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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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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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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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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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There's no pleasing Gregg Popovich

Ask too many questions? Pop gets mad. Jeff Van Gundy went the opposite route and asked one question. Pop got mad.

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Did Draymond Green start a trend?

Draymond Green poured water on Steph Curry Wednesday. Andre Drummond got Reggie Jackson Thursday. Then, DeJuan Blair hit John Wall with the water Friday.

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Avery Bradley sinks Cavs with game winner

The Cavs could only lose to a 3-pointer.

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Dwyane Wade discovers time travel

And he took advantage of Flashback Friday for a dunk on the Hornets.

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Butler carted off, Bulls fall to Nuggets

Jimmy Butler was carted off after suffering a sprained left knee as the Bulls fell to the Nuggets 115-110.

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Reports: Kings mull firing George Karl

The Kings (21-29) are increasingly concerned about their floundering play under George Karl and are hoping to delay any decisions about his future until the All-Star break, according to ESPN's Marc Stein & multiple reports. Story

Should George Karl be fired?

Bobby Jackson believes that it might be time for the Kings to move on. DeMarcus Cousins thinks the team's problems extend beyond "energy and effort."

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But Parsons doesn't go that high

Chandler Parsons was looking for a layup. Jonathon Simmons says there's no layups here.

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Cavaliers try red rover defense

Kyrie Irving and Tristan Thompson call on Jonas Jerebko to come over.

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Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

ESPN coaching sources say Nancy Lieberman "unlikely" to be named interim coach if George Karl indeed let go. One option: Corliss Williamson

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

No decision has been made yet whether George Karl will coach the three games to go on Sacramento's trip (Boston, Cleveland and Philadelphia)

Spurs make easy work of the Mavs

LaMarcus Aldridge and Kawhi Leonard combined to outscore the Mavericks in the first half en route to a 116-90 win for the Spurs.

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Celtics stun Cavs with buzzer-beater

Avery Bradley's 3-pointer at the buzzer capped a 10-4 Celtics' run in the final 48 seconds to give Boston the stunning 104-103 win.

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Spurs crush Mavericks for 42nd win

San Antonio's lead was never in doubt, smashing Dallas 116-90 to tie its best 50-game start in franchise history (tied with 2010-11 Spurs). This is also the 14th win by at least 25 points for San Antonio -- already third best all-time. Box score

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Bulls lose Jimmy Butler, fall to Nuggets

Denver outscored Chicago 42-21 in the final frame to rally from 18 down and knock off the Bulls -- who lost All-Star Jimmy Butler to a knee sprain in the first half -- 115-110. Box score

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Jimmy Butler sprains left knee

Jimmy Butler suffered a sprained left knee after a hard fall, but opted to stay in the game and shoot his free throws before being carted off.

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Mavs put up 34 in third, still trail by 28

Dallas seemingly threw in the towel in the third quarter after trailing by 36 at halftime, putting in a deep reserve lineup. San Antonio's starters have outscored their counterparts 58-32 with one frame to play. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

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Jazz close strong to silence Bucks

Milwaukee played Utah tough, but a slip in points in the third quarter couldn't be overcome as the Jazz came away 84-81 winners behind Rodney Hood's game-high 23 points. Box score

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Nick Friedell @NickFriedell

Strange scene as refs talk to coaches about what's going on at the table. Anyone out there know what the real score is?

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

Kevin Love on his health status for Saturday's game vs. NOP: "I wasn't really concerned. It was just, I was looking at the basket, going up for the rebound and I think it was (Marcus) Smart hit me on the box out and I went right to the floor. Probably for about 10 minutes, it was dead leg. I don't know what it will feel like tomorrow but I'm optimistic that it's just a thigh bruise -- nothing else."