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Dave McMenamin @mcten

After getting a no-call at the rim early on, LeBron has back-to-back two handed dunks and just glanced at the ref after the last one

Pelicans besting Wolves' pair
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Zach LaVine and Adreian Payne are the only Wolves in the scoring column, and Anthony Davis already has 9 points and 5 boards as the Pelicans lead 25-11 after the first quarter. Minnesota is shooting under 30 percent from the floor and has 7 turnovers. Follow live

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Home, sweet home for the Cavs
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After playing 15 of 20 on the road, Cleveland opens a 3-game home stand against the overmatched 76ers. The Cavs haven't lost at home since the acquisitions of Timofey Mozgov, Iman Shumpert and J.R. Smith in early January, a streak of 15 games. Follow live

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Nets' starters scorching Los Angeles
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Even with just 3 reserves available, the Lakers' bench has outscored Brooklyn's 19-10 in the first half. But Brook Lopez and Joe Johnson have 28 points combined, and the Nets lead 61-50 at the break.

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Miami HEAT @MiamiHEAT

Dwyane Wade had fluid drained from his left knee yesterday. Coach Spo says he will know within the next hour if Wade is available tonight.

Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers

Deja vu for Wesley Johnson, who goes down the same baseline for a pair of two-handed dunks. Lakers trail 52-45.

Miami HEAT @MiamiHEAT

Chris Andersen (left calf contusion) & Hassan Whiteside (right hand laceration) have both been ruled out of tonights game vs the Pistons.

Calvin Watkins @calvinwatkins

John Wall on the standings: "I don't care what seed you're going to be. You got to go into the playoffs having some momentum on your side."

Mike Mazzeo @MazzESPN

Deron throws a potential fastbreak basket into the stands. Lionel was not happy at this development.

Calvin Watkins @calvinwatkins

James Harden on consistency: "That is my job no matter what. When other guys are injured other guys have opportunities."

Dwight impressed by Harden's block
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Dwight Howard is usually the one with the rejections for the Rockets, but James Harden got up for this block on Washington's Bradley Beal during Sunday's Houston win. Howard's reaction? "I was surprised he got up there. That's what MVPs do."

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Brook Lopez bullying Lakers
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Los Angeles is shorthanded and playing small ball, so Lopez is having a field day down low for the Nets. He has 12 points on 6-for-9 shooting, and Brooklyn leads by double digits after the first quarter. Follow live

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Mike Mazzeo @MazzESPN

Because I'm bored: The entire #Lakers eligible roster today (eight players) makes $14.68 million. Brook Lopez: $15.72 million.

Pelicans continue chase for eighth
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New Orleans remains an outside shot to overtake OKC for the eighth and final playoff spot in the West, but the Pelicans look to keep hope alive against the visiting Wolves. Follow live

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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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