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Mar 25

Lakers beat Wolves 130-119 in OT to snap 6-game skid (Yahoo Sports)

The big man caused a scene when he ambled into Staples Center in the second quarter Friday night, fist-bumping fans before taking a courtside seat near his old team’s bench. ”The whole arena turned into ‘Oh my gosh, Shaq is here,”’ said Larry Nance …

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Mar 25

Warriors win sixth straight, beat Kings 114-100 (Yahoo Sports)

On a night when the Warriors were uncharacteristically off while shooting from the perimeter, they made up for it with the type of ball movement that has become the norm for coach Steve Kerr’s team. With the regular-season winding down, it’s just anot…

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Mar 25

Booker scores 70 in Boston, but Celtics outlast Suns 130-120 (Yahoo Sports)

Devin Booker is only 20 and already has a place alongside Wilt Chamberlain, Kobe Bryant and just a few others in NBA history. Booker scored 70 points , becoming the sixth different player to reach that total, but the Boston Celtics outlasted the Phoen…

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Mar 25

Harden’s 38 points lead Rockets over Pelicans 117-107 (Yahoo Sports)

After winning just 41 games in last year’s disappointing season, the Houston Rockets acknowledged their 50th win on Friday night. It’s probably unlikely with just 10 regular-season games left, so for now the Rockets are simply focused on improving bef…

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Mar 25

Streaking Bucks beat Hawks 100-97, position for postseason (Yahoo Sports)

Giannis Antetokounmpo isn’t waiting for the playoffs to play with postseason intensity. The young All-Star threw down a windmill dunk, drew defensive attention to open up lanes for teammates and contorted his athletic, 6-foot-11 frame along the sideli…

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Mar 25

James to see eye doctor after 112-105 win over Hornets (Yahoo Sports)

LeBron James sat at his locker dabbing his right eye with a wet compress while having difficulty keeping it open. James will meet with an eye doctor after a physical game in which he got poked in the eye by Jeremy Lamb, but remained in the game to lea…

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Mar 25

Career nights for Saric, Long lift 76ers past Bulls, 117-107 (Yahoo Sports)

With many of his fellow high draftees sidelined, Dario Saric has turned into the leader for whatever is left of the Philadelphia 76ers. With only 10 players available, Saric scored a career-high 32 points to lead the 76ers to a 117-107 win over the Ch…

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Mar 25

Payton’s triple-double helps Magic rout Pistons 115-87 (Yahoo Sports)

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The late-season shift to a smaller and quicker lineup has seemed to benefit all of the remaining Orlando Magic players, especially Elfrid Payton.

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Mar 25

Wizards jump out early, cruise to 129-108 victory over Nets (Yahoo Sports)

WASHINGTON (AP) — After waking up with a migraine headache on Friday, John Wall could at least go to bed knowing his Washington Wizards are back in the playoffs.

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Mar 25

Jokic has 31 points, 17 rebounds, Nuggets top Pacers 125-117 (Yahoo Sports)

Nikola Jokic did a little bit of everything to help the Denver Nuggets beat the Indiana Pacers. Jokic had 31 points, 17 rebounds and a big 3-pointer to turn back a late Indiana rally, and Denver won 125-117 on Friday night. Wilson Chandler scored 12 …

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Mar 25

Lakers honor Shaq with high-flying statue outside arena (Yahoo Sports)

The Lakers honored Shaquille O’Neal with a bronze statue of the Hall of Fame center who helped them to three consecutive NBA titles in better days outside Staples Center on Friday. Purple and gold confetti and streamers rained down on O’Neal, his fami…

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Mar 25

Embiid has surgery to repair torn meniscus (Yahoo Sports)

Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid had minor surgery on his left knee Friday to repair a torn meniscus. Embiid should be able to transition to full weight-bearing workouts in about two weeks, according to a statement from Dr. Neal S. ElAttrache, wh…

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Mar 24

Surging Heat have playoffs in sight after dreadful start (Yahoo Sports)

This Miami Heat comeback tale has been an epic one. None of the other 125 teams in NBA history who started 11-30 or worse made the NBA playoffs. The Heat, with 10 games left on their regular-season schedule, are in position to change that.

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Mar 24

Aldridge, Leonard lead Spurs to 97-90 win over Grizzlies (Yahoo Sports)

The Memphis Grizzlies got into the Spurs defensively, pushing San Antonio around and making every possession a fierce fight. The Spurs enjoyed it, especially their defensive-minded coach. LaMarcus Aldridge scored 23 points, Kawhi Leonard added 19 and…

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Mar 24

Barnes’ late basket, steal put Mavs past Clippers, 97-95 (Yahoo Sports)

Harrison Barnes thrived in a new position on Thursday night, and so did the Mavericks. Barnes made the go-ahead basket, then stole the ball from Blake Griffin with 3.9 seconds left as Dallas beat the Los Angeles Clippers 97-95. Mavericks coach Rick C…

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Mar 24

Lillard scores 30, Trail Blazers rout Knicks 110-95 (Yahoo Sports)

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Damian Lillard knows what can happen in games like Thursday.

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