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Star turn: Kyrie Irving shines brightest

In a matchup billed as Kobe Bryant versus LeBron James, it was young Cavs point guard Kyrie Irving who stole the show, Dave McMenamin writes.

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Kobe's memorable moments in Cleveland (0:47)
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Kobe opens up about relationship with LeBron (1:49)
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Energizing All-Stars (5:02)
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Draymond Green redefines "All-Star" (1:09)
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NBA trade talk: Predicting biggest deals in West

Could the Clippers move Blake Griffin? What about the Rockets and Dwight Howard? Our experts break down potential deals in the Western Conference heading toward the NBA trade deadline.

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LeBron's pass hits Russell in the groin

LeBron James fired a pass to the sidelines, and D'Angelo Russell was in the exact wrong place at the exact wrong time.

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Steph Curry 3-pointer = dancing time

Andre Iguodala does a lot of dancing.

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Scuffle breaks out on Suns' bench

Archie Goodwin and Markieff Morris had to be separated during a loss to the Warriors.

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Rondo goes behind the back twice

Doing it once to set up a dunk? Pretty cool. Twice? Well, that's what makes him Rajon Rondo.

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Acy volleyball swats Okafor's shot

If this basketball thing doesn't work out, Quincy Acy might have a future as an Olympic volleyball player.

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Vintage Vinsanity in Brooklyn

The dunk contest is coming up soon, so maybe Vince Carter was feeling nostalgic.

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DeAndre Jordan adds to poster collection

Marcus Smart was the latest opponent to end up on the wrong end of a Lob City classic.

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Leonard clutch, Payton not quite

The Spurs beat the Magic thanks to Kawhi Leonard's jumper with 0.9 seconds left, but nearly let Elfrid Payton tie it up at the buzzer.

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DeRozan slams over Shabazz

Why is DeMar DeRozan an All-Star? Dunks like this help tell the story.

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Towns throws down the hammer ... twice

When Karl-Anthony Towns is coming down the lane, you should probably get out of the way.

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What you looking at, Sully?

During a timeout late in the first half, Celtics big man Jared Sullinger decided to take a peek into the Clippers' huddle.

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Pierce's long shot doesn't count

Paul Pierce drained this jumper from three-quarters court -- but just after the buzzer. Too bad, because the Clippers could've used those three points in an OT loss.

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What's hardest about Kobe's final year?

"That we suck."

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Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

What does Kobe Bryant dislike about his farewell tour? "Well, that we suck," the Los Angeles Lakers icon said of his 11-44 team. "That's tough. All joking aside, just being able to say thank you to the fans, it's hard for me to express how much the fans have meant to me, it really is. It's been such a driving force to come into places, these hostile environments and be booed and be the enemy, that stuff drove me for so many years and it's very hard for me to be able to put into words how much I appreciated that. The best I can do is to go out and play, even though physically I feel like crap, and say thank you as much as I can to them. I really appreciate the opportunity to be able to do that."

Trail Blazers fend off Rockets comeback

Portland led by as many as 21 in the third and as few as 5 in the fourth, but hung on 116-103 thanks to Damian Lillard's 31-point performance.

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Portland punches back with alley-oop

Houston cut the lead as low as 5 points in the fourth quarter, but the Trail Blazers are cruising late in the fourth thanks to dunks like this from Gerald Henderson. (Live on ESPN)

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Temple celebrates for the wrong team

Garrett Temple was a fan of Kristaps Porzingis' dunk. Even if it did come against his team.

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Harrell steals, jams and gets the foul

The Rockets' comeback was spurred by this Montrezl Harrell steals and slam.

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Rockets coming back from 20-point deficit

A Jason Terry 3-pointer has gotten Houston within 5 points of the Trail Blazers early in the fourth quarter. James Harden has 29 points, 8 assists, 6 rebounds and 8 turnovers. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

LeBron, Cleveland fans thank Kobe

Kobe Bryant checked out of his final game in Cleveland to a standing ovation and a hug from LeBron James.

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Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

After three quarters, Portland in control, 92-81, over Houston. Rockets shot an amazing 13-21 from the floor in the quarter but still trail after giving up 35 total points in the quarter.

Draymond Green: 72 wins is not a goal

Green answers the question everyone is pondering (will the Warriors get to 72 wins?) and details his plans for his first All-Star Game.

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Kevin Love: 'Just a stinger'

Love explains what he was feeling when he left tonight's game for precautionary reasons after suffering a left shoulder contusion.

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