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The Brow will not be denied
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Anthony Davis scored 28 points and grabbed 9 rebounds in the Pelicans' 110-88 win over the Timberwolves. New Orleans trails Oklahoma City by 2 games for the West's 8 seed; both teams have 9 games remaining, with the Thunder taking on the Suns tonight at 9 P.M. ET.

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Wade shouldering Miami's burden
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Dwyane Wade scored 11 points in the first quarter, the most he's had in the opening frame since Christmas Day, and the Heat have 9 offensive rebounds to keep things close against the Pistons, who lead 27-25 headed to the second quarter. Follow live

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The Clippers lead the Celtics 34-20 after the first quarter. Isaiah Thomas and Avery Bradley lead the C's with 5 pts apiece. Redick: 10 pts.

Sixers just keep coming at the Cavs
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Robert Covington has 19 points to lead Philly, and Hollis Thompson has been huge in the clutch, but Cleveland still leads by 1 with just over 3 minutes to play in regulation. Follow live

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I think Brook Lopez said he was disappointed in himself. I don't know why. He had 30 points, 11 rebounds and four blocks today. #Nets

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Kevin Love walked off the court and to the locker room during the timeout. Cavs up 2, 80-78, but down 2 players.

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Memphis coach Dave Joerger confirmed Tony Allen (hamstring) won't play tonight vs Spurs. Was non-committal about if he'd play Mon vs Kings

Drummond drumming the Heat early
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Miami is without Hassan Whiteside once again due to a lacerated hand, and Andre Drummond is feasting against the undersized Heat. He has 6 points on 3 shots, and the Pistons are dominating early in the first. Follow live

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With Spurs, Cavs, Pacers on deck, these 2 matchups vs Detroit this week are must-win games for the Heat if serious about playoff pursuit.

Final: Pelicans 110, Wolves 88
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Anthony Davis' dominance of the NBA continues. The Brow tallied 28 points, 8 boards and 5 assists, and New Orleans controlled things from the opening tip. Andrew Wiggins scored 20 points for the fourth consecutive time; his 25 20-point games leads all rookies. Box score

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Cavs can't close the door on Sixers
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A sleepy third quarter by Cleveland allowed Philly to hang around, and the Cavs lead by just 3 headed to the fourth. The Sixers are living on points in the paint (38) and Cleveland turnovers (15). Follow live

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Nets keep up playoff push
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Brook Lopez scored 30 points and collected 11 rebounds to lead the Nets to a 107-99 win over the Lakers. Brooklyn won for the fifth time in six games to give itself a chance at a third postseason berth, with five of its next seven games at home.

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Wade giving it a go vs. Pistons
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Dwyane Wade had fluid drained from his left knee on Saturday to reduce swelling, but he'll start for the Heat, who look to extend their season-best home winning streak to five against a Pistons team that's won 5 of its past 6. Follow live

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Clippers at Celtics, 6 p.m. ET
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Boston is aiming for the postseason for the first time since Doc Rivers' departure, but that's not enough for Rivers' latest squad. "For us, we're playing for more than that. ... We're playing for a bigger purpose," Chris Paul said pregame. Follow live

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