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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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Russillo @ryenarussillo

LeBron is only 4/10, just hit last one but you can see he is hesitant to pull from 3 tonight.

Ross shows off high-flying skills

Former dunk contest champion Terrence Ross only had eight points in the Raptors' loss to the Hornets, but two of them came on this incredible breakaway windmill slam.

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Hornets keep struggling Raptors at bay
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Al Jefferson extended his streak of 22+ point games against the Raptors to 7, pouring in 23 to go along with 13 rebounds, 5 assists and 2 blocks as the Hornets pulled away from the Raptors 103-94. Box score

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Markel Brown soars over Suns

Phoenix leads 50-46 at halftime on ESPN, but ended up on the wrong end of this incredible Markel Brown jam.

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