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NBA power rankings: The top of the pack settles in

The top of each conference is becoming clearer, while the bottom playoff seeds become the focal point heading into the final leg of the season. 1. Golden State Warriors (52-13, Last week: 1) The Warriors defend their power rankings title on Wednesday when the Atlanta Hawks visit the Bay Area. Show More Summary

Doc Rivers doesn't read story about DeAndre Jordan, rips ESPN writer for it

It always pays to look at the story you're about to bash. Warning: what follows is really stupid. Seriously, it's dumb. Anyway: Clippers coach/president Doc Rivers has been lobbying heavily for DeAndre Jordan to win Defensive Player of the Year. Show More Summary

Skip Bayless explains why LeBron James not wearing a headband means he isn't clutch

DISCLAIMER: Skip Bayless did not write this, but if he did, this is what he would say. Listen, Stephen. Sometimes you can hide things, and sometimes you cannot hide things. We all have problems, but it's how we deal with that separates the good people from the elite people. Show More Summary

Kyrie Irving's insane clutch shots, graded

It's not just that Kyrie Irving scored 57 points against the Spurs. It's that he did so on incredibly difficult shots. Kyrie Irving didn't just score 57 points to lead the Cavaliers to an incredible comeback victory over the Spurs. He...Show More Summary

Iman Shumpert is pissed about 'Empire' characters that look like him and his girlfriend

He's got a hilarious, but plausible, case. Iman Shumpert of the Cleveland Cavaliers claims that the show Empire has stolen his and his girlfriends' likenesses for the show's characters, Hakeem and Tiana. OK then. Shumpert is dating R&B...Show More Summary

Gerald Henderson must have held a serious grudge against this rim

AAAAAAGH Every once in a while, Gerald Henderson explodes. This is one of those times.

Thomas Robinson fails at layups

Just use the glass next time, bro. Sixers forward Thomas Robinson hasn't had the best season since being moved to the Philadelphia 76ers. This unfortunate occurrence is just the icing on the #SadFace cake: Keep tanking Sixers. You are loved wherever you tank.

Why are the Mavericks now bad?

Guys like Amar'e Stoudemire deserve to be concerned as countless losses put the Mavericks' playoff spot at risk. What's caused Dallas' decline? It's more than just Rajon Rondo. The Dallas Mavericks' grasp on a playoff spot in the Western Conference is growing increasingly tenuous with each passing day, and that hasn't been lost on Amar'e Stoudemire. Show More Summary

Kemba Walker says he's returning from his knee injury Wednesday

The Hornets guard will in theory provide a boost to their playoff hopes, but the team has played well without him. The surging Charlotte Hornets are about to get their starting point guard back from injury. Kemba Walker's damaged right...Show More Summary

Derrick Rose says he plans to return this season from knee injury

Rose wouldn't give a definitive answer about returning this season from a torn meniscus, but he's optimistic about his chances. Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose spoke to the media prior to the Bulls' 101-91 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies...Show More Summary

Good morning. Don't you forget about Anthony Davis.

That and much more in Tuesday's NBA newsletter. SUBSCRIBE! Good morning. Let's basketball. THE BROW WILL RISE AGAIN: Sorry y'all, but the MVP race is still a five-man field, and Anthony Davis will not have it any other way. The Brow dropped 43 points on 23 FGAs as the Pelicans roughed up the Bucks. Show More Summary

NBA scores 2015: Anthony Davis is unstoppable and 3 other things we learned

Anthony Davis' 43 points allowed the Pelicans to beat the Bucks and stay close to the Thunder in the battle for the eight seed in the West. The New Orleans Pelicans should have faded from the playoff picture by now. They have suffered...Show More Summary

I visited Derrick Rose's roadside memorial under a highway overpass in Chicago

I found a lot of... interesting items. It was about 50 degrees in Chicago on Monday afternoon, or approximately 50 degrees warmer than it was a week ago at this time. That in itself seemed to make for a perfectly good excuse to walk throughout the city's northwest neighborhoods to the I-90 underpass on Fullerton Ave. Show More Summary

There are too many damn NBA injuries

Why are so many NBA stars getting hurt these days? We try to find answers on this week's podcast. Remember when star players used to stay healthy the whole year? OK, that probably never happened, but recent history has seemed especially cruel. Show More Summary

Kobe Bryant doesn't want Lakers to compromise their future for one season

The Lakers star says he understands that what's best for him might not be best for the franchise. Kobe Bryant has no problem with Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak's recent comments about how the team can't jeopardize its long-term future just to appease Bryant. Show More Summary

Tony Parker is good again and so are the Spurs

The ragged Spurs' title defense has finally come to life, and the resurgence of their point guard is the reason why. We all expected the Spurs to go on a run sooner or later. They're The Spurs, after all. But a four-game losing streak...Show More Summary

This chart shows the NBA's biggest risers and fallers since midseason

One of the biggest fallers may not be the team you expect. One of the key refrains of the NBA stretch run is that the Washington Wizards have shown their true selves. A team too thin on the wing to survive an injury, a team too overmatched in terms of strategy to beat good opponents, and a team with a completely underwhelming coach. Show More Summary

I met my best friend when he dunked on me in sandals

Being dunked on is the worst. Being dunked on by a guy in sandals who came to the game wearing a Disney backpack? You will never live it down. It was in the fall of 2007 and I was just returning from feeding baby animals in the woods. Show More Summary

Good morning. Stephen Curry is just showing off now.

That and much more in Monday's NBA newsletter. SUBSCRIBE! Good morning. Let's basketball. RUDY GOBERT CHANGES EVERYTHING: As soon as the Jazz traded Enes Kanter and promoted Rudy Gobert, their defense has been fire. Paul Flannery talks...Show More Summary

Brook Lopez headbutts basketball, causes unlikely assist

Brook Lopez is either an incredibly lucky dude, or he's got some superhero level foresight and reflexes. It's probably the former, because he totally looks like he's just scared and flailing at the ball. h/t @talkhoops

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