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12hAmin Elhassan

Elhassan: Should Durant leave OKC to join Curry and the Warriors?

When Kevin Durant hits free agency, he will have to decide where he can win. Which team can help most? Amin Elhassan examines the choices and makes his recommendation.

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12hChad Ford and Kevin Pelton

Seven NBA rookie surprises, from Philly to OKC

When rookies exceed expectations, it gets our attention. Chad Ford and Kevin Pelton look at seven surprises from the rookie class, including one making a difference for a contender.

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McMenamin: Even for the King, loss stings

Avery Bradley's buzzer-beating 3-pointer left the Cavs at a loss. It's been awhile, seemingly, since a first-place team had so many question marks swirling around it, Dave McMenamin writes.

Best of Warriors at the White House (1:39)
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2dGreg Rosenstein

LeBron drops to No. 9 in fantasy re-draft

LeBron James drops to No. 9 as ESPN.com's fantasy basketball experts re-draft players at the midpoint of the NBA season. Who else saw a major drop? And who rose up the charts?

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4dKevin Pelton

Isiah underrated among all-time greats?

Magic Johnson and other NBA legends said #NBArank had Isiah Thomas too low. Are they right? Kevin Pelton examines if the Hall of Fame point guard is really underrated or overrated.


Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Mavs 114, Grizzlies 110 (final in OT). Huge road win for Dallas, which bounced back from Friday night's blowout loss to the Spurs and snapped a three-game losing streak by beating one of the West's hottest teams. Chandler Parsons: 26 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists. Deron Williams: 22 points, 11 assists.

Steph Curry love arts and crafts

Like weaving. Here, he slices through the lane and finishes with a gorgeous twill weave.


LaVine getting limber for dunk contest

All-Star Saturday Night is a week away, but Zach LaVine has to start warming his hops now.


Celebrities out in force in Golden State

Beyoncé dropped a new music video, then strolled over to Oakland to watch the Warriors and Thunder drop buckets.


Block party > dunk champion

Taj Gibson wasn't in the mood to see a Zach LaVine jammer.


Mavs and Grizzlies offer free basketball

Dirk Nowitzki has made plenty of clutch baskets, but his 20-footer misses the mark as Dallas and Memphis head to overtime tied 102-102. Follow live

Wolves close hard to steal win from Bulls

Karl-Anthony Towns, Andrew Wiggins and Gorgui Dieng combined for 71 points as Minnesota picked up its second win in a row against a Jimmy Butler-less Chicago squad. Box score

Steph Curry's got no time to waste

His Carolina Panthers are playing the Super Bowl tomorrow so Steph's got to put up points fast.


Warriors throttling Thunder at the half

The most 70+ point games in the first half this season:

  • Golden State: 9 (including tonight)
  • Rest of NBA: 9
The Warriors are cruising 73-59 at intermission. Halftime stats

George does it all for the Pacers in win

Paul George scored 30 points and grabbed eight rebounds in the Pacers' 112-104 win over the Pistons.


Royce Young @royceyoung

Durant gets his 37th straight game with at least 20 points... in the first half. has 23 with 1:17 to go.

Nerlens Noel has a gift for Brooklyn

The holidays are over, but Noel brought this reverse all the way from Philly just for Brook Lopez.


Hornets bounce back with win

The Hornets got 26 points from Nicolas Batum and 23 points from Kemba Walker to get past the Wizards 108-104.


Monta Ellis plays peek-a-boo with pass

Where's Jordan Hill? There he is!


Andre Iguodala finds cracks in Thunder

And he knows that a good slam will fill it.


Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

Cavs win 99-84, improve to 36-14 through 50 games. Kyrie 29p 4r 3a; LeBron 27p 8a 3r; J.R. 20p 4r 3a; TT 15r; Varejao 2p 10r 3a; Mo 7p. CLE holds NOP to 39.1 pct shooting. Cavs shoot 14-of-41 from 3 as a team.

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Final: Sixers 103 Nets 98. Brooklyn (13-39) still hasn't won consecutive games since Dec. 8-10, 2015. The Nets did not make a field goal in the final four-plus minutes and had 11 of their 19 turnovers in the first quarter. Philadelphia (8-43) got 22 points, 17 rebounds and 3 blocks from rookie Jahlil Okafor.

Westbrook hits Adams with lob

Russell Westbrook needs about 10 more Steven Adams alley-oops.


LeBron James with a devastating dunk

The coast was clear and LeBron made the Pelicans pay the price.


Ethan Sherwood Strauss ESPN Staff Writer 

Warriors lead Thunder 36-31 after so much 1st quarter action. Curry has missed three 3-pointers but hit one right over Durant. KD has 13 points, scoring more easily against Harrison Barnes than Andre Iguodala, who eventually subbed in. Also, Jay-Z and Beyonce are courtside

Michael C. Wright ESPN Staff Writer 

Spurs leading 54-51 at the half over the Los Angeles Lakers. LaMarcus Aldridge leads the Spurs with 14 points, followed by Kawhi Leonard with 13.

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

First quarter was everything fans could want: Warriors lead 36-31 as both offenses hummed along. Durant with 13, Westbrook nine.