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NBA predictions: MVP, Finals matchups and best rookie

We polled the ESPN NBA Forecast panel of experts for their predictions now that we are two-thirds of the way through the season.

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The King. The Freak. The Beard. An MVP will rise. Check out these highlights

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TOP HEADLINES

EDGE TO CLIPPERS IN L.A.?

Are the Clippers beating the Lakers to the punch?

1:16

ZION STARTS CAREER STRONG

Relive Zion's remarkable start to his NBA career

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'NO REASON TO BE AFRAID'

Morant opens up about going at Harden, Iguodala

2:52

POWER RANKINGS

NBA Power Rankings: Second-half storylines for all 30 teams

Which teams are set to climb the standings, and which teams are fighting for playoff spots?

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RECAPPING FIRST HALF

The biggest storylines of the NBA's first half

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NBA sights and sounds: The top moments from the first half

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ON THE RETURN

Kerr on Steph wearing non-contact jersey: 'We're calling him Tom Brady'

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KD puts up shots amid rehab

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FILTHY HANDLES

The NBA's best ankle-breaking moments of the season

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