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Miami on the brink after Raptors defeat

The Miami Heat edged closer to elimination from the NBA playoffs for the second time in three seasons on Sunday after a 117-109 defeat to the Toronto Raptors.

Williamson wins Naismith Player of Year award

Duke University star Zion Williamson was honoured with the Naismith Trophy Player of the Year award on Sunday after a dazzling freshman season in college basketball that is likely to make him the top pick in the NBA draft.

Playoff hungry Nets topple top-seeded Bucks

Joe Harris sank the go-ahead three-pointer with 84 seconds left as the Brooklyn Nets' playoff push got a boost with a 133-128 win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday.

Westbrook shines as Thunder sink Pistons

Russell Westbrook clinched his third straight season averaging a triple double as the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Detroit Pistons 123-110 in a NBA contest crucial to both teams' playoff hopes.