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Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

Thursday marks the five-year anniversary of then-commissioner David Stern voiding the three-team trade that would've made Chris Paul a Laker

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

Anthony Davis has 30 points and 10 rebounds ... with 17 minutes left. Seventh 30-point game for Davis in the Pelicans' past 10. The other three? He left two and came back, and was held out of the other.

Michael Wilbon @RealMikeWilbon

Granted, I'm half paying attention to Carolina v Seattle and half to Russell Westbrook and Anthony Davis, but why wasn't Cam on the field???

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Willy Hernangomez is incredibly smooth in the post. He put Kosta Koufos in a blender, spinning on him in the post and finishing with his left hand. He has 4 points, 2 rebounds and three assists in 6 minutes. Have to give Phil Jackson credit for that draft pick and signing.

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

Bernard King turned 60 today and Larry Bird turns 60 on Wednesday. #timedoesfly

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

Giannis Antetokounmpo turns 22 on Tuesday. #scary

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Kyle O'Quinn goes coast to coast - blocks Demarcus Cousins on one end and finishes on the other end with a dunk. It's O'Quinn's world and we are just living in it at this point. Knicks have controlled this game for the most part. Up 13 midway through the second.

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

Pelicans down 49-41 at half in OKC despite 24 points (9/17), 10 rebounds from Anthony Davis in 22 of a possible 24 minutes. No other Pels player has more than 6 points.

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

Just under 28 hours to go before Monday's 11:59 PM buzzer on Donatas Motiejunas' offer sheet. Brooklyn fears a Houston match but let's see.

Gordon catches Morris sleeping

Orlando's Aaron Gordon banks his inbounds pass off Marcus Morris' back and converts the layup in the third quarter.

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Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Losing Adams tonight especially hurts, considering he's the Thunder's primary defender on Anthony Davis... who already has 22 points midway through the second quarter.

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Steven Adams has a left ankle sprain and will not return tonight against the Pelicans.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Carmelo Anthony' headed back to the locker room to deal with a bloody lip. He was hit by Koustas Koufos on a drive and no foul was called. He's been replaced by Lance Thomas for the moment but should return.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Derrick Rose's athleticism seems to be just fine. He drove the lane and threw a bullet pass behind his head to Kristaps Porzingis behind the arc. Porzingis missed a three and Rose stayed near the basket to and got a tip in.

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Russell Westbrook on another triple-double pace: 4 points, 3 rebounds and 5 assists after the first quarter.

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

Pelicans down 29-26 after one quarter in OKC. Anthony Davis has 13 points, 5 rebounds and 1 assist. Five Pelicans turnovers not helping.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Kings coach Dave Joerger coached Mindaugas Kuzminskas seven years ago in Europe. He's a big fan of the Knicks forward's game. "He has an energy to him, which is a little Kirilenko-ish, where he's like a big cutter, offensive rebounder, runs the floor."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Joakim Noah will start at center tonight vs. Sacramento.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Arron Afflalo's thoughts on the Knicks' offense: "I'm pretty sure Jeff (Hornacek) has his guys just pushing the pace probably on some initial offense. I'm pretty sure Phil's got some triangle principles he's still trying to stick with but in today's game some early offense, some fast pace has obviously proven to be successful. I'm pretty sure they're trying to find a nice blend of both."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Outside of the Kings locker room at Madison Square Garden: ex-Knicks and current Kings Arron Afflalo, Matt Barnes and Bob Thornton.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Knicks center Joakim Noah (ankle) is available tonight against Sacramento. Courtney Lee (ankle) is out. Justin Holiday will likely start in place of Lee. With Noah back in the lineup, it will be interesting to see how Hornacek handles minutes for reserve bigs Kyle O'Quinn and Willy Hernangomez.

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Alvin Gentry on Russell Westbrook: "In my opinion, he's the best athlete in the NBA."

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

Pelicans will move Tim Frazier to the second unit. E'Twaun Moore gets the start next to Jrue Holiday.