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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.

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Kings PG Rajon Rondo, who is averaging almost 12 assists per game, on what's important to him in his upcoming free agency: "Coach, personnel and the biggest thing for me is the style of play." Rondo, who usually has the ball in his hands a lot, was asked specifically about the triangle offense. "The triangle is not really a good look for me, I don't think." Both New York teams will be among those in the market for a point guard this summer.

Gregg Popovich has total job security

Since replacing Bob Hill during the 1996-97 season, the number coaching changes in the league:

  • Spurs: 0
  • Rest of NBA: 222

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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Derek Fisher says Carmelo Anthony is day to day due to left knee soreness. FWIW: he had season-ending surgery on his left knee in February.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Carmelo Anthony will miss tonight's game against Memphis due to left knee soreness.

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

In 40 career regular season games against the Boston Celtics, LeBron James is averaging 29.7 pts on 49.7 pct, 6.5 reb, 6.4 ast, 1.9 stl and 1.1 blk. The only team he's averaged more pts against in his career is OKC (29.73 pts).

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

LeBron James getting in some early shooting work before the Celtics game.

All-Time #NBArank: Where to put Kobe?

It's Mamba time. Where will Kobe Bryant land among legends like the Big O and Dr. J? Our countdown of the best ballers ever moves closer to the Top 10. Nos. 11-15

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Steph Curry has no limit to his range

This season, NBA players shoot 59.5 percent on shots from three feet or closer. Curry is shooting 60.4 percent on shots from 28 feet or farther. Here's visual proof.

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Ethan Sherwood Strauss ESPN Staff Writer 

Klay Thompson on guarding Russell Westbrook: "He's fun to play against"

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