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NBA Morning Recap: Memphis Wins Again; Lob City Show Continues

Eight games happened in the NBA on Saturday night. Let’s have a quick recap of the action.

Boston Celtics 107, Toronto Raptors 89

It was close until the Celtics stepped on the gas in the third quarter. Rajon Rondo ended up having 20 assists, the sixth time he’s hit that mark in his career.

RECAP LINKS:
Raptors Republic Quick Reaction
Red’s Army Recap
Celtics Town Recap

Utah Jazz 83, Washington Wizards 76

Al Jefferson had 21 points and 13 boards to lead the Jazz to a win in an ugly game against the Wizards. Washington drops to 0-8 to start the season. That’s… not good at all.

RECAP LINKS:
SLC Dunk Immediate Post-Game Video Recap
Bullets Forever Recap
Washington Wizards Blog Recap

Memphis Grizzlies 94, Charlotte Hornets 87

The Grizzlies have won eight straight after holding off the Bobcats, who had their three-game winning streak snapped. Mike Conley led them bears with 20 points and 4 steals.

RECAP LINKS:
3 Shades Of Blue Recap
Queen City Hoops Rapid Reaction
Rufus On Fire Recap

Dallas Mavericks 103, Cleveland Cavaliers 95

Dahntay Jones’ block on Kyrie Irving’s lay-up and O.J. Mayo’s lay-up sealed the deal for the Mavs as they go over .500. The Cavaliers have now dropped five straight.

RECAP LINKS:
The Two Man Game Recap
Mavs Moneyball Recap
Cavs: The Blog Recap

Milwaukee Bucks 117, New Orleans Hornets 113

Larry Sanders stopped a Ryan Anderson drive late in the game to help preserve the Bucks victory. Monta Ellis and Brandon Jennings both had 22 points and 9 assists each. Anthony Davis’ career high of 28 points was not enough.

RECAP LINKS:
BrewHoop Recap
Behind The Buck Pass Recap
Hornets247.Com Recap

San Antonio Spurs 126, Denver Nuggets 100

A 22-2 run by San Antonio from the end of the first quarter to the start of the second doomed Denver. Manu Ginobili led the charge with 20 points while only playing a limited tour of duty with 23 minutes.

RECAP LINKS:
Project Spurs Recap
Pounding The Rock Recap
Roundball Mining Company Rapid Reaction

Los Angeles Clippers 101, Chicago Bulls 80

The Clipper bench smashed the Bulls in the second period. L.A. never looked back after that. Blake Griffin had 26 points and 10 rebounds to lead Lob City to a 7-2 record.

RECAP LINKS:
ClipperBlog Live Post-Game Video
Clips Nation Recap
Pippen Ain’t Easy Recap

Miami Heat 97, Phoenix Suns 88

The Suns had it down to two with about two minutes left before the Heat finally put it away with a timely lay-up by LeBron and clutch foul shots. Phoenix didn’t score in the last 2:12. Chris Bosh led Miami with 24 points.

RECAP LINKS:
Hot Hot Hoops Recap
Valley Of The Suns Recap
Bright Side Of The Sun Recap

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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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