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7hNBA Insiders

Trade talk: Predicting biggest trades in West

Will 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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All-Time #NBArank countdown: Air Jordan soars above all

The rings. The dunks. The shoes. The GOAT. There's only one Michael Jordan. And after 99 legends of the game graced our list, His Airness has risen as the undisputed champ of All-Time #NBArank.

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Curry experimenting, Lakers, Celtics, Kings

Israel Gutierrez and Amin Elhassan discuss Stephen Curry's freedom for experimentation given the Warriors' dominance, the Lakers' disguised "tank job", the playoff potential of the Celtics and George Karl's ability to thrive in chaos.

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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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12hTim Fiorvanti

Chalk: Complete list of Feb. 11 NBA lines

The Westgate SuperBook presents the lines for both NBA games on Thursday, Feb. 11 -- the final day of games before the All-Star break.

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Pelton: Rockets should trade Harden

Houston is reportedly shopping Dwight Howard. But Kevin Pelton writes that the Rockets should focus on the real problem -- James Harden. Four trades that work (Insider)

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Odom greeted with cheers at Kanye event

Lamar Odom made his first public appearance since being hospitalized in October, attending Kanye West's Yeezy runway fashion show at Madison Square Garden.

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Heat make spot-on 'Martin' intro spoof

The Heat might not be having a noteworthy season on the court (they currently sit at 29-24), but that doesn't mean this video spoof of the iconic intro for the '90s sitcom "Martin" is any less awesome. Chris Bosh for the win

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Bucks enter break by beating Wizards

Jabari Parker and Khris Middleton combine to score 44 points in the Bucks' 99-92 victory over the Wizards.

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1-2 dunk-a-roo

Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook put on a dunking clinic in the Thunder rout of the Pelicans.

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Bucks enter break on two-game win streak

Khris Middleton led all scorers with 27 points, as Milwaukee knocked off Washington 99-92 for its second straight win after a five-game losing streak. Bradley Beal had 19 for the Wizards, who shot just 18.8% from 3-point range. Box score

Barkley: 'I think Dwight is disinterested'

Charles Barkley says Dwight Howard is "starting to break down" in Houston.

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Westbrook makes this dunk look easy

Russell Westbrook blows by Pelicans defenders for the thunderous slam.

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Thunder dominate Pelicans by 26

Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant each scored 23 points, and Billy Donovan became the second rookie coach to hit 40 wins before the All-Star break in Oklahoma City's 121-95 win over New Orleans. Box score

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Animated look at the MVP race

While the NBA is filled with stars, Marc Stein wonders if there really is more than one candidate for MVP at the All-Star break.

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Best fantasy hoops seasons of all-time

Not surprisingly, Michael Jordan, Larry Bird and LeBron James rank among the top single-season fantasy performances of all-time. But some of the other names on the list may surprise you. Shawn Marion at 2? (Insider)

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Royce Young @royceyoung

All-Star break looks like it's going to start early for Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant. Thunder second unit closing this one well.

Wizards pull ahead of Bucks entering 4th

Washington went on a 10-2 run to open the third quarter and emerged with a 70-69 lead entering the fourth quarter. John Wall is shooting just 3-for-13 but does have 10 assists. Follow live

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Thunder rolling past Pelicans through 3

Russell Westbrook has 23 points and is one rebound short of a triple-double as Oklahoma City has built up a 95-74 lead over the Pelicans. Follow live

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Royce Young @royceyoung

Westbrook checks out a rebound short of his ninth triple-double, with 2:40 left in the third.

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Fresh off his retirement from football, Marshawn Lynch has arrived in Toronto for NBA All-Star Weekend.

Parker leading Bucks at half

After a sluggish start, Jabari Parker scored 12 of his 13 points in the second quarter, helping the Bucks close the half on a 21-6 run and head into the break with a 55-46 lead over the Wizards. Halftime stats

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Kevin Durant had 17 points in the first half, with Russell Westbrook adding 18 plus five rebounds and seven assists. The Thunder lead the Pelicans 62-53, but it's impossible not to notice the distinct lack of energy and emotion in this one.

Westbrook powers Thunder into halftime

Russell Westbrook is well on his way toward a triple-double as he finished the first half with 18 points, 7 assists and 5 rebounds, helping the Thunder jump out to a 62-53 lead over the Pelicans at the break. Halftime stats

TBT: Kevin Hart outduels Mone Davis

Little League World Series star Davis got a nice crossover against Hart in last year's NBA Celebrity All-Star Game, but it was the comedian who earned MVP honors.

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Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Kevin Durant with 11 points in the opening quarter for the Thunder as they lead the Pelicans 29-25. Both teams look like they're trying to manufacture some energy and intensity.

Globetrotters dunk on everyone at ESPN

Bob Ley has the nickname of "The General" and the Harlem Globetrotters treated him like a Washington General.

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