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Friday night game round-up: Boston Celtics stun the Golden State Warriors

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The streak is over. For the first time in 14 months, the Golden State Warriors lost a regular season encounter at home as the Boston Celtic's snapped their 45-game unbeaten run at the Oracle Arena. 

Stephen Curry had 29 points for the Warriors, but was sloppy throughout the night as he gave away nine turnover - the Dubs as a whole gave the ball up 22 times. He also missed a deep three with 5.2 seconds left, to tie the game. Draymond Green scored 16 and Klay Thompson just 15. 

Isaiah Thomas led the Celtics with 22 points and six assists as the Celtics won 109-106. He shot nine of 20 from the field, including a crucial layup in the dying moments. Evan Turner also had 21 points while Jared Sullinger had 20 and 12 rebounds.

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CAVALIERS 110, HAWKS 108 

The Cleveland Cavaliers notched their 54th win of the season and 23rd on the road as they beat the Atlanta Hawks in overtime. 

LeBron James continued his strong form with 29 points as he passed Oscar Robertson in 11th in the all-time scoring table. Kyrie Irving picked up eight from the free-throw line on his way to 20. Kevin Love had 15.

The Hawks, who remain winless in overtime this season, were led by Paul Millsap and Jeff Teague, who ended the night with 29 and 28 points respectively. Al Horford missed a game-winning buzzer-beater as he finished with 14.

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RAPTORS 99, GRIZZLIES 95

The Toronto Raptors remained 2.5 games back from the Cleveland Cavaliers with a win over fifth-placed Western Conference outfit the Memphis Grizzlies.

Unsurprisingly, DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry led the Raptors to victory as the backcourt duo combined for 49 points. Jonas Valanciunas had 11 and 14 assists. Norman Powell also had 14 points. 

Zach Randolph led the Grizzlies with 16 points off six of 18 from the field. Lance Stephenson, Xavier Munford, and Jordan Farmar all had 12 on the night. 

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HEAT 112, KINGS 106

The Miami Heat let a big lead slip in Sacramento but held on to come away from their encounter with the Kings with the win. 

Without Dwyane Wade, Gerald Green went for 30 points, shooting 57.9 percent from the field. Brit Luol Deng had 17 points and Goran Dragic had 18.

Darren Collison led the Kings, who were without DeMarcus Cousins, as he finished with 26 points. Seth Curry continued his good form with 21 points while Rajon Rondo record double-digit assists yet again to finish with 10. 

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Miami Heat v Atlanta Hawks

TIMBERWOLVES 85, JAZZ 98

The Utah Jazz continued their push for a playoff spot with their win over the Minnesota Timberwolves. 

Utah are now one game ahead of the Houston Rockets for the final berth after Gordon Hayward dropped 22 on 53.3 percent shooting. Trey Lyles had 18 points while backcourt duo Rodney Hood and Shelvin Mack combined for 33. 

Andrew Wiggins had a team-high 24 for the Timberwolves. Karl-Anthony Towns had a double-double of 17 points and 11 boards. Nemanja Bjelica dropped 15 off the bench.

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MAVERICKS 98, PISTONS 89

The Dallas Mavericks notched their third consecutive win to move on to a .500 record after this success over the Detroit Pistons. 

J.J. Barea shot 13 of 23 for the Mavericks, on his way to 29. Dirk Nowitzki had 19 on the night, and Zaza Pachulia pulled down 11 boards to go with his six points. 

Marcus Morris had a game-high 31 points for the home team. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Tobias Harris ended with 15 and 14 points respectively. 

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SIXERS 91, HORNETS 100

The Charlotte Hornets remained level with the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference with a win over the NBA's record-wise worst team. -

Kemba Walker dropped four buckets from deep as he finished with 27 points and 11 rebounds. Nicolas Batum had 19 points and Al Jefferson 13. 

Jerami Grant and Hollis Thompson led the Sixers with 17 points each. Carl Landry also had 16 for Philly, who are now 9-67 for the season.

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WIZARDS 106, SUNS 99

The Washington Wizards are 2.5 games back from the playoffs with six games left after this win over the Phoenix Suns. 

John Wall had 22 points and 10 assists for the Wizards. Former Sun Markieff Morris dropped 21 points. Bradley Beal also had 21. 

Mirza Teletovic had 24 points and 12 rebounds for Phoenix. Impressive rookie Devin Booker ended with 14 from six of 22 from the field. Tyson Chandler had 15 boards and 11 points.

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MAGIC 110, BUCKS 113

The Milwaukee Bucks moved level with the Orlando Magic in the Eastern Conference after this game between two teams who are building for next season. 

Giannis Antetokounmpo shot five of 13 from the field on his way to 18 points as he notched his fifth career triple-double, he also had 11 assists and rebounds. Jabari Parker had a game-high 26 points off 50 percent shooting.

Nikola Vucevic was the main man for the Magic off the bench as he finished with 22 points in 21 minutes. Victor Oladipo ended with 18 points, Elfrid Payton 10 assists, and Evan Fournier and Aaron Gordon 14 points each.

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NETS 91, KNICKS 105

In the battle of New York, the Knicks came out on top to level the four-game series at 2-2. 

Kristaps Porzingis sat out with a right shoulder strain as Langston Galloway came up big off the bench after his minutes were increased by Kurt Rambis. The sophomore guard had 18 points. Derrick Williams also had 16 and Carmelo Anthony 13.

Sean Kilpatrick led the Nets with 17 points on the night. On his birthday - along with his brother and opponent Robin - Brook Lopez bagged 16. Thomas Robinson had 14 points and 13 assists. 

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