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Nets getting boost from bench
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Brooklyn's reserves have outscored its starters 22-11, helping the Nets stay close to the Suns midway through the second quarter. Watch live on ESPN/WatchESPN

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Spurs balancing attack
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Ty Lawson is doing his best to keep the Nuggets in the game with 10 points and 2 assists, but the Spurs lead midway through the first 26-18. Follow live

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Brook Lopez has tied Derrick Coleman for 6th place in points in Nets' NBA history (6,930 points). Next up: Kerry Kittles (7,096 points)

Low-scoring affair in Philadelphia
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Rudy Gobert has pulled down 15 rebounds -- helped by the Sixers' 37 percent shooting -- and Utah has a 64-55 lead after 3.

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Heat on the comeback trail?
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Miami outscored Washington 34-21 in the third quarter, but still trails by 15 points heading into the fourth quarter. Goran Dragic has 18 points, 5 rebounds, and 7 assists to lead the short-handed Heat.

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Pacers, Bulls tied after 3rd
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Doug McDermott tips in a shot as the buzzer sounds for his career-high 14th point and the Bulls head into the fourth level with the Pacers at 66. Solomon Hill has 16 for Indiana. Follow live

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LeBron James: more turnovers (6) and missed shots (1-7 FG) than points (5) in the 1st half as Cavaliers trail Hawks 53-43 at the half.

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McDermott runs into the game -- in the third quarter -- and is so excited to get back in he can barely get his warmup shirt off.

Big Al fighting back Raptors
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Al Jefferson is leading the way for the Hornets with 18 points and 10 rebounds as Charlotte holds the Raptors at bay 77-71 with one quarter remaining. Follow live

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Hawks holding Cavs in check
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LeBron James (5 pts, 1-7 FG) hasn't been able to get anything going, and the Hawks have looked sharp all night. The team with the best record in the NBA leads by 10 at the break. Follow live

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Spurs' final push for playoff seeding
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The 7th-place Spurs currently sit 3 games back from the 4th-place Rockets. With only 22 games remaining, every game has major playoff implications. It starts tonight vs. Denver. Follow live

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Nets can't find basket
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Brook Lopez has 8 points and 4 rebounds in just six minutes off the bench, but the Nets are shooting 27.3 percent from the field and are tied with the Suns after 1 in Brooklyn. Watch live on ESPN/WatchESPN

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Pacers fending off Bulls
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Mike Dunleavy hit two 3s as part of a 12-2 run for Chicago, but the Bulls still trail the Pacers 55-54 midway through the third quarter. Follow live

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Grizzlies go about their business
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The Grizzlies seemingly only have to worry about Jordan Clarkson as they lead 24-16 after the first quarter. Clarkson has 10 of the Lakers' 16 points. Follow live

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DeRozan coming alive
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Toronto is rallying behind DeMar DeRozan's game-high 25 points as the Hornets are edging the Raptors 72-67 midway through the third. Follow live

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Davis filling up the stat sheet
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Anthony Davis is checking off every column in the box score against the Celtics. He has 10 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal and 1 block, but the Pelicans trail 27-25 after the first quarter. Follow live

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Mike Mazzeo @MazzESPN

#Nets may have to consider starting Thad Young if only because Joe Johnson is getting beaten up physically by bigger fours every night.