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On ESPN: Wizards-Suns

John Wall and his crew try to sneak a win out in the desert versus Phoenix (LIVE).

Kyrie For 55

With LeBron out, Kyrie Irving has a career-high 55 to lift the Cavs over the Blazers.

Hawks Grab 17th

Make it 17 consecutive wins for Atlanta, which drops Brooklyn 113-102.

Rockets Edge Reeling Mavs

Houston delivers Dallas its fourth straight loss, taking the home win 99-94.

Kobe: 'I've Got To Do It Again'

A frustrated but driven Mamba vents on the rehab road ahead with Ahmad Rashad.

Midseason Report Cards: Hanging On

While its health is improving, San Antonio has resembled an infirmary this season.

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'Turning into a leader'

Kyrie Irving's improved play has been music to LeBron James' ears.

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What could have been

How close were we to seeing a Kobe-MJ collaboration?



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What do you see?

There are some pretty bold forecasts floating around for OKC.

Rookie Ladder

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Strong case

Orlando's Elfrid Payton is proving to be the top rookie point guard.

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NBA Pulse

Fan Night Vote

The Starters

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Eastern reserves

Can 4 Hawks make the All-Star cut? What of Bosh and Wade?


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Western roundup

Reserve roles might have to suffice for OKC's All-Star hopes.


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Best back courts

Dennis Scott & Co. know which guard combos they love.

Inside Stuff

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Saturday, Noon ET

Celtics rookie Marcus Smart goes on a lobster fishing trip.

Stats & Standings

Stats Leaders


Rank Eastern W L
1 Atlanta 37 8
2 Washington 31 15
3 Toronto 30 15
4 Chicago 30 17
5 Cleveland 26 20
6 Milwaukee 23 22
7 Miami 20 25
8 Charlotte 19 26
Rank Western W L
1 Golden State 36 7
2 Memphis 33 12
3 Portland 32 13
4 L.A. Clippers 31 14
5 Houston 31 14
6 Dallas 30 16
7 San Antonio 29 17
8 Phoenix 26 20
Full Standings

Rim-rocking resume

Take a look at the jamming résumés of the four dunkers in the Sprite Slam Dunk contest.