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Harden scores 42 as Rockets take 3-0 lead

James Harden (42 points) and Dwight Howard (26 rebounds) stepped up in a high-scoring contest to lift Houston to a Game 3 win over Dallas.


Harden scores 42 as Rockets go up 3-0 on Mavs

James Harden scored a playoff career-high 42 points, Dwight Howard had his postseason best with 26 rebounds and the Houston Rockets beat the Dallas Mavericks 130-128 on Friday night.

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Silver says NBA will talk Hack-a-Shaq solution

NBA commissioner Adam Silver expects the NBA to explore rule changes at upcoming meetings that would address rampant use of Hack-a-Shaq strategy that slows games and hurts entertainment value.


Can Rangers Win Cup?

Barry Melrose breaks down the Rangers' defeating the Penguins in five games and if they are poised for a run at the Stanley Cup.

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Romo: 'Going to win a Super Bowl next year'

After receiving the Nancy Lieberman Lifetime Achievement Award in Dallas recently, Tony Romo made a reference to bringing the Cowboys their first Super Bowl since 1995.

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Angels close to trading Hamilton to Rangers (0:50)

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#NBAFrontOffice: Thunder's next steps

ESPN.com's NBA Front Office convenes to discuss the firing of Scott Brooks by the Oklahoma City Thunder. What is the way forward for OKC, and what type of replacement should they target?

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Deebo won't give Marcellus his sweater back (0:34)



Final: Wild 4, Blues 1

Devan Dubnyk protected the net with 36 saves and Minnesota lit the lamp 4 times in a pivotal Game 5. The Wild take a 3-2 series lead over the Blues. Box score


King Felix reigns again

Felix Hernandez allowed just 5 hits and struck out 9 Twins, picking up his first shutout since Aug. 27, 2012. After the 2-0 win, Hernandez improves to 3-0 with a 1.61 ERA this season. Box score


Doc Rivers postgame

The Clippers coach on the Game 3 blowout loss: "I don't know about effort and execution. I know we got our butt kicked."

Kazmir leaves with game tied

Scott Kazmir finished his night allowing just 5 hits in 7 scoreless innings. It's his second 7-inning, 0-run start this season, but he won't factor in the decision tonight. The Astros and A's are still tied 0-0 in the 8th inning. Follow live


Vestiges of Lob City

It was a horrid perfomance for the Clippers all around, but an awful night still means a CP3 to DeAndre Jordan alley-oop that most teams can only dream about.


Final: Spurs 100, Clippers 73

It was total domination by the defending champions. Kawhi Leonard collected his Defensive Player of the Year award pregame, then collected a career-high 32 points. San Antonio takes a 2-1 series lead. Game 3 is Sunday, 3:30 p.m. ET on ABC. Box score


Top Spurs playoff blowouts

The Spurs are currently crushing the Clippers by 31 points. Where does it rank on their list of playoff blowouts?

  • 1983 Nuggets (40 points)
  • 2013 Heat (36 points)
  • 2014 Thunder (35 points)
  • 2006 Kings (34 points)

Greinke looking good

Has Zack Greinke re-discovered his Cy Young form? He came into Friday night with a 1.83 ERA this season, and has yet to give up a run through 5 innings against the Padres. The Dodgers lead 1-0. Follow live


Worst shooting in team history?

The Clippers playoff low in field goal percentage came on May 9, 2012 at 37.1%. They're currently struggling at 29.6% from the field with about 6 minutes left in the game and down 34 points. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN

Skip Bayless @RealSkipBayless

I agree with Jeff Van Gundy: Manu Ginobili plays as consistently hard, year after year after year, as any player I've ever seen.

Kawhi shows off his range

Kawhi Leonard made this 3-pointer on the Clippers, part of his 29-point outburst. The Spurs lead by 25 early in the 4th quarter on ESPN.


david b. thorpe @coachthorpe

Somewhere, Wade, Bosh, Haslem, and Spoelstra are seeing the Spurs score and laughing. On the outside. Inside, just tears.

Revisiting Bruce Jenner's Olympic moment

Jim Caple writes of the 1976 Olympic decathlon gold medalist: "With this announcement, Jenner is atop the podium again, with the eyes of the entire nation upon him once more." Column

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Rockies keep on rolling

The Giants couldn't keep the momentum going coming off their sweep of the Dodgers, losing to the Rockies 6-4. Colorado has won 3 straight after having dropped the previous 5 games. Box score


Kevin Pelton @kpelton

All one-on-one for the Clippers. They had two assists in the third quarter. (Of course, they only had two unassisted baskets.)

Clippers can't buy a bucket

The Clippers were the No. 1 team in offensive efficiency but only have 49 points after 3 quarters. They scored just 11 points in the 3rd quarter. San Antonio has built a 21-point lead. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN


No runs yet in Oakland

The scoreless innings are piling up for the Athletics. They were shut out Thursday against the Angels, and have yet to score through 5 innings against the Astros. The good news for Oakland? Houston is scoreless too. Follow live


Burst of goals for Minnesota

Shortly after Chris Stewart got the puck over to Nino Niederreiter for a goal, the Wild scored again on a power play. St. Louis is watching the game slip away, down 3-1 in the 2nd period. Follow live