vs. Celtics: NBA watch online, TV channel, live stream info, odds, prediction, pick, start time

The Lakers carry a four-game winning streak into meeting with the Celtics, who will be without Kemba Walker
Yahoo Sports
February 23

Nightly Notable | Giannis Antetokounmpo: Feb. 22

Yahoo Sports
February 23

Top 10 | Feb. 22

Check out the top plays from Saturday.
Yahoo Sports
February 23

Lance Stephenson hopes strong season in China springboards him back to NBA

The Chinese Basketball Association is currently suspended because of the Coronavirus outbreak.
Yahoo Sports
February 23

GAME RECAP: Bucks 119, 76ers, 98

Bucks dominate their Eastern Conference rivals at home to further hold their place atop the conference.
CBS Sports
February 23

Wizards vs. Bulls odds, line: 2020 NBA picks, Feb. 23 predictions from proven projection model

The SportsLine projection model has a pick for the clash between the Wizards and Bulls.
Yahoo Sports
February 23

Kelly Oubre Jr. with the huge dunk in the fourth quarter

RealGM
February 23
Mark Cuban Criticizes Officiating Following Loss To Hawks
ESPN
February 23

Giannis Antetokounmpo continues to level up and be decisively great

While Joel Embiid declared himself the best player in the world, Giannis Antetokounmpo did what he has done all season in another dominating performance.
FOX Sports
February 23

Dwyane Wade is – and always will be – the face of the Miami Heat

Dwayne Wade's No. 3 jersey made its way into the rafters at American Airlines Arena on Saturday night.
CBS Sports
February 23

Pacers vs. Raptors odds, line, spread: 2020 NBA picks, Feb. 23 predictions from advanced computer model

The SportsLine projection model has a pick for the clash between the Pacers and Raptors.
Yahoo Sports
February 23

Andrew Wiggins is 'perfect piece' for Warriors, Tim Hardaway believes

With how well Wiggins has played early in his Warriors tenure, it's hard to argue with Hardaway.
RealGM
February 23
Kawhi Leonard Says 'The Time Is Now' For Clippers To Put Winning Run Together
Yahoo Sports
February 23

Harden, Westbrook combine for 72, Rockets beat Jazz 120-110

Team are trying to get creative in guarding the Houston Rockets. Russell Westbrook doesn't think the ploys are effective. James Harden shrugged off traps to score 38 points, Westbrook faced two-time Defensive Player of the Year Rudy Gobert and still had 34 and the Rockets beat the Utah Jazz 120
Yahoo Sports
February 22

The Bounce - Can anyone in the East beat the Bucks?

Quentin Richardson and Caron Butler discuss whether or not any team in the Eastern Conference can overtake Giannis and Milwaukee Bucks to reach the NBA Finals.
Yahoo Sports
February 22

Shorthanded Trail Blazers find their playoff hopes precariously balanced

There's still time for them to steady the rocking, find their footing and avoid a spill.
Yahoo Sports
February 22

LeBron James with one of the day's best plays in the fourth quarter

Yahoo Sports
February 22

3-pointer by Josh Hart in the third quarter

Yahoo Sports
February 22

Carmelo Anthony welcomes Zion Williamson to the NBA with mean jab step

Carmelo's move on Williamson was NASTY!
Yahoo Sports
February 22

Sixers' message of inclusivity goes well beyond Pride Night

Jason Collins rang the bell as the Sixers celebrated Pride Night Thursday, but the team's presence in the LGBTQ community, led by openly gay employee Lee Cary, is much bigger. By Paul Hudrick
Yahoo Sports
February 22

Stephen Curry praises Sabrina Ionescu's passion: "It’s in her eyes"

"Every night, she just appreciates being out on the floor and bringing it."
Yahoo Sports
February 22

There's a lot to love about what Romeo Langford is doing defensively for Celtics

Romeo Langford found himself playing meaningful minutes in the Celtics' victory in Minnesota on Friday night, particularly after Jaylen Brown fouled out. His defense has stood out for Brad Stevens and the C's.
RealGM
February 22
Grizzlies Sign Dusty Hannahs To 10-Day Contract
RealGM
February 22
Paul George, Patrick Beverley Out For Saturday Game Versus Kings
Yahoo Sports
February 22

Daniel Theis among the Celtics to put up big scoring numbers against Minnesota

Daniel Theis didn't get off to a good start for the Boston Celtics against the Minnesota Timberwolves. But as A. Sherrod Blakely details, Theis was able to rebound -- literally and figuratively -- and put forth a big-time performance to spark the C's victory.
CBS Sports
February 22

Nets vs. Hornets odds, line, spread: 2020 NBA picks, Feb. 22 predictions from advanced computer model

The SportsLine Projection Model has a pick for the clash between the Nets and Hornets.
Yahoo Sports
February 22

GAME RECAP: Raptors 118, Suns 101

Pascal Siakam scores 37 points and 12 rebounds Friday night as Toronto beat Phoenix, 118-101
Yahoo Sports
February 22

Chris Paul scores 29 points, leads Thunder past Nuggets

Chris Paul lectured his teammates on the importance of handling their business after the All-Star break, then he showed them how to do it. Paul scored 29 points to help the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Denver Nuggets 113-101 on Friday night. The Thunder entered the night sixth in the Western Conference
Yahoo Sports
February 22

GAME RECAP: Spurs 113, Jazz 104

Dejounte Murray puts up 23 points, 7 rebounds and adds 4 assists in San Antonio's 113-104 win versus Utah.
Yahoo Sports
February 22

Gordon Hayward, Celtics hold off Timberwolves 127-117

The Celtics still had plenty of firepower on the other end, staying strong out of the All-Star break. Gordon Hayward scored 29 points, Daniel Theis had career highs with 25 points and 16 rebounds and the Celtics fended off the Minnesota Timberwolves 127-117 on Friday night. “The strength of our team
Yahoo Sports
February 22

Jim Boylen, Zach LaVine meet to clear air over Bulls' late-game timeouts

Unapologetic to the end, Bulls coach Jim Boylen said his late-game timeouts at end of blowout losses are for teaching moments - exactly the reasons for which ownership and management gave him the job.
Yahoo Sports
February 22

Heat rout Cavs 124-105 as Wade is honored at halftime

The Miami Heat played so well early they didn't need a halftime meeting, which was exactly the plan. In a worthy warmup for Dwyane Wade's jersey retirement ceremony, the Heat broke a 23-year-old franchise record for points in the first half en route to a 124-105 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers
Yahoo Sports
February 22

Wade expresses his gratitude at jersey retirement ceremony

Dwyane Wade went through a long list of thank-yous as he delivered a 20-minute speech at his jersey retirement ceremony Saturday night, mentioning everyone from his business manager and the Miami Heat ball boys to Pat Riley. ''I could have gone on for an hour,'' Wade said following the
Yahoo Sports
February 22

Wizards District Gaming takes JBM with No.1 pick in 2020 NBA 2K League Draft

Saturday night was a big night for the Wizards Gaming District, JBM joined Dimez and Ria as the third No. 1 pick in league history.
Yahoo Sports
February 22

GAME RECAP: Hawks 111, Mavericks 107

John Collins scores 35 points and 17 boards as Atlanta beat Dallas, 111-107.
Yahoo Sports
February 22

GAME RECAP: Suns 112, Bulls 104

Suns get a road win over struggling Bulls behind a Deandre Ayton 28 point double-double.
Yahoo Sports
February 22

Collins, Hawks get hot late, rally past Mavericks 111-107

John Collins was in no mood to feel sorry for the Dallas Mavericks and their short-handed roster. “I feel like I definitely took advantage of the mismatches I had tonight," Collins said. Collins had 35 points and 17 rebounds, Trae Young scored 13 of his 27 points in the fourth quarter and the
FOX Sports
February 22

Harden, Westbrook combine for 72, Rockets beat Jazz 120-110

James Harden scored 38 points and Russell Westbrook had 34 to boost the Houston Rockets to a 120-110 victory over the Utah Jazz
CBS Sports
February 22

Jazz vs. Rockets: How to watch, schedule, live stream info, game time, TV channel

How to watch Jazz vs. Rockets basketball game
CBS Sports
February 22

How to watch Hawks vs. Mavericks: NBA live stream info, TV channel, time, game odds

How to watch Hawks vs. Mavericks basketball game
CBS Sports
February 22

Hornets vs. Nets: How to watch live stream, TV channel, NBA start time

How to watch Hornets vs. Nets basketball game
CBS Sports
February 22

Clippers vs. Kings live stream info, TV channel: How to watch NBA on TV, stream online

How to watch Clippers vs. Kings basketball game
CBS Sports
February 22

How to watch 76ers vs. Bucks: Live stream, TV channel, start time for Wednesday's NBA game

How to watch 76ers vs. Bucks basketball game
CBS Sports
February 22

How to watch Bulls vs. Suns: Live stream, TV channel, start time for Saturday's NBA game

How to watch Bulls vs. Suns basketball game
CBS Sports
February 22

How to watch Heat vs. Cavaliers: Live stream, TV channel, start time for Saturday's NBA game

How to watch Heat vs. Cavaliers basketball game
Yahoo Sports
February 22

Road-challenged Sixers visit league-leading Bucks

Such has often been the case for the topsy-turvy 76ers, who answered a disastrous four-game road trip by winning all four games on their recent homestand. The Sixers aim to match a season-high winning streak and snap a five-game road skid Saturday night when they visit the NBA-best Milwaukee Bucks.
ESPN
February 22

Cuban: NBA's ref problem 'going on for 20 years'

Mavericks owner Mark Cuban went off on NBA officiating in a series of tweets Saturday night, writing, "Refs have bad games. Crews have bad games. But this isn't a single game issue."
FOX Sports
February 22
Wade expresses his gratitude at jersey retirement ceremony
Yahoo Sports
February 22

Bucks' Twitter account trolls Sixers after blowout win

The Bucks' Twitter account trolled the Sixers' on Saturday night after the team's blowout win in Milwaukee. By Noah Levick
FOX Sports
February 22
Wade expresses his gratitude at jersey retirement cremony
Yahoo Sports
February 22

Young, Doncic ready to face off as Hawks host Mavs

The renewal of the rivalry between second-year players Luka Doncic of Dallas and Trae Young of Atlanta will continue Saturday when the Mavericks visit the Hawks to complete their two-game season series. Doncic was sidelined by a right ankle sprain when the teams met on Feb. 1, but he is healthy this
CBS Sports
February 22

NBA DFS: Bam Adebayo and top FanDuel, DraftKings daily Fantasy basketball picks for Feb. 22, 2020

Mike McClure, a DFS pro with almost $2 million in career earnings, gives optimal lineup advice
Yahoo Sports
February 22

Russell Westbrook throws down the alley-oop in the third quarter

ESPN
February 22

D-Wade echoes Kobe in Heat jersey retirement

Dwyane Wade said he wanted to follow Kobe Bryant's example as he heads into true retirement from basketball at his jersey-retirement ceremony in Miami on Saturday.
Yahoo Sports
February 22

Watch Dwyane Wade have his number retired by Heat

Dwyane Wade is the greatest Miami Heat player ever. He was at the heart of every championship the Heat won, he was active and beloved in the community, he was the face of the franchise. Now his legacy is forever part of the American Airlines Arena — the Heat have retired his number. This is
RealGM
February 22
Joe Johnson Returning To BIG3 For 2020 Season
Yahoo Sports
February 22

Referee bumps into waitress, tray of drinks spilled on court during Blazers game

Be happy you didn't have to clean this up.
FOX Sports
February 22

Antetokounmpo's 31 points lead Bucks past 76ers, 119-98

Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 31 points and Khris Middleton had 25 to lead the Milwaukee Bucks to a 119-98 win over the Philadelphia 76ers
Yahoo Sports
February 22

Dunk by Derrick Jones Jr in the third quarter

FOX Sports
February 22
Antetokounmpo has 31 points, 17 rebounds; Bucks beat 76ers
FOX Sports
February 22
John Collins helps Hawks beat short-handed Mavericks
FOX Sports
February 22
Heat rout Cavs 124-105 as Wade is honored at halftime
FOX Sports
February 22

DeAndre Ayton, Devin Booker dominate, Suns top Bulls 112-104

DeAndre Ayton dominated with 28 points and 19 rebounds, Devin Booker had 29 points and the Phoenix Suns beat the Chicago Bulls 112-104
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February 22

Bulls observations: Coby White shines but Bulls falter late vs. Suns

Coby White was magnificent, but Deandre Ayton took over down the stretch.
Yahoo Sports
February 22

Cody Zeller soars

Cody Zeller rises above three defenders and slams it home
Yahoo Sports
February 22

Bismack Biyombo two handed slam

Bismack Biyombo finishes the team turnover with a two handed slam.
FOX Sports
February 22
Collins, Hawks get hot late, rally past Mavericks 111-107
Yahoo Sports
February 22

GAME RECAP: Nets 115, Hornets 86

Nets move to within three games of .500 with a dominant road win over Hornets.
Yahoo Sports
February 22

Zach LaVine with range

Zach LaVine his the three in transition from way way back.
Yahoo Sports
February 22

Luwawu-Cabarrot scores 21 as Nets defeat Hornets 115-86

Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot and the Brooklyn Nets appeared to be on a mission after surrendering a 20-point lead in their last game. Luwawu-Cabarrot led a balanced scoring attack with 21 points and the Nets built a 25-point lead in the third quarter and didn't let up, snapping the Charlotte Hornets&
Yahoo Sports
February 22

3-pointer by Trae Young in the fourth quarter

Yahoo Sports
February 22

Pat Connaughton turnaround three at the buzzer

Pat Connaughton nails the three while falling away as the shot clock expires.
Yahoo Sports
February 22

3-pointer by Trae Young in the fourth quarter

Yahoo Sports
February 22

Kobe Bryant's pilot disciplined in 2015 for visibility-related flight violation near LAX

The pilot had a visibility violation in 2015 that is drawing mixed opinions on severity from fellow pilots.
Yahoo Sports
February 22

To the rafters: Heat retire Dwyane's No. 3 jersey

Watch as the Miami Heat retire the jersey of the three time champion guard Dwyane Wade.
Yahoo Sports
February 22

To the rafters: Heat retire Dwyane's No. 3 jersey

Watch as the Miami Heat retire the jersey of the three time champion guard Dwyane Wade.
ESPN
February 22

Morris twins could carpool to Staples, Marcus says

Marcus Morris said it would be fun to face brother Markieff Morris in the playoffs if Markieff joins the Lakers as expected. Marcus Morris said the twins would probably carpool to Staples Center if the Lakers were to face his Clippers.
ESPN
February 22

Sources: 76ers' Simmons set for further testing

Ben Simmons played less than five minutes Saturday night against the Bucks because of a lower back injury. Sources told ESPN that Simmons will undergo further testing Monday.
ESPN
February 22

Simmons' night ends early due to lower back

Ben Simmons played less than five minutes Saturday night against the Bucks before exiting the game because of lower back tightness, the Sixers said.
ESPN
February 22

Simmons' night ends early due to lower back

Ben Simmons played less than five minutes Saturday night against the Bucks before exiting the game because of lower back tightness, the Sixers said.
ESPN
February 22

Sources: 76ers' Simmons to get MRI on back

Ben Simmons played less than five minutes Saturday night against the Bucks because of a lower back injury. Sources told ESPN that Simmons will have an MRI on Sunday.
ESPN
February 22

76ers' Simmons (back) exits early vs. Bucks

Ben Simmons played less than five minutes Saturday night against the Bucks before exiting the game because of lower back tightness, the Sixers said.
FOX Sports
February 22
Luwawu-Cabarrot scores 21 as Nets defeat Hornets 115-86
CBS Sports
February 22

Bucks vs. Sixers odds, line, spread: 2020 NBA picks, Feb. 22 predictions from model on 35-19 roll

SportsLine's advanced computer model simulated Saturday's Bucks vs. Sixers game 10,000 times.
Yahoo Sports
February 22

Warriors Gaming Squad prioritizes experience in NBA 2K League Draft

Warriors Gaming Squad made their selection in the 2020 NBA 2K League Draft with a championship in mind.
ESPN
February 22

Kawhi on Clips' slide: 'Time is now' to play better

Kawhi Leonard says "the time is now" for the Clippers to start coming together and start getting healthier following Saturday's 112-103 loss to the Kings, which marked the team's third straight defeat.
Yahoo Sports
February 22

Watch LeBron James score 32; Anthony Davis’ big second half lift Lakers past Grizzlies

LeBron James scored 32 points, Anthony Davis recovered from an early injury scare to get 28 points and 13 rebounds.
Basketball Insiders
February 22

NBA Daily: Picking Up The Pieces In Portland

The Portland Trail Blazers continue to fight for their playoff lives. Damian Lillard’s recent injury is just another obstacle that this team must hurdle to survive. Chad Smith looks at one player that may be emerging off of their bench just when they need it most.
Yahoo Sports
February 22

Stephen Curry cleared for contact, goes through full scrimmage with Warriors

The planned March return for Curry seems on track.
Yahoo Sports
February 22

Ben Simmons exits game vs. Bucks with back injury

After missing Thursday's game with back soreness, Ben Simmons was forced to leave Saturday's game against the Bucks. By Paul Hudrick
CBS Sports
February 22

Clippers vs. Kings odds, line, spread: 2020 NBA picks, Feb. 22 predictions from model on 35-19 roll

SportsLine's advanced computer model simulated Saturday's Clippers vs Kings game 10,000 times.
Yahoo Sports
February 22

Spurs to cap 8-game road trip against Thunder

The San Antonio Spurs' eight-game road trip got off to a rough start. The Spurs started the trip with a five-game losing streak, but they have picked themselves off the mat with back-to-back victories entering Sunday's finale of the long trip necessitated by a long-standing rodeo. The Spurs
Yahoo Sports
February 22

Ben Simmons leaves with injury in Sixers' nightmarish loss to Bucks

Ben Simmons left in the first quarter with an injury and the Sixers fell Saturday night to a nightmarish 119-98 loss to the Bucks. By Noah Levick
Yahoo Sports
February 22

Watch Anthony Edwards, top NBA draft prospect, throw down poster dunk

This is yet another reason why Anthony Edwards could be the top pick in the 2020 NBA Draft.
Yahoo Sports
February 22

Steph Curry cleared for contact, participated in scrimmage while still eyeing March 1 return

Steph Curry hasn’t played since Oct. 30 when he broke his hand against the Phoenix Suns.
Yahoo Sports
February 22

Williamson, Pelicans take on Wiggins, Warriors

The Zion Williamson introductory tour will make it to San Francisco for the first time when the rookie sensation leads the visiting New Orleans Pelicans up against the Golden State Warriors on Sunday night. The game matches a team that earned the first pick in the last NBA draft, which resulted in the
Yahoo Sports
February 22

Anthony Edwards posterizes Vanderbilt defender

This is nasty.
Yahoo Sports
February 22

Sacramento Kings beat Clippers at Staples again, 112-103

The Sacramento Kings realize they might have started playing their best basketball of the season too late to contend for a playoff spot. Beating the powerhouse Los Angeles Clippers on the road twice in less than a month still feels awfully good, even if the Clips are far from the best version of themselves
Yahoo Sports
February 22

Kings' Harry Giles earns first double-double in road win vs. Clippers

After a rocky start to the season, Harry Giles is starting to find his stride in Sacramento.
CBS Sports
February 22

LeBron James congratulates Dwyane Wade on his jersey retirement as Heat celebrate the NBA legend all weekend

James and Wade won two titles together in Miami in 2012 and 2013
Yahoo Sports
February 22

Celtics injuries: Kemba Walker (knee) out Sunday vs. Lakers

The Boston Celtics will again be without Kemba Walker when they visit the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday.
Yahoo Sports
February 22

Jusuf Nurkic awarded H&P medallion, return near?

Could Rip City see The Beast back on the court soon?
Yahoo Sports
February 22

Pilot in Kobe Bryant helicopter crash had FAA reprimand for flying in reduced visibility

The pilot in the Kobe Bryant helicopter crash was reprimanded five years ago by FAA for flying without permission into an area with reduced visibility.
Yahoo Sports
February 22

GAME RECAP: Kings 112, Clippers 103

Kent Bazemore scores 23 points to lead Sacramento past LA, 112-103.
Basketball Insiders
February 22

NBA Daily: The Stretch Run — Southeast Division

With the All-Star Break behind us, the final stretch of NBA games has commenced. Quinn Davis takes a look at a few teams in the Southeast Division that have a chance at making the dance.
Yahoo Sports
February 22

Kings return to Staples Center, beat Clippers for second time in a month

Kent Bazemore scored a season-high 23 points, Bogdan Bogdanovic added 20.
ESPN
February 22

Which player had the best sneakers in the NBA during Week 18?

Montrezl Harrell's new deal with Reebok allows the Clippers' sneakerhead to tap into the brand's legacy on the hardwood.
Yahoo Sports
February 22

Healthy Nuggets take on struggling Timberwolves

The Denver Nuggets had two things happen Friday night that had not occurred in a while -- one positive and one negative. The upside was the Nuggets were fully healthy for the first time in a couple of months, but that was tempered by a 113-101 defeat at Oklahoma City. It was Denver's first Northwest
FOX Sports
February 22

Clippers coach Doc Rivers: ‘We have to play better’

Clippers coach Doc Rivers: 'We have to play better'
Yahoo Sports
February 22

Kings takeaways: What we learned in 112-103 upset win over Clippers

The Kings came away with a shocking win over the Clippers at Staples Center on Saturday.
Yahoo Sports
February 22

Block by Kent Bazemore in the fourth quarter

Yahoo Sports
February 22

Pistons sign Hall to 10-day contract

DETROIT (AP) -- The Detroit Pistons have signed Donta Hall to a 10-day contract.
Yahoo Sports
February 22

Celtics' Brad Stevens the rare college-to-the-pros coaching success story

With John Beilein's exit as Cavs head coach after just 55 games, it bears asking: How has Brad Stevens found success where so many other former college coaches have failed? Allow A. Sherrod Blakely to unpack.
FOX Sports
February 22
HIGHLIGHTS: Clippers fall to Kings 112-103
FOX Sports
February 22

Pistons sign Hall to 10-day contract

The Detroit Pistons have signed Donta Hall to a 10-day contract
FOX Sports
February 22

Sacramento Kings beat Clippers at Staples again, 112-103

The Sacramento Kings beat the Los Angeles Clippers 112-103 for their second win over the Clips at Staples Center in the last month
Yahoo Sports
February 22

Warriors' Steph Curry says March 1 has 'always been' intended return

Steph went through his post-practice shooting routine Saturday under different circumstances than he has lately.
Yahoo Sports
February 22

How Andrew Wiggins' quick learning has led to early Warriors success

While Wiggins learns about the Warriors, Kerr is learning about his newest player.
HoopsHype
February 22

How the Wolves can still avoid the luxury tax

Yahoo Sports
February 22

Butler, Love to sit out Heat-Cavs game Saturday night

MIAMI (AP) -- Guard-forward Jimmy Butler, the Miami Heat's leading scorer, was ruled out of Saturday night's game against Cleveland for personal reasons.
FOX Sports
February 22

Butler, Love to sit out Heat-Cavs game Saturday night

Guard-forward Jimmy Butler, the Miami Heat's leading scorer, was ruled out of Saturday night's game against Cleveland for personal reasons
Yahoo Sports
February 22

The Week Ahead: Week 19

David Leggieri previews the Week 19 slate and offers up some streaming options for a few days throughout the week. (Getty Images)
CBS Sports
February 22

Top NBA Draft prospect James Wiseman calls NCAA punishments unfair: 'It was dehumanizing for me'

The potential No. 1 overall pick hasn't gotten over the way he was treated by the NCAA
Yahoo Sports
February 22

Tonight Miami retires Dwyane Wade’s number, time to watch some career highlights

The Miami Heat will retire Dwyane Wade's No. 3 jersey tonight, the highlight of a weekend-long celebration.
CBS Sports
February 22

James Wiseman calls NCAA punishments unfair: 'It was dehumanizing for me'

The potential No. 1 overall pick hasn't gotten over the way he was treated by the NCAA
RealGM
February 22
Steph Curry Targets March 1st Return Date
CBS Sports
February 22

Rockets vs. Jazz odds, line, spread: 2020 NBA picks, Feb. 22 predictions from advanced computer model

The SportsLine Projection Model has a pick for the clash between the Rockets and Jazz.
Basketball Insiders
February 22

The Pressure Is On Anthony Davis

The Rockets' and Clippers' strong commitments to small-ball show that the Lakers' opponents are zeroed in on stopping LeBron James. If the Lakers want their next title, Anthony Davis has to prove he can take over for a contender. Matt John writes.
RealGM
February 22
DeMarcus Cousins To Continue Rehabbing Torn ACL With Lakers
ESPN
February 22

Curry cleared for contact, eyes March 1 return

Warriors star Stephen Curry, who hasn't played since breaking his hand after a collision on Oct. 30, said the target date for his return has "always been March 1."
ESPN
February 22

Curry on return date: 'Always been March 1'

Warriors star Stephen Curry, who hasn't played since breaking his hand after a collision on Oct. 30, said the target date for his return has "always been March 1."
Yahoo Sports
February 22

How Tacko Fall, Tremont Waters fared for Red Claws vs. Raptors 905

Here's how Boston Celtics rookies Tacko Fall and Tremont Waters fared for the Maine Red Claws vs. Raptors 905 on Saturday afternoon.
CBS Sports
February 22

Stephen Curry injury update: Warriors star cleared for contact, scrimmages; Steve Kerr says still no timetable

Curry has been sidelined since the end of October with a broken hand
CBS Sports
February 22

Suns vs. Bulls odds, line, spread: 2020 NBA picks, Feb. 22 predictions from advanced computer model

The SportsLine Projection Model has a pick for the clash between the Suns and Bulls.
Yahoo Sports
February 22

Warriors' Steph Curry cleared for contact, scrimmages at practice

Steph Curry participated in his first scrimmage with the Warriors since breaking his hand in October.
ESPN
February 22

Davis shakes off calf injury to bolster DPOY case

Anthony Davis exited Friday's game minutes into the first quarter with a bruised calf but returned in the second to wreak havoc on the Grizzlies' offense, leaving the Lakers once again stumping for his candidacy as NBA Defensive Player of the Year.
ESPN
February 22

Doc Rivers wants Allen at KG's jersey retirement

When the Boston Celtics retire Kevin Garnett's jersey and raise it to the rafters next season, Doc Rivers wants Ray Allen to be there in attendance.
SLAM
February 22
Steph Curry Scrimmages, Cleared For Contact
Yahoo Sports
February 22

Blazers host Pistons with eye toward playoff push

The goal of the Portland Trail Blazers is to stay afloat while star guard Damian Lillard recovers from a groin injury. Portland looks to get back in the win column on Sunday night when the struggling Detroit Pistons visit town. Detroit has lost five straight games.
RealGM
February 22
Pistons Sign Donta Hall To 10-Day Contract
SLAM
February 22
Pistons To Sign Donta Hall To 10-Day Deal
Yahoo Sports
February 22

Raptors seek third straight February win over Pacers

The Toronto Raptors will try to beat the visiting Indiana Pacers for the third time this month on Sunday. The Raptors eked out a 119-118 home victory on Feb. 5 and had a 115-106 road win over the Pacers two nights later. Both came during Toronto's franchise-best 15-game winning streak.
CBS Sports
February 22

NBA DFS: Bam Adebayo and best FanDuel, DraftKings daily Fantasy basketball picks for Feb. 22, 2020

Mike McClure, a DFS pro with almost $2 million in career earnings, gives optimal lineup advice
Yahoo Sports
February 22

No tanking for Wolves, Karl-Anthony Towns wants to return to court this season

Towns and Russell could use the time on the court to become more accustomed to each other's games.
CBS Sports
February 22

Heat vs. Cavaliers odds, line, spread: 2020 NBA picks, Feb. 22 predictions from advanced computer model

The SportsLine Projection Model has a pick for the clash between the Cavaliers and Heat.
FOX Sports
February 22

Paul, Thunder square off against the Spurs

The Thunder will play host to conference foe San Antonio
FOX Sports
February 22

Miami faces conference rival Cleveland

Miami plays Cleveland in a matchup of Eastern Conference teams
FOX Sports
February 22

Harden, Rockets set for matchup with the Jazz

James Harden leads Houston into a matchup with Utah averaging 35.2 points per game
FOX Sports
February 22

Bulls face the Suns on 7-game skid

Chicago will try to break its seven-game skid when the Bulls take on Phoenix
FOX Sports
February 22

Detroit visits Portland on 5-game road slide

Detroit heads into a matchup against Portland as losers of five road games in a row
FOX Sports
February 22

Toronto takes home win streak into matchup with Indiana

Toronto aims to continue its eight-game home win streak with a victory over Indiana
FOX Sports
February 22

Lakers play the Celtics on 4-game win streak

Los Angeles hosts Boston looking to continue its four-game win streak
FOX Sports
February 22

Atlanta plays Dallas following Young's 50-point outing

Atlanta hosts the Dallas Mavericks after Trae Young scored 50 points in the Hawks' 129-124 win over the Heat
FOX Sports
February 22

Golden State takes on New Orleans, looks to end 5-game skid

Golden State looks to break its five-game slide when the Warriors play New Orleans
FOX Sports
February 22

Minnesota visits Denver, aims to end road skid

Minnesota is looking to stop its seven-game road skid with a victory against Denver
Yahoo Sports
February 22

Sixers at Bucks: 3 storylines to watch

The Sixers' first road game after the All-Star break is on Saturday night against the Bucks, who still sport the best record in the NBA. By Noah Levick
Yahoo Sports
February 22

Anthony Davis' big 2nd half leads Lakers past Grizz, 117-105

The Los Angeles Lakers hadn't even been back on the court for three minutes after the All-Star break when Anthony Davis limped off with an injured leg. With their superstar big man in the locker room, the Lakers played an ominous quarter wondering whether their playoff push had just hit some massive
CBS Sports
February 22

Mavericks vs. Hawks odds, line, spread: 2020 NBA picks, Feb. 22 predictions from advanced computer model

The SportsLine Projection Model has a pick for the clash between the Mavericks and Hawks.
Yahoo Sports
February 22

Must-See: Green lobs to LeBron in transition

Yahoo Sports
February 22

As injuries mount, Bulls' rotation gymnastics will continue against Suns

It's a difficult moment for a Bulls team reeling and depleted.
Yahoo Sports
February 22

New Orleans outside shooting upstages Zion as Blazers fall at home

Pelicans outscore Portland by 24 from three-point line in wire-to-wire win
RealGM
February 22
Kristaps Porzingis, Luka Doncic Out For Saturday Game Versus Hawks
Yahoo Sports
February 22

Sabrina Ionescu notches 25th triple-double in Stephen Curry's daughters' first women's game

It was the start to an emotional few days for Ionescu, who will attend Kobe Bryant's memorial the same day as a top-5 match-up with Stanford.
Yahoo Sports
February 22

Mavs All-Star Doncic resting ankle on back-to-back at Hawks

All-Star Luka Doncic of the Dallas Mavericks is skipping the second night of a back-to-back in Atlanta to rest the right ankle he has sprained twice, an injury that sidelined him both times. Doncic was listed as out with right ankle soreness for the visit to the Hawks on Saturday night. Fellow European
RealGM
February 22
Lance Stephenson Looking To Return To NBA
Yahoo Sports
February 22

Williamson has 25 in Pelicans' 128-115 win over Blazers

Zion Williamson hears the accolades but insists he's still getting comfortable in his new job. The Pelicans, who led by as many as 22 points, have won four of their last five games. “He definitely takes us to another level,” Jrue Holiday said.
Yahoo Sports
February 22

Watch Zion Williamson score 25, lead Pelicans to crucial win vs. Trail Blazers

Zion Williamson had 25 points for his seventh straight game with at least 20 points.
Yahoo Sports
February 22

Top 10 Plays | Feb. 21

Check out the best plays from Friday around the NBA.
Yahoo Sports
February 22

Bickerstaff's Cavs visit Heat

The Miami Heat look to return to their winning ways at home after another disappointing road trip, which has become a major problem for the Eastern Conference team. Atlanta's Trae Young torched the Heat for a career-high 50 points in the Hawks' 129-124 home win Thursday night, leaving Miami
Yahoo Sports
February 22

New Rockets F Green returns to face Jazz

With Jeff Green having signed a 10-day contract just before resumption of the regular season, the Houston Rockets are unsure precisely how long the veteran forward will contribute to their ever-evolving roster. Green scored 17 points and grabbed four rebounds over 24 minutes during his Rockets debut
FOX Sports
February 22

Mavs All-Star Doncic resting ankle on back-to-back at Hawks

All-Star Luka Doncic of the Dallas Mavericks is skipping the second night of a back-to-back in Atlanta to rest his right ankle
Yahoo Sports
February 22

CJ McCollum worried about stops, not buckets

The Blazers can put up some serious points, but...
Yahoo Sports
February 22

GAME RECAP: Lakers 117, Grizzlies 105

LeBron James and Anthony Davis combine for 60 points as Los Angeles takes down Memphis, 117-105.
Yahoo Sports
February 22

GAME RECAP: Pelicans 128, Trail Blazers 115

Zion Williamson scores 25 points and four rebounds as New Orleans beat Portland, 128-115.
Yahoo Sports
February 22

Undermanned Bulls host struggling Suns

The Chicago Bulls welcome the Phoenix Suns into the United Center on Saturday, trying to snap a losing skid at the expense of a Phoenix team on the second leg of back-to-back games. Phoenix fell 118-101 Friday at reigning NBA champion Toronto. The Suns trailed by as many as 26 points, but a 22-3 run
Yahoo Sports
February 22

Anthony Davis ends it with a 3 in the fourth quarter

Yahoo Sports
February 22

The Fast Break | Feb. 21

Check out all of the action from Friday night in the NBA.
RealGM
February 22
Joe Harris Says He Wants To Re-Sign With Nets This Summer
Yahoo Sports
February 22

Nightly Notable: Pascal Siakam | Feb. 21

Pascal Siakam scores 37 points to go along with 12 rebounds as the Raptors get the win over the Suns.
Yahoo Sports
February 22

NBA Last Two Minute report confirms gaffe in Kings' win vs. Grizzlies

It's not often you see the final 22.1 seconds of a game take up an entire page in the official game book.
RealGM
February 22
Lakers-Clippers Game Rescheduled For April 9th
Yahoo Sports
February 22

Murray leads balanced attack as Spurs top Jazz 113-104

Encouraging Dejounte Murray to play with more offensive freedom is turning out to be a winning formula for the San Antonio Spurs. Murray had his second straight 20-point game, tallying 23 points and seven rebounds, to lead a balanced attack that helped the Spurs beat the Utah Jazz 113-104 on Friday
RealGM
February 22
Kemba Walker Gets Knee Drained, Receives Injection To Help Manage Swelling
FOX Sports
February 22

Williamson has 25 in Pelicans' 128-115 win over Blazers

Zion Williamson had 25 points for his seventh straight game with at least 20 points, and the New Orleans Pelicans beat the shorthanded Trail Blazers 128-115
SLAM
February 22
Post Up: Spurs Defeat Jazz To Keep Playoff Hopes Alive
RealGM
February 22
Karl-Anthony Towns Out At Least 2 Weeks With Fractured Wrist
FOX Sports
February 22

Anthony Davis' big 2nd half leads Lakers past Grizz, 117-105

The Los Angeles Lakers returned from the All-Star break with a 117-105 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies
RealGM
February 22
Karl-Anthony Towns Out At Least Two Weeks With Fractured Wrist
Yahoo Sports
February 22

Kemba Walker has knee drained, could get rest in run-up to playoffs

Walker is trying to get used to the idea of getting some rest down the stretch.
Yahoo Sports
February 21

Despite swelling, injection, Kemba Walker's knee not expected to keep him out of Celtics' lineup long-term

Kemba Walker will be out Friday as the Celtics resume after the All-Star break and after his problematic left knee was drained and needed an injection following his 29-minute All-Star stint, Brad Stevens says his minutes will be closely monitored.
Yahoo Sports
February 21

Kings takeaways: What we learned in close 129-125 win over Grizzlies

It came down to the last minute, but the Kings walk away with a home win.
CBS Sports
February 21

Spurs vs. Jazz odds, line, spread: 2020 NBA picks, Feb. 21 predictions from proven computer model

The SportsLine projection model has a pick for the clash between the Spurs and Jazz.
Yahoo Sports
February 21

NBA MVP odds: Giannis primed to repeat

With the basketball season past the midway point, we have the updated NBA 2019-20 MVP odds with Giannis Antetokounmpo a heavy favorite to repeat.
SLAM
February 21
Post Up: Trae Young Puts Up Career-High 50 Points Against Heat 🤫
FOX Sports
February 21
Barnes makes 7 3-pointers in Kings' win over Grizzlies
Yahoo Sports
February 21

Celtics' title hopes hinge on Jayson Tatum's development

Jayson Tatum is on the path to becoming a bonafide superstar. That's just what the Celtics need if they want to be true title contenders, writes Chris Forsberg.
SLAM
February 21
Joe Chealey Signs 10-Day Deal With Hornets
Yahoo Sports
February 21

Alec Burks has no trouble scoring, but struggles with bell ringing

If Alec Burks has more nights like Thursday, he should get this bell ringing thing down in no time.
Yahoo Sports
February 21

GAME RECAP: 76ers 112, Nets 104

Joel Embiid scores 39 points and 16 boards Thursday night against Brooklyn.
Yahoo Sports
February 21

Embiid has 39, powers 76ers past Nets in overtime, 112-104

A few weeks before the All-Star break, Joel Embiid said he wasn’t having much fun on the basketball floor this season. Embiid was back to his old self Thursday night, flapping his arms to the crowd, smiling from ear to ear and taking over a game at critical moments. Embiid had 39 points and 16 rebounds
Yahoo Sports
February 21

How Zach LaVine is staying positive as Bulls' season reaches breaking point

Zach LaVine has seen his fair share of adversity. He's drawing on it to continue pushing through a grueling stretch run.
ESPN
February 21

Celtics' Walker has knee drained, gets injection

Celtics guard Kemba Walker had his knee drained and received a Synvisc injection to help with swelling and soreness, though it is not expected to be a long-term issue.
RealGM
February 21
Hornets Sign Joe Chealey To 10-Day Contract
Yahoo Sports
February 21

Bulls Outsiders Podcast: Reliving All-Star Weekend

The Bulls drop the first game coming out of the All-Star break, their 7th in a row. The guys break down Arch starting over Coby and the struggles of the short-handed Bulls.
Yahoo Sports
February 21

Monk, Bridges lead Hornets over cold-shooting Bulls, 103-93

Malik Monk scored 25 points, Miles Bridges added 22 and Charlotte hung on to beat cold-shooting Chicago 103-93 on Thursday night. After the NBA put on a memorable show last weekend with the All-Star festivities in Chicago for the first time since 1988, the Hornets and Bulls delivered a rather forgettable
CBS Sports
February 21

NBA coaching carousel: Tracker, news, analysis on all 2019-20 changes and hires

Two head coaches have already been replaced this season. Who's next to follow?
CBS Sports
February 21

NBA DFS stacks, advice, picks for Feb. 21: Target Celtics vs. Timberwolves in daily Fantasy basketball

Jacob Gibbs just revealed the top NBA DFS stacks to target.
Yahoo Sports
February 21

Larry Nance Jr. using his battle with Crohn's disease to show young patients they can do anything

After Crohn's nearly ended his NBA hopes, Larry Nance Jr. is showing the next generation that the disease doesn't define him.
CBS Sports
February 21

Celtics vs. Timberwolves odds, line, spread: 2020 NBA picks, Feb. 21 predictions from advanced model

The SportsLine projection model has a pick for the clash between the Celtics and Timberwolves.
Yahoo Sports
February 21

Bulls Talk Podcast: Is Chicago Basketball & Chicago Bulls basketball the same thing?

Host Jason Goff is joined by Rob Schaefer and Tony Gill as they discuss what you may have missed in All-Star weekend, what this weekend meant to the city of Chicago, and they discuss the rumored candidates that the Bulls may look into as they restructure the front office.
Yahoo Sports
February 21

Damian Lillard: Trail Blazers last team anyone wants to face in playoffs

The Western Conference could have its first playoff team with a losing record since expanding to 15 teams.
CBS Sports
February 21

Pacers vs. Knicks odds, line, spread: 2020 NBA picks, Feb. 21 predictions from advanced computer model

The SportsLine projection model has a pick for the clash between the Pacers and Knicks.
Yahoo Sports
February 21

Heat retiring Dwyane Wade's No. 3 this weekend

Dwyane Wade says that whenever he would hear the national anthem play before Miami home games, he would take a moment and look to the rafters. ''I always imagined my jersey being up there,'' Wade said. Wade will become the fifth Heat player to get his number retired by the team, joining
Yahoo Sports
February 21

GAME RECAP: Thunder 113, Nuggets 101

Chris Paul led with 29 points Friday night as Oklahoma City beat Denver, 113-101
Yahoo Sports
February 21

Tristan Thompson calls Bradley Beal one of the best shooting guards in the league

The Wizards were unable to maintain the lead Friday night, losing a tight contest to the Cavaliers.
FOX Sports
February 21

Murray leads balanced attack as Spurs top Jazz 113-104

Dejounte Murray had 23 points and seven rebounds, leading a balanced attack that helped the San Antonio Spurs beat the Utah Jazz 113-104
Yahoo Sports
February 21

Sabrina Ionescu records 25th triple-double in front of Steph Curry and daughters Riley, Ryan

Legends supporting legends.
ESPN
February 21

Pilot in Kobe crash violated visibility rules in '15

Ara Zobayan, the pilot of the helicopter that crashed and killed Kobe Bryant, himself and seven others, was reprimanded in 2015 for flying into airspace with reduced visibility without permission.
Yahoo Sports
February 21

Let's just watch that sick Joel Embiid Euro step over and over

Jekyll and Hyde. Hot and cold. Embiid and Horford. This Sixers team is all over the place.
Yahoo Sports
February 21

Tristan Thompson says Wizards' trash talking sparked Cavaliers' comeback win

The Wizards led by as many as 16 points against the Cavaliers Friday night.
Yahoo Sports
February 21

Raptors beat Suns 118-101 for 16th win in 17 games

TORONTO (AP) -- Make it 16 wins in 17 games for the surging Toronto Raptors.
Yahoo Sports
February 21

Social media comes out in full support of courtside server whose tray of drinks spilled

The server LeBron James knocked over is back in the news... this time, the drinks took a spill.
Yahoo Sports
February 21

The Bounce - Will the Lakers come up short?

Caron Butler breaks down why he thinks the Los Angeles Lakers' season will end in disappointment.
Yahoo Sports
February 21

GAME RECAP: Celtics 127, Timberwolves 117

All 5 Celtics starters score in double-figures with Jayson Tatum leading the way, dropping 28 points and grabbing 11 boards in Boston's win against Minnesota.
Yahoo Sports
February 21

GAME RECAP: Cavaliers 113, Wizards 108

Collin Sexton scores 24 points to lead Cleveland past Washington, 113-108.
Yahoo Sports
February 21

Postponed Lakers-Clippers game rescheduled for April 9

The game between the Los Angeles Lakers and Clippers that was postponed following Kobe Bryant's death has been rescheduled for April 9. The game was originally scheduled for Jan. 28, two days after Bryant's death in a helicopter crash. The Lakers will play at home on three straight nights in
Yahoo Sports
February 21

Instant Analysis: Short-handed Blazers can't slow down Zion, Pelicans

Pelicans prove to be too much for banged up Blazers...
Yahoo Sports
February 21

Wizards executive Sashi Brown on what's changed in his short tenure and what's still ahead

Wizards chief planning and operations officer Sashi Brown spoke with NBC Sports Washington for an update on Monumental Basketball at the All-Star break.
Yahoo Sports
February 21

Nick Nurse passes Steve Kerr to become winningest head coach in NBA history

The Toronto Raptors took down the Phoenix Suns on Friday night, making Nick Nurse the winningest head coach in league history.
Yahoo Sports
February 21

Oladipo leaves with back spasms, Pacers top Knicks 106-98

Victor Oladipo didn't have a preseason to get used to the NBA's bumps and bruises again, so Indiana coach Nate McMillan wasn't surprised when his star guard had to end his night early. Back spasms prevented Oladipo from playing the fourth quarter of what was the first game after his minutes
CBS Sports
February 21

Suns vs. Raptors odds, line, spread: 2020 NBA picks, Feb. 21 predictions from proven projection model

The SportsLine projection model has a pick for the clash between the Suns and Raptors.
Yahoo Sports
February 21

Celtics have four 20-point scorers for first time since 2015

In their Friday night win over the Minnesota Timberwolves, the Boston Celtics had four 20-point scorers. It's the first time since 2015 they've accomplished that feat.
Yahoo Sports
February 21

Zion Williamson fast break dunk in the first quarter

CBS Sports
February 21

How to watch Thunder vs. Nuggets: TV channel, NBA live stream info, start time

How to watch Thunder vs. Nuggets basketball game
Yahoo Sports
February 21

Doncic, Mavericks notch another road win, 122-106 at Magic

All-Star Luka Doncic did his usual thing in Orlando and got some unexpected help from teammate Maxi Kleber. Doncic nearly had a triple-double, finishing with 33 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists, and the Dallas Mavericks cruised past the Magic 122-106 on Friday night. Kleber added a career-high
Yahoo Sports
February 21

GAME RECAP: Pacers 106, Knicks 98

Indiana gets the road win against New York as Domantas Sabonis scores 24 points and 13 rebounds.
Yahoo Sports
February 21

Pascal Siakam scores 37, Raptors remain red hot with win vs. Suns

The Raptors picked up their 16th victory in 17 games.
Yahoo Sports
February 21

Sexton helps Cavaliers rally for 113-108 win over Wizards

In his first game in charge of the Cleveland Cavaliers, interim coach J.B. Bickerstaff wanted to see “grit and fight” from his team. Collin Sexton scored 14 of his 25 points in the fourth and the Cleveland Cavaliers rallied to beat the Washington Wizards 113-108 on Friday night. “The physicality they
Yahoo Sports
February 21

Kevin Garnett: Celtics have culture of basketball, opposite of Timberwolves

The Celtics are retiring Kevin Garnett's number.
RealGM
February 21
Joel Embiid Declares Himself 'Best Player In The World'
Yahoo Sports
February 21

No, Zion Williamson is NOT 30 years old...

Something stood out pregame ahead of the Trail Blazers-Pelicans game and it centered around Zion Williamson. Selected as the No. 1 overall pick in the NBA Draft, Williamson has been taking the NBA by storm since returning from injury. And while discussing his allcoades in just 10 games in the NBA, ESPN
ESPN
February 21

Zion roundtable: Will he actually become a fantasy star?

There is no doubting the superhero skills Zion Williamson brings to the hardwood, but what exactly is his short- and long-term fantasy NBA potential? Is he better than Ja Morant? Our experts debate.
Yahoo Sports
February 21

Celtics-Timberwolves Takeaways: Gordon Hayward continues to own Timberwolves

The Celtics couldn't have picked a better team to start a road trip against, especially for Gordon Hayward, who once again put up big numbers against the Timberwolves. Our A. Sherrod Blakely shares his observations.
CBS Sports
February 21

Pelicans vs. Blazers odds, line: 2020 NBA picks, Feb. 21 predictions from proven model on 35-19 roll

SportsLine's advanced computer model simulated Friday's Pelicans vs. Blazers game 10,000 times.
Yahoo Sports
February 21

3-pointer by Chris Paul in the third quarter

FOX Sports
February 21

Chris Paul scores 29 points, leads Thunder past Nuggets

Chris Paul scored 29 points, Steven Adams had 19 points and 17 rebounds and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Denver Nuggets 113-101 on Friday night
Yahoo Sports
February 21

Steph Curry, daughters soak in Sabrina Ionescu’s latest triple-double

Steph Curry wasn't going to miss out on a chance to take his daughters to watch Sabrina Ionescu play.
FOX Sports
February 21

Gordon Hayward, Celtics hold off Timberwolves 127-117

The Boston Celtics stayed strong out of the All-Star break by holding off the Minnesota Timberwolves for a 127-117 victory
CBS Sports
February 21

Markieff Morris is a necessary bridge between the Lakers' wings and bigs as they approach the postseason

Markieff Morris fills a noticeable gap in the Lakers' rotation
Yahoo Sports
February 21

Russell Westbrook defends actions that led to ejection vs. Warriors

"I'm in a position, 'Russ is being Russ,' which nobody knows what that means."
Yahoo Sports
February 21

GAME RECAP: Mavericks 122, Magic 106

Luka Doncic scores 33 points and adds 10 rebounds as Dallas takes the win in Orlando.
Yahoo Sports
February 21

Russell with a nice assist

Yahoo Sports
February 21

Russell Westbrook ejected for technical, says he's always 'painted to be a bad guy'

Russell Westbrook believes his reputation is leading to fouls that he didn't earn.
FOX Sports
February 21
Luka Doncic nearly has triple-double, Mavericks rout Magic
FOX Sports
February 21
James, Davis lead Lakers past Grizzlies 117-105
CBS Sports
February 21

Why this 'weird' Rockets team is uniquely suited for small ball, even come playoff time

Most wonder how the Rockets will adapt when they face a bigger team, but they might not have to
CBS Sports
February 21

Mavericks vs. Magic odds, line, spread: 2020 NBA picks, Feb. 21 predictions from advanced computer model

The SportsLine projection model has a pick for the clash between the Mavericks and Magic.
FOX Sports
February 21

Raptors beat Suns 118-101 for 16th win in 17 games

Pascal Siakam had 37 points and 12 rebounds and the Toronto Raptors beat the Phoenix Suns 118-101 on Friday night for their 16th victory in 17 games
FOX Sports
February 21

Oladipo leaves with back spasms, Pacers top Knicks 106-98

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February 21

Pacers beat Knicks 106-98 in return from All-Star break

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Yahoo Sports
February 21

Wizards vs. Bulls: time, TV channel, live stream, how to watch

The Bulls are in town for a Sunday night matchup with the Wizards. Here is everything you need to know.
CBS Sports
February 21

Cavaliers vs. Wizards odds, line, spread: 2020 NBA picks, Feb. 21 predictions from advanced computer model

The SportsLine projection model has a pick for the clash between the Cavaliers and Wizards.
Yahoo Sports
February 21

Celtics vs. Timberwolves odds: Best NBA picks with Kemba Walker sidelined

The Celtics and Timberwolves are heading in two very different directions. Should Kemba Walker's absence change how you view this lopsided matchup?
Yahoo Sports
February 21

Report: Trail Blazers offered to trade expiring contracts to Cavaliers for Kevin Love

Kevin Love's trade value has proven divisive inside and outside Cleveland.
FOX Sports
February 21
Doncic, Mavericks notch another road win, 122-106 at Magic
Yahoo Sports
February 21

The Bounce - Top 3 storylines for the rest of the NBA season

Zion Williamson for Rookie of the Year? Can the Milwaukee Bucks win 70 games? Do the Los Angeles Lakers have enough to win the title? Caron Butler breaks down his top storylines and how he thinks they will play out for the remainder of the NBA season.
Yahoo Sports
February 21

Brad Stevens surpasses Celtics coaching legend K.C. Jones in all-time wins

By virtue of a victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves, Brad Stevens now has the fourth-most wins in Boston Celtics history.
SLAM
February 21
Seimone Augustus Signs Contract With Sparks
FOX Sports
February 21

Sexton helps Cavaliers rally for 113-108 win over Wizards

Collin Sexton scored 14 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter and the Cleveland Cavaliers rallied to win in their first game under interim coach J
FOX Sports
February 21

Sexton helps Cavaliers rally for 113-110 win over Wizards

Colin Sexton scored 14 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter and the Cleveland Cavaliers rallied to win in their first game under interim coach J
ESPN
February 21

The Sixers definitely don't have a Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid problem

Can these two superstars play together? The roster doesn't give many opportunities to answer that question.
Yahoo Sports
February 21

Celtics-Timberwolves Overreactions: Time to worry about C's bench?

Here are three instant overreactions from the Boston Celtics' 127-117 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night.
Yahoo Sports
February 21

Moe Harkless says no buyout with Knicks: “I’ll be here the rest of the year”

Harkless would have suitors on playoff teams, but he is going to ride out the season in New York.
HoopsHype
February 21

Kobe Bryant shared what his daughter Gianna loved about basketball

Yahoo Sports
February 21

Trail Blazers Pregame Notebook: Gary Trent Jr. will get the start vs. Pelicans

Jamie Hudson has the latest from Moda Center...
Yahoo Sports
February 21

Tristan Thompson sends the shot away in the fourth quarter

CBS Sports
February 21

How to watch Magic vs. Mavericks: NBA live stream info, TV channel, time, game odds

How to watch Magic vs. Mavericks basketball game
CBS Sports
February 21

Wizards vs. Cavaliers: How to watch live stream, TV channel, NBA start time

How to watch Wizards vs. Cavaliers basketball game
CBS Sports
February 21

Trail Blazers vs. Pelicans: How to watch, schedule, live stream info, game time, TV channel

How to watch Trail Blazers vs. Pelicans basketball game
CBS Sports
February 21

How to watch Raptors vs. Suns: NBA live stream info, TV channel, time, game odds

How to watch Raptors vs. Suns basketball game
CBS Sports
February 21

Knicks vs. Pacers: How to watch, schedule, live stream info, game time, TV channel

How to watch Knicks vs. Pacers basketball game
CBS Sports
February 21

Jazz vs. Spurs: How to watch NBA online, TV channel, live stream info, game time

How to watch Jazz vs. Spurs basketball game
CBS Sports
February 21

How to watch Timberwolves vs. Celtics: NBA live stream info, TV channel, time, game odds

How to watch Timberwolves vs. Celtics basketball game
Yahoo Sports
February 21

Russell Westbrook gets ejected for jawing with Warriors bench (video)

Russell Westbrook's rivalry with the Warriors really escalated with Kevin Durant leaving the Thunder for Oklahoma City.
Yahoo Sports
February 21

2-pointer by Nikola Jokic in the first quarter

Yahoo Sports
February 21

Luka Doncic behind-the-back stepback in the first quarter

CBS Sports
February 21

NBA reschedules postponed Lakers, Clippers game for April 9 at Staples Center

The Lakers and Clippers postponed the game following Bryant's death
HoopsHype
February 21

PJ Washington explains what has made his transition to NBA so ‘easy’

Yahoo Sports
February 21

A big slam by Bradley Beal in the third quarter

Yahoo Sports
February 21

The Bounce - Cavaliers play their first game without Beilein

Allie LaForce, Quentin Richardson and Caron Butler discuss John Beilein's decision to step down as head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Yahoo Sports
February 21

Report: Lakers waiving DeMarcus Cousins; Would Celtics be a good fit?

The Los Angeles Lakers reportedly waived injured big man DeMarcus Cousins on Friday.
Yahoo Sports
February 21

Isaiah Thomas would 'love' to return to Celtics, but is the feeling mutual?

Isaiah Thomas reiterated his desire to return to the Celtics in free agency, but a reunion doesn't seem like it's in the cards.
HoopsHype
February 21

The HoopsHype Daily: Kyrie Irving to undergo shoulder surgery, miss rest of season

CBS Sports
February 21

Watch Thunder vs. Nuggets: TV channel, live stream info, start time

How to watch Thunder vs. Nuggets basketball game
ESPN
February 21

Endgame lineup: CP3 is leading a Thunder closing group that is the league's best

In what could be a quarterfinals matchup, the Thunder dominated behind their late lineup, while the Nuggets need to reestablish theirs.
CBS Sports
February 21

Magic vs. Mavericks: How to watch, schedule, live stream info, game time, TV channel

How to watch Magic vs. Mavericks basketball game
Yahoo Sports
February 21

NBA Highlights: Celtics survive in high-scoring game vs. Timberwolves

The Celtics didn't have their best game against the Timberwolves, but they managed to do enough on offense to win on Jayson Tatum Day.
Basketball Insiders
February 21

USA vs Europe – Top European players that have made an impact in the NBA

There are very few sports where the dominance of one nation is so remarkable as the American dominance in basketball. Even if you take nations who are very good at basketball and have a long-standing tradition, they are still no match for the USA, especially when the Americans decide to take their best players on […]
CBS Sports
February 21

Trae Young roasts Heat for career-high 50 points, outpacing Hall of Fame company through first two NBA seasons

Young also passed Shaquille O'Neal for the most 40-point games in his first two seasons in NBA history
Yahoo Sports
February 21

NBA rumors: DeMarcus Cousins, ex-Warriors big, being waived by Lakers

Los Angeles must open up a roster spot to sign another player, hence the decision to waive the four-time All-Star.
Yahoo Sports
February 21

Lakers reportedly will waive DeMarcus Cousins to clear roster spot

He never set foot on the court for the Lakers this season.
Yahoo Sports
February 21

Three Things to Know: Trae Young has seen the future and it’s dropping 50 on Heat

It was Trae Young's turn to talk some trash on social media.
SLAM
February 21
DeMarcus Cousins Hoping to Join the Lakers’ Playoff Run
Yahoo Sports
February 21

NBA Rumors: Lakers reportedly waive DeMarcus Cousins

The Lakers reportedly waived DeMarcus Cousins Friday. Could the Wizards make a play for him?
SLAM
February 21
Lance Stephenson Seeks NBA Return Following Chinese Campaign
SLAM
February 21
Lance Stephenson Seeks NBA Return
Yahoo Sports
February 21

T-wolves: Towns out at least 2 more weeks with broken wrist

Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns will sit out for at least two more weeks because of an injured left wrist that the team announced Friday is broken. Towns first had an X-ray after hurting his wrist Jan. 25 against Oklahoma City, coach Ryan Saunders said. Towns played through discomfort
SLAM
February 21
Joel Embiid Calls Himself the ‘Best Player in the World’
FOX Sports
February 21
T-wolves: Towns out at least 2 more weeks with broken wrist
Yahoo Sports
February 21

Tiki and Tierney: Joel Embiid calls himself the best player in the world

Tiki Barber discusses Joel Embiid comments after the Philadelphia 76ers 112-104 victory over the Brooklyn Nets.
ESPN
February 21

Wiseman bemoans NCAA punishment as 'unfair'

In his first interview since leaving school, James Wiseman told ESPN that he cried every night in his Memphis dormitory room during his turbulent episode with the NCAA over rules violations that Wiseman insists he hadn't been aware occurred.
RealGM
February 21
Moe Harkless Won't Be Bought By Knicks
RealGM
February 21
Lakers To Waive DeMarcus Cousins
ESPN
February 21

Sources: Lakers waiving Cousins to open spot

The Los Angeles Lakers are waiving DeMarcus Cousins, who hasn't played this season while recovering from a torn ACL in his left knee, league sources tell ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski and Ramona Shelburne.
ESPN
February 21

Sources: Lakers waiving Cousins to open spot

The Los Angeles Lakers are waiving DeMarcus Cousins, who hasn't played this season while recovering from a torn ACL in his left knee, league sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski and Ramona Shelburne.
ESPN
February 21

Sources: Lakers waiving Cousins; eye Morris

The Los Angeles Lakers intend to waive DeMarcus Cousins, who hasn't played this season because of injury, to clear a roster spot for Markieff Morris if he clears waivers Sunday, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski and Ramona Shelburne.
SLAM
February 21
Russell Westbrook Says He ‘Gets Painted to Be a Bad Guy’
CBS Sports
February 21

Markieff Morris to join Lakers after buyout from Pistons; Los Angeles waiving DeMarcus Cousins, per reports

Morris provides the Lakers with a big defensive wing who can really space the floor
Yahoo Sports
February 21

Sources: Lakers waiving DeMarcus Cousins after coming to terms with Markieff Morris

DeMarcus Cousins is done with the Lakers after never playing a game in purple in gold.
SLAM
February 21
Lakers To Waive DeMarcus Cousins
Yahoo Sports
February 21

NBA announces dates for rescheduled Bulls games in Los Angeles

The Bulls have two games in Los Angeles that will be rescheduled as a result of a rescheduled Lakers-Clippers game from January 28th.
Basketball Insiders
February 21

Evaluating The Favorites For The Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy

Many deadlines have now passed with NBA meaning that contenders cannot move in order to boost their team’s chances of success. Nevertheless, while the opportunity was there, many teams made the most of it. Marcus Morris has been acquired by the LA Clippers, and Robert Covington has now gone over to the Houston Rockets. Playoffs […]
Yahoo Sports
February 21

Boston Celtics vs. Minnesota Timberwolves live stream: Watch NBA game online

The Boston Celtics are back in action with a Friday night matchup vs. the Minnesota Timberwolves. Here's how to watch.
CBS Sports
February 21

Today's Top Picks: Three NBA best bets, including backing the Lakers to cover as huge favorites

Also, watch SportsLine on CBS Sports HQ live at 6 p.m. ET for all today's best bets
Yahoo Sports
February 21

Karl-Anthony Towns has fractured wrist, to be re-evaluated in two weeks

Towns is having a career year on offense, averaging  26.5 points a game while shooting 41 percent from three.
FOX Sports
February 21

Postponed Lakers-Clippers game rescheduled for April 9

The game between the Los Angeles Lakers and Clippers that was postponed following Kobe Bryant's death has been rescheduled for April 9
Yahoo Sports
February 21

Trae Young drops 50 on Miami

Kyrie Irving and Klay Thompson were declared out for the remainder of the season Thursday, and Trae Young and Giannis Antetokounmpo both went off. (AP)
Yahoo Sports
February 21

Kemba Walker out after needing his knee drained, injection following All-Star Game

Celtics coach Brad Stevens is in no rush to get Kemba Walker back on the court. He doesn’t want to risk anything.
CBS Sports
February 21

Karl-Anthony Towns injury update: Timberwolves star out at least two weeks with fractured left wrist

Towns was held out of the Wolves' final game before the All-Star break
ESPN
February 21

Clippers to be without George, Beverley vs. Kings

Despite practicing in full for two straight days, Paul George and Patrick Beverley will miss the LA Clippers' game Saturday against the Sacramento Kings.
ESPN
February 21

George, Beverley get in full practice with Clips

Paul George, who injured his left hamstring for a third time last Thursday, and Patrick Beverley, who has a groin injury, were full participants in practice for the Clippers on Friday.
FOX Sports
February 21

Russell Westbrook's gift is his curse – is he ready to harness it in Houston?

Russell Westbrook has got his fill of technical fouls this season. Now, he has to refocus that passion.
ESPN
February 21

Towns out at least 2 weeks with broken left wrist

Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns has a broken left wrist and will be re-evaluated in two weeks, the team announced Friday. Towns is averaging a career-best 26.5 points and 10.8 rebounds per game this season.
CBS Sports
February 21

NBA injury report: Kyrie Irving, Damian Lillard updates, return timeline for other injured stars

An overview of the NBA's major injuries, regularly updated
Yahoo Sports
February 21

Warriors vs. Lakers date moved to accommodate postponed Clippers game

The Lakers and Clippers had their Jan. 27 game postponed after the passing of Kobe Bryant.
Yahoo Sports
February 21

Lakers vs. Clippers game rescheduled for April 9, forces Lakers into back-to-back-to-back

It was the right thing to do to postpone the game, but there were no good options for rescheduling.
RealGM
February 21
Markieff Morris Plans To Sign With Lakers
CBS Sports
February 21

Markieff Morris plans to sign with Lakers after being bought out by Pistons, per report

Morris provides the Lakers with a big defensive wing who can really space the floor
Yahoo Sports
February 21

Brett Brown not giving up on Al Horford: ‘I want to help him help us’

Though Al Horford is now coming off the bench in Philadelphia, Brett Brown’s confidence in the veteran big man hasn’t wavered.
CBS Sports
February 21

10 NBA stretch-run questions: Can LeBron James win his fifth MVP? Can the 76ers get their road act together?

Also, can the Bucks win 70 games? Can Zion Williamson realistically threaten to win ROY?
CBS Sports
February 21

2020 NBA buyout tracker: Markieff Morris to join Lakers after being bought out by Pistons, per report

Keep up with the latest player movement around the league
ESPN
February 21

NBA reschedules Lakers-Clippers tilt for April 9

The new date of April 9 -- rescheduled after the death of Kobe Bryant -- means the Lakers now will play three straight nights, from April 7-9.
CBS Sports
February 21

LeBron James says last play of All-Star Game was designed to recreate Kawhi Leonard's epic playoff game-winner

One of the best All-Star Games in recent memory ended on a free throw, but it was supposed to end in a familiar way
Yahoo Sports
February 21

Hornets bid to continue winning ways vs. Nets

Just think how good it could get for the Charlotte Hornets if their co-leading scorer returns to top form. For now, the Hornets will go into Saturday night's home game against the Brooklyn Nets looking to produce a four-game winning streak for the first time this season. Reserve guard Malik Monk
CBS Sports
February 21

Isaiah Thomas would 'love' to play for Celtics again, but it reportedly won't happen

Boston seems content with its guard rotation
Yahoo Sports
February 21

Pistons buy out Markieff Morris, who’s reportedly most likely to join Lakers

Morris wouldn't really move the needle for the Lakers.
CBS Sports
February 21

Kevin Love trade rumors: Blazers reportedly offered Hassan Whiteside, Kent Bazemore for Cavaliers star

Cleveland elected to keep the five-time All-Star rather than dump him at the trade deadline
FOX Sports
February 21

Kyrie Irving's season is over, and now, there are concerns about his future

When he's on the floor, Kyrie Irving is one of the NBA's great magicians. The problem has become keeping him on the floor.
Yahoo Sports
February 21

Why the Wizards' road to a spot in the playoffs is a difficult one

As the Wizards return from the All-Star break and make a push to the postseason, their road to one of the final spot in the East playoffs is a difficult one.
ESPN
February 21

The stories the people closest to Kobe keep remembering

People close to Kobe Bryant share the stories they're looking back on ahead of Monday's memorial.
CBS Sports
February 21

Lakers reportedly emerge as frontrunner to sign Markieff Morris, who'd slot perfectly alongside LeBron James

Morris would be a big defensive wing who can really space the floor
Yahoo Sports
February 21

Should Warriors keep or trade Andrew Wiggins if they win NBA Draft Lottery?

What is the best way for the Warriors to extend their title window?
ESPN
February 21

Pistons reach buyout agreement with Morris

The Detroit Pistons announced Friday that they have reached a buyout agreement with forward Markieff Morris. Morris averaged 11 points and 3.9 rebounds over 44 games this season.
Yahoo Sports
February 21

With Joel Embiid-Al Horford pairing, Brett Brown has more important decisions ahead

In removing Al Horford from the starting lineup, the Sixers have decreased the minutes in which Joel Embiid and Horford share the floor. At some point, a further reduction might be needed. By Noah Levick
Yahoo Sports
February 21

Fantasy Basketball waiver wire pickups: De'Anthony Melton and more players who could make a difference in the stretch run

In our latest batch of fantasy basketball pickups, we highlight players who could make a difference down the stretch, including the Grizzlies' De'Anthony Melton.
Yahoo Sports
February 21

Heat retiring Dwyane Wade’s No. 3 in weekend-long celebration

Dwyane Wade says that whenever he would hear the national anthem play before Miami home games, he would take a moment and look to the rafters.
Yahoo Sports
February 21

Markieff Morris reportedly agrees to buyout with Pistons

The Pistons are rebuilding and have moved on from Markieff Morris.
ESPN
February 21

Details being finalized for Kobe, Gianna event

Details are still being finalized for the "Celebration of Life for Kobe and Gianna Bryant" event set for 10 a.m. Pacific time Monday at Staples Center, but fans and others who do not have a ticket are being asked to avoid the area altogether.
Yahoo Sports
February 21

Alec Burks stands out to Brett Brown in Sixers' bench competition with performance vs. Nets

Brett Brown expects there to be competition for the final spots in the Sixers' playoff rotation. One player stood out to him in Thursday night's win over the Nets. By Noah Levick
Yahoo Sports
February 21

The Pecking Order: Favorite things from NBA All Star Weekend in Chicago

Here are Matt Peck's favorite things from the 2020 NBA All Star Weekend in Chicago.
Yahoo Sports
February 21

Markieff Morris has reportedly agreed to buyout — would he fit with Sixers?

Markieff Morris and the Pistons have reportedly agreed to a buyout. Would the Philly native make sense for the Sixers? By Paul Hudrick
Yahoo Sports
February 21

Clippers will try to steady ship vs. Kings

Injuries and inconsistency were the storylines for the Los Angeles Clippers during the first half of the season. The Clippers, who lost three of four road contests heading into the All-Star break, remain a formidable contender for the NBA title. Beverley, who competed in the skills challenge during
ESPN
February 21

76ers coach Brown still has faith in Horford

After benching Al Horford in the final game before the All-Star break and playing him just 18 ineffective minutes in Thursday night's OT victory over the Nets, 76ers coach Brett Brown declared that he still has faith in the four-time All-Star big man.
FOX Sports
February 21

Heat retiring Dwyane Wade's No. 3 this weekend

Dwyane Wade is about to get the highest honor the Miami Heat can bestow on a former player
RealGM
February 21
Markieff Morris, Pistons Agree To Buyout, Lakers Considered Frontrunner
CBS Sports
February 21

Grizzlies vs. Lakers odds, line, spread: 2020 NBA picks, Feb. 21 predictions from advanced computer model

The SportsLine projection model has a pick for the clash between the Grizzlies and Lakers.
CBS Sports
February 21

2020 NBA buyout tracker: Markieff Morris comes to agreement to leave Pistons, per report

Keep up with the latest player movement around the league
SLAM
February 21
Markieff Morris, Pistons Agree To Buyout
Yahoo Sports
February 21

Report: NBA executives believe 76ers more likely to trade Joel Embiid than Ben Simmons

The 76ers have spent years building around Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons.
Yahoo Sports
February 21

Warriors' early reviews on Andrew Wiggins filled with deserved praise

After four games with the Warriors, Andrew Wiggins has been vastly superior to the reputation created by doubters.
Yahoo Sports
February 21

Warriors didn't show improvement Steve Kerr desired in loss to Rockets

Eight days later, Kerr's urging fell on deaf ears against the Houston Rockets.
FOX Sports
February 21

Philadelphia plays Milwaukee on 4-game win streak

Philadelphia looks to keep its four-game win streak alive when the 76ers take on Milwaukee
FOX Sports
February 21

Charlotte faces Brooklyn, looks for 4th straight victory

Charlotte aims to prolong its three-game win streak with a victory against Brooklyn
FOX Sports
February 21

Western Conference leader Los Angeles and Memphis meet

Western Conference leader Los Angeles and Memphis hit the court Friday
FOX Sports
February 21

Los Angeles faces Sacramento, aims for 4th straight home win

Los Angeles is looking to continue its three-game home win streak with a victory against Sacramento
ESPN
February 21

Westbrook tossed: 'I just got to control myself'

Rockets guard Russell Westbrook got his 13th technical foul and was ejected Thursday night against the Warriors and acknowledged that he needs to hold himself to a higher standard.
ESPN
February 21

Westbrook tossed: 'I just got to control myself'

Rockets guard Russell Westbrook got his 13th technical foul and was ejected Thursday night against the Warriors and acknowledged that he needs to hold himself to a higher standard.
Yahoo Sports
February 21

How much of the current Warriors' team will be around next season?

Getting Steph Curry back on the court once he's cleared is a head start to build chemistry for next season.
Yahoo Sports
February 21

A year after post-All-Star injury problem, Joel Embiid is (mostly) healthy, focused on big goals

Joel Embiid saved the Sixers from what would have been a bad defeat Thursday night to the Nets and, unlike a year ago, is (mostly) healthy. By Noah Levick
Yahoo Sports
February 21

Sixers injury update: Ben Simmons (lower back tightness) is probable for Bucks game

After Ben Simmons missed his first game since November on Thursday night, there's good news on his status for Saturday's game against the NBA-best Bucks. By Noah Levick
Yahoo Sports
February 21

How to watch, stream Blazers vs. Pelicans tonight at 7:30pm

Watch the game on NBC Sports Northwest, the Official Network of the Portland Trail Blazers and you can stream the game on our website, by downloading the MyTeams app!
RealGM
February 21
RealGM Radio: Matt Moore On NBA Tiers
Yahoo Sports
February 21

Former John Beilein-coached Michigan player in NBA: Cavaliers players don’t value winning

Even under the cloak of anonymity, that's a harsh way for an NBA player to talk about fellow NBA players.
Yahoo Sports
February 21

GAME RECAP: Rockets 135, Warriors 105

James Harden posts 29 points and 10 assists as Houston cruises to victory over Golden State on Thursday night.
ESPN
February 21

Kyrie's season is over (again), but does that mean Brooklyn's is?

The Brooklyn Nets always knew this season would be a challenge, but with Kyrie Irving officially shut down, can they still make the most of it?
Yahoo Sports
February 21

Barnes makes 7 3-pointers in Kings' win over Grizzlies

Five days after winning the 3-point competition during All-Star weekend, Buddy Hield’s free throw shooting made the difference for Sacramento and has the Kings pondering a potential late run at the postseason. Harrison Barnes scored a season-high 32 points and matched his career high with seven 3, De
Yahoo Sports
February 21

Thad Young on relationship with possible Bulls front office target Chad Buchanan

Thad Young played for the Pacers during possible Bulls front office target Chad Buchanan's tenure with the team. To this day, Young speaks glowingly of Buchanan and his work.
ESPN
February 21

76ers' Embiid says he's 'best player in the world'

Joel Embiid said he needed to be aggressive inside Thursday night against the Nets, and after a 39-point, 16-rebound performance in an overtime win, the 76ers center said he's "the best player in the world."
Yahoo Sports
February 21

James Harden, Rockets roll to 135-105 rout of young Warriors

Russell Westbrook vowed to better control his emotions down the stretch of the regular season. James Harden had 29 points and 10 assists, Westbrook added 21 points and 10 assists before being ejected, and the Houston Rockets beat the cold-shooting Golden State Warriors 135-105 on Thursday night in the
Yahoo Sports
February 21

GAME RECAP: Kings 129, Grizzlies 125

Harrison Barnes lead with 32 points Thursday night against Memphis.
Yahoo Sports
February 21

By the numbers: Sixers' wild overtime win over Nets

The Sixers pulled off a wild win over the Nets on Thursday night and the numbers were wild. By Dan Roche
RealGM
February 21
Damian Lillard Could Miss 3-4 Games With Groin Strain
Yahoo Sports
February 21

Warriors takeaways: What we learned in 135-105 blowout loss to Rockets

The Warriors are looking for a spark down the stretch, and they didn't show much progress towards that goal Thursday.
SLAM
February 21
Grizzlies To Sign Dusty Hannahs To 10-Day Deal
Yahoo Sports
February 21

The Fast Break | Best from Feb. 20

Check out all of the action from Thursday night in the NBA.
CBS Sports
February 21

How to watch Lakers vs. Grizzlies: Live stream, TV channel, start time for Friday's NBA game

How to watch Lakers vs. Grizzlies basketball game
Yahoo Sports
February 21

Yahoo DFS Basketball: Friday Picks

With no Damian Lillard in the lineup, Mike Barner is high on C.J. McCollum's potential production in tonight's matchup with the Pelicans.
FOX Sports
February 21

The Steph Curry comparisons are unfair to Trae Young, but they won't go away

Trae Young is phenomenal, but his path won't resemble that of Steph Curry's...not even close.
Yahoo Sports
February 21

Lakers open post-break homestand against Grizzlies

Los Angeles rides a three-game winning streak into the contest, which includes a 120-116 overtime victory over the Denver Nuggets in their final game before the All-Star break on Feb. 12. LeBron James led the way with his 12th triple-double of the season with 32 points, 14 assists and 12 rebounds.
CBS Sports
February 21

NBA DFS: CJ McCollum and top FanDuel, DraftKings daily Fantasy basketball picks for Feb. 21, 2020

Mike McClure, a DFS pro with almost $2 million in career earnings, gives optimal lineup advice
Yahoo Sports
February 21

Surprising Thunder take aim at 1st-place Nuggets

The Oklahoma City Thunder look to continue their rise in the Northwest Division when they host the first-place Denver Nuggets on Friday night. The Nuggets took a five-game lead over the Thunder into the All-Star break, a gap that was one game wider before Denver lost 120-116 to the Los Angeles Lakers
Yahoo Sports
February 21

Top 10 Plays | Feb. 20

Check out the best plays from Thursday around the NBA.
Yahoo Sports
February 21

Watch Russell Westbrook get ejected for elbowing Warriors' Damion Lee

Russell Westbrook scored 21 points, but could have had more if he hadn't been ejected in the fourth quarter.
Basketball Insiders
February 21

NBA Daily: The Stretch Run — The Lottery Version

Most of the next six weeks will be spent focusing on the race for the West's No. 8 seed, but don't lose track of the annual plummet to the bottom while attention is diverted elsewhere.
FOX Sports
February 21
James Harden, Rockets roll to 135-105 rout of young Warriors
Yahoo Sports
February 21

Nightly Notable: Trae Young | Feb. 20

Trae Young dominated with 50 points and 8 assists in the Hawks win over the Heat.
Yahoo Sports
February 21

The case for Luka Doncic as Most Improved Player

Doncic's Most Valuable Player campaign has obscured a bid for an award that fits him even better.
CBS Sports
February 20

Karl-Anthony Towns injury update: Timberwolves star out indefinitely with ailing left wrist

Towns was held out of the Wolves' final game before the All-Star break and is still being evaluated, according to Ryan Saunders
Yahoo Sports
February 20

Why Warriors drafting LaMelo Ball could be beneficial to both parties

LaMelo Ball is a somewhat controversial prospect, and not every team will be the right fit for him.
HoopsHype
February 20

Isaiah Thomas Q&A: 'I'd love to be a part of what Boston has going on'

CBS Sports
February 20

NBA likely to use Elam Ending in future All-Star Games; will discuss adopting in G League, in-season tourneys

The Elam Ending is gaining steam around the NBA
ESPN
February 20

NBA auctioning off All-Star jerseys to honor Kobe and Gianna Bryant

You can buy game-worn jerseys from the 2020 NBA All-Star Game, and the proceeds will be donated in honor of Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna.
SLAM
February 20
Zion Williamson Not Concerned About Winning Rookie of the Year
Yahoo Sports
February 20

DeMarcus Cousins says he wasn't supposed to play for Warriors in NBA Finals

DeMarcus Cousins somehow returned to game action six weeks after tearing his left quad.
Yahoo Sports
February 20

Nikola Jokic says he dropped 20-25 pounds during this season

“I think I didn’t shoot it that well in the first [part of the season], my shots were always off and short and I was a little bit overweight.”
Yahoo Sports
February 20

The Rush: Tyson Fury drops a ‘yo momma’ joke on Deontay Wilder at the weigh-in

WATCH THE VIDEO ABOVE to see today’s piping-hot, fresh-outta-the-oven episode of THE RUSH with Jared Quay! We’ll let you know everything you didn’t know you needed to know about sports.
Yahoo Sports
February 20

Back to school: The pro game isn't for everyone

Former Cavs head coach John Beilein was doomed from the start. His biggest problem? Not understanding the incentive structures of the NBA relative to college.
CBS Sports
February 20

How to watch Pistons vs. Bucks: TV channel, NBA live stream info, start time

How to watch Pistons vs. Bucks basketball game
SLAM
February 20
Bulls Begin Search For Gar Forman Replacement
CBS Sports
February 20

Grizzlies vs. Kings odds, line, spread: 2020 NBA picks, Feb. 20 predictions from advanced computer model

The SportsLine Projection Model has a pick for the clash between the Grizzlies and Kings.
Yahoo Sports
February 20

Posted Up with Lakers star Anthony Davis

Yahoo Sports Senior NBA Writer Chris Haynes sat down with Lakers All-Star Anthony Davis to discuss his first season in Los Angeles and much more.
Yahoo Sports
February 20

Sources: Pacers GM Chad Buchanan is candidate of interest for Bulls

Though a team source emphasized that expected front-office changes are in the early stages, league sources said that Pacers general manager Chad Buchanan has gained momentum.
Yahoo Sports
February 20

Wizards District Gaming will make 1st overall pick in 2020 NBA 2K League Draft

The Wizards' NBA 2K League affiliate is in position to start off the 2020 season strong.
Yahoo Sports
February 20

Posted Up: Damian Lillard and Anthony Davis recap the first half of the season

Damian Lillard from the Portland Trailblazers and Anthony Davis of the Los Angeles Lakers join Chris Haynes for a two-part episode from All-Star Weekend in Chicago.
RealGM
February 20
Cavaliers Will Keep J.B. Bickerstaff As Head Coach, Won't Conduct Search In Offseason
Yahoo Sports
February 20

Charles Barkley defends John Beilein, slams 'ridiculous, unprofessional' Cavaliers players

Charles Barkley called out Cavaliers players on Thursday night for trying to get former coach John Beilein fired.
Yahoo Sports
February 20

Glenn Robinson III interview: Newest Sixer on his return to Philly, meeting Allen Iverson

In this Q&A with Serena Winters, Glenn Robinson III talks about meeting Allen Iverson, making Kyle Korver feel old and his connection to Philadelphia.
CBS Sports
February 20

John Beilein officially out as Cavaliers head coach; will take on different role to 'assist the organization'

Beilein will be taking on a different role in the organization as J.B. Bickerstaff takes over as Cleveland's new head coach
CBS Sports
February 20

Hornets vs. Bulls odds, line, spread: 2020 NBA picks, Feb. 20 predictions from advanced computer model

The SportsLine Projection Model has a pick for the clash between Hornets and Bulls.
Yahoo Sports
February 20

Rui Hachimura's unique NBA journey and the problem with AAU

Will Rui Hachimura's road less traveled to the NBA benefit him in the long run?
Yahoo Sports
February 20

Warriors' last 27 games will be critically important for next season

The Warriors are at the bottom of the NBA, but their final 27 games could tell us a lot.
RealGM
February 20
Dunc'd On: Shooting Guard Rankings 2019-20
Yahoo Sports
February 20

Klay Thompson's absence gives Warriors chance to evaluate Jordan Poole

Klay Thompson was officially ruled out for the season Thursday, which gives the Warriors a chance to take a deeper peep at rookie Jordan Poole
RealGM
February 20
NBA's Local TV Viewership For Top-4 Rated Teams Down 57 Percent Since 17-18
Yahoo Sports
February 20

League executives expect Giannis Antetokounmpo to re-sign with Bucks

On July 1, Milwaukee GM Jon Horst is going to put a $254 million supermax contract in front of Giannis Antetokounmpo. He is almost certainly going to sign it. Sources have been saying that to NBC Sports — and we have been reporting that — all season long. While other teams are making the smart
CBS Sports
February 20

Heat vs. Hawks odds, line, spread: 2020 NBA picks, Feb. 20 predictions from advanced computer model

The SportsLine Projection Model has a pick for the clash between Heat and Hawks.
Yahoo Sports
February 20

Dunk by Russell Westbrook

Yahoo Sports
February 20

It was never about this year for the Brooklyn Nets

Breaking down what's next for the Brooklyn Nets.
Yahoo Sports
February 20

GAME RECAP: Hawks 129, Heat 124

Trae Young drops a staggering 50 points with 8 dimes to lead Atlanta to the home victory over Miami.
Yahoo Sports
February 20

Young's career-high 50 points lead Hawks past Heat, 129-124

Trae Young didn't attribute his first 50-point game to confidence gained from his first All-Star start. Young had a career-high 50 points and the Atlanta Hawks scored the last 10 points of the game to beat the Miami Heat 129-124 on Thursday night. Young made 18 of 19 free throws and 8 of 15 3-pointers
Yahoo Sports
February 20

GAME RECAP: Hornets 103, Bulls 93

Malik Monk scores 25 points off the bench to lead Charlotte to victory over Chicago on Thursday night.
Yahoo Sports
February 20

Posted Up: Blazers star Damian Lillard

Yahoo Sports Senior NBA Writer Chris Haynes sat down with Lillard to discuss his MVP caliber season, the passing of Kobe Bryant and much more.
FOX Sports
February 20
Embiid has 39, powers 76ers past Nets in overtime, 112-104
CBS Sports
February 20

NBA Star Index: Zion Williamson's historic start continues; Kawhi Leonard quietly having career season

Also, are we sure Jayson Tatum hasn't already become Boston's best player?
CBS Sports
February 20

Bucks vs. Pistons odds, line, spread: 2020 NBA picks, Feb. 20 predictions from advanced computer model

The SportsLine Projection Model has a pick for the clash between Bucks and Pistons.
CBS Sports
February 20

Heat center Bam Adebayo shows his Skills Challenge victory wasn't a fluke with incredible move vs. Hawks

Adebayo finished with 28 points, 19 rebounds and seven assists in the loss
Yahoo Sports
February 20

Antetokounmpo scores 33, leads Bucks to rout of Pistons

Like many NBA coaches, Mike Budenholzer was worried about his Milwaukee Bucks needing a game or two to get back up to speed after the All-Star break. The Bucks had 70 points by halftime on their way to a 126-106 victory over the Detroit Pistons. Giannis Antetokounmpo had 33 points and 16 rebounds as
Yahoo Sports
February 20

Warriors' belief in Marquese Chriss has resuscitated an NBA career

The Warriors threw Marquese Chriss an NBA lifeline, and it has changed the course of his career.
RealGM
February 20
Kevin Durant Publicly Rules Out Returning This Season
ESPN
February 20

Hawks' Young hits 50, gets last laugh on Butler

Hawks guard Trae Young had a career-high 50 points in Thursday night's 129-124 win over the Heat and made sure he jabbed back at Jimmy Butler for his "teller of the future" quip in December.
ESPN
February 20

Hawks' Young hits 50, gets last laugh on Butler

Trae Young didn't attribute his first 50-point game to confidence gained from his first All-Star start.
FOX Sports
February 20

Monk, Bridges lead Hornets over cold-shooting Bulls, 103-93

Malik Monk scored 25 points, Miles Bridges added 22 and the Charlotte Hornets hung on to beat the cold-shooting Chicago Bulls 103-93 on Thursday night
CBS Sports
February 20

Rockets vs. Warriors odds, line, spread: 2020 NBA picks, Feb. 20 predictions from model on 35-19 roll

SportsLine's advanced computer model simulated Thursday's Rockets vs. Warriors game 10,000 times.
RealGM
February 20
Rival Execs Expect Giannis Antetokounmpo To Re-Sign With Bucks
Yahoo Sports
February 20

Trae Young drops career-high 50 points in Hawks win

Trae Young suffered from no All-Star break hangover. The second-year guard went for a career-high 50 points, as the Atlanta Hawks defeated the Miami Heat 129-124. Young shot 12-of-25 from the floor, including 8-of-15 from behind the arc. One of those shots was this bomb from the logo: Bruh. 🤯❄️ pic.twitter.com
FOX Sports
February 20
Trae Young scores career-high 50 points, Hawks beat Heat
Yahoo Sports
February 20

Bulls observations: Second-half rally fizzles in Bulls' loss to Hornets

The playoffs have never felt further away.
Yahoo Sports
February 20

Fellow All-Stars rave about Jayson Tatum's potential with Celtics

Jayson Tatum's game has taken a big leap in his third season, but at 21, his potential seems limitless. Our A. Sherrod Blakely talked to some of Tatum's fellow All-Stars recently in Chicago and they all agree; he's already something special.
FOX Sports
February 20

Young's career-high 50 points lead Hawks past Heat, 129-124

Trae Young scored a career-high 50 points to lead the Atlanta Hawks to a 129-124 victory over the Miami Heat
Yahoo Sports
February 20

Trae Young drops 50 points for first time of his career as Hawks take down Heat

All of the Hawks' young players seemed to show their promise as they took down the Heat.
Yahoo Sports
February 20

Celtics Talk Podcast: Ray Allen's number should not be retired by the Celtics, and here's why

Michael Holley and Chris Forsberg debated whether or not Ray Allens number should be retired by the Boston Celtics in response to the new that Kevin Garnett's number will be retired by the organization.
CBS Sports
February 20

NBA DFS stacks, advice, picks for Feb. 20: Target Grizzlies vs. Kings in daily Fantasy basketball

Jacob Gibbs just revealed the top NBA DFS stacks to target.
Yahoo Sports
February 20

Sixers vs. Nets: 3 storylines to watch

The Sixers return from the All-Star break after an up-and-down first half to take on the Nets Thursday, but can they go on a run over the last 27 games? By Paul Hudrick
Yahoo Sports
February 20

DeAndre Jordan goes up to get it and finishes the oop in the third quarter

Yahoo Sports
February 20

Celtics Talk Podcast: Brad Stevens seems less stressed out this season

On the latest episode of the Celtics Talk Podcast, Chris Forsberg and Michael Holley discuss Brad Stevens and some of the reasons he is less stressed this season than he was last year.
Yahoo Sports
February 20

GAME RECAP: Bucks 126, Pistons 106

Giannis Antetokounmpo scores 33 points and 16 rebounds Thursday night vs. Detroit.
Yahoo Sports
February 20

Spurs resume uphill battle to postseason in Utah

The Utah Jazz will host the San Antonio Spurs on Friday in Salt Lake City with the All-Star break in the rearview mirror and 28 games left in the regular season. The Jazz, in fourth place in the West, have their sights set on moving up or, at the very least, keeping home-court advantage for the first
SLAM
February 20
NBA Considers Free Throw Tweaks For Next Elam Ending
Yahoo Sports
February 20

Chris Paul says he wants to play at least 20 seasons

It's quite the resurgence for the 34-year-old who'd missed the last three All-Star games.
Yahoo Sports
February 20

Amazing photos of Sixers players drinking, ranked

The Sixers are an extremely meme-able team, and one of their most familiar formats involves beverages - of all shapes and sizes. By Adam Hermann
CBS Sports
February 20

NBA DFS: Jimmy Butler and top FanDuel, DraftKings daily Fantasy basketball picks for Feb. 20, 2020

Mike McClure, a DFS pro with almost $2 million in career earnings, gives optimal lineup advice
Yahoo Sports
February 20

Warriors say Klay Thompson won't play this season

Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson will not play this season, though it has not been ruled out that he could still compete in the Olympics this summer. It was expected that Thompson would miss the entire season as he recovers from a torn knee ligament, and the Warriors said it definitively before
FOX Sports
February 20

Antetokounmpo scores 33, leads Bucks to rout of Pistons

Giannis Antetokounmpo had 33 points and 16 rebounds as the Milwaukee Bucks routed the Detroit Pistons 126-106
CBS Sports
February 20

How to watch 76ers vs. Nets: NBA live stream info, TV channel, time, game odds

How to watch 76ers vs. Nets basketball game
Yahoo Sports
February 20

LeBron James’ media group, others sued for $33 million over ‘More Than An Athlete’ phrase

A youth group in Maryland is suing LeBron James’ media group over the phrase “More Than An Athlete.”
ESPN
February 20

Warriors rule out Thompson's return this season

The Warriors have officially ruled out Klay Thompson for the rest of the season, a decision coach Steve Kerr said he expected from the get-go given the severity of Thompson's ACL injury.
CBS Sports
February 20

Warriors confirm Klay Thompson will miss the rest of the season to continue rehabbing from torn ACL

Thompson suffered the injury during Game 6 of the NBA Finals last season
CBS Sports
February 20

How to watch Kings vs. Grizzlies: NBA live stream info, TV channel, time, game odds

How to watch Kings vs. Grizzlies basketball game
CBS Sports
February 20

Warriors vs. Rockets: How to watch online, live stream info, game time, TV channel

How to watch Warriors vs. Rockets basketball game
CBS Sports
February 20

Hawks vs. Heat: How to watch NBA online, TV channel, live stream info, game time

How to watch Hawks vs. Heat basketball game
Yahoo Sports
February 20

Kevin Garnett says first choice for 2007 trade was Kobe Bryant and Lakers

Four primary suitors emerged: Celtics, Lakers, Suns and Warriors.
Basketball Insiders
February 20

NBA Daily: The Stretch Run – Atlantic Division

Ben Nadeau praises the Toronto Raptors, Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers, while also gently eulogizing another season gone wrong for both teams in New York.
FOX Sports
February 20

Warriors say Klay Thompson won't play this season

The Golden State Warriors say that Klay Thompson will not play the rest of the regular season
Yahoo Sports
February 20

A great dime by Devonte' Graham leads to the score in the second quarter

Yahoo Sports
February 20

Celtics, Timberwolves tip off post-break stretch

Two teams that won't see their home courts much for the next month meet Friday night in Minneapolis when the Boston Celtics visit the Minnesota Timberwolves. One of the league's hottest teams entering the All-Star break with eight wins in their last nine games, the Celtics open a four-game trip
CBS Sports
February 20

Watch Bulls vs. Hornets: How to live stream, TV channel, start time for Thursday's NBA game

How to watch Bulls vs. Hornets basketball game
Yahoo Sports
February 20

Jayson Tatum's son Deuce is becoming a TD Garden rock star

Jayson Tatum was proud to be an All Star, but being a father to his young son Jayson Christopher Tatum, Jr. (Deuce) doesn't compare. Our Chris Forsberg introduces you to the most popular Tatum at TD Garden.
Yahoo Sports
February 20

Healthy Pelicans set to face Lillard-less Blazers

The New Orleans Pelicans figure to have their two young standouts on the floor Friday night, while Portland Trail Blazers star guard Damian Lillard will be in street clothes. Rookie sensation Zion Williamson, All-Star Brandon Ingram and the rising Pelicans will look to complete a four-game sweep of
Yahoo Sports
February 20

Rui Hachimura flattered by praise from LeBron James, is focused on playoffs

Wizards rookie Rui Hachimura reacted to the compliments given to him by LeBron James at All-Star weekend.
Yahoo Sports
February 20

Fantasy Basketball Podcast: Kyrie heads to surgery and post-All Star Game advice

In the latest fantasy basketball podcast, Dalton Del Don and Josh Lloyd share some of their post-All Star Game thoughts, along with the latest on Kyrie Irving's injury.
CBS Sports
February 20

Sixers vs. Nets odds, line, spread: 2020 NBA picks, Feb. 20 predictions from model on 35-19 roll

SportsLine's advanced computer model simulated Thursday's Sixers vs. Nets game 10,000 times.
Yahoo Sports
February 20

Report: Klay Thompson ruled out for entire 2019-20 season

This was expected and is now all but official.
Yahoo Sports
February 20

Marcus Smart on Celtics: 'We really, really, really, really have a chance this year'

The Boston Celtics are currently the third-best team in the Eastern Conference. But Marcus Smart believes that the team can be a true contender in the NBA playoffs. And maybe more so than any other Celtics team he has been a part of.
Yahoo Sports
February 20

Nets' Kyrie Irving to have season-ending shoulder surgery

Kyrie Irving tried to keep playing through pain, a cortisone shot no longer providing enough relief. Eventually, he and the Brooklyn Nets decided it's best to get his right shoulder taken care of now and get healthy for next season - when Irving and Kevin Durant can finally play together. Irving
Yahoo Sports
February 20

John Wall says sitting out season was always the plan, but Wizards can make playoffs

John Wall went into this season with the plan of sitting out the whole year, he said on Thursday, and DeMarcus Cousins is part of the reason why.
ESPN
February 20

Cousins hopes to join Lakers for playoff run

DeMarcus Cousins, yet to play a game this season as he recovers from a torn ACL in his left knee, said on Showtime's "All the Smoke" podcast that he's hopeful of being healthy enough to help the Los Angeles Lakers during the playoffs.
RealGM
February 20
Kyrie Irving Out For Season With Surgery On Right Shoulder
ESPN
February 20

Kyrie to have season-ending shoulder surgery

Nets GM Sean Marks said the team is "looking at the big picture" after announcing star guard Kyrie Irving will have season-ending surgery on his right shoulder.
RealGM
February 20
Klay Thompson Ruled Out By Warriors For Entire 19-20 Season
Yahoo Sports
February 20

CJ McCollum, Carmelo Anthony among investors of sports-centric media entertainment company

Social media has brought us greater access to professional athletes. Now, you can get one step closer.
Yahoo Sports
February 20

Sixers overcome hideous quarter to beat Nets in overtime

Joel Embiid and Alec Burks came up huge down the stretch as the Sixers overcame a hideous second quarter to beat the Nets in overtime, 112-104. By Paul Hudrick
Yahoo Sports
February 20

Report: John Paxson to remain in power with Bulls

The Bulls are reportedly looking for a general manager to replace Gar Forman.
Yahoo Sports
February 20

Best of Jayson Tatum's sneakers from the 2019-20 Celtics season

Celebrate Jayson Tatum Day by checking out some of his best looking sneakers from the 2019-20 Boston Celtics season.
CBS Sports
February 20

How to watch Warriors vs. Rockets: NBA live stream info, TV channel, time, game odds

How to watch Warriors vs. Rockets basketball game
CBS Sports
February 20

Kings vs. Grizzlies live stream info, TV channel: How to watch NBA on TV, stream online

How to watch Kings vs. Grizzlies basketball game
CBS Sports
February 20

How to watch Bulls vs. Hornets: Live stream, TV channel, start time for Thursday's NBA game

How to watch Bulls vs. Hornets basketball game
CBS Sports
February 20

Watch Hawks vs. Heat: How to live stream, TV channel, start time for Thursday's NBA game

How to watch Hawks vs. Heat basketball game
CBS Sports
February 20

Pistons vs. Bucks: How to watch NBA online, TV channel, live stream info, game time

How to watch Pistons vs. Bucks basketball game
Yahoo Sports
February 20

Warriors vs. Rockets watch guide: Lineups, injury report, player usage

The Warriors face the Houston Rockets for the third time this season. The teams split the first two games.
HoopsHype
February 20

The HoopsHype Daily: John Beilein officially done as Cleveland Cavaliers head coach

Yahoo Sports
February 20

Kings forward Marvin Bagley out another 3 weeks with foot injury

Marvin Bagley has played in just 13 games this season for Sacramento while dealing with both a foot injury and a fractured thumb.
SLAM
February 20
Steve Kerr: ‘Perfectly Healthy’ Stephen Curry to Play
Yahoo Sports
February 20

Kings’ Marvin Bagley III out at least three more weeks with foot sprain

He has played in just 13 games this season.
CBS Sports
February 20

Today's Top Picks: Another Bucks blowout and more best bets as NBA begins second half of season

Also, watch SportsLine on CBS Sports HQ at 6 p.m. ET on weekdays for all the day's best bets
Yahoo Sports
February 20

Four Quarters: John Beilein's poor transition to the NBA

Yahoo Sports' Vincent Goodwill discusses John Beilein's short tenure with the Cavaliers and why Chris Bosh was not a Hall of Fame finalist.
FOX Sports
February 20

Nets' Kyrie Irving to have season-ending shoulder surgery

Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving will have arthroscopic surgery on his right shoulder and miss the rest of the season
Yahoo Sports
February 20

Jayson Tatum's basketball upbringing defines where he is and what's to come

Basketball was definitely a huge part of Jayson Tatum's childhood, but so was tough love and some challenging times. Our A. Sherrod Blakely details his journey and his crazy potential.
Yahoo Sports
February 20

Damian Lillard expected to miss 3-5 games with groin injury

Portland star Damian Lillard suffered a groin injury just before the All-Star break last week.
Yahoo Sports
February 20

Ben Simmons out for 76ers Thursday after playing in All-Star Game

Same for Kemba Walker on Friday for Boston.
Yahoo Sports
February 20

Kyrie Irving to undergo season-ending shoulder surgery, will not face Celtics this season

Brooklyn Nets point guard Kyrie Irving will have season-ending shoulder surgery and will not be able to face the Boston Celtics for the remainder of the regular season.
CBS Sports
February 20

Kyrie Irving injury update: Nets star will undergo arthroscopic shoulder surgery, miss remainder of season

Nets GM Sean Marks confirms Irving's season-ending surgery: 'Our goal is long term health here'
CBS Sports
February 20

Lakers' DeMarcus Cousins calls partnership with Anthony Davis in New Orleans 'special'

DeMarcus Cousins still believes in a duo that injuries and drama destroyed
ESPN
February 20

Beilein resigns as coach, will have new Cavs role

The Cavaliers announced Wednesday that John Beilein has officially resigned as head coach and will be reassigned to a different role in the organization, with Beilein saying stepping down "was a very difficult decision for me."
ESPN
February 20

Kyrie to have season-ending shoulder surgery

Kyrie Irving, who missed 26 games earlier this season with a right shoulder injury, will be shut down to have surgery and "get this taken care of once and for all," GM Sean Marks said.
Yahoo Sports
February 20

Cavs open post-Beilein era in Washington

J.B. Bickerstaff makes his Cleveland head-coaching debut when the Cavaliers visit the Washington Wizards on Friday night. Bickerstaff takes over for John Beilein, who resigned earlier in the week, as the 14-40 Cavaliers resume play following the All-Star break. The Cavaliers entered the break having
ESPN
February 20

Follow live: 76ers put league-best home record on line vs. Nets

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ESPN
February 20

Kings' Bagley (foot) out at least 3 more weeks

Kings forward Marvin Bagley III will be out at least another three weeks with a left foot sprain, the team announced Thursday.
Yahoo Sports
February 20

Is the ‘Elam Ending’ the future of the NBA?

A look at how the game-ending style of the All-Star Game came to be and what it could mean for the NBA.
Yahoo Sports
February 20

Marvin Bagley visits foot specialist, out at least three more weeks

The Kings' young big man won't be coming back anytime soon.
Yahoo Sports
February 20

Damian Lillard says he expects to miss 3-4 games, at least, with groin injury

That's rough for a team trying to make a push up into the playoffs.
Yahoo Sports
February 20

Magic look to ride pre-break surge into game vs. Mavs

The Magic went into the break with some positive momentum, winning two straight at home -- against Atlanta and Detroit -- after dropping eight of their previous nine. The mini-surge allowed Orlando to hold a three-game lead in the race for the No. 8 spot in the Eastern Conference. Aaron Gordon, who
Yahoo Sports
February 20

76ers ratings on NBC Sports Philadelphia pacing for best season on record

NBC Sports Philadelphia continues to deliver record viewership of the Philadelphia 76ers.
Yahoo Sports
February 20

Paul, Thunder surprising league heading into stretch run

Chris Paul gets annoyed when the topic of the Thunder’s “surprising” success comes up. Expectations for Oklahoma City were low for many after an offseason during which the Thunder collected draft picks, traded Russell Westbrook to the Houston Rockets for Paul and sent Paul George to the Los Angeles
FOX Sports
February 20

Paul, Thunder surprising league heading into stretch run

Chris Paul was named as an All-Star for the first time since 2016, and the Thunder are firmly in the playoff race
Yahoo Sports
February 20

Divine nine: Guys who may reshape playoff picture

With the NBA championship field as open as any season in recent memory, here are nine players who make a big impact in the postseason.
Yahoo Sports
February 20

These crazy stats emphasize Jayson Tatum's superstar potential

It's clear to see that Jayson Tatum is making an impressive leap forward in his third NBA season. But diving into the numbers truly shows how remarkable Tatum's performance has been to this point in his young career.
CBS Sports
February 20

Damian Lillard injury update: Blazers star expects to miss the next three or four games with strained groin

The Blazers will be without their best player for at least a few more games
CBS Sports
February 20

Sixers vs. Nets odds, line, spread: 2020 NBA picks, Feb. 20 predictions from proven model on 35-19 roll

SportsLine's advanced computer model simulated Thursday's Sixers vs. Nets game 10,000 times.
CBS Sports
February 20

Kyrie Irving injury update: Nets star to undergo shoulder surgery, expected to miss rest of season, per report

The Nets star missed 26 games with a shoulder injury earlier this season
Yahoo Sports
February 20

Layman's long-term injury near end, back at Wolves practice

Minnesota Timberwolves forward Jake Layman was finally cleared Thursday to return to practice, with his absence at 39 straight games and counting because of a sprained left toe. Star center Karl-Anthony Towns, however, does not have that clearance. The Timberwolves will play Friday against Boston without
Yahoo Sports
February 20

Nassir Little to return, Mario Hezonja out for Portland against New Orleans

Welcome back Nas!
Yahoo Sports
February 20

Celtics Injuries: Kemba Walker ruled out vs. Timberwolves in first game since break

Boston Celtics point guard Kemba Walker has been ruled out for Friday's game against the Minnesota Timberwolves with a lingering knee injury.
CBS Sports
February 20

Kobe Bryant fans are paying final respects to Lakers legend at wrong gravesite

The private plot fans keep visiting belongs to a different family
ESPN
February 20

Wolves' Layman back at practice; Towns still out

Timberwolves forward Jake Layman, who has missed 39 games with a toe injury, is optimistic that he'll be able to return in another week. He is averaging a career-best 10.5 points per game.
Yahoo Sports
February 20

Brooklyn bust: Nets' big plans have gone awry

The Nets took a big gamble by signing Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant this offseason. Now both players are lost for the season.
ESPN
February 20

All the most iconic images of Dwyane Wade's Miami Heat career

Dwyane Wade's jersey went into the AmericanAirlines Arena rafters, look back at some iconic images of his Miami Heat career.
Yahoo Sports
February 20

This model is awfully high on the Sixers' chances to make the NBA Finals

If you're looking for optimism with the Sixers, this model is awfully high on their chances of winning the NBA Finals.
Yahoo Sports
February 20

NBA rumors: Could Warriors trade Andrew Wiggins for Giannis Antetokounmpo?

The Giannis to the Bay fever dream marches on.
Yahoo Sports
February 20

Warriors owner Joe Lacob: We won’t tank

The Warriors are an NBA-worst 12-43. Stephen Curry will eventually get healthy. Klay Thompson will eventually get healthy.
Yahoo Sports
February 20

Damian Lillard expected to miss a minimum of three to four games with groin injury

The All-Star told reporters that his condition is improving, but he is not game-ready.
Yahoo Sports
February 20

Dragan Bender compared himself to Draymond Green during draft interview

Shortly after Dragan Bender was selected with the No. 4 pick in 2016, a video was posted to Twitter ...
Yahoo Sports
February 20

Depleted Raptors, Suns hope for return to health

The Phoenix Suns visit the Toronto Raptors on Friday night as both teams look forward to the return of injured players following the All-Star break. Suns forward Dario Saric is hoping to play Friday after missing seven games with a sprained left ankle. "I want to be ready for the next game,"
RealGM
February 20
Pistons Sign Derrick Walton Jr. To 10-Day Contract
FOX Sports
February 20

Jake Layman's long injury near end, back at Wolves practice

Minnesota Timberwolves forward Jake Layman has been cleared to return to practice
ESPN
February 20

Lillard expects multigame absence due to groin

Blazers guard Damian Lillard continues to recover from a groin strain and believes he will miss three or four games.
FOX Sports
February 20

Layman's long-term injury near end, back at Wolves practice

Minnesota Timberwolves forward Jake Layman has been cleared to return to practice with the team
RealGM
February 20
Dragan Bender To Sign 10-Day Contract With Warriors
Yahoo Sports
February 20

Details on Kobe Bryant's Staples Center memorial service

Everything we know so far about Kobe Bryant's public memorial.
Yahoo Sports
February 20

Oladipo, Pacers start stretch run against Knicks

As the Indiana Pacers begin their march toward the playoffs with Friday's visit to the New York Knicks, they'll be doing so with a healthy Victor Oladipo, who is ready to ramp up his minutes. Oladipo will be playing in his eighth game since missing a little more than a year with a ruptured quadriceps
CBS Sports
February 20

Kyrie Irving expected to have another procedure on injured shoulder, miss extended time, per report

The Nets star missed 26 games with a shoulder injury earlier this season
Yahoo Sports
February 20

Predicting the 2nd half of the NBA season

Yahoo Sports Senior NBA Writers Chris Haynes, Vince Goodwill and Seerat Sohi sat down during the All-Star break to debate the second half of the season including who will win MVP and which teams will meet up in the NBA Finals.
Yahoo Sports
February 20

Allen Iverson tears up remembering his friend Kobe and the one time they played as teammates

Allen Iverson teared up during an interview with The Players' Tribune in which he remembered playing with his friend Kobe Bryant during an All-Star Game.
ESPN
February 20

Sources: Kyrie considering shoulder surgery

Nets star Kyrie Irving is considering treatment options on his right shoulder impingement, including the possibility of surgery, league sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski and Malika Andrews.
SLAM
February 20
DeMarcus Cousins: ‘I Had No Business Being On The Floor’
Yahoo Sports
February 20

Bickerstaff picks up pieces after Beilein leaves Cavaliers

When John Beilein resigned as Cleveland's coach, swallowing his pride to leave the Cavaliers after just 54 games, he offered his preordained replacement some encouraging words. ''Go after it,'' J.B. Bickerstaff said, repeating Beilein's final message. It's now up to the
CBS Sports
February 20

John Beilein out as Cavaliers head coach: A timeline of what went wrong in Cleveland for former Michigan coach

John Beilein is stepping down as Cleveland's head coach after 54 games into his tenure
FOX Sports
February 20

Bickerstaff picks up pieces after Beilein leaves Cavaliers

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Yahoo Sports
February 20

It’s official: Kyrie Irving out for season, to have surgery to repair shoulder

I wouldn't be surprised if this ends Irving's season.
RealGM
February 20
Kyrie Irving To Undergo Procedure On Right Shoulder
Yahoo Sports
February 20

Doc's not expecting much from Capela

Clint Capela might not do much for the Hawks this season, while Stephen Curry looks like a hot pickup in fantasy hoops. (AP)
FOX Sports
February 20

Booker and the Suns face the Raptors

Devin Booker leads Phoenix into a matchup against Toronto averaging 26.4 points per game
FOX Sports
February 20

Towns and the Timberwolves take on Tatum and the Celtics

Minnesota hosts Boston in non-conference play
FOX Sports
February 20

Portland plays New Orleans, aims for 6th straight home win

Portland will try to keep its five-game home win streak alive when the Trail Blazers play New Orleans
FOX Sports
February 20

Jokic, Nuggets to face Paul, Thunder

Denver travels to Oklahoma City for a Northwest Division matchup Friday
FOX Sports
February 20

Doncic, Dallas set for matchup against Orlando

Luka Doncic leads Dallas into a matchup against Orlando averaging 28.9 points per game
FOX Sports
February 20

Beal and the Wizards host the Cavaliers

Bradley Beal leads Washington into a matchup with Cleveland averaging 29.1 points per game
FOX Sports
February 20

New York plays conference rival Indiana

Indiana plays New York for an Eastern Conference matchup Friday
FOX Sports
February 20

Utah takes on San Antonio, looks for 5th straight win

Utah hosts San Antonio aiming to prolong its four-game win streak
Yahoo Sports
February 20

Report: Kyrie Irving to have surgery on right shoulder, could miss extended time

The news about Kyrie Irving’s shoulder has gone from bad to worse.
Yahoo Sports
February 20

A tweak in the starting lineup could inject some fun into Bulls' season

With Chandler Hutchison out against the Hornets, Jim Boylen will have to roll with a new starting lineup. We don't know what that lineup will look like yet but he may have dropped a hint.
Yahoo Sports
February 20

NBA predictions and betting odds: bet on a slow start from Memphis

Following the All-Star break, the NBA odds board has 6 games on Thursday, highlighted by games featuring the NBA's top team in the Milwaukee Bucks and one of its hottest teams in the Memphis Grizzlies.
Yahoo Sports
February 20

2020 NBA Championship odds

NBA Championship odds are available before the season tips off and run all the way to the NBA Finals.
Yahoo Sports
February 20

Nets vs 76ers NBA betting picks and predictions: Don’t overestimate Kyrie’s worth to the line

We break down the NBA betting odds for the basketball game between the Brooklyn Nets and Philadelphia 76ers on Februrary 20, 2020.
SLAM
February 20
Pistons To Sign Derrick Walton Jr. To 10-Day Deal
Yahoo Sports
February 20

NBA rumors: Dragan Bender plans to sign 10-day contract with Warriors

The Phoenix Suns selected Dragan Bender with the No. 4 overall pick in 2016.
SLAM
February 20
Warriors To Sign Dragan Bender To 10-Day Deal
Yahoo Sports
February 20

What Warriors can learn from Mark Cuban's Luka Doncic NBA draft advice

If big man James Wiseman is available, should the Warriors select him?
CBS Sports
February 20

Magic's Aaron Gordon says he's still 'irritated' and 'frustrated' about Slam Dunk Contest outcome

After controversially finishing second in Chicago, Gordon said that 'it will be talked about for years and years and years'
SLAM
February 20
Don C Talks AF1 Hi ‘Just Don’ Collab with American Express & More
Yahoo Sports
February 20

Is Brandon Ingram worth a max contract? Will he get one?

It depends on who you ask.
RealGM
February 20
Steve Kerr Says 'It's Never Been A Question' That Steph Curry Would Return This Season
CBS Sports
February 20

John Beilein wanted Cavaliers to practice on Christmas Day during his stint as head coach, per report

The Cavs players unsurprisingly did not endorse the idea of giving up their Christmas Day without a game on the schedule
RealGM
February 20
NBA Considering 40-Minute Games, Target Score Ending For Potential Midseason Tournament
CBS Sports
February 20

John Beilein wanted his Cavaliers to practice on Christmas during his stint as head coach, per report

The Cavs players unsurprisingly did not endorse the idea of giving up their Christmas Day without a game on the schedule
RealGM
February 20
NBA Expected To Use Target Score In Next Year's All-Star Game
Yahoo Sports
February 20

Sixers injury update: Ben Simmons (low back tightness) out vs. Nets

Just when it looked like the Sixers were relatively healthy returning from the All-Star break, Ben Simmons will miss Thursday's game. By Paul Hudrick
ESPN
February 20

LeBron group sued over 'More Than An Athlete'

A Maryland youth group is suing the media company owned by LeBron James over its use of the "More Than An Athlete" phrase. The suit also names ESPN, Nike and the maker of the NBA 2K video game.
Yahoo Sports
February 20

Mid-Week Waiver Wired for Week 18

With no games so far this week, Mike Gallagher takes a different approach on this week's edition with emphasis on big changes coming to two rotations. (Getty Images)
Yahoo Sports
February 20

Kyrie Irving's injury could end his season and impact Wizards' playoff push

Kyrie Irving's shoulder injury could cost him the remainder of the 2019-20 season, further widening the bottom of the Eastern Conference's playoff picture.
Yahoo Sports
February 20

Why Coby White is the most important Bull to watch down the stretch

It's time for the Bulls to figure out what they have.
RealGM
February 20
Karl-Anthony Towns Out Indefinitely With Wrist Injury
Yahoo Sports
February 19

John Beilein joins sad ranks of coaches whose NBA careers lasted less than a season

John Beilein is resigning as Cavaliers coach stunningly quickly after just 54 games.
CBS Sports
February 19

Kyrie Irving injury update: Nets star out indefinitely after setback with shoulder; set to see specialist

Irving missed 26 games with a shoulder injury earlier this season
Yahoo Sports
February 19

Warriors' Steph Curry participates in drills, inching closer to return

Steph Curry on Tuesday was a non-contact participant in Warriors drills for the first time since October.
FOX Sports
February 19

Reports: Cavaliers, Beilein splitting after just 54 games

Cavaliers first-year coach John Beilein is stepping down after 54 games, according to multiple reports
FOX Sports
February 19

Beilein resigns as Cavaliers coach after failed NBA run

John Beilein is out as Cleveland's coach after just 54 games
RealGM
February 19
Kris Dunn Out At Least 4-6 More Weeks With MCL Sprain
Yahoo Sports
February 19

BIG3 to start in Memphis, adds 5 other new cities for 2020

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The BIG3 will begin its fourth season on June 20 in Memphis, one of six cities the league will visit for the first time.
Yahoo Sports
February 19

Habershow Podcast: Mavericks owner Mark Cuban on Luka Doncic, politics

Luka Doncic is one of the NBA's brightest young stars - but when did Mark Cuban know he was going to be special? Also, the Mavs owner opens up about his potential political aspirations in the latest episode of the Habershow, Tom Haberstroh's NBA Podcast.
Yahoo Sports
February 19

76ers put league-best home record on line vs. Nets

The Philadelphia 76ers will be searching for their 26th victory in 28 home games when they host the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday. The Sixers also will be looking for their fourth win in a row. Philadelphia entered the All-Star break with some momentum as they defeated the Memphis Grizzlies, Chicago Bulls
Yahoo Sports
February 19

Proclaiming February 19th as Rip City Day!

The proclamation is scheduled to be read by Wheeler at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Portland City Hall.
Yahoo Sports
February 19

Collins blazed a trail, but challenges remain

Seven years after former NBA player Jason Collins’ reveal, there are currently zero openly gay athletes in the NBA, NFL or MLB. Why is that?
Yahoo Sports
February 19

Heat look to start stretch run strong vs. Hawks

Two teams with disparate goals will meet for the final time this season on Thursday when the Miami Heat visit the Atlanta Hawks. The Heat (35-19) start the final eight weeks of the season in fourth place in the Eastern Conference. Miami is 4-6 over the past 10 games.
Yahoo Sports
February 19

NBA mock draft: Warriors linked to Anthony Edwards, James Wiseman

The Warriors could target one of these two prospects at the top of the NBA draft.
Yahoo Sports
February 19

Bulls provide update on Kris Dunn recovery timeline from knee injury

Dunn sprained his right MCL on Jan. 31 against the Nets, and now it appears his season is in jeopardy.
CBS Sports
February 19

Giannis at center, Celtics' best five and the most important lineups for Eastern Conference's top contenders

The best teams in the Eastern Conference will have to downsize in the playoffs
Yahoo Sports
February 19

Report: Cavaliers players played songs like ‘Thuggish Ruggish Bone’ around John Beilein

"It's the Sluggish Ruggish Bone"?
Yahoo Sports
February 19

Bulls mailbag: Who will own front office power? Will Kris Dunn return?

Every two weeks, our Bulls Insider K.C. Johnson answers a wide variety of reader questions. This edition features several questions centered on the expected changes coming to a new management structure.
ESPN
February 19

Bulls' Kris Dunn likely out another 4-6 weeks

Bulls guard Kris Dunn is expected to miss four to six more weeks because of a sprained MCL.
RealGM
February 19
David Stern Thought Some NBA Fans Acted Like They Believe In Indentured Servitude
Yahoo Sports
February 19

Knicks’ former player, G-League GM Allan Houston could get promotion

Houston is a former All-Star player for the Knicks who has been a rising star in the organization for years.
RealGM
February 19
John Beilein Gave Up More Than $12M In Guaranteed Money
RealGM
February 19
Andre Drummond Told Teammates Cavs' Situation Was Worse Than Pistons
Yahoo Sports
February 19

Why Steph Curry returning to Warriors this season still is so valuable

The Warriors aren't making a run at the playoffs and risking injury is always scary. But if Steph Curry is good to go, you let him play.
Yahoo Sports
February 19

Hornets' Graham emerging as Most Improved Player candidate

Devonte Graham had mixed emotions when Kemba Walker left for the Boston Celtics. Walker had become his mentor on the court last year and a close friend off it, regularly inviting Graham over to his house for a meal cooked by his personal chef. Walker would let the rookie swim in his pool and lend him
FOX Sports
February 19

Hornets' Graham emerging as Most Improved Player candidate

Devonte Graham has gone from part-time G League player a season ago to a leading candidate for the NBA's Most Improved Player award
CBS Sports
February 19

NBA MVP Rankings: LeBron James in range of Giannis Antetokounmpo in what has likely become a two-player race

Also, if you haven't noticed, Kawhi Leonard is having a career season
Yahoo Sports
February 19

The Enes Kanter Show: Back from break healthy; preparing for boos in Utah

Chris Forsberg catches up with the Celtics' Enes Kanter for this week's post-All-Star break episode and the big man touches on how he spent his break, a C's practice update and how he'll handle being booed as he returns to Utah.
Yahoo Sports
February 19

Miami is legit & Philly has a problem

Yahoo Sports Senior NBA Writers Chris Haynes, Vince Goodwill and Seerat Sohi sat down in Chicago at the All-Star break to discuss the first half of the NBA season including which team surprised them the most and which team has been the biggest disappointment.
Yahoo Sports
February 19

John Beilein reassigned to a different role within Cleveland Cavaliers organization

Coaching in the NBA is hard, even if you are one of the best college basketball coaches in the nation. It is something that basketball fans-especially those in Chicago-are reminded of time and time again.
Yahoo Sports
February 19

Gilbert Arenas set to return to D.C. in June as part of the BIG3

If any Wizards fans are looking to see Agent 0 again in person, they're in luck.
Yahoo Sports
February 19

Best of Mic'd Up from the 2020 NBA Rising Stars Game

Check out the best mic'd up moments from the 2020 NBA Rising Stars game!
Yahoo Sports
February 19

Steve Kerr says Stephen Curry will play this season once healthy

"If the point is he might get hurt, what’s the point of ever playing anybody?"
CBS Sports
February 19

John Beilein to exit as Cavaliers coach Wednesday, be replaced by JB Bickerstaff, per report

Beilein is reportedly set to depart Cleveland 54 games into his first season leading an NBA franchise
Yahoo Sports
February 19

Rumor: Cavaliers might try to flip Andre Drummond in trade at draft, or in July

Could trading for Drummond be part of a plan to flip him for other players?
SLAM
February 19
Draymond Green: Andrew Wiggins ‘Not a F**king Bum’
CBS Sports
February 19

Jerry Colangelo says he and Greg Popovich won't hold tryouts for Team USA Olympic roster for Tokyo 2020

The two will just announce the 12 players who will compete at the Summer Olympics
Yahoo Sports
February 19

Hornets, Bulls face off hoping to spark run at playoffs

Technically, the Chicago Bulls and Charlotte Hornets still have a chance to make the playoffs. After a week off, the clubs will begin the post-All-Star break portion of their schedules when they meet Thursday night in Chicago. The Bulls will try to bounce back after sliding into the break on a six-game
CBS Sports
February 19

Inaugural season of the Basketball Africa League shows NBA's commitment to growing the game on the continent

The 12-team league will tip off on March 13 in Senegal
Yahoo Sports
February 19

Robert Williams travels with Celtics, but won't play on four-game trip

Robert Williams' recovery from a hip injury has progressed to where he's traveling with the team and his practice restrictions are lifted, but the Celtics big man is still "a couple of games away" from returning and won't play on this four-game trip.
CBS Sports
February 19

Lakers, Bucks and Clippers are cream of the NBA crop, but which one deserves to be the championship favorite?

Breaking down the matchups and championship chances of the league's three best teams
Yahoo Sports
February 19

Counter-report: John Beilein will receive some of remaining salary from Cavaliers

Initial reporting suggested John Beilein will walk away from the rest of his contract with the Cavaliers.
SLAM
February 19
Nikola Jokic Lost ‘Around 20-25 Pounds’ This Season
Yahoo Sports
February 19

Target score ending likely returns to All-Star Game next year

After a highly successful All-Star Game ending, this seemed the obvious move.
Yahoo Sports
February 19

Kings looking to get on track vs. surging Grizz

The Sacramento Kings hope to get on the right track and gain ground in the Western Conference standings Thursday as they host one of the hottest teams in the NBA and the current eighth-placed Memphis Grizzlies. The Kings are coming off a Feb. 12 loss to the Dallas Mavericks, and although they protected
Yahoo Sports
February 19

Report: NBA likely to use new All-Star format again, will discuss using it in G-League

The NBA was definitely pleased with the new All-Star format and is reportedly likely to implement it again next year while also discussing the chance of using the "Elam Ending" in the G-League.
Basketball Insiders
February 19

Kristaps Porzingis Is Quietly Rounding Into Form

After disappointing early this season, Kristaps Porzingis is rounding into form with the Mavericks. How much does Luka Doncic's absence factor into his improved recent play?
Basketball Insiders
February 19

NBA Daily: Collin Sexton’s First All-Star Weekend A Success

Spencer Davies looks back at Cleveland Cavaliers guard Collin Sexton's first-time experience at NBA All-Star weekend in Chicago.
Yahoo Sports
February 19

Beilein resigns as coach, says emotional goodbye to Cavs

John Beilein stood in front of the Cavaliers and emotionally explained why he's leaving. ''It took a real man to do that today,'' Cavs forward Kevin Love said. One of college basketball's most successful coaches over the past two decades, Beilein didn't make it through one
CBS Sports
February 19

Minnesota Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony Towns is out indefinitely with left wrist injury

Towns was held out of the Wolves' final game before the All-Star break
Yahoo Sports
February 19

Why Draymond Green believes Andrew Wiggins can be All-Defensive player

Draymond Green believes Andrew Wiggins can be an All-Defensive team player.
Yahoo Sports
February 19

Tinkering Rockets test style against stumbling Warriors

The Houston Rockets are expected to trot out an even newer lineup Thursday night when they return from the All-Star break to face the Golden State Warriors in San Francisco. Since last seen beating the Boston Celtics 116-105 on Feb. 11, the Rockets have agreed to terms with forwards Jeff Green and DeMarre
Yahoo Sports
February 19

Kevin Durant not close to return, but his jumper still looks wet

Kevin Durant will not play an NBA game this season. His jumper, however, looks to be in midseason form. Following All-Star Weekend, a video surfaced on Instagram of Durant working out at UCLA, and his shot remains a thing of beauty. His pull-up works, too. KD's lab work 🧪 (via __devonte__/IG) pic.twitter.com
Yahoo Sports
February 19

Kings' Jabari Parker ready for Sacramento debut; Alex Len getting closer

After playing just one game since Dec. 23, Jabari Parker is ready to suit up and make his Kings debut.
ESPN
February 19

Kerr: Curry returning in '19-20 never a question

Warriors coach Steve Kerr said he doesn't understand the argument from some that Stephen Curry shouldn't return this season, saying, "As soon as he's ready, he's coming back."
ESPN
February 19

All-Star Game likely to again feature target score

While not set in stone, the NBA is likely to use a target score again at the end of next season's All-Star Game after the experiment was well received this season, Byron Spruell, the NBA's president of league operations, told ESPN's Zach Lowe Wednesday.
Yahoo Sports
February 19

Clint Capela out at least another two weeks, delaying Hawks debut even longer

The newly acquired Hawks big man is still battling a heel injury.
SLAM
February 19
Giannis Antetokounmpo Committed to Bucks ‘as Long as We’re Winning’
HoopsHype
February 19

How much can guard Reggie Jackson move the needle for the Clippers?

Yahoo Sports
February 19

Wizards congratulate Marcin Gortat on retirement with tribute video

The Wizards posted a tribute video to congratulate former center Marcin Gortat on his recent retirement from basketball.
Yahoo Sports
February 19

Clint Capela still weeks away from making his debut with Atlanta

Atlanta got him for the long haul, so they are willing to wait.
Yahoo Sports
February 19

Shoulder issue sidelines Kyrie Irving

Kyrie will visit with another specialist and has been ruled out for Thursday, and Reggie Jackson accepted a buyout from the Pistons. (AP)
Yahoo Sports
February 19

Fans attempting to pay respects to Kobe Bryant keep visiting the wrong gravesite

Hundreds showed up at a gravesite in a Southern California cemetery last weekend thinking it was where Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianna, were buried.
HoopsHype
February 19

The HoopsHype Daily: Clippers add arguably the best buyout player on the market

Yahoo Sports
February 19

Sixers Talk podcast: The Sixers are bound to go on a run

Danny Pommells and Paul Hudrick discuss Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons' relationship, if the Sixers are going to go on a run, stability around Brett Brown and more on this edition of Sixers Talk.
FOX Sports
February 19

The Clippers are signing another major player and they are officially playing with fire

After signing Reggie Jackson on Tuesday, the Clippers' roster got even deeper. But is there such a thing as too deep?
Yahoo Sports
February 19

Warriors' Draymond Green jokes about wanting buyout to join playoff team

Draymond Green is going to miss the postseason for the first time in his career.
Yahoo Sports
February 19

NBA Week at a Glance: Wizards have soft schedule coming out of the All-Star break

The Wizards have a chance to stay hot, the 76ers will be tested and the Lakers get a shot at revenge against the Celtics.
Yahoo Sports
February 19

It’s official: John Beilein resigns as Cavaliers coach, J.B. Bickerstaff takes over

"This was a very difficult decision for me, but I want to be clear – this was my decision to step down."
ESPN
February 19

Wolves' Towns out indefinitely due to injury

Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony Towns is out indefinitely with a wrist injury.
CBS Sports
February 19

Dwyane Wade, Rick Ross collab on single 'Season Ticket Holder', Wade says Kobe Bryant inspired creative career

Wade is entering the rap game with a new single called "Season Ticket Holder"
Yahoo Sports
February 19

'There are only so many bullets' -- Rui Hachimura's unique NBA journey and the dangers of AAU

Rui Hachimura had a journey to the NBA unlike any other All-Star in league history and it's the way he made it to the league that could keep him in it for years to come.
Yahoo Sports
February 19

Karl-Anthony Towns dealing with wrist injury, will miss game vs. Celtics

The Boston Celtics will not have to face Karl-Anthony Towns when they travel to Minnesota to take on the Timberwolves for their first post-All-Star break game. The center is dealing with a wrist injury that will sideline him.
CBS Sports
February 19

Ranking NBA's fringe contenders: Celtics, 76ers, Nuggets among second-tier threats to be taken seriously

Everyone's chasing the Lakers, Clippers and Bucks, but who's realistically got a shot?
RealGM
February 19
Clint Capela Out At Least Two More Weeks With Heel Injury
ESPN
February 19

Hawks' Capela to miss more time with heel injury

The Hawks say newly acquired big man Clint Capela will be re-evaluated in two weeks as he continues to recover from a heel injury.
CBS Sports
February 19

Cavaliers players played songs with the word 'thugs' in the lyrics around coach John Beilein, per report

Beilein stepped down as the team's head coach on Tuesday
Yahoo Sports
February 19

Warriors have list of players they want to sign to contracts this season

Golden State has a couple of open roster spots to fill ...
Yahoo Sports
February 19

Jerry Colangelo says no Olympic team tryout: ‘We’re just going to pick 12 players’

"You don’t take the 12 best players, necessarily. You take the best 12 that make the best team.”
SLAM
February 19
John Beilein Exit Could Impact Andre Drummond’s Future
Yahoo Sports
February 19

Mark your calendars: The BIG3 is coming to Portland

For the first time in the league's history, The BIG3 will be making a stop in the Rose City
Yahoo Sports
February 19

Bucks look to continue dominance of Pistons

Milwaukee visits Detroit on Thursday in its drive to clinch home court advantage throughout the postseason. The Bucks have disposed of their Central Division rival with regularity since the beginning of last season. The Bucks won at home 104-90 behind Giannis Antetokounmpo's 28 points on Nov. 23
Yahoo Sports
February 19

Judge dismisses Oakley's suit against Dolan, MSG from arrest

A federal judge has dismissed Charles Oakley's lawsuit against executive chairman James Dolan and Madison Square Garden, stemming from the former New York Knicks forward's ejection from a game and ensuing arrest three years ago. Judge Richard J. Sullivan ruled Wednesday in U.S. District Court
CBS Sports
February 19

NBA DFS: Joel Embiid and top FanDuel, DraftKings daily Fantasy basketball picks for Feb. 20, 2020

Mike McClure, a DFS pro with almost $2 million in career earnings, gives optimal lineup advice
Yahoo Sports
February 19

Brett Brown is more interested in Joel Embiid's head than his hand

Though Joel Embiid will longer have to wear a splint on his left hand, Brett Brown said Wednesday that's not the aspect of Embiid's health that most interests him. By Noah Levick
Yahoo Sports
February 19

NBA Mock Draft 4.0: Top of the 2020 NBA Draft still a mystery

The 2020 NBA Draft doesn't feature an obvious top set of prospects like last year, but
HoopsHype
February 19

Who are the most underpaid players in the NBA?

Yahoo Sports
February 19

This week's top 5 in-demand NBA matchups

A look around the NBA's top must-watch matchups this week.
Yahoo Sports
February 19

Steve Kerr says Stephen Curry 'looking great,' wants him to play with Andrew Wiggins this season

Stephen Curry is on pace to play with a revamped Warriors roster before the season's over.
Yahoo Sports
February 19

Bulls rule out Wendell Carter Jr., Chandler Hutchison and more vs. Hornets

An injury news dump for the ages.
Yahoo Sports
February 19

Reports: Spurs save just $811,447 in DeMarre Carroll buyout

As for the Spurs, I don't get it.
Yahoo Sports
February 19

Joe Harris calls Jayson Tatum Team USA's 'best player' from 2019 FIBA World Cup

The Boston Celtics had plenty of players on Team USA during the summer of 2019, but Brooklyn Nets guard Joe Harris thought that one stood out above all else.
FOX Sports
February 19

Judge dismisses Oakley's suit against Dolan, MSG from arrest

A federal judge has dismissed Charles Oakley's lawsuit against executive chairman James Dolan and Madison Square Garden
Yahoo Sports
February 19

Report: Andre Drummond said he would leave Cavaliers if John Beilein returned

Andre Drummond wasn't on board with the John Beilein experience.
Yahoo Sports
February 19

Why there's hope that Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons can figure this thing out

From their dominance working together against the Clippers before the break to the mutual respect they showed at All-Star weekend, there's hope Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons could figure this thing out. By Paul Hudrick
Yahoo Sports
February 19

What we know about Al Horford's role and the Sixers' rotation

Al Horford and Brett Brown provided more insight Wednesday into how the Sixers plan to use Horford after the All-Star break. By Noah Levick