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After blowing an open fastbreak dunk, Iman Shumpert asks out of the game/walks gingerly to bench. Being looked at by trainer Steve Spiro

Lakers have no answer for Lopez
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Brook Lopez (24 points, 10 boards) is coming up big and has the Nets up 85-74 after the third quarter. The Lakers have just 9 turnovers, but in a statistical quirk, each one has been a steal by the Nets. Follow live

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Wolves, Pelicans battling in the paint
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Wings and guards need not apply in New Orleans, where the Pelicans lead 50-41 at the half. The Pels and Wolves have combined for 54 points in the paint. Anthony Davis is on triple-double watch with 13 points, 7 boards and 4 assists. Follow live

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Sixers losing steam in Cleveland
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For the first 9 minutes, Philly was hanging tough with the Cavs. But a 3-minute scoring drought by the Sixers to end the first has Cleveland up 26-20. Kevin Love played the entire first, tallying 4 points and 6 boards. Follow live

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Dave McMenamin @mcten

Cavs up 26-20 after 1Q. Love 4p 6r; J.R. 6p; LeBron 4p 2a; Kyrie 4p 2a. Nerlens Noel 6p for PHI

Lakers playing above the rim
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This shot didn't go particularly well for Wesley Johnson, but he has four dunks, including two big-time alley oops. The Lakers have just 8 players, though, and the Nets continue to lead by double figures midway through the third. Follow live

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A bit of grit and grind for Houston
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It wasn't pretty for the Rockets, but James Harden scored 24 points in Houston's 99-91 victory over the Wizards. The Rockets move into a tie for second in the West with the Grizzlies.

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The Golden State Warriors clinched the top spot in the Western Conference after grabbing their 60th win with a 108-95 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks. Find out what history reveals when teams win at least 60 of their first 73 games in todays edition of ESPN in Snapchat Discover.

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Dave McMenamin @mcten

After getting a no-call at the rim early on, LeBron has back-to-back two handed dunks and just glanced at the ref after the last one

Pelicans besting Wolves' pair
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Zach LaVine and Adreian Payne are the only Wolves in the scoring column, and Anthony Davis already has 9 points and 5 boards as the Pelicans lead 25-11 after the first quarter. Minnesota is shooting under 30 percent from the floor and has 7 turnovers. Follow live

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Home, sweet home for the Cavs
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After playing 15 of 20 on the road, Cleveland opens a 3-game home stand against the overmatched 76ers. The Cavs haven't lost at home since the acquisitions of Timofey Mozgov, Iman Shumpert and J.R. Smith in early January, a streak of 15 games. Follow live

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Nets' starters scorching Los Angeles
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Even with just 3 reserves available, the Lakers' bench has outscored Brooklyn's 19-10 in the first half. But Brook Lopez and Joe Johnson have 28 points combined, and the Nets lead 61-50 at the break.

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Dwyane Wade had fluid drained from his left knee yesterday. Coach Spo says he will know within the next hour if Wade is available tonight.

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Deja vu for Wesley Johnson, who goes down the same baseline for a pair of two-handed dunks. Lakers trail 52-45.

Miami HEAT @MiamiHEAT

Chris Andersen (left calf contusion) & Hassan Whiteside (right hand laceration) have both been ruled out of tonights game vs the Pistons.

Calvin Watkins @calvinwatkins

John Wall on the standings: "I don't care what seed you're going to be. You got to go into the playoffs having some momentum on your side."

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Deron throws a potential fastbreak basket into the stands. Lionel was not happy at this development.

Calvin Watkins @calvinwatkins

James Harden on consistency: "That is my job no matter what. When other guys are injured other guys have opportunities."

Dwight impressed by Harden's block
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Dwight Howard is usually the one with the rejections for the Rockets, but James Harden got up for this block on Washington's Bradley Beal during Sunday's Houston win. Howard's reaction? "I was surprised he got up there. That's what MVPs do."

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