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1dJackie 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)
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4dJohnette 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)
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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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After getting hundreds of requests to chime in on the Sixers, here's my few takes on them: their story reminds me of Jurassic Park.

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By that I mean; the science is sound. I get what they want to do.But life "finds a way". Chaos is a variable that must be acknowledged.

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This team could easily have 3-5 wins, and if so, would anyone be as upset? No. But they lost. The Embiid saga. Okafor's late night fight.

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It's just "noise in the system" and it is only heard because of the lack of any win. If Noel were to get hurt again, or Okafor went down...

Steph Curry cheers on other undefeated

The Warriors star was more than a little pumped on Thanksgiving when Panthers LB Luke Kuechly took one back to the house against the Cowboys and kept Carolina a perfect 11-0.


Stephen Curry: We talk about No. 33

The Warriors have won 16 straight this season, but already have eyes on matching the NBA's longest win streak, set by the 1971-72 Lakers. Said Curry: "It's important to have tangible goals. ... We talk about 33. I think I've probably talked about it more than anybody else on the team, just because I know about the history and just really how hard it is."

Repercussions for Jahlil Okafor?

Chris Broussard told SportsCenter that the "Sixers are very supportive of Okafor ... but they have to do their due diligence." He added that a lot could hinge on if the man Okafor fought with presses charges.


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NBA MVP Odds (BetOnline) Curry -150 LeBron, Westbrook +600 Durant +800 Griffin, Harden +1200 Leonard, George +2000 Davis +2500 Paul +5000

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This is what $17 million a year buys. Draymond Green gives his college coach, Tom Izzo, this in locker room immediately after Izzo won his 500th game. Izzo got emotional.

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Draymond Green having a blast watching Denzel Valentine courtside. Green came in to surprise Tom Izzo for his 500th win.

SC throwback: 1 of Bulls' 10 losses in '95-96

The Sonics had it going on 20 years ago today, when they handed Michael Jordan and the Bulls the second loss of their historic 72-10 season.


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You could say Panthers fan Steph Curry was pretty pumped about linebacker Luke Kuechly's interception ... (via @stephencurry30)


ICYMI: 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.


Okafor involved in Boston street fight

Philadelphia 76ers rookie Jahlil Okafor was involved in a street fight in Boston on Wednesday night, a source confirmed to ESPN's Jeff Goodman. Story

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Steph Curry compares himself with Messi

The Warriors star said he and soccer great Lionel Messi both have a "creative" style: "It's just about a feel when you're out on the pitch or on the court. I try to do the fancy things out there by going with both hands, making crossover moves and having a certain creativity and flair to my game. That's definitely the style that Messi has when he's out there in his matches."

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Stories we're thankful for: Steph Curry

A single rickety hoop in rural Virginia. Two generations of NBA greats. Becoming Stephen Curry took dedication, a kind that made Curry's grandma position herself between the car and the hoop when he visited if she wanted a kiss hello. The Curry legend

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Mascot gives Lopez a taste of own medicine

Knicks C Robin Lopez is at it again with the mascots, only this time the joke is on him.