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NBA Power Rankings: Warriors right at home at No. 1

Golden State continues to look unstoppable, both at Oracle and in Marc Stein's latest rankings. Who else is rising and falling as the NBA closes in on All-Star Weekend?

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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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Unstoppable Warriors vs. unstoppable KD

When two immense hoop forces collided, excellence ensued. Still, Kevin Durant (40 points) couldn't lift the Thunder past a Warriors team lacking its usual Splash Bros. 3-point success.

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Holmes: Lone Star farewell for Kobe Bryant

The Lakers' star exited the San Antonio floor for the last time, saluting a long history battling a franchise that gave him his most worthy challenges, Baxter Holmes writes.

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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.


Hornets take care of short-handed Bulls

Chicago was without Jimmy Butler and Derrick Rose, and Charlotte made the most of it, outscoring the Bulls 38-20 in the first quarter and cruising to a 108-91 win to get to .500 on the season. Box score


LeBron, Cavaliers rout Kings

LeBron James put up his first triple-double of the season and got help from Kyrie Irving (32 points) and J.R. Smith (22 points) as Cleveland rolled to a 120-100 win over visiting Sacramento. Box score


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Kobe Bryant has caught fire here in Indy. Has just scored 11 points in the last two minutes here.

Ranking Air Jordans

As all the sneakerheads know, the Air Jordan XXX drops Friday. What better time to look back at all 29 looks of past Jordan kicks? Full ranking


Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Phil Jackson made it clear today that he's going to try to improve the roster this summer in free agency. "We need a player who is going to move us forward even farther." The Knicks will have at least $19 million to spend in free agency this summer.

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Nets F Joe Johnson has surpassed Scottie Pippen to move into 52nd place on the NBA's all-time scoring list (18,942 points and counting).

Clippers chipping away at lead

After trailing by as many as 19 earlier in the game, the short-handed Clippers have cut the 76ers' lead down to just 3 early in the fourth quarter. Follow live


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End 3Q: IND 64, LAL 59 Lakers shooting 28.4% (Kobe is 2-14 from the floor) and Pacers shooting 37.7% (Paul George is 5-16).

Westbrook crashes Durant's interview

Kevin Durant was talking about his experience taking pictures at Super Bowl 50. Russell Westbrook was unimpressed.


Triple-double for LeBron James

The Cavs star has 21 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists as Cleveland has opened up a 21-point lead over Sacramento. It's his first triple-double of the season, and sixth since returning to the Cavs last year, including the postseason. Follow live


Pacers extend lead over Lakers

Julius Randle has a double-double (10 points, 11 rebounds), but Kobe Bryant is just 2-for-11 from the field and the Pacers have opened up a 15-point lead midway through the third quarter. Follow live


Magic off to slow start in Atlanta

Looking for their first back-to-back wins in 2016, the Magic have fallen behind the Hawks 26-8 midway through the first quarter. Atlanta is shooting 73% from the field. Follow live

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

This is probably the most important description that Phil Jackson offered today about his next coach: "Someone has to match the style of the way we do things. There's a certain style that I have that I think works and I've found (to work) before."

Jackson: It was time to make a change

Knicks president Phil Jackson said of Derek Fisher, who was fired Monday: "I think he was a dedicated worker. Some of that onus is on the players."


76ers take rare big halftime lead

For just the fourth time this season, Philadelphia is up double-digits at the break, leading the Clippers 59-49. The 76ers are 1-2 in the previous three games they led by at least 10 going into the second half. Follow live

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Nets rookie Chris McCullough has enters the game and is making his NBA debut. He last played a game on Jan. 11, 2015 then had to endure a 13-month absence due to a torn ACL he suffered at Syracuse.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Phil Jackson said that running the triangle offense "is not paramount, but is important" for his next head coach. I'd be surprised if Phil hired a coach who wasn't committed to the triangle. Don't rule out the idea that Kurt Rambis stays on if the Knicks do well under him.

Triple-double watch for LeBron James

The Cavs star hasn't had a triple-double this season, but has 10 points, 7 rebounds and 8 assists at halftime, helping Cleveland take a 61-45 lead over visiting Sacramento. Follow live

Bulls down big at halftime

With no Jimmy Butler and no Derrick Rose, the Bulls are struggling to put the ball in the basket. They're shooting 35% from the field and trail the Hornets 57-42 at the break. Follow live

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Here's Phil Jackson on the Matt Barnes-Derek Fisher incident and if that impacted his decision to fire Fisher: "No one's happy about what happened or what came out of that. It was embarrassing for us and for Derek. That had nothing to do with what's happened here today."

Power Rankings: Warriors at home at No. 1

After their 41st straight win at home, Golden State is showing no signs of slowing down atop Marc Stein's latest rankings. Rankings

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Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

Kobe Bryant dunked it&kind of...but barely leapt high enough to get the ball over the rim. The 37-year-old is laughing and smiling as he runs back down the court.

Ethan Sherwood Strauss ESPN Staff Writer 

Kerr on rookie Kevon Looney, who probably isn't filling the Ezeli void: "I think it's more of a big picture thing. I don't think it's like a matter of days he's going to be ready to play a full NBA game or full NBA season. I think, he's a kid, he's 19 years old, maybe he just turned 20. So a big part of this year for him is just building his body and stamina and conditioning. It helps when he can get some playing time. Really I look at it more long term. More, the whole year where he needs to make strides."

Kobe off the mark in final Indiana visit

Retiring Lakers star Kobe Bryant missed all four shots he took from the field in the first quarter of his final game against the Pacers, as Indiana took a 23-22 lead. Follow live