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The 2017 All-Star Game was originally scheduled to be held in Charlotte, but the NBA moved it to New Orleans after the state of North Carolina failed to repeal the HB2 legislation that strips anti-discrimination protection for LGBTQ people. It will take place on Feb. 19, with All-Star Saturday happening the night before and the Rising Stars Challenge taking place the night before then.

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The Warriors scored 117 points in three quarters, the most by any team through three this season.

Warriors-Clippers is normally a rivalry matchup between two teams wanting to impose their will on one another, but Golden State put this one away early.

Without Chris Paul, who’s out nursing a broken thumb, Stephen Curry went bananas, scoring 43 points on 15-for-23 shooting, including a barrage of nine three-pointers to give his Warriors a whopping 117-74 lead at the end of the third quarter.

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Memphis brought an unstoppable inside game but they couldn’t keep up with Portland’s long-range parade.

The long history of tough, close, crazy games between the Portland Trail Blazers and Memphis Grizzlies continued full force tonight as the two teams faced off in Portland’s Moda Center. A narrow 112-109 Blazers victory took care of the “close” part. A series of deep-dug defensive stands to finish the game covered the “tough” designation.

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Paul George led Indiana to a late win over Minnesota, scoring 31 points. Jeff Teague had a 20 point, 13 assist double double. Myles Turner scored 23.

The ups and downs of the Indiana Pacers 2016-17 season continued, trending positively for a night, as they took to the road for a solid outing and a nice win against the Minnesota Timberwolves. After a slow start, the Pacers came together to take the lead late in the first, and never looked back.

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A short-handed Mavs team loses a tough one in OKC.

The Mavs arrived in OKC tonight, the second night of a back to back, with no Dirk Nowitzki, no Wesley Matthews, no Deron Williams, and no J.J. Barea. Somehow, despite foul trouble and injuries, they made tonight’s contest into an actual basketball game. It was a contest they lost, but it was more of game than we had any right to expect.

Sure, the Thunder were also on the second night of a back to back, but the Mavericks’ B and C teams managed to do a lot right tonight, some of which should fuel the hopes of those who still want the team to fight for that eighth seed.

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Young Denver star Nikola Jokic suffered an apparent hip injury in the waning minutes of their victory. His current status is unknown.

Update: Per the Denver Nuggets, Nikola Jokic suffered a left hip strain. X-rays are negative and he will go for an MRI tomorrow.

The Nuggets came out of the gate with low defensive energy but still displayed enough offensive prowess to put the Phoenix Suns away 127-120, but the story of the night happened in the last two minutes. Jokic went down from an apparent non-contact hip injury and had to limp back to the locker room. No status has been given at this time, but Denver’s hopes for the season rest on his shoulders and a serious injury would be devastating.

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