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1mHenry Abbott

Steve Nash's Guide to the Galaxy

In ESPN The Magazine's Point Guard issue, Steve Nash explains what it means to be a PG in today's NBA.

Highlights

Spurs cruise past Heat (1:14)

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18hBill Simmons

B.S. Report: State of the Cavs

Brian Windhorst joins Bill Simmons to discuss how Kevin Love fits on the Cavaliers, LeBron James and David Blatt's relationship and Cleveland's odds going into the playoffs.

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17hChris Forsberg

Embrace the Celtics' playoff push

Unlike many other rebuilding situations, there's not much to be gained at this point by Boston missing the playoffs.

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12hMike Mazzeo

No extra motivation needed to beat Knicks

Jarrett Jack and the Nets aren't too worried about the Knicks' voicing a desire to throw a monkey wrench in their plans to make the playoffs.

Have You Seen?

Supersized Westbrook (1:03)

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20hNick Friedell

Rose participates in 5-on-5 scrimmage

While Bulls players and coaches remain optimistic about Derrick Rose's progress, Thibodeau remains non-committal regarding a return date.

TrueHoop TV

Ranking NBA Coaches (7:03)

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Baxter Holmes @BaxterHolmes

The Lakers have also signed Jabari Brown to a "multi-year” deal, meaning they’ll have him for the rest of this season at the very least.

Warriors hoping for rare MVP

If Stephen Curry does win the MVP award this season, he'd be just the second Warrior ever and the first since Wilt Chamberlain in 1960, when the team played in Philadelphia. The last Warrior to even crack the top 4 was Rick Barry in 1976.

Curry's plays go viral

Steph Curry's play this season has earned him MVP talk and he's got the ridiculous highlights to elevate his case. We rounded up five of the Warriors' star's best moves that have some players still nursing broken ankles. Have a look

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ESPN Stats & Info @ESPNStatsInfo

Blake Griffin shot 39% in first 2 games vs. Warriors this season; shot 64%, scored 40 pts Tuesday. One difference: Draymond Green DNP Tues

Legler's intriguing first-round matchup
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ESPN's Tim Legler finds a potential Cavaliers-Heat series most compelling: "There's just the element of LeBron playing his old team. That element and that dynamic for that series is going to make that very interesting. ... Would not be surprised at all to see Miami drag it out."

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Michael Wallace @WallaceNBA_ESPN

Zach Randolph (elbow) and Tony Allen (hamstring) sit out today's practice. Randolph should be fine for Friday vs OKC. Allen is questionable

First-round upsets in the West?
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The Rockets may have the higher seed over the Spurs, but ESPN's Tim Legler and Chris Broussard believe it'd be an upset if Houston beat San Antonio.

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LeBron a leader in Cleveland

Chris Broussard is not fazed by LeBron James calling the Cavs' plays: "Why wouldn't he be calling the plays? ... LeBron James has always called plays."

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Kelly Oubre Jr. jumping to NBA

The 6-foot-7 guard/forward is leaving Kansas after one season to enter the NBA draft. Oubre, ESPN's Chad Ford's No. 11 overall player, averaged 9.3 points and 5 rebounds per game. Ford's big board (Insider)

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Parker has best winning percentage
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Tony Parker played in his 1,000th career game Tuesday, and nobody in NBA history has enjoyed more team wins through his first 1,000 than Parker, who has 718.

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Steve Kerr with the magic touch

The Warriors coach has been a part of two of the best teams in NBA history with the 1995-96 Bulls, who won a record 72 games, and the 1996-97 Bulls -- both championship teams. Can he repeat his playing days with a championship as a coach?

Jeff Goodman @GoodmanESPN

Eastern Washington's Tyler Harvey is set to declare for the NBA Draft, source told ESPN. Will not yet sign with agent.

Kevin Durant: I want to finish in OKC

Via Revolt TV, the Thunder star said he wants to be a "Kobe [Bryant], Tim Duncan, Dirk Nowitzki type. ... But you never know what the future holds sometimes and how teams may feel about you after a while, but I love it here and I would love to get my jersey retired here."

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