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7:34 PM ET ESPN News Services ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Michigan says guard Jordan Poole is staying in the NBA draft. The school announced earlier this month that Poole, Charles Matthews and Iggy Brazdeikis were declaring for the draft, though they had the option of coming back to the Wolverines. Since then, Matthews has announced
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4:08 AM ET SALT LAKE CITY — “Determination over negativity” isn’t just a marketing slogan for Donovan Mitchell‘s Adidas signature shoe. It’s a mantra for the young Utah Jazz star. So Mitchell wasn’t thinking about how much he had struggled during this Western Conference playoff series when the fourth quarter of Game 4 began with
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8:06 PM ET The NBA fined Brooklyn Nets minority owner Joseph Tsai $35,000 on Monday for making a public statement that was deemed detrimental to the league, commissioner Adam Silver said. On Sunday night, Tsai offered support for Nets GM Sean Marks on Twitter after Marks was suspended one game without pay and fined $25,000
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7:54 PM ET LOS ANGELES — Golden State Warriors All-Star swingman Klay Thompson says a few moments in the Pacific Ocean on Saturday helped him clear his head after a slow start to the playoffs. After scoring 42 points combined in Games 1-3, Thompson scored 32 points in 40 minutes during the Warriors 113-105 Game
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4:06 AM ET SALT LAKE CITY — James Harden claimed he had no clue that he missed his first 15 field goal attempts in Saturday’s Game 3, the most consecutive misses from the floor in any game of his career. It certainly didn’t impact the reigning MVP’s confidence. Harden scored 14 of his 22 points
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8:25 PM ET SAN ANTONIO — Spurs star DeMar DeRozan was ejected with 5:01 remaining in the fourth quarter of Saturday’s game against the Denver Nuggets for throwing the ball in the vicinity of official Scott Foster. With the Spurs down 110-92, DeRozan drove to the hoop and was called for a charge on Nuggets
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2:40 AM ET OKLAHOMA CITY — Russell Westbrook vowed to be better in Game 3 against the Portland Trail Blazers, and with 33 points on 11-of-22 shooting and 11 assists in a 120-108 win Friday night, he followed through. “Man of his word,” Paul George said. “He came out, he led, we got behind him
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6:49 PM ET The Oakland Athletics, in what appeared to be a clever if not wry dig at soon-to-be free agent and Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant, took out a full-page advertisement in Friday’s San Francisco Chronicle that reads “KD commits to Oakland.” The ad came with Durant set to hit free agency this
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11:17 AM ET Adrian WojnarowskiESPN Former Cleveland Cavaliers coach Ty Lue is meeting with Los Angeles Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka on Friday to discuss the franchise’s coaching job, league sources told ESPN. The meeting is set for Southern California, sources said, and represents the GM’s second significant sit-down in the Lakers’ process to replace
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6:26 PM ET Associated Press DALLAS — Dallas Mavericks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. has undergone surgery for a stress fracture in his lower left leg and is expected to resume basketball activities before the start of training camp in September. The procedure announced Thursday came after Hardaway missed the last 11 games of the regular
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