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Hornets
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117
Pacers
(28-25)
95
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Spurs
(45-8)
98
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96
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114
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110
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Clippers
(35-18)
134
Celtics
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139
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(31-22)
109
Nets
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90
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Nuggets
(22-32)
103
Pistons
(27-27)
92
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Lakers
(11-44)
111
Cavaliers
(38-14)
120
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Hawks
(31-24)
113
Bulls
(27-25)
90
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Raptors
(35-17)
112
Timberwolves
(17-37)
117
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Jazz
(26-26)
96
Pelicans
(20-32)
100
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Warriors
(48-4)
112
Suns
(14-40)
104
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Rockets
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103
Trail Blazers
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116
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Lillard scores 31 as surging Blazers beat Rockets 116-103 (February 11, 2016)
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Houston Rockets guard Patrick Beverley (2) has some words with Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard (0) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016. The Blazers won 116-103. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)

PORTLAND, Ore. -- The Houston Rockets are "broken," according to their coach and star player. The Portland Trail Blazers are in the middle of their best run of basketball all season.

When they went head-to-head Wednesday night, the result was a 116-103 win for the Blazers that vaulted them past Houston into a tie with Utah for seventh place in the Western Conference.

"We're broken. It's that simple," Rockets interim coach J.B. Bickerstaff said. "Right now we are a broken team. It's easy to see. It's a fragmented bunch. You can't win that way."

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Curry flirts with triple-double, Warriors top Suns 112-104 (February 11, 2016)
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PHOENIX, AZ - FEBRUARY 10: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors watches from the bench during the second half of the NBA game against the Phoenix Suns at Talking Stick Resort Arena on February 10, 2016 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Warriors defeated the Suns 112-104. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

PHOENIX -- The Golden State-Phoenix mismatch wasn't the blowout most expected, just another routine Warriors victory.

Stephen Curry nearly had a triple-double before sitting out the fourth quarter, and the Warriors stormed into the All-Star break on an 11-game winning streak with a 112-104 victory over the free-falling Suns on Wednesday night.

"It wasn't our best effort but I told them before the game keep the turnovers down, just be solid and we should be fine," Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. "For the most part, we did a good job of taking care of the ball. Thirteen turnovers is a pretty good number for us. We didn't do much else that well but it was enough."

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Davis, Pelicans snap Jazz's 7-game win streak, 100-96 (February 11, 2016)
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New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis (23) drives past Utah Jazz forward Derrick Favors (15) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Tyler Kaufman)

NEW ORLEANS -- Anthony Davis wasn't about to leave the court with any regrets.

Davis had missed eight of his first 13 shots, but the score was tied as New Orleans' game against Utah entered the final minute, and the Pelicans' front-court star didn't hesitate to assert himself.

"I feel like as a leader of the team that's my responsibility," Davis said. "At some point in time, you've got to take over a game."

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Timberwolves come back from 18 down to stun Raptors, 117-112 (February 11, 2016)
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MINNEAPOLIS -- The Toronto Raptors were rolling, beating up on a young Minnesota team when maybe, just maybe, their thoughts drifted to the party that awaits them back home this weekend.

That's when the Timberwolves pounced, and a Canadian star and his fellow No. 1 overall draft pick delivered a stunning comeback.

Karl-Anthony Towns had 35 points and 11 rebounds, and Toronto-born Andrew Wiggins scored 13 of his 26 in the fourth quarter to rally the Timberwolves from 18 points down to a 117-112 victory Wednesday night.

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Teague, Horford lead Hawks over Bulls 113-90 (February 11, 2016)
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Atlanta Hawks guard Jeff Teague (0) drives to the basket past Chicago Bulls E'Twaun Moore (55) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

CHICAGO -- Al Horford set the tone with a strong start and got plenty of help. More important, Atlanta hit the All-Star break on a winning note after two tough losses.

Horford scored 16 points, Jeff Teague had 17 points and eight assists, and the Hawks routed the struggling Chicago Bulls 113-90 on Wednesday night.

Dennis Schroder had 18 points and made three of his team's 13 3-pointers. Paul Millsap scored 15, and the Southeast Division leaders headed into the break with a win after back-to-back losses to last-place Orlando.

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Love injured as Cavs down Kobe, Lakers 120-111 (February 11, 2016)
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Cleveland Cavaliers' Kevin Love (0) looks to pass around Los Angeles Lakers' Julius Randle (30) in the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

CLEVELAND -- With 20,000 fans roaring, Kobe Bryant and LeBron James hugged and seemed to be in a world of their own.

One on one.

"It was just a lot of mutual respect," James said of the embrace. "Sometimes what is known doesn't need to be said."

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Pistons honor Chauncey Billups with retirement of No. 1 jersey (February 11, 2016)
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Former Detroit Pistons player Chauncey Billups addresses the media before the NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016 in Auburn Hills, Mich. The Pistons are scheduled to retire his jersey during a halftime ceremony. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

AUBURN HIILS, Mich. -- Moments before his jersey went up to the rafters, Chauncey Billups spoke to the crowd about the night the Detroit Pistons wrapped up the 2004 NBA title by routing the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 5 of the Finals.

"We had one motivation," he said. "We wanted to win it here at home."

Billups was the most valuable player in the Finals that year, and his No. 1 jersey was retired by the Pistons on Wednesday night at halftime of their 103-92 loss to Denver.

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Denver Nuggets forward Will Barton prepares to shoot during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016 in Auburn Hills, Mich. Barton finished with 20 points in the Nuggets 103-92 win over the Pistons. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Will Barton lifted the Denver Nuggets with another impressive fourth quarter.

Barton scored 15 of his 20 points in the final period, and the Nuggets held off the depleted Detroit Pistons 103-92 on Wednesday night.

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Grizzlies rout Nets in 1st game since Gasol's broken foot (February 11, 2016)
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Memphis Grizzlies guard Mike Conley tumbles over Brooklyn Nets forward Thaddeus Young while grabbing a loose ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)NEW YORK -- A tough couple days gave way to an easy night for the Memphis Grizzlies.

Mike Conley scored 20 points, Jeff Green had 12 of his 18 in the third quarter, and the Grizzlies beat the Brooklyn Nets 109-90 on Wednesday in their first game since losing Marc Gasol to a broken right foot.

The Grizzlies unleashed a strong perimeter attack in the absence of their franchise center, making seven 3-pointers in a 39-point third quarter that blew open the game.

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Celtics rally late, overtake Clippers in overtime 139-134 (February 11, 2016)
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Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas (4) defends Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul (3) during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

BOSTON -- The way the Boston Celtics are scoring right now, they may want to try bottling a little of it before they leave for the All-Star break.

Whatever it is, it has the Celtics looking like a probable playoff team heading into the second half of the season.

Isaiah Thomas had 36 points and 11 assists, including a fade away jumper that sent the game to an extra period, to help the Boston Celtics overtake the Los Angeles Clippers 139-134 in overtime on Wednesday night.

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