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LeBron's block leads to his game-winner


LeBron James caps classic performance with epic buzzer-beater

The Cavaliers needed every one of their star's 44 points to earn a Game 5 win over the Pacers and put Indiana on the brink of elimination.

LeBron's game winner from all the angles


Déjà vu for LeBron


LeBron delivers with heroics


LeBron told teammates 'just give me the ball'


Cavs take series lead after LeBron's clutch shot


LeBron on final shot: 'Felt like I was a kid all over again'


McMillan on LeBron's shot: 'He made a hell of a shot'


Cavs locker room reacts to LeBron's shot


Lue on LeBron's game-winner: 'It looked perfect'


LeBron is no stranger to playoff magic


Wilbon says Pacers blew their chance in Game 5


Top headlines

Russ takes over second half to extend series


Westbrook drops 20 points in third quarter


George: 'We followed Russ' lead'


Westbrook sinks clutch jumper


George drains stepback 3-pointer


Thunder's epic rally extends series with Jazz


Snyder on Jazz loss: 'We didn't do what we needed to do'


Westbrook credits aggressiveness in comeback win


Donovan: Westbrook, George 'generated life' for Thunder


Westbrook finds Abrines for 3-pointer


Russ' long 3 ties game


George spins his way for layup


Mitchell flings in off-balanced shot


Green's journey from unemployment to hometown hero

For Houston native Gerald Green, the sweetest part of his storybook comeback isn't making the playoffs, it's helping rebuild homes and lives after Hurricane Harvey.

Rockets close out Timberwolves


Harden books Rockets' trip to second round


Harden loves how his hands smell after big slam


Harden on win: 'We wanted to grind every possession'


Paul and Crawford come together after whistle


Rockets close out Timberwolves


Harden lobs one up for Capela


Harden gets two thumbs up on 3-pointer


Towns shows Capela all the moves




Four best Kawhi Leonard trades we'd like to see

Trade discussions could heat up if the Spurs and Leonard don't see eye-to-eye on a new contract. Our NBA Insiders give four deals that work.

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As Warriors advance, Spurs left to ponder future

Golden State was in control from the outset, then hung on to eliminate San Antonio and perhaps put the finishing touches on an era.

The Spurs' Kawhi options, plus more offseason moves

San Antonio will enter the summer with the potential for half its roster becoming free agents. Partner

Schuhmann: Future is now for rapidly improving Sixers

Series preview: Warriors face peaking Pelicans

Blogtable: Who should be next coach of New York Knicks?



Sixers ready to take next step in 'The Process'

Two years removed from one of the worst seasons in NBA history, Philly is moving on in the playoffs -- and thinking big.

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Kellerman compares Simmons-Embiid to Penny-Shaq

Max Kellerman hasn't seen a young duo like Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid since Penny Hardaway and Shaquille O'Neal.


Can the 76ers really get to the Finals, though? Shaq and Penny say, “Yes”

The Magic did it in '95 and the Penny/Shaq era has a lot in common with Philly in 2018.


Boston leads series 3-2

Marcus Smart returns in big way

After missing 19 straight games, Smart comes up big in Game 5, and the Celtics go up 3-2.


Marcus Smart is back doing Marcus Smart things

After missing six weeks, the Celtics' resident pest returned to make things miserable for the Bucks and cheer up his ailing mother.

Draft Debate

Panel to NCAA: End 1-and-done, ban cheaters

The Commission on College Basketball, wanting to "be bold in our recommendations," wants the NCAA to minimize one-and-dones and ban cheating coaches for life.

Sources: NBA, PA focus on draft age minimum

Conversations between the NBA and National Basketball Players Association regarding the one-and-done entry rule have centered on lowering the minimum age requirement, league sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.


Series begins on Saturday

Stephen A.: Durant vs. Davis is 'must-see television'


Alvin Gentry on matchup with Warriors, Anthony Davis and playing without Boogie

The Pelicans coach will try to beat the team with which he won an NBA championship as an assistant coach.



Cavs downplay effects of Pacers' Stephenson

The Cavaliers insist Lance Stephenson's antics won't influence their focus after run-ins with the Pacers guard. "It's not worth it to give that extra energy to him," Cavs forward Jeff Green said.

Stephen A. blames LeBron for Cavs' struggles

Stephen A. Smith faults LeBron James for driving Kyrie Irving out of Cleveland as the Cavs' struggles continue against the Pacers.


Coaching carousel

NBA coaching candidates: Big names, prospects and wild cards

With coaching vacancies opening up around the league, here's a comprehensive look at the top names being considered for jobs.

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Who's out, who's in: NBA coaching changes

Three head coaches lost their jobs during the season, and more moves are expected this offseason. We're keeping track of every change on the sidelines around the NBA.

Detail: Kobe Bryant

Streaming now on ESPN+

Kobe Bryant analyzes Game 1 of Raptors-Wizards from the perspective of Toronto's DeMar DeRozan.

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NBA draft

NBA mock draft: Projecting the top 60 prospects for 2019

ESPN draft expert Jonathan Givony projects a new top 60 for the 2019 NBA draft class.

NBA draft tracker: Who's in, and who's testing?

Who has declared for the 2018 NBA draft, and who's testing the waters? We're tracking the prospects in our Top 100 rankings.

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Russell Westbrook's fashion

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  • 82 flavors of Russ: How to dress like OKC's MVP

    Russ does what he wants -- on and off the court. We tracked every outfit the NBA's biggest fashion star wore this season. But even if you think you can pull off Westbrook's look, it'll cost you.

Social media and the NBA

Tracking the key injuries in NBA postseason race