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Tatum out vs. Brazil; Walker probable with illness

[ad_1] SHENZHEN, China -- Jayson Tatum returned to Team USA practice after an ankle injury but will miss a third consecutive World Cup game Monday when the team faces Brazil (8:30 a.m. ET, ESPN+).Kemba Walker missed Monday's shootaround with illness but was listed as probable to play in the final second-round game. Walker has been the Americans' leading scorer at 14.8 points per game in the World Cup.Tatum was able
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Tatum out at least next two Team USA games

[ad_1] SHANGHAI -- Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum will miss at least the next two World Cup games for Team USA with a sprained left ankle.Tatum turned the ankle in the final seconds of overtime in Team USA's 93-92 win over Turkey on Tuesday night. He was examined Wednesday and was declared out at least five days. He will get reevaluated on Monday.Team USA plays Japan in its final pool
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Kemba Walker is enjoying his time in the spotlight

[ad_1] SHANGHAI -- The grandstands at the Oriental Sports Arena for Team USA's first game were like a rainbow of NBA fandom.There were gold Steph Curry jerseys, a bunch of Giannis Antetokounmpo jerseys in various colors and plenty of Los Angeles Lakers attire. But then there were the Charlotte Hornets colors, with Kemba Walker's No. 15 on the back, and in at least one case, a fan who had already
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Walker, Tatum pace Team USA in FIBA victory

[ad_1] SHANGHAI -- Kemba Walker and Jayson Tatum are probably going to win a lot of games with the Boston Celtics over the next few years. Sunday they combined to play important roles in their first consequential win together as Team USA opened the FIBA World Cup with a 88-67 victory over the Czech Republic.Tatum and Walker combined for 20 points in the first half as the U.S. got some
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Who has the best kicks on Team USA?

[ad_1] 10:28 AM ETNick DePaulaESPN With the platform of USA Basketball's road to the FIBA Basketball World Cup in store, several players have looked to turn heads with their patriotic pairs during the team's training camp and early exhibition games.For Kyle Kuzma and P.J. Tucker, it could be their final stretch in Nike sneakers, as both will be among this fall's most sought-after sneaker free agents, with their current swoosh
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Team USA’s green monster – A Boston quartet could take on the world

[ad_1] LAS VEGAS -- When Jaylen Brown got to town last weekend, he was looking forward to trying Mizumi, a high-end Japanese restaurant at the Wynn Hotel.So on Sunday night, with three of his Boston Celtics teammates also preparing for Team USA training camp, he was pleased they decided to go together. But when Brown, Kemba Walker, Jayson Tatum and Marcus Smart arrived, they were told they couldn't be seated
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Kemba on Team USA dropouts

[ad_1] A lot of attention has been paid to the players who won't be at Team USA training camp in preparation for the World Cup, but the players who are in attendance are grateful for the chance to represent their country."This is like a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for a lot of us," Boston Celtics guard Kemba Walker told reporters in Las Vegas on Monday. "I think a lot of us are
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Sources — Clips vs. Lakers tops Christmas games

[ad_1] A marquee matchup of two new dynamic duos created this offseason will headline the NBA's Christmas slate this year.The LA Clippers and Los Angeles Lakers will play at Staples Center on Dec. 25, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. The meeting will pit LeBron James and new teammate Anthony Davis against reigning Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard and Paul George.James will likely play in his 14th Christmas game this year and