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All-Time #NBArank: Should Larry Legend outrank Russ, Diesel, Duncan and The Dream?

As our countdown enters the top 10, we are left with the best of the best. What jumps out in Nos. 10-6? Big men and championship rings abound.

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Watch live: Michigan State-Purdue on ESPN

Trying to keep up in the Big Ten race, the Spartans go up against a Boilermakers team looking to rebound from a loss to Maryland. Watch the game live on ESPN and WatchESPN.

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Newton: Emotions took over (0:39)
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Spartans gets a dunk that should have never happened (0:29)
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Melo on Fisher: We were all surprised (1:17)
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For the love of Hendu

The infectious spirit of the late, great Dave Henderson lives on through those who attend the A's and Mariners fantasy experiences he created.

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30 for 30 Shorts: Friedman's Shoes (11:56)
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Herm Edwards crashes Magic's interview (0:51)
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Pitino: I would do anything to have players in tournament (1:48)
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Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart took an elbow to the nose from teammate Evan Turner while chasing a rebound. He needed a minute to collect himself, but the team says Smart is available to return.

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Creighton leading No. 5 Xavier at half

Maurice Watson Jr. has 10 points and 5 assists, and Isaiah Zierden is 3-for-5 from 3-point range, as the Bluejays lead the Musketeers 37-27 at halftime. Xavier is shooting just 32.4%, including 1-for-12 from long range. Follow live

Michigan State-Purdue down to the wire
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The Spartans overcame a 16-point halftime deficit and are in a tight one with the Boilermakers in a key Big Ten battle with less than two minutes remaining. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

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Rodriguez's tip-in wins it for Miami
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5-foot-11 PG Angel Rodriguez went among the trees to get No. 12 Miami a comeback victory over Pitt.

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Boston College eyeing UNC stunner

Eli Carter's 17 points have allowed the Eagles to build a 37-31 lead over the Tar Heels at halftime. UNC leads the ACC, while BC is in last at 0-10. Box score

Extra passing leads to Spartans bucket
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Michigan State has surged ahead of Purdue in the second half, thanks in part to plays such as Kenny Goins' layup after some stellar passing.

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Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Kevin McHale said he was stunned to find out he was fired after 11 games. "Yes. Yeah I was," McHale said on TNT Tuesday night. "I kind of went in and I had said we had a rough camp, a lot of guys injured. Dwight couldn't do back-to-back practices and was not going to be able to do back-to-back games until December."

Another classic Pop interview moment

Always his eloquent self, Gregg Popovich when asked for his impressions of the first quarter: "We're behind and they're ahead." When asked how that happened, he added: "They scored more than we did."

Virginia finds way to easy alley-oop
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London Perrantes connected with Darius Thompson on a wide-open alley-oop as the Cavaliers are routing Virginia Tech late in the first half.

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Heat lead Spurs by 4 after 1

Dwyane Wade was a perfect 3-for-3 from the field in the first quarter, helping Miami take a 24-20 lead over visiting San Antonio. The Spurs shot a dismal 25.9%, including missing all 3 of their 3-point attempts. Follow live

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Phil Jackson said on MSG Network that there is a 'very slim' chance that the Knicks make a trade before the Feb. 18 deadline , but they're trying.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Knicks are down 14 at the end of the first quarter. Through 12 minutes, Kurt Rambis hasn't impacted the defense as he'd hoped. Washington is shooting 65 percent from the floor.

Miami pulls off halfcourt alley-oop

Angel Rodriguez and Davon Reed teamed up for a SportsCenter Top 10 nominee.

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Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics 30, Bucks 26 (end 1st): Avery Bradley hot early (as usual, lately) and his nine first-quarter points have Celtics out front. Bucks started slow with new-look lineup, but got a spark from Giannis Antetokounmpo to trim deficit after falling behind by double digits.

Tennessee tries to emulate Monmouth
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The Volunteers bench had a celebration that would make Monmouth proud by "eating a bowl of cereal" after a layup.

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Ian Begley @IanBegley

There were cheers for Ciara at MSG & some boos for Russell Wilson. I guess there are some Future fans on hand tonight.

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Phil Jackson says in an interview on MSG Network that he's noticed Kristaps Porzingis has been "fatigued" at points during the season.

Dana O'Neil ESPN Senior Writer 

Bob Huggins called timeout to, um, chat with Jaysean Paige after Greene left open for a 3. Paige wisely chose not to make eye contact, so Huggins just waved and said, "Get out," as he neared the huddle. He's not on the court now.

Valentine sparking Michigan State run
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The Spartans were down to Purdue by 16 at the half but went on an 11-0 run, including this 3-pointer from Denzel Valentine to cut the deficit.

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Tacko Fall hit with a technical
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UCF's 7-foot-6 center received a technical foul vs. Cincinnati for slamming the ball to the floor.

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Short-handed Spurs take on Heat

San Antonio is without Tim Duncan (knee) and Manu Ginobili (groin) in Miami tonight. The good news: the Spurs were missing these two in their past two games and they won both. Follow live

Rick Pitino: 'I'll be totally vindicated'
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The Louisville coach joined Mike & Mike and thinks the future is bright for both his team, and himself.

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Rambis set for Knicks coaching debut
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Kurt Rambis's first game as Knicks head coach comes vs. the Wizards, just one day after he replaced former coach Derek Fisher. Follow live

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Devils go all out to honor Brodeur

Not only did the Devils retire the No. 30 of longtime goalie Martin Brodeur before tonight's game, they also honored him with a statue that will stand outside the Prudential Center.

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