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NBA scores 2017: Isaiah Thomas is a superstar, Celtics hold on to 2nd place in the East

Thomas took over in the fourth quarter again, scoring 24 of his 41 points. Isaiah Thomas is now a legitimate superstar in the NBA. In a league that is filled with dominant performances, the 5'9 Thomas keeps delivering. On Monday, he finished with 41 points, eight assists, and two steals. Show More Summary

Elena Delle Donne traded to the Washington Mystics in blockbuster WNBA move, per report

The WNBA offseason is off to an early start. Elena Delle Donne is headed to the Washington Mystics, according to the New York Times' Howard Megdal. A Monday trade between the Chicago Sky and Mystics sent the 2015 MVP to D.C. in exchange for All-Star center Stefanie Dolson, last year's No. Show More Summary

Stephen Curry's magic is back, and Kevin Durant is the reason

Durant keeps telling Curry to be himself. Recently, that message has been well received, and the Warriors are thriving for it. Saying the Golden State Warriors have a problem when they’re 41-7 this season is akin to complaining about your tax return not being big enough. Show More Summary

What’s the real story of the Rockets?

Good morning. We have that and more in Monday’s NBA newsletter. Good morning. Welcome to the new, more dashing Good Morning It's Basketball. For email readers, we hope the newsletter looks better on your smartphone or tablet, if that's where you read it. Show More Summary

NBA scores 2017: Carmelo Anthony has his best game in spite of growing trade rumors

Melo’s time in New York may be coming to an end. Why’d he drop 45 points in his most inspired performance all season, then? Carmelo Anthony’s 45-point performance on Sunday is a Rorschach test. It came in a sensational four overtimeShow More Summary

NBA asks State Department how Donald Trump’s travel ban affects its players

The president’s ban on travel for citizens of certain countries has the NBA concerned about the impact on its players The National Basketball Association has contacted the U.S. State Department for clarification about how President Donald...Show More Summary

Sunday Shootaround: The Rockets are more than just James Harden

? The List ICYMI Say What GIF Of The Week googleplus facebook witter up The Rockets are more than just James Harden Paul Flannery BOSTON -- At this point in the season, the Houston Rockets’ story has been well told. It’s the tale ofShow More Summary

NBA scores 2017: The Warriors absolutely trashed the Clippers in record-setting win

Steph Curry dropped 43 points... in just three quarters. Sure, Chris Paul might be out a few weeks with a broken thumb. And sure, Blake Griffin may have only had one game back — against the Sixers for that matter — since returning from...Show More Summary

Steph Curry scored 43 points against the Clippers and only played 3 quarters

The Warriors scored 117 points in three quarters, the most by any team through three this season. Warriors-Clippers is normally a rivalry matchup between two teams wanting to impose their will on one another, but Golden State put this...Show More Summary

Brian Scalabrine is at the Celtics game wearing an atrocious lime green jacket with his face on it

Of course. Brian Scalabrine has been in broadcasting for a while now. Why he decided to wait until now to break out this incredibly gaudy jacket, I can’t tell you. But here it is, and it’s glorious and awful at the same time. Yeah. He's wearing that. Show More Summary

Young boy battling brain cancer has his wish of meeting Stephen Curry come true

Such a great moment. In the grand scheme of things, sports are relatively inconsequential. They are for play, and for fun, and don’t always mean much. But then, there are times where sports create something that means everything. Stephen...Show More Summary

Carmelo Anthony trade rumors are being initiated by the Knicks, per report

Phil Jackson is reportedly determined to trade Anthony before the Feb. 23 trade deadline. New York Knicks president Phil Jackson is “determined” to move his star forward Carmelo Anthony by the Feb. 23 NBA trade deadline, according to...Show More Summary

LeBron James wants Dan Gilbert to spend even more money on the Cavaliers, per report

Cleveland has spent more money than any team over the past three seasons, but LeBron wants Dan Gilbert to LeBron James and Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert have different opinions on payroll spending, according to ESPN.com’s Brian...Show More Summary

Dion Waiters forgets 100 percent of the quotes he can’t remember

Dion Waiters has been on a roll this week. On Monday, Waiters shut down the Warriors on Monday with a game-winning 3, and on Wednesday, Waiters shut down the Nets with another clutch 3. We didn’t get his infamous crossed arms pose, but...Show More Summary

Happy 40th birthday, Vince Carter!

Let’s see just how long he’s really been around the NBA. Vince Carter turns 40 years old today. He played 30 minutes in the Grizzlies’ win against the Raptors on Wednesday night and had an epic 360-degree layup for good measure. It feels like Vince has been around a long time. Show More Summary

Boston Celtics reveal new jerseys with GE sponsorship patch

On Wednesday, the Boston Celtics announced a three-year partnership with GE, and starting with the 2017-18 season, GE will have its logo patched on the left shoulder of the team’s jerseys. Here's some more detail on the Celtics jerseys. Show More Summary

Pretty Good, episode 11: Baron Davis from 89 feet

Baron Davis stood 89 feet from the basket, called for the ball, and guaranteed he would hit the longest bucket in NBA history. He did. This is the 11th episode of Pretty Good, a show about stories that are pretty good. The NBA full-court...Show More Summary

Marcus Smart shouted at Celtics assistant coaches because they wouldn’t let him back into the game

Smart was upset about being taken out of the “funeral” game against the Celtics. Celtics point guard Marcus Smart barked at several assistant coaches on the bench before leaving the game in the fourth quarter of Boston’s 123-108 loss...Show More Summary

NBA Power Rankings: The Wizards are much better, but they still have issues to solve

We assess Washington’s rise and discusses the crawl for the No. 8 seed in the West. It seems like just yesterday that the Washington Wizards were a disaster on wheels, failing to live up to their considerable potential again and lilting toward a forgettable, useless season. Show More Summary

A Spurs assistant coach had the perfect response to a Raptors player sneaking into their huddle

The Raptors fell to the Spurs on Tuesday night, but perhaps things could have changed if Terrence Ross’ sneaky plan worked near the end of the game. During a timeout, Ross casually walked up to the Spurs’ huddle to get some intel, but...Show More Summary

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