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Wizards find the cure for what ails them

... and it's the Philadelphia 76ers. Washington is shooting 66.7% from the floor and threatening to take a 20-point lead on Philly. Not bad for a team that admitted recently it's not always sure which plays it's running. Follow live

Spurs rolling in second quarter

San Antonio is on a 20-2 run in Orlando and the Spurs have pushed their lead to 15. It's San Antonio's 18th straight game with a double-digit lead. Aron Baynes has 10 points in nine minutes off the bench for the defending champs. Follow live

End of 1Q: Hornets 33, Pistons 25

Al Jefferson has 6 points and avoided an early scare after an elbow to the face, while Kemba Walker leads all scorers with 12. The aggressive Hornets got to the free throw line 12 times, making 9 of them. Follow live

Sixers have no answer for Gortat

Nerlens Noel's Rookie of the Year campaign is taking a little bit of a hit against the Wizards, as Marcin Gortat has 13 points on 6-for-6 shooting after the first quarter and Washington leads by 10. Follow live

Orlando attacking the glass

The Magic hit just 30 percent of their shots in the first quarter, but they grabbed 9 offensive rebounds to stay close to the Spurs. San Antonio's Kawhi Leonard and Orlando's Tobias Harris each have seven points and the Spurs lead 23-19. Follow live

Desperation time for Pacers-Celtics

Brad Stevens isn't focused on seedings: "I've got a general idea of the standings... But I don't know the exact timelines. We need to stay in the moment." But if the Celtics lose to the Pacers tonight, both Boston and Detroit will sit 1.5 games behind the Nets for the 8 seed. Follow live

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Brad on Gigi’s future: "I really like him. I’m in his corner. I’ve had that conversation with all our people in the front office.”

Hollis-Jefferson to enter draft

Arizona sophomore forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson is heading to the NBA, according to ESPN's Jeff Goodman and multiple reports. Hollis-Jefferson averaged 11.2 points and 6.8 rebounds this season for the Wildcats and is No. 25 on Chad Ford's Top 100.

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Wall not blaming Wittman for Wiz's woes

If Washington's offensive problems flare up tonight against the 76ers, John Wall will take the blame: "I wouldn't put it on the coach, because he's doing a great job of drawing it up. Like he always says, if you don't know, you've got time before you walk on the court to ask again. So it's all on us as players." Follow live

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No Howard for Houston

Dwight Howard will not play tonight against the Sacramento Kings as he continues his recovery from a knee injury that's limited him for much of the season. Joey Dorsey will start in his place.

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UNC's Justin Jackson is returning for his soph season. Was a bubble 1st rounder in 2015. Potential late lottery/mid 1st in 2016.

Spurs look to clinch playoffs in Orlando

San Antonio can clinch its 18th straight playoff appearance, which would be the 5th-longest streak in NBA history, with a win against the Magic or a Pelicans loss. The Spurs are 14-3 over their last 17 games. Follow live

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Hornets make final push for the playoffs

Despite winning just 3 of its last 12 games, Charlotte (31-42) can pull within a game of the No. 8 seed in the East with a victory tonight. The Hornets have won 4 of the last 5 meetings with the Pistons. Follow live


Olynyk gets a shiner from teammate

Celtics C Kelly Olynyk suffered a laceration and massive black eye due to an elbow from Shavlik Randolph during shootaround. Coach Brad Stevens said the eye "exploded" with swelling, while Jonas Jerebko joked, "That's what happens when you start messing with Shav." Olynyk will try to play tonight against the Pacers.

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Jones returns after collapsed lung

Houston Rockets F Terrence Jones will play tonight against the Kings after missing the past 6 games with a rib injury and collapsed lung following a collision in a win over the Denver Nuggets on Mar. 19. Jones is averaging 12.4 points, 7.3 rebounds and 1.6 blocks this season.