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12/15 Game Preview: Celtics at Pistons

Through the first 20 games of the season, the Detroit Pistons looked like one of the most improved teams in the NBA. They are now in danger of falling below the .500 mark. They need a home victory over...

Marvin Bagley of Sacramento Kings out at least 10 days with left knee bone...

Sacramento Kings rookie Marvin Bagley III will be sidelined at least 10 days after an MRI revealed a bone bruise in his left knee, the team announced Friday night.The Kings said he will be re-evaluated in 10-14 days.Bagley suffered...

Russell Westbrook, Jamal Murray earn technical fouls after heated exchange

DENVER -- As the Denver Nuggets and Oklahoma City Thunder assembled for a jump ball with 33.8 seconds to go in Denver's 109-98 victory Friday, Russell Westbrook and Jamal Murray got cross with each other, bringing both teams together...

Joel Embiid’s big night goes to waste, as 76ers’ roster issues are exposed

1:51 AM ETTim BontempsESPN PHILADELPHIA -- Through 24 minutes of Friday night's game between the Philadelphia 76ers and Indiana Pacers, Joel Embiid was unstoppable. He tossed around every defender Indiana threw at him like a rag doll, drawing one...

Giannis Antetokounmpo of Milwaukee Bucks, in wake of subdued loss, roars with 44

11:49 PM ETMalika AndrewsESPN CLEVELAND -- Giannis Antetokounmpo had not let Wednesday's loss to the Indiana Pacers go when he took the court in Cleveland on Friday night.Using his performance in Indianapolis as fuel, Antetokounmpo exploded for 44 points,...

The twists and turns of the Trevor Ariza trade that never really happened

Trevor Ariza began Friday as a member of the Phoenix Suns. He ended Friday as a member of the Phoenix Suns. But for a few brief hours, it looked like the 15th-year forward was going to be on the...

Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry trolled Sacramento Kings moon landing comments

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The Kings' game operations staff had some fun with Stephen Curry's recent comments about the moon landing before Friday night's game between Sacramento and the Golden State Warriors.Comments questioning whether astronauts ever landed on the moon...

Trevor Ariza trade to Washington Wizards from Phoenix Suns

10:50 PM ETAdrian WojnarowskiESPN The Washington Wizards have reached an agreement to acquire Phoenix Suns forward Trevor Ariza in a three-team deal, league sources said told ESPN on Friday night.Washington is sending forward Kelly Oubre to Memphis in the...

Washington Wizards, Phoenix Suns still in talks for Trevor Ariza trade

3:22 AM ETAdrian WojnarowskiESPN After a long Friday night of unraveling trade agreements, accusations and hijinks, the Washington Wizards and Phoenix Suns were engaged into the early-morning hours trying to discover a pathway to a trade centered on Trevor...

Spencer Dinwiddie, deal in hand, sets lofty goals for Brooklyn Nets

NEW YORK -- There was no big celebration for Spencer Dinwiddie when he signed a contract extension with Brooklyn that guarantees a paycheck in an NBA where he once couldn't even hold a job.Outside of the satisfaction of knowing...

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Justin Layne of Michigan State Spartans declares for NFL draft

Michigan State cornerback Justin Layne will forgo his senior season and enter the NFL draft.Layne announced his decision in a tweet Friday, thanking coach...