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With Kevin Durant on swat patrol, Warriors make a big splash

The Warriors continue to find strong rim protection from Kevin Durant, rebounding from a double-overtime loss to the Rockets with a rout of the Suns.

McGee almost inbounds from the wrong end (0:31)
Jemele weighs in on marijuana usage in pro sports (0:58)
Saric fakes and drops Jerebko to the floor (0:26)
Rose has found new life in New York (0:52)
Wade does a lot of winning against LeBron (1:29)
Leonard hits game winner for Spurs (0:28)
DeRozan passes Carter on Raptors' field goals list (0:30)
Ryan compares Westbrook's numbers to Robertson (1:02)
LeBron not thinking about Finals rematch (0:45)
Skate night in the NBA (0:58)
Stephen A. gives Towns the edge over Porzingis (1:55)


Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Maurice Ndour has been recalled from Westchester Knicks and will be available for Sunday's game against the Kings. Ndour had 12 points, 6 rebounds, 4 blocks and two steals in Westchester's win on Saturday.

Chris Haynes ESPN.com 

Draymond Green asked if he could remember last time Golden State Warriors lost two in a row. PR member quickly interrupted to clarify "regular season."

ESPN Stats and Information  

The Warriors were 49-of-78 from the field (62.8 percent), including 14-of-21 (66.7 percent) on 3-pointers. Both of those shooting percentages were season highs for the Warriors, and the 62.8 is the best in the NBA by any team this season. The Warriors' previous season highs for shooting percentage were .616 overall (53 of 86) and .528 on 3-pointers (19 of 36), both in the Warriors' 149-106 win over the Lakers on Nov. 23.

McGee almost inbounds from the wrong end

After Golden State's Ian Clark drains a free throw, JaVale McGee grabs the ball and almost inbounds it from the wrong end while his teammates laugh at his expense.


Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Dirk Nowitzki: "Hopefully I'll be back soon and we can run off some wins. That's the only way I look at it. Everything else is nonsense."


Thompson steal leads to Durant dunk

Golden State's Klay Thompson intercepts a pass from Jared Dudley and finds Kevin Durant alone at the other end to slam it home during the third quarter.


Chris Haynes ESPN.com 

JaVale McGee in store for another Shaqtin' a Fool appearance. He tried to inbound the ball while it was the Suns' ball to inbound.

Plumlee slams it home over McRoberts

Portland's Mason Plumlee attacks the rim with a ferocious two-handed slam over Miami's Josh McRoberts in the third quarter.


Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Rick Carlisle on Wesley Matthews' season-high-tying 26-point performance in Mavs' win over Bulls: "I am really happy for him. He is our leader right now with Dirk out. He really sets the tone for us in the locker room and on the floor."

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Dirk Nowitzki: "I want to get back on the court as soon as possible. ... I'm all in. I want to play." No timetable for his return from a strained right Achilles' tendon.


Curry plays curling with mop before game

Steph Curry and Ian Clark play a quick game of curling with a mop and a basketball before the start of the Warriors' game against the Suns.


Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Mavs 107, Bulls 82 (final). Dallas (4-15) no longer has the league's worst record. Wesley Matthews (26 points) and Dwight Powell (17) had season-best scoring nights for Dallas, which got 14 assists from Deron Williams. Rajon Rondo: 2 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists, 5 turnovers.

Chris Haynes ESPN.com 

Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson on Phoenix Suns tonight: "It feels like we've played them every week." This the third meeting.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Dwight Powell, who is what Mavs have to show for the trade with Boston two years ago, has a season-high 15 points vs Rajon Rondo's Bulls.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

A lot of frustration for Bulls tonight. They aren't playing well, they look tired and the offense has no rhythm. Big key -- Mavs have 23 assists, Bulls have just 9.

Towns bursts to the basket in OT

In overtime, Karl-Anthony Towns drives on a fastbreak and beats Nicolas Batum to the rim for an emphatic dunk. The Timberwolves defeated the Hornets 125-120.


Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics 107, 76ers 106: Isaiah Thomas scored 13 of his game-high 37 points in the fourth quarter as Boston escaped with a win in a game it trailed in by as much as 11. An energized Thomas put Boston on his back in the final frame, scoring 12 straight points for the Celtics at one point during the final six minutes of the game. Backcourt partner Avery Bradley added 20 points for Boston.

ESPN Stats and Information  

A couple of trends are stacked against the Suns for their game against the Warriors. Golden State has won 10 in a row at home against Phoenix. And the Warriors lost their most recent game (Thursday to the Rockets in two overtimes); Golden State has gone 105 consecutive regular-season games without back-to-back losses.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Mavs have been up as much as 18 over the Bulls. Their biggest lead of the season before tonight was 12 over the Lakers.