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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.

How the Jazz almost stopped the Warriors (2:10)
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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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FREE BASKETBALL ALERT! Dirk Nowitzki tips in a Charlie Villanueva miss with 6 seconds remaining and the Mavs and Blazers are headed to OT.

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.


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.

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.


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

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."


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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)

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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.


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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.

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Robin Lopez will start out guarding Jahlil Okafor on Tuesday. Should be an interesting assignment for the center. "He's definitely a throwback big in terms of his ability on the offensive end and how capable he is with the ball," Derek Fisher says. On Tuesday, Lopez took some time to participate in GivingTuesday. The center visited a hospital in New York City and a local Ronald McDonald House.

Russell's first NBA slam is a big one

Rookie D'Angelo Russell reminded the 76ers why he went 2nd overall in the draft with this huge dunk over Nerlens Noel.


Highlights: Gasol, Grizzlies roll

Marc Gasol dropped a double-double of 38 points -- a career high -- and 13 rebounds as the Grizzlies downed the Pelicans 113-104 for their eighth win in 10 games.


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."


Baxter Holmes @BaxterHolmes

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

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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.