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West Elite Battle In L.A.

The red-hot Warriors and Clippers are streaking out West. Which team's run will end at Staples?

Highlights

Pistons stun Hawks (0:48)

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4hBill Simmons

B.S. Report: State of the Cavs

Brian Windhorst joins Bill Simmons to discuss how Kevin Love fits on the Cavaliers, LeBron James and David Blatt's relationship and Cleveland's odds going into the playoffs.

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3hChris Forsberg

Embrace the Celtics' playoff push

Unlike many other rebuilding situations, there's not much to be gained at this point by Boston missing the playoffs.

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6hNick Friedell

Rose participates in 5-on-5 scrimmage

While Bulls players and coaches remain optimistic about Derrick Rose's progress, Thibodeau remains non-committal regarding a return date.

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Supersized Westbrook (1:03)

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6hBaxter Holmes

Lakers win another must-lose game

With L.A. fans looking toward the draft lottery, the Lakers could be losing some valuable ping pong balls with their late-season wins.

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Ranking NBA Coaches (7:03)

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Golden St. Warriors @warriors

Warriors finish the first half with 14 helpers on 16 field goals, assisting on 87.5% of their baskets. 2nd half coming up soon

Halftime: Clippers 53, Warriors 46
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This game might mean more to the Clippers, as Warriors coach Steve Kerr said after the first quarter, but Golden State isn't exactly surrendering. The Clippers led by as many as 17 before Stephen Curry (14 points, 3 assists) got hot. Follow live

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Los Angeles Clippers @LAClippers

Halftime: LAC 53 - GSW 46. Blake Griffin leading the way with 18 points, six rebounds. Clippers holding the Warriors to 37.2% shooting

Kevin Pelton @kpelton

Looked like Steve Kerr was calling to foul DeAndre Jordan, but Festus Ezeli did not move to commit it before Doc called timeout.

Amin Elhassan @AminESPN

Redick did something interesting: in playing cat-and-mouse game running off screens, ran INTO Speights. If CP recognized, coulda hit DJ

Amin Elhassan @AminESPN

Redick has been ablaze over last ten games, avg almost 22 ppg on 53% from field, 49% from 3

KD wants to stick with OKC for career

Thunder fans can rest a little easier, as Kevin Durant recently told Revolt TV just how much he loves Oklahoma City. "I'm one of those guys that would love to stick it out with one team my whole career ... Kobe [Bryant], Tim Duncan, Dirk Nowitzki type. That's awesome." But you never know

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J.A. Adande @jadande

Steve Kerr isn't into this game at all. No reaction to a Warriors defensive breakdown, no reaction to Steph's 3-point and-one

Clippers in world of hurt in second
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After roasting the Warriors for 30 points in the first quarter, Los Angeles is struggling to find the bottom of the net early in the second. The Clippers have just 3 points in the period as the Warriors have narrowed the gap to single digits. Follow live

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J.A. Adande @jadande

Good thing for Warriors they'd have home court vs. Clippers in playoffs. They get in vacation mode when they come to LA

ESPN Stats & Info @ESPNStatsInfo

Entering tonight, there has been a technical foul or flagrant foul in 4 straight meetings and 13 of last 14 games between Warriors/Clippers

End of 1Q: Clippers 30, Warriors 18
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It was all L.A. through the first 12 minutes. Chris Paul has 5 points, 5 assists and a seemingly telepathic connection with Blake Griffin, who has 12 points, 3 boards and 2 assists of his own. Follow live

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