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Lillard scores 43 as Blazers beat Spurs in 3 OT

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SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- The Portland Trail Blazers know firsthand how cold and methodical the veteran San Antonio Spurs can be when they have a team in trouble....

Nuggets hang on to beat Clippers 109-106

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DENVER (AP) -- Wilson Chandler and Danilo Gallinari hit successive 3-pointers late in the fourth quarter, and the Denver Nuggets regrouped after blowing a 16-point halftime lead to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 109-106 on Friday night....

Raptors hand Pistons 12th straight home loss

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AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) -- The Toronto Raptors felt right at home at the Palace of Auburn Hills on Friday night....

Butler, Mirotic lead Bulls over Grizzlies 103-97

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Jimmy Butler scored 31 points, Nikola Mirotic added a season-best 27, and the Chicago Bulls snapped Memphis' six-game winning streak with a 103-97 victory over the Grizzlies on Friday night....

James, Miller lead Cavaliers over Nets 95-91

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CLEVELAND (AP) -- LeBron James scored 22 points and Mike Miller, making his first start of the season, added 21 on seven 3-pointers, leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 95-91 win over the Brooklyn Nets on Friday night....

Wizards rally down stretch, top Heat 105-103

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MIAMI (AP) -- John Wall scored 20 points and added 10 assists, Nene scored 20 off the bench and the Washington Wizards rallied to beat the Miami Heat 105-103 on Friday night....

Celtics start post-Rondo era with win over Wolves

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BOSTON (AP) -- Kelly Olynyk scored 21 points and the Boston Celtics showed crisp ball movement as they began the post-Rajon Rondo era with a 114-98 win over the struggling Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night....


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