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Irving, Brown help Celtics' run reach 15

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(TSX / STATS) -- ATLANTA -- Boston forward Jaylen Brown was able to put aside his personal heartbreak for another night and helped the Celtics extend their winning streak to 15 games.

It has been a rough week for the Atlanta-area native. He learned Wednesday night that his childhood best friend had died and responded with 22 points in a win over Golden State.

Brown flew home on Friday to be with his family and came out Saturday to score a career-high 27 points and lead the Celtics to a 110-99 win over the Atlanta Hawks.

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Down 22 at half, Warriors rally by 76ers

(TSX / STATS) -- PHILADELPHIA -- Steph Curry scored 35 points, Kevin Durant added 27 and the Golden State Warriors rallied from a 22-point halftime deficit for a 124-116 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday night at the Wells Fargo Center.

Curry responded in a big way after a nine-point performance two nights earlier in a road loss at Boston. Curry shot 11 of 22 and hit all nine of his free throws.

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Hornets snap skid, extend Clippers' to 8

(TSX / STATS) -- CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Charlotte Hornets were desperate to snap a six-game losing streak, and their desperation showed on Saturday night.

The Hornets clearly outworked the reeling Los Angeles Clippers, and the result was a 102-87 victory at the Spectrum Center.

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Hood has 31, Jazz rip Magic to end slide

(TSX / STATS) -- ORLANDO, Fla. -- Utah guard Rodney Hood does not want to be a starter. He just wants to be a star.

Hood played his reserve role to perfection Saturday night, scoring a season-high 31 points and hitting seven 3-pointers to lead his Jazz to a dominating, 125-85 victory over the Orlando Magic on Saturday night.

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Spurs storm back from 23 down, top OKC

(TSX / STATS) -- SAN ANTONIO -- In a game that shouldn't have gone down to the final minute, San Antonio's 104-101 victory over Oklahoma City on Friday was decided by inches.

The slight edge: a crucial shot and the height of the defender that the Spurs used to make difficult an inbounds pass in the final seconds that denied the Thunder a quality opportunity on their last-gasp possession.

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Davis concussed as Nuggets rout Pelicans

(TSX / STATS) -- DENVER -- New Orleans withstood a hot start by Denver, but it couldn't overcome a scorching second half without its star forward.

Jamal Murray scored 31 points, Gary Harris returned from missing two games with a sore right shoulder to score a season-high 22, and the Nuggets capitalized on the loss of Anthony Davis in a 146-114 win over the Pelicans on Friday night.

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Hawks' Taylor tears retina, out 1-2 wks.

(TSX / STATS) -- Atlanta Hawks guard Isaiah Taylor has been diagnosed with a retinal tear to his right eye and he is expected to be out one to two weeks, the team announced Saturday.

Taylor, 23, suffered the eye injury during Friday's practice and was examined at the Emory Eye Center in Atlanta.

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Grizzlies PG Conley out indefinitely

(TSX / STATS) -- Memphis Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley will be sidelined indefinitely due to soreness in his left heel and Achilles, the team announced Friday.

The team listed no timetable for Conley's return, and indicated an update would be provided in approximately two weeks.

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Pacers come from 22 down to beat Pistons

(TSX / STATS) -- INDIANAPOLIS -- Midway through the third quarter, the Indiana Pacers were seemingly buried in a 22-point hole to Detroit.

"We didn't give in, games like that it's easy to give in," Pacers guard Darren Collison said. "Everybody kept believing. I thought our bench did a great job of keeping us in the game. It was a good effort by everybody."

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Booker's 33 power Suns over Lakers

(TSX / STATS) -- LOS ANGELES -- Devin Booker is becoming a household name in the NBA, and Friday night the third-year shooting guard for the Phoenix Suns got comfortable in a hurry inside Staples Center.

Booker scored 22 of his 33 points in the first half and then helped the Suns hold on down the stretch for a 122-113 victory against the Los Angeles Lakers.

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