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Enes Kanter is smashing the Mavs

Kanter is treating Tyson Chandler and the Dallas big men like they're not even there. He has 15 of the Thunder's 25 points in the first quarter, but a balanced offensive attack has the Mavs out in front. Follow live

End of 1Q: Raptors 31, Wolves 27

The Wolves led early, but then reality set in. The Raptors moved in front behind solid quarters from Terrence Ross (7 points) and Amir Johnson (6 points, 3 assists). Follow live

Wizards playing a new game vs. 76ers

It's no longer a question of trying to beat Philly; for Washington, the real competition is whether the starters can stake the Wizards to a 30-point lead. Midway through the third quarter, they keep coming up just short of that goal. Follow live

Bulls holding Bucks at bay

Despite shooting 50% to Milwaukee's 38.1%, Chicago only leads by 5 after one. The difference? Second-chance opportunities, as the Bulls have given up 6 offensive rebounds already to their neighbors to the north. Follow live

Half: Celtics 50, Pacers 39

It's Tyler Zeller's world; we're just living in it. The backup big man was thrust into the starting spot after Kelly Olynyk took an inadvertent elbow to the eye and Zeller has not disappointed, dropping a cool 17 points on 7-of-8 shooting to dim Indiana's flickering playoff hopes. Follow live

Bucks can't buy a bucket

Things could be worse for the Bucks. Milwaukee is shooting just 33.3% from the field (and 20% from 3) but manage to only trail Chicago by 7 late in the first. Follow live

San Antonio Spurs @spurs

Timmy's first bucket this quarter marked his 10,000 2-point FG. He is now one of just 11 players in the @NBA history to hit 10K 2pt shots!

Spurs coming up big vs. Magic

If you're a massive human being and you wear a San Antonio jersey, you're probably having a good time tonight in Orlando. Tim Duncan and Tiago Splitter are dominating the third quarter, Aron Baynes has 18 points, and the Spurs lead by double digits early in the second half. Follow live

The Dion Waiters era has arrived

Russell Westbrook has been quiet so far against the Mavericks. No worries. Dion Waiters has it covered. He and Enes Kanter each have 6 points, but it's Waiters who has half of OKC's shots so far. Follow live

Minnesota grabs early lead

The young Wolves are hungry tonight. Zach LaVine (5 points, 2 rebounds) and Andrew Wiggins (4 points) have staked Minnesota to 4-point advantage over the Raptors with 6:45 left in the first quarter. Follow live

Halftime: Hornets 56, Pistons 45

Kemba Walker has 17 points as the Hornets carry an 11-point lead into the half. A late 16-7 run helped the Pistons close the gap, but Charlotte is still in control. Follow live

NY, I love you but you're bringing me down

Brook Lopez has averaged 28 points and more than 9 boards a game in the past 7 games, and he's cruising early again with 6 points while helping to hold the Knicks to 44.4% shooting. Brooklyn leads by 9 after one. Follow live

Halftime: Wizards 65, Sixers 42

Sharing is caring, and Washington must care an awful lot tonight. The Wizards have 21 assists on their 29 buckets, and they've rediscovered their offensive flow against the 76ers. Follow live

Mavs at Thunder, 8 P.M. ET

The Thunder are 19-13 in games with Russell Westbrook and without Kevin Durant this season, but they're just 6-11 against teams currently .500 or better. The 45-29 Mavericks are with Monta Ellis, who is back from a lower leg injury. Follow live

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Pacers stumble out of the block

It seems the Celtics didn't need C Kelly Olynyk to tough out a swollen eye, as his understudy Tyler Zeller is scorching to start the game, going 4-for-5 for 11 points. Boston leads by 6 after one.

Nick Friedell @NickFriedell

I can't even imagine how many Bulls fans would be in this place if a Bulls/Bucks playoff series actually happens.

Half: Spurs 52, Magic 40

San Antonio’s bench not only outscored Orlando’s bench 33-2, but the Spurs’ reserves outscored their own starters by 14 points in the first half. Aron Baynes leads all scorers with 12. Follow live

Chris Forsberg @ESPNForsberg

Swollen-eyed Olynyk hits 3-pointer on first shot of night. Team debating having Shavlik Randolph bop him before each game.

Bulls seek fourth straight win

If the season ended today the Bulls and Bucks would meet in the first round of the playoffs. Chicago would probably be OK with that, having won six straight in the series and nine in a row in Milwaukee. Follow live

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Wiggins a shoo-in for Rookie of Year?

Andrew Wiggins currently leads all rookies in combined points, rebounds and assists. Each of the last 11 rookies to do that went on to win Rookie of the Year honors. The last to do it and NOT win Rookie of the Year was Yao Ming, who was beaten out by Amar'e Stoudemire. Raptors at Wolves, 8 P.M. ET

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