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6:40 AM ET Tim BontempsESPN THERE ARE TWO versions of the Boston Celtics. One is led by two under-25 All-Stars and carries the expectations of having reached the conference finals in three of the past four seasons. The other has eight players in their first or second year in the NBA, most of whom have
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1:15 AM ET After James Harden recorded his seventh triple-double since joining the Brooklyn Nets in a 124-113 overtime win over the San Antonio Spurs on Monday night, his teammate Kyrie Irving didn’t bat an eyelash. “We have to implement the phrase ‘get used to it,'” Irving said with a smile. It didn’t faze Irving
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8:02 PM ET Tuesday’s Detroit Pistons–Toronto Raptors game in Tampa, Florida, has been postponed and tentatively rescheduled for Wednesday, the NBA announced. The Raptors have been dealing with COVID-19-related issues, and their game Sunday against the Chicago Bulls was postponed because they couldn’t field the required eight players due to the league’s health and safety
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6:24 PM ET The San Antonio Spurs will begin welcoming some fans back to games March 12, meaning half the NBA now has a plan in place to allow limited attendance a year and a day after it shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic. In addition, a 16th team, the Boston Celtics, have a
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4:50 PM ET The Atlanta Hawks have dismissed Lloyd Pierce as their coach. “We would like to thank Lloyd for his work and commitment to not only the Hawks organization but the city of Atlanta. He and his wife, Melissa, are tremendous people who have made a positive impact throughout the city,” Hawks president of
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6:57 PM ET Houston Rockets guard Victor Oladipo recently turned down a two-year, $45.2 million maximum contract extension, the most the franchise could offer him before summer free agency, sources told ESPN. As expected, Oladipo is pursuing a longer-term deal, sources said, something that the Collective Bargaining Agreement doesn’t allow the Rockets to offer him
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9:57 PM ET Warriors forward Draymond Green was forced from Golden State’s 117-91 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday night with a left ankle sprain. The injury occurred with 4:53 remaining in the second quarter when Green went up for a block on Lakers guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and rolled his ankle after coming
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