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Mavs, 4-time All-Star Walker near deal

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The Dallas Mavericks are close to a deal with four-time All-Star guard Kemba Walker, a person with knowledge of the agreement told The Associated Press on Monday.

Walker's career has been on hold because of knee injuries, but the 32-year-old could give superstar Luka Doncic some much-needed backcourt help for the struggling Mavericks.

The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the deal isn't finalized and is pending a physical. The deal was first reported on Substack by longtime NBA reporter Marc Stein.

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Zubac has 31-29 as Clippers down Pacers

LOS ANGELES (AP) Ivica Zubac had the best game of his six-year NBA career on Sunday afternoon. Yet, the Los Angeles Clippers center was frustrated after picking up his sixth foul late in the fourth quarter.

It's understandable, considering Zubac was one rebound away from having the fourth 30-point, 30-rebound game in the NBA since 1981.

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Morant's 27-14-10 get Memphis by Knicks

NEW YORK (AP) After Ja Morant's triple-double at Madison Square Garden on Sunday night, his father asked for his jersey.

One problem: The Grizzlies star planned to give it to Knicks veteran Derrick Rose.

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Celtics hold off Wizards with Tatum out

BOSTON (AP) Marcus Smart laughs when he thinks about how far Jaylen Brown has come since he was a rookie.

There were moments during that 2016 season when he remembers a 19-year-old Brown at times recklessly driving 1-on-5 and throwing up wild shots at the rim.

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Allen's hot start helps Bucks best Mavs

MILWAUKEE (AP) Grayson Allen's sizzling start for Milwaukee meant the Dallas Mavericks couldn't stop their recent cold spell.

Allen went 7 of 7 from 3-point range in the game's first 17 1/2 minutes, and the Bucks never trailed in a 124-115 victory Sunday night that sent the Mavericks to their fourth straight loss.

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Durant, Curry propel Nets past Blazers

NEW YORK (AP) Kevin Durant scored 31 points, Seth Curry added a season-high 29 off the bench and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Portland Trail Blazers 111-94 on Sunday.

Curry was 7 for 10 on 3-pointers and had his highest point total with the Nets and the most by a Brooklyn reserve this season.

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Warriors dominant in win over Wolves

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Stephen Curry had 25 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists, Jordan Poole pitched in 24 points off the bench and the Golden State Warriors used a 47-point first quarter to spark a 137-114 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday.

Draymond Green had his first double-double of the season with 19 points and 11 assists for the Warriors. They have won five of their last six games since a team meeting Green facilitated in response to a sluggish start.

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Adebayo, Martin rally Heat past Hawks

ATLANTA (AP) Bam Adebayo scored 14 of his 32 points in the third quarter, Caleb Martin added 20 points and the Miami Heat snapped a seven-game road losing streak with a 106-98 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday night.

Tyler Herro had 11 points, 10 assists and 11 rebounds and Max Strus had 16 points for the Heat, who outscored Atlanta 34-21 in the third to take charge of the game. They went on a 10-2 run early in the period to make it 65-64 on Kyle Lowry's left wing 3, and Atlanta trailed the rest of the way. It was Miami's first lead since it was 3-2.

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Milton, Harris lead 76ers' rout of Magic

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Shake Milton had 29 points and seven assists, and the Philadelphia 76ers routed the Orlando Magic 133-103 on Sunday night.

Tobias Harris added 25 points for Philadelphia, which also beat the Magic 107-99 on Friday night. Danuel House Jr. scored 19 points, and fellow reserve Paul Reed had 12 points and 13 rebounds.

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Mitchell, Mobley lift Cavs over Pistons

DETROIT (AP) Donovan Mitchell scored 32 points, Evan Mobley added 20 and the Cleveland Cavaliers rallied late to beat the Detroit Pistons 102-94 on Sunday.

"He's really being aggressive," Mitchell said about Mobley. "He was the reason we stayed in the game for the first three quarters."

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