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Noel takes lob, flips it and reverses it

Could Nerlens Noel do ballet? This seems like a smooth tour en l'air, or perhaps "lob en l'air" would be more appropriate?


Love exits as Cavaliers lead Celtics

Cleveland lost Kevin Love to a thigh bruise late in the third quarter and the Cavs' lead is down to just two points after the Celtics opened the final frame on a 9-3 run. Follow live

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Mario Chalmers gets whistled for a Flagrant 2 and ejected after elbowing Sasha Vujacic in the face. Knicks trail by 7 with 11 minutes to go after Vujacic knocks down both free throws.

Clippers close out strong against Magic

Six Clippers found double-figure points as Los Angeles overcame 22 turnovers to take the 107-93 win and handing Orlando its third-straight loss. Box score


Millsap finds a basket behind the board

A bump pushed Paul Millsap behind the backboard. Good thing he still knew where the bucket was.


Wall snags triple-double in blowout

John Wall collected 18 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists, picking up a triple-double as five Washington players scored in double figures in the 106-94 win over Philly. Box score


Nets runs away from Kings in 3rd quarter

Donald Sloan, Brook Lopez and Thaddeus Young each scored at least 10 points in the third quarter to extend Brooklyn's lead to 103-85. The 103 points through three frames is the most by the Nets since November 2000. Follow live

Dave McMenamin @mcten

Love is headed to the locker room. Good sign is he was walking on his own power, but there was a noticeable limp.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Jose Calderon, maligned by a vocal contingent of Knicks for much of the season, has carried the Knjcks tonight. He has 18 points, 6 rebounds & 3 assists and the score is tied at 62-62.

Dave McMenamin @mcten

Kevin Love is writhing in pain on the baseline. Having his L knee looked at by trainer Steve Spiro.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Knicks run off four straight points midway through the third quarter to cut the Grizzlies to to four. If they can find a way to win, it would be their first victory in seven games without Carmelo Anthony.

Whiteside messing around in Charlotte

Hassan Whiteside is up to 10 points, 10 rebounds and just snatched a ball out of the air, which counts for his 10th block. Follow live


Michael Wallace ESPN Staff Writer 

And there it is. Hassan Whiteside secured his third triple-double this season in style by blocking and then cuffing Marvin Williams' shot in the lane.

Pacers hanging tough with Hawks

The Pauls -- George and Millsap -- are at a stalemate, each with 22 points. But Atlanta holds the slim 78-74 lead in the fourth quarter. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN


Al Horford, the destroyer of worlds

Let all cower before his dunking might.


Lavoy Allen, the foul and slow one

Pacers C Lavoy Allen got fouled on this dunk attempt. It just took a bit to get the "and one."


Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Memphis slowed the pace down and prevented the Knicks from creating offense off of drag screens. The result? The Grizzlies outscored the Knicks 19-9 in the final seven minutes of the half.

Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz

#Grizzlies lead the #Knicks at the half, 50-40. #Grizz shooting 51% lead by Green (10pts) and ZBo (8pts)

Nets hold edge over Kings at halftime

Joe Johnson went 4-of-4 from beyond the arc in the first half and his 20 points have pushed Brooklyn to a 65-61 lead. Darren Collison's 12 points lead four Sacramento players in double figures. Halftime stats

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Rockets forward Terrence Jones most likely will miss Saturday's game against the Blazers. Jones did not attend Thursday's game at Phoenix after being in a car accident on the way to the airport. He spent the night in the hospital and test results according to the team were negative.

Pacers go back and forth with Hawks

It's been a see-saw battle as Indiana is up 62-61 midway through the third period. Paul George is up to 19 points while Paul Millsap has 18 for Atlanta. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN


Halftime: Cavaliers 49, Celtics 43

Kyrie Irving and J.R. Smith each poured in 11 points as Cleveland turned a strong first 12 minutes into a halftime advantage. LeBron James scored nine points but was just 3-of-8 from the floor with four turnovers. Halftime stats

Fans let C.J. Miles know he airballed

When an opponent airballs, you make sure they're aware.