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The Warriors hung 149 points on the Lakers, and that wasn’t even the best part.

The Golden State Warriors beat the L.A. Lakers 149-106 on Wednesday. That score is an eyebrow-raiser because 149 is nowhere near 106 on the number line, which means that there was no overtime and there was probably gobs of garbage time. Both of these facts are true. The Warriors scored 149 points in 48 minutes, with Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green all sitting out the fourth.

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Love had the second-best scoring quarter in NBA history, and that’s just how Cleveland works.

In his 34-point first quarter on Wednesday, Kevin Love passed up his first look on a three-pointer. It was the Cavaliers’ second possession of the game, and as he caught it off a pick-and-roll with Miles Plumlee a few feet off him, Love shuffled it back to LeBron James.

He got the ball back within seconds and buried the long ball. He didn’t pass up any more shots that quarter.

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In their first meeting this season, the Lakers didn’t just beat the Warriors, they dominated the Western Conference favorites.

On Wednesday night at Oracle Arena, the Warriors exacted revenge with a dazzling display that left even the opposing coach awestruck.

The Lakers lost, 149-106, in a game that was all but over by the end of the first quarter. 

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The Thunder looked weary and battered and fell again to a likely lottery team.

The Oklahoma City Thunder fell to the Sacramento Kings on the road, 116-101. On the second night of a back-to-back, the Thunder looked as weary as they did in their first back-to-back in their underwhelming loss to the Pistons. Once again, OKC fell behind early by double digits, used several runs to make the game competitive, but by the time the end of the 3rd quarter came around, looked as if all of their energy and focus was gone.

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DALLAS — After playing eight straight games without their veteran leader, the Dallas Mavericks gladly welcomed 13-time All-Star Dirk Nowitzki back into the lineup Wednesday night against the NBA’s best team record-wise.

Hosting the Los Angeles Clippers for an early-season matchup against one of the Western Conference’s powerhouses, the Mavericks looked to end their six-game losing skid in front of their hometown fans. The Mavs also reinserted Nowitzki back into his customary spot as the starting power forward after he worked his way back from a right Achilles strain that had him sidelined since Nov. 4. But not even the return of Nowitzki would be enough to help the Mavs keep pace with the high-octane Clippers for 48 minutes. And after suffering a lopsided 124-104 loss on their home floor, the Mavericks (2-12) fell to a seventh straight defeat.

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