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3:36 PM ET Andrew LopezESPN METAIRIE, La. — Sleep might be hard to come by for New Orleans Pelicans rookie Zion Williamson on Tuesday night. The No. 1 overall pick in last year’s draft is set to make his NBA regular-season debut on Wednesday against the San Antonio Spurs, but he said on Tuesday that
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1:35 AM ET ESPN News Services PORTLAND, Ore. — Damian Lillard set a franchise record with 61 points, including a career-best 11 3-pointers, and the short-handed Portland Trail Blazers outlasted the equally depleted Golden State Warriors 129-124 in overtime Monday night. Lillard’s previous career high was 60 points earlier this season against Brooklyn. He now
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1:34 AM ET BOSTON — Following the Los Angeles Lakers‘ worst loss of the season and one of the worst defeats in the history of their rivalry with the Boston Celtics, LeBron James saw no use in sugarcoating it. “I mean, listen, it was just a good, old-fashioned butt whooping,” James said after L.A.’s 139-107
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12:30 AM ET Tim BontempsESPN BOSTON — The Celtics were already well on their way to a victory over the Los Angeles Lakers when Jaylen Brown was streaking toward the basket early in the third quarter Monday night. But when he rose up and slammed the ball through the hoop with two hands over LeBron
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11:19 PM ET Former Saint Joseph‘s coach Phil Martelli said he is working to get help for Delonte West, one of his former players, after a video appearing to show the former NBA guard rambling while in handcuffs went viral on social media Monday. Martelli, who coached West and Jameer Nelson for three seasons at
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10:30 PM ET HOUSTON — There were no puns intended with the stormy metaphors used by some members of the Houston Rockets after their fourth-quarter collapse in a 112-107 loss Monday to the Oklahoma City Thunder. Forward Danuel House Jr. described it as feeling like the Rockets were in a “dark cloud” after their fourth
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10:36 PM ET Andrew LopezESPN MEMPHIS — The New Orleans Pelicans sure gave Zion Williamson something to look forward to. Two days before Williamson is expected to make his regular-season NBA debut, the Pelicans hit a franchise-record 21 3-pointers on their way to a 126-116 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies. New Orleans started the season
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8:10 PM ET NEW YORK — Usually, Ben Simmons unleashes one of his roars after a particularly ferocious dunk. On Monday afternoon against the Nets, though, he let out his signature scream while otherwise calmly dribbling the ball up the court. He was just having that good of a night. “I just came in with
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