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What close-game performances mean for Butler's 76ers, Walker's Hornets

The overtime showdown between the 76ers and Hornets served as an epitome of how the two teams have performed in close games.

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Kemba Walker becomes first player to score 60 points on 76ers in 54 years

Kemba Walker's 60 points are the most by any player against the 76ers since Wilt Chamberlain scored 59 on Jan. 28, 1964.

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Jimmy Butler blocks shot, then drains game winner in OT

Jimmy Butler comes up clutch in the final seconds of overtime with a block on one end and then a game-winning triple on the other.

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Lakers

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L.A. needs Ball, interior defense to bounce back after disappearing act

The Lakers got no scoring from Lonzo Ball, while their defense offered little resistance against the Magic.

A broken hand isn't stopping Rajon Rondo

An injury is keeping Rondo from playing on the court, but he has another task in Los Angeles: Get the young Lakers up to speed.

Rockets

NBA

Is this it for Melo?

'You're not going to get better in two weeks, you're going to get older in two weeks. It's a young guy's league.'

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Kellerman thinks Melo should play in China

Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman break down the aftermath of Carmelo Anthony's departure from the Houston Rockets.

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Wizards

NBA

Kelly Oubre Jr. signs with Converse

Fashion-forward Kelly Oubre Jr. of the Washington Wizards has a new sneaker deal that focuses on his casual style.

Kelly Oubre Jr. fuels fashion sense through emotions

The Wizards' sixth man considers himself one of the NBA's style icons and takes us through his favorite game-day outfits, shoes and accessories.

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