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This unorthodox way to guard James Harden is either genius or a fluke

James Harden had just finished one of the least efficient performances of his historic season when he was asked how much the Milwaukee Bucks’ unique defensive scheme had to do with his off night. “None,” Harden said, scoffing at the suggestion that the Bucks might have created a blueprint for defending the NBA’s most unstoppable […]

Rockets showcase what they must: Lockdown D

HOUSTON — The desperate 36-footer by Donovan Mitchell sailed over the backboard in a miserable moment that epitomized the Utah Jazz’s offensive woes in their 122-90 Game 1 loss to the Houston Rockets on Sunday. Mitchell had no choice but to toss up a prayer after receiving a pass so far from the basket just […]

Magic Johnson decided it's better to just be Magic Johnson

LOS ANGELES — Magic Johnson had the title he’d always wanted. He had the power to guide one of the most important franchises in sports, carte blanche. Anything he wanted to do as president of basketball operations for the Los Angeles Lakers, he had the power to do. Fire the coach. Trade any player. Lakers […]

Sources: Wolves looking for team president

11:06 AM ET Adrian WojnarowskiESPN The Minnesota Timberwolves are planning to open a search for a new president of basketball operations, although owner Glen Taylor prefers to keep general manager Scott Layden and interim coach Ryan Saunders as part of a revised organizational structure, league sources told ESPN. The Timberwolves are hopeful to award Saunders […]

How the Tobias Harris trade shakes up the NBA

4:09 AM ET Tim BontempsESPN PHILADELPHIA — In the wee hours of Wednesday morning, what already has been a wild NBA trade deadline received another boost when ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that the Philadelphia 76ers completed a blockbuster deal with the LA Clippers for forward Tobias Harris. The full deal — Philadelphia getting Harris, center […]

Bye-bye Brow? Davis tells Pelicans he wants out

10:18 AM ET Adrian WojnarowskiESPN Agent Rich Paul of Klutch Sports has informed the New Orleans Pelicans that All-NBA forward Anthony Davis won’t sign a contract extension and has requested a trade, Paul told ESPN on Monday morning. “Anthony wants to be traded to a team that allows him a chance to win consistently and […]

Aldridge's 56 highlight Spurs' offensive fireworks

SAN ANTONIO — LaMarcus Aldridge saw the double team, spun baseline and fired a jumper that found the bottom of the net, and he immediately knew: “This is one of those nights,” he said. Aldridge scored a career-high 56 points to help the Spurs survive the Oklahoma City Thunder and Russell Westbrook’s 24 points, 24 […]

OKC's George embraces boos by Lakers fans

LOS ANGELES — A year ago, Paul George’s visits to Staples Center were borderline recruiting trips, featuring plenty of cheers, signs and chants. But after George spurned the Los Angeles Lakers in free agency last summer, fans greeted him with hearty boos on Wednesday, including every time he touched the ball. “It was fun, it […]