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10hPablo S. Torre

TrueHoop Presents: How Stephen Curry got the best worst ankles in sports

Thanks to an unorthodox performance director and a strict training regimen, the injuries that cursed the start of Steph Curry's NBA career turned into his greatest blessing.

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LeBron, Cleveland fans thank Kobe (0:46)
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LeBron's pass hits Russell in the groin (0:42)
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Jordan posterizes Smart on alley-oop (0:31)
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Watch live: Rockets-Trail Blazers on ESPN

After falling to the Warriors on Tuesday, James Harden and the Rockets travel to Portland and look to bounce back against the Blazers. Watch the game live on ESPN and WatchESPN.

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How to look like Odell Beckham on the basketball court (0:31)
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Able to leap tall buildings... and throw down vicious alley-oops (0:53)
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Leonard's crossover leads to game winner (0:34)
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5-on-5: Can LeBron catch Jordan?

He landed at No. 3 on our #NBArank countdown, but could LeBron James catch Michael Jordan? Our experts discuss the greatness that made Air Jordan the greatest player of all time.

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High-flying alley-oops are even more fun in triple-OT (0:28)
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Marquette needs 2OT to hand Providence third straight loss (0:31)
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Ben Simmons leaves defenders no chance of stopping him (0:28)
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15hRobert Sanchez

TrueHoop Presents: Jahlil Okafor opens up

For the first time ever, the 76ers rookie discusses his run-ins with the law and growing up in the NBA spotlight. Can he put this season's troubles behind him and focus on the game?

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Zach Slone's 'special moment' (2:35)
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Randle amused at his missed dunk (0:18)
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5hPaul Lukas

Uni Watch: Rams redesign contest results

Uni Watch asked readers to put their own twist on the Rams' design for their return to Los Angeles. Here are the best submissions, along with some, er, interesting takes that missed the mark.

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Owens: The Hall of Fame process is flawed (1:04)
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Kobe opens up about relationship with LeBron (1:49)
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Green: Obama's 'heart over height' reference 'special' (1:34)
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12hPeter Bodo

Bodo: The jam Roger Federer finds himself in

There's no denying Roger Federer finds himself in uncharted territory after undergoing knee surgery, which makes us wonder: Is this the final act of an astonishing career?

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14hJeff Legwold

Broncos' defense is 'in the argument' as best ever

The Broncos faced down all sorts of comers this season, and a Super Bowl triumph put a cap on their case to be among the top defenses in NFL history.

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VOTE: X Games Real Ski 2016

X Games Real Ski Backcountry returns for its third year. This time around, the Fan Favorite winner will be decided in a one-round, winner-take-all cage match. Watch the videos below and vote for your pick.

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What you looking at, Sully?
NBA 

During a timeout late in the first half, Celtics big man Jared Sullinger decided to take a peek into the Clippers' huddle.

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Dave McMenamin @mcten

Tyronn Lue on Kevin Love: "I heard he had a contusion and he should be fine." Did not provide a timetable, however.

Pierce's long shot doesn't count
NBA 

Paul Pierce drained this jumper from three-quarters court -- but just after the buzzer. Too bad, because the Clippers could've used those 3 points in an OT loss.

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NBA 

DeAndre Jordan adds to poster collection
NBA 

Marcus Smart was the latest opponent to end up on the wrong end of a Lob City classic.

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Celtics top Clippers in overtime

The Clippers opened up a 6-point lead in the extra session, but Boston quickly erased that and came out with a 139-134 win. Isaiah Thomas finished with 36 points, two shy of his career high. Box score

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LeBron: Kobe's retirement is 'bittersweet'
NBA 

LeBron James told Lisa Salters of Kobe Bryant's final game in Cleveland: "Our fans got a great treat tonight."

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NBA 

Towns throws down the hammer ... twice
NBA 

When Karl-Anthony Towns is coming down the lane, you should probably get out of the way.

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Blazers-Rockets.

Towns' monster game powers Wolves

Rookie Karl-Anthony Towns scored a career-high 35 points and added 11 rebounds and 3 blocks to lead the Timberwolves to a 117-112 win over the visiting Raptors. Towns has had a double-double in each of his past 9 games. Box Score

Cyclones add to advantage with alley-oop
NCAAM 

Monte Morris' pass was on point and Deonte Burton did the rest. (Live on ESPNU)

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Harden, Rockets take on Blazers
NBA 

James Harden has scored a combined 70 points in his past two games, but they've both been Houston losses. He'll try to get the Rockets back in the win column tonight in Portland. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

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NBA 

Utah's Taylor makes defender look silly
NCAAM 

Brandon Taylor had his man going every which way before draining a step-back 3-pointer.

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LeBron, Cleveland fans thank Kobe
NBA 

Kobe Bryant checked out of his final game in Cleveland to a standing ovation and a hug from LeBron James.

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Pelicans come back to beat Jazz
NBA 

Anthony Davis finished with 19 points, including a big 3-pointer with under a minute left, to lead the Pelicans to a 100-96 win over the Jazz. New Orleans has won 2 straight. Box score

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NBA 

LeBron stars in Kobe's Cleveland farewell

LeBron James finished with 29 points, 7 rebounds and 11 assists to lead the Cavaliers to a 120-111 win over the Lakers. Kobe Bryant had 17 points on 5-for-16 shooting in his final visit to Cleveland. Box score

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No. 21 Baylor snaps two-game skid
NCAAM 

Al Freeman scored 21 points and Taurean Prince added 18 to lead an 82-72 win over Kansas State. The Bears went 29-of-30 from the free throw line. Box score

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NCAAM 

Thomas sends Celtics to overtime

Isaiah Thomas has 34 points and made a jumper with 5.8 seconds left to force overtime against the Clippers. Chris Paul (31 pts) had a shot to win it at the buzzer, but missed. Follow live

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Baldwin skies for slam in transition
NCAAM 

Wade Baldwin IV got loose in transition and threw down a one-handed slam as Vanderbilt continues to cruise at home.

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Kobe's clutch 3 lights up fourth quarter
NBA 

Kobe Bryant drained a three and drew the foul in the fourth quarter bringing the Lakers deficit to 13 against the Cavaliers.

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Leonard clutch, Payton not quite
NBA 

The Spurs beat the Magic thanks to Kawhi Leonard's jumper with 0.9 seconds left, but nearly let Elfrid Payton tie it up at the buzzer.

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NBA 

Balanced Hawks blow past Bulls

Nine different Atlanta players scored in double figures as the Hawks picked up a 113-90 win in Chicago, handing the Bulls their fourth consecutive loss. Box score

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Marquette knocks off Providence in 2OT
NCAAM 

Ben Bentil dropped 42 points, but it wasn't enough as the 20th-ranked Friars lost their third straight game.

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Pistons honor Chauncey Billups
NBA 

The 2004 NBA Finals MVP had his No. 1 jersey retired and raised to the rafters during halftime of the Pistons game against the Nuggets.

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Nuggets spoil big night in Detroit

With the Pistons retiring Chauncey Billups' number, it was one of Billups' other former teams coming out on top. The Nuggets outscored the Pistons 51-39 after halftime to earn a 103-92 win. Box score

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Warriors hit the magic number

Golden State has won 98 straight games when leading by 15 at any point, and a Stephen Curry 3-pointer in the second quarter gave the Warriors a 51-35 lead over the Suns. Curry has 18 points to lead all scorers. Follow live