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Warriors waltz into rowdy Houston and throttle Rockets

Kevin Durant and Steph Curry ignited Golden State as the Warriors turned a showdown with the Rockets into a statement road win.

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Warriors' wild week includes wins over Cavs, Thunder and Rockets (2:03)
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19mEric Williams

Source: Chargers hire Bradley to run defense

Gus Bradley, who was fired as head coach of the Jaguars in December, has reached an agreement to become the Chargers' defensive coordinator, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter.

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3hNick Friedell

Wade tweets apology to fans after Bulls' loss

Dwyane Wade tweeted an apology to fans after the Bulls' loss to the Hawks on Friday night. Jimmy Butler shared Wade's frustration, saying postgame, "I've been, we've been tired of this."

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6hMarc Stein and Chris Haynes

Sources: Wolves, Pistons talk Rubio-Jackson deal

The Wolves and Pistons have engaged in dialogue this week on a potential multiplayer exchange that would be headlined by Ricky Rubio and Reggie Jackson, sources say.

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Covington hits a late 3 for win (0:59)
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UNC ball boy drains three half-court shots (1:11)
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10hTom Haberstroh

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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Henrik Sedin scores 1,000th point in win, congratulated by Luongo (0:29)
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Checking in on MLS hopefuls for USMNT

Jordan Morris and Kellyn Acosta are among the young MLS players who could grow into a bigger role with the USMNT under Bruce Arena.

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Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni speaking out about the schedule. "I'm sure every coach is saying this, [but] our schedule has been ridiculous," D'Antoni said. "It's been ridiculous. We started it by going to China [in preseason] and they've been pulling and been pushing. ... That's ridiculous what they're asking these guys [to do]." Rockets have played nine games in 15 days, including three sets of back-to-back games. After Saturday, Houston will have played four games in five nights.

Covington's winner keeps 76ers rolling
NBA 

Robert Covington hit a go-ahead 3-pointer in the final seconds of the Sixers' 93-92 win over the Blazers. Philadelphia has won six of its last seven games.

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Matt Wilansky ESPN.com 

Do we have another upset brewing? Alexander Zverev, who's been touted as a future star, took the first set from Rafael Nadal, 6-4, at the Aussie Open. Rafa is 25-27 in majors when dropping the opening frame.

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Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Arizona announces that Allonzo Trier will play on Saturday against UCLA. Has been suspended all season, most recent drug test was negative.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

J.J. Barea is expected to miss several games after straining his left calf for the third time this season. "Same calf, different area," Mavs coach Rick Carlisle said. "Just unlucky. It's going to be a while. It's going to be likely weeks and not days."

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Henrik Sedin's second period goal was his 1000th career point.He is the first Canucks player to achieve the feat.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Jazz 112, Mavs 107 (final in OT). Rudy Gobert (27 points, 25 rebounds) dominated. Dirk Nowitzki (1-of-13 FG) had one of his worst nights.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Rudy Gobert (27 points, 25 rebounds) has the first 25-25 night of this NBA season. Both are career highs.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Jimmy Butler was very direct in his commentary after Friday's disappointing loss to the Atlanta Hawks. "We got to come out better, man," Butler said. "We got to start playing better from the jump. 48 minutes, man. It's terrible basketball. That's not the way we're supposed to play. It's so disappointing because the way we practice isn't the way that we play in the game. Don't ask me why, I don't know. Starting from me going all the way down the line, we've got to be better as a whole, as a team. Otherwise, we're just going to keep getting our asses beat. It's bad."

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

Anthony Davis suffered a right quad bruise and did not speak to the media in order to undergo treatment, according to a Pelicans official.

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The Rockets shot 7-of-35 from deep (20%) against the Warriors on Friday. It was their second-lowest 3-pt percentage and second fewest makes in a game this season .

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Rockets struggle most of the night in a 125-108 loss to the Warriors. Houston shot 20 percent from three, lost Ryan Anderson with a stomach flu in the second half and struggled to defend when necessary. James Harden finished with 17 points and struggled to find room against the swarming Warriors' defense. Eric Gordon struggled off the bench with six points missing 12 of 14 shots. Sam Dekker and Clint Capela played well of the bench combining for 39 points.

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

The Pelicans allow a season-high 143 points as the Nets win their second road game of the season, 143-114, without Jeremy Lin, Trevor Booker and Sean Kilpatrick. Anthony Davis sat the entire fourth quarter with an apparent right leg injury, marking the fifth time in six games Davis has missed at least part of a game due to injury,

Joe McDonald ESPN Staff Writer 

There will be no coaching change for the Boston Bruins after the team's 1-0 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks on Friday at TD Garden. Claude Julien, Torey Krug and Tuukka Rask discuss the loss.

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Ramona Shelburne ESPN Senior Writer 

Warriors out scored the Rockets 37-22 in the third quarter and lead 99-79 with 12 minutes to go. Houston is ice cold from behind the 3-point arc (4-for-27)

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Rudy Gobert grabbed his 10th rebound on the opening possession of the second half, stretching his streak of double-digit outings to 29. There have been 10 such streaks of at least 30 games since 1985-86.

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

With Ryan Anderson out for the rest of the game with a stomach flu, you wonder if he can play Saturday at Memphis.

Ethan Sherwood Strauss ESPN Staff Writer 

Warriors just ran away from the Rockets. 87-69 after the Dubs score 22 in half the 3rd quarter

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

The Blazers lose to the Sixers and the Pelicans are down 24 at home to the 8-win Nets. The race for the eighth seed in the West is, um, not so wild.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Jazz 46, Mavs 41 at the half. Gordon Hayward leads all scorers with 15 points despite the pain in his left ring finger (which he broke during preseason) flaring up badly enough to force him to call a timeout at one point.

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Ryan Anderson, coming back after a two-game absence with stomach flu, played nine minutes left for the locker room but did return. He's taken just one shot and has one rebound.

Ethan Sherwood Strauss ESPN Staff Writer 

Steph Curry closes out the half with a step back 3 on Clint Capela. It'd be a welcome sign for Golden State if Steph starts torching bigs again. 62-57 Warriors over the Rockets

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Steph Curry hit a 3 over Clint Capela in the closing seconds as the Warriors lead the Rockets, 62-57, at halftime. James Harden with 15 points. Sam Dekker attacking the rim in this first half and he's got 12. Rockets have cut back on the turnovers. After committing six in first quarter, Houston had only three in the second quarter.

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

Anthony Davis checks out with about 8 seconds left and heads immediately to the locker room favoring his right leg. Davis has 22 points in 20 minutes but the Pelicans are down 66-54 to the 8-win Nets.

Ethan Sherwood Strauss ESPN Staff Writer 

Draymond Green has been excellent defensively in this one. 3 big blocks on Rockets at the rim