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Sixers win! But Kobe gets biggest cheers

Kobe Bryant's farewell tour stormed into Philadelphia, where he was cheered by his hometown fans. Meanwhile, the Sixers avoided an historic 0-19 start.

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Sixers get off treacherous slide

The 76ers avoided more dubious history when they snapped an 18-game skid to open the season, and Brett Brown has set his sights on another kind of streak, Mike Mazzeo writes.

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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.

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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)


Russell's first NBA slam is a big one

Rookie D'Angelo Russell reminded the 76ers why he went second overall in the draft with this huge dunk over Nerlens Noel.


Don't sleep on LeBron's bounce-pass game

LeBron James had nine turnovers in the Cavaliers' first home loss of the season, but this lengthy bounce pass found its mark perfectly.


McCollum makes Dirk spin

Blazers guard C.J. McCollum fakes out Dirk Nowitzki so badly that the Mavs forward is left turning while McCollum nails a corner 3-pointer.


T.J. McConnell breaks Lou Williams' ankles

If there was one play that summed up the previously winless 76ers beating the Lakers, it was probably this crossover that made Lou Williams look like he was playing Twister.


Noel on first win: 'Finally'

76ers F Nerlens Noel told Stephen A. Smith after the Sixers got their first win of the season by beating Kobe Bryant and the Lakers: "We've had a lot of fourth-quarter leads and couldn't capitalize in the end, so it was good to finally get the W under our belt."


Kobe briefly flashes vintage form

For a few minutes, Kobe Bryant looked like the MVP of old, putting up 13 points in the first quarter and making three of his first four shots.


Kobe: 'I feel at peace'

Kobe Bryant tells Stephen A. Smith after playing his final game in Philadelphia: "I can't put it into words. This is beyond anything I could have dreamed of, the reception."


LeBron: I've got to be better with the ball

LeBron James had nine turnovers, one shy of his career high, in the Cavs' loss to the Wizards, Cleveland's first at home this season.


Russell puts English on no-look pass

We're not sure how D'Angelo Russell weaved this pass through the 76ers' defense to get the ball to Julius Randle, but we're definitely impressed.


Kobe: I would never whine'

Kobe Bryant on Kevin Durant's comments that the media covered him unfairly: "I appreciate the good stuff. I appreciate the bad stuff."


D-Will, Nowitzki get Mavs win in overtime

Deron Williams (30 points, 8 assists, 6 rebounds) and Dirk Nowitzki (28 points, 7 rebounds, 6 assists) gave Dallas the 115-112 win over Portland in overtime. The Trail Blazers scored 73 points off the bench (to the Mavericks' 16). Box score

Elhassan: Wins not the objective in Philly

Amin Elhassan wasn't impressed with the Sixers improving to 1-18: "They basically beat a team that's just as blind as they are when it comes to trying to find wins."


Tim MacMahon @espn_macmahon

Deron Williams (21 points, 7 assists) played 41 minutes in regulation. On the second night of a back-to-back. And started OT with a bucket.


FREE BASKETBALL ALERT! Dirk Nowitzki tips in a Charlie Villanueva miss with 6 seconds remaining and the Mavs and Blazers are headed to OT.

Broadcaster Predicted Kobe's Career Length

Long before Kobe Bryant ever thought of hanging it up, legendary late Lakers broadcaster Chick Hearn basically predicted how long Kobe would play with L.A. Watch

Baxter Holmes @BaxterHolmes

Kobe is shooting a team-worst (and career-worst) 30.1 percent from the field on a team-high 17.6 field goal attempts per game.

Kevin Pelton @kpelton

Blazers have outscored Dallas 16-4 since CJ McCollum made Dirk Nowitzki do the twist.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Nice job by the Knicks, who hosted 11-year-old Edward Gelormino from the Make A Wish Foundation at practice Tuesday at MSG. He'll lead the team onto the court for pregame intros Wednesday. (Photo via Dave Saffran/MSG Photos)

Baxter Holmes @BaxterHolmes

Kobe on media: "I sincerely appreciate the bad as much as I do the good and hopefully the players coming up now understand that."

Highlights: Sixers spoil Kobe's homecoming

The 76ers snapped an 0-18 start with a 103-91 win over the Lakers, spoiling Philly native Kobe Bryant's last game in his hometown.


Highlights: Magic hold on to down Wolves

Andrew Wiggins scored 27 points but came up short on a 3-pointer at the buzzer as the Timberwolves fell to the Magic 96-93.


Tim MacMahon @espn_macmahon

Blazers 52, Mavs 50 at half. Gerald Henderson beats buzzer with a 3 to give Portland its first lead. Mavs led by as many as 15.