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Davis has 38 in win over Durant-less OKC

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Kevin Durant didn't play for the Thunder on Sunday, but it seemed like he showed up in a different uniform.

Anthony Davis put in a Durant-like effort, scoring 38 efficient points to lead the New Orleans Pelicans to a 101-99 victory over Oklahoma City.

It was the third-highest point total of Davis' career, and like Durant, his points piled up quickly and seemed effortless. He made 16 of 22 shots and had 12 rebounds while doing a little bit of everything. Like Durant, he scored inside and outside, put the ball on the floor and showed incredible grace for a nearly 7-foot player.

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Cavs shoot 61 percent, roll past Memphis

CLEVELAND (AP) LeBron James and Kyrie Irving stepped aside and let one of their teammates polish off an opponent.

On Sunday, Dion Waiters finished Memphis.

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Suns end Wizards' run at 6, end trip 3-0

WASHINGTON (AP) Phoenix Suns coach Jeff Hornacek got the killer instinct he was looking for.

The Suns scored nine straight points late in the game to beat Washington 104-92 on Sunday night, completing a perfect three-game trip and ending the Wizards' winning streak at six games.

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Raptors extend run to 6, down Knicks

TORONTO (AP) The Raptors put a winning punctuation mark on a stretch of games against struggling opponents.

Their next six contests will provide a significantly greater challenge.

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Wade-less Heat beat Celts, end skid at 5

MIAMI (AP) Finding out shortly before the game that Dwyane Wade would be sitting out with a bruised right knee could have sent the reeling Miami Heat into an even bigger tailspin.

Instead, it proved inspiring.

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Nuggets F Gallinari to have knee surgery

DENVER (AP) Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari has a torn meniscus in his right knee and is expected to soon undergo surgery.

The team has yet to announce a timetable for his return.

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Cousins has 29 and 14, Kings snap slide

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) The Sacramento Kings finally found the right remedy to end a monthlong bout of bad news: a healthy DeMarcus Cousins and a struggling Kobe Bryant.

Cousins had 29 points and 14 rebounds in his second start since returning from a serious illness, and the Kings snapped a five-game losing streak with a 108-101 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday.

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Plumlee scores 10 in 4th as Nets hold on

NEW YORK (AP) The Brooklyn Nets had an easy time in their first game this season without Deron Williams - until the last few seconds.

Mason Plumlee scored 10 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter and Brooklyn held off a late rally for a 110-105 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Sunday.

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Sixers rally, beat Magic for third win

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) The limited success the Philadelphia 76ers have experienced this season has all been on the road.

That continues to be the case.

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Miles, West help Pacers hold off Wolves

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Indiana Pacers walked into Target Center with heavy legs Sunday night, playing the second game of a tough back-to-back that started in Denver the night before.

The young Minnesota Timberwolves were the ones who really looked tired to start, and the Pacers took advantage of open shot after open shot to build a big lead and hold on for the win.

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