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Follow live: Gasol-less Spurs visit Cavaliers

Kawhi Leonard visits LeBron & Co, but San Antonio was dealt a big blow on the eve of its only trip to Cleveland to face the defending champions when Pau Gasol underwent surgery on his left wrist.

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LeBron: Pop 'factors a lot' into 2020 decision

LeBron James said Saturday that the chance to play for new USA Basketball head coach Gregg Popovich will be a big consideration in his decision to participate in the 2020 Olympics.

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4hMarc Stein

Van Gundy: Jackson-Rubio trade not happening

Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy acknowledged the Pistons and Timberwolves had discussed a trade involving Reggie Jackson and Ricky Rubio but said he assured Jackson the deal would not happen.

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Canada's Hadwin latest with 59 on PGA Tour

Adam Hadwin is the eighth different player to shoot 59 or better on the PGA Tour. His 13 birdies during the third round of the CareerBuilder Challenge tied the all-time tour record.

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Isaiah Thomas' dad points to watch after son's 3-pointer in loss (0:37)
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Jay Williams fires up the Duke crowd with his pick (1:03)
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Willis' awesome dunk gets Rupp Arena on its feet (0:16)
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Get up2date: Viruses, injuries, strategy impacting title games (1:57)
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Rooney's record-breaking goal is clutch (0:45)
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UNC ball boy drains three half-court shots (1:11)
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The NBA season is over ... (no, really!)

Now that we're at the midpoint of the season, are you hoping your struggling team can play its way into the playoffs? Well, we have some bad news: Set your alarm for mid-April, because the standings rarely change after Jan. 20. Sorry, Knicks fans!

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Little strikes twice in Jets' win over the Blues (0:39)

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Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

After one quarter the Rockets lead the Grizzlies, 32-22. That's good. The bad is the Rockets led the Grizz after one quarter in the previous two meetings. Memphis eventually won those games.

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Rose blasts through the Suns' defense
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Derrick Rose blows through the center of the Suns' defense and finishes with the two-handed flush.

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South Carolina guard Sindarius Thornwell scored 34 points against No. 5 Kentucky. The rest of his team combined for 35 points.

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Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas did his part in the fourth quarter and overtime. The rest of his team ... well, take a look.

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Isaiah Thomas joins Larry Bird as the only players in Celtics history to average 35 points over a 10-game span in one season. Bird had two 10-game stretches averaging 35 or more points that overlapped, and that happened in each of two seasons: 1984-85 and 1987-88 (via Elias Sports Bureau).

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Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Rockets getting ready for the Grizzlies.

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Kemba lets out a scream after tough layup
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Kemba Walker grabs a board, takes it the length of the floor to convert a strong bucket and yells out in celebration.

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C.L. Brown ESPN Staff Writer 

I guess Coach K is in the house after all...

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

The program for Bellator 170, headlined by Tito Ortiz and Chael Sonnen in the main event.

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Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Blazers 127, Celtics 123: Isaiah Thomas scored 21 of his game-high 41 points in the fourth quarter and overtime, producing his third game of 40+ this season, but the Celtics didn't make enough plays in crunch time and dropped their second straight at home to a sub-.500 team. CJ McCollum with 35 points, Damian Lillard with 28 for the Blazers.

Willis' awesome dunk gets Rupp Arena up
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The Kentucky basketball Twitter account said this Derek Willis had to be in the SportsCenter Top 10 tonight. They might have a point.

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C.L. Brown ESPN Staff Writer 

Duke forward Amile Jefferson will return to the lineup tonight against Miami. Jefferson missed the past two games with a bruised right foot.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

And Courtney Lee opens the game against Phoenix burying a 3 from the same spot he would've taken one at the end of the Washington game if not, as he says, for Sidney Lowe being near him on the court yelling help was there.

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

Bellator officials have reserved a front row seat for Meryl Streep if she wanted to check out a mixed martial arts event.

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Monk fights off defenders for and-1
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Kentuck freshman Malik Monk defied gravity and the South Carolina defense to finish this layup and draw the foul.

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Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni said Clint Capela will continue to come off the bench as his conditioning improves. Capela missed 15 games with a small fracture of his left leg. He played well in Friday's loss to Golden State, scoring 22 points in 21 minutes. "This road trip we'll try and (work) him in as much as we can," D'Antoni said. Rockets begin a five-game road trip Saturday night at Memphis.

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West Virginia's bench outscored its starters 22-16 in the first half. West Virginia averages 38.6 points off the bench, second-most in the nation behind The Citadel (42.8).

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Both No. 5 Kentucky and No. 24 South Carolina had 22 points in the paint in the first half. The Wildcats (11 of 12 from the paint) entered averaging 43.8 paint points per game, the most among major conference teams and 12 points per game more than the Gamecocks (11 of 17).

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Kristaps Porzingis, Joakim Noah and Courtney Lee will start with Carmelo Anthony and Derrick Rose against Phoenix tonight.

Isaiah Thomas shows off his motor
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The Blazers couldn't stop Isaiah Thomas from getting to the hoop twice on the same trip down the floor.

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Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Memphis coach David Fizdale on James Harden: "He's so good I lose sleep. He's really that good."

Andy Katz ESPN Senior Writer 

Indiana with a significant win today over Michigan State. Lose OG to injury. Beat Penn State on a buzzer earlier in the week. Knock off Spartans. Great spirit from this crew.

Andy Katz ESPN Senior Writer 

What a win for Arizona. Trier back. Final Four now a legitimate goal again. Race with UCLA, Arizona, Oregon should be something to track in Pac-12.

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

LeBron James getting up shots before the Spurs game. He stepped on the court around 5:45 for the 8:30 tipoff.

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Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer 

Jim Irsay on if he talked to Jon Gruden: "Not about the head coaching position." He said he talked to a ton people to see what they thought about our franchise.