NBA

Sources: Porzingis likely out for start of East finals

Celtics center Kristaps Porzingis is expected to remain sidelined for Games 1 and 2 of the Eastern Conference finals next week, but there's optimism he'll be able to return sometime in the series -- barring any setbacks, sources told ESPN on Friday. ... Continue Reading

Fueled by Conley, Wolves roll by 45 to force G7

A "complete team" with veteran point guard Mike Conley back, the Wolves blew out the Nuggets by 45 points Thursday night to force Game 7. ... Continue Reading

Wemby tops France's preliminary Olympics roster

With Victor Wembanyama as the focal point, France coach Vincent Collet announced an extended list of 19 players Thursday for his preliminary roster for the Paris 2024 Olympics. ... Continue Reading

Pacers spurred by fiery Carlisle, roll into Game 7

Challenged by coach Rick Carlisle after a blowout loss in Game 5, the Pacers turned things around at home against the Knicks and forced a Game 7. ... Continue Reading

Pacers roll into Game 7 with dominant home win

The Pacers rebounded from a blowout loss in Game 5, beating the Knicks 116-103 to remain perfect at home in the playoffs and force a Game 7. ... Continue Reading

Budenholzer: I'd coach this Suns team if on moon

Mike Budenholzer got sentimental Friday when describing his childhood in Arizona but quickly turned to the future, telling reporters, "It's mind-boggling to me, like mind-blowing, to think that I'm going to be the head coach of the Phoenix Suns." ... Continue Reading

Murray, ice-cold in G6, adds elbow to injury woes

Nuggets guard Jamal Murray, playing through an elbow injury he suffered early in Thursday's loss, said he hopes he can "get it right" by Game 7 after a 4-for-18 shooting night. ... Continue Reading

Why a 30-year-old song propels the Knicks’ playoff hopes

Inspired by a jingle and recorded in a closet, "Go NY Go" has been firing up the Garden for more than 30 years. ... Continue Reading

Sixers' Maxey wins NBA Sportsmanship Award

Philadelphia 76ers guard Tyrese Maxey was named the 2023-24 NBA Sportsmanship Award winner on Thursday. ... Continue Reading

Bickerstaff future a question for Cavs; Mitchell, too

J.B. Bickerstaff, discussing his future as the Cavaliers' coach, said, "This is definitely a place I want to be." ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported Cleveland plans to take time to evaluate Bickerstaff's future, but the organization remains fond of him. ... Continue Reading

Postseason MVP? Best matchup vs. Celtics? The NBA playoffs' biggest questions

A look at some of the most pressing questions remaining in Round 2 of the 2024 NBA playoffs as teams try to clinch a spot in the conference finals. ... Continue Reading

Luka keeps peace with refs, dominates pivotal G5

Luka Doncic said he focused on playing the game rather than complaining about calls and finished with a 31-point triple-double to lead the Mavericks to a pivotal Game 5 win over the Thunder. ... Continue Reading

Celtics fend off Cavs to make third straight ECF

The Celtics got 25 points from Jayson Tatum and advanced to their third straight Eastern Conference finals with a 113-98 win over the Cavs on Wednesday night. ... Continue Reading

How Bronny James improved his draft stock at the NBA combine

James' performance in front of NBA executives and scouts helped him jump to No. 54 in ESPN's Top 100 rankings. ... Continue Reading

How Bronny James improved his draft stock with combine performance

James' performance in front of NBA executives and scouts helped him jump to No. 54 in ESPN's Top 100 rankings. ... Continue Reading