Timberwolves’ Anthony Edwards using LaMelo Ball’s Rookie of the Year award as motivation

LaMelo Ball reportedly took home the NBA’s Rookie of the Year honors Wednesday afternoon. And that seems to have lit a fire under Anthony Edwards. The No. 1 overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft took to Twitter and endorsed a message about the Rookie of the Year vote that read, in part: “You should never poke the bear.” Certainly, Edwards feels slighted by this decision. He had a strong rookie season for the Timberwolves and put forth great numbers while playing […]

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Nets injury updates: Will James Harden, Kyrie Irving play in Game 6 vs. Bucks?

The Nets have been banged up throughout the season and that has continued into the postseason. In recent outings, James Harden (hamstring) and Kyrie Irving (ankle) have been out of action for Brooklyn. With the team ahead in their series against the Bucks 3-2, they’ll need to win just once to advance to the Eastern Conference Finals, so the health of the two stars is now of the utmost importance. What is the status of James Harden and Kyrie Irving […]

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Washington Wizards part ways with coach Scott Brooks after five seasons

Washington’s Scott Brooks led the Wizards from a 17-32 record to a spot in the playoffs, but he won’t return as the team’s coach, a person with knowledge of the situation told USA TODAY Sports. The person requested anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly until the team made an official announcement. Brooks’ contract expired after the season, and the two sides could not agree on the terms of a new deal. Brooks spent five up-and-down seasons with […]

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Utah Jazz seek momentum with Kawhi Leonard out for Los Angeles Clippers in pivotal Game 5

Kawhi Leonard could be done for the series and is out for Game 5 of the Western Conference semi-finals with a right knee sprain, according to the Los Angeles Clippers. There is no timetable yet for their star player’s return. That poses significant challenges for the Los Angeles Clippers, and could be a convincing edge for the Utah Jazz with momentum up for grabs in a pivotal Game 5 on Wednesday night. Rudy Gobert believes Utah’s problems, which led to […]

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NBA playoffs 2021: Kevin Durant reminded the world that he’s capable of anything on the court

ESPN.com NBA writer since 2010 Covered Cleveland Cavs for seven years Author of two books When an all-time great player is having an all-time great game, especially in the NBA playoffs, there’s a feeling that starts to envelop an arena as people start to realize this is a time-and-place moment. The collective adrenaline forces perspective on the spectators — and that can include the players and coaches from both teams — and they can’t help but hold on to the […]

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Los Angeles Clippers draw level with Utah Jazz as Kawhi Leonard sits late on

Kawhi Leonard recorded 31 points and seven rebounds before exiting with an apparent injury as the Los Angeles Clippers notched a 118-104 victory over the Utah Jazz on Monday night to tie their Western Conference semi-final series at two games apiece. Paul George also scored 31 points and collected nine rebounds to help the Clippers win their second straight game in the best-of-seven series. Marcus Morris Sr scored 22 of his 24 points during a first half in which Los […]

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Paige Spiranac wants no cleavage complaints after runner’s wardrobe malfunction

The Daily Star’s FREE newsletter is spectacular! Sign up today for the best stories straight to your inbox Paige Spiranac has insisted that she never wants to see complaints over her cleavage again after witnessing a rather unfortunate wardrobe malfunction during an athletics meet. The former professional golfer has gained an army of online followers despite stepping away from the sport, regularly posing for daring photographs and sharing those with her 3.1m fans. While there are those who are not […]

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A'ja Wilson's 28-point double-double leads Las Vegas Aces past Dallas Wings

A’ja Wilson scored 28 points with 14 rebounds and Liz Cambage hit a huge 3-pointer late in the game as the Las Vegas Aces defeated the visiting Dallas Wings 85-78 on Sunday. Elsewhere, the New York Liberty and Atlanta Dream ended their losing streaks, while the Seattle Storm comfortably beat the Connecticut Sun in a match-up of the WNBA’s best two teams so far this season. Sunday night’s WNBA scores Dallas Wings 78 – 85 Las Vegas Aces The Aces […]

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Phoenix Suns sweep Denver Nuggets, MVP Nikola Jokic ejected after flagrant foul

Chris Paul scored 37 points and Devin Booker had 34 points and 11 rebounds as the visiting Phoenix Suns beat the Denver Nuggets 125-118 on Sunday night to sweep the best-of-seven Western Conference semi-final series. Nuggets star Nikola Jokic, the NBA MVP, was given a Flagrant 2 foul and ejected late in the third quarter. He finished with 22 points and 11 rebounds. Latest NBA Playoff bracket WATCH: Best plays and performances from the postseason Mikal Bridges scored 14 points, […]

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Trae Young, Ja Morant say Jokic didn’t deserve ejection

Game 4 of the NBA playoff series between the Denver Nuggets and Phoenix Suns took a dramatic turn when Denver big man Nikola Jokic, the league’s newly crowned MVP, was ejected for a flagrant foul 2 with 3:52 remaining in the third quarter and the Nuggets trailing the Suns by eight points. Jokic took a wild swing at the Suns’ Cameron Payne, hitting Payne across the face as he made a hard swipe to knock the ball loose. The foul […]

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