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WELL, THAT HAPPENED: The Spurs outscored the Hornets 30-7 in the first quarter in Charlotte. Then Jeremy Lin happened, and the Hornets won 91-88. Lin finished with 29. Jeff McDonald breaks down the breakdown.

Nelly enjoyed Lin's performance a great deal, and interrupted Lin's postgame interview to tell the world so.

Because the Warriors beat the Wolves later on Monday, the game San Antonio had made up in the chase for the West No. 1 on Saturday was erased. Sad!

TEAM OF DESTINY: Detroit got a crucial win in the chase for No. 8 over Milwaukee on an Andre Drummond tip-in.

WAIT, WHAT? Anthony Davis says he's been playing with a torn labrum for three years. How does that even happen? Whatever the case, Kobe Bryant is probably responding somewhere with a "Pfffft."

UPDATED PLAYOFF PICTURE AND TIEBREAKER GUIDE.

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SCORES GALORE ...

SAS 88, CHA 91
DEN 91, CLE 124
PHI 75, IND 91
ORL 96, BOS 107
MIL 91, DET 92
WAS 117, ATL 102
SAC 102, CHI 109
GSW 109, MIN 104
MEM 103, PHX 97

LUE-SING STEAM: Brian Windhorst wonders if Tyronn Lue's honeymoon period is about to end.

OH BOY: Jusuf Nurkic blocked LeBron at the rim ... then stared him down. The Nuggets' Euros are straight up mean.

HAVE MERCY: LeBron unfollowed the Cavs on Twitter and everyone freaked out. It's assuredly nothing.

AIRING OF GRIEVANCES: Woj reports that Michael Jordan has become a formidable voice among NBA franchise owners participating in the quiet labor bargaining process.

LITERALLY NOT OUR-VYDAS: Kevin O'Connor writes about Domatas Sabonis' effective domination of Jakob Poeltl. If those words mean nothing to you, stay tuned for draft season!

BIG BOI X HAWKS LOGO SHIRT? I'LL TAKE 16.

IRONICALLY, THE CHARGES WOULDN'T STICK: No sanctions for Dwight Howard in the Stickum bust.

EMPTY TANK: I looked at the current lottery situation and it turns out there isn't much incentive for teams to tank hard. Most teams are roughly where they need to be.

CALIFORNIA LOVE: All-Star Weekend is officially heading back to L.A. in 2018.

ON THE AIR TONIGHT: We have a Tuesday TNT doubleheader featuring Rockets-Thunder (8 p.m. ET) followed by Grizzlies-Lakers (are you serious with this o'clock).

Happy Tuesday. See you next time.

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