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ICYMI: Suggested Basketball Reading From Across the Web

What a night. What. A. Night. First we had the Houston Rockets hold on for a victory against the spiraling-out-of-control New York Knicks in which Carmelo Anthony went for 45 but had his potential game-tying three waived off because James Harden had fouled him before the release. Then we had the game of the season so far, and likely a candidate for game of the year between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Golden State Warriors. Everyone thought Russell Westbrook had won it with his three-pointer with just over two seconds left, but Andre Iguodala had plans of his own, and hit a fadeaway buzzer beater to steal the victory back. Just excellent stuff all around. And with 11 games set for tonight, there’s more FANtastic action just hours away. But before you check out the games tonight, check out today’s suggested basketball reading from across the web.

How do the Cavs Fix Their Shooting Struggles: By Trevor Magnotti (@TMagnotti)

Sure there’s still plenty of time to turn things around, but the Cleveland Cavaliers haven’t quite looked like the potential playoff team many saw them becoming this year. After the first couple of weeks, they sit at 3-6, largely because they’ve haven’t been able to get anything going on offense. Over at FanSided’s Right Down Euclid, Trevor Magnotti wrote about the Cavs’ offensive issues, and how they can fix them.

Breaking Down the Atlanta Hawks’ Improved Offense: By Aaron Blue (@Blue__OS)

Currently sitting at 4-4, the Atlanta Hawks are right about where most people thought they would be. After replacing Josh Smith with Paul Millsap and officially turning the team over to Al Horford, most pundits predicted them to be about .500 and make the playoffs as a lower seed. One of the reasons for their success early this season has been their offense. Over at FanSided’s Soaring Down South, Aaron Blue took a quick look at how the Hawks’ offense has improved.

 

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