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Rank ’em: Vote on the Week 2 NBA Power Rankings

Every Monday throughout the regular season, our panel — ESPN’s Kevin Arnovitz, Amin Elhassan and Ramona Shelburne, The Undefeated’s Marc J. Spears and FiveThirtyEight’s Chris Herring — will rank the league’s 30 teams from top to bottom. Our Week 2 Power Rankings are out. How’d we do? Let us know by re-ranking our 1-30 list […]

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NBA — Andrew Wiggins punctuates wild finish in Oklahoma City

1:37 Carmelo Anthony, Russell Westbrook and Paul George combine to score 68 points, with Anthony giving Oklahoma City a lead with under five seconds remaining, but Andrew Wiggins hits a game-winning 3-pointer at the buzzer. OKLAHOMA CITY — It was the perfect finish, the ideal answer to the first crunch time test for the new […]

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NBA — Lakers overcome 21-point 3rd quarter deficit, but lose late

0:16 Anthony Davis runs through Julius Randle who bounces his shot off-the-glass and makes it in and-1. LOS ANGELES — In his third game as a Laker, Lonzo Ball flirted with a triple-double again and had some much-needed reinforcement with Kentavious Caldwell-Pope’s debut. But surprisingly, the Los Angeles Lakers (1-2) who gave the New Orleans […]

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NBA — Cavaliers claim to have best bench in the league

CLEVELAND — Last season, the Cavaliers had the second-lowest bench scoring average in the league at just 28.1 points per game. Their depth, or lack thereof, became an even bigger issue in the NBA Finals, when the Golden State Warriors’ reserves outscored the Cavs’ substitutes 113-69 in the Warriors’ four wins. This season, with eight […]

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NBA — Warriors lose in Memphis

MEMPHIS – The Golden State Warriors have been a step slower than their opponents thus far this season, and it was no different Saturday night at FedExForum. The Memphis Grizzlies took down the reigning defending champs, 111-101. Marc Gasol led the Grizzlies with 34 points and 14 rebounds. Entering the game, the Warriors had won […]

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History created, but Ben Simmons wants more after second NBA loss

0:33 After Trevor Booker scores on a tip-in for the Nets, Jonathan Simmons shoots a deep 3-pointer to give the Magic a lead after three quarters. Philadelphia – Ben Simmons made the Philadelphia 76ers record books, but unfortunately for him and his young teammates, they also came away with their second loss of the new […]