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The All-Star break is almost here. But first, nine more games of action are required to reach the halfway point of the season.

The stars will be on show with Giannis, Zion and Dame all set to take the floor.

Keep up to date with all the scores, news, highlights and top fantasy performers right here!

Boston Celtics 132, Toronto Raptors 125

Eight players score in double figures as the Celtics win four straight, heading into the All-Star break.

Jayson Tatum was the leading performer of the game with 27 points, 12 rebounds, five assists, and two steals.

For the shorthanded Raptors, Chris Boucher led the way with 30 points off the bench while Kyle Lowry dished out a franchise-record 19 assists.

Washington Wizards 119, LA Clippers 117

No Paul George tonight for LA, but this one went down to the wire. Beal dropped 33 while Westbrook contributed across the board with 27 points, 11 assists, nine rebounds, and four steals.

For the Clippers, who had seven players in double figures, were led by Kawhi Leonard's 22 points.

New York Knicks 114, Detroit Pistons 104

All-Star Julius Randle helps the Knicks end the first-half schedule with a win, helping them finish above .500 at 19-18.

Denver Nuggets 113, Indiana Pacers 103

Nikola Jokic continued his MVP form with 20 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists as the Nuggets pick up another road win.

Michael Porter Jr. added 24 points, while Jamal Murray tallied 23.

Milwaukee Bucks 112, Memphis Grizzlies 111

Jrue Holiday hit the game winning basket from the corner with two seconds left to life Milwaukee to a wild win in Memphis.

Giannis Antetokounmpo continues to climb the All-Time scoring leaderboard. Jumping into third after this finish on the lob.

Miami Heat 103, New Orleans Pelicans 93

No Bam Adebayo for Miami and no Zion Williamson for the Pelicans. It was the Heat who got the job done without their star.

Jimmy Butler was questionable pregame but lifted to finish with 29 points, nine assists and three steals in the win.

Oklahoma City Thunder 107, San Antonio Spurs 102

Oklahoma City pick up a huge win on the road to head into the All-Star break within three games of a playoff play-in spot.

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander was unstoppable in this one with 33 points and eight assists.

Golden State Warriors 98, Phoenix Suns 120

Steph Curry and Draymond Green are both out for Golden State, pathing the way for Phoenix to cruise to a blow out win at home.

Cameron Payne led the Suns with 17 points, while Devin Booker added 16.

Sacramento Kings 119, Portland Trail Blazers 123

Damian Lillard was involved in a close game so you know how that ended.

15 of the All-Star guard's 44 points came in the fourth as the Blazers come from behind to hit the break in style.

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