Philadelphia 76ers’ James Harden feels no pressure to enter playoffs, ‘ready to hoop’

5:45 p.m. ET Tim BontempsESPN CAMDEN, NJ — With his first postseason in Philadelphia set to begin Saturday against the Toronto Raptors, James Harden said he doesn’t feel any pressure to perform well for his new team. “Pressure, no. I’m feeling good,” Harden said with a smile after Thursday’s practice session at the team’s facility. … Read more

CJ McCollum predicts “many wins in our future” after leading the New Orleans Pelicans to a play-in win over the San Antonio Spurs

2:26 a.m. ET Andrew LopezESPN NEW ORLEANS — Wherever CJ McCollum goes in New Orleans, he says he can sense the excitement in the city around the pelicans. On Wednesday, to a packed audience at the Smoothie King Center, that continued as the Pelicans walked away with a 113-103 win over the San Antonio Spurs … Read more

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