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Michael Wallace @WallaceNBA_ESPN

Memphis coach Dave Joerger confirmed Tony Allen (hamstring) won't play tonight vs Spurs. Was non-committal about if he'd play Mon vs Kings

Drummond drumming the Heat early
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Miami is without Hassan Whiteside once again due to a lacerated hand, and Andre Drummond is feasting against the undersized Heat. He has 6 points on 3 shots, and the Pistons are dominating early in the first. Follow live

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Michael Wallace @WallaceNBA_ESPN

With Spurs, Cavs, Pacers on deck, these 2 matchups vs Detroit this week are must-win games for the Heat if serious about playoff pursuit.

Final: Pelicans 110, Wolves 88
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Anthony Davis' dominance of the NBA continues. The Brow tallied 28 points, 8 boards and 5 assists, and New Orleans controlled things from the opening tip. Andrew Wiggins scored 20 points for the fourth consecutive time; his 25 20-point games leads all rookies. Box score

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Cavs can't close the door on Sixers
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A sleepy third quarter by Cleveland allowed Philly to hang around, and the Cavs lead by just 3 headed to the fourth. The Sixers are living on points in the paint (38) and Cleveland turnovers (15). Follow live

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Nets keep up playoff push
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Brook Lopez scored 30 points and collected 11 rebounds to lead the Nets to a 107-99 win over the Lakers. Brooklyn won for the fifth time in six games to give itself a chance at a third postseason berth, with five of its next seven games at home.

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Wade giving it a go vs. Pistons
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Dwyane Wade had fluid drained from his left knee on Saturday to reduce swelling, but he'll start for the Heat, who look to extend their season-best home winning streak to five against a Pistons team that's won 5 of its past 6. Follow live

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Clippers at Celtics, 6 p.m. ET
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Boston is aiming for the postseason for the first time since Doc Rivers' departure, but that's not enough for Rivers' latest squad. "For us, we're playing for more than that. ... We're playing for a bigger purpose," Chris Paul said pregame. Follow live

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Sixers riding Turkish big man
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Philly's Furkan Aldemir has 6 points in the third quarter and 11 total to keep Philly on pace with the Cleveland midway through the period. LeBron James leads all scorers with 14 points. Follow live

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Final: Nets 107, Lakers 99
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Injuries limited Los Angeles to 8 active players, but they kept things interesting until clutch buckets from Joe Johnson clinched a Brooklyn win. Brook Lopez had his fifth 30-point game of the season. The win temporarily ties the Nets with Boston for eighth in the East. Box score

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Dave McMenamin @mcten

Iman Shumpert went to the locker room under his own power for examination. Ruled out for rest of game with a L ankle injury.

Mozgov and the King lead the Cavs
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Cleveland knew to expect tenacious defense and effort from Philly, and the 76ers are bringing it so far. But Timofey Mozgov and LeBron James have scored in double figures, and the Cavs lead the Sixers 53-45 at the half. Iman Shumpert has a left ankle injury and will not return. Follow live

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Dave McMenamin @mcten

Cavs up 53-45 at the half. LeBron 11p 4a 3r but shooting 4-of-11; Mozgov 10p; Love 7p 7r; Kyrie 6p 3a

Mike Mazzeo @MazzESPN

These $15 million Lakers aren't pulling an upset with Jordan Hill taking 18-foot fadeaways

Lakers staying alive in Brooklyn
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Jordan Hill has put Los Angeles on his back against the Nets. He has 20 points and 15 rebounds, and the Lakers have outscored the Nets by 8 in the fourth to pull within 3 with under 4 minutes left in regulation. Follow live

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