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Toronto Raptors (27-14, fourth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Minnesota Timberwolves (15-26, 13th in the Western Conference) Minneapolis; Saturday, 8 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Minnesota aims to stop its four-game losing streak when the Timberwolves play Toronto. The Timberwolves have gone 6-13 at home. Minnesota gives up 114.6 points to opponents and has been outscored …

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Philadelphia 76ers (27-16, sixth in the Eastern Conference) vs. New York Knicks (11-31, 14th in the Eastern Conference) New York; Saturday, 7 p.m. EST LINE: 76ers -3.5; over/under is 220 BOTTOM LINE: Philadelphia travels to New York looking to end its six-game road skid. The Knicks are 6-19 against conference opponents. New York has a …

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Indiana Pacers (27-15, fifth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Denver Nuggets (29-12, second in the Western Conference) Denver; Sunday, 8 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Indiana will try to keep its three-game road win streak intact when the Pacers take on Denver. The Nuggets are 17-5 on their home court. Denver averages 13.4 turnovers per game …

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DALLAS (AP) — Luka Doncic’s pursuit of Jason Kidd’s triple-double record in Dallas will have to wait. This night was about the 20-year-old sensation’s 3-point shooting. Doncic drained a career-best eight 3s on his way to 35 points, Tim Hardaway Jr. added 29 and the Mavericks beat Portland 120-112 on Friday night to avoid getting …

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SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Trae Young scored 31 points and the Atlanta Hawks rallied from a 14-point deficit in the final quarter to stun the San Antonio Spurs 121-120 on Friday night. Kevin Huerter drained a 3-pointer from the left corner with 6.3 seconds remaining to complete the rally for Atlanta. DeMar DeRozan’s driving runner …

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Malcolm Brogdon made a tiebreaking 16-footer with 18 seconds left and T.J. Warren scored 28 points night to help the Indiana Pacers beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 116-114. Indiana has won four straight including two in the past three days against the Timberwolves, earning their first season sweep in the series since 2015-16. …

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TORONTO (AP) — Marc Gasol scored a season-high 20 points and matched his career high with six 3-pointers, Norman Powell scored 28 points and the Toronto Raptors beat the Washington Wizards 140-111 on Friday night. Terence Davis II matched his career best with 23 points, OG Anunoby had 18 and Serge Ibaka 15 as the …

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Furkan Korkmaz had six 3-pointers and a career-high 24 points, and the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Chicago Bulls 100-89 Friday night. Ben Simmons and Al Horford each scored 20 points for Philadelphia. Simmons had 11 rebounds and seven assists. Zach LaVine led Chicago with 23 points, while Cody White had 14 and …

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ESPN has gone through many pairings and approaches trying to build a pregame show during its 18 seasons broadcasting the NBA. This time it’s using a successful daily show. The Rachel Nichols-led “The Jump” has been a daytime hit since debuting four years ago and is going primetime. It will lead off ABC’s Saturday night …

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Thunder center Steven Adams will miss Friday’s game against the Miami Heat. Adams left Wednesday’s game against the Toronto Raptors with a right knee contusion. He is averaging 11.8 points, 10.0 rebounds and 1.2 blocks per game. Nerlens Noel, who missed the previous six games with a left ankle sprain, will …

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