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Harden, Durant star as Nets edge Bucks

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NEW YORK (AP) James Harden missed a jumper with a chance for the lead, tracked down the rebound and fired it out to a wide-open Kevin Durant.

Plays like that are why the Brooklyn Nets will be such tough opponents after reuniting the multi-time scoring champions. Even when teams stop one superstar, another might be there waiting.

"This is what they do. They wake up, come to the game and they score 30," Giannis Antetokounmpo said. "If you're not aggressive and you're not locked in against them, they're going to score 50."

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Wizards have 5th straight game postponed

MIAMI (AP) The Washington Wizards are now assured of going at least 11 days between games, after yet another postponement while the team deals with COVID-19 issues.

The Wizards' game that was scheduled to be played Wednesday in Charlotte is now off, the NBA said Monday. That is the 14th postponement since Jan. 10 - and no team has had more games called off than the Wizards.

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Bulls spoil Oladipo's Rockets debut

CHICAGO (AP) Zach LaVine scored 33 points, and the Chicago Bulls overcame a strong effort by Victor Oladipo in his Houston debut, beating the Rockets 125-120 on Monday night.

LaVine led seven Bulls players in double figures and added seven assists. He scored nine points in the closing minutes of the third to help send Chicago to the final quarter with a 93-86 lead.

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Heat rally from 19 down to top Pistons

MIAMI (AP) The Miami Heat eventually showed up to a game already behind schedule.

Bam Adebayo had 28 points and 11 rebounds and the short-handed Heat got their biggest comeback win of the season, rallying from 19 down to beat the Detroit Pistons 113-107 on Monday night to snap a three-game slide.

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Cavs to part ways with troubled Porter

CLEVELAND (AP) The Cavaliers went to extremes to help forward Kevin Porter Jr. He pushed them too far.

Cleveland has decided to move on from the troubled and talented player, a person familiar with his standing with the team told The Associated Press on Monday.

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Raptors beat Mavs for 3rd straight win

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Kyle Lowry flirted with a triple-double on Monday night and the Toronto Raptors shut down Dallas star Luka Doncic for a 116-93 victory.

Lowry had 23 points, nine rebounds and seven assists and Pascal Siakam scored 15 of his 19 points in the second half as the Raptors pulled away for their third straight victory. Chris Boucher added 21 points and OG Anunoby contributed 13 points, 11 rebounds and much of the defensive work against Doncic, along with Stanley Johnson.

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Morant leads Grizzlies over Suns

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Ja Morant had 17 points and 10 assists and took a key charge late as the Memphis Grizzlies won their fifth straight, beating the Phoenix Suns 108-104 on Monday.

Morant assisted on Grayson Allen's 3-pointer with 1:06 left to give Memphis a 101-98 lead, then scored on a drive with 30.8 seconds remaining. On the ensuing possession, Morant took a charge against Chris Paul to help maintain the Memphis lead.

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Nuggets' Porter likely out again vs. OKC

DENVER (AP) The struggling Denver Nuggets are expected to be without Michael Porter Jr. for a 10th straight game Tuesday night against Oklahoma City because of coronavirus protocols.

Coach Michael Malone said after practice Monday that Porter could join the team on their five-game trip that begins Friday in Phoenix.

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Aldridge, DeRozan help Spurs rip Blazers

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) LaMarcus Aldridge had 22 points, DeMar DeRozan had 20 points and 11 assists and the San Antonio Spurs defeated the Portland Trail Blazers 125-104 on Monday.

Rudy Gay and Patty Mills came off the bench for 21 points apiece as the Spurs reserves outscored Portland backups 59-24. Reserve center Jakob Poeltl added 11 points and seven rebounds, six of which came on the offensive glass.

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Barrett, Randle lead Knicks past Magic

NEW YORK (AP) Elfrid Payton's words at the podium Monday had to be sweet music to the ears of New York Knicks coaches and executives.

"We're not satisfied," Payton said after the Knicks' 91-84 victory over the Orlando Magic on Monday.

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