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76ers get a Furkan game winner to survive Lillard Time and stay undefeated

1:44 AM ET Lawrence MurrayESPN.com The Philadelphia 76ers found themselves down two points on the road against the Portland Trail Blazers with 2.2 seconds to play. Prior to the timeout, the 76ers lost their only lead of the game as Damian Lillard, Portland’s All-Star point guard, took advantage of the fear that “Lillard Time” taught […]

Dwight Howard's deal with Lakers now official

Dwight Howard has officially rejoined the Los Angeles Lakers six years after his acrimonious departure. The eight-time All-Star center and 15-year NBA veteran agreed to a contract with the Lakers on Monday. The non-guaranteed deal comes with a stern caveat from the Lakers that if Howard disrupts the team, he will be gone, league sources […]

Kerr, Popovich criticize politicians over gun control

LAS VEGAS — Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr says he thinks all the time about gun violence and mass shootings and how any day someone could walk into a basketball gym and shoot NBA players. Following mass shootings in Gilroy, California; El Paso, Texas; and Dayton, Ohio, that killed 34 people in just over […]

Sources: Green, Mudiay to Jazz on 1-year deals

Free-agent forward Jeff Green has agreed to a one-year, $2.5 million veterans minimum contract with the Utah Jazz, league sources told ESPN on Tuesday. The Jazz also reached agreement with free-agent point guard Emmanuel Mudiay on a one-year deal, sources told ESPN. Green leaves the Washington Wizards to join a significant group of reinforcements in […]

'An incredible win and a horrible loss': Scenes from an unforgettable Game 5

TORONTO — Bill Russell was in the hallway. The trophy was polished. The stage was ready to be rolled out. The cameramen had plastic over their gear. The champagne was on ice. The team doctors’ faces were ashen. The general manager was sobbing. The heroes, the guys who hit the big shots and the man […]

Lowe: How Golden State reclaimed its juggernaut style

It has been a popular parlor game among league executives all season: How good will the Golden State Warriors be if Kevin Durant leaves? You can’t draw a direct line from the 73-win Warriors — the last pre-Durant version — to the theoretical 2019-20 team. Harrison Barnes is gone. Andre Iguodala, dunking and stripping the […]

Emotional Embiid 'can't explain' Game 7 loss

TORONTO — Joel Embiid walked off the court in tears following the Philadelphia 76ers’ 92-90 Game 7 loss to the Toronto Raptors on Sunday, as Philadelphia’s playoff run ended in the final seconds of the final game of the Eastern Conference semifinals. He had played 45 minutes, more than he ever had in regulation, and […]

How the Nuggets are surviving Damian Lillard

PORTLAND, Ore. — When he stepped out of the locker room on Sunday, Damian Lillard adjusted his crimson vest and navigated the thin corridor in the belly of the Moda Center en route to the podium for his postgame media conference. The hallway, no more than 10 feet wide, is packed with people postgame — […]

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 […]