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Follow live: Warriors on cusp of historic start

The Warriors have a big halftime lead, looking to set an NBA record by starting the season 16-0 with a win over the Lakers.

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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.

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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?

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Cavs' depth defining their early-season success

After running out of healthy bodies in the playoffs last season, the Cavs are showing a deep bench and winning while several key players are out.


Warriors 54, Lakers 38 at halftime

Stephen Curry has has 10 points with 5 assists and Draymond Green has 14 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 blocks. Kobe Bryant is 1-for-9 shooting and 1-for-5 from 3. The Warriors are looking for their record-setting 16th straight win to open the season. Follow live

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Half: GSW 54, LAL 38. Kobe: 1-9 overall, 1-5 from 3, 4 points. Lakers are being outscored 24-3 from beyond the arc.

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Here's Amar'e Stoudemire on why his partnership with Carmelo Anthony didn't work out well: "I dont think that pick & roll offense between me & Melo was taken advantage of, which it could have. From him, the way he shoots the ball & handles the ball from the outside & the way I attack the rim it could have been a pretty good combination. I dont think the coaching staff at the time really bought into that."

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Warriors games in Oakland were basically Lakers home games for years. Nothing could be further from the truth tonight.

Michael B. Jordan is ... Michael Jordan

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


Hawks honor Mutombo, block out Celtics

On the night the Hawks retired legend Dikembe Mutombo's number, Atlanta threw a block party, stuffing the Celtics for a 121-97 win.


Golden State's sterling start

The Warriors start has been more impressive than the other two 15-0 starts in NBA history. They have won 10 of their 15 games by double-digits, more than the other two combined (9).


Closer look at Steph Curry's hot start

The Warriors are 15-0, which is tied for the best start to a season in NBA history and is the best by a defending champion. A big reason for that is the incredible numbers being put up by the league's reigning MVP.

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Lakers (2-11) at Warriors (15-0)

The Warriors could make history tonight against the struggling Lakers. The Dubs are looking to win 16 straight games to start a season, which would be a NBA record. The Lakers have the second-worst record in the NBA. Follow live

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Luke Walton isn't dismissing the importance of the win streak: "Its incredible. There is a possibility of having a very special evening if we can come out and get the win. We are not putting too much time and effort into that. As Ive said before we are more concerned with the growth of our team, but being right here with possibly being in the NBA history books is a very special thing for people that love the game of basketball. Win or lose we will move on tomorrow just like any other day.

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Luke Walton just revealed the Warriors 4 core values that Kerr reminded the team of today: Joy, Mindfulness, Compassion, Competition

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Kristaps Porzingis has no ill feelings toward the young fan who was captured by ESPN cameras taking a selfie while crying after Porzingis was picked. "I heard that he already has my jersey,"!he said with a laugh on ESPN 98.7 FM. "Thats kind of funny." He added: "Thats a kid, you cant really blame him for doing that.