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Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

Remember when Carmelo Anthony made the playoffs in each of his first 10 NBA seasons? He'll soon clinch season No. 4 in a row of missing them

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Thunder center Steven Adams will leave the high fashion to the flashy superstars. Unless you count the Thunder big man's camo backpack.

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Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Rockets PF Ryan Anderson arrives at the Toyota Center in a walking boot. He's out against the Thunder due to a sprained right ankle.

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ESPN Staff  

According to ESPN'S BPI, the Rockets are big favorites vs. the Thunder on Sunday's game headlined by a matchup of the league's leading MVP candidates: James Harden and Russell Westbrook. Westbrook has 35 triple-doubles this season, while Harden has 35 points and 10 assists in each of his last four games.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Our guys Royce Young and Calvin Watkins have Thunder-Rockets double covered.

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

DeMarcus Cousins (right ankle sprain) did not participate in shootaround this morning in Denver. He's a gametime decision.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

It's all about The Beard in downtown Houston.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

It's a perfect morning for some pickup ball in Houston, but there's no run on Lanier Court across from the Toyota Center.

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Rockets promote center Chinanu Onuaku, guard Isaiah Taylor, and forward Troy Williams from D-League team.

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

PS on @DevinBook ... his collegiate career high at Kentucky was 19

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

The Suns' Devin Booker is the ninth different player this season to post a 50-point game, which represents a new NBA single-season record.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

The Texas 4-Step -- four marquee NBA games in two cities over four days -- is about to officially tip off with Thunder-Rockets.

Kevin Pelton ESPN Staff Writer 

Rookie Kris Dunn has been a bright spot for the Timberwolves tonight. He's knocking down the jumper off the dribble and competing on defense.

Kevin Pelton ESPN Staff Writer 

The Blazers are pouring it on the listless Timberwolves, scoring 34 in the third quarter to take a 94-74 lead. Portland is shooting 66.1 percent from the field and 9-of-17 from 3-point range.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

You have to feel for ?the die-hard Knicks fan, who has had to root for NYK to lose at the end of 2 of the last 3 seasons -- with a 50-loss season sandwiched in between?.