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Burke scores 23, Jazz hold on for 82-75 win over Bucks (March 01, 2015)
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SALT LAKE CITY, UT - FEBRUARY 28: Trey Burke #3 of the Utah Jazz handles the ball against the Milwaukee Bucks at EnergySolutions Arena on February 28, 2015 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Melissa Majchrzak/NBAE via Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY -- The Milwaukee Bucks have been one of the NBA's best defensive teams all season and entered Saturday night's game against Utah holding opponents to 43.2 percent shooting -- the third-best mark in the league.

The Jazz have turned up their defense since the All-Star break and allowed only one team to score more than 82 points in five games.

So it was no surprise they played a ragged game, combining for 45 turnovers and missing most of their shots as the Jazz held on for an 82-75 victory over Milwaukee.

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Phoenix Suns forward Brandan Wright (32) fouls San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard during the third quarter of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

PHOENIX -- San Antonio is finally going home, and with a lopsided victory. Phoenix forward Markieff Morris left the locker room grumbling about Suns fans.

Kawhi Leonard had 22 points and 10 rebounds, and the Spurs dominated from the opening tip in a 101-74 rout Saturday night.

The Spurs, playing the finale of their annual nine-game "rodeo road trip," were up 51-24 at the break, the fewest points in a half for the Suns in franchise history. San Antonio led by as many as 34 in the second half.

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DALLAS, TX - FEBRUARY 28: Deron Williams #8 of the Brooklyn Nets drives against Monta Ellis #11 of the Dallas Mavericks on February 28, 2015 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Glenn James/NBAE via Getty Images)

DALLAS -- Deron Williams felt right at home while helping the Brooklyn Nets close out a string of 22 days on the road on a winning note.

Williams scored 25 points and grabbed six rebounds, and Thaddeus Young had 16 points and eight rebounds off the bench as the Nets topped the Dallas Mavericks 104-94 on Saturday night.

"The last one on a road trip when you've been gone for a month is sometimes the hardest because you're just so ready to get home," said Williams, who played his high school ball at The Colony High near Dallas. "So, I'm really proud of how we fought and got the win."

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Gasol, Grizzlies withstand scare from Wolves in 101-97 win (March 01, 2015)
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MINNEAPOLIS, MN - FEBRUARY 28: Marc Gasol #33 of the Memphis Grizzlies prepares to shoot a free throw against the Minnesota Timberwolves on February 28, 2015 at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images)

MINNEAPOLIS -- When Kevin Garnett was thrown out of the game, Marc Gasol went to work and Flip Saunders went looking for a rulebook.

Gasol had 27 points and 11 rebounds, and Mike Conley hit a big 3-pointer with 30 seconds left to lift the Memphis Grizzlies to a much-needed 101-97 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday night.

Gasol scored nine straight points in the final 4 minutes, and Conley's 3 from the wing broke a 95-all tie. Conley finished with 17 points and hit two free throws with 11 seconds left for Memphis, which had been sluggish over the previous five games.

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Knicks win 2nd straight, hand Raptors 5th consecutive loss (March 01, 2015)
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NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 28: Tim Hardaway Jr. #5 of the New York Knicks handles the ball against the Toronto Raptors on February 28, 2015 at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

NEW YORK -- Tim Hardaway Jr. made a call early Saturday to his father, a former teammate of Anthony Mason in Miami and one of the people Hardaway knew would be saddened by Mason's death.

Many of them were connected to the Knicks, so Hardaway was more aware than most what a good effort hours later against Toronto would mean.

"It was tough, but at the same time you've got a game to play and you've got business to take care of," Hardaway said. "So we just wanted to go out there and compete for him."

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Hawks give 4 players rest, still top Heat 93-91 (March 01, 2015)
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MIAMI, FL - FEBRUARY 28: Paul Millsap #4 of the Atlanta Hawks handles the ball against the Miami Heat on February 28, 2015 at American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)

MIAMI -- Even without four players, the Atlanta Hawks had more than enough.

Paul Millsap scored 22 points, Dennis Schroder added 16 points and 10 assists and the intentionally depleted Hawks held off the Miami Heat 93-91 on Saturday night.

Kent Bazemore scored 15, including a big 3-pointer with about a minute left that gave the Hawks an 89-80 lead. John Jenkins scored 12 for Atlanta, which turned 23 Miami turnovers into 31 points.

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Wizards end losing streak with 99-95 win over Pistons (March 01, 2015)
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WASHINGTON, DC -Â  FEBRUARY 28: John Wall #2 of the Washington Wizards shoots a free throw against the Detroit Pistons during the game on February 28, 2015 at Verizon Center in Washington, DC. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)

WASHINGTON -- Given the way things have gone for the struggling Washington Wizards lately, it wasn't shocking when they squandered a 21-point second-half lead.

On the verge of dropping their seventh straight, however, their fortunes suddenly changed.

John Wall scored 22 points, Nene added 21 and the Wizards ended their skid with a 99-95 win over the Detroit Pistons on Saturday night.

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Cleveland's Kyrie Irving will miss Sunday's game against Houston as he continues to deal with a strained left shoulder. Christian Petersen/Getty Images

CLEVELAND -- The Cavaliers will be without at least one All-Star on Sunday in Houston.

Point guard Kyrie Irving will miss his second straight game with a strained left shoulder, an injury the team had thought would only sideline him for one game. Irving injured his shoulder in the second half of Thursday night's home win over Golden State. He did not travel with the team for Friday night's game at Indiana, and Cavs coach David Blatt was hopeful Irving could join the team in time to face the Rockets.

However, the Cavs sent out a medical update on Saturday saying Irving needed more time.

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MIAMI -- All-Star forward Chris Bosh of the Miami Heat has been released from a South Florida hospital following a weeklong stay for treatment after blood clots were found on one of his lungs.

Bosh was hospitalized for just over a week and still will be monitored closely, but simply being released is a major step on his road back to health.

"That was his first goal," Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. "He's been very anxious to get out of there. It was driving him nuts."

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 Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) lies on the court during the fourth quarter against the Portland Trail Blazers at the Moda Center. Mandatory Credit: Craig Mitchelldyer-USA TODAY Sports

(Reuters) - Oklahoma City guard Russell Westbrook underwent surgery to repair a right cheek fracture and will miss the Thunder's nextgame, the team announced on Saturday.

Westbrook suffered a knee to the face at the end of Friday's game against Portland and will miss at least the contest against the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday.

It comes at an inopportune time as Westbrook enjoyed a phenomenal February, averaging 31.2 points, 10.3 assists and 9.1 rebounds.

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