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Mavs beat Thunder 135-131 despite Westbrook triple-double

Dallas Mavericks forward Chandler Parsons (25) shoots in front of Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kyle Singler (5) in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, April 1, 2015. Dallas won 135-131. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Dallas coach Rick Carlisle has been in the NBA as a player or coach for most of the past 30 years.

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Olynyk overcomes eye injury, leads Celts past Pacers 100-87

Boston Celtics center Kelly Olynyk sports a black eye incurred during pre-game warm-ups during the first half an NBA basketball game against the Indiana Pacers in Boston Wednesday, April 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

BOSTON (AP) — Kelly Olynyk stood against a wall in the middle of the locker room, looking more like he just left a boxing ring than a basketball court.

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Harden’s career-high 51 lead Rockets over Kings 115-111

Sacramento Kings' Jason Thompson, center is between Houston Rockets Terrence Jones, left, and James Harden chasing after a loose ball in the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, April 1, 2015, in Houston. The Rockets won 115-111. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden strengthened his case for the MVP award with a career-high 51 points, and the Houston Rockets squandered a huge early lead but held on for a 115-111 win over the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday night.

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Marvin Williams leads Hornets past Pistons 102-78

Charlotte Hornets' Al Jefferson (25) shoots over Detroit Pistons' Joel Anthony (50) and Caron Butler (31) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, April 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Marvin Williams says the Charlotte Hornets aren’t ready to concede a playoff spot.

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Nets edge Knicks on Lopez’s tip, tie for 7th place in East

Brooklyn Nets forward Thaddeus Young dunks during the first half of an NBA basketball game New York Knicks, Wednesday, April 1, 2015, at Madison Square Garden in New York.  (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

NEW YORK (AP) — Brook Lopez’s follow shot with 2 seconds left gave the Brooklyn Nets their fifth straight victory and a share of seventh place in the Eastern Conference, as they beat the New York Knicks 100-98 on Wednesday night.

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