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Clippers chipping away at lead

After trailing by as many as 19 earlier in the game, the short-handed Clippers have cut the 76ers' lead down to just 3 early in the fourth quarter. Follow live

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End 3Q: IND 64, LAL 59 Lakers shooting 28.4% (Kobe is 2-14 from the floor) and Pacers shooting 37.7% (Paul George is 5-16).

Westbrook crashes Durant's interview

Kevin Durant was talking about his experience taking pictures at Super Bowl 50. Russell Westbrook was unimpressed.

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Triple-double for LeBron James

The Cavs star has 21 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists as Cleveland has opened up a 21-point lead over Sacramento. It's his first triple-double of the season, and sixth since returning to the Cavs last year, including the postseason. Follow live

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Pacers extend lead over Lakers

Julius Randle has a double-double (10 points, 11 rebounds), but Kobe Bryant is just 2-for-11 from the field and the Pacers have opened up a 15-point lead midway through the third quarter. Follow live

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Magic off to slow start in Atlanta

Looking for their first back-to-back wins in 2016, the Magic have fallen behind the Hawks 26-8 midway through the first quarter. Atlanta is shooting 73% from the field. Follow live

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

This is probably the most important description that Phil Jackson offered today about his next coach: "Someone has to match the style of the way we do things. There's a certain style that I have that I think works and I've found (to work) before."

Jackson: It was time to make a change

Knicks president Phil Jackson said of Derek Fisher, who was fired Monday: "I think he was a dedicated worker. Some of that onus is on the players."

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76ers take rare big halftime lead

For just the fourth time this season, Philadelphia is up double-digits at the break, leading the Clippers 59-49. The 76ers are 1-2 in the previous three games they led by at least 10 going into the second half. Follow live

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Nets rookie Chris McCullough has enters the game and is making his NBA debut. He last played a game on Jan. 11, 2015 then had to endure a 13-month absence due to a torn ACL he suffered at Syracuse.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Phil Jackson said that running the triangle offense "is not paramount, but is important" for his next head coach. I'd be surprised if Phil hired a coach who wasn't committed to the triangle. Don't rule out the idea that Kurt Rambis stays on if the Knicks do well under him.

Triple-double watch for LeBron James

The Cavs star hasn't had a triple-double this season, but has 10 points, 7 rebounds and 8 assists at halftime, helping Cleveland take a 61-45 lead over visiting Sacramento. Follow live

Bulls down big at halftime

With no Jimmy Butler and no Derrick Rose, the Bulls are struggling to put the ball in the basket. They're shooting 35% from the field and trail the Hornets 57-42 at the break. Follow live

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Here's Phil Jackson on the Matt Barnes-Derek Fisher incident and if that impacted his decision to fire Fisher: "No one's happy about what happened or what came out of that. It was embarrassing for us and for Derek. That had nothing to do with what's happened here today."

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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Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

Kobe Bryant dunked it&kind of...but barely leapt high enough to get the ball over the rim. The 37-year-old is laughing and smiling as he runs back down the court.

Ethan Sherwood Strauss ESPN Staff Writer 

Kerr on rookie Kevon Looney, who probably isn't filling the Ezeli void: "I think it's more of a big picture thing. I don't think it's like a matter of days he's going to be ready to play a full NBA game or full NBA season. I think, he's a kid, he's 19 years old, maybe he just turned 20. So a big part of this year for him is just building his body and stamina and conditioning. It helps when he can get some playing time. Really I look at it more long term. More, the whole year where he needs to make strides."

Kobe off the mark in final Indiana visit

Retiring Lakers star Kobe Bryant missed all four shots he took from the field in the first quarter of his final game against the Pacers, as Indiana took a 23-22 lead. Follow live

LeBron stuffing stat sheet early

LeBron James had 7 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists in the first quarter, helping the Cavaliers take a 31-23 lead over the Kings, who come in having lost 7 of their past 8 games. Follow live

Hornets nearly double up Bulls

Eight different Hornets players scored in the first quarter, as they put up 38 points, taking an 18-point lead over the visiting Bulls after 1. Charlotte has won 3 of its past 4 games coming into tonight. Follow live

Ethan Sherwood Strauss ESPN Staff Writer 

Warriors' statement on Ezeli's surgery

Clippers down big ... to the 76ers

Philadelphia is shooting a scorching 70% from the field while holding the visiting Clippers to 5-for-15 shooting, taking a 10-point lead midway through the first quarter. Follow live

Hornets fly out to big lead

Charlotte has made 7 of its first 9 shots from the field, taking a 17-6 lead and forcing an early Bulls timeout. Chicago is playing without Derrick Rose (soreness). Follow live

Karl, Kings take on Cleveland

With rumors swirling about George Karl's job security, the Kings coach leads his team into Cleveland to face the Cavaliers, who've lost two of their past three under Tyronn Lue. Follow live

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