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NBA Morning Recap: Wolves Win In Rubio’s Return; Knicks Edge Cavs

NBA: Dallas Mavericks at Minnesota TimberwolvesSaturday night had ten games on the menu. We have a nice return from a young player and we had a close game at Madison Square. Check out the recap!

Golden State Warriors 115, Atlanta Hawks 93

The Warriors had a huge second quarter and never looked back after that. David Lee led Golden State with 20 points and 11 rebounds. The Warriors ended their seven-game road trip with an impressive 6-1 record.

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Orlando Magic 107, Charlotte Bobcats 98

Nikola Vukevic made a three-point play with 21 seconds left that put the game out of reach and the Magic handed the Bobcats their 11th consecutive loss. Glen Davis and Arron Afflalo each had 20 points to lead Orlando while Kemba Walker scored 32 points and dished out seven assists for the Cats.

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New York Knicks 103, Cleveland Cavaliers 102

Steve Novak missed his second foul shot with nine seconds left as the Knicks clung to a two-point lead. Anderson Varejao got fouled with one second left and had a chance to tie. However, Varejao missed the game-tying foul shot and New York escaped with a win. Raymond Felton had 25 points while the Cavs wasted a 41-point effort by newly-masked Kyrie Irving. Knicks go to 10-0 at Madison Square Garden.

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Miami Heat 102, Washington Wizards 72

The Heat got revenge in a big way against the Wizards after Washington upset them nearly two weeks ago. LeBron James had 23 points, 10 rebounds, and five assists in a blowout.

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Indiana Pacers 88, Detroit Pistons 77

Indiana went on an 11-0 run late in the fourth quarter as the Pacers win their third game in a row. David West turned in 23 points, five rebounds, and four assists while Paul George nearly had a triple-double with 15 points, eight rebounds, and eight assists.

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Chicago Bulls 83, Brooklyn Nets 82

Marco Belinelli made a left-handed lay-up with 22 seconds left. Deron Williams missed a jumper in the ensuing possession and the Bulls held off the Nets (a Deron Williams 3 at the buzzer made the final difference). Belinelli led the Bulls with 19 points.

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Minnesota Timberwolves 114, Dallas Mavericks 106 (OT)

The Mavs came back from double digits in the fourth quarter but the Wolves took control in overtime, shutting Dallas down for nearly three minutes in that extra period. Ricky Rubio played only 18 minutes in his season debut but he had eight points and nine assists. Nikola Pekovic led Minnesota with 21 points and nine boards.

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Los Angeles Clippers 111, Milwaukee Bucks 85

The Clippers jumped all over the Bucks and annihilated them as that four-game win streak by Milwaukee went up in smoke. Matt Barnes came off the bench to score 21 points and the Clippers have now won nine straight games, their longest win streak ever in Los Angeles (Buffalo Braves won 11 straight in 1974-75).

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San Antonio Spurs 103, Boston Celtics 88

A late 10-1 run by San Antonio turned a close game into a blowout as the Spurs get back to their winning ways. Tony Parker had 22 points, eight assists, and four steals for the Spurs. Rajon Rondo was a non-factor as he turned the ball over seven times. He had six points and nine assists.

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Memphis Grizzlies 99, Utah Jazz 86

Utah got off to a good start but then got limited by Memphis in the third quarter as they only scored 10 points. The Jazz would only score 32 points overall in the second half and the Grizzlies snapped their three-game losing skid. Zach Randolph had a monster game with 25 points and 16 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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