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Cavs can't get going
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What had David Blatt so angry? Maybe it was a call he disagreed with, or maybe it was the fact his Cavs have given up 47 points already and trail by 14 midway through the second quarter in Atlanta. Follow live

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Grizzlies vs. Jordan Clarkson

Memphis is riding a balanced approach early as 4 of their 5 starters have scored. Meanwhile, the Lakers have put all their points in Jordan Clarkson's basket. The Grizzlies lead 12-8 midway through the first. Follow live

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David Blatt with his first technical foul of the season and Ty Lue holds him back from the ref.

Harden in a giving mood early
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James Harden is getting his teammates involved to start against the Pistons. He has just 2 points, but his 3 assists have helped the Rockets to a 13-10 lead halfway through the first. Follow live

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Anthony Davis wastes no time
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The Brow threw down a massive alley-oop dunk all over Tyler Zeller to give the Pelicans an early 8-2 advantage over the Celtics. Follow live

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Something has to give in Houston
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James Harden aims to bolster his MVP case with his Rockets in danger of a season-high third straight loss. Houston looks to right the ship against a Pistons team that's lost four in a row and can't buy a 3-pointer on the road (28.4% in the last 8 road games). Follow live

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Grizzlies look to keep pace
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The Grizzlies (23-7 at home) are trying to pad their 2nd-place lead in the West as the lottery-bound Lakers (7-24 on the road) roll into the Grindhouse. Follow live

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Washington can stand the Heat
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The Wizards are taking full advantage of the Heat being without Luol Deng and Dwyane Wade and lead 67-39 at the half. Perhaps even more alarming for Miami than the scoreboard? Hassan Whiteside has just 1 rebound (to go along with 8 points). Follow live

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Halftime: Pacers 45, Bulls 42
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E'Twaun Moore scored just 3 points in the first half after his heroics last night and the Bulls trail by 3 in Indiana. Solomon Hill has nine points to lead a balanced attack for the Pacers. Follow live

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Double techs on Whiteside and Gortat
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Marcin Gortat committed a hard foul on Hassan Whiteside just before the first half ended, and Whiteside took exception and swung his elbow at Gortat without connecting. Follow live

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Hornets pulling away from Raptors
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Gerald Henderson has a game-high 11 points as the Hornets lead the Raptors 53-42 thanks to a 52.2 percent to 39.5 percent shooting disparity. Follow live

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Hawks hot to start
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Atlanta shot better than 70 percent in the first quarter, storming out to a 36-19 lead over the Cavaliers at home. Three different Hawks have already scored at least 8 points. Follow live

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It's hard to size up crowd loyalties thus far at Philips because Cavs haven't done much, but crowd feels far more Hawks-ier than past years.

Pelicans hope to fit playoff bill
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New Orleans held steady in Anthony Davis' absence and soared in his return Wednesday. Now the Pelicans sit just a half-game back of eighth in the West. But the Celtics look to play spoiler -- and to make their own move in the Eastern playoff hunt. Follow live

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Defense winning in Jazz vs. Sixers

With two of the youngest teams in the NBA squaring off, some offensive struggles were to be expected. The Jazz and Sixers had combined for just 28 points 9 minutes into the second quarter before a Dante Exum 3 pulled the Jazz to within 3. Follow live

Suns, Nets fight for playoff lives

Phoenix is 2 games out of the 8th spot in the West entering tonight's game in Brooklyn, where the Nets sit just a game back of 8th-place Charlotte in the East. Watch live on ESPN/WatchESPN

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Love limps off
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Kevin Love appeared to tweak his ankle and limped off to the bench, with the Hawks leading the Cavs 28-15 late in the first quarter in Atlanta.

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P.J. Tucker is available to play but will not start for the Suns after missing the shootaround bus. Marcus Morris will get his 19th start of the season for Phoenix in Brooklyn tonight.