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No Kevin Love? No problem, as the Cavs beat the Suns 118-103.

The Cleveland Cavaliers made easy work of the Phoenix Suns tonight, winning 118-103. Without Kevin Love, the Cavs thrived against one of the league’s worst teams, taking advantage of the Suns’ poor perimeter defense and their lack of offensive flow. The Cavs hit 19 threes for the game, forced Phoenix to only attempt that many, and posted 29 assists for the game. After the West coast road trip, this was a welcome win to get refocused with four of the next five games coming in Cleveland.

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In a wild finish, the Wizards tackled their road demons with a 113-100 over the Knicks in Madison Square Garden on Thursday night.

John Wall puts on a show in the Garden

John Wall has a reputation for putting on a show in Madison Square Garden, and he did not disappoint. Wall outran everyone in transition and worked the pick and roll to perfection, ending the night with 29 points, 13 assists, and 3 steals, as well as scoring the final four points for the Wizards, including two on this amazing play.

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Kevin Durant faced his old team for the second time since leaving Oklahoma City and once again put on a dominant performance, leading the Golden State Warriors to a 121-100 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Durant scored 40 points on 16 attempted shots, going 9-of-10 from the line, 5-of-7 from downtown and racking up 12 rebounds, four assists and three blocks. Not a bad night at all.

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Paul George scored 24 and Jeff Teague had 22 to lead Indiana to a late win over Sacramento.

Execution nearly proved fatal for the Indiana Pacers, who struggled to get out of their own way in the first two and a half quarters against the Sacramento Kings. Indiana trailed by 18 at halftime with the Kings shooting 64% and limiting Indiana to just 11 first half rebounds, but even Sacramento going ice cold in the third wasn’t enough to help the Pacers trim more than a point off of that lead in the first eight minutes of the third.

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It was another game of two halves for San Antonio and the Spurs tightened up their defense in the final 24 minutes to pick up a nice home win and extend their winning-streak over the Timberwolves to nine in a row.

The Spurs have hit the halfway mark of the season, have performed very well through their first 41 games and hold the second best record in the NBA at 32-9. At times the team looks like a juggernaut, thrashing their opponents early and pouring it on for the entire game, and sometimes it goes more like it did when they took on the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday night.

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We’re going streaking!

The Dallas Mavericks defeated the Chicago Bulls 99-98 to give the Mavericks their first three game winning streak of the 2016-17 season. Harrison Barnes scored 20 points while old war horse Dirk Nowitzki posted a double double with 10 points and 10 rebounds. Jimmy Butler led the Bulls in defeat with a near triple double: 24 points, 12 assists, and 9 rebounds.

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Six players scored in double figures for the Heat.

With seven minutes and five seconds left in the Miami Heat’s game against the Houston Rockets, James Harden made a layup. He had scored his 32nd and 33rd points of the game and put the Rockets up one. Miami was yet again in a close game (this one featured 19 lead changes), and seemed at risk of losing yet another hard-fought game in what has become a lost season.

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Isaiah had another amazing outing as the Celtics got a good team win with strong contributions from Horford, Crowder, Olynyk and Jaylen Brown

The Celtics came back to the Garden hot after a hard-fought road win in Atlanta that got the league talking. With Avery Bradley back in the starting lineup, the Celtics were at full strength once more and seemed eager to get the win against the slumping Hornets. The Hornets, however, proved to be a tougher opponent than their recent record would suggest.

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