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The Daily Sweat: The NBA is back with 2 marquee opening night matchups
The Daily Sweat: The NBA is back with 2 marquee opening night matchups

The NBA season is finally here. The 2021-22 season opens up Tuesday night with two big games. First, the defending champion Milwaukee Bucks will host the . Later on,

NBA experts' picks for the East finals, West finals and NBA Finals
NBA experts' picks for the East finals, West finals and NBA Finals

Which teams will be the last ones standing in 2022? Our experts make their picks for East finals, West finals and NBA Finals champs.

NBA Power Rankings: Bucks edge Nets for No. 1; Lakers hold top-five spot with 2021-22 season set to begin
NBA Power Rankings: Bucks edge Nets for No. 1; Lakers hold top-five spot with 2021-22 season set to begin

The new Los Angeles Lakers Big Three of LeBron James, Anthony Davis and Russell Westbrook has gotten off to a rocky start, going winless in six preseason games. To be fair, the three did not play together all that often,

Giannis Antetokounmpo, Kevin Durant, LeBron James or Steph Curry: Which player can lay claim to being the best in NBA?
Giannis Antetokounmpo, Kevin Durant, LeBron James or Steph Curry: Which player can lay claim to being the best in NBA?

The 75th season of the NBA tips off on Tuesday night with a huge double-header on Sky Sports; reigning champions Milwaukee Bucks host the Brooklyn Nets before the Golden State Warriors take on the LA Lakers;

NBA Power Rankings 1.0: Bucks, Nets lead pack to start season
NBA Power Rankings 1.0: Bucks, Nets lead pack to start season

The 2021-22 NBA campaign tips off Tuesday night. Here is our first edition of power rankings for the season, which will be updated weekly. 1. Milwaukee Bucks. 2020-21 record: 46-2

Best bets for the NBA's opening week: Can Steph Curry carry the Warriors in Laker Land?
Best bets for the NBA's opening week: Can Steph Curry carry the Warriors in Laker Land?

Who are the teams and players to bet on during the opening nights of NBA action? Our experts lay it out for you.

2021 NBA Opening Night odds, picks, best bets from a proven model: This four-way parlay would pay out 12-1
2021 NBA Opening Night odds, picks, best bets from a proven model: This four-way parlay would pay out 12-1

The long-awaited NBA season begins on Tuesday evening with an intriguing 2021 NBA Opening Night doubleheader to open the campaign. The Milwaukee Bucks take on the Brooklyn Nets in the opener for both sides at 7:30 p.

Jan. 6 committee vote, Murdaugh in court, NBA season tips off: 5 things to know Tuesday
Jan. 6 committee vote, Murdaugh in court, NBA season tips off: 5 things to know Tuesday

The Jan. 6 committee will vote on Steve Bannon contempt proceedings, attorney Alex Murdaugh returns to court and more news to start your Tuesday.

NBA 2021-22 predictions: will Kyrie Irving return from exile to give the Nets a title?
NBA 2021-22 predictions: will Kyrie Irving return from exile to give the Nets a title?

Our writers give their verdicts on the new season, which starts on Tuesday night. Who is MVP? Will LeBron get another ring? And who are the dark horses?

Ranking the urgency for rebuilding Western Conference teams to make playoffs in 2021-22 NBA season
Ranking the urgency for rebuilding Western Conference teams to make playoffs in 2021-22 NBA season

The NBA Western Conference is habitually stiff, which leads to a handful of legitimately competitive teams missing the playoffs. At the moment, there are six teams in the conference that are rebuilding and/or trying to turn a corner with a young core.

Los Angeles Lakers: 5 big questions for 2021-22 NBA season
Los Angeles Lakers: 5 big questions for 2021-22 NBA season

They’re back. Tuesday, the 2021-22 Los Angeles Lakers — the NBA’s Waystar Royco, if you will — will play a real basketball game. Following an endless offseason, barely over a year after the bubble title,

The NBA at 75: From a very modest beginning, to a behemoth
The NBA at 75: From a very modest beginning, to a behemoth

The NBA 75 years ago, was different in almost every imaginable way. Over the coming months, The Associated Press will look back at what the league was on and off the court, how it became what it is and where it’ll be going over the next 25 years as it moves toward the century mark.

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NBA 2021-22: 10 things to follow throughout the season
NBA 2021-22: 10 things to follow throughout the season

In the opening seconds of Stephen Curry’s NBA career he got an assist on the first possession, a steal on the second and then tried a 3-pointer for the first time at the professional level. In that moment,

Aussie NBA star Ben Simmons sparks outrage after fans spot INFURIATING detail in pictures from his first training session since ditching the Olympics to party with models
Aussie NBA star Ben Simmons sparks outrage after fans spot INFURIATING detail in pictures from his first training session since ditching the Olympics to party with models

Ben Simmons made his intentions with the 76ers clear on Monday after practicing with his phone in his pocket before refusing to participate in the team's huddle.

Nets masterstroke to avoid Kyrie disaster; $305m NBA makeover sparks hype: East Report Card
Nets masterstroke to avoid Kyrie disaster; $305m NBA makeover sparks hype: East Report Card

Here’s every team in the East graded after an off-season that had a little bit of everything. Watch the 21/22 NBA Season with ESPN on Kayo. Live coverage every week plus every game of the NBA Finals.

NBA DFS: Stephen Curry and top DraftKings, FanDuel daily Fantasy basketball picks for Opening Night, 2021
NBA DFS: Stephen Curry and top DraftKings, FanDuel daily Fantasy basketball picks for Opening Night, 2021

As the Bucks begin their quest to defend their NBA championship, they will have to do so a bit shorthanded for Tuesday's Opening Night. Key players Donte DiVincenzo and Bobby Portis won't be available as Milwaukee hosts the Brooklyn Nets at 7:30 p.

NBA Tweaks Replay Rule, Using Data as Means to More Aesthetic Ends
NBA Tweaks Replay Rule, Using Data as Means to More Aesthetic Ends

The NBA season tips off Tuesday with a change to the league’s replay review system. This year referees will no longer initiate reviews of out-of-bounds calls during the final two minutes of a game; coaches will be required to use their challenge on such calls.

NBA preview: 75th anniversary season set-up to be one of the greats
NBA preview: 75th anniversary season set-up to be one of the greats

As the NBA celebrates its 75th season, BBC Sport looks at the runners and riders as the best basketballers on the planet take to the hardwood once more.

Ayton, Suns can’t reach deal at NBA rookie contract deadline
Ayton, Suns can’t reach deal at NBA rookie contract deadline

Deandre Ayton, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft, reportedly did not reach a deal with the Phoenix Suns on a new contract extension.

NBA promotes Danielle Scott to full-time referee: ‘I think they’ve accepted us at this point’
NBA promotes Danielle Scott to full-time referee: ‘I think they’ve accepted us at this point’

Danielle Scott is the sixth female official on staff this season, the most the NBA has ever had at a single time.

Who will make the NBA playoffs in the Western Conference?
Who will make the NBA playoffs in the Western Conference?

The 75th season of the NBA tips off on Tuesday night with a huge double-header on Sky Sports; reigning champions Milwaukee Bucks host the Brooklyn Nets before Steph Currys Golden State Warriors take on LeBron James LA Lakers;

ESPN trying yet another approach with daily, pregame NBA shows. Will it work this time?
ESPN trying yet another approach with daily, pregame NBA shows. Will it work this time?

ESPN has had a revolving door of on-air personalities on its pregame and halftime NBA shows. Will Mike Greenberg bring stability to the show?

2021-22 NBA Eastern Conference team-by-team preview capsules
2021-22 NBA Eastern Conference team-by-team preview capsules

A team-by-team look at the Eastern Conference as the NBA celebrates its 75th season. Who will represent the East in the NBA Finals?

NBA betting: Four dark horse bets offering huge odds
NBA betting: Four dark horse bets offering huge odds

With the NBA season about to tip off, here are four dark horse candidates for MVP and rookie of the year that could score you a massive payout.

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