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Pop has the secret to success

No one has ever accused Gregg Popovich of being a man of many words. He lived up to his reputation again tonight.

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Wall gets fancy on Porzingis

John Wall reminded Kristaps Porzingis that he's still a rookie, hitting him with the crossover and the stepback for a clutch jumper.

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Warriors nursing slim halftime lead

Golden State opened up a 15-point first-quarter lead, but Houston shrunk it to 3 by the break. Steph Curry tossed in 26 points, going 6-for-7 from 3-point range. Box score

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Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

The second quarter was so much better for the Rockets. After scoring zero points in the opening quarter, James Harden took over. He scored 18 points as Houston trails Golden State 69-66 at halftime. Rockets close the half with a 9-3 run. The 69 points tie a season-high in points allowed by Houston.

Ethan Sherwood Strauss ESPN Staff Writer 

Warriors up 69-66 over the Rockets at the half, after a furious comeback by Houston. GSW transition defense looks ragged, contributing to Houston scoring 39 points in the 2nd quarter. As an aside, Curry only missed 3 shots in the quarter and he has 26 points + 6 3-pointers

Porzingis with majestic throwdown

Kristaps Porzingis had Jared Dudley looking the completely wrong way, and then jammed it over Marcin Gortat.

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Hayward beats buzzer with stepback J

Jazz forward Gordon Hayward nails a late stepback jumper in overtime to beat the buzzer, giving Utah a 121-119 win over Dallas.

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Ethan Sherwood Strauss ESPN Staff Writer 

Warriors up 54-41 on the Rockets with a half quarter left before half time. 66% of GSW shots have been uncontested. Season high for uncontested shots was 59% Nov. 9th against the Kings

Hood's 3-pointer sends game to overtime

Jazz guard Rodney Hood hits a difficult corner 3-pointer with 1.5 seconds to send the game to OT, where Utah would eventually win.

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Powell tries to bring the rim down

J.J. Barea's pass was nice, and Dwight Powell gave it the finish it deserved.

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Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Jazz 121, Mavs 119 (final in OT). Gordon Hayward drills a stepback jumper over Zaza Pachulia to send the Mavs into the All-Star break with a loss.

Michael Wallace ESPN Staff Writer 

Hassan Whiteside was not available to the media after the game. He was asked by the team to leave after the ejection for his elbow on Boban Marjanovic early in the fourth quarter. Heat teammates said Whiteside was already gone from the locker room by the time they got to the showers after the 119-101 loss to the Spurs.

Ethan Sherwood Strauss ESPN Staff Writer 

Steph Curry goes 6-of-7 for 19 first quarter points. Visible emotion as he takes to the bench? Anger, that he didn't hit that bomb over Josh Smith at the buzzer

Michael C. Wright ESPN Staff Writer 

As you can see, we just couldn't get San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich to stop talking in his post game presser.

Steph tearing up first quarter

Steph Curry is ripping up the Rockets defense, with 16 points on 6-for-6 shooting in the game's first 10 minutes. Splash Brother Klay Thompson has 10 as Golden State leads by 12. Follow live

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Mavs 110, Jazz 110 headed to OT. Utah's Rodney Hood has a game-high 26 points, including the tying 3 with 1.4 seconds left.

Celtics comeback ends in foul fashion

Boston erased a 18-point fourth quarter deficit, but Avery Bradley's foul with 0.6 seconds left resulted in the winning point for Milwaukee.

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Warriors look to stay perfect at home

Golden State is a perfect 23-0 in Oakland this season and 46-4 overall. The Warriors will look to improve on both marks when they host the Rockets. Follow live

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Spurs start Rodeo Road Trip with win

San Antonio's annual Rodeo Road Trip got off to a good start with a 119-101 win in Miami. LaMarcus Aldridge and Kawhi Leonard combined for 51 points on 21-for-33 shooting. Box score

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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Kurt Rambis said the Knicks failed early on to get back on defense and stop Washington in transition.