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Towns scores 28, Timberwolves hold off Mavericks 97-92

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — After alternating wins and losses over the previous 10 games, the Minnesota Timberwolves were simply satisfied to pull out a victory against the Mavericks that stopped the back-and-forth swing. Dallas lamented missed opportunities and a chance to continue its improved play of late. Karl-Anthony Towns had 28 points, Jimmy Butler scored 10 of his 22 in the ...

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Miami Heat at Memphis Grizzlies game preview

TV: FOX Sports Sun Time: Pregame coverage begins at 7:30 p.m. CAN’T GET TO A TV? WATCH IT LIVE ON FOX SPORTS GO The Miami Heat will seek to be the next to take advantage of Mike Conley’s absence when they visit the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday night. The Grizzlies lost for the 14th time in their last 15 games ...

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Suns rally in second half but can’t close out depleted Spurs

PHOENIX — San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich says Bryn Forbes has “never seen a shot he didn’t like.” There was one in particular that both of them must have loved Saturday night. Forbes sank his only 3-pointer of the night with 21.5 seconds to play and the severely depleted Spurs held off a fourth-quarter Phoenix rally to beat the Suns ...

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James Harden scores 48 points, Rockets win 9th in row (Dec 09, 2017)

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) The NBA’s hottest team has found a home on the road. Houston won its ninth consecutive game after James Harden scored 48 points and the Rockets rallied from 14-point, fourth-quarter deficit to beat the Portland Trail Blazers 124-117 on Saturday night. The Rockets, who trailed for most of the game, won their eighth consecutive road game, running ...

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Westbrook’s triple-double leads Thunder past Grizzlies in OT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Even struggling from the field, Russell Westbrook managed to record a triple-double, and he converted two game-winning free throws in overtime. Westbrook’s free throws with 5.2 seconds left gave him 20 points on the night to go with 14 assists and 11 rebounds as the Oklahoma City Thunder rallied for a 102-101 victory over the Memphis ...

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Spurs hold off Suns for 104-101 win in Phoenix

PHOENIX (AP) — San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich says Bryn Forbes has “never seen a shot he didn’t like.” There was one in particular that both of them must have loved Saturday night. Forbes sank his only 3-pointer of the night with 21.5 seconds to play and the severely depleted Spurs held off a fourth-quarter Phoenix rally to beat the ...

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Aldridge, Ginobili rescue Spurs against Celtics, 105-102

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Manu Ginobili hit a 3-pointer with 5 seconds remaining and the San Antonio Spurs overcame Kyrie Irving’s 36-point effort to beat Boston 105-102 on Friday night, snapping the Celtics’ four-game winning streak. Ginobili set up the winning basket by sneaking into the paint for an offensive rebound with 25 seconds left. LaMarcus Aldridge had 27 points ...

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