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Spurs expect DeRozan back for Clippers

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The San Antonio Spurs hope to be at or near full strength when they host the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday. The Clippers can't even hope to be that fortunate on the injury front.

The Spurs head home after sweeping a two-game road trip, in Dallas and Minneapolis, with the latest win a 116-113 nail-biter against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday.

Marco Belinelli canned a pair of crucial free throws with 4.2 seconds the play to cement the win while LaMarcus Aldridge poured in 25 points in a contest that was close throughout, with 27 lead changes and 17 ties through the middle of the fourth quarter.

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Pacers visit Hornets looking to stay hot

Two teams playing the second night of back-to-backs hope to keep a good thing going when the Charlotte Hornets visit the Indiana Pacers on Sunday night in Indianapolis.

The Hornets took advantage of the only home dates they will play in an 11-game stretch when they swept Sacramento and Phoenix over the past three days.

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Harden has 48, Rockets rally for OT win

HOUSTON (AP) James Harden was the star for the Houston Rockets as usual on Saturday night, but he and the team got a big boost from Eric Gordon in his second game back after recovering from a bruised knee.

Harden scored 48 points, Gordon added 30 and the Rockets overcame a 21-point deficit to beat the Los Angeles Lakers 138-134 in overtime.

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Pelicans star Davis may miss 2 weeks

NEW ORLEANS (AP) The New Orleans Pelicans say Anthony Davis has a sprained finger that is expected to sideline him up to two weeks.

The star forward hurt his left index finger during the fourth quarter of Friday night's 128-112 loss at Portland.

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George's late shot puts OKC over 76ers

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Russell Westbrook and Joel Embiid tangled once again.

Then Paul George stole the show.

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Green's 7 3s lead Raptors past Grizzlies

TORONTO (AP) Danny Green knocked down 3 after 3, and as he did, he heard something unusual: Toronto fans chanting his name.

Green had a season-high 24 points and set a franchise record for 3-pointers in a quarter with seven in the third, and the Raptors beat the Memphis Grizzlies 119-90 on Saturday night.

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Jokic has 19-12-11 as Nuggets rout Cavs

DENVER (AP) Nikola Jokic likes the way the Denver Nuggets have bounced back from their worst loss of the season.

Jokic had 19 points, 12 assists and 11 rebounds in his sixth triple-double this season, and the Nuggets beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 124-102 on Saturday night. Jamal Murray scored 26 points as Denver won for the third time in four games, though the lone blemish in that span was a 31-point loss to Golden State earlier this week.

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Wade has 14-10-7 in final hometown game

CHICAGO (AP) Dwyane Wade had a simple mission for his final game in his hometown.

Win.

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Hield hits 3 at horn, Kings top Pistons

DETROIT (AP) Buddy Hield beat the buzzer with a winning shot for the first time in his NBA career.

Hield made an off-balance, fadeaway 3-pointer just before time expired and scored 35 points in the Sacramento Kings' 103-101 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Saturday night.

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Irving, Celtics rally to beat Hawks

ATLANTA (AP) Kyrie Irving and the Boston Celtics found a way.

Not bad for the second part of back-to-back games.

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