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How Kevin Durant became his most efficient self yet

As Kevin Durant gets ready for his first game against the Clippers as a Warrior, he's finding the beat as an efficiency expert with his new team.

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Gordon shines with double-pump reverse jam (0:19)
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How does Bird stack up against LeBron? (1:58)
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Larry Bird sets Boston record with 60-point performance (1:37)
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Jackson's no-look, backward pass is filthy (0:25)
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Gobert slams home reverse alley-oop (0:28)
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Globetrotter makes highest shot ever in North America (0:29)
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Was Phil purposefully 'shading' LeBron with 'posse' comments? (1:46)
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Cavs-Knicks meet Wednesday in wake of Phil's 'posse' comments (0:52)
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LeBron believes Westbrook is capable of averaging a triple-double (1:00)
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Is Westbrook a lock for MVP? (1:39)
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Can the Clippers stop the Warriors? (0:59)
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Doris Burke confused by Drake's advances (1:50)
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A president in oils and rhymes

From painters to rappers, artists have found unprecedented inspiration in President Obama.

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Are Klay, KD more vital to Warriors than Steph? (1:52)
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Doc on outburst: 'That's not who I am' (1:23)

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Jeff Goodman @GoodmanESPN

Staying here in NYC for the Cavs-Knicks game tonight. Anyone have an extra ticket for Hamilton matinee lying around?

Zach Lowe @ZachLowe_NBA

Heat are just ravaged by injuries. Not enough secondary playmaking when defenses load up on Dragic-Whiteside PNR.

Zach Lowe @ZachLowe_NBA

Just finished NYK-MIA. Knicks playing with great energy on both ends. Enjoying the O'Quinn revival. Heat had no answer for Melo.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

On Larry Bird's 60th birthday, Celtics coach Brad Stevens reflects on what it meant for an Indy kid to grow up watching Bird.

ESPN Stats and Information  

Larry Bird turns 60 today. Bird's single-game career-high for points, and the Celtics' single-game scoring record, is the 60 Bird scored against the Hawks at Lakefront Arena in New Orleans on March 12, 1985. Bird broke Kevin McHale's scoring record (56), set nine days earlier.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas (groin strain) flew home to Boston on Tuesday night. He's out vs. Magic tonight and team will monitor his status moving forward.

Marc J. Spears The Undefeated 

Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Durant have been selected as co-recipients of the 2016 USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year award.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Rick Carlisle on Kings C DeMarcus Cousins: "He's as big of a matchup problem at the center position as I've seen in some time. Just because now he effectively shoots 3s, he's a beast on the inside, he can shoot midrange and he's a great passer and an unselfish player. ... There are many, many challenges. He's virtually impossible to guard one-on-one in the post, and I've never seen a center drive the ball like that." The Mavs face Cousins' Kings on Wednesday.

ESPN @espn

The Clippers' top-rated defense. The Warriors' top-rated offense. What gives tonight at 10:30 ET on ESPN? es.pn/2h5WG6Y

Wall had career-high game in loss

John Wall scored 52 points on 18-of-31 shooting, but it was not enough to get the Wizards the win. Orlando beat Washington 124-116.

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