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Steph Curry's got no time to waste

His Carolina Panthers are playing the Super Bowl tomorrow so Steph's got to put up points fast.


Warriors throttling Thunder at the half

The most 70+ point games in the first half this season:

  • Golden State: 9 (including tonight)
  • Rest of NBA: 9
The Warriors are cruising 73-59 at intermission. Halftime stats

George does it all for the Pacers in win

Paul George scored 30 points and grabbed eight rebounds in the Pacers' 112-104 win over the Pistons.


Royce Young @royceyoung

Durant gets his 37th straight game with at least 20 points... in the first half. has 23 with 1:17 to go.

Nerlens Noel has a gift for Brooklyn

The holidays are over, but Noel brought this reverse all the way from Philly just for Brook Lopez.


Hornets bounce back with win

The Hornets got 26 points from Nicolas Batum and 23 points from Kemba Walker to get past the Wizards 108-104.


Monta Ellis plays peek-a-boo with pass

Where's Jordan Hill? There he is!


Andre Iguodala finds cracks in Thunder

And he knows that a good slam will fill it.


Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

Cavs win 99-84, improve to 36-14 through 50 games. Kyrie 29p 4r 3a; LeBron 27p 8a 3r; J.R. 20p 4r 3a; TT 15r; Varejao 2p 10r 3a; Mo 7p. CLE holds NOP to 39.1 pct shooting. Cavs shoot 14-of-41 from 3 as a team.

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Final: Sixers 103 Nets 98. Brooklyn (13-39) still hasn't won consecutive games since Dec. 8-10, 2015. The Nets did not make a field goal in the final four-plus minutes and had 11 of their 19 turnovers in the first quarter. Philadelphia (8-43) got 22 points, 17 rebounds and 3 blocks from rookie Jahlil Okafor.

Westbrook hits Adams with lob

Russell Westbrook needs about 10 more Steven Adams alley-oops.


LeBron James with a devastating dunk

The coast was clear and LeBron made the Pelicans pay the price.


Ethan Sherwood Strauss ESPN Staff Writer 

Warriors lead Thunder 36-31 after so much 1st quarter action. Curry has missed three 3-pointers but hit one right over Durant. KD has 13 points, scoring more easily against Harrison Barnes than Andre Iguodala, who eventually subbed in. Also, Jay-Z and Beyonce are courtside

Michael C. Wright ESPN Staff Writer 

Spurs leading 54-51 at the half over the Los Angeles Lakers. LaMarcus Aldridge leads the Spurs with 14 points, followed by Kawhi Leonard with 13.

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

First quarter was everything fans could want: Warriors lead 36-31 as both offenses hummed along. Durant with 13, Westbrook nine.

Warriors ahead in first quarter

With under 3 minutes left in the first quarter, Golden State took its first lead of the day. Kevin Durant has 11 points and Stephen Curry has 10. Watch on ESPN, WatchESPN

Hornets mascot takes on Broncos fan

Hugo the Hornet makes sure this fan pays for wearing a Broncos jersey in Panthers country with a popcorn shower.


Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

Does Spurs coach Gregg Popovich have a specific memory of Kobe Bryant? "I just see him turning and fading on the baseline on both sides over and over and over again," Popovich said. "People playing great D on him, and he rises up over them with that beautiful touch and he just knocks it down. I see him doing it all the time in my dreams."

Michael C. Wright @mikecwright

Roy Hibbert has a sprained right ankle and is out for the game. Injury occurred when Tony Parker shook him in the first quarter & he fell.

Thunder (38-13) at Warriors (45-4)

Golden State's trip to the White House will be short lived as Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and the third-best team by record awaits the reigning champions in Oakland. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN


Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

Speaking of Kobe Bryant in the Spurs' pregame video tribute, guard Manu Ginobili said, "You knew that every time you were going to compete against him, you had to bring it. If not, he was going to make you look bad, that's for sure." Guard Tony Parker said, "He was for us the Michael Jordan of our generation. It was just an honor to play against him." And Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said, "He's the guy that is ready to put his foot on your throat and win at all costs every single night." In a video message directly to Bryant, Popovich said, "It's been a pleasure watching you all these years. Your competitiveness is inspiring. I hope that you're as successful in your next life as you've been in your first one. Good luck to you, man."