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LeBron returns to Miami...NBA-leading Warriors visit Clippers...Durant iffy for Thunder

By The Associated Press | Posted - Dec. 25, 2014 at 8:11 a.m.



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MIAMI (AP) — LeBron James returns to Miami, where he spent the last four seasons, when he leads the Cavaliers against the Heat. Cleveland heads into the game short-handed after starting center Anderson Varejao (VAR'-eh-zhoh) was lost for the season with a torn Achilles tendon.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Golden State takes the NBA's top record into a Christmas night meeting with the Clippers in Los Angeles. The 23-4 Warriors top the Pacific Division by five games over the Clippers, who coughed up a 13-point lead in a loss to Atlanta Tuesday. The Warriors were shocked by the Lakers in their last game.

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Oklahoma City will likely have to play a fourth straight game without league MVP Kevin Durant when they visit San Antonio today. Durant has been sidelined with a sprained right ankle. The Spurs posted a season high 64 percent shooting Monday when they snapped a rare four-game losing streak with a win over the Clippers.

CHICAGO (AP) — The Central Division Bulls welcome the Lakers to town for a Christmas night prime time meeting. Chicago enters the game with a four-game winning streak, but has been mediocre at home this season with a 6-5 record at United Center.

NEW YORK (AP) — Washington will be trying to end a two-game slide when they visit the Knicks to tip off the Christmas Day NBA schedule. The 19-8 Wizards are just 1 1-2 games back of Atlanta for the Southeast Division lead. The Knicks have only won five games this season and have lost five in a row.

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