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Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Nick Young (right calf) is doing some basketball activities but Lakers coach Luke Walton said he's still not ready to return. Young made the trip to Houston to workout.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Bulls announce they have sent Paul Zipser and R.J. Hunter to the D-League.

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

Russell Westbrook has had six straight triple-doubles, bringing his season averages to 31 points, 11.3 assists and 10.9 rebounds through 22 games. LeBron James thinks Westbrook can keep that pace all year. "Westbrook can do it," James said Wednesday. "He's capable of doing it. He's showing it. He's like the Energizer Bunny, man. He just doesn't get tired. He doesn't get tired and when you have that passion for the game too, as well, it's very doable. The game has definitely changed a little bit. It's almost feeling like back in the ‘80s when teams were putting up 145s (in points) and 135s and more possessions and more shot attempts. Obviously they weren't shooting as many 3s but it was a lot of possessions. So, with that being said, with his athleticism, with him being able to go get those rebounds, he handles the ball for the majority of the game for OKC so he's going to get the assists and I think he's averaging nine free throws a game and he's going to make seven or eight of those a game and obviously he's going to get one bucket -- he's going to get 10 points. That's the easy thing for him. So, it's very doable."

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart received a flop warning from the NBA for his exaggerated dive at the end of Monday's 107-106 loss to the Houston Rockets. As Al Horford's last-second layup attempt rolled off the rim, Smart embellished contact chasing a rebound in hopes of a whistle. Smart is only the fourth player to receive a warning this year.

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

DeAndre Liggins, coming off 5 points and 5 rebounds against Toronto, will start in the injured J.R. Smith's place against the New York Knicks on Wednesday. Tyronn Lue explained: "Just like the energy he brings. I think high energy from a guy, it's contagious. Guys tend to play harder, seeing him flying around the floor, picking up full court, that's the juice and spunk we need." It will be just the second start of the 28-year-old's career and his 69th game played.

Chris Haynes ESPN.com 

Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart receives a warning from the league for violating anti-flopping rule.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Andrew Bogut said timetable he's been given for his recovery from a hyperextension and bone bruise in his left knee is 10 days to 3-4 weeks.

Jeff Goodman @GoodmanESPN

Staying here in NYC for the Cavs-Knicks game tonight. Anyone have an extra ticket for Hamilton matinee lying around?

Zach Lowe @ZachLowe_NBA

Heat are just ravaged by injuries. Not enough secondary playmaking when defenses load up on Dragic-Whiteside PNR.

Zach Lowe @ZachLowe_NBA

Just finished NYK-MIA. Knicks playing with great energy on both ends. Enjoying the O'Quinn revival. Heat had no answer for Melo.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

On Larry Bird's 60th birthday, Celtics coach Brad Stevens reflects on what it meant for an Indy kid to grow up watching Bird.

ESPN Stats and Information  

Larry Bird turns 60 today. Bird's single-game career-high for points, and the Celtics' single-game scoring record, is the 60 Bird scored against the Hawks at Lakefront Arena in New Orleans on March 12, 1985. Bird broke Kevin McHale's scoring record (56), set nine days earlier.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas (groin strain) flew home to Boston on Tuesday night. He's out vs. Magic tonight and team will monitor his status moving forward.

Marc J. Spears The Undefeated 

Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Durant have been selected as co-recipients of the 2016 USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year award.