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24mZach Lowe

Lowe: The Knicks' bright future (that's right, the Knicks)

There are still a ton of questions to be answered, but for the first time in forever, New York's basketball team is generating some long-term buzz in the NBA.

Kobe's top 10 plays of his career (2:46)
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Warriors survive Jazz rally to reach 19-0

Golden State relied on the grace of Stephen Curry and the hustle of Draymond Green to overcome its biggest challenge yet and extend perfection for another game.

How the Jazz almost stopped the Warriors (2:10)
11hNick Friedell

Bulls' Joakim Noah getting his 'swag' back

Jimmy Butler believes a frustrating season might be turning around for Joakim Noah, who had another encouraging performance Monday against the Spurs.

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NBA Power Rankings: Warriors take win streak on the road

A seven-game road trip could spell doom for Golden State's streak, Paul George & Co. are hitting their stride in Indy and Kobe's farewell tour officially begins. Marc Stein is taking stock of all 30 teams in the NBA.

Spurs as quiet as a mouse (1:37)


ICYMI: How not to rebound feat. Harden

Rockets star James Harden had no interest in collecting this rebound, sliding away as the ball came off the rim.


Rasheed Wallace shows ball don't lie

Former NBA player Rasheed Wallace can still hoop. Don't believe him? He drains two jumpers -- simultaneously.


SportsCenter @sportscenter

DeAndre Jordan tied Wilt Chamberlain last night for most missed free throws in a game in NBA history (22). Clippers still won by 15.

Curry hits Gobert with freeze ray

Stephen Curry iced Jazz C Rudy Gobert with the little hesitation to get the wide-open layup.


The Knicks' bright future (that's right)

This season, including the arrival of Kristaps Porzingis, has changed a lot of things for what Zach Lowe calls "a beleaguered punch line of a franchise that has spent most of the last 15 years lunging from one plan to another with the addled hyperactivity of a toddler sprinting between plates of cookies." Long-term buzz

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Best chance for Sixers to get a win?

The 76ers are 0-18, one loss from the worst start to a season in NBA history. They host the Lakers tonight -- and BPI gives them a 53.3% chance to win the game. It's the only game they're favored in the rest of the season.

Lebron regrets not meeting Kobe in Finals

"I didn't hold up my end of the bargain in 2009 for the fans, for us, to meet in the Finals. ... I know the world wanted to see it. I wanted it, we wanted it, he held up his end and I didn't hold up my end, and I hate that. I hate that that didn't happen."

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Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

James Harden has responded after a slow start. He's second in the NBA with a 29.8 scoring average. Harden is carrying a heavy load in fixing his game. He's fifth in the league with 89.9 touches per game which is more than Russell Westbrook (89.6) and Stephen Curry (88.6).

Luc Mbah a Moute's perfect pass

The Clippers forward had almost zero room to work in, but found teammate DeAndre Jordan to deliver this gem of a play: A behind-the-back pass capped off with a dunk.


Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

The impact of Trevor Ariza is glaring. In the 11 Rockets losses, he's shooting 31.9 percent from the field and 25 percent from three-point range. Ariza has a minus 9.9 in losses and a plus 9.6 in the box score in victories.

Dwyane Wade finishes with reverse jam

The Heat guard blew by a defender and threw down a reverse slam against the Celtics.


Pistons' Reggie Jackson fined $25K

The Pistons PG was fined $25K for directing inappropriate language toward a fan during the team's loss to the Thunder on Friday at Oklahoma City's Chesapeake Energy Arena, the NBA announced today.

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

LeBron James on Kobe Bryant: "I always said my inspiration came from (Michael) Jordan, but I always thought Jordan was so out of this world that I could never get there. Kobe was someone that I just always kind of wanted to be like and play like."

Curry comes up clutch in the fourth

The Warriors led by 6 points to start the fourth quarter. When Stephen Curry checked back in at the 6-minute mark, Golden State trailed by 3. This is how they came back.


Metta World Peace on Kobe Bryant

The Lakers forward joined Jorge & Jen to tell his best Kobe Bryant stories ... including how an ever-studious Kobe learned Spanish just so he knew what the other players on the court were saying. Listen

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Where does Kobe fall all-time?

Should Kobe Bryant be considered a greater all-time player than Tim Duncan? Mike Greenberg: "Historically, I'd go Duncan."


Michael Wallace ESPN Staff Writer 

Heat defensive stalwart Hassan Whiteside said he must still find ways to be a force when facing opposing centers who negate his shot-blocking and rim protection by spotting up outside the paint. "What I do is on every scouting report. I just have to keep working and find other ways."

Walton won't get wins, could get awards

The NBA sent out a clarification today regarding Steve Kerr receiving credit for Warriors wins and losses despite being on medical leave. Kerr will continue to be credited with the Warriors' 19 wins so far, but interim coach Luke Walton will be eligible for the NBA's "Coach of the Month" award, to be announced later today.

Tim MacMahon @espn_macmahon

Mavs offensive rating with Rajon Rondo on the floor last season: 101.7 Mavs offensive rating this season: 100.9

Bucks show off the alley-'oops'

O.J. Mayo thought he had Michael Carter-Williams wide open for the dunk. He thought wrong.


Dave McMenamin @mcten

LeBron on Kobe: "He was someone where I always knew I had to be in the gym ... He was motivation throughout my career"

Dave McMenamin @mcten

LeBron James on Kobe: "I didn't hold up my end of the bargain to meet in the Finals in 2009"

Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

But wins & losses, as always, belong to head coach of record, largely since interim coaches do NOT have free reign to do whatever they want

J.A. Adande @jadande

NBA just sent out a note that reiterates Ws & Ls belong to head coach, but interim coaches are eligible for awards. 1/2