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CLEVELAND (AP) — Danilo Gallinari scored 27 points and the Los Angeles Clippers continued their torrid March, edging the Cleveland Cavaliers 110-108 on Friday night. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored 16 points while Lou Williams had 15 for the Clippers, who are 9-1 this month and closing in on a playoff spot in the Western Conference. Los …

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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — If the Memphis Grizzlies are playing for NBA draft lottery pingpong balls this time of year, you’d have a hard time convincing the Orlando Magic. The Magic, trying to reach the playoffs for the first time in seven years, rallied to beat Memphis 123-119 in overtime for their fourth straight victory …

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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — If the Memphis Grizzlies are playing for NBA draft lottery pingpong balls this time of year, you’d have a hard time convincing the Orlando Magic. The Magic, trying to reach the playoffs for the first time in seven years, rallied to beat Memphis 123-119 in overtime for their fourth straight victory …

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TORONTO (AP) — Stuck in a four-game losing streak, Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder came to Toronto and got their swagger back. Paul George scored 28 points, Westbrook had 18 points, 13 assists and 12 rebounds, and the Thunder beat the Raptors 116-109 on Friday night. Dennis Schroder came off the bench to …

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TORONTO (AP) — Stuck in a four-game losing streak, Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder came to Toronto and got their swagger back. Paul George scored 28 points, Westbrook had 18 points, 13 assists and 12 rebounds, and the Thunder beat the Raptors 116-109 on Friday night. Dennis Schroder came off the bench to …

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MIAMI (AP) — Chris Bosh is making a lot of music these days. He drinks beer and thinks about making more beer. He sketches. He paints. He plays with his kids. He has even learned how to use a wrench. He is also happy and healthy. And finally, he’s made peace with the devastating way …

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PHOENIX (AP) — Wayne Ellington scored 23 points and the Detroit Pistons made 17 3-pointers in a 118-98 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Thursday night. The Pistons turned a five-point lead early in the fourth quarter into a 13-point advantage in a span of less than two minutes, featuring two dunks by Andre Drummond. …

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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Kevin Durant established Golden State’s defensive energy by swatting away shots early. Eventually, the Warriors got going on the other end as they almost always do. Durant had 15 points, six assists and three blocks after losing a close friend earlier in the day, and the Warriors ran away from the …

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Marvin Bagley III didn’t think it was a big deal when he missed Sacramento’s first game against Dallas and Luka Doncic three months ago because of a sore left knee. Bagley had the same feeling after the two rookie stars finally crossed paths on an NBA court, too. Bagley III had …

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Nikola Jokic had 15 points and 11 assists, and the Denver Nuggets beat the fading Washington Wizards 113-108 on Thursday night for their fifth straight victory. Paul Millsap, Gary Harris, Jamal Murray and Torrey Craig also added 15 points for the Nuggets, who were playing for the first time since clinching their …

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