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Michael C. Wright ESPN Staff Writer 

The Spurs lead 47-42 at half over the Clippers. San Antonio's bigs are ballin. LaMarcus Aldridge and Dewayne Dedmon have 7 rebounds apiece. Pau Gasol is 3 of 3 from deep for 9 points.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Jimmy Butler, on taking the big shots late: "I know I better make those bad babies if they're keep putting the ball in my hands. That's how I think. I think every shot that I shoot is going to go in. In that situation, when coach [Hoiberg] is over there saying, "We don't need a 3, we can take a two. Yeah, ok." Everybody was like 'Let's go. Shoot it. Score it.' That's building up on confidence I already have."

Michael C. Wright ESPN Staff Writer 

At the end of 1, the Spurs lead 18-13. Kawhi Leonard leads the way with 6 points followed by LaMarcus Aldridge with 5. The Spurs' 8 turnovers are the most they've had in a quarter this season. But they held LAC to 13 points their season low in a quarter at home.

Michael C. Wright ESPN Staff Writer 

Happy birthday to Chuck the Condor. Lots of mascots showed up to celebrate.

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Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Strange game. Bulls win 128-121 in OT. Bulls were down 11 with 4:31 left in regulation. Butler and Wade struggled early but closed very well late. Butler went 5-for-8 in the fourth quarter and OT.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Raptors 107, Celtics 97: The race for the No. 2 seed in the East just got more interesting as the Kyle Lowry-less Raptors received a career-high 43 points from DeMar DeRozan while rallying from 17-point first-half deficit. New additions Serge Ibaka (15 points, 7 rebounds) and P.J. Tucker (9 points, 10 rebounds) aided Toronto's comeback. Isaiah Thomas with a quiet 20 points.

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Westbrook flirted with a 20-20-20 night, but finished with *just* 17-18-17 in 35 minutes. The new guys, Taj Gibson and Doug McDermott, looked pretty comfortable in their debuts, putting up 20 combined. Andre Roberson added a career-high 19 as OKC beat the Lakers 110-93.

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

After trading for Nerlens Noel, Dallas is poised to make two more roster additions. ESPN sources say that the Mavericks will make two call-ups from the NBA D-League this weekend, signing former Celtics swingman Ben Bentil and ex-Duke guard Quinn Cook to 10-day contracts. Both players are expected to join the team in time for practice Sunday.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Gar/Pax made it clear after dealing Gibson and McDermott that they wanted Denzel Valentine to get more minutes. Valentine has responded by going 5-for-7 from the field and scoring 15 points in 20 minutes.