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Westbrook channels his inner MJ with five straight triple-doubles

Thunder star Russell Westbrook enters Monday night's road game against the Hawks with five straight triple-doubles and 10 in his past 21 games.

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Marcus Smart's promise to the kids

The Celtics' third-year guard is devoted to understanding the challenges of pediatric cancer after losing a brother and young friend to the disease.

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Rose has found new life in New York (0:52)
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LeBron Shaken up after big slam

LeBron James is slow to his feet after throwing down a highlight-reel dunk off the alley-oop feed from Kyrie Irving against the Raptors.

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Fran Fraschilla @franfraschilla

Syracuse fans, if you're curious, Malachi Richardson averaging 21 pgg. for the Reno Bighorns. I'm sure you're excited about that.

Fran Fraschilla @franfraschilla

Hoping that Syracuse's Tyler Lydon will expand game before thinking of NBA. Saw close up against Wisconsin. A limited Ryan Anderson type.

Chris Haynes ESPN.com 

Sources close to Memphis Grizzlies Chandler Parsons vehemently deny report the forward is in store for another surgical procedure on his knee.

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni adds some versatility to his team with the addition of Donatas Motiejunas. "We can go small at seven-feet, which really isn't small," D'Antoni said. "He gives you another piece that gives the coaches options and again, just because of his basketball intelligence overall, it will help the team." D'Antoni said he can play Motiejunas at power forward and center. Motiejunas gives the Rockets another big who can pass the ball similar to what Nene brings. "That's where he'll fit in, he will move the ball around a lot," D'Antoni said of Motiejunas.

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni said Donatas Motiejunas can play power forward and center.

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Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Rockets forward Trevor Ariza will play tonight game against the Celtics. Ariza left Friday's game in the fourth quarter at Denver with back spasms. Ariza has played in 183 out of a possible 184 games the last three seasons. He missed just one game last season and has played in 79 consecutive games since. Ariza is averaging 12.6 points per game.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Hoiberg says as of right now plan is for Dwyane Wade to play against Detroit Pistons on Tuesday with no minutes restriction. They want to see how he feels after tonight's game before making a final decision.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Fred Hoiberg says Michael Carter-Williams may head to Windy City Bulls for rehab in near future if he is cleared for contact by doctors this week.

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Russell Westbrook warms up before tonight's game against the Hawks. He comes in looking for a sixth straight triple-double.

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

By all appearances, Steven Adams (ankle) will be available tonight against the Hawks as he's out on the floor going through his regular pregame workout.

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Depending on when he was released, the Rockets will pay guard Bobby Brown at least $250,000. If Brown was released by 5 p.m. Eastern he gets $253,759 as he will clear waivers on Wednesday. If the Rockets waived Brown after 5 p.m. today he receives $259,536 and will clear waivers on Thursday.

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

Anthony Davis (right foot sprain) is officially expected to play tonight against the Grizzlies, but Jrue Holiday (turf toe) and E'Twaun Moore (toe contusion) are now both out, bringing the grand total of players sidelined between both teams tonight in New Orleans to 11.