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2hEthan Sherwood Strauss

Despite halftime cushion, Warriors stuck dodging disaster in Utah

A 29-1 run set the tone early for Golden State, but shorthanded Utah managed to put a late scare -- albeit a short-lived one -- into the Warriors.

Steph's sneaky pass sets up Draymond splash (0:20)
Durant slams, sticks his tongue out (0:21)
DeRozan appears out of nowhere for a one-handed putback (0:23)
Do not try and contest Towns (0:24)
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12hDave McMenamin

Sharing the swagger with Love

It's tough to feel great when you're dealing with cancer. But for one night, Kevin Love is working to help them at least look great -- and have fun doing it.

Beal's slam is the real deal (0:21)
Why Joe Johnson is just one of Utah's fantasy gems (0:34)
Jordan's legendary run of seven straight triple-doubles (1:20)
Westbrook is a relentless triple-double machine (1:40)
Draymond says Iguodala has his 'bounce back' (0:54)
Stephen A. says 'Phil needs to go' (2:26)
Was Cavaliers' water-bottle challenge disrespectful? (1:41)
LeBron tries the water-bottle challenge ... during a game (0:27)
Doris Burke confused by Drake's advances (1:50)
Jalen Rose thinks he was Larry Bird's favorite player (1:28)


Leonard dunks on Butler and Lopez

Kawhi Leonard posts up against Jimmy Butler and spins by him to hit the rim with a one-handed slam over Butler and Robin Lopez.


Towns show Valanciunas no mercy

Karl-Anthony Towns drives to the basket, rises up and throws down a huge one-handed slam dunk over Jonas Valanciunas.


Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Good win for Bulls -- snaps a three game losing skid and gives group much needed confidence against one of the NBA's best teams. Dwyane Wade says in in-arena interview that it was Bulls' best defensive effort of the year. Key will be how they follow this up in next week.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Rajon Rondo has had a very solid offensive night. He's 5-for-9 from the field for 10 points and has racked up eight points and eight rebounds. He's trying to take -- and make -- the open looks teams are giving him.

ESPN Stats and Information  

The Grizzlies have won 5 straight games, all by 5 points or fewer. Per Elias, the last team to win 5 straight, all by 5 points or fewer, was the 2009-10 Pelicans (then Hornets).

Durant slams, sticks tongue out

Kevin Durant absorbs the contact and throws down a powerful dunk before facing the crowd and sticking his tongue out with a smile.


Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Marc Gasol during Memphis' 5-game win streak: 26.8 ppg, 51.0 FG%, 50.0 3%, 7.4 rpg, 5.2 apg, 2.0 bpg, plus-40. He has carried the Grizzlies with fellow max guys Mike Conley and Chandler Parsons sidelined.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Bulls' defense was solid throughout 1st half. Spurs shooting just 15-for49 from the field. Cris Felicio has played some nice minutes Jeff the bench -- scoring 7 points and grabbing 5 rebounds. Bulls have a 13 point halftime lead with Jimmy Butler going 0-for-5 from the field.

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

Alvin Gentry when asked if he's worried about his job status after. 99-88 loss to the 76ers: "I don't give a s--- about my job status."

Curry gets run over, hits 3 anyway

Steph Curry hits the floor hard on an aggressive closeout from Dante Exum, but still converts with a chance for a four-point play.


Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Bulls have managed to keep control of the pace of this game while Jimmy Butler and Dwyane Wade have combined to go 0-for-7 from the field. Bulls' bench giving them an unexpected lift early.