Dwight receives the Mutombo treatment
When 6-foot-4 Tony Allen swatted 6-foot-11 Dwight Howard's shot at the rim, that called for a finger wag.
Mascot gives Lopez a taste of own medicine
Knicks C Robin Lopez is at it again with the mascots, only this time the joke is on him.
Stephen Curry compares himself with Messi
The Warriors star said he and soccer great Lionel Messi both have a "creative" style: "It's just about a feel when you're out on the pitch or on the court. I try to do the fancy things out there by going with both hands, making crossover moves and having a certain creativity and flair to my game. That's definitely the style that Messi has when he's out there in his matches."
What we're thankful for: Stephen Curry
A single rickety hoop in rural Virginia. Two generations of NBA greats. Becoming Stephen Curry took dedication, a kind that made Curry's grandma position herself between the car and the hoop when he visited if she wanted a kiss hello. The Curry legend
The Cavs can dance if they want to
But LeBron & Co. didn't want to, making for an awkward moment right before tip in Toronto.
Kidd has zero chill, earns ejection
Bucks coach Jason Kidd smacks the ball out of an official's hand in a 129-118 loss to the Kings in Milwaukee after Giannis Antetokounmpo fails to draw a foul late in the fourth quarter.
Durant speeds past Lopez for jam
Thunder forward Kevin Durant glided by Nets center Brook Lopez for a thunderous one-handed dunk.
Rajon Rondo's unconventional assist
Kings guard Rajon Rondo bounces the ball off the backboard into center Kosta Koufos' bread basket for the easy layup. We're sure he meant to do that.
Mo Williams drains half-court shot
The Cavs guard hits nothing but the bottom of the net on a 46-footer to end the third quarter against the Raptors in Toronto.
Porzingis uses 2 hands to block Oladipo
Victor Oladipo went up for a huge dunk, but Kristaps Porzingis came up with an even bigger block.
CP3 drops Gobert on nasty crossover
Clippers guard Chris Paul crosses up Jazz center Rudy Gobert, sending him crashing to the hardwood.
No stopping Blake Griffin
Blake Griffin grabs one of his 12 rebounds, goes coast to coast with a few smooth moves and powers through the lane for a one-handed slam for two of his 40 points. The Clippers fell to 2-4 when Griffin goes for 40 points and 10 boards.
Jazz triumph despite Griffin's 40 and 12
Blake Griffin records 40 points and 12 rebounds, but Gordon Hayward's 33 points carry the Jazz past the Clippers 102-91 at Staples Center.
Bucks, Kings exchange words after game
Players from the Bucks and Kings had a heated confrontation in the tunnel following their game Wednesday. Bucks guards O.J. Mayo and Jerryd Bayless were both reportedly involved in jawing with Kings F DeMarcus Cousins. Mayo escorted to car
Cavaliers hold players-only meeting
After Wednesday's 103-99 road loss to the Raptors, LeBron James and James Jones got on the team for their inconsistent play through the Cavaliers' 11-4 start, according to sources. Mental toughness questioned
Lob City rocks the rim vs. Jazz
Blake Griffin slams home a sick alley-oop from Chris Paul in the first quarter of the Clips' 102-91 loss to the Jazz. Paul and Griffin scored 64 points on 28-of-38 shooting, while the rest of the team had 27 points on 10-of-37 shooting.
Davis, Pelicans rally past Suns
Anthony Davis records 26 points and 17 boards in the Pelicans' 120-114 victory over the Suns. New Orleans has won three straight games.
Amin Elhassan ESPN Staff Writer
Pelicans head coach Alvin Gentry was effusive with praise for his second unit, stating they turned the game around with excellent defense & pushing tempo
Spurs slip by Mavs for third straight win
Kawhi Leonard scores 26 points and Tony Parker adds 16 points and eight assists in the Spurs' 88-83 victory over the Mavericks.