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Another night, another buzzer beater for Damian Lillard, as he lifted the Portland Trail Blazers to a 119-116 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers. We also saw DeMarcus Cousins put up a huge night – 30 points, 17 rebounds, 6 assists – to lead the Sacramento Kings over the Charlotte Bobcats. Kobe Bryant tied his season high with 21 in a win over the Memphis Grizzlies, but also tweaked his knee and is now listed as day-to-day. As for tonight’s action, there are 12 games on the docket, including another Indiana-Miami match-up (that you can catch on ESPN) and a Northwest division meeting between the Portland Trail Blazers and Minnesota Timberwolves that should be an entertaining affair. Until then, get a little reading in with today’s suggested basketball readings from across the web.
Coming into this year, there was a lot of hope for the Washington Wizards, in the forms of John Wall, Bradley Beal, Nene, rookie Otto Porter and even Martell Webster. At 10-13, things haven’t gone so well, however, in the nation’s capital. Why is that the case? Well go read this piece by Noam Schiller over at Hardwood Paroxysm and you’ll find out.
A few days ago, the Dallas Mavericks got a welcome boost from the return of Brandan Wright. Brandan Wright? If you aren’t a huge NBA fan, you may be asking yourself who this even is. (Oh you didn’t know? You better calllll someeeeboddddyyyyyy.) Well over at Hickory High, Bobby Karalla wrote about Wright’s return and what he does well.
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