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Harden's 44 Sparks Rockets

James Harden scores 44 as Houston rolls to end Portland five-game winning streak.

Spurs Stave Off Clippers

Tony Parker returns with 26 points as San Antonio beats L.A. to end its slide.

Bulls' Backcourt Burns Raptors

Derrick Rose and Jimmy Butler combine for 56 as Chicago cools off Toronto 129-120.

Hawks Handle Mavericks

Dennis Schroder scores a career-high 22 as red-hot Atlanta beats Dallas 105-102.

Motorin' On

Josh Smith is no longer a Piston, but there are at least six teams interested in him.

Morning Tip: Trading Places?

As the Knicks falter, should they ponder their trade options for Carmelo Anthony?

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Power Rankings

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Best never rest

Steph Curry and the Warriors maintain their lofty perch.


Morning Tip

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Historic gamble

The past -- and winning -- was key in Rajon Rondo's move.

All-Star Ballot

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It's that time

Which players are going to NYC? Make your voice heard now!

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NBA Pulse

Fan Night Vote

Christmas Day

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Wizards vs. Knicks

John Wall and Co. seek a win at MSG (Noon ET, ESPN).

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Thunder vs. Spurs

Last season's West finalists square off (2:30 p.m. ET, ABC).

The Starters

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The Bone Zone

Brent Barry joins the guys to open a pack of old basketball cards.

The Beat

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How high?

Could the Hawks win 60 games this season? The panel discusses.

Stats & Standings

Stats Leaders


Rank Eastern W L
1 Toronto 22 6
2 Atlanta 19 7
3 Washington 19 7
4 Chicago 17 9
5 Cleveland 16 10
6 Milwaukee 14 14
7 Miami 13 15
8 Brooklyn 11 15
Rank Western W L
1 Golden State 22 3
2 Portland 22 6
3 Memphis 21 6
4 Houston 19 7
5 Dallas 20 8
6 L.A. Clippers 19 8
7 San Antonio 17 11
8 New Orleans 14 13
Full Standings

Happy Holiday

Jrue Holiday tied a career-high with 15 assists Sunday. Watch all of them with our video box score.