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NBA Report / Scores and fast facts

>Monday's games

Toronto 106, Minnesota 100: The Raptors beat the Timberwolves for the 12th consecutive time to move into a tie with Charlotte for the seventh seed in the Eastern Conference. Jonny Flynn had 14 points for Minnesota.

Orlando 109, Philadelphia 93: The Magic notched its third straight 50-win season with the victory. Vince Carter contributed 17 points and Matt Barnes had 14 for the Southeast Division-leading Magic (50-21).

Miami 99, New Jersey 89: Dwyane Wade had 27 points and 12 assists, and the Heat continued its good play in March (8-3) with a victory over the free-falling Nets.

Chicago 98, Houston 88: Derrick Rose had 27 points, eight assists and seven rebounds to lead the Bulls to a win.


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Cleveland Cavaliers: The agent for center Zydrunas Ilgauskas believes a deal with the Cavaliers will be struck in the very near future, perhaps today.

Golden State Warriors: The Warriors are for sale and Oracle Corp. CEO Larry Ellison has already made it well known he wants to buy the team. Ellison told financial analysts in late January he was trying to buy the team but said, "unfortunately you can't have a hostile takeover of a basketball team."

Compiled from News and wire service reports.

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