Spurs coach Gregg Popovich gets 1,336th win to break Don Nelson’s all-time NBA record

Gregg Popovich became the all-time winningest head coach in the NBA with 1,336 victories. Popovich surpassed Don Nelson, who previously held the record for most regular-season wins, with the San Antonio Spurs’ 104-102 victory over the visiting Utah Jazz on Friday night. “It’s just a testament to a whole lot of people,” Popovich said. “Something … Read more

Fantasy basketball streamers and NBA betting cheat sheet for Thursday

The ESPN fantasy and betting cheat sheet is your pregame destination for our best intel and data to help you make smart fantasy and wagering decisions. NBA game odds are provided by Caesars Sportsbook, and fantasy advice is based on ESPN 10-team leagues. Jump ahead: Game of the night | Picks and props | Analytics … Read more

Los Angeles Lakers’ woes continue in OT loss to Western Conference-worst Houston Rockets

HOUSTON – A triple-double from LeBron James and a high-scoring effort from Russell Westbrook weren’t enough to halt the Los Angeles Lakers’ self-destruction tour, with Wednesday’s 139-130 overtime loss to the Rockets being the latest lowlight in a season full of them. “We kind of messed around with the game and they had confidence throughout … Read more

Joe Ingles acknowledges ‘very mixed emotions’ about trade from Jazz in his return to Vivint Arena

“Do you see my shirt? I wore this from home, too. I didn’t just get this when I got here, ”Joe Ingles joked Wednesday night, referencing the Portland Trail Blazers jacket he was wearing. “This is my own gear.” The longtime Utah Jazz forward, who tore his ACL on Jan. 31 and was dealt to … Read more

Fantasy basketball streamers and NBA betting cheat sheet for Wednesday

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Fantasy basketball and NBA betting cheat sheet for Monday

The ESPN fantasy and betting cheat sheet is your pregame destination for our best intel and data to help you make smart fantasy and wagering decisions. NBA game odds are provided by Caesars Sportsbook, and fantasy advice is based on ESPN 10-team leagues. Jump ahead: Game of the night | Picks and props | Analytics … Read more

Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James, fueled by ‘desperation,’ drops 56 in comeback win over Warriors

LOS ANGELES – Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors played the foil in the most notable bounceback of LeBron James’ career back in the 2016 NBA Finals. On Saturday, they were subjected to another classic “desperation” performance by James. James scored 56 points, his highest-scoring game ever with the Los Angeles Lakers and tied … Read more

Los Angeles Lakers’ Russell Westbrook says role changes nightly, but ‘I’m not a quitter’

LOS ANGELES – After the Los Angeles Lakers were crushed by the rival Clippers on Thursday night, Russell Westbrook said he was still trying to figure out his role with the team, which he said has “changed every single night.” The Clippers embarrassed their hallway neighbors 132-111 to sweep the season series 4-0. Reggie Jackson … Read more

Fantasy basketball and NBA betting cheat sheet for Thursday

The ESPN fantasy and betting cheat sheet is your pregame destination for our best intel and data to help you make smart fantasy and wagering decisions. NBA game odds are provided by Caesars Sportsbook and fantasy advice is based on ESPN 10-team leagues. Jump ahead: Game of the night | Picks and props | Analytics … Read more

Philadelphia 76ers star James Harden thrilled by reception in home debut – ‘The love, the fans, it feels like home’

12:49 AM ET Tim BontempsESPN PHILADELPHIA – After a third straight sterling performance in a 76ers uniform – but a first in front of the fans here inside Wells Fargo Center – James Harden declared Philadelphia feels like home. “Just exciting,” Harden said after finishing with 26 points, nine rebounds and nine assists in Philadelphia’s … Read more