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Streaking Knicks cite early faith for winning ways
Tom Thibodeau said the Knicks believed that they could win from the beginning of the season, a faith that has carried them to their fifth straight win after beating the Mavs on Friday.[read more]

Butler calls sluggish Heat 'soft,' urges 'bully ball'
The Miami Heat have lost 10 of their past 16, and their highest-paid player isn't happy.[read more]

Sources: MRI clean, but Mitchell to miss games
Jazz All-Star Donovan Mitchell is expected to miss several games after an MRI on his right ankle sprain revealed no structural damage, sources told ESPN.[read more]

Source: Lakers to skip White House on D.C. trip
Despite being unable to visit the White House when the Los Angeles Lakers are in Washington, D.C., to face the Wizards this month, a future meet-and-greet with President Joe Biden has not been ruled out, a source said.[read more]

Curry scores 47, matches Kobe with torrid streak
Stephen Curry continued his hot stretch Saturday, becoming the first player age 33 or older since Kobe Bryant to score 30 points or more in 10 straight games.[read more]

Tatum scores 44, earns Curry's respect after duel
"Just to earn [Stephen Curry's] respect and get a win on the same night ... it was a good night," Jayson Tatum said after leading the Celtics past the Warriors on Saturday.[read more]

The MVP race has turned into a Nikola Jokic runaway
With a month left in the season, the Nuggets center looks like an overwhelming favorite to claim his first MVP award.[read more]

Our NBA experts predict how the crowded East standings will shake out
Which players and postseason races are most intriguing?[read more]

What three all-time greats are saying about Steph
Stephen Curry is now the Warriors' all-time leading scorer. Here's what NBA legends think the milestone represents.[read more]

NBA playoff predictions: Who will win the big seeding races?
We polled the ESPN NBA Forecast panel of experts for their predictions on the NBA season.[read more]