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3hZach Lowe

Lowe: The Knicks' bright future (that's right, the Knicks)

There are still a ton of questions to be answered, but for the first time in forever, New York's basketball team is generating some long-term buzz in the NBA.

How the Jazz almost stopped the Warriors (2:10)
Kobe's top 10 plays of his career (2:46)
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Warriors survive Jazz rally to reach 19-0

Golden State relied on the grace of Stephen Curry and the hustle of Draymond Green to overcome its biggest challenge yet and extend perfection for another game.

9hNick Friedell

Bulls' Joakim Noah getting his 'swag' back

Jimmy Butler believes a frustrating season might be turning around for Joakim Noah, who had another encouraging performance Monday against the Spurs.

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NBA Power Rankings: Warriors take win streak on the road

A seven-game road trip could spell doom for Golden State's streak, Paul George & Co. are hitting their stride in Indy and Kobe's farewell tour officially begins. Marc Stein is taking stock of all 30 teams in the NBA.

Spurs as quiet as a mouse (1:37)


Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

LeBron James on Kobe Bryant: "I always said my inspiration came from (Michael) Jordan, but I always thought Jordan was so out of this world that I could never get there. Kobe was someone that I just always kind of wanted to be like and play like."

Curry comes up clutch in the fourth

The Warriors led by 6 points to start the fourth quarter. When Stephen Curry checked back in at the 6-minute mark, Golden State trailed by 3. This is how they came back.


Metta World Peace on Kobe Bryant

The Lakers forward joined Jorge & Jen to tell his best Kobe Bryant stories ... including how an ever-studious Kobe learned Spanish just so he knew what the other players on the court were saying. Listen

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Luc Mbah a Moute's perfect pass

The Clippers forward had almost zero room to work in, but found teammate DeAndre Jordan to deliver this gem of a play: A behind-the-back pass capped off with a dunk.


Where does Kobe fall all-time?

Should Kobe Bryant be considered a greater all-time player than Tim Duncan? Mike Greenberg: "Historically, I'd go Duncan."


Michael Wallace ESPN Staff Writer 

Heat defensive stalwart Hassan Whiteside said he must still find ways to be a force when facing opposing centers who negate his shot-blocking and rim protection by spotting up outside the paint. "What I do is on every scouting report. I just have to keep working and find other ways."

Walton won't get wins, could get awards

The NBA sent out a clarification today regarding Steve Kerr receiving credit for Warriors wins and losses despite being on medical leave. Kerr will continue to be credited with the Warriors' 19 wins so far, but interim coach Luke Walton will be eligible for the NBA's "Coach of the Month" award, to be announced later today.

Tim MacMahon @espn_macmahon

Mavs offensive rating with Rajon Rondo on the floor last season: 101.7 Mavs offensive rating this season: 100.9

Bucks show off the alley-'oops'

O.J. Mayo thought he had Michael Carter-Williams wide open for the dunk. He thought wrong.


How not to rebound feat. James Harden

The Rockets star had no interest in collecting this rebound, sliding away as the ball came off the rim.


Dave McMenamin @mcten

LeBron on Kobe: "He was someone where I always knew I had to be in the gym ... He was motivation throughout my career"

Rasheed Wallace shows ball don't lie

Former NBA player Rasheed Wallace can still hoop. Don't believe him? He drains two jumpers -- simultaneously.


Dave McMenamin @mcten

LeBron James on Kobe: "I didn't hold up my end of the bargain to meet in the Finals in 2009"

The Knicks' bright future (that's right)

This season, including the arrival of Kristaps Porzingis, has changed a lot of things for what Zach Lowe calls "a beleaguered punch line of a franchise that has spent most of the last 15 years lunging from one plan to another with the addled hyperactivity of a toddler sprinting between plates of cookies." Long-term buzz

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Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

But wins & losses, as always, belong to head coach of record, largely since interim coaches do NOT have free reign to do whatever they want

J.A. Adande @jadande

NBA just sent out a note that reiterates Ws & Ls belong to head coach, but interim coaches are eligible for awards. 1/2

Curry hits Gobert with freeze ray

Stephen Curry iced Jazz C Rudy Gobert with the little hesitation to get the wide-open layup.


Metta World Peace on Kobe Bryant

The Lakers forward joined Jorge & Jen to tell his best Kobe Bryant stories ... including how an ever-studious Kobe learned Spanish just so he knew what the other players on the court were saying. Listen

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Dwyane Wade finishes with reverse jam

The Heat guard blew by a defender and threw down a reverse slam against the Celtics.


Rondo: Stint in Dallas made me 'hungrier'

Rajon Rondo's time with the Mavs was disappointing, but the Kings guard, who's revitalized in Sacramento and leads the NBA with 10.7 assists per game, said it made him work harder: "It made me stronger, made me appreciate just playing the game, especially playing at a high level."

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Steph Curry's steadying influence

The Warriors' reserves were 2-for-7 in the fourth with Curry on the bench and gave up the six-point lead they had to start the quarter. When Curry came on the floor at the 6:36 mark, Golden State shot 7-of-11 and outscored the Jazz 19-13 to close out the game.


Kobe Bryant's Top 10 plays

Forget the guy who shot 4-of-20 last night. Black Mamba has more than made up for it over the course of his Hall of Fame career.


Clippers win third straight game

Chris Paul and Damian Lillard each left the game in the third quarter with injuries. DeAndre Jordan sets a franchise record with 34 free throw attempts as Los Angles beats Portland 102-87.


Final: Clippers 102, Trail Blazers 87

Chris Paul left with a strained rib muscle but Blake Griffin dropped 23 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists while DeAndre Jordan had 24 rebounds and 34 free throw attempts for the L.A.'s third-straight win. Box score


Kevin Pelton @kpelton

DeAndre Jordan shot 10-of-27 on intentional foul shots tonight, but the Clippers outscored the Blazers 15-7 on those possessions.