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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Grizzlies 91, Knicks 85: Knicks had chance to tie the game or take a lead with 15 seconds to go but Arron Afflalo missed a fadeaway jumper and Memphis sealed the win from the free throw line. The Knicks have dropped 8 of 9 and are a season-high 7 games under .500. They are also 0-7 in games Carmelo Anthony misses due to injury. Matt Barnes is 2-0 against Derek Fisher and the Knicks this season. Kristaps Porzingis had 17 points, 10 rebounds and 6 blocks for New York.

Grizzlies knock off Knicks 91-85

Memphis got 53 points from its bench to hold off New York and capture a fifth straight win. New York dropped to 0-7 without Carmelo Anthony. Box score

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Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Final: Nets 128 Kings 119. Brooklyn explodes offensively, making 18 3-pointers and shooting 55.8 percent from the field en route to snapping a five-game losing streak. Joe Johnson : 27 points, 11 assists, 6 rebounds. Brook Lopez: 26 points, 12 rebounds. Bojan Bogdanovic: 23 points, 7 3s. DeMarcus Cousins: 24 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists.

Johnson, Lopez guide Nets past Kings

Joe Johnson (27 points, 11 assists) and Brook Lopez (26 points, 12 rebounds) helped Brooklyn snap a five-game skid. DeMarcus Cousins recorded his fourth career triple-double in the loss. Box score

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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

It's hard to make a case that Kristaps Porzingis has hit a rookie wall. He has 17 points, 10 rebounds & 6 blocks tonight.

Michael C. Wright ESPN Staff Writer 

Tipoff in Dallas. Should be a good one.

Spurs (41-8) at Mavericks (28-24)

San Antonio will rely even more on LaMarcus Aldridge and Kawhi Leonard now with Manu Ginobili out with a groin injury. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Memphis has had ample opportunity to put this game away but the Knicks are hanging around. They're down 6 with 5:49 to go. Kristaps Porzingis has come alive a bit with five points and two rebounds in the quarter thus far.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

The Mavs are apparently enlisting the help of Sgt. Slaughter against the Spurs.

Hawks survive Paul George barrage

Paul George put up 31 points -- hitting 7-of-12 from deep. But Paul Millsap dropped 24 points and Atlanta was +7 from the free throw line to secure the 102-96 victory. Box score

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Paul George answers own prayers

The Pacers star was hoping for a foul, but gave himself a 3-pointer instead.

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Michael Wallace ESPN Staff Writer 

Heat fail to make a 3-pointer for the first time this season, but get key defensive stops late to secure a 98-95 win over Charlotte. Hassan Whiteside gets his third triple-double with blocks this season. Dwyane Wade with 22 points, Goran Dragic fights through flu with 12 points, 9 assists and 8 rebounds. Heat conclude stretch of 14 of 16 on the road by going 7-7 away from Miami to move 7 games above.500 at 29-22 on the season.

Noel takes lob, flips it and reverses it

Could Nerlens Noel do ballet? This seems like a smooth tour en l'air, or perhaps "lob en l'air" would be more appropriate?

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Love exits as Cavaliers lead Celtics

Cleveland lost Kevin Love to a thigh bruise late in the third quarter and the Cavs' lead is down to just two points after the Celtics opened the final frame on a 9-3 run. Follow live

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Mario Chalmers gets whistled for a Flagrant 2 and ejected after elbowing Sasha Vujacic in the face. Knicks trail by 7 with 11 minutes to go after Vujacic knocks down both free throws.

Clippers close out strong against Magic

Six Clippers found double-figure points as Los Angeles overcame 22 turnovers to take the 107-93 win and handing Orlando its third-straight loss. Box score

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Millsap finds a basket behind the board

A bump pushed Paul Millsap behind the backboard. Good thing he still knew where the bucket was.

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Wall snags triple-double in blowout

John Wall collected 18 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists, picking up a triple-double as five Washington players scored in double figures in the 106-94 win over Philly. Box score

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Nets runs away from Kings in 3rd quarter

Donald Sloan, Brook Lopez and Thaddeus Young each scored at least 10 points in the third quarter to extend Brooklyn's lead to 103-85. The 103 points through three frames is the most by the Nets since November 2000. Follow live

Dave McMenamin @mcten

Love is headed to the locker room. Good sign is he was walking on his own power, but there was a noticeable limp.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Jose Calderon, maligned by a vocal contingent of Knicks for much of the season, has carried the Knjcks tonight. He has 18 points, 6 rebounds & 3 assists and the score is tied at 62-62.

Dave McMenamin @mcten

Kevin Love is writhing in pain on the baseline. Having his L knee looked at by trainer Steve Spiro.