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The Pelicans Jazz Up The Pick And Roll, Joel Freeland Gets Baptized

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The New Orleans Pelicans like to run pick-and-rolls a lot. In fact, through their 29 games so far this season, they've used it in 35.3 percent of their offensive sets because it's been that good to them. A lot of that has to do with the fact that they acquired the pick-and-roll fiend that is Jrue Holiday in the off-season.

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Young Men and Fire

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All it takes is an instant to completely change the landscape of a season. A wrong step. An injured knee. A broken bone or torn connective tissue. These injuries can have drastic consequences for a team -- consuming championship aspirations, snuffing out legacies and resetting the process of rebuilding.

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Double Or Nothing: How The Clippers Contained Damian Lillard

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On Thursday night, we were treated to another thriller: an overtime game between a pair of elite teams in the West. On one side, there were the Clippers - a team lead by the league's best point guard in Chris Paul, as well as one of the best power forwards in Blake Griffin. On the other side, there were the Blazers - the most surprising team thus far in the NBA season, lead by someone who many believe has been better than Griffin, LaMarcus Aldridge, as well as Damian Lillard, a potential all-star in just his second year in the league.

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Lion Face Lemon Face 12/26/13: Jeff Teague Had Himself Quite A Night

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There were only four games last night, but a lot of stuff happened. The Hawks and Cavaliers had to go through two overtimes to determine a winner, the Rockets somehow beat the Grizzlies despite playing terribly, Danny Green came back into our lives and helped the Spurs beat the Mavericks and the Clippers lost another thriller, this time against the Trailblazers.