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A much-needed victory at Madison Square Garden for Houston.

The Rockets snapped a two-game losing streak against the Knicks with a big win 119-97. This brings Houston to a 6-3 record as New York dropped to 3-4 on the young season.

The Rockets started the game very sloppy as the Knicks jumped out to an early first quarter lead. However, a 14-0 run with Harden resting on the bench pushed the Rockets out in front for good. 12 points was the difference at halftime as the Rockets lead 60-48.

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Stephen Curry shines, receives “MVP” chants as Golden State puts on a show for the L.A. crowds.

A night after letting a game slip away to the Detroit Pistons, the Golden State Warriors bounced back, with style, blowing out the Los Angeles Clippers 141-113 to complete their second back-to-back of the season.

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Pesky Dirk stifled by Sefolosha to secure the win

All’s well that ends well. The Utah Jazz started out on fire. At one point in the first quarter their offensive rating was a sizzling 214.3. Rudy Gobert was hitting 20 foot jump shots, Derrick Favors was making three pointers. We really had no idea what had gotten into this team.

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When the Warriors decided to take over the game, Detroit said not so fast.

The Golden State Warriors treated the Detroit Pistons like most NBA watchers — as an afterthought. No-offense Stanley Johnson is a starter? Cute. Andre Drummond and Reggie Jackson the linchpins of the offense? How well did that work for you last year? Marcus Morris and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope gone? Weren’t they your two best players?

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