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Dec 15

Bottom-dwelling Hawks and Grizzlies meet

Something will have to give Friday night when the struggling Atlanta Hawks and Memphis Grizzlies meet at FedEx Forum. The Hawks (6-22) will take the Eastern Conference’s worst record into the contest. The Grizzlies (8-20) were tied for the West’s worst before the Dallas Mavericks lost to Golden

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Dec 15

Hurricanes-Sabres Preview

Things have been starting to look better for the Buffalo Sabres as of late, but they had another reminder on Thursday night that they still have a long way to go. After a dreadful month of November — the Sabres had a stretch where they lost 11 of 12 …

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Dec 15

Pacers end homestand against Pistons

The Indiana Pacers were not ready for their prime-time close-up. In an ESPN nationally televised game, Oklahoma City knocked off the Pacers 100-95 on Wednesday night. Much of the attention was centered on Paul George’s return to Indiana.

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Dec 15

Raptors return home to host Nets

The Toronto Raptors already have put most of their heavy travelling for this season behind them. The Raptors will be back home Friday night when they play the Brooklyn Nets at Air Canada Centre. The Nets (11-16) will be playing the second half of a b…

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Dec 15

Stars’ Lehtonen shining on Eastern swing

In recent years, the Dallas Stars’ annual trips through the New York metropolitan area have been disappointments. Kari Lehtonen is making this holiday season’s visit one to remember. Fresh off a milestone win, Lehtonen looks to extend a personal run over the New Jersey Devils and lift Dallas

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Dec 15

Depth-challenged Nuggets face tall task vs. Pelicans

Guarding DeMarcus Cousins is a difficult task on its own, but when teams have to deal with Anthony Davis too, the job becomes close to impossible. The two New Orleans big men are dominant individually, and with both on the floor, teams usually have to…

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Dec 15

Shorthanded Clippers look to defeat Wizards again

The Los Angeles Clippers are short-handed, but they are not pushovers these days. The Clippers (11-15) and Wizards meet for the second time in less than a week with Friday’s meeting in Washington. Los Angeles won a 113-112 thriller on Saturday and turned the momentum into a three-game winning streak

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Dec 15

Rolling Thunder face struggling 76ers

The Oklahoma City Thunder appear to be rounding into form. The Philadelphia 76ers, meanwhile, can only hope they are beginning to regain theirs, as they host the Thunder on Friday night. Oklahoma City (13-14) underwent a facelift in the offseason, ac…

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Dec 15

With Leonard back, Spurs look to cool off Rockets

For the San Antonio Spurs, the result was rendered immaterial. Having contested the first 27 games without their best player, the Spurs were so pleased to welcome back forward Kawhi Leonard on Tuesday night that their loss to the Dallas Mavericks was …

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Dec 15

Hornets aim to start turnaround against Heat

The Charlotte Hornets hope to use a favorable home schedule to make a run at the .500 mark when they take on the Miami Heat on Friday night to begin a stretch of six of seven at the Spectrum Center. The Hornets (10-17) find themselves in a big hole in…

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Dec 15

Jazz seek to break hex against Irving’s Celtics

Way back on March 14, 2008, the Utah Jazz walked into TD Garden and hammered the Celtics 110-92, dropping Boston’s record to 51-13 in a season that would produce the franchise’s 17th NBA title. The Jazz, who have lost nine straight games in Boston, visit the Celtics Friday night and come to

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Dec 14

Bills hope to freeze out Dolphins’ playoff hopes

The Miami Dolphins and Buffalo Bills, rivals in the AFC East, have yet to play each other this season but will battle twice over the final three weeks of the regular season. Buffalo (7-6) will host Miami (6-7) on Sunday in a game with playoff implicat…

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Dec 14

Oilers on upward trajectory as Predators visit

Maybe, just maybe, the Edmonton Oilers are turning the corner. The Oilers spent most of the first two months of the season wearing the title of NHL’s most disappointing team. In wins at Montreal on Saturday and at Columbus on Tuesday, the Oilers chased two of the NHL’s best goalies — Carey

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Dec 14

Lightning visit Coyotes in apparent mismatch

If there ever were a trap game for the NHL-leading Tampa Bay Lightning, the Thursday contest against the Arizona Coyotes is it. The Lightning (22-6-2) have won five consecutive games and six of their last seven. Center Steven Stamkos and right winger…

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Dec 14

Flames seek more points vs. Sharks

Having recorded points in their past four games, the Calgary Flames hope to keep things rolling when the host the San Jose Sharks at the Scotiabank Saddledome on Thursday. Despite a strong start against the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday, the Flames (16-12…

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Dec 14

Blues hope to bounce back vs. Ducks

The first two times the St. Louis Blues were shut out this season, they responded with a six-goal game. St. Louis will host the Anaheim Ducks on Thursday night after losing 3-0 to the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday. The Ducks are coming off a 3-2 vic…

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