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The Bulls magical run on national TV continues

The Bulls defeated the Warriors 94-87 to run their winning streak on TNT’s Thursday night games up to 18. Even more unbelievably, they handed Golden State their first back-to-back loss in 146 regular season games. The first game of Kevin Durant’s absence will undoubtedly be the big story in Golden State’s locker room, but the Bulls earned an impressive victory over a far more talented team.

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The Phoenix Suns’ offense caught fire in the first half, but didn’t get the memo that they were supposed to cool off in the second.

The Suns beat the Charlotte Hornets 120-103 behind a 59% shooting performance, their best of the season. Six Suns players scored in double figures and they had 30 assists, their second time reaching that mark this season.

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Rockets start off March on the right foot.

The Rockets bounced back from their loss Monday night to beat the Clippers 122-103 on national television in LA Wednesday night.

The win clinches the season series against Los Angeles, and Houston did it in convincing fashion. Despite trailing after the first quarter, the Rockets claimed the lead in the middle of the second and never looked back.

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The Spurs shook off the Rodeo stench to win a thriller against the Pacers.

Playing in their first home game in a month, the Spurs looked lost in unfamiliar territory for much of the night. Without Tony Parker (sore quad), the offense was often stagnant and directionless, but aided by 18 points apiece from Pau Gasol and David Lee off the bench, Kawhi Leonard put on an MVP performance in the fourth quarter to lead the Spurs to a last-second victory over the Indiana Pacers.

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On the front end of a back-to-back, the Nuggets used a third quarter push to cruise to a 125-107 victory.

The Denver Nuggets cruised to a victory on the road, 125-107 over the Chicago Bulls. Nikola Jokic had a triple-double with 19 points, 16 rebounds, and 10 assists. Danilo Gallinari and Wilson Chandler both cracked 20 points efficiently, and seven Nuggets finished in double figures. They held Jimmy Butler to just 8 points on 3/13 shooting, truly a great game all-around.

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Westbrook scores 12 with 2:05 remaining as OKC overcomes division-leading Utah

After nearly squandering a franchise-best opening-half perimeter display, Russell Westbrook again ascended as the Oklahoma City Thunder rebuked a determined Utah Jazz squad, 109-106.

Westbrook netted 12 points points as 2:05 remained, while collecting his 30th triple-double of the season (43 points, 11 rebounds, 10 assists) to punctuate OKC’s second-consecutive win vs. division-leading Utah.

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John Wall matched his career-high with 19 assists as the Wizards broke out of their post All-Star game funk with one of their best wins of the season. All five Wizards starters finished in double-figures tonight led by Bradley Beal with 25 and Markieff Morris with 22 as the Wizards closed out the Warriors 112-108.

There was a ton of hype leading up to this one and rightfully so. The Wizards waited until Golden State was in town before turning in their best first quarter of the season. Unfortunately, Kevin Durant injured his knee at the 10:27 mark of the first quarter and would be sidelined the rest of the game.

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The Cavaliers held off several surges from the Bucks to get the win Monday.

The Cavaliers held off a pesky Bucks squad Monday night, as they captured a 102-95 win at home.

Just as they had all night, the Bucks hung around in the fourth quarter. After a Derrick Williams dunk set up by LeBron James, John Henson responded with a tough finish near the rim to make it 83-81. An Iman Shumpert triple from the corner made it 86-81, but once again Milwaukee closed the gap to one possession with another Henson bucket.

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A fun night in Dallas ends with a statement victory for the young core now in place.

The Dallas Mavericks hosted the Miami Heat Monday night, and after stumbling out of the gate, the home team rebounded to take control of things for most of the second and third quarters. When the Heat surged in front late, the youthful Mavs had the answer once more, storming ahead in the final two minutes to claim the “W”.

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