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The Golden State Warriors blew a 17-point lead and fell in overtime 124-117 to the Minnesota Timberwolves as their chances of going 73-9 took a major hit. 

Shabazz Muhammad had a night to remember as he went for 35 points on 9-12 shooting from the field. Andrew Wiggins also had a huge game as he finished with 32 points on 11-19 field goal shooting. Karl-Anthony Towns had 20 points and 12 assists.

Stephen Curry shot 7-25 from the field and 4-14 from three on his way to 21 points, he also had 15 dimes. Andrew Bogut had 15 boards and 10 points while Klay Thompson had 28 points. 

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SPURS 88, UTAH 86

Tim Duncan recorded his 1,000th regular season win as the San Antonio Spurs moved to 65-12 for the season. 

Kawhi Leonard led the Spurs with 18 points in a low scoring game. LaMarcus Aldridge and Manu Ginobili had 14 a piece. Duncan finished with three points in his 23 minutes of action, all of them coming from the free-throw line.

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Rodney Hood had a game-high 23 points on 10-19 from the field. Shelvin Mack and Joe Ingles both ended the night with 13 for the Jazz. Rudy Gobert crashed the boards for 10 rebounds.

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CAVALIERS 109, BUCK 80

J.R. Smith had a hot shooting night for the Cleveland Cavaliers as they moved just two games away from ensuring top spot in the Eastern Conference. 

Smith became the single-season three-point leader in franchise history as he shot 7-11 from three on his way to 21. LeBron James had 17 points and nine assists on the night. Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving had 17 and 15 points respectively. 

Giannis Antetokounmpo came close to another triple-double for the Bucks as he ended the game with 22 points, 14 rebounds, and eight assists. Jabari Parker shot 7-19 from the field for his 19 points.  

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THUNDER 124, NUGGETS 102

Russell Westbrook made history as he recorded his 17th triple-double of the season to take the Oklahoma City Thunder to 54-24.

The point guard shot 4-9 from the field to finish with 13 points to go along with his 14 rebounds and 12 assists. Kevin Durant had a game-high 26 points on 8-14 field goal shooting.

Gary Harris had a team-high 17 points for the Denver Nuggets. Emmanuel Mudiay gave away five turnovers as he finished with 15 points. D.J. Augustin had the same tally.

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HORNETS 90, RAPTORS 96

The Toronto Raptors kept the Cleveland Cavaliers honest as they remained 3.5 games back after the win against the Charlotte Hornets. 

DeMar DeRozan had a game-high 26 points from 7-19 from the field, he also shot 11-12 from the charity stripe. Kyle Lowry dropped 21 while Jonas Valanciunas pulled down 12 boards to go with as many points. 

Kemba Walker shot just 25 percent from the field for the Hornets as he finished with 11. Jeremy Lin was the main scorer for the visitors as he ended the night with 21 on a rare start.

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LAKERS 81, CLIPPERS 103

Kobe Bryant's last game as a visitor at the Staples Center ended in familiar fashion as a difficult season for the L.A. Lakers continued. 

Chris Paul was the main man for the L.A. Clippers as he finished with 25 points and eight assists. Jeff Green dropped 21 off the bench and DeAndre Jordan had seven points and 14 rebounds. 

Bryant shot 2-12 from the field for his six points. Metta World Peace had a team-high 17 for the Lakers while D'Angelo Russell and Ryan Kelly had 12 each.

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PISTONS 89, HEAT 107

The Detroit Pistons suffered a loss to their Eastern Conference rivals but were able to hold on to their two-game lead over the Chicago Bulls in the race for eighth place.

Goran Dragic had a game-high 22 points for the Heat. Josh Richardson had 16 off the bench while Hassan Whiteside had 14 and 12 rebounds. 

Reggie Jackson shot 6-18 from the field on his way to 21 points. Tobias Harris also had 21 on 8-10. Andre Drummond finished the night with 13 rebounds and 12 points. 

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BLAZERS 115, KINGS 107

The Portland Trail Blazers moved a step closer to clinching a place in the playoffs as they advanced to 42-37 for the season after their win over the Sacramento Kings.

C.J McCollum shot 50 percent from deep on his way to 30 points. Damian Lillard has 22 points and eight assists for the Blazers. Maurice Harkless also had 20 to go with 16 rebounds. 

DeMarcus Cousins was hot for the Kings as he finished with 30 points on 11-21 from the field, he also had nine rebounds. Rajon Rondo recorded his sixth triple-double of the season as he had 27 points, 12 assists, and 10 rebounds.

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BULLS 92, GRIZZLIES 108

The Chicago Bulls missed the chance to close the gap on the Detroit Pistons as the Memphis Grizzlies made the two-game series level.

Zach Randolph's double-double led the Grizzlies as he ended the night with 27 points and 10 rebounds. Vince Carter had 17 points on 7-15 from the field. Matt Barnes had 16.

Nikola Mirotic had a team-high 20 points for the Bulls on a night where their backcourt duo struggled. Derrick Rose shot 5-15 from the field for his 12 while Jimmy Butler was just 2-8 for his five. 

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SUNS 90, HAWKS 103

The Phoenix Suns lost their seventh consecutive game as the Atlanta Hawks moved half a game ahead of the Boston Celtics for third in the Eastern Conference. 

Jeff Teague had a team-high 20 points for the Hawks, shooting 8-18. Paul Millsap had 17 rebounds and 13 points while Al Horford had 10 boards to go with his 16 points. 

Devin Booker was one shy of a career-best scoring night as he finished with 34 on 12-25 from the field. He also shot 4-9 from three and picked up six points at the charity stripe. Ronnie Price had 14 points.

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PELICANS 93, SIXERS 107

The Philadelphia 76ers moved into double-digit wins as Carl Landry ended with a game-high 22 points on 9-10 field goal shooting. Isaiah Canaan had 16 points but it was the bench who won the game as they combined for 59.

Dante Cunningham shot 7-9 for a team-high 19 points for the New Orleans Pelicans. Alexis Ajinca had 12 points and 10 boards and Luke Babbitt ended the night with 16 points. 

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