David Sherman/NBAE/Getty Images
10hJackie MacMullan

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)
Issac Baldizon/NBAE/Getty Images
2dJohnette Howard

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)
ESPN Illustration

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?


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.


Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Game before Durant and Westbrook came back in, tied at 85-85. Game less than two minutes after they came back in: 96-85

Hornets use big run to beat Wizards

Charlotte closed out Washington by ending the game on a 25-2 run, going on to win 101-87.


Vucevic's double-double leads Magic in win

Nikola Vucevic scored 22 to go along with 12 boards in Orlando's 100-91 win over New York.


Sixers fall to 0-16 in loss to Celtics

Boston finished the game on an 18-3 run to win 84-80 and send the 76ers to their 26th straight loss dating back to last season. Philadelphia led by as much as 11 points in the 4th quarter. Box score

Boston Celtics @celtics

The Celtics polish off a comeback W over the 76ers with an 83-80 triumph. Isaiah Thomas scored a season-high 30 pts. Turner: 16 pts, 9 rebs

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.


Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Nets down 83-76 after three quarters in OKC. Russ has 23 points while Durant has 21. Lopez 7-for-18 from the field for Brooklyn, Johnson 1-for-7.

Drummond puts up another 20-board game

For the fourth time this season, Pistons C Andre Drummond has 20 rebounds in a single game, while the rest of the NBA has just one combined (Dwight Howard). The Pistons lead the Heat big late in the 4th quarter. Follow live

76ers entering 4th quarter with a lead

The 0-15 Sixers are leading the Celtics 62-57 after three quarters at TD Garden. It's just the second time Philadelphia has entered the fourth with a lead this season. (Had a 7-point lead against the Heat on Nov. 21.) Follow live

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

With Jeff Green in his face, James Harden hits a three at the halftime buzzer. Memphis still leads, 56-53, after 24 minutes.

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

The Thunder's offense is clicking along nicely against the Nets in the first half (56 points on 60.5 percent shooting) but Brooklyn has put up 13 more shots to keep it within four.

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook are putting on a show in OKC, where the Thunder lead the Nets 56-52 at the half. The duo has a combined 27 points and several highlight caliber dunks.

Halftime: Pistons 60, Heat 43

The Heat trail the Pistons by 17 at the half, but that's not necessarily bad news for Miami. When facing a deficit of at least 17 points at the half this season, the Heat are 1-0 entering today. The rest of the NBA is 0-21. Detroit's Andre Drummond and Reggie Jackson have 12 points apiece at the break. Follow live

Halftime: Cavaliers 49, Raptors 49

LeBron James scored 12 of his 14 first-half points in the second quarter and passed Reggie Miller for 18th on the all-time scoring list with 25,281 career points to keep the Cavaliers on pace with the Raptors. Luis Scola leads all scorers with 15 points, and DeMar DeRozan added 11. Follow live

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

The biggest development so far in the Thunder's game against the Nets? Steven Adams, Enes Kanter and Mitch McGary all are rocking killer mustaches: