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Wizards catch fire first
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Quick 3-pointers from Bradley Beal and Paul Pierce forced Erik Spoelstra to call a timeout as the Wizards lead the Heat 10-4 early in the first quarter. Follow live

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Thomas disappointed with bench role
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Boston's Avery Bradley is dealing with a strained elbow, but Celtics coach Brad Stevens elected to start Jae Crowder instead of Isaiah Thomas in Bradley's place tonight against New Orleans. Thomas wasn't shy about his desire to start: "Hopefully one day that time will come."

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Short-handed Bulls hit the road
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Coming off a thrilling win Thursday, Nikola Mirotic and the injury-riddled Bulls visit the Pacers, who are a half-game out of the final playoff spot in the East. Mirotic is averaging 26 points in his last 3 games. Follow live

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Raptors seek to right ship in Charlotte
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All-star Kyle Lowry returns against the Hornets after a scheduled three-game break to deal with fatigue and lingering ailments. Toronto was 36-17 heading into the All-Star break but just 2-6 since. Follow live

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Chris Andersen (general soreness) & Mario Chalmers (sore knee) are both active and expected to play in tonight's #HEATgame vs the Wizards.

Heat looking to stay hot
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The Heat haven't won 3 consecutive games since their first 3 games this season, but a win over the reeling Wizards would be Miami's third in a row. Washington has lost 7 of its last 8 to fall back to fifth in the East. Follow live

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Luol Deng (right thigh contusion) & Dwyane Wade (sore right hip) have both been ruled out of tonights #HEATgame vs the Wizards.

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Stevens says Avery Bradley "felt better today." He'll circle back w/ doctors on Sat. & there's a chance he could fly to Orlando later in day

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Jae Crowder will start tonight in place of Avery Bradley. Evan Turner shifts to the backcourt.

Vucevic out vs. Kings
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Orlando's Nikola Vucevic (19.7 PPG, 11.2 RPG) has a sore left ankle and has been ruled out for tonight's game against the Sacramento Kings.

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Patrick Beverley (right foot sprain) and Terrence Jones (lower back pain) were listed as questionable, but McHale expects both to play.

Knicks greats attend Mason's funeral
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Pat Riley, who coached Anthony Mason for five years, said: "He's one of the best players that I've ever coached in my life. He had something that was special and unique, and not many players had it, and he engulfed all of that with his competitive desire to win and to separate himself from the pack."

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Chris Andersen (body soreness), Mario Chalmers (sore knee) & Tyler Johnson (ankle) are all game-time decisions for tonight vs the Wizards.

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Thibs says Butler is able to do more running. Getting range of motion back. Timeline hasn't changed yet but Thibs sounds hopeful.

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Russell Westbrook's +/- not being great lately has everything to do with team defense, not his offense. Dude shares the court w/Enes Kanter.

Portland to Allen: Never hurts to ask
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After Wesley Matthews tore his Achilles' tendon Thursday, Blazers GM Neil Olshey called Ray Allen's agent to see if he would reconsider his decision to sit out the season according to Yahoo! Sports. But the NBA's career 3-point king is intent on sitting out the season.

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