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10:44 PM ET Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS — A fight broke out and punches were thrown during the game between the Orlando Magic and Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night. Five players were ejected following the brawl, which started in front of the Orlando bench late in the third quarter. Minnesota guard Austin Rivers and Magic center
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7:28 PM ET Tim BontempsESPN The NBA on Friday suspended the Grizzlies‘ Dillon Brooks for one game and fined the Cavaliers‘ Donovan Mitchell $20,000 for their roles in an altercation that got them both ejected from Thursday night’s game in Cleveland. Midway through the third quarter of Cleveland’s 128-113 victory, Brooks rolled into Mitchell’s leg
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4:16 PM ET Marc J. Spears Zaire Wade, the son of former NBA star Dwyane Wade, has agreed to sign with the Cape Town Tigers of the Basketball Africa League. Wade averaged 4.6 points and 1.9 assists in 13 games for the Utah Jazz‘s G League Salt Lake City Stars last season. The 6-foot-1 guard
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5:15 PM ET Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Timberwolves were predictably irked when Anthony Edwards was not picked for the NBA All-Star Game, a belief in his worthiness that had plenty of backing around the league. As for Edwards, well, he said he wasn’t surprised or disappointed. His laid-back, aw-shucks vibe — one of
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2:45 PM ET Kareem Abdul-Jabbar set the NBA’s all-time scoring mark while wearing a Los Angeles Lakers uniform, but a significant part of that total came from the 14,211 points he tallied while playing for the Milwaukee Bucks. LeBron James will pass Abdul-Jabbar’s record donned in purple and gold, too, but he also scored 23,119
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1:59 PM ET Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving has told the franchise that he wants to be traded ahead of Thursday’s deadline, a source told ESPN. Irving had previously requested to be sign-and-traded ahead of the season, sources said, before deciding to opt into the final year of his four-year max contract. He was suspended
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2:31 PM ET DALLAS — After undergoing an MRI on his bruised right heel, Dallas Mavericks superstar Luka Doncic will not join the team on its flight Friday afternoon to San Francisco to begin a five-game road trip. While Doncic will not play in Saturday’s game against the Golden State Warriors, he has not yet
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1:22 AM ET Associated Press MILWAUKEE — Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 20 of his 54 points in the fourth quarter, and the Milwaukee Bucks overcame a 21-point deficit to beat the LA Clippers 106-105 on Thursday night for their sixth consecutive victory. Antetokounmpo also had 18 rebounds. The Greek star reached the 50-point mark for the
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2:25 AM ET Andrew LopezESPN DALLAS — The New Orleans Pelicans‘ long day ended in turbulent fashion on Thursday night. After starting the day in Denver, flying midday to Dallas for a game and falling behind by as many as 31 points against the Dallas Mavericks, the Pelicans still found themselves with a chance to
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11:55 PM ET Jamal CollierESPN CHICAGO — Charlotte Hornets guard LaMelo Ball was ejected for the first time in his career for arguing with the referees late in the fourth quarter of Thursday night’s 114-98 loss to the Chicago Bulls. With 1:26 remaining in the game, Ball converted a steal into a fast-break attempt and
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9:56 PM ET ESPN News Services CLEVELAND — Cleveland Cavaliers All-Star guard Donovan Mitchell and Memphis Grizzlies guard Dillon Brooks were ejected after a third-quarter scuffle in Thursday night’s game. Mitchell was tossed after throwing the ball at Brooks after the players tangled under the basket, while Brooks was called for a flagrant 2 foul
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10:39 PM ET DALLAS — Mavericks superstar Luka Doncic exited Thursday’s 111-106 win over the New Orleans Pelicans after suffering a right heel contusion during the third quarter. Doncic came up limping after a scary fall on an attempted dunk that was blocked by Pelicans forward Brandon Ingram with 7:12 remaining in the third quarter.
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10:19 PM ET ESPN News Services INDIANAPOLIS — LeBron James just put his head down and repeatedly drove to the basket Thursday night. It was his vintage move. The same late-game philosophy that led to four NBA championships and has him on the precipice of becoming the NBA’s new career scoring champ worked perfectly again
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7:29 PM ET Tim BontempsESPN Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid and Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant headlined the 2023 NBA All-Star reserves, which were announced Thursday night. Embiid, who just missed being a starter in the Eastern Conference when starters were announced last week, was joined by Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown (second All-Star selection),
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7:07 PM ET ESPN News Services INDIANAPOLIS — Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James resumed his NBA scoring-record chase Thursday night at Indiana after being cleared to start. James entered the day 89 points away from breaking Kareem Abdul Jabbar’s mark of 38,387. James, a 19-time All-Star, had been listed as questionable because of a
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