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Michael C. Wright ESPN Staff Writer 

Tim Duncan getting in some pre-game work. Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said he's "coming along slowly, but surely."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Matt Barnes knocks a down a jumper and hears it from the MSG crowd. Score is tied at 26-26 early in the second quarter. Knicks have opened the game 4-for-8 from beyond the arc.

Michael Wallace ESPN Staff Writer 

Hornets and Heat in a tight one, with game tied 47-47 at the half. Hassan Whiteside leads the way with 5 blocks in a game in which the teams have combined for 14 rejections in the first half. That's fitting on a night when the Hornets are honoring Hall of Fame center Alonzo Mourning.

Pacers losing matchup, winning match

Paul Millsap outdueled Paul George 16-14 in the first half but Indiana holds a 51-50 lead at intermission. Sixteen of Atlanta's 19 field goals have been assisted, but the Hawks have been sloppy with the ball, committing 10 turnovers that yielded 12 points. Halftime stats

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The Knicks are down six after one quarter. Jose Calderon has 10 points on 4-for-5 shooting. The rest of the Knicks are a combined 3-for-17.

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Nets F Joe Johnson is now 10th all-time in made 3s with 1,789 and counting.

Clippers ride hot shooting

Los Angeles jumped to a 55-44 halftime lead behind the 14 points of J.J. Redick, who shot 4-of-5 from the floor and 3-of-4 from beyond the arc. Orlando mustered only 2-for-11 from deep, but have picked up 18 points off 11 Clipper turnovers. Halftime stats

Johnson powering Nets with 13 in first

Joe Johnson has Brooklyn on top of Sacramento 33-25 in the Barclays Center after the Nets shot 60 percent in the first quarter. Rajon Rondo was a perfect 5-for-5 from the field for the Kings with 11 points and four assists. Follow live

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas landed awkwardly after a layup attempt was blocked and limped to the locker room late in the first quarter in Cleveland. The team said he is getting the ankle re-taped and will return to the game.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Matt Barnes checks in for Memphis for the first time. Mild boos from the MSG crowd. This is the second time Barnes and Derek Fisher are in the same building since the two were involved in an offseason altercation.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Kristaps Porzingis, who has been struggling over the past two games, just knocked down a 3 to cut Memphis' lead to 14-10. Jose Calderon has 7 points for New York. Matt Barnes has yet to check in.

Hawks know how to share the ball

Atlanta has 14 assists on 16 field goals. That unselfishness has translated into a 38-36 lead in the second quarter over Indiana. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

Wizards cast 'score', cuts 76ers HP by half

Things are going great for the home team in Washington as the Wizards have doubled up the Sixers 38-18 after one. John Wall and Bradley Beal would've been enough by themselves, combining for 20 first-quarter points. Follow live

Clippers power to lead over Magic

Los Angeles holds the top three scorers in the game through one quarter with Chris Paul (9 points), Paul Pierce (7 points) and J.J. Redick (6 points) as Orlando trails 28-20. Follow live

Michael Wallace ESPN Staff Writer 

Hornets lead the Heat 31-25 after the first quarter. Miami's defense struggled with Charlotte's interchangeable wings Nic Batum, Marvin Williams and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist. But the Heat's bench contributed 13 early points.

Pacers edge out Hawks through one

Paul George is up to 12 points on 5-of-6 shooting after playing the entire first quarter. But Atlanta countered with a game-high 14 points from Paul Millsap, who went 6-for-7 from the floor. Indiana is up 29-26 after the opening frame. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

Grizzlies (29-20) at Knicks (23-29)

Reeling New York had no answer for Marc Gasol last month and will face him after a difficult loss in the first of back-to-back games. The Knicks are looking to avoid a sixth straight loss in this series and deny visiting Memphis its longest winning streak in a year. Follow live

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Celtics (29-22) at Cavaliers (35-13)

Cleveland is trying to bounce back from a loss at Charlotte that ended a five-game winning streak. Meanwhile, a surging Boston has won 10 of its last 13 games. Follow live

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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Matt Barnes will play tonight against the Knicks, the Grizzlies say. Barnes was questionable due to a hamstring injury. This is his second game against Derek Fisher's Knicks since the Barnes-Fisher offseason altercation.

Paul George starts hot

Paul George has 5 quick points as Indiana holds a 9-8 lead early in the game. That's good news for the Pacers as 2 of George's 4 worst shooting performances this season have come against Atlanta. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

Pacers (26-23) at Hawks (29-22)

Atlanta is looking for its third straight win, having defeated Indiana in 16 of the previous 18 at home. But star Paul George did not play against them last season and rookie Myles Turner is averaging 16.6 in his past nine games. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

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Ramona Shelburne ESPN Senior Writer 

Clippers forward Blake Griffin underwent a second procedure this week on his broke right hand, sources told ESPN. The procedure was a part of the original surgery last week, so sources said the 4-6 week timeframe for his return remains unchanged.