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Warriors win another season series against Clippers

0:37 Steph Curry makes the near half-court buzzer-beater look like a typical jumper. OAKLAND, Calif. — Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors used a spirited first-quarter start against the LA Clippers to get back on the winning track, ultimately earning a 134-127 victory Thursday at Oracle Arena. Curry exploded for 44 points on 14-of-19 […]

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Fantasy basketball – NBA reporters fantasy Q&A

Each Thursday this season, we ask a series of questions to our ESPN NBA reporters to give you their inside takes on key fantasy subjects. This week’s topics: This week’s contributors are: Chris Forsberg, Ian Begley, Nick Friedell, Ohm Youngmisuk and Michael C. Wright. What is the likelihood that the Boston Celtics would scale back […]

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NBA instituting confidential hotline for league, team employees to register concerns of improper conduct

7:44 PM ET Adrian WojnarowskiESPN In the aftermath of allegations of harassment and violence toward female employees in the Dallas Mavericks organization, the NBA is instituting a confidential hotline for team and league employees to register concerns of improper conduct, according to a memo obtained by ESPN. Mavericks owner Mark Cuban told ESPN that he […]

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New-look Cavaliers provide reason for optimism, but questions remain

1:47 With the latest additions from the trade deadline, Dave McMenamin details how the Cavaliers have increased their chances in the East and odds of convincing LeBron James to re-sign this offseason. Tristan Thompson bounced offstage following a panel discussion about “The Carter Effect” — the Uninterrupted-produced documentary about how Vince Carter helped instill a […]

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Zach Lowe on the real possibility of an NBA playoffs play-in tournament

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 the last two seeds in each conference — to the point that two specific proposals are circulating at the highest levels […]

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How are Las Vegas bookmakers approaching second-half tanking?

1:19 PM ET Doug KezirianESPN Close SportsCenter anchor Behind The Bets podcast host The second half of the 2017-18 NBA season is here, which means Las Vegas bookmakers are bracing for the bizarre, but expected, ritual of tanking. Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban told Pro Basketball Hall of Famer Julius Irving, “Losing is our best […]