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Brooklyn continues playoff push
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Sitting a half-game behind the Celtics for the final playoff spot in the East, the Nets welcome the Lakers to the Barclays Center. Brooklyn has dropped seven straight at home in the series. Follow live

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Calvin Watkins @calvinwatkins

Pablo Prigioni was a solid 10 point and six rebound effort off the bench in 29 minutes. Nick Johnson did his thing in 16 defensive minutes.

Final: Rockets 99, Wizards 91
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The Wizards' fourth-quarter rally attempt fell short in D.C., where the Rockets won their fourth straight to move into a second-place tie with Memphis in the West. James Harden led six Rockets in double figures with 24 points, while John Wall (25 pts, 12 ast) fell two boards shy of a triple-double. Box score

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Calvin Watkins @calvinwatkins

Give McHale credit. Sticks with Johnson and Prigioni & rewarded. Pablo hits a three & on a dribble drive, kicks it to Brewer for another 3.

Wizards making it a game in D.C.
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The Wizards, who trailed by 15 at one point, are on a 5-0 run to start the fourth quarter and pulled within four with 10:12 left. The Rockets have three turnovers in the first two minutes. Watch on ABC/WatchESPN

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Wizards trailing in transition
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The Wizards have four more transition plays than the Rockets but have been outscored 18 to 16 in transition. The Rockets are 7-for-8 in transition compared with 3-for-11 for the Wizards.

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Wall, Pierce shutting down Harden
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James Harden is 0-for-7 when defended by John Wall or Paul Pierce. Harden has a team-high 20 points on 6-for-18 shooting, including 1-for-5 from behind the arc.

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End of 3Q: Rockets 76, Wizards 67
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The Wiz outscored the Rockets 21-17 in the third quarter to trim the Houston lead to 9 heading into the fourth. John Wall scored 12 of his 23 game-high points in the quarter to help keep the Wizards within reach. James Harden leads the Rockets with 20 points. Live on ABC/WatchESPN

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Westbrook's turnover woes
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Russell Westbrook's 6.2 turnovers per game in March is the second-most in a single month since turnovers were officially tracked in 1977 (min. 10 games).

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Wiz won't go away, Rockets cool off
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Washington has pulled within 11 thanks to John Wall's four points in the quarter. The Rockets, who shot 58.5% in the first half, are shooting just 1-for-8 from the floor to start the second half.

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Monta Ellis (calf) sidelined vs. Pacers
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"He's off crutches, but he's still very sore," Mavs coach Rick Carlisle said about the Mavs guard after today's shootaround in Indianapolis. "It's not considered serious, but it is something that's a great concern for us."

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Ethan Strauss @SherwoodStrauss

What's funny about the Rocket is, they've performed how they did the year before Dwight arrived. Better record comes from close game success