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Davis taking charge in New Orleans
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Anthony Davis has 8 of the Pelicans' 10 points in the third to stake New Orleans to a two-point lead just over five minutes into the quarter. The Pelicans entered the night one game back of the Thunder for the eighth seed in the West. Follow live

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Whiteside doubles up again
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Hassan Whiteside has posted his seventh double-double in his last nine games, helping the Heat regain the lead over the Lakers early in the third quarter. Watch live

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Suns 105, Magic 100
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Victor Oladipo scored a career-high 38 points (the most for any Magic player this season), but the Suns held on for a 105-100 win in Orlando. Brandon Knight had 28 points for Phoenix. Box score

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Mike Mazzeo @MazzESPN

The undermanned Raps are hanging tough with the Cavs. Really gutsy effort regardless of outcome. JV/DeMar playing well.

Raptors regaining control
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After trailing by as many as 19, Toronto has stormed back and cut Cleveland's lead to 1 with under 9 minutes left in the fourth quarter. Follow live

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Suns get unorthodox late
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Up 3 with less than 10 seconds remaining, the Suns chose to foul the Magic rather than allow a potential game-tying shot. With the game extended, Orlando trails 103-100 with 4.6 seconds left.

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Hornets starting to look dominant
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All five Charlotte starters have scored in double figures, and the Hornets lead the Nets 88-66 headed to the fourth quarter in a battle for the eighth seed in the East. Follow live

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Pacers 105, Knicks 82
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The Pacers jumped on the Knicks early and never let up, cruising to a 23-point win in Indiana. George Hill scored 21 and Rodney Stuckey had 17 points off the bench in the Pacers' third straight win. Box score

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LeBron leading the way
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LeBron James (14 pts, 6 reb, 10 ast) is approaching a triple-double, and his buzzer-beating layup gives the Cavs an 84-74 lead after 3 in Toronto.

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A balanced tilt in Boston
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Both the Celtics and the Jazz have had nine players score through three quarters, but Boston has three double-digit scorers to Utah's one. Related: Boston leads 61-55 headed to the fourth. Follow live

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Magic coming up clutch
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After a Victor Oladipo steal and bucket, the Suns responded with a big jumper to take a 3-point lead with 35.2 seconds left in the fourth. Follow live

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Valanciunas' foul is upgraded from a common foul to a flagrant-1. That's the second time in the last 3 games LeBron fouled by a flagrant.

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The ACC is on its feet after Valanciunas wraps LeBron up in the lane and his foul brings him to the floor. Refs reviewing the play.

New Orleans trails in Davis's return
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It's a duel between Anthony Davis and Jodie Meeks in New Orleans, where the Pistons lead the Pelicans 46-42 at the half. Davis leads all scorers with 19 points; Meeks has 14. Follow live

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Westbrook can't do it all
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Despite another amazing half from Russell Westbrook (21 pts, 8 reb, 4 ast), the Thunder trail the 76ers 59-56 at halftime. Isaiah Canaan has 17 points for Philadelphia. Follow live

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Lakers leading at break
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The Lakers are shooting 57.9 percent from the field and have taken a five-point lead on the Heat in Miami. Watch live on ESPN/WatchESPN

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Nets feeling the sting of defeat
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It's looking like the Hornets will pull in front of the Nets for the eighth seed in the East. Al Jefferson has 19 points and the Hornets lead 72-51 midway through the third. Follow live

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Nuggets rolling in Minnesota
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Looking for their second straight win since firing coach Brian Shaw, the Nuggets outscored the Wolves 34-16 in the second quarter to take a 17-point halftime lead. Follow live

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Phoenix Suns @Suns

Following a short run by the Magic, @Suns are again looking like the team they were in the third quarter. Suns lead 88-79 w/ 7:27 remaining.

Amin Elhassan @AminESPN

I might be incorrect, but teams like the Warriors, Hawks, etc. wont touch JaVale with a ten foot pole. the Man with the Anti-Midas Touch!

Excusez-moi, Mr. Bradley
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Avery Bradley is tied for the game-high with 13 points, but his last shot was absolutely erased by the Stifle Tower, Rudy Gobert. Gobert has 9 points, 10 boards and the 1 block as the Jazz trail the Celtics 45-41 in the second. Follow live

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