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10hAmin Elhassan

Elhassan: Should Durant leave OKC to join Curry and the Warriors?

When Kevin Durant hits free agency, he will have to decide where he can win. Which team can help most? Amin Elhassan examines the choices and makes his recommendation.

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10hChad Ford and Kevin Pelton

Seven NBA rookie surprises, from Philly to OKC

When rookies exceed expectations, it gets our attention. Chad Ford and Kevin Pelton look at seven surprises from the rookie class, including one making a difference for a contender.

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McMenamin: Even for the King, loss stings

Avery Bradley's buzzer-beating 3-pointer left the Cavs at a loss. It's been awhile, seemingly, since a first-place team had so many question marks swirling around it, Dave McMenamin writes.

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Best of Warriors at the White House (1:39)
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Strauss: Stephen Curry takes capital by storm

Stephen Curry's 25 first-quarter points brought the D.C. crowd to its feet, cheering as though their guy had hit a buzzer beater for the home team, Ethan Sherwood Strauss writes.

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2dGreg Rosenstein

LeBron drops to No. 9 in fantasy re-draft

LeBron James drops to No. 9 as ESPN.com's fantasy basketball experts re-draft players at the midpoint of the NBA season. Who else saw a major drop? And who rose up the charts?

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4dKevin Pelton

Isiah underrated among all-time greats?

Magic Johnson and other NBA legends said #NBArank had Isiah Thomas too low. Are they right? Kevin Pelton examines if the Hall of Fame point guard is really underrated or overrated.

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Baxter Holmes @BaxterHolmes

Tony Parker: "He was for us the Michal Jordan of our generation. It was just an honor to play against him. Spurs-Lakers was a huge rivalry."

Baxter Holmes @BaxterHolmes

Pop in video tribute: "Hes the guy that is ready to put his foot on your throat and win at all costs every single night."

Dave McMenamin @mcten

LeBron hits hist first 3-point attempt of the game to break an 0-for-18 stretch, worst since he went 0-for-19 as a rookie, per Elias

Michael C. Wright ESPN Staff Writer 

Kobe Bryant just got a nice tribute video and a "Kobe-Kobe" chant from the crowd here at the AT&T Center.

Bryant: Good memories in San Antonio

Kobe Bryant spoke about his last game against the Spurs in San Antonio and all the memories he has had in their building.

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Michael C. Wright ESPN Staff Writer 

Kobe Bryant on how the San Antonio Spurs elevated his game: "Their discipline. When I first came into the league, I played off a lot of emotion. I played with a lot of rage. But the year we got swept in '99, it really showed me another level of the game in terms of the coldness in which they played, and the discipline they played with. That's when I realized I've got to get my game to that level, and I've got to get there now. They helped me find that next level of discipline."

Kyrie Irving lighting up Pelicans

The Cleveland PG is 7-for-11 from the floor to lead all scorers with 19 points at intermission. New Orleans has made just one 3-pointer and is -21 from beyond the arc. Halftime stats

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Nets' 11 first-quarter turnovers were the most by any NBA team in an opening period this season (via ESPN Stats & Information). Bucks had 12 fourth-quarter turnovers on Jan. 13 -- the most in any quarter in 2015-16.

Lakers (11-41) at Spurs (42-8)

Kobe Bryant's farewell tour makes its final trip to San Antonio with the Mamba enjoying his best stretch of the season: 29.3 points per game while hitting 15-of-30 from 3 over the past three games. Follow live

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Thunder getting ready for Warriors

But Cameron Payne needs a few more minutes, it seems. Get out the way, Payne!

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Blazers roll past struggling Rockets

All five starters scored in double figures for the Trail Blazers in a 96-79 win over the Rockets.

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Ethan Sherwood Strauss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Curry logo warmup

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Baxter Holmes @BaxterHolmes

Can Pop imagine Kobe playing in San Antonio? "I think Kobe did fine just where he is. Hes LA. We dont have a whole lot of LA around here."

Pacers ride Paul George to lead

Paul George is leading all scorers with 17 points at intermission as Indiana holds a 62-48 lead over Detroit. The Pistons aren't helping themselves in the first half, giving up 16 points off of turnovers. Halftime stats

Dave McMenamin @mcten

Cavs lead 28-20 after 1Q. J.R. 9p on 3-of-4 from 3 2r; LeBron 8p 2a; Kyrie 5p. NOP: A.Davis 8p 3r.

Wizards lead Hornets at the break

Otto Porter Jr. is the surprise game-high scorer with 18 points as Washington holds a 58-48 lead over Charlotte. Nicolas Batum has 17 points for the Hornets but Buzz City's bench is being outscored 15-7. Halftime stats

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Kevin Durant pregame before the Thunder take on the Warriors: "Every game I try and make a statement."

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Bulls (27-22) at Timberwolves (15-36)

Chicago is without Jimmy Butler, who strained his left knee in the loss to Denver on Friday. The Bulls will miss Butler's defensive presence as Andrew Wiggins is coming off back-to-back 30-point games. Follow live

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Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Reporter starts a question to Kevin Durant, "I'm sure you get asked every arena you go to about free agency..." He cuts them off: "Actually I don't."

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."