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Jones, Pelicans overcome pitiful loss by beating Cavaliers

Terrence Jones had 36 points and 11 rebounds in leading the Pelicans past the Cavs, just three days after being blown out by the bottom-feeding Nets.

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Westbrook up to his triple-double tricks again in win (0:40)
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Waiters sinks game winner over Warriors (0:55)
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Marty Smith gets to the bottom of Steph's jumper (3:23)
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Noah knows his missed free throw is ugly (0:22)
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Greek Freak throws down the hammer and a shimmy in win (0:53)
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Monday a night of upsets in the NBA (1:00)
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Pachulia stiff-arms Babbitt (0:54)
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On this date: Thompson's 37-point quarter (1:36)
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4dTom Haberstroh

The NBA season is over ... (no, really!)

Now that we're at the midpoint of the season, are you hoping your struggling team can play its way into the playoffs? Well, we have some bad news: Set your alarm for mid-April, because the standings rarely change after Jan. 20. Sorry, Knicks fans!

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Westbrook nails game-winner over Jazz

Tied at 95 with under 10 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter, Russell Westbrook pulls up and hits a jumper to give the Thunder the lead with 1.4 seconds left.

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Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer 

Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony on them pulling out a close victory after several close losses

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ESPN Stats and Information  

Russell Westbrook is averaging more rebounds per game (10.6) this season than Karl Malone (10.1) did in his career, and nearly as many assists per game this season (10.4) as John Stockton (10.5) did in his career.

Dave Tuley ESPN Staff Writer 

ViewFromVegas of NBA on Monday night: underdogs 8-1 SU and ATS... Heat 105, Warriors 102...Miami +11.5 and +550 on money line Clippers 115, Hawks 105...L.A. +7.5 and +270 on ML Wizards 109, Hornets 99...Washington +6 and +210 on ML Kings 109, Pistons 104...Sacramento +7 and +250 on ML Spurs 112, Nets 86...San Antonio -8.5...hey, chalk bettors had to cash at least one game Pelicans 124, Cavaliers 122...New Orleans +10 and +425 on ML Bucks 127, Rockets 124...Milwaukee +5 and +185 on ML Knicks 109, Pacers 103...New York +5.5 and +190 on ML Thunder 97, Jazz 95...Oklahoma City +5 and +175 on ML Again...that's nine NBA games tonight with the underdogs not only covering the spread in eight of them but pulling eight outright upsets!

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Russell Westbrook picks up his 22nd triple-double of the season, and 59th of his career tying Larry Bird for fifth all-time -- 38 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists as the Thunder beat the Jazz, 97-95. Oh, and he also hit the game-winner with 1.4 seconds left.

Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer 

Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek after winning a close game: "You lose another one like that guys probably want to quit, call it a year probably."

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The Knicks win snapped a 12-game road losing streak to the Pacers (including playoffs). Their last road win was March 17, 2012

Zach Lowe @ZachLowe_NBA

Sorry, can't post video of the Westbrook dunk attempt. Internet is a little slow tonight on Waiters Island.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Confidence-boosting win for Knicks to finally come through in a tight game. After their previous 3 losses came by a total of 6 points, Knicks hold on in Indiana with a 109-103 win. Carmelo Anthony helped the Knicks close the game out, scoring 5 of his 26 points in the last 1:07. Knicks improve to 12-14 in games that are within 5 points in the last 5 minutes.