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Cavaliers hold off Bucks, 101-98

LeBron James scores 23 points and Mo Williams has 21 for Cleveland.

March 31, 2010

at Cleveland 101, Milwaukee 98: Mo Williams made four free throws in the final 12.8 seconds as the Cavaliers held on for a win. LeBron James scored 23 points and Williams had 21 for Cleveland, which has won 10 of 11 and is closing in on the league's best record and home-court advantage throughout the postseason. John Salmons had 28 points for the Bucks.

at Portland 118, New York 90: LaMarcus Aldridge scored 21 points before sitting out the final quarter, and the Trail Blazers clinched a playoff spot.

at Charlotte 103, Philadelphia 84: Gerald Wallace had 24 points and 12 rebounds for Charlotte, and Tyson Chandler added a season-high 15 points.

Phoenix 116, at New Jersey 105: Steve Nash had 24 points and 14 assists, Jason Richardson scored 23 points and the Suns ran their winning streak to nine games.

Miami 98, at Detroit 81: Michael Beasley snapped out of a slump with 28 points and nine rebounds as the Heat won their sixth in a row.

at Minnesota 108, Sacramento 99: Al Jefferson had 19 points and 12 rebounds to help the Timberwolves snap a 16-game skid.

Washington 96, at New Orleans 91: Mike Miller scored a season-high 27 points and the Wizards snapped a franchise-record 16-game skid.

Dallas 106, at Memphis 102 (OT): Dirk Nowitzki overcame poor shooting and scored 28 points, leading a late rally as the Mavericks got their 50th win of the season.

at San Antonio 119, Houston 102: George Hill scored a career-high 30 points and led two second-half pushes that helped send the Spurs past the Rockets.

at Utah 128, Golden State 104: Carlos Boozer had 25 points and 13 rebounds and Deron Williams had a season-high 19 assists for the Jazz.

at Atlanta 109, Lakers 92

at Toronto 114, Clippers 92

— associated press

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