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Celtics first team ever to win seven straight after 0-2 start

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Kyrie Irving and Al Horford would not let the Celtics be denied Friday night.

Irving scored 22 of his 25 points in the second half while Al Horford connected on all four of his 3-point shots to rescue the Celtics from an 18-point halftime deficit and lead Boston to an improbable 101-94 road win over the Oklahoma City Thunder Friday night.

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The Raps are finally coming home.

The Raptors ended this long, aggravating, exhausting 6-game road-trip with a 109-100 win against the Utah Jazz. They finish a so-so road trip 3-3 after a game that was close throughout.

On the heels of that thorough beatdown at the hands of the Denver Nuggets, the Raptors showed much greater attention to detail on the defensive side of the court to start the game. While the Nuggets game was obviously just a freak occurrence, this was an important game for the Raps to prevent things from snowballing.

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Klay’s 27 points leads Warriors to comeback win on the road versus San Antonio Spurs

The Golden State Warriors and San Antonio Spurs opened their season series in San Antonio Thursday night with a 112-92 win.

The Spurs fed off of a frenzied crowd to jump out to an early lead behind Lamarcus Aldridge’s 11 first quarter points and a barrage of threes and tough offensive rebounds.

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Damian Lillard nails a game winner with 0.7 seconds left to beat the Los Angeles Lakers. Check out the highlights.

After playing one quarter of solid basketball, the Blazers produce three quarters of head-scratching play, but it led to a memorable finish. Damian Lillard hit the game-winner in the closing seconds to beat the Los Angeles Lakers, 113-110

The Blazers were led by Damian Lillard with 32 points, Jusuf Nurkic with 28 points and CJ McCollum with 22 points.

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It’s a great night in the city of angels.

Blake Griffin and Austin Rivers led the way tonight as the Clippers got back on track against the Dallas Mavericks, ending a two-game slide with a 119-98 victory at STAPLES Center.

Griffin had 20 points, 7 assists, and 6 rebounds, while Austin Rivers added 19 points of his own to go with 3 assists. Among the other starters, Patrick Beverley contributed 8 points, 3 rebounds, and 3 assists while DeAndre Jordan added his standard 13 points and 9 rebounds. One of the more impactful performances came from Danilo Gallinari, who posted 14 points, 6 rebounds, and 4 assists in what was his best game so far in a Clipper uniform.

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