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Warriors overcome Rockets' tactical twist

Count the Rockets as the latest team to employ playoff-level creative defense tactics against the Warriors. This might make the Warriors even better come playoff time, Ethan Sherwood Strauss writes.

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8hMichael Wallace

Heat's Whiteside ejected vs. Spurs, sent home

Heat center Hassan Whiteside was sent home by the team soon after he was ejected for swinging an elbow toward the head of Spurs center Boban Marjanovic in Tuesday's loss to San Antonio.

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All-Time #NBArank: Bird's the word at No. 6

Arguably the best clutch shooter in history, Larry Bird hits our list as the sixth-best player of all time. See who joins Larry Legend in the All-Time #NBArank top 10 countdown.

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NBA trade talk: Predicting biggest trades in East

Could the Bucks move Jabari Parker? What about the Nets and Brook Lopez? Our experts break down the most interesting storylines in the Eastern Conference heading into the NBA trade deadline.

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SportsCenter anchors vs. Globetrotters

The SC anchors challenged the Harlem Globetrotters to a shooting contest. The winner probably won't surprise you.

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Ref to Draymond Green: I was wrong

Draymond Green: Triple-double collector, Warriors glue guy and ... future debate team star?

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Steph's brilliance not limited to scoring

Steph Curry did three amazing things on this play and none involved shooting a basketball.

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Pop has the secret to success

No one has ever accused Gregg Popovich of being a man of many words. He lived up to his reputation again Tuesday.

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Steph has the best worst ankles in sports

Stephen Curry in 2012: "I feel like I've been doing nothing but rehabbing for two years. I feel like I'm never going to be able to play again." Stephen Curry in 2016: NBA MVP and world champion. How he fixed his glass ankles

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Porzingis with majestic throwdown

Kristaps Porzingis had Jared Dudley looking the completely wrong way, and then jammed it over Marcin Gortat.

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Broussard: Cavs are Dubs' biggest threat

And it's because Cleveland can control the tempo of the game if LeBron James handles the ball.

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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Phil Jackson said in an interview with MSG Network that the chances the Knicks have a 'very slim opportunity' to make a trade before the Feb. 18 deadline but adds that 'we are open to it." The Knicks would love to add help in the backcourt.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Phil Jackson said on MSG Network that the team noticed Kristaps Porzingis fatiguing at points during the season. Jackson said that Porzingis had been lackadaisical to start some games and was taking poor shots, which is something the coaching staff worked with him on.

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

James Harden sums up the missed opportunities by the Houston Rockets in the loss to Golden State.

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Hayward beats buzzer with stepback J

Jazz forward Gordon Hayward nails a late stepback jumper in overtime to beat the buzzer, giving Utah a 121-119 win over Dallas.

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Powell tries to bring the rim down

J.J. Barea's pass was nice, and Dwight Powell gave it the finish it deserved.

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Wall gets fancy on Porzingis

John Wall reminded Kristaps Porzingis that he's still a rookie, hitting him with the crossover and the stepback for a clutch jumper.

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Best sports photos of the week

Von Miller strips the ball from Cam, President Obama cracks jokes and the Fighting Irish take down the Tar Heels. Photos

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Highlight: Warriors improve to 47-4

Stephen Curry scores 35 points with nine assists and five rebounds as the Warriors defeat the Rockets 123-110 to improve to 47-4 and record the best 51-game start in NBA history.

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Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

It's official, the Rockets are now the eighth seed in the West. Houston lost to Golden State, 123-110. James Harden finished with 37 points. Rockets are 14-9 when he scores at least 30 points.

Dubs slip by Rockets, stay perfect at home

The Warriors are 24-0 at home and 47-4 overall after Steph Curry went off for 35 points on James Harden (37 points) and the Rockets in the 123-110 win. Box score

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Warriors open up 11-point lead

The Rockets and Dubs entered the fourth knotted at 93, but Golden State's second unit has spurred the team to a 110-99 lead midway through the fourth. Follow live

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

After three quarters the Rockets, once down 16 in the first half responded by tying their game with the Warriors at 93. James Harden has 27 and Trevor Ariza added 19 heading into the final 12 minutes.

Harden, Curry dueling in Golden State

The Warriors' perfect record at home this season is in jeopardy as the Rockets are tied with them at 93 to start the fourth quarter. Stephen Curry has 35 points, while James Harden has 27. Follow live

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Warriors nursing slim halftime lead

Golden State opened up a 15-point first-quarter lead, but Houston shrunk it to 3 by the break. Steph Curry tossed in 26 points, going 6-for-7 from 3-point range. Box score

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Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

The second quarter was so much better for the Rockets. After scoring zero points in the opening quarter, James Harden took over. He scored 18 points as Houston trails Golden State 69-66 at halftime. Rockets close the half with a 9-3 run. The 69 points tie a season-high in points allowed by Houston.