Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

Tyronn Lue on the NBA's last two minute report that determined J.R. Smith shouldn't have been called for a foul on Evan Turner late against Boston on Friday: "It's over now. I don't think that play had anything to do with it. I just think it was a bunch of things that led to that situation, so it happened. They say it wasn't a foul, but there's nothing we can do about it now."

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

With Rajon Rondo back in Boston for Sunday's matinee with the Celtics, Kings coach George Karl discusses his point guard: "Hey, Rajon's a challenge to coach from a standpoint you're always taking the game with him because he knows the game, he's a very intelligent basketball player and everything. Sometimes there's a little bit too much debate, and I think as a coach I have to learn when to open that window up and when to close that window down. And I think that's kind of where we're at right now. He and I have been battling a little bit on getting him to defend on more of a consistent (basis). Last night I thought he was very good defensively for us. He made some random decisions that burnt us with the 3-ball, but I thought being aggressive is always something I would rather have than being passive."

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Sacramento Kings coach George Karl on feeling in limbo as management reportedly weighs a coaching change: "I don't think I'm in limbo. I think I've got a heck of a challenge [against] a [Boston Celtics] team that's played damn well, probably it's best basketball in the last six weeks. If you want to overreact to the last four or five games, that's somebody else's reaction, not my reaction. I think this team is still in a place that we can solve some problems and be good."

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Sacramento Kings coach George Karl on talk about his future with the team: "I have no control of what other people think or whatever people are circulating. My job is to get prepared for Boston. We had a good practice today and I'm with the practice. Boston's playing at a great level. Probably the best they've played in two years. Their win last night was pretty impressive. They kept coming after a team that thought they had them beat about four times and stole the end from them. It was really a gutty win by the Celtics."

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Curiosas analogías en tiempos de Super Bowl

La fascinación por el Super Bowl en los Estados Unidos involucra desde fans hasta estrellas de la NBA, a sabiendas, el colega Martín Bater comparó a 5 jugadores de la NBA con sus colegas de la NFL que se les parezcan en estilo de juego o actitud. Leer

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There's a first time for everything

Avery Bradleys buzzer-beating game winner on Friday was the first of his career. It was Boston's third game-winning buzzer-beater since the start of last season, matching the Magic for the most in the NBA during that span.

Louisville tops Boston College amid self-imposed ban (1:07)

Mitchell soars in for Louisville

It was an easy afternoon for the Cardinals, as seen with this alley-oop by Donovan Mitchell, as they routed Boston College 79-47.

No. 19 Louisville throttling BC at halftime

One day after announcing they would not be going to the postseason, the Cardinals are dominating the Eagles 32-14 at halftime. Jaylen Johnson leads all scorers with 7 points, while Chinanu Onuaku has 7 rebounds. Streaming live on ESPN3


Hello from Louisville's Adel

Deng Adel makes the steal, tiptoes along the sideline then cuts between a couple of Boston College defenders for the bucket as the Cardinals are already up 17 just 8 minutes into the game. (Live on WatchESPN)

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A model of consistency and excellence

Denver has been a perennial contender since Pat Bowlen purchased the franchise. The Broncos are making their seventh trip to the Super Bowl since 1984, with a league-high .614 winning percentage over that stretch.

Watch: Louisville's first game since self-ban

(19) Louisville welcomes lowly Boston College to town one day after it banned itself from postseason play. The Cardinals are one game behind North Carolina for the ACC lead. Streaming live on ESPN3

Celtics stun Cavs with game-winning buzzer-beater (1:46)
Irving, Thompson have a new take on defending (0:16)
Bradley sinks Cavs with game winner (0:44)

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

Lots of blame to go around to explain the Cavs losing that one: J.R Smith for fouling Evan Turner; the refs for calling that questionable call on Smith; Ty Lue for subbing Timofey Mozgov in place of Tristan Thompson to rebound on the Turner FT; Mozgov failing to grab the board when Turner missed; Cavs going 21-for-35 from the FT line.

Celtics sink Cavaliers at the buzzer

Boston's Avery Bradley hit a 3-pointer as time expired to down Cleveland 104-103. The Cavaliers had a four-point lead with seven seconds remaining. The Celtics scored 39 points in the final frame. Box score

Mike Reiss ESPN New England Patriots reporter 

Patriots owner Robert Kraft to Steve Burton of WBZ-TV on why Tom Brady is attending the Super Bowl 50 pre-game ceremony of Super Bowl MVPs: "I chatted with him about it and he was his usual selfless self, saying he represents all of the players on the team, the coaches and the New England market. Without that sense of team, he wouldn't have gotten those MVP awards."

Love leaves game with bruised thigh (0:38)

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