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Lakers rally from 19 down to beat Bulls

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LOS ANGELES (AP) The Los Angeles Lakers' first half resembled many miserable stretches of the past four seasons. Although the Chicago Bulls have plenty of their own problems, they outworked, outshot and outsmarted the Lakers while taking a 14-point lead.

Coach Luke Walton reminded his young team that 14 points aren't much in the NBA, and the Lakers proceeded to stage a rally that suggested the future might not be so miserable after all.

Kyle Kuzma had 22 points, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 11 of his 21 in the fourth quarter and the Lakers roared back from a 19-point deficit in the second half for a 103-94 victory over the Bulls on Tuesday night.

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Cousins: I was ejected for fundamentals

METAIRIE, La. (AP) New Orleans center DeMarcus Cousins says he was protecting a rebound the way all big men are taught when he was ejected for a flagrant foul during a game against Oklahoma City.

Cousins was called for a flagrant-two foul when he raised his right elbow near Thunder guard Russell Westbrook's head during the third quarter of the Pelicans' 114-107 victory Monday night.

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Irving has 47, Celts' run 16 with OT win

DALLAS (AP) Double-digit deficits are becoming just a minor annoyance to the Boston Celtics as they continue their winning ways.

Kyrie Irving scored 10 of his season-high 47 points in overtime as the Celtics rallied from 13 points down in the fourth quarter to beat the Dallas Mavericks 110-102 on Monday night and extend their winning streak to 16 games.

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Allen says he was 'catfishing' victim

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Retired NBA star Ray Allen said he is a victim of "catfishing," and has asked a court to throw out a case where he is accused of stalking someone he met online.

Allen filed an emergency motion in Orange County, Florida, on Tuesday, one day after Bryant Coleman told the court he is being stalked by the 10-time All-Star and two-time NBA champion.

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Bucks reserve F Teletovic out 4 weeks

MILWAUKEE (AP) Injuries are thinning the Milwaukee Bucks' frontcourt as they begin a Western Conference road trip.

The team says forward Mirza Teletovic is expected to miss four weeks following arthroscopic surgery on Tuesday to repair cartilage in his left knee. He has missed the last six games.

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Cavs rout Pistons for fifth straight win

DETROIT (AP) An emphatic win over a first-place opponent had LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers talking confidently again.

"We haven't had a win like that in a very long time," James said. "That's what happens when we don't let up."

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Oladipo's 29 help Pacers push run to 4

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) It might have been Victor Oladipo's best all-around game at the arena where he played his first three NBA seasons.

Oladipo had 29 points, nine rebounds and seven steals to lead the Indiana Pacers to their fourth straight win, 105-97 over the Orlando Magic on Monday night.

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Blazers extend Grizzlies' slide to 5

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Portland is clamping down on defense and the effort is leading to recent success for the Trail Blazers.

The team has held seven of the last eight opponents under 100 points, including Memphis on Monday night as the Trail Blazers pulled away from the Grizzlies for a 100-92 win.

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Knicks end 10-game skid to sagging Clips

NEW YORK (AP) Things are going so poorly for the Clippers that they can't even beat the Knicks anymore.

Kristaps Porzingis scored 25 points and New York extended Los Angeles' losing streak to nine games with a 107-85 victory Monday night.

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76ers cruise past cold-shooting Jazz

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Joel Embiid was missing shots and upset with his play.

That all changed with a theatrical, crowd-pleasing and game-changing flop.

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