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Entering tonight, there has been a technical foul or flagrant foul in 4 straight meetings and 13 of last 14 games between Warriors/Clippers

End of 1Q: Clippers 30, Warriors 18
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It was all L.A. through the first 12 minutes. Chris Paul has 5 points, 5 assists and a seemingly telepathic connection with Blake Griffin, who has 12 points, 3 boards and 2 assists of his own. Follow live

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J.A. Adande @jadande

Chris Paul has reached the point that he knows exactly where Griffin is when CP3 needs to make a bailout pass

Leonard continues to have Heat's number
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Kawhi Leonard had 22 points and nine rebounds in the Spurs' 95-81 victory over the Heat. Leonard has scored at least 20 points in his past five games against Miami and has double-digit scoring in 18 straight games, the longest stretch of his career.

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Griffin cleared for takeoff in L.A.
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Blake Griffin has already thrown down a majestic one-handed dunk in traffic, and the Clippers have taken a quick lead on the Warriors early in the first quarter. Follow live

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J.A. Adande @jadande

Sign it's been a fast-paced, intense game: CP3 calls time out, drops ball and says "Whooh. S---" as he huffs and puffs.

Pop not amused by Chalmers' crazy shot
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The Heat's Mario Chalmers hit a buzzer beater at halftime versus the Spurs, and San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich had the most Gregg Popovich-esque reaction you can imagine. But it's probably better than a between-quarters interview, right, Pop?

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J.A. Adande @jadande

Steph Curry joking with Drake before the game. Drake did hit him with one of the best sports shout-outs in hip hop though.

Final: Spurs 95, Heat 81
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As Dwyane Wade and Goran Dragic go, so go the Heat. In related news, Wade and Dragic were 12-for-34 from the floor on the night in the Miami loss. Kawhi Leonard had 22 points, 9 rebounds and some killer defense in San Antonio's 14th win in its past 17 games. Box score

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Reggie Williams coming off the bench to help win a playoff game would pretty much be peak Pop, right?

Warriors, Clippers reheat rivalry in L.A.
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Golden State is out to end Los Angeles' seven-game winning streak in a potential second-round playoff preview at Staples Center, where the Warriors hope to snap a four-game road skid against the Clips and extend the league's longest current streak to 10. Follow live

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Nets close March with a little madness
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Brook Lopez had 24 points and 11 rebounds as the Nets defeated the Pacers 111-106 and reclaimed sole possession of eighth in the Eastern Conference. Pacers coach Frank Vogel compared the playoff race to the NCAA Tournament: "If you win, you knock off a team, and if you lose, you go home."

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