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Jazz take 2-1 series lead over Thunder behind Rubio's triple-double

Ricky Rubio's career night -- and Russell Westbrook's passive performance -- has the Thunder's backs against the wall heading into Game 4.

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Rubio, Jazz take 2-1 lead with authority.


Rubio, Jazz take 2-1 lead with authority.


Jazz take series lead behind Rubio's triple-double.


Rubio beats the buzzer with runner from deep.


Rubio says energy from the fans was 'amazing.'


Russ on Rubio: 'I'm going to shut that s--- off next game.'


Jazz turn defense to offense, John Stockton applauds.


Mitchell knocks down pull-up 3-pointer.


Gobert rocks the rim with dunk.


Mitchell's block on Russ gets crowd hyped.


Rubio feeds Gobert for big dunk.


Rubio dazzles with 19 points and 6 assists in first half.


Crowd erupts after Rubio's 3-pointer.


Mitchell pulls off nasty crossover.


Top headlines

Butler, KAT break through in Minnesota to make it a series

After underwhelming starts against the Houston Rockets, Jimmy Butler and Karl-Anthony Towns made their presence felt in Game 3.

Timberwolves cruise past Rockets in second half.


Wolves electrify Minnesota.


Butler, Teague drain back-to-back 3-pointers.


Butler says Wolves finally started to do their job.


Timberwolves came prepared in showdown with Rockets.


Harden, Paul displeased with question of defense.


D'Antoni: 'They played with more emotion than us.'


Thibodeau says Butler 'brings a tenacity and toughness.'


Towns trolls Harden by searching for air balls.


D-Rose muscles in layup, Towns flexes on bench.


Towns fired up after bucket and foul.


Teague sinks tough floater.


D-Rose finds Crawford for a 3-pointer.


Harden cruises for hammer dunk.


Davis puts Pelicans on his back in sweep.

Anthony Davis' big night of 47 points fuels the Pelicans past the Blazers and into the second round of the playoffs.


Pelicans sweep Trail Blazers in first round.


Pelicans sweep Trail Blazers in first round.


Davis rises for putback slam over Nurkic.


Davis looking to avenge playoff sweep to Warriors in 2015.


Gentry credits Kobe's signature shoe for no out-of-bounds call.


Brow brings New Orleans first series win since CP3.


Holiday's transition 3 sends crowd into frenzy.


Moore shoves McCollum after hard foul.


Rondo connects with Davis for long alley-oop.


Holiday puts McCollum in a blender.


Rondo's no-look, behind-the-back pass sets up Davis.



Morris twins fined

C's Morris fined for claiming refs targeted him

Celtics forward Marcus Morris was fined $15,000 by the NBA on Saturday following his comments Friday that the referees "knew who they wanted to go after" and whistled him for a technical foul in Game 3 as a result.

Wizards' Morris fined $25K after testy Game 3

Wizards forward Markieff Morris was fined $25,000 on Saturday for "attempting to escalate an altercation and pushing a game official."

Young 76ers turn mishaps against Heat into a 3-1 lead

For three quarters, the Sixers were giving away a playoff game on the road. But then they grew up in the fourth quarter -- and now go home up 3-1.

76ers win chippy Game 4 battle against Heat.


76ers win chippy Game 4 battle against Heat.


Simmons, 76ers persevere to take 3-1 lead.


Simmons drives for filthy dunk in Game 4 win.


Bad blood spills over as Philly puts Miami on the brink.


Embiid impresses with five-block game.


Simmons drops Wade with screen.


Embiid blocks Dragic in transition.


Embiid swats Winslow's layup.


Whiteside throws down alley-oop slam.


76ers, Heat exchange shoves in tense scuffle.


Wade lobs oop for Adebayo.


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.

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. Partner

Thunder need Westbrook to step up in Game 4

Powell: Sixers quickly coming into their own

Six incredible stats from Davis/Holiday's 88-point outburst

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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Adam Silver joins Get Up!

Silver: Sports gambling should be regulated.

Adam Silver sees the benefits of legalized sports gambling as safety and regulation.


Silver 'worried' NBA tanking will continue.

NBA commissioner Adam Silver joins Get Up! to explain why there is still work to be done to stop teams from tanking for the draft.


A shift in the WNBA season? Show me the money

If NBA commissioner Adam Silver thinks a shift in the WNBA season to the fall and winter will help its profitability, the league needs to pay its players more -- much more.

Prince and the NBA

That time former NBA All-Star Carlos Boozer almost sued Prince

A hair salon, a dance floor and a heart-shaped bed - what else did Prince manage to squeeze into Boozer's home?

When Prince sat courtside at Thunder-Warriors game

Draymond Green: "When he walked in, no one's attention was on the game anymore."

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.

Offseason outlook

What moves can and should the Knicks make in the offseason?

The Knicks need a new head coach, and their best player is rehabbing a serious injury. We look ahead to the decisions New York faces this offseason.

NBA offseason moves: Trades, free agency and draft decisions

ESPN Insider Bobby Marks breaks down the moves each eliminated team can and should make this offseason.

NBA Playoffs

Experts' picks: Which first-round favorite is on upset alert?

Who will be punching a ticket to the second round? Our NBA experts make their predictions for all eight matchups.

NBA playoff Round 1 upset rankings: Which top seeds might fall in 2018?

Which underdog has the best chance of advancing and which one has the worst? Kevin Pelton breaks down the 2018 matchups and ranks the upset odds.

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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

The NBA eagerly awaits the arrival of Luka Doncic

Tracking the key injuries in NBA postseason race