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Pistons Part With Smith

Detroit waives Josh Smith less than two years after signing him to a contract.

Aim And Ignite

The threat of Kyle Korver's long-range shots has helped spark the Hawks' surge.

Morning Tip: Historic Gamble

The past -- and winning -- was key in Rajon Rondo's move from Boston to Dallas.

Sticking With Them

The memories of last year's playoff loss to the Spurs is fresh in the Blazers' minds.

Sunday's Rewind: Davis Dominates

Anthony Davis and the Pelicans get a big win in OKC on a busy Sunday night.

Ready For A Reunion?

LeBron's return to Miami is just one of five must-see games on Christmas Day.

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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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What now, N.Y.?

As the Knicks falter, should they ponder 'Melo trade options?

All Ball Blog

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Wookie of the year

Brook Lopez really wants to be in the new "Star Wars" movie.


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Balancing Boogie

The Kings want to run, but will that neutralize DeMarcus Cousins?

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).

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.