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Magic 110, Bobcats 105 (OT)

Magic 110, Bobcats 105 (OT): Nikola Vucevic recorded 24 points and 23 rebounds while Jameer Nelson scored five of his 11 points in overtime as Orlando rallied to beat visiting Charlotte. Arron Afflalo contributed 17 points and Tobias Harris chipped in with 15 off the bench for the Magic, who trailed by as many as 16 in the first half. Reserve Victor Oladipo had 14 points and Kyle O’Quinn added 13 points and seven rebounds for Orlando, which posted its 1,000th win in franchise history.

Preview: Celtics at Raptors

The Toronto Raptors used a win over the Boston Celtics on Wednesday to inch ever closer to their first playoff appearance in six years. One more win will do the trick - and they'll look to accomplish that feat against those very same Celtics as the teams renew acquaintances Friday night in Toronto. Terrence Ross scored 24 points to lead the Raptors to a 99-90 victory in the opener of the back-to-back, a win that reduced Toronto's magic number for clinching a playoff spot to one.

Preview: Lakers at Bucks

The Los Angeles Lakers may be well on the outside of the Western Conference playoff race, but they showed the New York Knicks they can still lay a beatdown. The Lakers look to build on an impressive victory over New York as they visit the woeful Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday night. The Lakers reeled off an astounding 51 third-quarter points en route to a 127-96 thumping of the Knicks, and will now face a Bucks team that sits at the bottom of the NBA standings.

Short-handed Pelicans grind out win vs. Clippers

Short-handed Pelicans grind out win vs. Clippers NEW ORLEANS -- In a season of serial injuries, not even New Orleans Pelicans coach Monty Williams experienced a challenge close to this. Facing the Los Angeles Clippers, winners of 13 of their last 14 games and sporting the NBA's fourth-best record, the Pelicans had only nine players available to suit up, including just two true guards.

Suns hold off Wizards for fifth straight win

Suns hold off Wizards for fifth straight win WASHINGTON -- Anybody expecting the Phoenix Suns to wilt under the glare of a playoff race might want to stop those thoughts. Guard Goran Dragic scored 25 points and backcourt partner Eric Bledsoe had 23 as the Suns defeated the Washington Wizards 99-93 on Wednesday night for their fifth straight victory.

Bobcats 116, Nets 111 (OT)

Bobcats 116, Nets 111 (OT): Al Jefferson led the way with 35 points and 15 rebounds as Charlotte held off visiting Brooklyn. Kemba Walker added 20 points and 12 assists and Chris Douglas-Roberts hit the go-ahead 3-pointer in overtime and provided the dagger with a long jumper from the left side en route to 16 points as the Bobcats won for the second time in three games. Josh McRoberts scored 12 points but had a shot blocked in the final seconds of overtime that skipped out to Douglas-Roberts for the clinching shot.

Suns 102, Hawks 95

Suns 102, Hawks 95: Eric Bledsoe had 20 points and Goran Dragic added 19 as visiting Phoenix moved into a tie for eighth place in the Western Conference standings. Bledsoe was 3-for-3 from 3-point range to pace the Suns, who drew even with the idle Dallas Mavericks for the final West playoff spot. Channing Frye added 18 points, Markieff Morris contributed 17 and Gerald Green had 13.

Preview: Arkansas at California

Arkansas looks to avenge an earlier loss to California on Monday when the teams meet in Berkeley in the NIT's second round. Both teams opened tournament play in impressive fashion, with No. 2 seed California cruising to a 77-64 win over Utah Valley and third-seeded Arkansas routing Indiana State 91-71. The Golden Bears are hoping to have senior forward Richard Solomon, the Pac-12’s leading rebounder, back in the lineup after he missed the first-round game due to a concussion.

Suns ride fourth-quarter surge past Wolves

Suns ride fourth-quarter surge past Wolves MINNEAPOLIS -- While the Minnesota Timberwolves often are unable to protect double-digit leads, the Phoenix Suns are the opposite, finding ways to win despite falling into deficits. The Suns proved that talent again Sunday afternoon with a 127-120 victory at Target Center, where they overcame a 22-point, second-quarter deficit.

Tennessee 83, Mercer 63

Tennessee 83, Mercer 63: Josh Richardson scored a career-high 26 points and Jarnell Stokes collected 17 points and 18 rebounds as the Volunteers dominated the undersized Bears in NCAA tournament Midwest regional action in Raleigh, N.C.
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