Kevin Durant: I want to finish in OKC
Via Revolt TV, the Thunder star said he wants to be a "Kobe [Bryant], Tim Duncan, Dirk Nowitzki type. ... But you never know what the future holds sometimes and how teams may feel about you after a while, but I love it here and I would love to get my jersey retired here."
Tony Parker's 1,000th game ends in style
The Spurs G played in his 1,000th game Tuesday night against the Heat, becoming the player with the most team wins through his first 1,000 games:
- Tony Parker: 718
- Scottie Pippen: 715
- Tim Duncan: 707
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Chad Ford on NBA draft prospects
The ESPN NBA draft insider said on Mike & Mike: "Now when you hear the word 'senior' or hear the word 'junior,' people recoil a bit. ... I think there are exceptions to the rule, and I think Willie Cauley-Stein will be one of the exceptions."
Myron Medcalf @MedcalfByESPN
As Chris Paul was falling to the ground on that Steph Curry crossover, you know he was saying "Wait a minute now, Son!" to himself.
ICYMI: NBA's top plays from Tuesday
Spoiler alert: Stephen Curry owns the top play. But the other two plays are nothing short of amazing, including one that had Spurs coach Gregg Popovich shaking his head.
Top 20 athletes of the past 20 years
LeBron. Serena. MJ. Tiger. All great athletes who made the top 10, but who most defined the pinnacle of sports over the past two decades? See who's No. 1
There are worse fates for the Knicks
Phil Jackson is encouraging Knicks season-ticket holders to "remain optimistic," but one can understand why that might be growing more and more difficult. The good news for New York fans: The Knicks probably can't go much lower.
Golden State racking up the wins
The Warriors have now won 10 straight, their second double-digit win streak this season. That's as many such win streaks as the rest of the NBA combined.
Curry's sick moves cross up CP3
Warriors guard Stephen Curry dropped Chris Paul with a beautiful double move, and then, he said, instinct took over: "As soon as I saw him go down, I knew I had to shoot it and see what happens.
No new friends for LeBron
“People get so infatuated with the best of friends, things of that nature. First of all, I’ve got three very good friends in this league, and that’s Carmelo [Anthony], and that’s C.P. (Chris Paul), and that’s D-Wade. And after that, I have a bunch of teammates,” LeBron James said. (via Northeast Ohio Media Group)
Griffin not happy with Clippers fans
On a night where the Staples Center crowd cheered every basket by Stephen Curry and even chanted "M-V-P" for the Warriors star, Blake Griffin was not amused. “Home court advantage is just not there for us,” Griffin said after the game. “If that’s how it feels in the playoffs it’s not looking good.” Griffin: No home-court
J.A. Adande @jadande
Chris Paul told the Warriors' bench, "He got me." Had no other choice, really.
Understatement of the night
Chris Paul on Stephen Curry: "That man is tough. Obviously he has a great handle." CP3 saw that handle up close on this insane play by Curry in the Warriors win.
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Ludacris said Curry's the MVP on Sportscenter so now it's done
Race for 8th in East
The Nets' win over the Pacers, combined with the Heat's loss, tightened things up in the increasingly cluttered East race for 8th, where 7th-place Miami leads 11th-place Charlotte by just 2.5 games.
There are worse fates for the Knicks
Phil Jackson is encouraging Knicks season ticket holders to "remain optimistic," but one can understand why that might be growing more and more difficult. The good news for New York fans: The Knicks probably can't go much lower.
No Green, no problem for Warriors
Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson combined to score 52 points in the Warriors' 110-106 win over the Clippers. The Clippers blew a 17-point lead despite 40 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists from Blake Griffin and the Warriors resting Draymond Green.
Blake benefits from no Draymond
Draymond Green didn't play Tuesday, which allowed Blake Griffin to post his second 40-point game of the season. Griffin was held to 30-percent shooting (6-of-20) when guarded by Green in his first two games against the Warriors this season.