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Rockets deal Anthony, to be cut by Bulls

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MILWAUKEE (AP) Carmelo Anthony is going to Chicago, albeit only on paper.

Where he's going next remains unclear.

A person with direct knowledge of the matter said the Houston Rockets are trading Anthony and an undisclosed amount of cash to the Bulls in a deal that is expected to be completed Tuesday. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Monday because the trade still needs league approval.

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Thompson hits 1st 10 3s as Warriors roll

LOS ANGELES (AP) Klay Thompson set an NBA record by making his first 10 attempts from 3-point range, scoring 44 points as the Golden State Warriors beat the short-handed Los Angeles Lakers 130-111 on Monday night to match a season high with their eighth consecutive victory.

Thompson finished 10 of 11 from beyond the arc as the two-time defending champions won their seventh straight road game. The star guard had 23 points in the third quarter, connecting on seven 3s as the Warriors stretched their lead to 36 points. He finally missed from deep late in the period.

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Embiid leads 76ers to rout of Rockets

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Joel Embiid relished the chance to face James Harden, and wasn't going to let a little back tightness stop him.

Embiid had 32 points and 14 rebounds to lead the Philadelphia 76ers past fellow MVP contender Harden and the Houston Rockets 121-93 on Monday night.

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Bucks beat slumping Mavs, push run to 5

MILWAUKEE (AP) Giannis Antetokounmpo led the Bucks' offense as usual Monday, with a little help from Brook Lopez's blossoming long-range shooting.

On the other end of the floor, Lopez helped Milwaukee clamp down in a Martin Luther King Jr. Day matinee.

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Celtics topple Heat for 4th straight win

BOSTON (AP) Kyrie Irving moved closer to some elite Boston Celtics company with his latest double-double. It was his three driving baskets, though, that helped seal the victory.

Irving had 26 points and 10 assists, Al Horford added 16 points and 12 rebounds and the Celtics beat the Miami Heat 107-99 Monday night for their fourth straight win.

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Blazers end Jazz's 6-game winning streak

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Jusuf Nurkic had heard enough.

Rudy Gobert chirped after blocking his shot and Jae Crowder got in his face. But in the third quarter, Nurkic tuned out all that noise and put the Portland Trail Blazers in position to beat the Utah Jazz 109-104 on Monday night.

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George, Thunder extend Knicks' home woes

NEW YORK (AP) Paul George, Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder put this game away in a hurry.

The Thunder never trailed, bolting to a big lead and romping past the New York Knicks 127-109 on Monday.

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Bulls handle Cavs to end 10-game slide

CLEVELAND (AP) Somebody was bound to break a long skid Monday - Zach LaVine and the Chicago Bulls seized the opportunity.

LaVine scored 25 points and the Bulls broke a 10-game losing streak, beating the Cleveland Cavaliers 104-88 in a meeting of teams that began the day with the worst records in the NBA.

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Pelicans rout Grizzlies without Davis

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Jahlil Okafor stepped into the starting lineup for the injured Anthony Davis and had his best game of the season.

Okafor scored a season-high 20 points, matched a season best with 10 rebounds and added two blocks to help the balanced New Orleans Pelicans beat the reeling Memphis Grizzlies 105-85 on Monday.

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Russell has 31 as Nets win fourth in row

NEW YORK (AP) When D'Angelo Russell finished punishing the Kings with his offense in the third quarter, the Nets shut them down with their defense.

Add it up, and it made for one lopsided second half.

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