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Ailing Wade, aching Heat find a way to beat Pistons, 109-102

CORRECTS DAY OF WEEK - Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade (3) leaps to score against the Detroit Pistons in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, March 29, 2015, in Miami. (AP Photo/Joe Skipper)

MIAMI (AP) — Dwyane Wade was playing a day after having fluid drained from his left knee. Udonis Haslem is dealing with a slew of injuries, including problems with both ankles. An already decimated Miami Heat roster had two more players scratched at halftime.

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Duke back in Final Four after 66-52 win over Gonzaga

Duke's Justise Winslow holds part of the net after a college basketball regional final game against Gonzaga in the NCAA Tournament Sunday, March 29, 2015, in Houston. Duke won 66-52 to advance to the Final Four. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

HOUSTON (AP) — Mike Krzyzewski is living in the moment with his youngest team ever, not thinking too much about the significance of his latest trip to the NCAA Final Four.

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Jackson helps Cubs blank Royals 7-0

Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Edwin Jackson works the first inning against the Kansas City Royals in a spring training baseball game  Sunday, March 29, 2015, in Surprise, Ariz.  (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Edwin Jackson arrived at the ballpark in time for a solid spring start with the Chicago Cubs.

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Clippers beat Celtics 119-106 for 7th straight win

Los Angeles Clippers' DeAndre Jordan (6) dunks over Boston Celtics' Evan Turner during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Sunday, March 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

BOSTON (AP) — J.J. Redick scored 27 points, Chris Paul had 21 points and 10 assists, and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Boston Celtics 119-106 on Sunday for their seventh consecutive win.

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James Harden’s 24 points help Rockets beat Wizards 99-91

Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard, right, hangs from the rim after dunking the ball in front of Washington Wizards center Kevin Seraphin (13), from France, in the second half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, March 29, 2015, in Washington. The Rockets won 99-91. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

WASHINGTON (AP) — For a team that entered the season with aspirations of winning 50 games and earning home-court advantage in the playoffs — the former now impossible, the likelihood of the latter fading quickly — John Wall’s Washington Wizards sure are slumping down the stretch.

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