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What's at stake: Predictions, playoff scenarios, more

Winners and projections for every matchup, plus playoff scenarios, to get you through the weekend. Catch up on Week 15 here.

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Alisson's howler gifts Lingard equalizer

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Mané breaks the deadlock for Liverpool

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LeBron's triple-double powers Lakers to win

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LeBron: Lonzo and I love making plays for our teammates

LeBron James speaks with the media about Lonzo Ball and how both of them love making plays for their teammates and being reliable ball handlers.

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Lonzo records his first triple-double of the season

Lonzo Ball adds to LeBron James' triple-double with one of his own to lead the Lakers past the Hornets.

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Stephenson earns tech for air guitar celebration

Lance Stephenson pulls up for a 3-pointer and celebrates with an air guitar, but he's called for a taunting technical foul.

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Stephenson: 'The refs don't like my little air guitar celebration'

Lance Stephenson says his air guitar celebration was just "a little fun" and he was surprised to get a technical foul.

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LeBron: Lance shouldn't have gotten a tech for air guitar

LeBron James discusses Lance Stephenson getting a tech after his dunk celebration, saying he didn't deserve it because that's what he always does.

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Stephenson gets LeBron out of his seat with monster slam

Lance Stephenson catches air, flying to the hoop for a rim-rocking jam forcing an amped up LeBron James out of his seat.

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LeBron connects with Chandler for the oop

LeBron James takes control, slowing down the fast break and sending a nice lob up to Tyson Chandler to finish at the rim.

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LeBron lays it in with nifty assist from Lonzo

Lonzo Ball fires a pass over his shoulder to LeBron James who picks it up and lays it in for two.

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Lonzo splits two defenders for powerful jam

Lonzo Ball drives to the hoop and throws down a hammer slam against the Hornets in the second half.

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