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2hChris Haynes

After sluggish start, Warriors put on matinee show against Magic

Sunday's noon tip in Orlando had all the makings of a trap game -- until Golden State reached into its bag of tricks for another dominant second half.

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18hNick Friedell

Kings' Cousins mocks 'incredible' referee call

DeMarcus Cousins has a long history of losing his cool toward officials, but the Kings' big man used a different tactic and took to sarcasm to mask his frustration after a questionable call.

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Warriors ride big third quarter past Magic (1:26)
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Westbrook can't blame media for not starting All-Star Game (1:07)
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Suns end first half with huge inbounds alley-oop (0:17)
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Ranking top NBA draft freshman prospects

Greatest freshman class ever in NBA draft? How many potential superstars? Chad Ford talks to scouts and GMs to rate the best prospects.

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LeBron, Lue have no answer for Pop's Spurs (1:35)
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Wilbon amazed by Kawhi's brilliance (1:47)
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Questionable foul on Wade infuriates Cousins in Bulls' win (1:32)
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LeBron, Lue say Cavs made too many mistakes (0:51)
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Marcus Morris tips in game winner over his brother (0:43)
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Magic wants KD involved in MVP conversation (2:14)
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Warriors triumph over rivals during wild win streak (2:03)
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Butler says Bulls are playing 'terrible' (1:02)
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2dTom 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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Ginobili goes one-on-one with old teammate (1:56)

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Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Jordan Clarkson after the most lopsided loss in Lakers history: "Tough game. That's it. A loss is a loss."

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Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Lakers SG Nick Young: "It's a tough loss, but we can't dwell on it."

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Powell gets the block then the slam

Dwight Powell helped punctuate a 122-73 Mavs win by coming up with a block then flushing home a dunk on the other end. The 49-point loss was the worst in Lakers history.

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Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Luke Walton said he isn't concerned about the Lakers' culture after the most lopsided loss in franchise history: "It's just a bad game, one you take the pain, use it to motivate you and move on."

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Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Wesley Matthews, who sat out the second half due to a right hip strain, expects to play Wednesday against the Knicks.

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The Lakers lost 122-73, the largest margin of defeat in franchise history. It's a far cry from 11 years ago to the day, when Kobe Bryant scored 81 points.

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

The Lakers have been playing basketball since 1947. Today's 49-point loss to the 14-29 Mavericks is the worst loss in franchise history.

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

11 years ago today Kobe Bryant scored 81 points in a game. The Lakers scored 73 points as a team today.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Mavs 122, Lakers 73 (final). It's the most lopsided loss in Lakers history.

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11 years ago today, Kobe Bryant scored 81 points against the Raptors. He had 53 points through the end of the 3rd quarter. The Lakers had 55 points through 3 quarters against the Mavericks on Sunday.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Mavs 90, Lakers 55 after three quarters. Only drama left is whether Harrison Barnes (six points) will fall short of double figures for first time this season

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The Lakers 34-point halftime deficit is their largest in franchise history (previous-high: 33, twice; March 6, 2014 vs Clippers and Dec. 15, 2014 at Pacers).

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Wesley Matthews (right hip strain) will not return.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Mavs 67, Lakers 33 at the half. Rookie Brandon Ingram started at PG for the Lakers and has 2 points (1-7 FG), 0 assists and 2 turnovers while being a minus-35. Dirk Nowitzki bounced back from a 1-of-13 dud Friday night with 13 points on 5-of-8 shooting.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Wesley Matthews asked to come out and limped straight to the locker room. No contact on the play.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

When games are within 5 points in the last 5 minutes (including OT), Carmelo Anthony is shooting 31.3% (15-of-48), the 3rd-lowest field goal percentage among players with at least 30 attempts according to ESPN Stats and Info. Derrick Rose is shooting 44.4% (20-of-45) and Kristaps Porzingis is making 39.4% (13-of-33). "It's keeping the belief in and the faith in ourselves and one another to know that when we lose (on) one or two plays you can't fault the effort," Anthony said of losing in close games. "The effort is there. There's something that's not going our way. We're not doing the small things... When you're losing games you have to work that much harder to make sure those things don't happen."