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Bobby Marks ESPN 

The signing restriction for Kevin Love has now been lifted. The Cleveland forward who signed a four-year $120.4M extension on July 24 is now eligible to be traded. Love has not played in a game since Oct. 24 and continues to rehab from a broken left foot. The 30-year old is owed $24.1M, $28.9M, $31.3M, $31.3M and $28.9M.

Tim Bontemps ESPN 

Gregg Popovich says he took out DeMar DeRozan for the final possession in order to get as much 3-point shooting on the floor as possible. "We didn't want to go to overtime."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

James Harden finishes with 61 points, including a dunk to seal the game, in a 114-110 win over New York. Harden has scored at least 57 in three of the last five games and at least 30 in 21 straight for Houston. Harden had 15 rebounds and five steals and tied Kobe Bryant for the Madison Square Garden scoring mark for a visiting player. Masterful performance.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

David Fizdale is livid and the Garden crowd loves it. Fizdale was whistled for a technical foul after arguing a call with a minute to go in the fourth quarter. Fizdale seems to be upset with the way refs have officiated James Harden.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

James Harden has 51 points and 15 rebounds against New York. It's his third 50-plus point game in the Rockets past five games.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

James Harden enters the fourth quarter 14 points shy of setting the Madison Square Garden scoring record, set by Carmelo Anthony in 2014. Anthony, Harden's ex-teammate had 62 points in MSG against Charlotte.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

James Harden finishes the first half with 36 points on 21 shots. He's averaging 42.3 points in his last 20 games, a number he should surpass early in the third quarter against New York.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

James Harden has 32 points in the first half against the Knicks. This is his 21st straight game of at least 30 points, the fourth-longest streak in NBA history. Wilt Chamberlain owns the three streaks ahead of Harden, the longest of which is 65 games.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

James Harden already has 27 points in 15 minutes against New York but he may not get to 30 by halftime. The reigning MVP has three fouls with 4:23 to go in the half. Houston trails by 13.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Signs of frustration for the 10-35 Knicks: Tim Hardaway Jr. wasn't happy with Allonzo Trier and yelled at him heading into the Knicks' last timeout. Trier yelled back, but they seemed to get over it during the timeout.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Nine minutes into the game, James Harden is halfway to continuing his 30-point streak. Harden has seen several defenders so far, including Frank Ntilikina. David Fizdale joked before the game that he may get in a defensive stance to try to slow Harden.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Noah Vonleh is starting at center for the Knicks against Houston and Lance Thomas will start at power forward, with Enes Kanter coming off the bench.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Frank Ntilikina is going to spend time defending James Harden at times tonight, David Fizdale says.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

David Fizdale reiterates that Luke Kornet will be out at least two weeks due to an ankle injury. He says he's still figuring out the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Rockets.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Asked about the Rams, Luke Walton didn't hesitate to offer up his Super Bowl prediction: "Super Bowl champs... I'll give you a score too. It's going to be 27-24, Rams."

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

LeBron James participated in some drills but did not do any contact today in practice according to Luke Walton. James will not play against Minnesota on Thursday. "With him and [Rajon] Rondo, it's gonna be how he's feeling tomorrow morning and take it from there and see how he's doing the next day after that and the next day," Walton said. "When they feel ready to play then they'll play... just having [Rondo's] leadership back on the court, whether that's tomorrow, whether that's Sunday, Tuesday... whenever it is, it's something we need right now."

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Rajon Rondo said he's still taking things day-by-day when asked if he will play tomorrow. Rondo says his decision to play could be a game-time decision. While he hasn't had any swelling, he sounded hesitant because he hasn't had any contact. He said he was like a quarterback in practice today with the red jersey signifying not to touch him. "Except for Lance, he hacked me a couple of times on my jersey and my shoulders," Rondo said. "... I got to come back when I'm healthy. Things happen for a reason, I don't know why. I can't come back depending on whether [other] guys are out or not."