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Raptors hold players-only meeting after 21-point loss to Russell Westbrook, Thunder

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The Toronto Raptors allowed Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook a triple-double on Thursday night. More concerning to the Raptors, however, was their 123-102 loss on their home court to the visiting Thunder.

Toronto struggled on the glass, and didn’t share the ball enough on offense to really get things moving against Oklahoma City. Only DeMar DeRozan scored more than 13 points for the Raptors. Not a great outing.

So after the game, Toronto players held a meeting without their coaches. They then let the coaches in and had a meeting including them.

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Toronto has slid to the No. 4 spot in the Eastern Conference behind the Cleveland Cavaliers, Boston Celtics, and Washington Wizards.

The Raptors want to be an Eastern Conference Finals team — at the least — so they need to get themselves in order. Toronto is 6-5 since the All-Star break, which won’t be good enough to overtake their rivals.

Grizzlies’ James Ennis fouls out then hits half-court shot (video)

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Against the Pacers last night, James Ennis missed all three of his 3-point attempts… that counted. And he makes this one after fouling out?

Mike Conley more than picked up the slack to lead the Grizzlies to victory.

Pelicans’ Dante Cunningham jumps on scorer’s table, Anthony Davis jumps on him (video)

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The Pelicans are effectively out of the playoff race, but Dante Cunningham and Anthony Davis are still competing — even if it looks a little silly.

That tone and a big game from DeMarcus Cousins (29 points, 16 rebounds, six assists) led to a 121-118 win over the Mavericks.

Goran Dragic puts alley-oop pass through rim (video)

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Goran Dragic is very good at alley-oops.

Too good.

With a “shot” like that falling, the Heat trounced the Knicks, 105-88.

Hawks’ Tim Hardaway Jr. kneed in the groin while defending 76ers (video)

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Since trading for him, the Hawks have gotten Tim Hardaway Jr. to buy in defensively.

After this help defense on 76ers center Richaun Holmes cost him dearly, I wouldn’t blame Hardaway if he gave up on the endeavor entirely.