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Harden enters Area 51

Looking for another reason to place James Harden atop the MVP conversation? With a career-high 51 points, the Rockets star stated his case once again.

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Chris Paul's big night propels Clippers (1:10)

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Giannis Antetokounmpo soft served (1:57)

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Kings to sign Sim Bhullar

Calvin Watkins breaks down the Kings signing 7-foot-5 Sim Bhullar to a 10-day contract, which would make him the first player of Indian descent in league history.

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The advantage of scoring point guards (2:51)

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Steve Nash's guide to the galaxy

We gave Steve Nash a pen and a mission: Illustrate the theories that drove his unique MVP career. It began with this sketch. Here's the result

Sketch by Steve Nash

Mavs overcome Westbrook, Thunder
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Russell Westbrook's 10th triple-double of the season wasn't enough for the Thunder as they fell in a shootout 135-131. Oklahoma City holds a 1.5-game lead for the final playoff spot in the West.

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Davis leads Pelicans past Lakers

Anthony Davis scored a game-high 20 points in the Pelicans' 113-92 win over the Lakers, moving New Orleans within 1.5 games of the Thunder for eighth place in the West.

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Final: Pelicans 113, Lakers 92

Six New Orleans players were in double figures, led by Anthony Davis' 20-point, 7-rebound, 6-assist effort. The Lakers have sole possession of the 4th-worst record in the league, while the Pelicans move to just 1.5 games behind the Thunder for the 8th seed. Box score

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Final: Clippers 126, Trail Blazers 122

The Clippers were down by as many as 19 points in the game, but Los Angeles engineered an incredible comeback behind Chris Paul's 41-point, 5-rebound, 17-assist and 1-turnover performance. The Clippers remain 1.5 games behind the 2-seed. Box score

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Kevin Pelton @kpelton

The Clippers must be practicing rebounding DeAndre Jordan's missed free throws. They've successfully tipped out the last 2.

Kevin Pelton @kpelton

Tonight's Clippers game feels a lot like last night's except they've reversed roles to the road team coming from behind.

Arash Markazi @ArashMarkazi

Don't look now but it's Blazers 98, Clippers 97 with 7:06 left in the game. It looked like the Clippers were ready to wave white flag early.

Norman Chad @NormanChad

Every time Hedo Turkoglu hits a three-pointer, I expect him to light up a cigarette afterward.

Blazers trying to push back Clippers
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Two things went poorly for Portland in the third quarter: it was the first quarter they did not score 30+ points and it was the first quarter they lost. Also, Chris Kaman shoved Chris Paul in the back resulting in a flagrant foul. The Blazers lead by 7 heading into the final frame. Follow live

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J.A. Adande @jadande

The only damage done in that Kaman-shove-CP3-barking-Aldridge-shoving-Big-Baby sequence was a courtside fan spilled beer on guy next to him

Kevin Pelton @kpelton

Flagrant one on Chris Kaman is the only penalty they announced. Can't believe there weren't any technicals handed out.

Kevin Pelton @kpelton

Can Big Baby be fined for flopping in a dead-ball situation? Is there a precedent for that?

Things not so rosy in Portland
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After being stripped by Chris Paul on an offensive rebound, Chris Kaman shoved Paul out of bounds and into the photographers area. CP3 went looking for Kaman but any confrontation was quickly defused as Kaman was hit with a flagrant 1 foul. Follow live

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Half: Pelicans 60, Lakers 49

New Orleans outscored the Lakers 31-18 in the second quarter to turn a two-point deficit into a double-digit lead. Tyreke Evans leads the Pelicans with 12 points. Follow live