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From The Mag: The Cruel Tutelage of the Wolves' Kevin Garnett

Jackie MacMullan explores Garnett's explosive intensity, and how it could impact his final NBA task: mentoring 2015 No. 1 pick Karl-Anthony Towns.

A #HateHard Thanksgiving (2:04)

Lakers, Warriors, Pacers, Master P

Dan Le Batard and Bomani Jones discuss the Lakers' struggles, Stephen Curry being an elite player, if Paul George makes the Pacers a threat in the East, are joined by Master P and more.

What's happening to the Rockets and Clippers? (3:30)
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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.

Steph Curry Paint By Numbers (0:49)
LeBron-Love combo working for Cavaliers (2:23)
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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?


Kidd has zero chill, earns ejection

Bucks coach Jason Kidd smacks the ball out of an official's hand in a 129-118 loss to the Kings in Milwaukee after Giannis Antetokounmpo fails to draw a foul late in the fourth quarter.


Spurs slip by Mavs for third straight win

Kawhi Leonard scores 26 points and Tony Parker adds 16 points and eight assists in the Spurs' 88-83 victory over the Mavericks.


Durant speeds past Lopez for jam

Thunder F Kevin Durant glided by Nets C Brook Lopez for a thunderous one-handed dunk.


Final: Pelicans 120, Suns 114

Anthony Davis finished with 26 points and 17 rebounds and hit a go-ahead bucket with 20 seconds left to give the Pelicans the lead for good in a six-point win over the Suns in Phoenix. It's Davis' career-high third straight game of 20-plus points and 15-plus rebounds. Box score

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Jason Terry and Patrick Beverley were pretty direct when talking about the 5-10 Rockets."This is not the same group," Terry said after the 102-93 loss to Memphis. "We got to quit saying that. Whoever told you that is kidding themselves." Added Beverley: "you're not watching the game."

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Kevin Durant on the rookie Rondae Hollis-Jefferson guarding him: "I seen fresh meat and I was ready to eat. And I was hungry. He's a really, really active defender though. I really like him. Long, athletic. But I see something in his eyes that I could exploit. "

Harden drops 40 in loss to Grizzlies

James Harden recorded his fourth 40-point game, tied with Steph Curry for the most in the NBA, but the Grizzlies sent the Rockets to a third straight loss in a 102-93 win in Houston.


Kidd tossed in Bucks' loss to Kings

Rudy Gay scores 36 for the Kings, while Bucks coach Jason Kidd is ejected for slapping the ball out of the referree's hand in the Sacramento's 129-118 win over Milwaukee.


The Cavs can dance if they want to

But LeBron & Co. didn't want to, making for an awkward moment right before tip in Toronto.


Drummond's double-double lifts Pistons

Andre Drummond records 18 points and 20 rebounds in the Pistons' 104-81 rout of the Heat.


Porzingis uses 2 hands to block Oladipo

Victor Oladipo went up for a huge dunk, and Kristaps Porzingis came up with an even bigger block.


76ers fans buy spa day for Brett Brown

As a way to let Brett Brown know he's appreciated despite the team's winless record, Sixers fans are crowd-funding a relaxation package for their head coach. But Brown has other ideas for his wish list. Just relax

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Rajon Rondo's unconventional assist

Kings G Rajon Rondo bounces the ball off the backboard into C Kosta Koufos' bread basket for the easy layup. We're sure he meant to do that.


Raptors take one from Cavaliers

LeBron James scores 24 points for the Cavs, but Kyle Lowry counters with 27 points and DeMar DeRozan adds 20 in the Raptors' 103-99 victory on Drake night.


KD, Westbrook carry Thunder past Nets

Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook combine for 57 points in OKCs 110-99 win over Brooklyn.


Dwight receives the Mutombo treatment

A 6-foot-4 Tony Allen swatted a 6-foot-11 Dwight Howard at the rim. That calls for a finger wag.


Mo Williams drains half-court shot

The Cavs guard hits nothing but the bottom of the net on a 46-footer to end the third quarter against the Raptors in Toronto.