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Hawks smother LeBron, Cavs

Atlanta limited LeBron James to 18 points on 5-of-13 shooting and forced him into 9 turnovers to pick up their 49th win of the season -- their 2nd-most since the '98-99 season. Box score

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Jordan Clarkson is Lakers' Superman

When the Lakers are without Nick Young and Kobe Bryant, apparently Jordan Clarkson plays like an MVP. He has 25 points, 4 rebounds and 6 assists, and the Lakers lead the Grizzlies 81-75 with 6 minutes left in regulation. Follow live

Nets chase down Suns

The Nets ended the third quarter on a 14-2 run to take an 11-point lead into the fourth quarter at home. Watch live on ESPN/WatchESPN

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Pelicans running out of luck

A cold fourth quarter for New Orleans and a hot Isaiah Thomas have combined to put the Pelicans in a double-digit hole halfway through the fourth. New Orleans entered the night a half-game back of OKC for the eighth seed in the West. Follow live

Russillo @ryenarussillo

Interesting closing lineups CLE/ATL Cavs can go small w/ Love because of ATL frontline. ATL playing Schroder and Teague

Hawks rolling in Atlanta
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The Hawks have dominated the fourth quarter, regaining a double-digit lead over the Cavs with 3:17 left to play. Six different Atlanta players have scored in double figures. Follow live

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Harden on pace for triple-double
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James Harden is cooking as the Rockets lead the Pistons 80-69 at the end of the 3rd. Harden has 30 points, 7 rebounds, 8 assists -- and 7 turnovers. Follow Live

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Thomas campaigns to start in boston
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Isaiah Thomas knocked down back-to-back threes (sandwiched around a missed dunk by Dante Cunningham) and the Celtics have surged out to a double-digit lead over the Pelicans to begin the fourth. Follow live

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Celtics put some Bass in it
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Thanks in large part to 9 points from Brandon Bass in the third quarter, the Celtics lead the Pelicans by 3 headed to the fourth. Anthony Davis is having his usual dominant game -- 20 points, 12 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 blocks and 1 steal. Follow live

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Kings' scoring offset by Oladipo

Rudy Gay and DeMarcus Cousins combined for 68 points and 20 rebounds but Victor Oladipo notched a monster 32-point, 10-assist and 5-steal night to give the Magic the win over the Kings 119-114. Box score

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Jazz 89, 76ers 83

The relatively ancient Gordon Hayward (25 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists) did a little bit of everything to lead the Jazz over the Sixers in a battle of the NBA's next generation. Nerlens Noel had 10 points, 11 rebounds and 6 steals. Box score

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Suns' Knight-to-Wright connection

Brandon Knight has five assists and Brandon Wright has 8 points -- and they hooked up for this impressive alley-oop. Phoenix leads Brooklyn by 5 in the third quarter on ESPN.

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Wizards survive near-collapse

Washington took a 35-point lead against Miami -- then watched as a Heat team playing without Chris Bosh, Dwyane Wade or Luol Deng cut the lead to 2 in the final second. But Michael Beasley failed to get a shot off, and the Wizards survived. Box score

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Dave McMenamin @mcten

Cavs down 81-79 after 3Q. Kyrie 18p; Love 14p 6r; LeBron 11p 7a 3r. Hawks have five players in double figures led by Teague's 16p.

Pacers 98, Bulls 84

Solomon Hill scored a team-high 16 to lead six Pacers in double figures as Indiana left the Bulls behind in the fourth quarter. Box score

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Clarkson catches Grizzlies napping

Jordan Clarkson is breaking out in Memphis, shooting 11-15 for a game-high 23 points. The Lakers are leading the Grizzlies 59-56 midway through the third quarter. Follow live

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