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Wilson Chandler leads the Nuggets in scoring at 18.0 points per game despite starting only two games this season. He has averaged 16.8 points off the bench, third in the NBA behind Lou Williams and Eric Gordon.

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

Ty Lue says that J.R. Smith will return to the starting lineup Saturday against Charlotte. All of the rest of the Cavs will play, other than Channing Frye, who is excused for the funeral of his father.

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

Both sides can opt out of the current labor agreement this coming Thursday (Dec. 15) but a deal, as Melo notes, has been assumed for weeks.

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

Bombshell from @ramonashelburne: @CarmeloAnthony tells her there's been a snag in labor talks between the NBA and union at "the 25th hour"

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The Pacers, who lost to the Mavericks on Friday, are 0-4 this season on zero days' rest, losing the last two of those back-to-backs by at least 35 points (both against the Warriors). Indiana plays the Trail Blazers tonight, and no team in NBA history has lost three straight games on zero days' rest by at least 30 points (sources: Elias Sports Bureau).

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

Lakers coach Luke Walton said there's a possibility that starting point guard D'Angelo Russell, who has been sidelined by a sore knee, could play Sunday against the New York Knicks.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas (groin strain) has been formally ruled out for Sunday's game against the Thunder. Thomas did not travel with the team Saturday to Oklahoma City. Thomas said Friday that he's hopeful he can join the team before Wednesday's game against the San Antonio Spurs but team decision-makers have urged him not to rush his return.

Fran Fraschilla @franfraschilla

Love great college performances but I don't get too excited about NBA potential. Ask if he's being defended by NBA level athlete & length.

Jeff Goodman @GoodmanESPN

One NBA guy compared Josh Hart to Malcolm Brogdon. Obviously, different -- but high IQ, can guard multiple positions, not crazy athletic.

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

The Pelicans officially announce the signing of Reggie Williams. Williams, 30, has had six stints in the NBA since 2009-10 -- with the Warriors, then-Bobcats, Thunder and Spurs -- and most recently played 10 games for the Oklahoma City Blue of the D-League. The Pelicans waived Anthony Brown on Friday after nine games with the team.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Fred Hoiberg says it's still unclear when Michael Carter-Williams will return. Asked whether the end of the month is a possibility, Hoiberg said it was still to early to say because they want to see how MCW is feeling after his soft cast comes off.

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Russell Westbrook's next game is against the Celtics on Sunday. Boston hasn't allowed a triple-double since John Wall had one on Jan. 22, 2014 (225 games). That's the longest active streak in the league without allowing a triple-double, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

Chris Haynes 

Golden State Warriors forward Kevon Looney listed as doubtful for tonight's game against the Memphis Grizzlies with a left ankle sprain.

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

For the second consecutive year, the NBPA is having a heart screening of former players at the Toyota Center today. Doctors will be on hand to provide heart screenings, blood work among other things for former players. Matt Bullard, a former Rocket, who does color on the local broadcast, plans on attending. "It's very important," Bullard said. "As we get older we start to have a few more health issues. When we were playing, we were as healthy as we could be. As you get older the health issues start to pile up."

Westbrook's rebound clinches triple-double

Russell Westbrook pulls down his 10th rebound against the Rockets to become the first player since Michael Jordan in 1989 to record seven straight triple-doubles.


Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Corey Brewer is sponsoring a food and services distribution with Feed the Children for more than 400 families today in Houston. The Rockets forward said he did something similar when he played in Minnesota. The families will receive a 25-pound box of food, 10-pound box of personal care items, Avon products, children's books by Disney and Lego toys. "We wanted to help as many families as we could," Brewer said. "All over Houston."

Harden turns it over, Russ slams it home

James Harden turns it over, and Russell Westbrook takes full advantage by throwing down the fastbreak dunk.


Dekker emphatically slams it home over Kanter

Rockets forward Sam Dekker drives to the rim and powers home a sensational dunk over Thunder big man Enes Kanter.


Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Rockets guard Patrick Beverley said the victory over the Thunder doesn't mean anything if they lose to the Mavericks on Saturday.