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First-round upsets in the West?

The Rockets may have the higher seed over the Spurs, but ESPN's Tim Legler and Chris Broussard believe it'd be an upset if Houston beat San Antonio.


LeBron a leader in Cleveland

Chris Broussard is not fazed by LeBron James calling the Cavs' plays: "Why wouldn't he be calling the plays? ... LeBron James has always called plays."


Kelly Oubre Jr. jumping to NBA

The 6-foot-7 guard/forward is leaving Kansas after one season to enter the NBA draft. Oubre, ESPN's Chad Ford's No. 11 overall player, averaged 9.3 points and 5 rebounds per game. Ford's big board (Insider)

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Parker has best winning percentage

Tony Parker played in his 1,000th career game Tuesday, and nobody in NBA history has enjoyed more team wins through his first 1,000 than Parker, who has 718.

Steve Kerr with the magic touch

The Warriors coach has been a part of two of the best teams in NBA history with the 1995-96 Bulls, who won a record 72 games, and the 1996-97 Bulls -- both championship teams. Can he repeat his playing days with a championship as a coach?


Jeff Goodman @GoodmanESPN

Eastern Washington's Tyler Harvey is set to declare for the NBA Draft, source told ESPN. Will not yet sign with agent.

Kevin Durant: I want to finish in OKC

Via Revolt TV, the Thunder star said he wants to be a "Kobe [Bryant], Tim Duncan, Dirk Nowitzki type. ... But you never know what the future holds sometimes and how teams may feel about you after a while, but I love it here and I would love to get my jersey retired here."

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Tony Parker's 1,000th game ends in style

The Spurs G played in his 1,000th game Tuesday night against the Heat, becoming the player with the most team wins through his first 1,000 games:

  • Tony Parker: 718
  • Scottie Pippen: 715
  • Tim Duncan: 707

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Chad Ford on NBA draft prospects

The ESPN NBA draft insider said on Mike & Mike: "Now when you hear the word 'senior' or hear the word 'junior,' people recoil a bit. ... I think there are exceptions to the rule, and I think Willie Cauley-Stein will be one of the exceptions."

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Myron Medcalf @MedcalfByESPN

As Chris Paul was falling to the ground on that Steph Curry crossover, you know he was saying "Wait a minute now, Son!" to himself.

ICYMI: NBA's top plays from Tuesday

Spoiler alert: Stephen Curry owns the top play. But the other two plays are nothing short of amazing, including one that had Spurs coach Gregg Popovich shaking his head.


Top 20 athletes of the past 20 years

LeBron. Serena. MJ. Tiger. All great athletes who made the top 10, but who most defined the pinnacle of sports over the past two decades? See who's No. 1

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There are worse fates for the Knicks

Phil Jackson is encouraging Knicks season-ticket holders to "remain optimistic," but one can understand why that might be growing more and more difficult. The good news for New York fans: The Knicks probably can't go much lower.


Golden State racking up the wins

The Warriors have now won 10 straight, their second double-digit win streak this season. That's as many such win streaks as the rest of the NBA combined.


Curry's sick moves cross up CP3

Warriors guard Stephen Curry dropped Chris Paul with a beautiful double move, and then, he said, instinct took over: "As soon as I saw him go down, I knew I had to shoot it and see what happens.