Oklahoma close in on play-offs

Russell Westbrook had 33 points, nine rebounds and seven assists as the Oklahoma City Thunder rallied from 20 points down to beat the Phoenix Suns 109-97 on Sunday.

D.J. Augustin scored 13 of his 19 points in the fourth quarter for the Thunder, who ended a four-game road skid. Steven Adams had 13 points and 16 rebounds, and Dion Waiters scored 18 points.
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Oklahoma City pulled away with a dominant final period and stayed 2 1/2 games ahead of New Orleans for the eighth and final playoff spot in the West.
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Markieff Morris scored 24 points for the Suns, who dropped four games behind Oklahoma City.
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In other games, Brooklyn topped the Los Angeles Lakers 107-99 to move a half-game ahead of Boston and Indiana for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, Houston defeated Washington 99-91 to move past Memphis into the second spot in the West, and the Los Angeles Clippers beat Boston 119-106 for their seventh consecutive win.
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In New York, Brook Lopez had 30 points and 11 rebounds to help the??Nets get their third straight victory.
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Joe Johnson added 18 points, eight rebounds and seven assists for the Nets, who won for the fifth time in six games to give themselves a chance at a third straight postseason berth after an underwhelming first half of the season.
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Houston’s James Harden had 24 points and Corey Brewer scored 15 as the Houston Rockets won their fourth in a row. Rockets center Dwight Howard had 11 points and 10 rebounds in 19 minutes in his third game back from a right knee injury.
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The Wizards are fifth in the Eastern Conference and could have guaranteed themselves a place in the postseason with a victory.
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The Clippers were led by J.J. Redick, who scored 27 points, and Chris Paul, who had 21 points and 10 assists. The Clippers jumped out to a 68-47 halftime lead and pushed the advantage to 35 points midway through the third quarter.
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Memphis, meanwhile, lost its third straight game, falling to San Antonio 103-89.
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Kawhi Leonard had 25 points and 10 rebounds as the Spurs won for the 13th time in 16 games to remain sixth in the Western Conference.
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Zach Randolph had 20 points and 13 rebounds for the Grizzlies.
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LeBron James scored 20 points and Kyrie Irving added 17 as Cleveland hung on to beat lowly Philadelphia 87-86.
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The Cavaliers earned their 16th straight home win despite being held scoreless in the final 4:04.
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In New Orleans, Anthony Davis had 28 points and nine rebounds to power the Pelicans to a 110-88 victory over Minnesota.
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C.J. Miles made a key 3-pointer with a minute left and finished with 28 points as Indiana beat Dallas 104-99, and Dwyane Wade scored 40 points a day after having fluid removed from his balky left knee as Miami topped Detroit 109-102.????

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