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Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Paul George on the final play, isn't placing any blame on the officials.

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Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Russell Westbrook on Melo's apparent big shot, OKC's crunchtime offense and the Karl Towns hard screen that freed Wiggins.

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Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

The energy in Staples and with the Lakers is low at the start of this game. And the Pelicans' slow pace isn't helping the Lakers, who trailed by 15 early in second. Lakers are having to work very hard on offense with no easy baskets and are having all sorts of problems stopping Anthony Davis, DeMarcus Cousins and Jrue Holiday.

Lawrence Murray ESPN.com 

Lakers have already worked in Lonzo Ball's single "Super Saiyan" to their sound effects after he scores. Ball released the single Friday night after his 29-point near-triple-double in Phoenix.

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

With 8.9 seconds left, Westbrook dropped it off to Melo for a go-ahead 3 to put OKC up 113-112, but Andrew Wiggins hit a running buzzer beating banked 3 to beat the Thunder, 115-113. Wiped out what was another clutch-time masterpiece from Westbrook.

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

The clutch king a year ago, Russell Westbrook apparently still has it. He wanted a 2-for-1 and drilled a 3 with 29.4 seconds left to tie up the Wolves, 110-110.

Lawrence Murray ESPN.com 

New Orleans Pelicans point guard Rajon Rondo is inactive tonight in Los Angeles, but he got some work in pregame.

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

The Thunder have entered clutch-time (last five minutes, margin within five) for the first time this season. Westbrook took the first shot of it, nailing a 3. It will be interesting to see how the offense plays out down the stretch.

Adrian Wojnarowski ESPN 

Phoenix Suns associate head coach Jay Triano will take over as interim coach, league sources tell ESPN.

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

The Thunder got a spark from their bench, but the starters couldn't continue the push as the Wolves lead at half 61-54. Westbrook has 9 on just 3-10 shooting which includes a number of misses at the rim. Melo has 8 on 4-8, George 6 on 3-9. It's the other guys that have kept OKC close (Adams with 14 on 7-8, Felton with 10 on 4-5).

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

The Thunder trailed by as many as 13 in the opening quarter against the Wolves, but like last night in Utah, Carmelo Anthony plus the bench put together a 9-1 run to end the quarter to have it 28-23. Westbrook, though, struggled again finishing at the rim, starting just 1-5 from the field after a rough 2-11 performance last night.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Mavs rookie PG Dennis Smith Jr., who missed the last two games due to left knee effusion, is questionable for Monday against the Warriors.

Adrian Wojnarowski ESPN 

Phoenix Suns coach Earl Watson has been fired, league sources tell ESPN.

Michael C. Wright ESPN Staff Writer 

Kawhi Leonard (right quadriceps tendinopathy) and Tony Parker (left quadriceps tendon surgery) are out for Monday's game against Toronto.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The NBA's two-minute report states that Andre Drummond fouled Kristaps Porzingis before blocking his shot with 39 seconds to play last night and the Knicks down three. Officials didn't rule the play a foul, which the report states as an incorrect no-call because Drummond grabbed Porzingis arm. Porzingis should have been given two free throws. He said afterward that he felt he was fouled on the play. Had he made them, the Knicks would have trailed by one with 39 seconds to go in a game they once led by 21. The report also states that Tim Hardaway Jr. committed a defensive three seconds with 1:10 to play that was not called.

Lawrence Murray ESPN.com 

Patrick Beverley to ESPN: "This is not just a pit stop for me. I want to make LA my home." Beverley also discussed the injury to Milos Teodosic, takeaways from the first two wins of the season, and his approach to games after LaVar Ball said that Beverley won't get interviews after Thursday.

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Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Kyrie Irving fined $25,000 for his profane outburst in Philly.

Bobby Marks ESPN 

The KJ McDaniels waiver will count $100K against the Raptors salary cap. Toronto is now $1M below the luxury tax.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Stan Van Gundy, who is refreshingly honest with the media, candidly questioned the Knicks' coaching staff's defensive strategy late in New York's loss to Detroit. Tobias Harris and Reggie Jackson helped fuel Detroit's comeback with several pick and rolls down the stretch. "They both were going well and we were trying to go at (Porzingis)," Van Gundy told reporters. "(He) kills you at one end and for some reason they were playing him on Tobias, I don't know why, but they were, so we went at that pick-and-roll."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Tim Hardaway Jr. was asked if he just felt out of rhythm on Saturday when he missed 12 of 16 shots in a loss to Detroit: "Yeah I missed a couple of easy ones here and there, shots that I normally make. It's just tough to see those not go down," Hardaway Jr. said. "My teammates did a great job of just keeping me in it. Telling me to keep shooting. That's what I'm here for, just be a burst of energy and help out on the floor in any way I can. I didn't get it done tonight." The Knicks as a whole hit just eight of 30 3-point attempts. Jeff Hornacek said the Knicks need to be around 38 percent from three. He didn't place the blame on Hardaway Jr., who said he got the looks he wanted against Detroit. "Yeah. Transition shots, I just have to find ways. It's still a new offense but at the same time I still have to find ways to get to the line, get to the basket a little more, finish when I'm there. Missed a lot of bunnies today I wish I could take back and I definitely could have helped out on that end of the floor."

Lawrence Murray ESPN.com 

Phoenix Suns head coach Earl Watson said that his team "needs to become closer" following a second 40-point loss in four nights. Watson added that veterans Eric Bledsoe and Tyson Chandler are being counted on to be "vocal leaders" for a young team.

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Lawrence Murray ESPN.com 

Before taking questions after the LA Clippers beat the Phoenix Suns, Houston native DeAndre Jordan congratulated the "soon to be World Series champs" Houston Astros.

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Lawrence Murray ESPN.com 

Patrick Beverley and Milos Teodosić were teammates in Greece before they both joined the Clippers this past offseason: Beverley acknowledged that he can't afford to be in foul trouble while Teodosić (left foot) is out, and that rookie guards Jawun Evans and Sindarius Thornwell must step up.

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Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Russell Westbrook has taken a noticeably different approach to the first two games this season, but he doesn't see it as a change.

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Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Paul George on the Thunder's ugly loss to the Jazz: "Honestly, I'm happy we got this blow early."

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