7:00 AM ET NBA Insiders We already know that the 2021 NBA Finals are going to produce a champion that hasn’t lifted the Larry O’Brien Trophy in 50 years. The Phoenix Suns have never claimed a title in their 53-season history, while the Milwaukee Bucks last won the NBA championship in 1971. So this edition
11:11 PM ET PHOENIX — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said the league’s ability to get over a million fans back into attendance during the playoffs has helped the league stem its financial losses related to the COVID-19 pandemic. “We did somewhat better than we initially projected,” Silver said Tuesday before Game 1 of the NBA
5:46 PM ET Ohio University junior guard Jason Preston will remain in the 2021 NBA draft and sign with agent Drew Gross of Roc Nation Sports, Preston told ESPN on Wednesday. Preston — No. 43 on ESPN’s list of Top 100 prospects — is a fast-rising guard on front office draft boards after a strong
7:27 PM ET Minnesota Timberwolves guard Anthony Edwards suffered a sprained ankle Wednesday playing for the USA Select Team at Team USA training camp in Las Vegas, sources said. The injury isn’t believed to be serious, but it will keep Edwards out of the rest of the camp. It occurred during a scrimmage when Edwards
6:51 PM ET PHOENIX — Should the Suns win three more games against the Milwaukee Bucks to win the NBA championship, Phoenix’s young star Devin Booker won’t be going to Disney World to celebrate. He’ll be flying halfway around the world to join Team USA to play more basketball at the Tokyo Olympics. Booker confirmed
1:54 PM ET Associated Press LAS VEGAS — Jayson Tatum was 15 when he made his first USA Basketball national team. It was 2013, when he got picked to play in the FIBA Americas U-16 championships at Uruguay. And one of the biggest thrills from that experience was getting his jersey. It bore No. 10.
2:48 PM ET Phoenix Suns forward Dario Saric suffered a torn ACL in his right knee in Game 1 of the NBA Finals, the team announced Wednesday. The team said he is out indefinitely. Saric drove on Milwaukee Bucks center Brook Lopez late in the first quarter and his right knee appeared to buckle when
7:01 PM ET Tim BontempsESPN PHOENIX — After the Phoenix Suns got 26 free throws in Game 1 of the NBA Finals, Milwaukee Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer admitted the disparity in free throws in the opening game — one Phoenix won 118-105 — was “frustrating” for the Bucks to deal with. “You trying to bait