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Warriors survive Griffin's 40, run at 10

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LOS ANGELES (AP) Stephen Curry snaked through the paint, came out near his bench, dribbled behind his back and faked Chris Paul to the floor on a jumper from the left corner, drawing oohs from the crowd.

That was just the first of several moves the Golden State Warriors put on the Los Angeles Clippers in rallying for their 10th straight victory, 110-106 Tuesday night. Curry finished with 27 points and Klay Thompson added 25.

"I knew he was trailing and I thought I could make a move toward the basket and get some creativity in between," Curry said. "As soon as I saw him kind of go down, I knew I had to shoot it and just see what happened. You kind of get a little adrenaline rush because those are kind of cool moments. Thankfully, the shot went in. I didn't see the bench's reaction, but they said everybody was going crazy."

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Spurs roll past Heat to close 12-3 month

MIAMI (AP) Something about the Miami Heat brings out the best in Kawhi Leonard.

And with the playoffs looming, the NBA champions might be peaking.

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Surging Nets beat Pacers to reclaim 8th

NEW YORK (AP) Lionel Hollins was surprised how quickly his team built a big lead. His players were proud of how they regrouped after blowing it.

Big games in Brooklyn were big disappointments for the home team earlier this season, but the Nets believe they are a different team now - potentially a playoff one.

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Drummond leads Pistons past Hawks 105-95

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) The Detroit Pistons played without Greg Monroe again on Tuesday night, and their top two point guards were limited.

They still found a way to beat the top team in the Eastern Conference.

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Durant has successful bone graft surgery

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Thunder star Kevin Durant had bone graft surgery Tuesday for a fracture in his right foot, and the team expects he'll return to basketball activities in four to six months.

The Thunder said in a statement that Durant had surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, with team medical personnel present.

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Stephenson: I'm happy I joined Hornets

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Lance Stephenson doesn't regret his decision to sign with the Charlotte Hornets as a free agent, even though this season has been a huge struggle for the five-year NBA veteran.

The Hornets gave Stephenson a three-year, $27 million deal this past offseason expecting him to bring a boost with his playoff experience.

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James honored with award in hometown

AKRON, Ohio (AP) LeBron James may not add another NBA MVP trophy to his collection this year.

He's got an award, though, that just might mean a little more.

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Bulls PG Rose takes contact in practice

CHICAGO (AP) Bulls star Derrick Rose took contact in practice Monday for the first time since undergoing right knee surgery late last month.

The Bulls hope to get the former MVP point guard back for a playoff run. He had a minor procedure on Feb. 27 and was expected to miss four to six weeks.

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DeRozan's 42 lift Raptors past Rockets

TORONTO (AP) DeMar DeRozan and James Harden have been battling on the basketball court for more than a decade.

It's hard to imagine any of their previous encounters was as entertaining as this one.

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Grizzlies end slide, return to 2nd spot

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) The Memphis Grizzlies were delighted to snap out of their recent losing spell, no matter what opponent they dispatched.

Mike Conley scored 18 points, Jeff Green added 16 and the Grizzlies ended their three-game skid with a 97-83 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Monday night.

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