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Boston Celtics 109, Philadelphia 76ers 101

Paul Pierce shot a perfect four out of four from three point range and he finished the night with 18 points and 11 rebounds. Avery Bradley added 22 points, seven rebounds & five assists for  the Celtics, who started the fourth quarter with a 9-0 run  that put the game away. Jrue Holiday led Philly, who have lost nine out of their last 10 games, with  18 points, 10 assists and five rebounds.

Oklahoma City Thunder 120, Los Angeles Lakers 105

Russell Westbrook once again  got the better of Los Angeles with 37 points, 10 rebounds, 5 assists and 2 steals. The Lakers Kobe Bryant left the contest in the first quarter due to a ulnar nerve contusion in his right elbow before coming back and scoring 30 points.  Oklahoma led from start to finish and impressively tied an NBA record with only two turnovers for the entire game . L.A cut the lead to five in the last period, but OKC ended the game scoring the last 10 points.

Denver Nuggets 120, Sacramento Kings 113

Ty Lawson scored 24 points, Danilo Gallinari added 23 and the Nuggets cruised past the Kings for their third straight victory against them and six overall.  Denver got away from Sacramento in the third quarter when they scored 36 points in the period.  Marcus Thornton scored 32 points off the bench for the Kings,  who have the worst record in the Western conference.


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