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  • NBA-Highlights of Wednesday's NBA games (Reuters)
    Highlights of National Basketball Association games on Wednesday: Wizards 104, Grizzlies 101 Otto Porter had 25 points and a career-high six three-pointers as the Washington Wizards extended their home winning streak to 13 games with a 104-101 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday. John Wall also had 25 points and 13 assists for the Wizards, who won three in a row and six of seven overall. Markieff Morris also had a double-double with 17 points and 12 rebounds as Washington exacted revenge from a pre-Halloween loss at Memphis.

  • Jackson helps Pistons cruise past Hawks 118-95 (The Associated Press)
    The Detroit Pistons were happy to be home after a five-game West Coast trip. Reggie Jackson scored 26 points to lead the balanced Pistons to a 118-95 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday night. It was Detroit's first game at the Palace since beating Charlotte on Jan. 5.

  • Pistons strive to slow down torrid Hawks (The Associated Press)
    The Detroit Pistons returned from their five-game West Coast trip a little battered and somewhat bruised. Tobias Harris' 3-pointer in the final minute helped the Pistons secure a 102-97 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday night. Detroit now draws one of the league's hottest teams -- the Atlanta Hawks -- on Wednesday night in its first game at The Palace since Jan. 5.

  • Nuggets should feel at home in L.A. vs. Lakers (The Associated Press)
    The Denver Nuggets will try to find their comfort zone again inside the friendly confines of Staples Center on Tuesday when they face the Los Angeles Lakers. The Nuggets have won six in a row on the Lakers' home court, a streak that dates back to a 122-103 win by the Lakers on Nov. 30, 2012. Denver also hasn't dropped a regular-season series to the Lakers since 2011-12, when Los Angeles captured three of four meetings.

  • Pistons owner Tom Gores on Stan Van Gundy: 'I have absolute confidence in Stan' (Ball Don't Lie)
    A vote of confidence, “absolute confidence” in Detroit Pistons head coach and president Stan Van Gundy in this case, is an actual vote of confidence this time around. “I have absolute confidence in Stan,” Gores said.

  • Schroder hits go-ahead 3, scores 28 as Hawks edge Knicks (The Associated Press)
    Dennis Schroder gave the Hawks the lead and the New York Knicks had three chances to take it back. Derrick Rose, Carmelo Anthony and Joakim Noah, who they hoped would be the backbone of a contending team, all failed from inside a few feet. Schroder scored 28 points, including the go-ahead 3-pointer with 22 seconds left, to lead the Hawks to a 108-107 victory on Monday.

  • NBA-Highlights of Sunday's NBA games (Reuters)
    Highlights of National Basketball Association games on Sunday: Hawks 111, Bucks 98 It didn't take long for Mike Dunleavy to change his mind about the trade that brought him to Atlanta. The 14-year veteran almost sought a buyout when he was acquired by the Hawks in a deal that sent Kyle Korver to Cleveland on Jan. 7. Thunder 122, Kings 118 Russell Westbrook scored 36 points to record his 20th triple-double of the season, and Evan Kanter came off the bench to score 29 as Oklahoma City beat Sacramento at the Golden 1 Center.

  • Harris hits big 3, Pistons beat Lakers 102-97 to snap skid (The Associated Press)
    Stan Van Gundy and the Detroit Pistons knew their Los Angeles-based team owner, Tom Gores, would be watching when they visited Staples Center. It was a perfect time to snap a couple of losing streaks while allowing Gores to celebrate the Pistons' first win in his adopted hometown since he bought the team. Tobias Harris scored 23 points and hit a decisive 3-pointer with 30.5 seconds to play, and Detroit ended a three-game skid with a 102-97 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday night.

  • Pistons, Lakers struggle heading into Sunday matchup (The Associated Press)
    Perimeter defense has been a major issue for the Pistons in recent weeks, including their current five-game West Coast swing. Opponents have hit 49.6 percent (59 of 119) of their long-range shots during the first four games, a major reason why Detroit has lost three straight. The Pistons (18-24) will try to salvage the final game of the trip when they face the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on Sunday night.

  • Dose: What's under the Hood? (Rotoworld)
    The Process and Westbrook were at it again, Rodney Hood finally arrived and Nicolas Batum is back. Check out a 9-game recap in Saturday's Dose.

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