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NBA All-Stars reserves: Top picks for East, West

Kevin Pelton's picks for the 2017 NBA All-Star reserves feature four first-time selections and players from 13 teams.

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Is CP3 the NBA's unluckiest superstar?

Does Chris Paul deserve better luck after the injuries and playoff disappointments? How much will his absence hurt the Clippers? Kevin Pelton takes a look.

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Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony followed up his 25-point second quarter by shooting 2-of-12 the rest of the game

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

LeBron James says his son, 12-year-old LeBron Jr., who was seen in a recent AAU highlight video completing a through-the-legs layup, has been studying his dad's old high school footage for inspiration. Would LeBron Sr. have been able to do that move at 12? "No, I wouldn't even have had the nerve to try it," James told ESPN.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

John Wall scores the last four points to dash a furious Knicks' comeback and then Washington doesn't allow a Knicks' shot to get up on final possession to escape with a 113-110 win. It's only the fifth road win of the season for Washington. Knicks have now lost 12-of-their-last-15 games.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

So after scoring 100 points through three quarters, Washington has been held to nine in the fourth with 1:37 to go. Knicks have been hustling with Derrick Rose even hitting the floor for a loose ball past half court. Madison Square Garden is ready to explode if Knicks take the lead. Knicks trail 109-108.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Carmelo Anthony cooled off after halftime with just one point in the third after dropping 25 in the second. But Washington didn't stop scoring, reaching 100 by end of third. Defenseless Knicks trail 100-86 entering fourth quarter.

Ramona Shelburne ESPN Senior Writer 

Steph Curry on being voted an All Star starter

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Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

Cavs beat the Suns 118-103 on 21p 15a 9r for LeBron James; 26p 4a for Kyrie Irving; 17p on 6-of-8 shooting for Iman Shumpert; 18p and 10r for Channing Frye; 14p for James Jones who started in place of Kevin Love (back spasms). CLE hits the halfway point of the season at 30-11, an identical record to last year at this time. Cleveland shot 19-for-43 from 3, dished out 29 assists and only had 12 turnovers.

Ramona Shelburne ESPN Senior Writer 

Steph Curry on being named a starter in the All Star Game, nabbing a spot at the expense of Westbrook, "It's a big storyline because those two guys are doing amazing things this year. There's only two spots you can fill. Unfortunately somebody was going to get left out. I've been on the other side of that four years ago. It's how it goes. The fact I get to represent my team in that game and to start is something that I definitely appreciate."

Brian Windhorst @WindhorstESPN

Cavs 30-11 at halfway point, same record as last year when David Blatt was fired. Ty Lue has now coached a full reg. season, record 57-25

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Otto Porter Jr. continues his impressive season. The forward has 15 points and has shot a blistering 5 of 7 from 3-point range so far. Knicks can't afford to leave him open but they can be caught out of position with John Wall's speed breaking down the defense. Wall has 15 points and 11 assists midway through the third.

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Steph Curry weighs in on the strong seasons of James Harden and Russell Westbrook.

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Michael C. Wright ESPN Staff Writer 

San Antonio Spurs center Pau Gasol fractured his left fourth metacarpal during the warm-up period prior to Thursday's game against the Nuggets. A timeline for Gasol's return hasn't yet been determined.

ESPN Stats and Information  

Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony set a team record for points in a quarter with 25 in the 2nd against the Wizards

Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

Doc Rivers to ESPN after being informed Russell Westbrook didn't get voted to start in All-star Game: "Fake news. I am just shocked the fans don't see the same thing we see."

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

A scorching Carmelo Anthony scored 25 of his 27 points in the second quarter, setting a franchise record for points in a quarter. He is shooting 11-of-15 so far.