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May 24, 2019

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Best Bets: The Roots, Duran Duran, UNLV hoops and more for your Las Vegas weekend

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It’s a pivotal point in the season for two Las Vegas sports teams and both play important home games this weekend. Mix in some superstar artists touching down on the Strip and you’ve got a lot of fun to choose from.

VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS VS. WINNIPEG JETS The Knights have been playing well in recent games even if the wins haven’t been coming. It’s time to go back to the Fortress Friday night against a team that’s lost three straight. February 22, info at t-mobilearena.com.

THE ROOTS It’s always a good time to catch the hip-hop heavy hitters and house band for “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.” This time the Roots roll into the Joint at the Hard Rock for what might be another diverse musical marathon. February 22, info at hardrockhotel.com.

DURAN DURAN The British pop-art favorites are still riding high from last album “Paper Gods” and are set to bring some ’80s flavor to the Chelsea at the Cosmopolitan for two concerts this weekend. February 22-23, info at cosmopolitanlasvegas.com.

CHICAGO It’s your last chance to catch this special engagement at the Venetian Theatre starring the signature sounds of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame outfit Chicago. February 22-23, info at venetian.com.

UNLV VS. SAN DIEGO STATE It’s OK if you locals haven’t made it out to the Thomas & Mack Center yet this season. But the time has come to renew your Runnin’ Rebel support as the streaking squad looks to close out conference play starting with a Saturday night matchup against rival San Diego State. February 23, info at unlvtickets.com.