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Mavs roar back in OKC

Dallas has gained an edge on Russell Westbrook and Oklahoma City. Can the Thunder battle back at home?

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Kings to sign Sim Bhullar

Calvin Watkins breaks down the Kings signing 7-foot-5 Sim Bhullar to a 10-day contract, which would make him the first player of Indian descent in league history.

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Final: Nets 100, Knicks 98

As long as Brooklyn wins, they're in the playoffs. The Nets escaped MSG with a victory behind a last-second putback by the birthday boy Brook Lopez (18 points, 7 rebounds) and a vintage performance by Deron William, who led all scorers with 26 points. Box score

Blazers and Clippers trying to move up

Portland and Los Angeles have both secured a playoff berth, but with only two games separating the 2-seed from the 5-seed, home court is in jeopardy for everyone. Follow live

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Mike Mazzeo @MazzESPN

#Nets 100 Tanking Knicks 98. Avoided what may have been worst loss in franchise history. 34-40. Five wins in a row.

Bulls with edge heading to 4th

Jimmy Butler is a perfect 8-of-8 from the free throw line and has a game-high 19 points as the Bulls lead the Bucks 74-70 after the third quarter. Chicago has gone to the line twice as many times as Milwaukee (28 to 14). Follow live

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Wall's passing fancy leads Wizards
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The Wizards beat the 76ers 106-93 to hand Philadelphia its fourth straight loss and secure Washington's first regulation win in seven games. John Wall's eighth game with 15 assists ties him with Stephen Curry for third most such games in the NBA this season, behind Chris Paul (17) and Rajon Rondo (10).

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Defense optional for Thunder and Mavs
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Enes Kanter has a career-high 30 points and 15 rebounds, Anthony Morrow (4-for-5 on 3PAs) is on fire from deep, Monta Ellis has it all with 21 points, and we're tied at 101 -- yes, 101 -- after the third quarter in OKC. Follow live

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Raptors up big on the road

The Timberwolves closed the third quarter strong, but Toronto is still up by 17 at the start of the fourth. DeMar DeRozan has 17 to lead four Raptors in double figures. Follow live

End of 3Q: Rockets 97, Kings 86

DeMarcus Cousins (19 points, 14 boards) is two assists shy of a triple-double, but it's the James Harden show in Houston, where the MVP candidate has 41 points on 22 shots, including 7-for-8 shooting from deep. Follow live

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Final: Celtics 100, Pacers 87

Boston got 44 points from its bench and a third triple-double in a little over a month from Evan Turner (13 points, 11 rebounds, 12 assists) as the Celtics kept pace with the Nets for the 8 seed while simultaneously squeezing the Pacers' slim hopes. Box score

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Bulls back in front of Bucks

Chicago is on a 6-0 run in Milwaukee and has retaken the lead, but Kirk Hinrich left the contest and headed to the locker room with an apparent knee injury earlier in the third quarter. Follow live

Royce Young @royceyoung

Enes Kanter sets a new career-high with 30 points. (And he did it in 26 minutes on 9-of-11 shooting.)

Spurs clinch playoff spot
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San Antonio is headed to the playoffs for the 18th consecutive season after beating the Magic 103-91. The Spurs, who have won five straight and 15 of their past 18, sit two games back of the Grizzlies for the West's second seed.

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Popovich clinches 18th straight, ties Auerbach

With the Spurs clinching a postseason spot tonight, Gregg Popovich has made the playoffs each of his last 18 years as a head coach. That ties Red Auerbach for the third-longest streak by a coach in NBA history, according to Elias.

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Nick Friedell @NickFriedell

Not sure who fell into Hinrich's left knee -- but he is in a lot of pain. Being checked by the trainers right now.

Houston Rockets @HoustonRockets

Rockets now 15-35 from 3PT line, extend record for games with 15+ 3PT FG to 16 games on the season (previous NBA record was 10).