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Thomas sends Celtics to overtime

Isaiah Thomas has 34 points and made a jumper with 5.8 seconds left to force overtime against the Clippers. Chris Paul (31 pts) had a shot to win it at the buzzer, but missed. Follow live

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Kobe's clutch 3 lights up fourth quarter

Kobe Bryant drained a three and drew the foul in the fourth quarter bringing the Lakers deficit to 13 against the Cavaliers.

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Leonard clutch, Payton not quite

The Spurs beat the Magic thanks to Kawhi Leonard's jumper with 0.9 seconds left, but nearly let Elfrid Payton tie it up at the buzzer.

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Balanced Hawks blow past Bulls

Nine different Atlanta players scored in double figures as the Hawks picked up a 113-90 win in Chicago, handing the Bulls their fourth consecutive loss. Box score

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Pistons honor Chauncey Billups

The 2004 NBA Finals MVP had his No. 1 jersey retired and raised to the rafters during halftime of the Pistons game against the Nuggets.

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Nuggets spoil big night in Detroit

With the Pistons retiring Chauncey Billups' number, it was one of Billups' other former teams coming out on top. The Nuggets outscored the Pistons 51-39 after halftime to earn a 103-92 win. Box score

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Warriors hit the magic number

Golden State has won 98 straight games when leading by 15 at any point, and a Stephen Curry 3-pointer in the second quarter gave the Warriors a 51-35 lead over the Suns. Curry has 18 points to lead all scorers. Follow live

Vintage Vinsanity in Brooklyn

The dunk contest is coming up soon, so maybe Vince Carter was feeling nostalgic.

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Rondo goes behind the back twice

Doing it once to set up a dunk? Pretty cool. Twice? Well, that's what makes him Rajon Rondo.

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LeBron's pass hits Russell in the groin

LeBron James fired a pass to the sidelines, and D'Angelo Russell was in the exact wrong place at the exact wrong time.

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Kyrie, LeBron leading Cavs

Kyrie Irving and LeBron James have combined for 53 points, giving the Cavaliers a 93-74 lead over the Lakers heading to the fourth quarter. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

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Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Final: Grizzlies 109 Nets 90. Brooklyn falls to 14-40 and trails by as many as 26. Mike Conley had 20 points for Memphis, which won easily in its first game without Marc Gasol (foot). Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov left after the third quarter, telling ESPN the first round of interviews in its GM search is over and a short list is being compiled.

Bulls give up 38 in third quarter

The Hawks have opened up a 91-73 lead over the Bulls, thanks to a 38-point third quarter. Atlanta is a scorching 12-for-23 from 3-point range tonight. Follow live

Grizzlies power past Nets

Playing without Marc Gasol, Memphis used a 39-point third quarter to pick up a 109-90 win in Brooklyn, snapping a two-game skid. Box score

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Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Nets' Joe Johnson's consecutive games with a field goal streak has come to an end at 937 -- it was the longest active streak in the NBA.

Baxter Holmes @BaxterHolmes

LeBron James just fired a two-handed pass that hit DAngelo Russell directly in the groin. DAngelo is down, surrounded by his teammates.

Acy volleyball swats Okafor's shot

If this basketball thing doesn't work out, Quincy Acy might have a future as an Olympic volleyball player.

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Michael C. Wright ESPN Staff Writer 

Gregg Popovich declined to speak about the passing of Monty Williams' wife. He was definitely emotional; tears in his eyes that he had just wiped away seconds before.

Dave McMenamin @mcten

League source tells ESPN that upon initial examination, Cavs do not believe Love's shoulder injury to be major: "Most likely he'll be fine"

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics 98, Clippers 91 (end 3rd): Los Angeles got its deficit as low as 4, but Isaiah Thomas (24 points, 6 assists) trying to keep the Clippers at arm's length. Both teams shooting over 50+ percent from floor and 43+ percent beyond 3-point arc.

Kings erase big deficit, beat 76ers

Sacramento trailed by 15 at halftime and by 12 going into the fourth quarter, but scored 39 points in the final 12 minutes to earn a 114-110 win in Philadelphia. Box score

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Leonard lifts Spurs to win

Kawhi Leonard knocked down a jumper with 0.9 seconds left and Elfrid Payton missed a potential game-tying layup at the buzzer, as the Spurs beat the Magic 98-96. San Antonio has won six straight. Box score

Love done for night with shoulder injury

Kevin Love will miss the rest of the game after hurting his left shoulder late in the first half. It's the same shoulder that caused him to miss most of last season's playoffs.

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