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Mav­er­icks 107, Thun­der 97

OK­LA­HOMA CITY — Luka Don­cic had 29 points and 11 re­bounds, and the Dal­las Mav­er­icks beat the Ok­la­homa City Thun­der on a night that in­cluded sev­eral trib­utes to Kobe Bryant.

Thun­der guard Chris Paul sat out for per­sonal rea­sons a night af­ter Bryant, one of the NBA’s all-time greats, was killed in a he­li­copter crash in South­ern Cal­i­for­nia.

Cava­liers 115, Pis­tons 100

DETROIT — Kevin Love scored all 20 of his points in the first half and Cleve­land beat Detroit to snap a seven-game los­ing streak.

Love, an Olympic team­mate of Kobe Bryant’s who played col­lege bas­ket­ball in Los An­ge­les at UCLA, made six 3-point­ers be­fore half­time. It was the first game for ei­ther team since Bryant’s death Sun­day in a he­li­copter crash.

Heat 113, Magic 92

MIAMI — Bam Ade­bayo got his third triple-dou­ble of the sea­son in his last op­por­tu­nity to im­press East­ern Con­fer­ence All-Star vot­ers, Duncan Robin­son scored 21 points and Miami eased past Or­lando.

Ade­bayo fin­ished with 20 points, 10 re­bounds and 10 as­sists. He’s a can­di­date to be a re­serve se­lec­tion for the All-Star Game; coaches pick those teams, and their bal­lots are due at the NBA of­fice on Tues­day for an an­nounce­ment on Thurs­day.

Kings 133, Tim­ber­wolves 129, OT

MIN­NEAPO­LIS — Buddy Hield scored a ca­reer-high 42 points to help Sacra­mento rally from a 27-point deficit for an over­time vic­tory against skid­ding Min­nesota.

De’Aaron Fox scored 22 for the Kings, putting back the re­bound of his in­ten­tion­ally missed free throw as part of a 33-11 run over the fi­nal 5:42 of reg­u­la­tion.

Bulls 110, Spurs 109

CHICAGO — Zach LaVine scored 14 of his 23 points in the fourth quar­ter, in­clud­ing two clutch foul shots with 2.1 sec­onds left, and Chicago edged San An­to­nio.

LaVine won an en­ter­tain­ing duel with DeMar DeRozan af­ter the Bulls trailed by 10 head­ing into the fi­nal pe­riod. DeRozan tied it at 108 on a tough fade­away jumper with 8.6 sec­onds left, but LaVine re­sponded with two free throws af­ter he was fouled by Jakob Poetl on a drive to the bas­ket.

Rock­ets 126, Jazz 117

SALT LAKE CITY — Eric Gor­don scored a ca­reer-high 50 points to lead the short-handed Hous­ton Rock­ets to a vic­tory over the Utah Jazz de­spite play­ing with­out James Har­den and Rus­sell West­brook.

Danuel House Jr. added 21 points and 11 re­bounds, and Austin Rivers also had 21 points as Hous­ton handed the Jazz their first home loss since Dec. 9.

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