LOS ANGELES — Point guard Lonzo Ball and center Brook Lopez have been cleared to practice and are listed as questionable for the Los Angeles Lakers‘ game against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday night. Ball (bruised left shoulder) and Lopez (sprained right ankle) were cleared to practice after the Lakers re-evaluated their injuries Tuesday.
Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard will make his return Tuesday night on the road against the Cleveland Cavaliers, league sources tell ESPN. Cavaliers point guard Isaiah Thomas will make his season debut against the Blazers on Tuesday, but will not play the next night against the Celtics. Lillard, 27, has missed the past five
0:51 CJ McCollum leads the Blazers with a game-high 32 points and 8 assists as the Blazers beat the Bulls 124-120 in overtime. CHICAGO — The Chicago Bulls broke into the new year in the midst of an identity crisis. After starting the season 3-20, the young group strung together an unexpected 10 wins in
Houston Rockets star guard James Harden will be sidelined at least two weeks due to a Grade 2 hamstring strain, the team announced Monday night. Harden, the league’s scoring leader at 32.1 points per game, injured his left hamstring while driving for a layup late in the fourth quarter of Houston’s double-overtime victory over the
11:38 AM ET Jeff GoodmanESPN Insider Close Joined ESPN as a college basketball Insider in June 2013 Previously wrote for CBSSports.com and FOXSports.com The Lithuanian coach who is set to welcome LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball this week told ESPN that he expects the brothers to “play a lot” once they get on the court. Virginijus
LOS ANGELES — LA Clippers shooting guard Lou Williams came off the bench and led all scorers with 40 points as his team defeated the visiting Charlotte Hornets 106-98 at Staples Center. The win came after the Hornets led by as many as 14 points in the first half and had a 52-42 lead at
NEW YORK — Oklahoma City Thunder forward Patrick Patterson has been fined $10,000 for publicly complaining about the officiating during the 2017-18 season. The NBA handed down the punishment Sunday. It stems from a post Patterson made on Twitter, writing Saturday: “There needs to be some kind of consequence for their downright awfulness rather than
DENVER — With Joel Embiid in a different city entirely, the Philadelphia 76ers got a spark from an unlikely source. Jerryd Bayless scored all of his 14 points in a key stretch in the second half, and the 76ers rallied from 13 down to beat the Denver Nuggets 107-102 on Saturday night. Dario Saric had
SALT LAKE CITY — The Cleveland Cavaliers closed out the 2017 portion of their season with four losses in their past five games, thanks to a 104-101 defeat at the hands of the Utah Jazz on Saturday, and LeBron James celebrated his 33rd birthday by losing for the seventh straight time in Utah. “This trip?
Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert will have his left knee reevaluated in two weeks after suffering a strained posterior cruciate ligament and a bone bruise two weeks ago in Boston, the team announced. Gobert was checked on Saturday by the Jazz medical staff and is showing progress to make a return. He suffered the injury