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Westbrook ties MJ with 7th straight triple-double

Russell Westbrook matched Michael Jordan for the longest triple-double streak since 1989 with his seventh straight in a loss Friday night to the Rockets.

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Cuban still not sold on Westbrook as 'superstar'

Mark Cuban, who declared during last season's playoffs that Russell Westbrook wasn't a superstar, isn't convinced by the Thunder point guard being on pace to average a triple-double.

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The parents of embattled San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick have broken their silence on their son's decision to kneel for the playing of the national anthem this season.

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Prosecution rests case in Will Smith murder trial

The prosecution in Will Smith's murder trial wrapped up its final day of testimony Friday, including experts who testified that Cardell Hayes intentionally crashed into Smith's vehicle.

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Iowa 'Field of Dreams' complex gets go-ahead

The Iowa Supreme Court cleared the way for a 24-field baseball complex at the "Field of Dreams" movie site in Dyersville, upholding a lower court's decision on the property.

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The Uncoverables: Best NFL WRs in every category

Who's the best deep threat? Which WR is most dangerous after the catch? What about the toughest player to cover in the red zone? Here's your ultimate breakdown of the league's top wide receivers.

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Uni Watch: The NFL's shell game

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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Carmelo Anthony has 23 first-half points on 8-for-13 shooting. He said he didn't want the Knicks to let the Cleveland loss linger and he's done all he can to make that happen in the first half tonight. Knicks are up 54-53 at the half against Sacramento.

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Melo drops 15 first-quarter points
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Carmelo Anthony is on fire in the first quarter, going 6-of-8 from the field for 15 points in the opening period against the Kings.

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Randle goes coast-to-coast for the and-1
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Julius Randle grabs the rebound, then looks like a point guard as he goes coast-to-coast, hits the layup and draws the foul in the first quarter against the Suns.

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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Carmelo Anthony is red hot early on, with 15 points in the first quarter. Kristaps Porzingis has hit just one of his first seven shots, so the Knicks may need a big night from Anthony to walk off the floor with a win.

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Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Patrick Beverley said it was like playing in the playgrounds of Chicago on the last few possessions when covering Russell Westbrook.

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Beverley's defense results in crucial Westbrook air ball
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With a chance to take the lead, Patrick Beverley's suffocating defense on Russell Westbrook results in an air ball. The Rockets defeated the Thunder 102-99.

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Russell Westbrook struggled to shoot when he was guarded by Patrick Beverley Friday. Westbrook shot 16.7% when guarded by Beverley, who contested 10 of Westbrook's 12 attempts as his primary defender.

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Russell Westbrook was able to record his 7th consecutive triple-double on Friday against the Rockets, making him the 4th player in NBA history with at least 7 such consecutive games (Elias). Even with that, the Thunder were unable to come away with a victory. Westbrook missed a potential go-ahead 3-point attempt with six seconds remaining. He is now 4-27 on potential go-ahead shots in the final 10 seconds of the 4th quarter/OT in his career. He's missed 10 of his last 11 such attempts.

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Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Patrick Beverley who grabbed the last rebound of the night chest bumped Mike D'Antoni near midcourt at the buzzer.

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Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Russell Westbrook's triple-double streak continues, but the Thunder's does not as the Rockets win 102-99. Westbrook finished with 27-10-10, but missed two go-ahead layups and airballed a 3 in the final 90 seconds.

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Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

The Rockets survive with a 102-99 victory over the Thunder. Trevor Ariza hit two foul shots with 5.8 seconds left to seal it.

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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Derrick Rose told reporters in Sacramento, including The Undefeated's Marc Spears, that he expects to return on Sunday against the Los Angeles Lakers. The Knicks certainly missed Rose on Wednesday, when they were blown out by the Cavs.

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Marc J. Spears The Undefeated 

Knicks guard Derrick Rose (back) says he expects to play Sunday against the Lakers.

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LeBron passes Hayes for ninth place on all-time scoring list
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LeBron James scores on a driving layup to pass Elvin Hayes for ninth place on the all-time scoring list with 27,315 points.

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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Derrick Rose will miss tonight's game against the Sacramento due to discomfort related to lingering spasms in his back. This is the second straight game Rose has missed due to the ailment, but he is not expected to miss extended time.

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Westbrook's rebound clinches seventh straight triple-double
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Russell Westbrook pulls down his 10th rebound against the Rockets to become the first player since Michael Jordan in 1989 to record seven straight triple-doubles.

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Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Russell Westbrook pulls in his 10th rebound and has his seventh consecutive triple-double, the longest streak since MJ in 1989.

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Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Westbrook is two rebounds from a seventh consecutive triple-double, with the entire fourth quarter to go. The Thunder, though, trail the Rockets 86-77. The big issue for OKC: 16 turnovers, with Westbrook contributing 7 of them.

Shumpert wows Cleveland with reverse slam
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Iman Shumpert goes baseline and hammers home a gaudy reverse dunk for the Cavaliers.

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LeBron drops no-look dime to RJ
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LeBron James gets uber crafty for the Cavaliers, dropping a no-look dime to Richard Jefferson for the slam.

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Towns soars for flying alley-oop
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On the fastbreak, Ricky Rubio feeds Timberwolves teammate Karl-Anthony Towns for the alley-oop slam dunk.

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Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Patrick Beverley didn't play in the first meeting between Houston and Oklahoma City. He's playing tonight and making an impact when covering Russell Westbrook. Against Beverley, Westbrook is 1-5 with two turnovers, an offensive foul and four points.

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Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Westbrook is well on his way to a seventh straight triple-double, with 10-7-7 at half against the Rockets. He rediscovered one of the Thunder's best offensive weapons from last season, pick-and-roll lobs with Steven Adams, who has 17 and 9 rebounds.

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Harrell jumps over Adams and dunks it home
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Rockets forward Montrezl Harrell gets the dish from James Harden and dunks it over Steven Adams.

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Russell Westbrook currently has 5 turnovers, his 7th half with 5 or more turnovers this season. Only James Harden (8) has more such halves. No other player in the NBA had more than 2 such halves coming into today.

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