5 Fast Facts from Last Night’s Games — Love and Griffin Put on a Show, OKC Suffers First Home Loss, Stephenson Records Another Triple-Double

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When I say this, please understand that it’s not a form of hyperbole: December 22 was a very memorable evening in the NBA. A championship contender suffered its first home loss of the season, and fellow teams with title aspirations earned impressive victories. There was a position battle that will forever be remembered by those who witnessed it, and an acknowledgement of elite potential that will not go unrecognized. Here’s everything that you need to know about last night’s exceptional action. 1. The top

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Fantasy Spin: Sunday, December 22, 2013

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Apologies for the tardiness, but my area has been hit with an ice storm that has knocked out most internet services. The focus of last night was Oklahoma City’s visit to San Antonio. Tony Parker/SAS made a surprise return for the Spurs, while Kawhi Leonard/SAS sat out. The Thunder couldn’t get much going against the Spurs’ interior defense, but did shoot the ball effectively at the outside. OKC’s defensive effort won them the game and confirmed their spot at the

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Tweet of the Night: Dwayne Wade Brings In Christmas Early

The NBA has made it a tradition to have a select group of teams play in marquee match ups every year on Christmas day. While the fans certainly find entertainment from the slate of games, the scheduling forces certain teams to celebrate their holidays a bit earlier than most. In the case of Dwayne Wade and the Miami Heat, this includes time spent with loved ones.   Taking full advantage of the opportunity to spread the Christmas spirit a few days early,

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10 Fast Facts from Friday night’s NBA games

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On a night that was filled with overtime thrillers and buzzer-beaters, there was plenty of action Friday night that kept fans on their toes in arenas and on the edge of their sofas in their living rooms. There were nine games, three of which went to overtime. Need a rundown without having to click your mouse two dozen times? That’s what we’re here for. Here are 10 Fast Facts from last night’s games, plus video highlights at the bottom of this post.

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Fantasy Spin: Saturday, December 21, 2013

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Several games played last night turned out differently than I had expected. I thought the Nets would blow out the Sixers, but the return of Michael Carter-Williams/PHI and the absence of Joe Johnson/BKN balanced the scales and ultimately resulted in a Sixers’ overtime win. I thought the Jazz would stay close but they were blown out by the Hawks. The Bobcats surprised the Pistons, the injury riddled Lakers defeated the visiting Timberwolves on the strength of Pau Gasol/LAL superb performance,

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