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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.

How the Jazz almost stopped the Warriors (2:10)
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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.

Kobe's top 10 plays of his career (2:46)
Spurs as quiet as a mouse (1:37)


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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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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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.


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.


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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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."


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.

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Floyd Mayweather offered some advice to Jimmer Fredette from his courtside seat at the Westchester Knicks game on Monday. "He just kept telling me to shoot it," Fredette said. "And I was like, 'Alright, I'll shoot it.'" Fredette had a game-high 37 points in Westchester's win.

Kings hand Mavs 4th loss in 5 games

DeMarcus Cousins scores 31 points to go along with 9 rebounds and 6 assists in Sacramentos 112-98 win over Dallas.


Green: 'We've been through it all'

Draymond Green joined Scott Van Pelt to break down Golden State's win over Utah and why they haven't suffered a championship hangover: "We've been through the ringer."