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Kevin Durant and the price of unprecedented power

When gauging the Warriors' response to the Draymond Green-Kevin Durant dust-up, remember who sits at the very top of the NBA.

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Paul steal leads to emphatic 3-pointer

Chris Paul steals the ball and passes it off for a big 3-pointer from 7'0" Isaiah Hartenstein.

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Rockets throw down two big dunks

Eric Gordon and James Ennis III throw down two dunks as the Rockets surge ahead of the Warriors in the second quarter.

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Durant rises from baseline for flush

Kevin Durant throws it down from the baseline in the first quarter.

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Warriors' first points come from Green-to-Durant

Draymond Green finds Kevin Durant for a big dunk early in the first in their first game together since their on-court disagreement.

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Do the Warriors need Kevin Durant?

KD's importance is now a paramount question in Golden State. Can it win without him?

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Kevin Durant and Draymond Green: 'They will be brothers again'

The Warriors have a team culture like no other in the NBA. Now that's being tested.

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Lakers cook up more than 'instant oatmeal' in win

Los Angeles has come a long way since its opening night loss to the Portland Trail Blazers.

LeBron drops 44, moves to fifth all time in scoring

LeBron James dominates in the Lakers' win over the Blazers, pouring in 44 points and passing Wilt Chamberlain for fifth on the NBA's all-time scoring list.

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Coming together

Which NBA chemistry experiments are working, and which aren't?

The Lakers are starting to find calm within the chaos, while the Sixers and Wolves have brand-new concerns. Who's acing and who's failing their chemistry exams?

Tyson Chandler contemplated Warriors before choosing Lakers

When it came down to a choice between Golden State and Los Angeles, the former Defensive Player of the Year could see himself only in a Lakers uniform.

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