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5-on-5: NBA stars discuss all-time greats and Curry's place

Is Michael Jordan the greatest of all time? Where should Steph Curry be ranked? We asked a few players and coaches to share their views in this special edition of 5-on-5.

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Why do the Kings reportedly want to fire Karl? (1:29)
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Joe Johnson beats the buzzer ... again

It has been a rough season for the Nets, but they still know who to go to when the game is on the line -- the most prolific buzzer-beater maker.

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NBA trade talk: Predicting biggest trades in East

Could the Bucks move Jabari Parker? What about the Nets and Brook Lopez? Our experts break down the most interesting storylines in the Eastern Conference heading into the NBA trade deadline.

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Unstoppable Warriors vs. unstoppable KD

When two immense hoop forces collided, excellence ensued. Still, Kevin Durant (40 points) couldn't lift the Thunder past a Warriors team lacking its usual Splash Bros. 3-point success.

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Holmes: Lone Star farewell for Kobe Bryant

The Lakers' star exited the San Antonio floor for the last time, saluting a long history battling a franchise that gave him his most worthy challenges, Baxter Holmes writes.

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Seven NBA rookie surprises, from Philly to OKC

When rookies exceed expectations, it gets our attention. Chad Ford and Kevin Pelton look at seven surprises from the rookie class, including one making a difference for a contender.

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Kobe can still elevate ... sort of

This wasn't exactly the form that won Kobe Bryant a dunk contest title, but it counts for two points just the same.

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Magic get rare back-to-back wins

A night after hitting a game-winner, Nikola Vucevic scored 28 points to lead the Magic to an OT win over the Hawks. It's the first time in 2016 Orlando has won back-to-back games.

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Westbrook, Durant power Thunder win

Russell Westbrook had 29 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists, and Kevin Durant had a game-high 32 points, as OKC picked up a 122-106 win in Phoenix. The Thunder have won 6 of their past 7. Box score

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Jackson: It was time to make a change

Knicks president Phil Jackson said of Derek Fisher, who was fired Monday: "I think he was a dedicated worker. Some of that onus is on the players."

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Rondo to LeBron for the slam

Rajon Rondo set up LeBron James for a breakaway dunk with a perfect outlet pass. One problem: they don't play for the same team.

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Royce Young @royceyoung

Since that 3 late in the third Durant has 16 on 5-5 shooting, including that deep dagger to put OKC up nine with 3:05 left.

Johnson wins it, Prokhorov goes bonkers

Joe Johnson banked in a 3-pointer at the buzzer to down the Nuggets, much to the delight of Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov.

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Kings ready to move on from Karl

Marc Stein reports the Kings are planning on firing coach George Karl, saying on SportsCenter: "Since they lost Friday night in Brooklyn this has been seen as an inevitability."

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Royce Young @royceyoung

Thunder went up 11, and have just lost focus again. Missing easy looks, turning it over, not staying solid defensively.

NBA greats debate all-time greats

Who's in Chris Bosh's all-time NBA Top 5? "No. 1? I have to say Jordan. No. 2 is Kareem. No. 3 is Magic. Uh, shoot, man. I'd probably go Bill Russell No. 4. Man, this is so hard." Who made the cut?

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Blazers best Grizzlies in OT

Damian Lillard scored 33 points and iced the game with free throws down the stretch as Portland earned a 112-106 OT win in Memphis. The Blazers have won 7 of their past 8. Box score

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Ranking Air Jordans

As all the sneakerheads know, the Air Jordan XXX drops Friday. What better time to look back at all 29 looks of past Jordan kicks? Full ranking

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Power Rankings: Warriors at home at No. 1

After their 41st straight win at home, Golden State is showing no signs of slowing down atop Marc Stein's latest rankings. Rankings

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Magic come back to win in OT

Orlando fell behind by 20 in the first quarter, but outscored Atlanta 29-18 in the fourth, then 16-9 in OT to pick up its second consecutive win. Box score

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Allen Crabbe forces OT in Memphis

The Blazers guard made a layup at the buzzer in regulation, sending Portland and Memphis to overtime tied at 102. It's the third game in the NBA tonight to require an extra session. Follow live

LeBron's triple-double leads Cavs

LeBron James recorded his first triple-double of the season, finishing with 21 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists in Cleveland's 120-100 win over Sacramento.

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KAT pounces for big slam

Karl-Anthony Towns faked the handoff and instead took it in himself for a massive dunk.

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Johnson comes up clutch for Nets again

After the last 10 years, no one has made more game-winning buzzer-beaters than Joe Johnson. He did it again Monday night, lifting the Nets over the Nuggets.

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ESPN sources say that the Sacramento Kings are going ahead with a coaching change and plan to fire George Karl in coming days

Hawks-Magic going long

Regulation was not enough time to decide this one as the teams head to overtime tied at 101. Al Horford's 27 points leads all scorers. Follow live

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LeBron on Kobe "Anytime I even watch his games, even when Im not playing him, its always very emotional just knowing its his last hurrah"

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov when asked about how the GM interviews are going: "It's not bad." Smiled and laughed when asked specifically about Denver assistant GM Arturas Karnisovas.

Kobe Bryant makes three late 3-pointers

Bryant only made 6 field goals vs. the Pacers tonight. But 3 of them came in just over a minute's time late in the fourth quarter.

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Joe Johnson redefines 'ankle breaker'

There are ankle breakers, and then there is Johnson doing this to Denver's Jusuf Nurkic.

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