LeBron James sprained his ankle, availability in doubt with the Los Angeles Lakers in a crucial stretch

NEW ORLEANS — LeBron James said his left ankle felt “awful” after spraining it in the first half of the Los Angeles Lakers’ 116-108 loss to the New Orleans Pelicans on Sunday, and his availability to play Tuesday at Dallas is in doubt. as LA faces a crucial final stretch in trying to secure a … Read more

Brooklyn Nets’ Kyrie Irving ‘grateful to have had the opportunity to be with my brothers’ after season debut at Barclays Center

NEW YORK — Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving made his home debut Sunday night during a 119-110 loss to the Charlotte Hornets, making it clear he believes his on-court presence represents something much more. bigger than a basketball player. “I was just trying to ground myself as much as possible today,” Irving said. “And just … Read more

The New Orleans Pelicans recover from 23 down and face the Los Angeles Lakers a tough loss in a key game in the West

12:12 a.m. Eastern Time Andres LopezESPN NEW ORLEANS — What started out as a promising weekend for the New Orleans Pelicans was slowly turning into a nightmare. In a pivotal straight set against the two teams battling it out in the Western Conference play-in race, the Pelicans lost by four points to the San Antonio … Read more

Golden State Warriors’ Draymond Green feels ‘terrible’ about his recent poor play

22:27 ET kendra andrewsESPN WASHINGTON — When Draymond Green returned from a March 14 back injury that sidelined him for 11 weeks, the hope was that the Warriors would regain an important piece of the puzzle for their success. In the second half of his return game, Stephen Curry sprained his foot, which made Green’s … Read more

Kyrie Irving falters on return to Barclays, Nets fall to Hornets

Kevin Durant and the Nets have been forced to try to win too many games at Barclays Center this year without the offensive contribution of Kyrie Irving. Irving missed 15 of his first 17 shots from the floor in his first appearance on Brooklyn’s home court in nearly 10 months, and even his eight straight … Read more