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Avery Bradley of LA Clippers out with sports hernia injury

PLAYA VISTA, Calif. — In a season that has been marred by injuries to almost everyone, the LA Clippers are preparing for another starter to miss an extended period of time. Shooting guard Avery Bradley, who was just acquired by the Clippers on January 29 as part of a trade package that sent power forward […]

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Can Dejounte Murray be the next great for San Antonio Spurs?

SAN ANTONIO — Nicknamed “Baby Boy,” second-year San Antonio Spurs guard Dejounte Murray presides over a maturation process that needs him to transform into a man in a hurry. “Where I come from, people don’t make it to this,” Murray told ESPN. “Of course, it’s enjoyable. But I can’t be out there with that type […]

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Russell Westbrook of Oklahoma City Thunder says Zaza Pachulia intentionally fell on his leg, ‘tried to hurt me’

2:16 AM ET Chris Haynes Close ESPN Staff Writer Covers NBA and Warriors for ESPN.com Covered Cavaliers and NBA for Cleveland Plain Dealer from 2014-2016 Covered Trail Blazers for Comcast SportsNet NW from 2011-2014 Fresno State University graduate Royce Young Close ESPN Staff Writer Covers the Oklahoma City Thunder for ESPN.com OAKLAND, Calif. — Oklahoma […]

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Golden State Warriors finally defeat Oklahoma City Thunder

0:21 Kevin Durant sees an open lane to the basket, takes it and throws down a thunderous one-handed jam that gets the fans out of their seats. OAKLAND, Calif. — Leaning deep into the left corner, Nick Young let fly on a 3 as the buzzer sounded on the third quarter, holding his pose and […]

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Jimmy Butler of Minnesota Timberwolves has meniscus injury

Minnesota Timberwolves All-Star Jimmy Butler suffered a right meniscus injury, an MRI revealed on Saturday. The team will announce updates on Butler’s progress as information becomes available. Butler posted on social media a photo along with a caption that included the words “you gotta take the crooked with the straight.” Butler suffered the non-contact injury […]

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Steve Ballmer of LA Clippers talks Blake Griffin, tanking, value

BOSTON — LA Clippers owner Steve Ballmer on Saturday said that trading Blake Griffin was “a very difficult decision,” but that considerations about the future, as well as injury and chemistry concerns, necessitated the blockbuster deal with the Detroit Pistons. “[Griffin] is obviously a superstar player,” said Ballmer. “But if you look at what happened […]