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Kevin Love: 'Just a stinger'

Love explains what he was feeling when he left tonight's game for precautionary reasons after suffering a left shoulder contusion.


Blazers flying past Rockets

Portland went to the break with an 11-point advantage and it's only gotten larger from there as they're flirting with a 20-point lead. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN


Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

Through the All-Star Break in the 1984-85 season, Larry Bird led the league in three point percentage, making 48.3 percent of the shots he took. In 50 games, he took 60 total shots behind the arc. Steph Curry, in 50 games this year, is shooting 45.3 percent from three. He has taken 540 three pointers.

Leonard clutch, Payton not quite

The Spurs beat the Magic thanks to Kawhi Leonard's jumper with 0.9 seconds left, but nearly let Elfrid Payton tie it up at the buzzer.


Acy volleyball swats Okafor's shot

If this basketball thing doesn't work out, Quincy Acy might have a future as an Olympic volleyball player.


Tempers flare on Suns' bench

Golden State's 11th straight win was overshadowed by a bench scuffle between the Suns' Markieff Morris and Archie Goodwin.


Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Here's the deal for the next 24 minutes: If Rockets lose they fall out of the playoff standings and the Blazers move into the eighth spot. The Jazz move into the seventh spot.

Vintage Vinsanity in Brooklyn

The dunk contest is coming up soon, so maybe Vince Carter was feeling nostalgic.


Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Halftime in Portland and the Blazers went on a 13-1 run to take control of the game. A Damian Lillard scoop shot in the closing seconds gave the Blazers a 57-46 lead.Lillard has 15 points and Dwight Howard has 18.

Trail Blazers build 11-point halftime lead

Dwight Howard put up 18 points, but Damian Lillard countered with 15 points to put Portland up 57-46. Halftime coverage on ESPN, WatchESPN


Rondo goes behind the back twice

Doing it once to set up a dunk? Pretty cool. Twice? Well, that's what makes him Rajon Rondo.


LeBron's pass hits Russell in the groin

LeBron James fired a pass to the sidelines, and D'Angelo Russell was in the exact wrong place at the exact wrong time.


Steph Curry 3-pointer = time to dance

Andre Iguodala does a lot of dancing.


Baxter Holmes @BaxterHolmes

How does Kobe feel physically entering the All-Star break? Horrible. Said this break couldnt come at a better time.

Warriors run past Suns, improve to 48-4

Golden State moved its win streak to 11 games with a 112-104 triumph in Phoenix. The Splash Brothers combined for 50 points and Steph Curry sat out the fourth quarter of a win for the 15th time this season. Box score


The Howard swat, save and slam

Dwight Howard was responsible for saving two points on defense, then put two points in the hoop seconds later.


Hawks roll past sloppy Bulls

The Hawks force 19 turnovers in a 113-90 win over the Bulls.


Rockets tie quarter at the buzzer

Corey Brewer drained a corner 3-pointer as the clock ran out on the first quarter to tie Houston at 29 with Portland. (Live on ESPN)


Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

The Rockets and Blazers are tied at 29 after one quarter. Only three Rockets have scored: Dwight Howard, James Harden and Corey Brewer. It's pretty similar to what happened between the teams last Saturday. Trevor Ariza, Howard and Harden did all the scoring in the opening quarter. Rockets ended up losing that game, 96-79.

Highlight: Kobe drops last game in Cleveland

Kobe Bryant scores 17 points in his final game in Cleveland as LeBron James and Kyrie Irving combine for 64 points in the Cavs' 120-111 win over the Lakers.


Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Matt Barnes says Derek Fisher's firing "don't matter to me." The Grizzlies forward, who says the picture he posted on social media after the firing had nothing to do with Fisher, was serenaded to "Fisher" chants toward the end of Memphis' 109-90 win over Brooklyn. "I hear it every game," Barnes said. "Everyone has time to say (something) when they're protected and then they don't have the balls to say it to your face so all you can do is laugh."

DeRozan slams over Shabazz

Why is DeMar DeRozan an All-Star? Dunks like this help tell the story.


Warriors close in on 48th win

Stephen Curry has 26 points and is 5-for-10 from 3-point range as Golden State has opened up a 91-75 lead heading to the fourth quarter in Phoenix. With a win, the Warriors would secure the best-ever record before the All-Star Break. Follow live