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Balance, shooting and Steph: Numbers behind Warriors' 16-0 run

How have the Warriors raced out to 16-0? Boasting the best outside shooting in the NBA and the best player on the planet doesn't hurt. We take a look at the numbers behind their historic start.

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Rockets' Ty Lawson remains on the bench

Ty Lawson will be a backup for the fourth straight game on Wednesday, but interim coach J.B. Bickerstaff said the veteran still has a winning attitude.

Are the 76ers purposely trying to lose? (2:12)
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Howard: Why Porzingis fever is no fluke

It shouldn't be surprising that Knicks rookie Kristaps Porzingis has taken the NBA by storm, writes Johnette Howard. The big man from Latvia has been preparing for this moment most of his life.

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NBA Power Rankings: Ultimate Warriors

The 15-0 Warriors are one win away from setting a new gold standard in the NBA, and their hold on the No. 1 spot has never been stronger. Where do the 29 other teams fall on Marc Stein's latest list?


From The Mag: The cruel tutelage of KG

The decision to entrust the mentorship of No. 1 pick Karl-Anthony Towns to a player prone to diatribes, outbursts and head-banging pregame rituals is, as Jackie MacMullan puts it, a compelling and sizable gamble. Yelling and screaming

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ICYMI: Curry crosses up Clarkson

Stephen Curry used a pick and this really slick behind-the-back dribble to send Lakers guard Jordan Clarkson flying.


Stephen A.: 'Kobe should retire right now'

Said First Take's Stephen A. Smith: "It is a damn shame that Kobe has to go out this way, but it is over. They (the Lakers franchise) neglected Kobe Bryant, left him to hang out and dry."


Kobe: Lakers have big problems

After the Lakers' 34-point loss to Golden State, Bryant said, "I could've scored 80 ... wouldn't have made a damn difference." He became the first player this season with 4 or fewer points on 14 or more field goal attempts. Entire team is frustrated

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Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

James Harden has produced 26 assists with 14 turnovers the last three games. Harden also has 10 steals during the same time span.

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Dwight Howard is going to be the Grand Marshall in Houston's Thanksgiving Day parade on Thursday.


Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

LeBron James has taken to curling the tips of the ends of his mustache as we reach the final days of "Movember" - raising awareness for men's prostate health. Says he's shaving it off come December 1 though.

ICYMI: Warriors make history with easy win

The defending champion Warriors set the record for best start in NBA history at 16-0 as Stephen Curry had 24 points and nine assists in a 111-77 rout of the Lakers.


That time KG made Doc cancel practice

Furious about being out of the lineup, Kevin Garnett defied then-Celtics coach Doc Rivers so many times, Rivers chose to cancel practice rather than deal with KG. Leon Powe remembers thinking: "'What is he doing?' That's what we were saying. And at that point you start wondering: Is KG maybe a little crazy after all?" Now a mentor

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Steph spins and of course it goes in

Stephen Curry was letting the ball roll but picked it up quickly and put a turning move on D'Angelo Russell before making a smooth layup.


Lakers' defenses make it easy for Curry

Stephen Curry has many dazzling moves, but he didn't need any here: The Lakers left a clear path to the basket for him.


ICYMI: Griffin nails 3 while in mid-air

The Clippers went all jump passes on this play, and Blake Griffin didn't even need his feet on the ground to drain this 3.


Kobe: Warriors could set new win streak

The NBA's longest win streak is 33 games, but Kobe Bryant could see that being broken by this year's Warriors: "They've managed to put together a team of extremely intelligent players and extremely versatile players, and great shooters. And so I see no reason why they couldn't continue to extend (the record)."

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Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

From Tuesday, Rockets interim coach J.B. Bickerstaff talks about Ty Lawson and his continued benching.


Michael B. Jordan is ... Michael Jordan

Some might say this is the role he was born to play, as the actor reenacted some iconic MJ moments.


Tom Haberstroh @tomhaberstroh

Kobe could shoot 12-of-12 then 12-of-12 then 12-of-12 in his next 3 games and his season FG% would still trail MJ's Wizards rate (.431).

Windhorst: GSW 'defying common sense'

ESPN's Brian Windhorst explains how the Warriors, a team built on defense, got to 16-0 by leading the league in offense.


Tom Haberstroh @tomhaberstroh

The Warriors have been up 20+ for 80 minutes this season, which is more than the SW Division combined (SAS+HOU+DAL+MEM+NOP= 68 mins).

Orlando Magic @orlandomagic

One of the best Center duels in franchise history. @shaq had 37 pts, 17 reb, 5 blocks that's night, while Patrick Ewing had 36 pts, 9 reb, and 5 blocks. #MagicWon ?? (More best performance vs Knicks in bio)

Hornets extend Steve Clifford

The coach has agreed to a multiyear extension with Charlotte, according to ESPN's Brian Windhorst and the Charlotte Observer. The contract includes a three-year guarantee for Clifford, who was hired in 2013. He is 84-94 overall in Charlotte.