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Celtics expect Smart to play Friday

Marcus Smart plans to play Friday for the first time since January 23, when he was injured “swiping” a picture frame off the wall. Smart practiced with the Boston Celtics on Wednesday and said he’s ready to go Friday against the Detroit Pistons. Smart, who missed 12 games, punched a picture

All-Access: 2018 NBA All-Star Game

All-Access: 2018 JBL Three-Point Contest and Verizon Slam Dunk Go behind the scenes at the 2018 JBL Three-Point Contest and Verizon Slam Dunk where Devin Booker and Donovan Mitchell reign supreme! 4 minutes ago

Which NBA contenders realistically have a shot at a championship?

The NBA All-Star break (which included a surprisingly good All-Star Game, despite its tedious introductions) is over! The league resumes play on Thursday night with six games on the schedule and contending teams renewing pursuit of playoff spots and ch…

Here’s what to look for as the NBA season resumes after the All-Star break

The Golden State Warriors have never lost more than 15 games in a season under Steve Kerr. They could reach that total in the first night after the All-Star break. The Warriors who return tonight aren’t the same ones who dominated the NBA for the last three seasons. The defending champions sputtered

Dirk Nowitzki ‘disgusted’ by Mavericks sexual harassment scandal

Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki said he was disgusted and shocked when he heard about allegations of the vile workplace culture that’s festered in the team’s offices. Following an explosive Sports Illustrated investigation that exposed a “corrosive” atmosphere described as “a picture of a

Lowe: NBA having real discussions about a postseason play-in tournament

Zach Lowe (@ZachLowe_NBA) is a senior writer for ESPN Digital and Print. Recent comments from NBA commissioner Adam Silver about tweaking the league’s playoff format drew intense media coverage, but sources say there is also some behind-the-scenes momentum for the idea of a play-in tournament determining

Kings take shot at bringing NBA All-Star game to Sacramento

The Sacramento Kings are looking to bring the NBA All-Star game to California’s capital for the first time. Kings owner Vivek Ranadive, Mayor Darrell Steinberg and tourism officials are set to detail plans for the bid for the game in 2022 or ’23 on Thursday and submit an application to the league

Why everything is different for this year’s NBA All-Star Game

Forget everything you once knew about the NBA All-Star Game and how it works. If ever you’ve seen it before, this Sunday’s game is not going to be what you remember. Gone are the days of Eastern Conference stars facing off against their Western Conference foes. The time when conference rivals

Knicks sign Troy Williams to 10-day contract

NEW YORK, February 21, 2018 – The New York Knicks announced today that the team has signed forward Troy Williams to a 10-day contract. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Williams, 6-7, 220-pounds, holds career averages of 5.6 points and 2.1 rebounds…

Former teammate claims LeBron James ‘quit’ on Heat in 2011 NBA Finals

With no NBA games or events from Monday to Wednesday this week, sports shows were forced to come up with different ways to fill air time. Fox Sports’ “Undisputed” decided to bring up the classic LeBron James vs. Michael Jordan debate featuring a special guest: Eddie House. If you don’

Planet Dubs Podcast Exclusive: How Jerry West helped build two dynasties

There are few more iconic figures in NBA history than Jerry West, the man’s who visage is the logo of the league itself. Mark Medina spoke with Sports Illustrated’s Jack McCallum, author of Golden Days: West’s Lakers, Steph’s Warriors and the California Dreamers who Reinvented Basketball