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7:35 PM ET Tim BontempsESPN The three finalists for the NBA’s Defensive Player of the Year award — Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert, Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons and Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green — were among the 10 players named to the NBA’s All-Defensive teams Monday night. Gobert, who claimed his third Defensive
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1:51 PM ET Injuries to Kyrie Irving and James Harden have flipped the odds on the Brooklyn Nets–Milwaukee Bucks‘ Eastern Conference playoff series, putting sportsbooks in a unique position where the current favorite to win the NBA title is now an underdog in the conference semifinal round. The Bucks tied the series 2-2 with a
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6:25 PM ET The NBA’s Competition Committee met Monday to further explore rule changes to restrict the unnatural motions surrounding jump shots that players are using to draw fouls, sources told ESPN. The league wants to limit ability of players – including crafty stars like James Harden, Luka Doncic and Trae Young – to lean
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