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'Now we've got a battle': The lockdown defender's blueprint for stopping Luka Doncic
How would Tony Allen, Bruce Bowen and Metta Sandiford-Artest defend the Mavericks' phenom?[read more]

Sixers take significant step toward East's top seed with win over Nets
Philly put itself in the driver's seat for home-court advantage in the Eastern Conference playoffs.[read more]

Clips' Kawhi, PG, Ibaka, Beverley out vs. Pistons
The Clippers' Kawhi Leonard (foot), Paul George (rest), Serge Ibaka (back) and Patrick Beverley (broken hand) all did not play against the Pistons on Wednesday.[read more]

NBA GMs say injury spate tied to 'brutal' schedule
Several NBA GMs and team health officials vocalized in interviews with ESPN that the compressed schedule has led to a rash of injuries around the league, with several teams fearing player health has reached a boiling point.[read more]

Warriors' Wiseman set for surgery on meniscus
Warriors rookie center James Wiseman will have surgery Thursday in Los Angeles to repair a meniscus injury in his right knee, coach Steve Kerr said Wednesday.[read more]

Malone on Murray's torn ACL: 'Your heart breaks'
Michael Malone says Jamal Murray is "devastated" after the Denver Nuggets' star guard was diagnosed with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.[read more]

KD, Aldridge, Griffin, Harden out against 76ers
Kevin Durant, LaMarcus Aldridge and Blake Griffin joined James Harden on the sidelines for Wednesday's Nets-76ers game.[read more]

Green fetes Curry with meal, wine on Lacob's tab
In the wake of Steph Curry becoming the Warriors' all-time leading scorer, Draymond Green treated his longtime teammate to a celebratory dinner Tuesday night -- one that included a bottle of "very expensive" French wine on owner Joe Lacob's tab.[read more]

Our NBA experts predict how the crowded East standings will shake out
Which players and postseason races are most intriguing?[read more]

Fantasy basketball 30: De'Aaron Fox's scoring touch fit for a King
Fantasy basketball news, buzz and trade rumors from around the NBA, including red-hot scorers and the latest on the injury situation in Brooklyn and Los Angeles.[read more]