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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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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.

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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Derek Fisher isn't worried that the Knicks will overlook the Sixers Wednesday: "I don't think our group is there yet, honestly. I could be wrong. But we were 2 or 3 games different than the Sixers last year. So I don't think that 18 games into a regular season because we won 8 times that we could think that we're better than anybody to be honest."

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."


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Kobe on Durants comments that media is too hard on him: I would never whine, Oh, youre being too hard on me, please stop.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Carmelo Anthony recalled Tuesday that Kobe Bryant was pushing for him to be traded to the Lakers in 2011: "He wanted it to happen. I dont know who was going to be part of that deal," Anthony says. "There was a lot of talk of (Andrew) Bynum, Lamar Odom and Nene. There was a lot of talk during that time. For some reason I was always connected with the Lakers maybe it was just Kobe behind closed doors."

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 3 of his first 4 shots.


Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Jahlil Okafor on Kobe Bryant: "Its different. Its just different. Ive played against LeBron James twice, you see KD (Kevin Durant) but when you see Kobe its just a different feel. I was in the weight room stretching and he walks in. It was like youre seeing like a God kind of in a sense. For me that was my Michael Jordan. That was somebody that I always watched. You see him score 81 points, you see him win championships and I was always rooting for him to win, so it was surreal to see him."

Lakers had never lost to a team this bad

Before tonight's loss to the previously 0-18 76ers, the Lakers had never lost to a team on a single-season losing streak of more than 14 games and had never lost to a team worse than 0-5 (via Elias).

Magic lose lead, hold on to win

Orlando let a 17-point lead slip away, but outscored Minnesota 9-6 down the stretch to come away with a 3-point win. Andrew Wiggins led all scorers with 27 points for the Timberwolves. Box score

Gasol's career night powers Grizzlies

Marc Gasol was a perfect 16-for-16 from the free-throw line en route to a career-high 38 points to lead the Grizzlies to a win in New Orleans. Anthony Davis finished one block shy of a triple-double. Box score

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.


Sixers get first win at Kobe's expense

Philadelphia entered 0-18 and had lost 28 straight dating to last season. But a big third quarter got the 76ers their first win, as Kobe Bryant finished with 20 pts on 7-for-26 shooting in his Philadelphia farewell. Box score


Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Wesley Matthews received a warm welcome back to the Moda Center.


Davis stuffing the stat sheet

Anthony Davis has 17 points, 13 rebounds and 9 blocked shots, but the Pelicans trail the Grizzlies by 5 with 3 minutes left, thanks to a big game from Marc Gasol (38 points, 13 rebounds). Follow live

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Dirk knocks down a 3 and does Wes Matthews' bow-&-arrow celebration. Not quite Vince dunk contest celebration after an All-Star lob, but ...

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.