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NBA Morning Recap: Nuggets Win Ninth Straight; Pistons Escape

imageThe NBA offered five games on a Saturday night. Let’s check out the action that happened during that night, ladies and gentlemen.

Denver Nuggets 111, Cleveland Cavaliers 103

The Nuggets had extremely balanced scoring as they had eight players in double figures. Danilo Gallinari led Denver with 19 points as they won their ninth straight victory, pulling them to within 1.5 games behind the third-seeded Clippers. Kyrie Irving’s 26 points, six rebounds, and seven assists weren’t enough.

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Philadelphia 76ers 87, Charlotte Bobcats 76

Jrue Holiday’s jumper and then Lavoy Allen’s dunk were enough to keep the Bobcats away at the end of the game. The Bobcats were held to under 31 percent shooting. Holiday led the Sixers with 20 points while Lavoy Allen went for a monster 14 points and 22 rebounds.

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Detroit Pistons 105, Milwaukee Bucks 100

With the game tied at 100, Charlie Villanueva broke the deadlock with a huge three-pointer with nine seconds left. Brandon Jennings’ desperation 30-footer didn’t go in and the Pistons escaped with the win against the Bucks. Jose Calderon easily had his best game with 23 points, five rebounds, and 10 assists. The Bucks lose ground with the loss and the Sixers win as their lead on Philly is down to three games.

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Dallas Mavericks 116, Golden State Warriors 91

A day after Shawn Marion said he didn’t want bad teams to acquire him, the Matrix went for 26 points and 11 boards as the Mavericks blew out the sinking Warriors. Golden State has now lost four games in a row.

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Sacramento Kings 120, Utah Jazz 109

Sleep Train Arena was noisy on Saturday night, reminding everyone of the good ol’ days in Sacramento. That energy helped the Kings dominate the Jazz. Isaiah Thomas scored 25 points as the Kings snapped their four-game losing streak. Alec Burks led the Jazz with 24 points.

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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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