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LOS ANGELES — Kevin Durant could become a free agent following the season, but it doesn’t sound as if he sees himself as a fit with LeBron James.

The Golden State Warriors star told Bleacher Report that it will be hard for the Los Angeles Lakers to sign players to be teammates of James because of the “toxic” environment that comes with the territory.

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LOS ANGELES: The short-handed Dallas Mavericks denied the Los Angeles Clippers a fifth straight NBA victory on Sunday (Monday in Manila), dropping the Clippers from first place in the Western Conference with a 114-110 win.

Harrison Barnes scored 30 points to lead the Mavericks, who were without star rookie Luka Doncic.

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The defense once again turned the tables on a weaker opponent.

The Oklahoma City Thunder defeated the Atlanta Hawks at home, 124-109. A game after shutting down the Cavaliers, OKC followed a similar blueprint tonight. After getting off to a slow (and sloppy) start, the Thunder used a huge 2nd quarter run, outscoring Atlanta 38-20, to build a 20 point halftime lead enabling them to glide to victory.

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Jimmy Butler hit the game-winning 3-pointer with 0.4 seconds remaining as the Philadelphia 76ers rallied for a wild 127-125 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday night in New York.

Butler, who was questionable to play due to a sprained left ankle, scored 18 of his 34 points in the fourth quarter and hit his second game-winner since joining Philadelphia in a trade from Minnesota on November 12.

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Kevin Durant’s 44 point explosion combined with Klay Thompson’s 31 points to survive a high-level Sacramento effort in Oakland

The shorthanded Golden State Warriors overcame a spirited effort from the young Sacramento Kings, 117-116, on a Klay Thompson game winner. The champs overcame weary legs on the second night of a back-to-back to defeat the hungry Kings in a battle that went to the final seconds.

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