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12:04 AM ET The short-handed Houston Rockets were good enough Thursday night to win their first game after James Harden’s trade request was granted. The Rockets, who had only nine available players due to injuries and the pending arrivals of newcomers, capped off what first-year head coach Stephen Silas called “a crazy 48 hours” with
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1:57 PM ET Shooting guard Eric Gordon said he believes the trade that sent former franchise cornerstone James Harden to the Brooklyn Nets allows the Houston Rockets to have “a real direction” under first-year head coach Stephen Silas after a chaotic start to the season. “Obviously, you could tell from the summer and since the
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11:39 AM ET Associated Press The Boston Celtics expect their unplanned weeklong hiatus because of coronavirus-related issues to end Friday, when they’re scheduled to play host to the Orlando Magic. Celtics general manager Danny Ainge, in a radio interview Thursday, said “it looks like we’re moving in the right direction.” Boston had three games that
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3:58 PM ET Houston Rockets center DeMarcus Cousins blasted James Harden for being “disrespectful,” saying that the disgruntled superstar’s antics this season have been “completely unfair” to the rest of the players on the roster. Cousins took his strong stance in a virtual media availability Wednesday before, according to sources, the Rockets traded Harden to
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4:14 PM ET The Rockets have sent James Harden to the Nets in a blockbuster four-team trade that also involves the Pacers and Cavaliers, completing the disgruntled star’s exit from Houston and setting up a potential super team in Brooklyn, sources tell ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Ramona Shelburne. The Nets sent Houston a package that
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3:40 PM ET As the NBA tightened coronavirus protocols to try and preserve a season teetering amid positive tests, thinning rosters and game postponements, the league made a dramatic change that most franchises had wanted all along: The closing off of rooms to non-team guests in road hotels. The NBA and National Basketball Players Association
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11:31 PM ET Disgruntled superstar James Harden said the Houston Rockets are “just not good enough” after the team’s second consecutive blowout loss to the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday night, adding that he doesn’t believe the team can improve enough to be a contender. “I love this city. I literally have done everything that
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11:38 AM ET Malika Andrews Close ESPN Staff Writer Staff Writer Joined ESPN in 2018 Appears regularly on ESPN Chicago 1000 Adrian Wojnarowski Close Senior NBA Insider Host of The Woj Pod Joined ESPN in 2017 As the NBA is expected to review videos circulating on social media of a maskless Kyrie Irving at what
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12:55 PM ET ESPN News Services The NBA called off two more games because of COVID-19-related and contact tracing issues, postponing Monday’s game in Dallas between the Mavericks and the New Orleans Pelicans as well as Tuesday’s matchup in Chicago between the Bulls and the Boston Celtics. Those moves come one day after Miami‘s game
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5:25 PM ET The Miami Heat have added stars Jimmy Butler, Bam Adebayo and Goran Dragic to the team’s out/health and safety protocol list after the completion of contact tracing. Joining them on the Heat’s list are Kendrick Nunn, Maurice Harkless, Udonis Haslem and KZ Okpala. Guard Avery Bradley was placed into the health and
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7:11 PM ET As coronavirus-infected players, contact tracing quarantines and ancillary injuries thin rosters of available players, the NBA has no plans to pause the season, a league spokesman told ESPN. “We anticipated that there would be game postponements this season and planned the schedule accordingly,” NBA spokesman Mike Bass told ESPN in a statement.
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10:06 PM ET ESPN News Services CHARLOTTE, N.C. — LaMelo Ball became the youngest player in NBA history to record a triple-double with 22 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists and the Charlotte Hornets beat the Atlanta Hawks 113-105 on Saturday night for their third straight win. Ball, 19, replaced Markelle Fultz as the youngest
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12:12 PM ET As the Philadelphia 76ers prepared to take on the Denver Nuggets Saturday afternoon with seven healthy players, coach Doc Rivers said he believed the NBA should have postponed the game. “I don’t think we should [play], but it’s not for me to express that,” Rivers said, when asked whether he believed the
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