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Warriors 'banged up spiritually ... no getting around that'

While Kevin Durant was quick to shut down a reporter's question about his incident with Draymond Green, Warriors coach Steve Kerr acknowledged the team is "banged up spiritually" after a tumultuous week.

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Harden's 27 points leads way for Rockets

James Harden drops 27 points and three assists as the Rockets handily beat the Warriors at home 107-86.


Paul steal leads to emphatic 3-pointer

Chris Paul steals the ball and passes it off for a big 3-pointer from 7'0" Isaiah Hartenstein.


Kerr after loss: 'We're banged up spiritually'

Warriors head coach Steve Kerr speaks to the media after Houston defeats Golden State 107-86.


Green: Warriors' energy 'definitely not there' in loss

Draymond Green speaks to the media in his first game back since being suspended for his incident with Kevin Durant.


KD when questioned about Green: 'Don't ask me that again'

After the Warriors' loss to the Rockets, Kevin Durant quickly shuts down a reporter who asks about his relationship with Draymond Green.


Rockets throw down two big dunks

Eric Gordon and James Ennis III throw down two dunks as the Rockets surge ahead of the Warriors in the second quarter.


Durant rises from baseline for flush

Kevin Durant throws it down from the baseline in the first quarter.


Warriors' first points come from Green-to-Durant

Draymond Green finds Kevin Durant for a big dunk early in the first in their first game together since their on-court disagreement.


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LeBron: Lakers need 'next man up' mentality with Rondo out

LeBron James says the Lakers have to be ready to play after Rajon Rondo broke his hand against the Trail Blazers.


Lakers' Rondo breaks hand, out 'a few weeks'

Lakers point guard Rajon Rondo broke his shooting hand while making a steal late in L.A.'s win Wednesday night. A source said the Lakers expect him to be out three to five weeks.


Talking points

Kevin Durant and the price of unprecedented power

When gauging the Warriors' response to the Draymond Green-Kevin Durant dust-up, remember who sits at the very top of the NBA.

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Karl-Anthony Towns is here to lead the Wolves -- but in his own way

With the Wolves' trade of Jimmy Butler to the 76ers, Karl-Anthony Towns became the clear leader. But that doesn't mean he can do it all alone.

How Houston took a step back in its pursuit of the champs

Houston's problems go far beyond Melo, but the team that was "a hamstring away" from dethroning Golden State is starting to show flashes of turning its bizarre start around.

Timberwolves halt Pelicans' winning streak

Former Kentucky players Anthony Davis and Karl-Anthony Towns go head-to-head as the Pelicans visit the Timberwolves.

Wiggins kick Mirotic rising for dunk

Andrew Wiggins finishes on a huge dunk late in the fourth quarter over Nikola Mirotic.


KAT finishes tough and-1 bucket

Karl-Anthony Towns powers through the contact to make a layup while being fouled.


Covington throws down dunk after steal

Robert Covington jumps the passing lane for a steal and finishes with a two-handed dunk at the other end.


Teague drops no-look pass to Gibson for slam

Jeff Teague blows by Jrue Holiday and passes to Taj Gibson, who finishes with a two-handed jam.


Saric beats buzzer for 1st points with Timberwolves

Josh Okogie finds Dario Saric open in the paint for a layup to end the first quarter.


Magic come back to beat 76ers in Butler's debut

Jimmy Butler had 14 points in his Philadelphia debut, but the 76ers collapsed late and lost to Orlando 111-106.

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Butler makes debut in 76ers' loss

Jimmy Butler plays his first game with the 76ers, scoring 14 points in Philadelphia's 111-106 loss to the Magic.


Ross drills go-ahead triple in the clutch

Terrence Ross crosses back and rises up for a much-needed 3-pointer against the 76ers to break a 106-106 tie in the final seconds.


Gordon stuffs it in over Sixers

Aaron Gordon throws down crucial jam for the Magic in the final minutes of the fourth.


Isaac comes up with epic block on Embiid

Jonathan Isaac reaches up to block Joel Embiid at the rim to set up a Terrence Ross 3-pointer at the other end.


Embiid feeds Butler for two

Joel Embiid lobs a pass over Magic defenders to Jimmy Butler who turns, jumps and finishes at the rim.


Augustin's nifty behind-the-back dish sets up Vucevic bucket

D.J. Augustin fakes out one defender, drives to the paint and fakes a second defender with a behind-the-back move to Nikola Vucevic.


Gordon's patience pays off for Vucevic two

Nikola Vucevic rolls behind Mike Muscala who takes the feed from Aaron Gordon for a Magic bucket.


Butler lays in first bucket as a 76er

Jimmy Butler cuts backdoor into the paint and gets a shot to fall in traffic to record his first points as a Sixer.


Butler arrives for first game with 76ers

Jimmy Butler arrives at the Amway Center for his first game with the Philadelphia 76ers.



Zion puts on a dunk show in Duke's win

Zion Williamson shows off the athleticism, throwing down a variety of dunks in a 21-point, 9-rebound and 2-assist performance in Duke's 84-46 win.


NBA Talking Points

What's giving the Pelicans confidence in their basketball future

After a rash of injuries and a six-game losing streak, there has never been more optimism about this team's potential.

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Which NBA chemistry experiments are working, and which aren't?

The Lakers are starting to find calm within the chaos, while the Sixers and Wolves have brand-new concerns. Who's acing and who's failing their chemistry exams?

Trade demands: What Butler and Kawhi are showing the NBA

Why would an NBA superstar give up $70 million to switch teams? And how will Jimmy Butler help the Sixers?


Green vs. Durant fallout

Durant wants to keep Green incident 'in-house'

Warriors star Kevin Durant offered short answers while discussing his issues with Draymond Green following Tuesday's win over the Hawks, saying, "What happened happened. We're trying to move on."

Will there be lingering tension between KD and Draymond?

The Jump panel does not seem too concerned about frustrations between Kevin Durant and Draymond Green extending into the locker room.


Stephen A.: Draymond questioned KD's commitment to Warriors

Stephen A. Smith is convinced Draymond Green "brought up Kevin Durant's contract" during their heated late-game interaction.


Durant on Draymond incident: 'What happened, happened'

Kevin Durant explains how he is trying to move on from his incident with Draymond Green and says he is sure he will hash it out with him eventually.


Kerr: I don't see Draymond operating any other way

Warriors coach Steve Kerr says "things happen" in highly competitive environments and discusses his thoughts about Draymond Green.


Draymond suspended without pay vs. Hawks

Adrian Wojnarowski reports that Draymond Green is suspended without pay vs. the Hawks after he and Kevin Durant exchanged words Monday night.

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