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Diverging paths for Pacers and Knicks
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The Pacers crushed the Knicks in their first meeting by 21 points. Both sides may be amenable to a sequel as Indiana looks to stay competitive for the 8th seed wihle New York solidifies their top draft lottery spot. Follow live

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Chris Forsberg @ESPNForsberg

Olynyk asked how he might avoid future ankle injuries. Deadpans, "Best thing to do is to try to avoid coming down on other peoples feet."

Hornets shift lineup for better matchup
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Marvin Williams will start for the Hornets tonight against the Nets in the hopes of providing a better matchup. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist will guard Joe Johnson.

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Kevin McHale said Dwight Howard is working on a treadmill but hasn't seen court action. Not sure when he'll return hopes soon.

The specifics of being a general manager
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What's the secret to being a successful NBA GM? Warriors general manager Bob Myers sat down to ever so slightly pull back the curtain on Golden State's winning ways.

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Anthony Davis cleared for takeoff
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Anthony Davis is expected to play tonight against the Pistons, the Pelicans officially announced. He's missed the last five games with a right shoulder sprain.

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Frye off the bench against Suns
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The Orlando Magic will start power forward Dewayne Dedmon in place of Channing Frye against Frye's former team, the Phoenix Suns. It'll be Dedmon's first start of the season. Tip at 7 PM ET

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The headband and mask look is in
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Russell Westbrook is back in action tonight as the Thunder take on the 76ers. He'll be wearing a clear protective mask to shield an injury to his zygomatic arch or cheek bone.

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Lowry out tonight vs. Cavs
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Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry (rest) will sit out his third consecutive game when Toronto hosts Cleveland. Lowry is averaging just 11.6 PPG and 4.8 APG since the All-Star break, shooting 29.7 percent from the field.

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Indiana Pacers @Pacers

Coach Vogel says that he will rest Roy Hibbert tonight. Ian Mahinmi will start in his place, and Lavoy Allen will be his backup.

Durant involved in watergate
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Someone stole Serge Ibaka's water today, causing Kevin Durant to stop mid-interview to claim his innocence.

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Stevens says Olynyk is back: "He's gonna dress and be available. Watching him play 3-on-3 yesterday, he looked good to me."

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Deron Williams says he's been healthy since the All-Star Break, doesn't care about 57-point anniversary, didn't touch ball during break.

Tony Parker: It could be worse
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On his recent struggles: "It's hard for me to complain. Hey, look at Derrick Rose. You always have worse around you. It's true. Obviously, I wish I felt better, but it's like that." Return to form?

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Allen was most prolific shooter ever
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If this is the end of Ray Allen's career, he made 400 more 3-pointers than anyone else in NBA history.

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Allen's decision 'no surprise'
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ESPN's Chris Broussard on Ray Allen not coming back: "It's so late in the season. For him to come back, it would be a bit shocking to people if he had decided at this point [to come back]."

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SVP & Russillo on Allen's non-return
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Scott Van Pelt on Ray Allen only wanting to go to a team that would give him minutes: "Who he saw himself as hurt himself in this sense."

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