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Remember the narrative entering the season? It was basically about LeBron James and a bunch of sponges. What good students these young Lakers players are. They listen so well. They are curious and ask good questions. They are so sincere in their quest for knowledge and self-improvement.

And that learner’s mentality made for a potentially wonderful match with James’ immense knowledge and dominant leadership.

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Government prosecutors in Turkey are seeking an arrest warrant for New York Knicks center Enes Kanter, a Turkish national and political opponent of the country’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Turkish pro-government newspaper Sabah reported Wednesday that officials in Istanbul were seeking a “red notice” through Interpol, asking law enforcement agencies to detain Kanter, 26, and remand him to Turkish authorities.

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The Lakers started slow but came back for one of their biggest and more impressive wins of the season against the Thunder.

Just as everyone expected, the same Los Angeles Lakers who lost outright to the New York Knicksand Cleveland Cavaliers before allowing the Chicago Bulls to make things interesting late in their last game went out and beat the Oklahoma City Thunder in overtime, 138-128.

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The Toronto Raptors are back atop the East after a double-overtime win over the Washington Wizards. In the midst of a top-three shakeup, Kawhi Leonard & Co. have regained the No. 1 spot in our weekly Power Rankings.

Throughout the regular season, our panel (ESPN's Kevin Arnovitz, Tim MacMahon and Andre' Snellings, The Undefeated's Marc J. Spears and FiveThirtyEight's Chris Herring) is ranking all 30 teams from top to bottom, taking stock of which teams are playing the best basketball now and which are looking most like title contenders.

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The Warriors unleashed one of their best Strength in Numbers regular season games on the eve of the return of DeMarcus Cousins

The Golden State Warriors overcame a spirited effort from the New Orleans Pelicans to win 147-140. It was a dramatic win as the Warriors overcame 17-point deficits in both the first and second halves to storm back for the victory.

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LONDON — Joshua Pattison-Neill had Wednesday off from his university classes and on this cold and rainy day in northwest London, he wanted to do one thing. So, he grabbed his Jordans, a bottle of orange Gatorade and an energy bar packed with 10 grams of protein and headed an hour southbound on the Tube. His destination: an indoor gym hidden behind low-income housing in the Lambeth’s Princes Ward, a refuge for basketball-obsessed people like himself in a country where the game is struggling to gain a foothold.

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OKC needed to show some mettle tonight, and did not disappoint in the 2nd half.

The Oklahoma City Thunder bounced back against the San Antonio Spurs, 122-112. Following what could very well be the best regular game of the season — where the only thing missing was a Thunder win — OKC earned that win tonight by snuffing out the Spurs attack in the 2nd half.

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