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NBA Morning Recap: Raptors Win Again; Warriors Beat Spurs In OT

NBA: San Antonio Spurs at Golden State WarriorsFriday night was a busy night in the Association. 12 games in all! Let’s check out the recap of the action!

Toronto Raptors 100, New York Knicks 98

Rudy Gay and Carmelo Anthony went back and forth for a bit late in the game but it was Kyle Lowry’s floater that put the Raptors ahead for good in this close contest. Gay had 32 points to lead the Raptors, who are now 7-3 since he got there. Melo also had 32 points.

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Washington Wizards 119, Denver Nuggets 113

John Wall’s jumper with 13 seconds left put the game out of reach for Denver as Washington goes to 11-9 with Wall in the line-up. Bradley Beal (17 points, 12 boards), Emeka Okafor (17 points, 13 boards), and Wall (14 points, 10 assists) all had double-doubles to lead the Wiz.

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Chicago Bulls 105, Charlotte Bobcats 75

The Bulls stampeded over the Bobcats as eight of their players scored in double figures. Taj Gibson led Chicago in scoring with 17 points. Charlotte would only end up shooting 33.3 percent from the field.

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Indiana Pacers 114, Detroit Pistons 82

The Pacers blow out their third opponent in a row by giving the Pistons a 32-point spanking. David West led six players in double figures with 18 points. That win vaulted the Pacers to the second seed as the slumping Knicks fell to third.

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Houston Rockets 106, Brooklyn Nets 96

Carlos Delfino made crucial shots with less than two minutes left and then James Harden shut the door with a three-pointer. Delfino and Harden had 22 points each as they continue to have a stranglehold on the eighth seed in the West.

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Atlanta Hawks 122, Sacramento Kings 108

Josh Smith, after all of these trade rumors, stayed put in Atlanta as he helped the Hawks beat the Kings by 14 points. Smith would have 18 points while Al Horford led the Hawks in scoring with 24 points. The Kings lose their fourth game in a row.

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Memphis Grizzlies 88, Orlando Magic 82

Marc Gasol (19 points, 13 rebounds) and Zach Randolph (16 points, 14 rebounds) put the hurt on Orlando as the Grizzlies won their sixth game in a row. The Magic were only able to dress seven players after the J.J. Redick trade.

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Dallas Mavericks 104, New Orleans Hornets 100

Mike James made a three to cut the Hornets lead down to 100-99. And with 6.5 seconds left, Vince Carter got enough space to make another three-pointer. Dirk Nowitzki scored 25 points to lead the Mavericks as they rose to 10th place in the West after tonight’s games.

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Oklahoma City Thunder 127, Minnesota Timberwolves 111

In a game where it was virtually all offense, the Thunder broke their three-game losing streak by running all over the Wolves. Russell Westbrook went off for 37 points, seven rebounds, and nine assists.

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Boston Celtics 113, Phoenix Suns 88

Kevin Garnett sat out the game but it didn’t matter. Boston blew out Phoenix after an outstanding performance by Jeff Green. Green, who replaced Garnett in the line-up, went for 31 points, seven rebounds, four assists, five blocks, and two steals. Not too shabby.

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Los Angeles Lakers 111, Portland Trail Blazers 107

Despite a bad shooting night, Steve Nash (2-11) made the go-ahead bucket against Portland as the Lakers handed the Blazers their seventh straight loss. Kobe Bryant dropped 40 points for the fifth time this season.

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Golden State Warriors 107, San Antonio Spurs 101

After a Manu Ginobili lay-up with four seconds left, the game went to OT. But a Klay Thompson steal sealed the deal as the Spurs, who were down three, had to foul with no more shot clock. Jarrett Jack went crazy and scored 17 of his 30 points in the fourth quarter and overtime. David Lee had a monster game with 25 points and 22 boards. The Spurs only lost for the second time in 18 games.

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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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