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Final: Cavaliers 87, 76ers 86
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An offensive masterpiece, this wasn't. Neither team scored in the final 3:56, and the Cavs outlasted the Sixers thanks to 20 points, 11 boards and 6 assists from LeBron James. Kevin Love left the game late with a lower back injury and did not return. Box score

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The Brow will not be denied
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Anthony Davis scored 28 points and grabbed 9 rebounds in the Pelicans' 110-88 win over the Timberwolves. New Orleans trails Oklahoma City by 2 games for the West's 8 seed; both teams have 9 games remaining, with the Thunder taking on the Suns tonight at 9 P.M. ET.

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Wade shouldering Miami's burden
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Dwyane Wade scored 11 points in the first quarter, the most he's had in the opening frame since Christmas Day, and the Heat have 9 offensive rebounds to keep things close against the Pistons, who lead 27-25 headed to the second quarter. Follow live

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The Clippers lead the Celtics 34-20 after the first quarter. Isaiah Thomas and Avery Bradley lead the C's with 5 pts apiece. Redick: 10 pts.

Sixers just keep coming at the Cavs
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Robert Covington has 19 points to lead Philly, and Hollis Thompson has been huge in the clutch, but Cleveland still leads by 1 with just over 3 minutes to play in regulation. Follow live

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Mike Mazzeo @MazzESPN

I think Brook Lopez said he was disappointed in himself. I don't know why. He had 30 points, 11 rebounds and four blocks today. #Nets

Dave McMenamin @mcten

Kevin Love walked off the court and to the locker room during the timeout. Cavs up 2, 80-78, but down 2 players.

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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