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Cavaliers

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LeBron James was asked Saturday about the possibility of winning another MVP award at this point in his career and acknowledged that he is playing for something more than just his own legacy at this point. "Team success is always the number one, but along the way if you're able accomplish some individual awards, individual achievements, it would mean a lot," James said after Saturday's practice. "I feel good. This is my 15th year, but this is one of the best years I've had as far as how I feel and I want to continue that. I want to kind of try to break the mold for the next generation. So just take the narrative out of 'OK, you're past your prime when you get [to] 31, or you're past your prime in your 12th year in the league, or whatever the case may be.' Hopefully I can break the mold so when the next guy comes, he can still get 200 or 300 million and be 33 years old. I'm serious. You guys are laughing, I'm serious. This is the mold I'm trying to break. It's not just about me, it's for the next crew as well ... I'll be 33 in 15 days. This is my 15th season, and this is the best I've felt in my career. I want it all!"

Nick Friedell, ESPN Staff Writer

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Celtics

NBA

Kyrie Irving on Boston's recent rough patch: "There's going to be times like this. And this is nothing yet. I guarantee it. It's nothing yet. But what we're facing is just we've probably hit a little fatigue, we've probably hit a patch where we need to kind of all collectively and individually just kind of slow down for a quick second, gather ourselves and move forward."

Chris Forsberg, ESPN Staff Writer
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76ers

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Joel Embiid on his post-game words with Westbrook: "He told me to go home, man. I mean, this is my home so I guess it's on him to go home."

Nick Metallinos, ESPN
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76ers

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Ben Simmons agreed with head coach Brett Brown that the second overtime decision to not allow the Sixers to advance the ball "huge impact" on their tactical approach to end that period.

Nick Metallinos, ESPN
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In the wildest game of the NBA season so far, the Thunder held off the 76ers in triple-overtime, 119-117. It was a long road getting to a final score, with it starting with the Thunder not scoring a point in the final 5:23 of regulation to blow a nine-point lead, then coming back from five down with a minute left in the first overtime, then Andre Roberson missed a point blank layup, but came back and finished his do-over at the end of the third overtime. Westbrook was terrific and terrible all at once, with a triple-double that included 23 missed shots. In the end, OKC gets back to .500 and wins their sixth out eight.

Royce Young, ESPN Staff Writer

76ers

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Brett Brown says team was given two different explanations by referees on that end of second overtime finish. Said team was originally told they could advance the ball.

Nick Metallinos, ESPN
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Spurs

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The Houston Rockets plan to honor Craig Sager tonight. Here are Pop's thoughts on Sager: "He wasn't just an iconic figure everybody saw on TV, his personality, his clothes and the whole deal. But that's just a small piece of him. We all knew him a lot more closely and intimately. So he'll always be in everybody's thoughts. When you have a friend like that that you lose, you don't forget those people. So at this time, teams are getting together and trying to do what we can to show the love that we all had for him."

Michael C. Wright, ESPN Staff Writer

Lakers

NBA

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope's attorney Jeffrey Lance Abood tells ESPN: "While a member of the Detroit Pistons last year, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope plead guilty to a misdemeanor offense of allowing someone to operate his vehicle under the influence. As a condition of that plea, he was subject to extremely strict and challenging compliance terms by the court. Kentavious complied with most of the terms of his probation and he has had no further driving or other infractions since that time. "As a result of his professional basketball work schedule, the court has modified the sentence and released him from probation early so long as he completes an intensive program over the next 25 days. There will be some travel restrictions , but we are pleased that Kentavious will now continue with his NBA season and move forward in a positive manner from this experience."

Ramona Shelburne, ESPN Senior Writer

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