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Defense optional for Thunder and Mavs

Enes Kanter has a career-high 30 points and 15 rebounds, Anthony Morrow (4-for-5 on 3PAs) is on fire from deep, Monta Ellis has it all with 21 points, and we're tied at 101 -- yes, 101 -- after the third quarter in OKC. Follow live


Raptors up big on the road

The Timberwolves closed the third quarter strong, but Toronto is still up by 17 at the start of the fourth. DeMar DeRozan has 17 to lead four Raptors in double figures. Follow live

End of 3Q: Rockets 97, Kings 86

DeMarcus Cousins (19 points, 14 boards) is two assists shy of a triple-double, but it's the James Harden show in Houston, where the MVP candidate has 41 points on 22 shots, including 7-for-8 shooting from deep. Follow live


Final: Celtics 100, Pacers 87

Boston got 44 points from its bench and a third triple-double in a little over a month from Evan Turner (13 points, 11 rebounds, 12 assists) as the Celtics kept pace with the Nets for the 8 seed while simultaneously squeezing the Pacers' slim hopes. Box score


Bulls back in front of Bucks

Chicago is on a 6-0 run in Milwaukee and has retaken the lead, but Kirk Hinrich left the contest and headed to the locker room with an apparent knee injury earlier in the third quarter. Follow live

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Enes Kanter sets a new career-high with 30 points. (And he did it in 26 minutes on 9-of-11 shooting.)

Spurs clinch playoff spot

San Antonio is headed to the playoffs for the 18th consecutive season after beating the Magic 103-91. The Spurs, who have won five straight and 15 of their past 18, sit two games back of the Grizzlies for the West's second seed.


Popovich clinches 18th straight, ties Auerbach

With the Spurs clinching a postseason spot tonight, Gregg Popovich has made the playoffs each of his last 18 years as a head coach. That ties Red Auerbach for the third-longest streak by a coach in NBA history, according to Elias.

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Nick Friedell @NickFriedell

Not sure who fell into Hinrich's left knee -- but he is in a lot of pain. Being checked by the trainers right now.

Houston Rockets @HoustonRockets

Rockets now 15-35 from 3PT line, extend record for games with 15+ 3PT FG to 16 games on the season (previous NBA record was 10).

Nuggets letting loose on Jazz

They've only knocked down three, but the Nuggets aren't being shy about hoisting from long range, with nine attempts through the first quarter -- including a deep triple from Will Barton at the buzzer that gave Denver a 7-point lead. Follow live

Raptors running away in Minnesota

Toronto is shooting better than 60 percent from the field and it has hit 11 of its 20 attempts from beyond the arc. The Raptors have outscored the Timberwolves 17-6 in the third quarter so far and lead by 25. Follow live

Crowder and Olynyk shutting the door

Jae Crowder and Kelly Olynyk are not giving the Pacers any opportunities to get back in the game as they've scored 15 of Boston's 19 fourth quarter points. The Celtics lead by 13 with just under 6 minutes remaining. Follow live

Royce Young @royceyoung

Lightning fast 7-0 run for the Thunder to start the second half, with Russell Westbrook providing the key spark.

Offense at a premium in Salt Lake City

Neither team broke double-digit scoring until over six minutes had passed in the first quarter, but things are starting to pick up thanks in part to five quick points from Kenneth Faried. Follow live