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NBA capsules: Kyrie Irving helps Celtics past Wizards 130-125 in overtime

UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 12, 2018, 10:30 p.m.

Kyrie Irving scored Boston’s last 12 points, including back-to-back 3-pointers in the final 40 seconds of overtime to outduel John Wall in a point-guard showdown, and the Celtics extended their winning streak to seven games with a 130-125 victory over the Washington Wizards on Wednesday night.

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NBA Capsules: Lakers rout Suns 120-96 for 3rd straight victory

UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 2, 2018, 8:01 p.m.

Kyle Kuzma scored 23 points and LeBron James had 22 before both sat out the fourth quarter of the Los Angeles Lakers’ third home victory in four days, 120-96 over the Phoenix Suns on Sunday. Brandon Ingram scored 15 points and JaVale McGee had 14 points and eight rebounds in three quarters of work for the Lakers. They have won 12 of 16 since their 2-5 start to James’ first season on the West Coast. Michael Beasley scored a season-high 14 points as the Lakers fell behind by 17 points in the first quarter, yet still made easy work of last-place Phoenix.
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NBA capsules: Jimmy Butler hits another winning 3 as Sixers rally past Nets

UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 25, 2018, 10:17 p.m.

Jimmy Butler made a 3-pointer with 2.3 seconds remaining to give the Philadelphia 76ers a 127-125 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday. Butler’s shot from the right wing, similar to the one that beat Charlotte in overtime on Nov. 17, capped Philadelphia’s rally from 20 points down in a game the Nets led nearly all the way.
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NBA Capsules: LeBron James scores 51 points, Lakers beat Heat

LeBron James scored 51 points against his former club and the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Miami Heat 113-97 on Sunday night. James had 19 points in the first quarter to help the Lakers open a big lead. The 51 points were a season high for James, and the most he’s scored against Miami; he had 47 against the Heat twice. His last shot was a 32-footer with 16 seconds left, capping the 13th 50-point game of his career – including playoffs – and he threw the ball skyward at midcourt when time expired.
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Nuggets add Sue Bird to front office staff

WNBA champion Sue Bird is joining the Denver Nuggets’ front office while continuing her own professional basketball playing career. Nuggets president of basketball operations Tim Connelly says Bird’s new title is basketball operations associate. Bird recently completed her 16th season in the WNBA with her third championship, all with the Seattle Storm.