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Westbrook leads Adams for alley-oop

Russell Westbrook found Steven Adams for an alley-oop slam.

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Dekker emphatically slams it home over Kanter (0:30)
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Zeller puts Biyombo on a poster with vicious dunk (0:21)
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Rubio long pass to Towns for the jam (0:21)
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LeBron like a runaway train for Cavs (0:15)
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Westbrook says Thunder will play their brand of ball against Rockets (0:56)
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Jalen & Jacoby: Why Clippers should trade Blake Griffin (1:10)
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Hamilton remembers playing with MJ on Wizards (2:20)
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On this date: Washington punches Tomjanovich (1:17)
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Who has more leverage, Phil or Melo? (2:07)
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Who has the biggest ego on the Knicks? (2:02)
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Steph's sneaky pass sets up Draymond splash (0:20)
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Durant slams, sticks his tongue out (0:21)
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DeRozan appears out of nowhere for a one-handed putback (0:23)
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Do not try and contest Towns (0:24)
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Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

Cavs beat Miami 114-84 for their third straight win overall and second straight by 30 points or more. LeBron James 27p 8r 8a 3s; Kevin Love 28p 15r 3a; Kyrie Irving 23p; Iman Shumpert 10p. CLE held MIA to 34.8 pct shooting.

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

After three quarters, Rockets lead the Thunder, 86-77. James Harden with a gritty night. He's got 17 points, 12 assists and six rebounds. Ryan Anderson has 12 on 4-10 from 3.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Raptors 101, Celtics 94: Boston, still hunting for its first signature win of the season, fumbled away a 14-point first-half lead. It's unlikely you'll hear anyone talking about how much better the Celtics are without Isaiah Thomas after Boston's second-half offensive struggles.

Shumpert wows Cleveland with reverse slam

Iman Shumpert goes baseline and hammers home a gaudy reverse dunk for the Cavaliers.

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LeBron drops no-look dime to RJ

LeBron James gets uber crafty for the Cavaliers, dropping a no-look dime to Richard Jefferson for the slam.

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Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Mavs 54, Pacers 52 (half) Wesley Matthews: 14 points, 4-8 FG Monta Ellis: 0 points, 0-3 FG

Towns soars for flying alley-oop

On the fastbreak, Ricky Rubio feeds Timberwolves teammate Karl-Anthony Towns for the alley-oop slam dunk.

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Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Patrick Beverley didn't play in the first meeting between Houston and Oklahoma City. He's playing tonight and making an impact when covering Russell Westbrook. Against Beverley, Westbrook is 1-5 with two turnovers, an offensive foul and four points.

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

It's halftime and the Rockets lead the Thunder 55-49. James Harden has eight points and is seeing double teams and constant pressure. Eric Gordon has 11.

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Westbrook is well on his way to a seventh straight triple-double, with 10-7-7 at half against the Rockets. He rediscovered one of the Thunder's best offensive weapons from last season, pick-and-roll lobs with Steven Adams, who has 17 and 9 rebounds.

Harrell jumps over Adams and dunks it home

Rockets forward Montrezl Harrell gets the dish from James Harden and dunks it over Steven Adams.

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ESPN Stats and Information  

Russell Westbrook currently has 5 turnovers, his 7th half with 5 or more turnovers this season. Only James Harden (8) has more such halves. No other player in the NBA had more than 2 such halves coming into today.

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

If the Rockets lose this game, the shots missed at the rim will be a topic of discussion. Houston is 5-16 in the restricted area so far.

Dekker emphatically slams it home over Kanter

Rockets forward Sam Dekker drives to the rim and powers home a sensational dunk over Thunder big man Enes Kanter.

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Harden turns it over, Russ slams it home

James Harden turns it over, and Russell Westbrook takes full advantage by throwing down the fastbreak dunk.

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Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

The highlight of an ugly first quarter was Sam Dekker's dunk on Enes Kanter. Houston leads Oklahoma City, 25-23. Rockets have missed too many shots at the rim, particularly put backs.