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Warriors Top Clippers, Extend Streak To 10

Despite 40 points from Blake Griffin, the Clippers fell to the Warriors in a battle of West contenders at Staples.

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Spurs cruise past Heat (1:14)

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15hBill Simmons

B.S. Report: State of the Cavs

Brian Windhorst joins Bill Simmons to discuss how Kevin Love fits on the Cavaliers, LeBron James and David Blatt's relationship and Cleveland's odds going into the playoffs.

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13hChris Forsberg

Embrace the Celtics' playoff push

Unlike many other rebuilding situations, there's not much to be gained at this point by Boston missing the playoffs.

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Supersized Westbrook (1:03)

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16hNick Friedell

Rose participates in 5-on-5 scrimmage

While Bulls players and coaches remain optimistic about Derrick Rose's progress, Thibodeau remains non-committal regarding a return date.

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Ranking NBA Coaches (7:03)

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Steve Kerr with the magic touch
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The Warriors coach has been a part of two of the best teams in NBA history with the 1995-96 Bulls, who won a record 72 games, and the 1996-97 Bulls -- both championship teams. Can he repeat his playing days with a championship as a coach?

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Jeff Goodman @GoodmanESPN

Eastern Washington's Tyler Harvey is set to declare for the NBA Draft, source told ESPN. Will not yet sign with agent.

Kevin Durant: I want to finish in OKC

Via Revolt TV, the Thunder star said he wants to be a "Kobe [Bryant], Tim Duncan, Dirk Nowitzki type. ... But you never know what the future holds sometimes and how teams may feel about you after a while, but I love it here and I would love to get my jersey retired here."

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Tony Parker's 1,000th game ends in style

The Spurs G played in his 1,000th game Tuesday night against the Heat, becoming the player with the most team wins through his first 1,000 games:

  • Tony Parker: 718
  • Scottie Pippen: 715
  • Tim Duncan: 707

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Chad Ford on NBA draft prospects

The ESPN NBA draft insider said on Mike & Mike: "Now when you hear the word 'senior' or hear the word 'junior,' people recoil a bit. ... I think there are exceptions to the rule, and I think Willie Cauley-Stein will be one of the exceptions."

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Myron Medcalf @MedcalfByESPN

As Chris Paul was falling to the ground on that Steph Curry crossover, you know he was saying "Wait a minute now, Son!" to himself.

ICYMI: NBA's top plays from Tuesday

Spoiler alert: Stephen Curry owns the top play. But the other two plays are nothing short of amazing, including one that had Spurs coach Gregg Popovich shaking his head.

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Top 20 athletes of the past 20 years

LeBron. Serena. MJ. Tiger. All great athletes who made the top 10, but who most defined the pinnacle of sports over the past two decades? See who's No. 1

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There are worse fates for the Knicks
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Phil Jackson is encouraging Knicks season-ticket holders to "remain optimistic," but one can understand why that might be growing more and more difficult. The good news for New York fans: The Knicks probably can't go much lower.

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Golden State racking up the wins
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The Warriors have now won 10 straight, their second double-digit win streak this season. That's as many such win streaks as the rest of the NBA combined.

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Curry's sick moves cross up CP3

Warriors guard Stephen Curry dropped Chris Paul with a beautiful double move, and then, he said, instinct took over: "As soon as I saw him go down, I knew I had to shoot it and see what happens.

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No new friends for LeBron

“People get so infatuated with the best of friends, things of that nature. First of all, I’ve got three very good friends in this league, and that’s Carmelo [Anthony], and that’s C.P. (Chris Paul), and that’s D-Wade. And after that, I have a bunch of teammates,” LeBron James said. (via Northeast Ohio Media Group)

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Griffin not happy with Clippers fans

On a night where the Staples Center crowd cheered every basket by Stephen Curry and even chanted "M-V-P" for the Warriors star, Blake Griffin was not amused. “Home court advantage is just not there for us,” Griffin said after the game. “If that’s how it feels in the playoffs it’s not looking good.” Griffin: No home-court

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Understatement of the night
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Chris Paul on Stephen Curry: "That man is tough. Obviously he has a great handle." CP3 saw that handle up close on this insane play by Curry in the Warriors win.

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Race for 8th in East

The Nets' win over the Pacers, combined with the Heat's loss, tightened things up in the increasingly cluttered East race for 8th, where 7th-place Miami leads 11th-place Charlotte by just 2.5 games.

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There are worse fates for the Knicks
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Phil Jackson is encouraging Knicks season ticket holders to "remain optimistic," but one can understand why that might be growing more and more difficult. The good news for New York fans: The Knicks probably can't go much lower.

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No Green, no problem for Warriors
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Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson combined to score 52 points in the Warriors' 110-106 win over the Clippers. The Clippers blew a 17-point lead despite 40 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists from Blake Griffin and the Warriors resting Draymond Green.

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