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NBA Morning Recap: Pacers Cool Down Heat; Rockets Outrun Lakers

uspw_6911266The NBA had five games going on Tuesday night, including a rematch of last year’s Eastern Conference Semifinals. Let’s check out the recap, people.

Brooklyn Nets 109, Philadelphia 76ers 89

The Nets obliterated the Sixers in the third quarter to the tune of 35-14. Reggie Evans dominated the boards with 23 (he got them in the first three quarters). The Nets have now gone 6-1 under P.J. Carlesimo while the Sixers have lost four straight. It must be the year for interim coaches or something.

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Indiana Pacers 87, Miami Heat 77

Even though the Pacers shot only over 36 percent, they still held the Heat to only 77 points with their rough and tumble defense. Paul George took it to Miami with 29 points and 11 rebounds. Indiana has now won eight of their last 10 games.

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Milwaukee Bucks 108, Phoenix Suns 99

Little-used John Henson and Mike Dunleavy made some key buckets down the stretch as Milwaukee won their first game under interim coach Jim Boylan (I told you it was the year of interim coaches!). Brandon Jennings went for 29 points and nine assists as the Bucks snapped their four-game losing skid.

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Houston Rockets 125, Los Angeles Lakers 112

This was a track meet all the way between the youngest team in the league and the undermanned Lakers. In the end, the Lakers couldn’t keep up with these fast Rockets. James Harden went for 31 points, six rebounds, and nine assists. Rockets have now won five straight while the Lakers sink deeper into the abyss with their fourth straight loss.

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Minnesota Timberwolves 108, Atlanta Hawks 103

Dante Cunningham made two big plays against the Hawks. First, he sank a long two with 15.9 seconds left to give Minnesota a 106-103 lead. Then Cunningham batted away the inbounds pass by Josh Smith and caused the turnover. Luke Ridnour would ice the game with two free throws. The Wolves handed the suddenly-cold Hawks their third straight defeat. Nikola Pekovic went for 25 points and 18 rebounds.

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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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