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Fake blowouts >>>> fake comebacks.

New York won for the eighth time in 11 games and eighth out of nine at home, defeating Sacramento 106-98. The Knicks are two games over .500 for the first time since you were a dream and a speck in somebody’s eye. They opened doing that thing where they put the opponent in the penalty three or four minutes into a quarter, and all the Knicks save one were bricking.

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Indiana erased an early deficit to sweep the season series against the Clippers thanks to big play from Rodney Stuckey and Paul George. Thaddeus Young led the Pacers with 17.

The Indiana Pacers fell behind early, stormed back, went up big, and held on late to secure a season sweeping victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on the road. The Clippers blitzed the Pacers to start, going up 9-0 and led 27-12 late in the first quarter. The game had all the makings of a typical road showing by Indiana, but the play of the second unit, particularly that of Rodney Stuckey, allowed the Pacers to chip away in the second quarter.

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Inconsistent defense and spotty contributions down New Orleans in Oklahoma City despite another strong performance by Anthony Davis.

The Pelicans went into Oklahoma City looking to steal a win on the road, where they have been terrible (2-7) this season. Well, let's make that record one game worse in the loss column as New Orleans fell to the Thunder, 101-92.

As in most of the other losses, defensives lapses dogged the Pels tonight. Time after time the team would try to mount a comeback only to be thwarted by a blown defensive assignment or failure to secure the defensive rebound.

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The Warriors welcome James Harden and the Rockets back to Oracle Arena.

The Houston Rockets look to challenge the Golden State Warriors' quest to keep their winning streak alive. This is the first match up between these two teams since they met in the playoffs last season. It will likely be a high scoring affair; James Harden is having a terrific season so far, but both teams struggle with consistent defense.

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Domination inside and clutch finish extends Bulls dominance over (regular season) LeBron teams

The Bulls have made a lot of changes over the past two seasons, but one thing that appears constant is a supernatural ability to play LeBron James well at home on National TV.

Yes, it was another King-vexing performance by the Bulls, as they held off the Cavs 111-115. This was the Cavaliers second game in as many nights, finishing a stretch of 6 game in 10 days. But they also had lost two straight coming into tonight and so you’d figure they’d play desperately...eh, maybe LeBron just wants the learning experiences for this repeat try. More people looking for his subtweets, that’s just good branding.

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After a mediocre first half and an awful third quarter, the Spurs put the Mavs away down the stretch with some excellent clutch play.

The Spurs were staring down the barrel of their second straight loss to a struggling team. Down eight to the Mavericks with seven minutes left in the fourth, the Spurs put on a 25-10 run to pull ahead and keep their spotless road record intact.

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Strong individual efforts from Blake Griffin and Chris Paul helped the Clippers to their second win in as many nights down in New Orleans.

The Clippers were able to complete their longest road trip of the season in style by trouncing the New Orleans Pelicans Friday night by a score of 114-96. Blake Griffin shrugged off a slow start to finish with 27 points, 10 rebounds and four assists on 12/22 shooting from the floor.

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