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Curry has 32, Warriors hold off Rockets

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HOUSTON (AP) Stephen Curry scored 32 points, Klay Thompson had 25 and the Golden State Warriors built a big lead early and held on for a 113-106 win over the Houston Rockets on Tuesday night.

The Warriors scored 37 points in the first quarter and never trailed on the way to their eighth straight victory and 60th this season.

Golden State led by eight after a pair of free throws by Curry with just over three minutes left. Patrick Beverley countered with a tip-in layup for Houston, then was fouled when he was knocked to the ground on a screen by Draymond Green seconds later.

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Banned Noah: Supplement choice backfired

GREENBURGH, N.Y. (AP) Joakim Noah was seeking help to overcome injuries that wrecked his first season in New York and turned to an over-the-counter supplement.

That decision "backfired," Noah said Tuesday.

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Schroder has 27 as Hawks snap skid at 7

ATLANTA (AP) Dennis Schroder hit consecutive 3-pointers to spark a 17-1 run that carried the Hawks to a 95-91 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday night, snapping a seven-game losing streak and boosting Atlanta's playoff hopes.

The Suns lost their ninth in a row in a matchup of teams with the two longest active losing streaks in the NBA.

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Bucks ride big 1st half to beat Hornets

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Tony Snell doesn't mind being the fourth option in the Milwaukee Bucks offense.

There are certain nights, like Tuesday, when it pays not to be the center of attention.

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Wolves edge Pacers on Rubio's 3 late FTs

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Ricky Rubio made three free throws with 3.4 seconds left to give the Minnesota Timberwolves a 115-114 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday night.

Minnesota snapped a season-high six-game losing streak by taking its only lead of the quarter. Rubio had 21 points and 10 assists, and Karl-Anthony Towns had 37 points and 12 rebounds.

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Whiteside, Heat beat Pistons at buzzer

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) Hassan Whiteside tipped in a shot at the buzzer to lift the Miami Heat over the Detroit Pistons 97-96 on Tuesday night.

Miami is a game up on Chicago for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference and 2 1/2 games ahead of Detroit.

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Saric leads short-handed 76ers past Nets

NEW YORK (AP) Dario Saric scored 23 points, Robert Covington had 21 points and 13 rebounds and the undermanned Philadelphia 76ers beat the Brooklyn Nets 106-101 on Tuesday night.

Rookie guard Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot had 17 points and nine boards for the 76ers, who dressed only nine players.

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Hawks hope to have Bazemore vs. 76ers

ATLANTA (AP) The slumping Atlanta Hawks are hopeful of getting back at least one of their injured players.

Barring a setback, guard Kent Bazemore should be able to play Wednesday when the Hawks begin a road trip at Philadelphia.

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James OK after hurting neck, Spurs roll

SAN ANTONIO (AP) The Cavaliers acknowledged having heavy legs, yet there is something far weightier on the minds of the defending NBA champions.

Cleveland is in the midst of one of its worst stretches this season and there is little time to fix it.

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Westbrook caps 14-0 OKC run to end game

DALLAS (AP) Russell Westbrook rescued Oklahoma City with a stunning rally and guaranteed the first losing record for Dallas in 17 full seasons under owner Mark Cuban.

Westbrook hit a pull-up jumper with seven seconds left and the Thunder erased a 13-point deficit in the final four minutes for a 92-91 victory over the Mavericks on Monday night.

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