DeMarcus Cousins struggled to corral the pass, but Isaiah Thomas came from behind and took away any real chance at an easy basket.
Euro steps are technically legal, but James Harden came close to a traveling violation with his lengthy glide to the basket against Portland.
Kyrie Irving is obviously very talented, and but this spin move to get open for a jump shot taught a Boston Celtics player not to be overly aggressive when closing out.
The Houston Rockets are now rumored to have designs on keeping Dwight Howard, and ultimately targeting Kevin Durant in free agency.
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— Rob Perezingis (@World_Wide_Wob) February 4, 2016
In a matter of 18 seconds, the Oklahoma City Thunder crushed the Orlando Magic's dreams on Wednesday night. Serge Ibaka came through with the clutch rejection of Victor Oladipo, and Kevin Durant subsequently crossed Tobias Harris over prior to nailing the game-winning jumper from downtown.
The Los Angeles Clippers are reportedly willing to move Blake Griffin if it means they ultimately land Kevin Durant.
The Boston Celtics desperately need some frontcourt help, and they are reportedly interested in acquiring Dwight Howard from the Houston Rockets.
Markieff Morris has been struggling to this point in the season, but a big game against the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday night and a highlight-reel dunk could be what he needs to get back on track.
Carmelo Anthony had a mismatch on Marcus Smart in the post, but Smart's flop was still a maneuver that went comically too far in an attempt to draw an offensive foul.
The looming free agency of Kevin Durant is a hot NBA topic, and the Golden State Warriors are the team most recently tied to a potential offseason pursuit of him.