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NBA Power Rankings: Warriors right at home at No. 1

Golden State continues to look unstoppable, both at Oracle and in Marc Stein's latest rankings. Who else is rising and falling as the NBA closes in on All-Star Weekend?

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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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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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Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

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.

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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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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Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Final: Nets 105 Nuggets 104. Joe Johnson beats Denver at the buzzer with a 3-pointer. Wow.

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

Lakers coach Byron Scott on Kobe Bryant's shooting after Bryant went 6-of-25 from the field in 89-87 loss to Indiana: "Sometimes you live and die with it, and I'm willing to do that with him."

Drummond drills one from 3/4 court

Free throws might befuddle the Pistons' Andre Drummond. But 3/4-court shots are his thing.

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Clippers survive scare from 76ers

Philadelphia led by as many as 19 points, but Los Angeles mounted a big comeback to escape with the 98-92 overtime win. DeAndre Jordan finished with 12 points and 21 rebounds. Box score

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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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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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Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

Cavs win 120-100 to improve to 7-3 in Lue's first 10 games. LeBron 21p 10r 10a (40th career triple-double); Kyrie 32p 12a; J.R. 22p; Love 11p 6r; TT 10r; Shump 6p 11r (ties career high); Richard Jefferson 10p 4r.

Ramona Shelburne ESPN Senior Writer 

And, that was it. After 11 points in 2 minutes to spark the Lakers comeback, Kobe tries a bunch of long, contested shots over Paul George. None go in. Pacers win 89-87. Crowd chants "Kobe! Kobe!" As he leaves the floor. The farewell tour marches on to Cleveland

Clutch Kobe not enough for Lakers

Kobe Bryant scored 11 points in the final 4:15 of the fourth quarter, including making 3-pointers on 3 consecutive possessions, but the Pacers came back in the final minute to beat the Lakers 89-87. Box score

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Redick's 3 forces OT for Clippers

The Clippers were down by as many as 19 against the 76ers, but J.J. Redick made a game-tying 3-pointer with 10 seconds left in the fourth quarter to force overtime in Philadelphia. Follow live

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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Hornets take care of short-handed Bulls

Chicago was without Jimmy Butler and Derrick Rose, and Charlotte made the most of it, outscoring the Bulls 38-20 in the first quarter and cruising to a 108-91 win to get to .500 on the season. Box score

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LeBron, Cavaliers rout Kings

LeBron James put up his first triple-double of the season and got help from Kyrie Irving (32 points) and J.R. Smith (22 points) as Cleveland rolled to a 120-100 win over visiting Sacramento. Box score

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Ramona Shelburne ESPN Senior Writer 

Kobe Bryant has caught fire here in Indy. Has just scored 11 points in the last two minutes here.

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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