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Sources: Jackson Jr. out indefinitely (right quad)

Feb 22, 2019 10:22 PM EDT

Memphis rookie Jaren Jackson Jr. will be sidelined for the foreseeable future after suffering a right quadriceps injury, sources said. The Grizzlies plan to be cautious with a timetable on their young star's return.

NBA: Refs erred 4 times in Celtics-Bucks ending

Feb 22, 2019 06:35 PM EDT

The NBA's Last Two Minute Report for the Bucks' 98-97 victory over the Celtics on Thursday listed four incorrect rulings in the final 3.7 seconds of the game.

DeRozan 'humbled' by reception in Toronto return

Feb 22, 2019 08:23 PM EDT

DeMar DeRozan received two standing ovations from a grateful Toronto crowd Friday, when the former Raptor returned to Scotiabank Arena for the first time since he was traded to the Spurs in a deal for Kawhi Leonard.

Source: Bone bruise could slow Lonzo's return

Feb 22, 2019 08:45 PM EDT

A source confirmed that Lonzo Ball has a bone bruise in his left ankle that could keep him out past the six weeks the Lakers initially said he would miss.

Harden questionable vs. Warriors with neck injury

Feb 22, 2019 07:04 PM EDT

Rockets star James Harden has a neck injury and is listed as questionable for Saturday's game at Golden State.

Wolves' Towns misses 1st career game after crash

Feb 22, 2019 01:47 PM EDT

Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns missed the first game of his NBA career Friday night against the Knicks after being involved in a car crash in the Minneapolis area Thursday.

DeMar DeRozan returns to Toronto love fest, but can't get fairy-tale ending

Feb 22, 2019 11:07 PM EDT

The star who inspired a generation of Canadian players by staying and building something special in Toronto returned to the city he never wanted to leave.

Ujiri aims to find the next Embiid through African league

Feb 22, 2019 08:27 AM EDT

"So, you mean to tell me with the development of basketball on the continent ... there aren't two guys like [Joel Embiid and Giannis Antetokounmpo] walking around?" Toronto's Masai Ujiri said.

Lowe: Ten things I like and don't like, including the Warriors' genius

Feb 21, 2019 10:39 AM EDT

This week we highlight Joel Embiid chase-downs, Jayson Tatum's defense and Joey Buckets.

Predicting NBA superstar moves: KD, Kyrie, AD and Kawhi

Feb 22, 2019 08:33 AM EDT

We polled the ESPN Forecast panel of experts for their votes on the next teams for star players.

LeBron thrives in this uncomfortable sprint to playoffs

Feb 22, 2019 02:26 AM EDT

This Lakers win was a welcome relief after the drama that has consumed the team.

Contenders, playoff hopefuls and lottery dreamers to watch down the stretch

Feb 22, 2019 08:30 AM EDT

Are LeBron and the Lakers in trouble? Can the Warriors hang on to No. 1 in the West? We're setting you up for the season's final two months.

The top storylines to watch in the NBA's stretch run

Feb 21, 2019 08:57 AM EDT

Who will emerge in the Eastern Conference? Will LeBron and the Lakers make the playoffs?

Lowe: Khris Middleton is a rare kind of second star

Feb 20, 2019 08:39 PM EDT

He's an All-Star now, but the Bucks will need an even better version of Middleton to reach their peak with Giannis.

How former ref Tim Donaghy conspired to fix NBA games

Feb 12, 2019 12:00 PM EDT

In 2007, NBA ref Tim Donaghy pleaded guilty to betting on games he officiated. But it was never proved that he fixed them -- until now. Our two-year investigation reveals how he did it, whom he did it with and the millions that flowed from the conspiracy.

Wherever basketball takes him, Durant is building a future off the court

Feb 11, 2019 10:14 AM EDT

No matter where he spends the rest of his career, Kevin Durant is determined to set himself up for success for the rest of his life.


NCAA Basket Ball

College basketball predictions: Who wins Duke-Syracuse matchup?

Feb 19, 2019 05:13 PM EDT's college hoops experts make their picks for Duke-Syracuse and other top games.

NCAA to experiment with free throw rules at NIT

Feb 22, 2019 07:37 PM EDT

The NCAA will experiment with eliminating one-and-one free throws and change the way bonus free throws are awarded at this season's NIT.

Calipari supports lowering NBA age limit

Feb 22, 2019 05:23 PM EDT

Kentucky's John Calipari says he's "100 percent" in favor of high school players going directly to the NBA but not at the expense of devaluing education.

Boeheim to coach Saturday after fatal car crash

Feb 22, 2019 01:52 PM EDT

Jim Boeheim will resume his coaching duties for Syracuse on Friday and coach the Orangemen in Saturday's game against top-ranked Duke.

Texas suspends leading scorer Roach indefinitely

Feb 22, 2019 12:02 PM EDT

Texas will be without its leading scorer Saturday against Oklahoma following the indefinite suspension of Kerwin Roach II.

Iowa broadcaster suspended for rest of season

Feb 22, 2019 04:39 PM EDT

Iowa radio broadcaster Gary Dolphin has been suspended for the rest of the basketball season after making a "King Kong" reference when describing Maryland star Bruno Fernando during a recent broadcast.

Report: NBA formally proposes age limit of 18

Feb 21, 2019 06:08 PM EDT

Reducing the NBA's draft-eligible age requirement from 19 to 18 is one step closer after the league formally proposed the rule change to the players' union, USA Today reported.

Bubble Watch: What Furman says about selection this season

Feb 20, 2019 01:25 AM EDT

Here's your updated source for all the latest on the NCAA tournament bubble.

Bracketology: Michigan, MSU have 2-seeds ahead of matchup

Feb 19, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Michigan and Michigan State both own 2-seeds ahead of their first head-to-head matchup of 2018-19, on Sunday.

Power Rankings: Now we wait to assess impact of Zion Williamson's injury on Duke

Feb 21, 2019 01:41 PM EDT

Duke was pummeled without Williamson (knee sprain) for most of Wednesday's game against North Carolina.

Roundtable: Should Williamson shut it down?

Feb 21, 2019 10:11 AM EDT

As the basketball world holds its breath about Williamson's injury, our panel weighs in on what it could mean.

Santos, Blachowicz make weight for Fight Night

Feb 22, 2019 10:10 AM EDT

UFC light heavyweights Thiago Santos and Jan Blachowicz weighed in at 204 and 205 pounds, respectively, ahead of their main event bout in Prague, Czech Republic.


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