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Knicks eye 7th win in row, host Hornets

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Julius Randle has become a relatively new go-to player, and yet his contributions have made the New York Knicks a factor.

The Charlotte Hornets have relied on guard Terry Rozier, who has seen other players on the team emerge as clutch performers. But with the Charlotte roster hampered due to injuries, it's Rozier who's doing extra special work.

The Knicks put a six-game winning streak on the line when they take on Charlotte on Tuesday night in New York.

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Hawks host Magic seeking 9th win in 11

Two teams headed in different directions meet on Tuesday when the streaking Atlanta Hawks host the struggling Orlando Magic.

The Hawks defeated Indiana 129-117 on Sunday and have won eight of their last 10. They are 17-6 since interim coach Nate McMillan took over on March 1 and are closing in on their first playoff appearance since 2017.

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Curry scores 49 as Warriors beat Sixers

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Stephen Curry stripped off his No. 30 jersey and handed stuffed duffle bags full of memorabilia to a Delaware state trooper who stopped in full uniform to shoot hoops on the playground with neighborhood kids.

"That's Curry! That's Curry!" one kid yelled after Joshua Morris shot a long 3.

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Jokic has 47, Nuggets top Memphis in 2OT

DENVER (AP) Nikola Jokic scored 47 points, including a go-ahead 3-pointer late in the second overtime, and the Denver Nuggets rallied to beat the Memphis Grizzlies 139-137 on Monday night.

Jokic added 15 rebounds and eight assists, Will Barton scored 28 and Michael Porter Jr. 21 for the shorthanded Nuggets. Denver played without its top two point guards -- Jamal Murray, who has a torn ACL in his left knee and Monte Morris.

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Booker helps Suns edge Bucks in OT

MILWAUKEE (AP) Devin Booker said he knew he'd been fouled as he put up a shot in the final second of overtime. His coach agreed.

"I heard the slap," Phoenix Suns coach Monty Williams said. "I was just concerned as to when it happened. I wanted to make sure it happened before the buzzer went off."

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Vucevic, Bulls snap Celtics' 6-game run

BOSTON (AP) The Bulls have a difficult road to travel if they want to secure a spot in the playoffs.

But they feel like replicating their defensive effort from the past two games might be the thing that helps them get there.

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Jazz avenge loss with win over Lakers

LOS ANGELES (AP) Jordan Clarkson scored 22 points, Joe Ingles added 21 with five 3-pointers and the Utah Jazz beat the Los Angeles Lakers 111-97 Monday night, splitting their series with the defending NBA champs.

Bojan Bogdanovic scored 19 points as NBA-leading Utah avenged the Lakers' 127-115 overtime victory on Saturday night. The Jazz rested Rudy Gobert, Mike Conley Jr. and Derrick Favors in the first game on the second night of a back-to-back set, but all three returned for the rematch at Staples Center.

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Stevens: 'Never offered' Indiana job

BOSTON (AP) Brad Stevens says he wasn't close to leaving the Boston Celtics for the coaching job at Indiana University.

In fact, he says he never received an offer.

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Wizards beat Thunder for 5th win in row

WASHINGTON (AP) Bradley Beal scored 30 points, Davis Bertans made six 3-pointers in his return from paternity leave, and the Washington Wizards beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 119-107 on Monday night.

Bertans, who missed the previous two games while his wife gave birth to a son, finished with 21 points while making half of his dozen 3-point attempts. The Wizards have won five straight, matching a season high, and seven of eight to claw back into playoff contention in the Eastern Conference.

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Spurs take down short-handed Pacers

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Derrick White and Jakob Poeltl took advantage of their early mismatches by delivering a quick knockout punch and leading the San Antonio Spurs to a 109-94 victory over short-handed Indiana on Monday night.

White scored 16 of his 25 points in the first quarter, while Poeltl finished with 16 points and seven rebounds in the Spurs' second straight win.

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