Oscar Baldizon/NBAE/Getty Images
5mSteve Ilardi

RPM rookie rankings: Porzingis 1st, Towns 4th, Russell 12th

Real plus-minus rates Kristaps Porzingis as the top rookie so far, while several high-profile rookies rate far lower.

Noah Graham/NBAE/Getty Images

Rush is on as Warriors soar to 18-0 start

What's the latest treat as Stephen Curry and the Warriors kept on their unbeaten roll? They broke out some vintage Brandon Rush, Ethan Sherwood Strauss writes.

A #HateHard Thanksgiving (2:04)
What's happening to the Rockets and Clippers? (3:30)


Curry makes 3 fall while he free falls

Stephen Curry was headed to the ground, but the ball was destined for the net.


Report: Okafor stopped for going 108 MPH

Sixers rookie Jahlil Okafor was stopped by police three weeks ago for going 108 mph on the Ben Franklin Bridge, according to a report in the Philadelphia Inquirer. The speed limit on the bridge is 40 mph. Story

Brian Babineau/NBAE/Getty Images

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

Saturday kicked off the Lakers' only four-game-in-five-night set of the season and, all told, their most brutal stretch of 2015-16 -- 10 games in 15 days, including their longest road trip of the season, an eight-games-in-12-days trip that begins Tuesday in Philadelphia.

RPM rates Porzingis as top rookie

Steve Ilardi writes of the Knicks' rookie: "Kristaps Porzingis already looks like the real deal. The 20-year-old center leads all rookies in RPM (1.42) despite a mediocre offensive contribution so far." Can he keep it up? (Insider)


J.A. Adande @jadande

What if the Warriors win it all again while remaining the most frivolous team in the league? Then what does everyone else do?

J.A. Adande @jadande

LeBron's no-frills attitude reminds me of Magic Johnson after he lost to the Celtics in 84. The fun was gone. But he won 3 of next 4 chips

ICYMI: LeBron sinks game-winning shot

Brook Lopez was in LeBron James' face, but the running floater with just a second left was good and it gave the Cavs the win.


This is why centers don't run fast breaks

Nuggets C Nikola Jokic might have gotten a little carried away when he attempted a no-look pass in transition.


Nuggets pass goes off the noggin

Denver scored 5 points in the 3rd quarter -- and this play did not help.


The dish, the buzzer and then the swish

DeMar DeRozan's drive didn't earn him the score, but the pass to Cory Joseph led to the buzzer-beating 3 for a Raptors' win against the Wizards.


Warriors improve to 18-0

Stephen Curry scores 19 points, and Draymond Green's triple-double of 13 points, 11 rebounds and 12 assists helps the Warriors to a 120-101 victory over the Kings.


Joseph injures Beal on crossover

Cory Joseph hit a game winner for Toronto on Saturday, but his best play might've been when he sent Bradley Beal crashing to the hardwood.


Davis hops up for a slam

Anthony Davis can throw down, and he proves it on this alley-oop. He finished with 36 points and 11 rebounds in a 101-87 loss to the Jazz.


Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

Kobe Bryant said he wasn't sure if he'll play Sunday in the second leg of a back-to-back against Indiana.

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

Kobe Bryant after shooting 7-of-20: "Im fine, man. Its tough. Twenty years, its tough. Legs arent what they used to be."

Mudiay goes over-the-shoulder to Arthur

Emmanuel Mudiay dishes a dime over his shoulder to Darrell Arthur for an easy slam.


Blazers hand Lakers 5th straight loss

Kobe Bryant scored 21 for the Lakers, but C.J. McCollum and Damian Lillard combined for 57 points to lead the Trail Blazers to the 108-96 victory.


Final: Warriors 120, Kings 101

Stephen Curry's team improved to 18-0 with a win over Seth Curry's squad. Golden State made 16-of-30 3s (53.3%). Box score

Noah Graham/NBAE/Getty Images

Lillard tosses it up, Plumlee slams it down

Portland's Damian Lillard lobs a pass to Mason Plumlee for a nice alley-oop against the Lakers.