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Never mind that sluggish opener.
Blake Griffin used a banking analogy to describe his dominant performance against the Lakers on Friday night. And most of the time the Clippers got the ball to him, he was right on the money.
Rudy Gay knew he could play better and turned the trick Friday night, treating his teammates and the fans to a superb all-around performance.
Isaiah Thomas scored 10 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter, rallying Phoenix with a relentless series of driving layups, and the Suns beat the San Antonio Spurs 94-89 on Friday night.
LeBron James simply wanted to shrug off a poor debut with his new, old team.
The clock was ticking down toward the deadline for reaching agreement on an extension of his rookie contract, and just like he does on the court for the Minnesota Timberwolves, Ricky Rubio took charge.
James was at his best after struggling the previous night, scoring 8 points in the extra period, and the Cavaliers picked up the win after opening with a loss at home to the Knicks.
O.J Mayo scored 10 of his game-high 25 points in the fourth quarter, and rookie Jabari Parker had 11 points and 10 rebounds in his Milwaukee debut to lead the Bucks to a 93-81 win Friday night over the Philadelphia 76ers in their home opener.
Zach Randolph gave over four dozen tickets to family and friends from his hometown in Indiana.
Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook suffered a small fracture in his right hand Thursday night and is expected to miss four to six weeks.