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Chad Ford ESPN Senior Writer 

Lonzo Ball just announced he's declaring for the 2017 NBA Draft. It's a no brainer. He's a top 3 pick. Several lottery teams have him No. 1 on their board. Mediocre game tonight won't affect his draft stock much. Put him on the floor with NBA players and he's going to be a monster.

Chad Ford ESPN Senior Writer 

Markelle Fultz, Lonzo Ball, De'Aaron Fox, Dennis Smith Jr., Frank Ntilikina. May be the greatest point guard draft ever. Four of these guys could go in the Top 5

Fran Fraschilla @franfraschilla

You love that Lonzo Ball never changes expression, doesn't run mouth with officials & handles self with class. NBA teammates will love him.

Chad Ford ESPN Senior Writer 

Big winner in the NBA Draft tonight may be Markelle Fultz. Coming into the NCAA Tournament, scouts had Fultz slightly ahead of Lonzo Ball on their boards. A huge Final 4 run for Ball may have pushed him ahead of Fultz. With Ball out and struggling against NBA tart like Fox, think Fultz retains his edge for the No. 1 pick.

Chad Ford ESPN Senior Writer 

Lonzo Ball was a major disappointment, especially in the second half. 10 points, 3 rebounds, 8 assists, 2 blocks, 4 turnovers. Just 1-6 from three. Struggled defensively all night. Strangely passive at times. Not a great last impression for NBA scouts. Kentucky exposed his weaknesses. Still think he's a Top 3 pick.

Ramona Shelburne @ramonashelburne

Very impressed w/ De'Aron Fox & Kentucky. His all-around game was already NBA ready. Tonight he showed poise and tremendous scoring ability

Chad Ford ESPN Senior Writer 

De'Aaron Fox with a masterpiece tonight. 39 points, 3 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals, 1 turnover, 13-20 shooting. Completely outplayed Lonzo Ball on both ends of the court. Speed, explosion, toughness, heart, great feel for the game. He's a consistent jumper away from being a monster in the NBA someday.

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Rockets guard James Harden is the 3rd player in NBA history with 2,000 points and 800 assists in a season, first since Tiny Archibald in 1972-73 (Oscar Robertson did so in 5 seasons).

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Suns guard Devin Booker was 22-of-81 from the field (27.2%) with a total of 68 points in his previous 4 games combined. He scored 70 points on Friday.

Russillo @ryenarussillo

The crazy thing is that this isn't even close to being one of Cal's most talented teams. NBA backcourt helps, but still.

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Rockets forward Ryan Anderson said he twisted his right ankle when stepping on DeMarcus Cousins' foot.


Ethan Sherwood Strauss ESPN Staff Writer 

Warriors lead 57-50 after going cold from deep for a stretch. They're beating the Kings, slightly, despite going 3/17 on 3s

Ethan Sherwood Strauss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Warriors might be over passing but it's working. They now lead 48-36 after seemingly running the three man weave every play

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Suns guard Devin Booker on celebrating 70 points despite a loss: "The way our season's gone right now, we're kind of looking for something to celebrate. And that meant a lot to see my veterans happy."


Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

DeMarcus Cousins on the late foul calls with Ryan Anderson that led to replay reviews: "He's known for not wanting to defend, so he just falls."


Chad Ford ESPN Senior Writer 

Malik Monk (ranked No. 7 in our Top 100) showing off why many NBA scouts believe he's the most explosive scorer in the draft. 10 quick points in first 5 minutes of the 2nd half. 17 points, 3-5 from three for the game so far.