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Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Julius Randle jammed his right ring finger and suffered a mallet fracture against Oklahoma City. He will play against Indiana.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Brandon Ingram (ankle) is a game-time decision. He did not go through shootaround. Kyle Kuzma (hand) will play.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Trevor Ariza: "I take responsibility for what I did." He wouldn't confirm that he hashed things out with Austin Rivers over the phone. "Whatever happened, that was between me and that person."

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Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Westbrook on LeBron possibly hitting the 30,000-point mark tomorrow, and what kind of achievement that is: "That's crazy man. That's a lot of damn points."

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Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Russell Westbrook asked how disappointed he is to not be named an All-Star starter: "Not at all. All-Star doesn't do anything, change anything, change who you are as a player, what you bring to the game."

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Chris Haynes ESPN Staff Writer 

The initial diagnosis of Jordan Bell is inflammation of the left ankle and will be re-evaluated in two weeks.

Stefano Fusaro ESPN 

The Rockets Trevor Ariza says he found out about his 2 game suspension from a friend who saw it in the media. Was clearly annoyed at the fact that the media learned about it before he did.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lakers announced they've signed Nigel Hayes to a 10-day contract. The forward averaged 14.9 points, 6.6 rebounds and shot 45.8% overall and 44% from 3 with the Westchester Knicks.

Stefano Fusaro ESPN 

Coach D'Antoni says that Harden's minute restriction will be bumped up from 25 to 30, for tomorrow night's game against the Warriors.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni said James Harden's minutes restriction will be bumped up to 30 Saturday night against the Warriors.

Bobby Marks ESPN 

The Kemba Walker $12M contract is one of the best values in the NBA and ranks 19th among point guards. Walker is extension eligible in the offseason (6 months after a possible trade) at a starting salary of $14.4M. A team that has cap space can renegotiate the Walker contract up until Feb. 28. The 2018-19 $12M salary can also be renegotiated starting July 6.

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straight All-Star Game. That will break a tie with Bob Cousy for most consecutive All-Star Game starts in NBA history.

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Eric Gordon is 1 of 3 players in NBA this season with multiple 30-point games off the bench (Lou Williams, Rodney Hood).

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LeBron James' teams are now 20-1 in his last 21 games against the Magic.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Rockets are now 16-0 when James Harden, Chris Paul and Clint Capela all play.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

James Harden's return after missing seven games due to a strained hamstring: 10 points, 3-15 FG, 7 assists in 26 minutes. Harden extended his streak of double-digit scoring games to 227, the second-longest active streak behind LeBron James (834).

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Boston Celtics swingman Jaylen Brown is choosing family over fan base for Sunday's AFC title game. Said Brown: "Good luck to the Patriots but I hope my cousin [Jaguars CB AJ Bouye] picks off [Tom] Brady three times and takes it to the house. ... Expect me to come to the game on Sunday with my AJ Bouye jersey."

Stefano Fusaro ESPN 

Rockets up 13 on Minnesota at the half despite a very rusty James Harden, (4 points on 2/8 shooting) It was the Chris Paul show to end the 2nd as he scored or assisted on the Rockets final 15 points. He's got 13 points and 5 assists so far. Jimmy Butler leads the Wolves, also with 13 points.

Stefano Fusaro ESPN 

James Harden goes to the bench here in the first quarter, trying to shake off the rust of his 7 game absence. 0 points on 0/4 shooting, 2 turnovers and 1 assist. He's played 8 minutes so far and will be limited to 25 minutes tonight as he returns from that hamstring injury.