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NBA Morning Recap: Lakers Beat Nets, Pau Hurt; Rockets Tie Record

NBA: Los Angeles Lakers at Brooklyn NetsTuesday had five games going on in the NBA. Let’s take a look at what happened, shall we?

Indiana Pacers 114, Atlanta Hawks 103

The Pacers went on a 10-2 run at the end of the third quarter to escape the Hawks. Then in the fourth, a Lance Stephenson lay-up and a George Hill three boosted the lead to 16, which became too much for Atlanta. Paul George had 29 points for the Pacers as they won the second game of their back-to-back-to-back.

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Los Angeles Lakers 92, Brooklyn Nets 83

The Nets shot really badly throughout the game, ending up with a percentage under 35 percent. Kobe Bryant went on his time machine and dunked on Gerald Wallace and Kris Humphries. Then with about a minute left, Earl Clark made a jumper to put the Lakers up five. Kobe went for 21 points despite shooting 9-24. However, Pau Gasol got hurt in the fourth quarter and with him hearing a “pop”, it may not be great news.

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Phoenix Suns 96, Memphis Grizzlies 90

Costly turnovers by Memphis didn’t help the home team’s cause. Then Goran Dragic went on a 6-0 personal run at the end of the game, topping it off with a jumper with 34 seconds left. Despite Jerryd Bayless going for 29 points, the Grizzlies lost another baffling home game. Marcin Gortat led the Suns with 20 points.

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Houston Rockets 140, Golden State Warriors 109

The Rockets shot 14-18 from three by halftime. In the end, Houston tied the record for most three-point field goals in a game with 23. The Warriors actually fouled the Rockets at the end to prevent them from breaking that record. Jeremy Lin led the Rockets with 28 points and nine assists.

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Denver Nuggets 112, Milwaukee Bucks 104

Samuel Dalembert broke out in this game for the Bucks, going for 35 points and 12 rebounds off the pine. But Denver took over in the fourth quarter, holding the Bucks to 18 points in that period. Then Ty Lawson, Andre Iguodala, and Danilo Gallinari all made shots inside to give Denver a six-point lead with 45 seconds left. Gallinari and Lawson went for 22 points each. The Nuggets have won seven straight and are now in the fifth seed in the West.

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Rey Moralde is a Southern California native who has a passion for basketball, old-school video games, sushi, and terrible pop music.

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