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RPM rookie rankings: Porzingis 1st, Towns 4th, Russell 12th

Real plus-minus rates Kristaps Porzingis as the top rookie so far, with other high-profile rookies far lower.

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Rush is on as Warriors soar to 18-0 start

What's the latest treat as Stephen Curry and the Warriors kept on their unbeaten roll? They broke out some vintage Brandon Rush, Ethan Sherwood Strauss writes.

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Hornets survive vs. Bucks

Nic Batum hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 45 seconds left, and the Hornets ended the game on a 7-2 run to beat the Bucks and improve to 7-2 at home this season. Milwaukee falls to 6-10, in 13th place in the East. Box score

Will road finally lead to Dubs' defeat?

The Warriors will take their record 18-0 start to Salt Lake City on Monday for the first of a seven-game road trip. Will they return home with 25 wins stuffed into the overhead bin?


Okafor apologizes for off-court issues

76ers center Jahlil Okafor released a statement in multiple tweets saying in part: "I hold myself to a higher standard than anyone else ever could and I'm not proud of some of my decisions over the last few months. I own my choices both personally and now publicly. At this point I am cooperating and respecting the process I have to go through." Story

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Timberwolves up 10-4 early. Clippers' effort is there but they had 5 turnovers in 1st 5 minutes

Carlisle: No regrets about Rondo era

Dallas coach Rick Carlisle told ESPN's Tim MacMahon before the Mavs' visit to Sacramento to face Rajon Rondo and the Kings on Monday: "At this point, everyone has turned the page. Anyone who knows Rondo knew he was gonna bounce back with a monster year this year." Shouldn't have done the deal

Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett meet again

There won't be too many more showdowns for the former Celtics and Nets teammates, who'll get together again when Pierce's Clippers host Garnett's Timberwolves this afternoon. Both team are 8-8 on the season. Follow live

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Hornets turn tables on Bucks

After trailing by as many as 11 in the first quarter, the Hornets opened the second on a 14-0 run and lead by 5 late in the quarter. Charlotte is shooting 7-for-15 from 3-point range. Follow live

Report: Okafor stopped for going 108 MPH

Sixers rookie Jahlil Okafor was stopped by police three weeks ago for going 108 mph on the Ben Franklin Bridge, according to a report in the Philadelphia Inquirer. The speed limit on the bridge is 40 mph. Story

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ICYMI: Curry makes 3 fall while he free falls

Stephen Curry was headed to the ground, but the ball was destined for the net.


Kevin Arnovitz ESPN Staff Writer 

The trial-and-error process at the starting small forward spot for the Clippers continues on Sunday vs. Minnesota. Veteran Luc-Mbah-a-Moute will start. Doc Rivers says that defense is paramount on Sunday, which is what informed his decision.

Hornets hot at home

Charlotte has gone 7-2 at home this season, going 4-1 on the current homestand. The Hornets look to continue their winning ways against the Bucks, who've lost 5 of their past 6 games. Follow live

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Pau Gasol acknowledged that he still enjoys the challenge of facing off against the San Antonio Spurs. Gasol and the Bulls play the Spurs on Monday night. "I do enjoy playing against one of the best teams, I think, in the history of the game," Gasol said after Sunday's practice. "They've been incredible for the last 15, 16, 17 years now since they won that first championship. So really impressive what they've done. I think everybody is trying to follow up on what they've accomplished. And building that culture, longevity. So yeah, I still do get very much motivated against a team that's always at the top of the league."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The Houston Rockets are expected to play their "big" starting five again against the Knicks tonight. The lineup features Dwight Howard & Clint Capela so it will be an interesting test for New York's two starting bigs -- Robin Lopez and Kristaps Porzingis. Porzingis had 24 points, 14 rebounds and 7 blocks against Houston last week but Howard sat out of the game as a precaution.

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

Saturday kicked off the Lakers' only four-game-in-five-night set of the season and, all told, their most brutal stretch of 2015-16 -- 10 games in 15 days, including their longest road trip of the season, an eight-games-in-12-days trip that begins Tuesday in Philadelphia.

RPM rates Porzingis as top rookie

Steve Ilardi writes of the Knicks' rookie: "Kristaps Porzingis already looks like the real deal. The 20-year-old center leads all rookies in RPM (1.42) despite a mediocre offensive contribution so far." Can he keep it up? (Insider)