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Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Gerry Martinez and Juan Velazquez are longtime friends but might not get along today. They grew up in Houston, but Velazquez says, "I never really liked the Rockets." He was a Sonics fan and stuck with the franchise when it moved to Oklahoma City.

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The Spurs' 98.7 defensive efficiency since Jan. 31 is the best in the NBA. San Antonio is the only team under 101.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

The Beard is ready to ball.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Kevin Durant's name is all over the lyrics blaring from the Toyota Center sound system as ex-OKC teammate James Harden drains jumpers while getting ready to face the Thunder.

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The Cavs lead the Celtics by a 1/2 game for the top seed in the East. The two teams face each other on April 5 in Cleveland. Prior to that, the Cavs face a major test on the road vs. the Spurs, and the Celts play the hot Milwaukee Bucks.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Lou Williams' pockets flop like bunny ears as he gets loose.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Thunder fans think he's a villain, but there's a lot of love for Pat Beverley in Houston.

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

With Ryan Anderson out for the next two weeks, the Rockets will give more minutes to bench players Lou Williams and Sam Dekker. Williams has missed his last 12 three-pointers the last four games and is shooting .348 in his last three contests."A little bit up and down on his shot," Mike D'Antoni said of Williams. "He hasn't been real consistent, he manufacturers points somehow either getting to the foul line or assists (3.2 last five games). He started off so well you think he's going to make every shot and it's not fair to him, but he's good. He comes off the bench, we can rely on him to get some points or generate some points."

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Rockets assistant coach Roy Rogers conducts a quick courtside film session with young big man Clint Capela to prepare for Russell Westbrook and the Thunder.

Andrew Han ESPN Writer 

JJ Redick is out against the Kings today with a right ankle sprain. Doc Rivers says Redick stepped on a basketball during Saturday's game against the Jazz.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

The Kyle Singler hairdo is a sight to behold.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

After taking bets, it took two shots for Russell Westbrook to hit the corner 3 that wraps up his warmup routine. It's a cross-court sprint at the Toyota Center, unlike in OKC.

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Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Eric Gordon will start with Ryan Anderson out for Sunday's game.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Russell Westbrook even goes hard in warmups.

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Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni said Ryan Anderson will miss the next two weeks with a sprained right ankle. There's a hope he can return for the final couple of games of the regular season.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

James Harden as he walks in the Toyota Center: "I'm gonna tell 'em how it is."

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Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Russell Westbrook struts into the Toyota Center sporting a bucket hat, shirt with "FEAR OF GOD" on the back and some Thunder-blue highwaters.

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Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

Remember when Carmelo Anthony made the playoffs in each of his first 10 NBA seasons? He'll soon clinch season No. 4 in a row of missing them

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Thunder center Steven Adams will leave the high fashion to the flashy superstars. Unless you count the Thunder big man's camo backpack.

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Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Rockets PF Ryan Anderson arrives at the Toyota Center in a walking boot. He's out against the Thunder due to a sprained right ankle.

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ESPN Staff  

According to ESPN'S BPI, the Rockets are big favorites vs. the Thunder on Sunday's game headlined by a matchup of the league's leading MVP candidates: James Harden and Russell Westbrook. Westbrook has 35 triple-doubles this season, while Harden has 35 points and 10 assists in each of his last four games.