9:10 AM ET ESPN News Services Phoenix Suns point guard Chris Paul has entered the NBA’s health and safety protocols and is out indefinitely, jeopardizing the star’s availability for the Western Conference finals, a source confirmed to ESPN’s Malika Andrews. The NBA’s rules for coronavirus-related isolation periods have evolved throughout the season in correlation with
1:43 AM ET Tim BontempsESPN The Brooklyn Nets signed Kevin Durant two years ago, fresh off the torn Achilles he suffered in the NBA finals, because they believed he could lead them there. Tuesday night, with Brooklyn’s season on the line in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Milwaukee Bucks, Durant proved
2:15 AM ET Malika Andrews Close ESPN Staff Writer Staff Writer Joined ESPN in 2019 Appears regularly on ESPN Chicago 1000 Tim Bontemps BROOKLYN, N.Y. — On Monday evening, the Brooklyn Nets announced that Kyrie Irving and James Harden would both be sitting out Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Milwaukee Bucks.
8:47 PM ET Tim BontempsESPN Denver Nuggets star Nikola Jokic, the NBA’s MVP, and Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry, the league’s scoring leader, highlighted the announcement of the 2020-21 All-NBA teams on Tuesday night. Jokic and Curry were two of the five players named to the first team, where they were joined by Dallas
1:30 AM ET 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 it can include the players and coaches
1:47 PM ET Brooklyn Nets star James Harden is hopeful to play Game 5 against Milwaukee and will test his right hamstring before tipoff Tuesday night, sources told ESPN. Harden, pushing for a chance to play, participated in the Nets’ shootaround Tuesday morning with improvement in his right hamstring, and that prompted the team to
7:00 AM ET NBA Insiders While the Phoenix Suns put their feet up after an impressive sweep of MVP Nikola Jokic and the Denver Nuggets, six teams continue to fight for the three remaining spots in the NBA conference finals. No matchup has more storylines than Brooklyn Nets vs. Milwaukee Bucks, which is locked at
3:15 AM ET LOS ANGELES — Kawhi Leonard blew by Royce O’Neale and took off down the lane before throwing down an explosive one-handed dunk all over Utah‘s Derrick Favors. Leonard’s powerful second-quarter slam put the exclamation point on a first half that saw the LA Clippers lead by as many as 29 points before
1:01 AM ET ATLANTA — Philadelphia 76ers star Joel Embiid‘s second-round series against the Atlanta Hawks went from historical comparisons to the “Big Dipper” — Wilt Chamberlain — to a big oh-fer in the second half of Monday’s 103-100 loss that tied things up 2-2. Embiid went 0-for-12 in the second half, accounting for the
1:01 AM ET Andrew LopezESPN When Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young took off his warm-up prior to Game 4 on Monday night, he revealed a little surprise — his right shoulder had elastic therapeutic tape on it. Coach Nate McMillan told reporters he wasn’t aware of any injury to his star player prior to tipoff.