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The Cavaliers picked up their 13th straight win with a 101-95 victory over the Kings on Wednesday, and make no mistake, it’s because LeBron James is still the best basketball player on planet flat Earth.

The King had 32 points on 12-of-18 shooting to go with 11 rebounds, nine assists, three steals and two blocks, and hit five threes, including the game-sealing shot over a hometown friend, Jakarr Sampson.

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As Kawhi Leonard nears a return from a nagging quadriceps injury, the San Antonio Spurs reportedly considered activating him for last night’s game against the Detroit Pistons, according to Mike Finger of The San Antonio Express-News.

Head coach Gregg Popovich joked with his usual sarcasm prior to the game, as the local media did its usual due diligence of asking for an update on his impending return.

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Twenty games is a pretty common benchmark at which point we assess how remixed teams are doing. The Thunder, at the 20-game mark, remain a riddle. Coming in with high expectations after adding Paul George and Carmelo Anthony, Oklahoma City sits at 8-12. Russell Westbrook and his two new co-stars have all shaved down their output to fit each other in, but it isn’t translating into consistent victory.

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After a shaky first half, Thunder explode for 39 third quarter points.

The Oklahoma City Thunder came into this game without Carmelo Anthony and Steven Adams in the lineup against the Dallas Mavericks. However, Paul George and Russell Westbrook carried the load offensively and led the Thunder to a 112-99 victory over the Mavericks on Sunday night.

Anthony missed tonight's game with a sore back and Adams missed his 2nd straight with a calf injury.

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