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Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

Stephen Curry outscored the Bulls by himself in the second quarter: 26-21.

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

According to ESPN Stats and Info, Stephen Curry's 26-point second quarter against the Bulls was two points shy of career-high scoring total for a quarter. (He notched 28 in a quarter twice -- once against the Pelicans in October 2015 and once against the Hornets in December 2015.) The 26 points tied for Curry's third-most in a quarter. He finished with 31 points in the first half on 9-of-13 shooting, including 4-of-8 from 3-point range and 9-of-9 from the charity stripe.

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Paul George on Westbrook's last shot attempt: "We're going to live with the shot Russ took."

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Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Russell Westbrook on taking a 3 with the Thunder down just one to the Pistons with three seconds left:

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Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Jaylen Brown on playing after the death of his best friend: "I'm doing the best I can. I think basketball has been a great outlet for me, my family, my friend's family. Just doing the best we can, each and every day." Brown hoping to play Saturday after attending the funeral in Georgia.

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Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics forward Marcus Morris on being held out vs. Indiana tomorrow while easing his way back from knee soreness: "Coach would rather I sleep in my own bed, rehab tomorrow. Probably go to the Jay-Z concert. Do something. I'd rather be on the road with my team, honestly. But he made the decision."

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics swingman Jaylen Brown will travel to Marietta, Ga. on Saturday for the funeral of Trevin Steede, then attempt to rejoin the team before a game in Indiana. Celtics coach Brad Stevens has given Brown the OK to miss the game if he cannot get back.

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Down one with 5.0 seconds left, Russell Westbrook got off an open-ish straightaway 3 that rimmed out, and the Pistons top the Thunder 99-98. Not the most ideal follow-up to the huge win on Wednesday against the Warriors. Westbrook finished with 27-11-11, dropping the Thunder to 4-2 this season when he triple-doubles.

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Russell Westbrook has his sixth triple-double this season, 21-10-10 with 7:30 left in the fourth. The Pistons lead, though, 85-84.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Correction: New York was outscored by 27 over the final three quarters in Atlanta, not 29 as stated in an earlier post. Still a brutal loss.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics 118, Magic 103: Kyrie Irving with 30 points in 25 minutes. Terry Rozier with a career-best 23 points off the bench. Boston's current winning streak: 1.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Brutal loss for the Knicks tonight. They were up 17 in the 1st quarter but were outscored by 29 in the final three quarters. They lost to an Atlanta team that had lost 15 of 17 and fell to 1-5 on the road. If nothing else, this game showed the value of Enes Kanter, who was out with back spasms.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Wow. The Knicks, minus Enes Kanter, have let go of a 15-point lead to the Hawks, who had lost 15 of their last 17 entering tonight. New York is down 5 with 2:30 to go in the third. If the Knicks don't come back, it will be another example of their struggles away from home. They are 1-4 on the road thus far this season.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Willy Hernangomez has been a bit out of rhythm on defense, which is understandable. He's in the rotation for the first time in weeks and has four fouls in 8 minutes.

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Russell Westbrook is back at it again with an explosive first half, putting up 16-4-8 as OKC leads Detroit 59-49 at half. Carmelo Anthony has 15 and 6 and Steven Adams is outplaying Andre Drummond. Paul George has only two points as three early fouls has limited him to just nine minutes. It was another impressive opening 24 minutes, but like the game against the Warriors, can they put together another 24?

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

In place of Warriors forwards Kevin Durant (sprained ankle) and Draymond Green (rest), the Warriors will start forwards Omri Casspi and Jordan Bell.

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

Steve Kerr has been pulling out props to use while reporters tweet out nuggets about the lineup from his pre-game news conferences. First, the Warriors coach trimmed his fingernails with a set of nail clippers, then, on another day, he played with a Slinky, and today he shuffled a deck of cards. "As soon as you're done tweeting, we'll resume," Kerr joked to reporters. "Just practicing my shuffling."

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

Warriors coach Steve Kerr said forward Draymond Green is sitting out to rest against the Bulls as part of a plan the two agreed upon before the season. "It's something I'm going to do periodically during the year," Kerr said. "Last year, during the Finals, I thought there were games where Draymond was -- [they] were almost piecing him together. Because of how hard he plays, because of the nature of his game, I think we need to give him a rest once in a while." Kerr added that the team's success in the past three years helped convince Green that it was the right move. "Even though he doesn't love it, he agrees that it's a good idea," Kerr said.

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

The Thunder prefer to keep one star on the floor at all times, but with Paul George picking up an early third foul in the second quarter, Billy Donovan has had to go with a full bench unit. And they've done well, outscoring the Pistons by five over the last three minutes.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Courtney Lee had a str by second half against Toronto, which seems to have carried over to tonight. He has 19 in the first half and has made 8 of 9 shots. Knicks are only up 8 against the Hawks, due in part to 11 first-half turnovers.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

One hallmark of Boston's winning streak: Slow starts. Brad Stevens said his team needed to start better and his players responded with a 40-point first-quarter against the Magic. That's Boston's best output in a quarter this season.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Knicks have hit 14 of their first 19 shots against Atlanta, which is the worst team in the NBA based on winning percentage. Courtney Lee has hit all of his first 5 shots.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Classy move by the Hawks, who offered a tribute to ex-Hawk Tim Hardaway Jr. Hardaway Jr. developed all facets of his game in Atlanta before signing a $71 million offer sheet with New York as a restricted free agent.