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Blazers beat back Bulls for third straight victory

Blazers beat back Bulls for third straight victory

ESPN.com Updated Nov 18, 2012
Wesley Matthews and Nicolas Batum scored 21 points apiece and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Chicago Bulls 102-94 on Sunday night for their first three-game winning streak since the beginning of last season.
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  • Pistons trounce Celtics for first home victory

    Pistons trounce Celtics for first home victory

    ESPN.com Nov 18, 2012
    Greg Monroe had 20 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Detroit Pistons to their first home win of the season, 103-83 over the Boston Celtics on Sunday night.
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  • Turner, Sixers hand Cavaliers sixth straight loss

    Turner, Sixers hand Cavaliers sixth straight loss

    ESPN.com Nov 18, 2012
    Evan Turner had 19 points and nine assists to lead the Philadelphia 76ers over the reeling Cleveland Cavaliers 86-79 Sunday night.
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  • Melo, Knicks bounce back with win over Pacers

    Melo, Knicks bounce back with win over Pacers

    ESPN.com Nov 18, 2012
    Carmelo Anthony had 26 points and nine rebounds, and the New York Knicks bounced back from their first loss of the season, beating the Indiana Pacers 88-76 on Sunday.
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  • Scalped Wes Anderson Character Is Playing Point Guard For The K…

    Scalped Wes Anderson Character Is Playing Point Guard For The Knicks

    deadspin.com Nov 18, 2012
    The Knicks are playing the Pacers this afternoon at Madison Square Garden. As of this writing, the Knicks had a 16-point lead halfway through the third quarter. Sadly, Jason Kidd suffered a head injury and was replaced by what appears to be a scalped Bo…
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  • Griffin powers Clippers to 5th straight victory

    Griffin powers Clippers to 5th straight victory

    ESPN.com Nov 18, 2012
    Blake Griffin scored 12 of his 26 points in the final six minutes and grabbed 10 rebounds, helping the Los Angeles Clippers rout the Chicago Bulls 101-80 on Saturday night for their fifth straight victory.
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  • Davis' career-high 28 points can't save Hornets

    Davis' career-high 28 points can't save Hornets

    ESPN.com Nov 18, 2012
    Monta Ellis scored six of his 22 points in the final 2 minutes to help theMilwaukee Bucks hold off the New Orleans Hornets 117-113 on Saturday night.
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  • Video - 76ers Down Cavaliers 01:05

    76ers Down Cavaliers

    Nov 18
    The Cavaliers dropped their sixth straight game after losing to the 76ers 86-79.
  • Video - Knicks Bounce Back With A Win 00:57

    Knicks Bounce Back With A Win

    Nov 18
    Carmelo Anthony scored 26 points and the Knicks beat the Pacers 88-76.
  • Video - Matthews Powers Trail Blazers 01:01

    Matthews Powers Trail Blazers

    Nov 18
    Wesley Matthews and Nicolas Batum scored 21 points apiece to fuel the Trail Blazers.

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