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Wizards beat Lakers 119-108 to clinch division title (Yahoo Sports)

The Washington Wizards had just celebrated clinching the Southeast Division for the franchise’s first division title in 38 years. ”We had a little water bottle fight in here,” a smiling Bradley Beal said after a 119-108 victory over the Los Angeles …

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Blazers beat Nuggets to take 1-game lead for 8th seed (Yahoo Sports)

Jusuf Nurkic knows what his former team is missing. Nurkic had a career-high 33 points with 16 rebounds against his ex-teammates, CJ McCollum had 39 points and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Denver Nuggets 122-113 on Tuesday night to take hold of…

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Whiteside’s buzzer-beating tip-in lifts Heat past Pistons (Yahoo Sports)

Hassan Whiteside used his good hand to push the Miami Heat closer to a most unlikely playoff berth Tuesday night. Whiteside tipped in a shot with his left hand as time expired to lift the Heat over the Detroit Pistons 97-96. Whiteside, playing with a…

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Curry’s 32 lead Warriors over Rockets 113-106 (Yahoo Sports)

Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors didn’t get much time to celebrate their 60th win, not with a game at San Antonio coming Wednesday night. Curry scored 32 points, Klay Thompson had 25 and the Warriors built a big lead early and held on for a…

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Saric, Covington lift 76ers over Nets 106-101 (Yahoo Sports)

Philadelphia’s rebuild has been marked by setbacks and stumbles, but the 76ers hit one clear marker of progress Tuesday night. Dario Saric scored 23 points, Robert Covington had 21 points and 13 rebounds and the undermanned 76ers beat the Brooklyn Net…

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Schroder, Hawks beat Suns 95-91 to snap 7-game losing streak (Yahoo Sports)

The Atlanta Hawks had another tough night from long range. Dennis Schroder just kept shooting anyway. The Hawks point guard hit consecutive 3-pointers in the fourth quarter to spark a 17-1 run that carried Atlanta to a 95-91 victory over the Phoenix …

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Rubio’s late free throws help Minnesota end skid at Indiana (Yahoo Sports)

Ricky Rubio thought the refs made the right call Tuesday night. Following the disputed foul call, Rubio made three free throws with 3.4 seconds left to give the Minnesota Timberwolves their only lead of the fourth quarter and an improbable 115-114 vic…

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Snell scores 26 points, Bucks beat Hornets 118-108 (Yahoo Sports)

Snell scored a season-high 26 points on 10-of-14 shooting, Giannis Antetokounmpo had 20 points and eight rebounds and the hot-shooting Bucks handed the Charlotte Hornets’ playoff hopes a potentially devastating blow with a 118-108 victory. ”It’s a cr…

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Bazemore close to returning for ailing Atlanta Hawks (Yahoo Sports)

ATLANTA (AP) — The slumping Atlanta Hawks are hopeful of getting back at least one of their injured players.

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2 games removed from 70-point showing, Suns’ Booker sits out (Yahoo Sports)

ATLANTA (AP) — Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker sat out Tuesday’s game against the Atlanta Hawks with an ankle injury that he aggravated in his 70-point performance.

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Suspended Noah: Using supplement to aid injuries ‘backfired’ (Yahoo Sports)

Joakim Noah was seeking help to overcome injuries that wrecked his first season in New York and turned to an over-the-counter supplement. It led to a 20-game suspension for violating the NBA’s anti-drug policy , preventing Noah from ending a disappoin…

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Collison leads Kings to 91-90 win over slumping Grizzlies (Yahoo Sports)

This was no feel-good road trip for the Memphis Grizzlies, who had another loss to contemplate on a long flight home. Darren Collison scored 23 points and made two crucial free throws in the closing seconds to help the Sacramento Kings hand the slumpi…

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Jazz sink Pelicans 108-100 behind Gobert, hot shooting (Yahoo Sports)

Repeated slow starts and lackluster finishes compelled Rudy Gobert to question the competitive spirit of some Utah Jazz teammates. Gobert had 20 points, 19 rebounds and five blocks to lead the Jazz over the New Orleans Pelicans 108-100, a stark turnar…

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Westbrook, Thunder top Mavs 92-91 with 14-0 finishing run (Yahoo Sports)

Russell Westbrook rescued Oklahoma City with a stunning rally and guaranteed the first losing record for Dallas in 17 full seasons under owner Mark Cuban. Westbrook hit a pull-up jumper with seven seconds left and the Thunder erased a 13-point deficit…

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Leonard scores 25 as Spurs dismantle ailing Cavs, 103-74 (Yahoo Sports)

The Cavaliers acknowledged having heavy legs, yet there is something far weightier on the minds of the defending NBA champions. Cleveland is in the midst of one of its worst stretches this season and there is little time to fix it. Kawhi Leonard scor…

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