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Wade, James set to meet for final time

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The Miami Heat have won four of five for the first time this season and they'll try to stay on a roll when they visit the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on Monday.

The Heat (11-14) are coming off back-to-back double-digit road wins against the Phoenix Suns on Friday and the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday.

The Lakers (16-10) will also be playing their third game in four days after losing at the San Antonio Spurs on Friday and winning at the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday. Los Angeles has won five of its past six.

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Banged-up Nuggets sign veteran G Young

DENVER (AP) The banged-up Denver Nuggets have signed veteran guard Nick Young under the injury hardship relief exception granted by the NBA.

Young spent last season with Golden State, where he appeared in 80 games and averaged 7.3 points. He's also played for the Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers, Philadelphia and Washington over his 11-year career. Young was the 16th overall pick by the Wizards in 2007.

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Brogdon's late 3s lift Bucks by Raptors

TORONTO (AP) After playing a starring role down the stretch, Malcolm Brogdon called this Milwaukee's best performance of the season.

Brogdon hit tying and go-ahead 3-pointers in the final 67 seconds and the Bucks held on to beat Toronto Raptors 104-99 on Sunday night.

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Holiday's 37 help Pelicans down Pistons

DETROIT (AP) Alvin Gentry knew he needed Anthony Davis.

The New Orleans Pelicans coach didn't get his star at 100 percent. It was still enough.

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DeRozan, Gay lead Spurs past Jazz

SAN ANTONIO (AP) The San Antonio Spurs are starting to feel better about their play, which is a welcome sign for the former defensive stalwarts following a series of blowout losses.

DeMar DeRozan had 26 points and eight assists and Rudy Gay added 23 points and 15 rebounds to lead the Spurs to a 110-97 victory over the Utah Jazz on Sunday night.

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Walker, Lamb key Hornets' rout of Knicks

NEW YORK (AP) The Charlotte Hornets got off to a strong start and cruised to an easy win.

Kemba Walker scored 25 points and Jeremy Lamb added 19 as Charlotte beat the New York Knicks 119-107 on Sunday night in a game it never trailed.

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Warriors named SI's Sportsperson of Year

The three-time NBA champion Golden State Warriors are the fourth team to be honored as Sports Illustrated's Sportsperson of the Year .

The Warriors join the 1980 U.S. hockey team, the 1999 U.S. Women's World Cup soccer squad and the 2004 Boston Red Sox as the other team honorees.

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Celtics beat Bulls by 56 for largest win

CHICAGO (AP) The Boston Celtics turned in a record-setting performance in their steady climb in the Eastern Conference.

Jaylen Brown scored 23 points off the bench, Daniel Theis added a career-high 22 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, and the Celtics routed the Chicago Bulls 133-77 on Saturday night for their fifth straight win.

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Mavs rally by Rockets, home streak now 9

DALLAS (AP) Luka Doncic started with a routine 3-pointer from the corner.

Then the Dallas rookie skipped back several feet behind the arc to hit one over Houston center Clint Capela, followed by a floater in the lane for a tie.

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Blazers down Wolves with last-minute 3s

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Damian Lillard was waiting all night for just the right moment.

Lillard and CJ McCollum each hit 3-pointers in the final minute to give the Portland Trail Blazers a 113-105 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday night.

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