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End of 3Q: Suns 79, Thunder 76
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A Phoenix win pulls the Suns within 2 games of the Thunder for eighth in the West, and Phoenix has led since the opening tip. But Russell Westbrook is rested and ready to take over in the fourth. Follow live

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Kevin Pelton @kpelton

T.J. Warren has fit well in this end-to-end game. Runs the court and finds some of the many open spots in the OKC weak-side defense.

Royce Young @royceyoung

Thunder have gone four minutes (and counting) without a point. Suns on the most methodical 6-0 run ever.

Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

NBA Final Four? If you had to pick right now ... who would pick against Cavs vs. Hawks and Warriors vs. Spurs?

Thunder lighting up the Suns
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Russell Westbrook is up to 29 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals, and OKC has outscored Phoenix by 6 so far in the third quarter to pull within 2. Follow live

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Pacers get back in playoff chase with win
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C.J. Miles scored a game-high 28 points and the Pacers defeated the Mavericks 104-99 for their second win in nine games. Indiana is a half-game back of the East's final playoff spot.

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Half: Suns 62, Thunder 54
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Phoenix led by as many as 20 points early in the second quarter. Then Russell Westbrook happened. He has 23 points on 7-for-19 shooting after a quiet first quarter. Markieff and Marcus Morris have 31 combined points for the Suns. Follow live

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Royce Young @royceyoung

D.J. Augustin threw that oop sort of between Westbrook and Kanter, so Westbrook just went up and took it.

Miami HEAT @MiamiHEAT

UD on the win: "It is what it is. We have so many people out that we take the 'last man standing' approach - and I'm the last man standing."

Westbrook looms as Suns lead
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Phoenix has been in control so far, but the Thunder have started to make a run midway through the second quarter. The Suns still lead by double digits, though they should beware: Russell Westbrook is attacking and getting to the line. Follow live

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Spurs bear down on Grizzlies
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Kawhi Leonard had 25 points and 10 rebounds in the Spurs' 103-89 victory over the Grizzlies. The Spurs trail the Clippers by 1 game for fifth in the West, but they might prefer staying sixth, as a potential matchup with the third-seed Grizzlies could await.

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Suns scorching Thunder
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Markieff Morris averages 15.5 points per game this season, but he already has 16, and Phoenix is up by 11 after the first quarter. Russell Westbrook leads the Thunder with 8 points, but he's just 2-for-9 from the floor. Box score

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