Final
Nets
(15-57)
108
Wizards
(44-28)
129
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Final
Cavaliers
(47-24)
112
Hornets
(32-40)
105
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Final
Pistons
(34-39)
87
Magic
(27-46)
115
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Final
Nuggets
(35-37)
125
Pacers
(36-36)
117
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Final
Suns
(22-51)
120
Celtics
(47-26)
130
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Final
76ers
(27-45)
117
Bulls
(34-39)
107
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Final
Hawks
(37-35)
97
Bucks
(37-35)
100
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Final
Pelicans
(30-42)
107
Rockets
(50-22)
117
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Final OT
Timberwolves
(28-43)
119
Lakers
(21-51)
130
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Final
Kings
(27-45)
100
Warriors
(58-14)
114
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Lillard scores 30, Trail Blazers rout Knicks 110-95 (March 24, 2017)
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Damian Lillard lead the Blazers in a wire-to-wire 110-95 win over the Knicks.

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Damian Lillard knows what can happen in games like Thursday.

So with the New York Knicks sitting Carmelo Anthony and Derrick Rose, Lillard made sure the Portland Trail Blazers didn't go easy on the guys who did play.

Lillard scored 30 points and the Trail Blazers never trailed in a 110-95 victory.

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Aldridge, Leonard lead Spurs to 97-90 win over Grizzlies (March 24, 2017)
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San Antonio Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge.

SAN ANTONIO -- The Memphis Grizzlies got into the Spurs defensively, pushing San Antonio around and making every possession a fierce fight.

The Spurs enjoyed it, especially their defensive-minded coach.

LaMarcus Aldridge scored 23 points, Kawhi Leonard added 19 and San Antonio beat Memphis 97-90 on Thursday night in a possible first-round playoff preview.

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Aldridge, Leonard lead Spurs to 97-90 win over Grizzlies (March 24, 2017)
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San Antonio Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge.

SAN ANTONIO -- The Memphis Grizzlies got into the Spurs defensively, pushing San Antonio around and making every possession a fierce fight.

The Spurs enjoyed it, especially their defensive-minded coach.

LaMarcus Aldridge scored 23 points, Kawhi Leonard added 19 and San Antonio beat Memphis 97-90 on Thursday night in a possible first-round playoff preview.

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Barnes' late basket, steal put Mavs past Clippers, 97-95 (March 24, 2017)
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Dallas Mavericks forward Harrison Barnes drives against LA Clippers counterpart Blake Griffin.

DALLAS -- Harrison Barnes thrived in a new position on Thursday night, and so did the Mavericks.

Barnes made the go-ahead basket, then stole the ball from Blake Griffin with 3.9 seconds left as Dallas beat the Los Angeles Clippers 97-95.

Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle started a big lineup, with Barnes moving from power forward to small forward.

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DeRozan gets 40, Raptors rally again to beat Heat 101-84 (March 24, 2017)
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Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan.

MIAMI -- Down by 15 early, the Toronto Raptors had no reason to panic.

Trouble brings out their best.

DeMar DeRozan scored 40 points -- doing that back-to-back for the first time in his career -- and the Raptors clamped down defensively in the final three quarters to beat the Miami Heat 101-84 on Thursday night.

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Nets beat Suns 126-98 for 1st two-game win streak of season (March 24, 2017)
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Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez.

NEW YORK -- The Brooklyn Nets finally have a winning streak.

Brook Lopez scored 19 points, K.J. McDaniels had a season-high 16 and the Nets beat the Phoenix Suns 126-98 on Thursday night to give them consecutive victories for the first time this season.

"I think for us, on the outside looking in it's like, `Man, that's pretty sad," guard Jeremy Lin said. "I guess it is. But on the inside, we'll take every step in the right direction, we'll continue to take and appreciate it and be grateful for it. I think what's happening right now is we are raising our standards slowly."

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The streak rolls on for the 'sustainable' Thunder (March 24, 2017)
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Russell Westbrook's presence has helped the Thunder stay consistently good and is a big reason why they feel they can be great again. Mark D. Smith/USA TODAY Sports

OKLAHOMA CITY -- With hair a little bit redder and a little less impeccably trimmed, a suit not quite as tailored and glasses that weren't quite as trendy, Sam Presti sat at a podium in 2007 as he was introduced as the 11th general manager of the Seattle SuperSonics.

At just 30 years old, Presti was the youngest executive in the league, dubbed by some to be the "Billy Beane of basketball."

"I feel strongly the successful organizations in the NBA, sports, business in general, are driven philosophically. And I believe what separates them is culture and identity," Presti said in his introductory news conference. "Those are going to be two focuses as we build this thing for the long haul. You'll hear those things consistently, and it's not something to me that takes traction when you just talk about it, but it's something you have to live and has to kind of be threaded through each decision you make as an organization."

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