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Blazers come from behind for 115-112 win over Thunder

A mark is visible on the right cheek of Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook where he was kneed in the face by teammate guard Andre Roberson in the final seconds of an NBA basketball game against the Portland Trail Blazers in Portland, Ore., Friday, Feb. 27, 2015.  Westbrook scored 40 points as the Trail Blazers won 115-112.  Westbrook would not talk with media afterward and his condition is unknown. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — After the Portland Trail Blazers overcame Russell Westbrook’s third straight triple-double, Damian Lillard sensed his team was recapturing its form of earlier this season.

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Ellington’s big 4th quarter helps Lakers beat Bucks 101-93

Milwaukee Bucks center John Henson, left, tries to grab a rebound in front of Los Angeles Lakers forward Ed Davis during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — No matter that Wayne Ellington missed his first six shots through three quarters.

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Cavaliers will face Pacers without James, Irving

Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James, front, drives past Golden State Warriors’ David Lee during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — LeBron James couldn’t carry the Cavaliers on his sore back Friday night.

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Ajinca lifts Pelicans past Heat, 104-102

New Orleans Pelicans center Alexis Ajinca (42) shoots the go-ahead basket against Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside (21) in the final minute of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Friday, Feb. 27, 2015. The Pelicans won 104-102. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Alexis Ajinca’s recent form is inspiring so much confidence in the Pelicans that marquee players like Eric Gordon are looking for the 7-foot reserve with the game on the line.

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Jones has season-best 26 points as Rockets beat Nets 102-98

Houston Rockets' Terrence Jones (6) is fouled by Brooklyn Nets' Thaddeus Young as he shoots during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, in Houston. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

HOUSTON (AP) — Terrence Jones isn’t where he was before an extended absence because of a leg injury.

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