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NBA Thursday: Celtics, Nuggets score easy victories at home

The Celtics throttled the Lakers in Boston on Thursday night, while the Nuggets used to a huge third quarter run to blast the Bulls at the Pepsi Center.

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Chronicling Dwight's defensive breakdowns

Dwight Howard played through pain in the Lakers' blowout loss to the Celtics, and he clearly didn't look like himself. That and more in Thursday's NBA Scores roundup.

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No mercy for Dwight Howard

Dwight Howard returned from injury to help lead the Lakers into Boston. He probably should not have, and the Celtics showed why.

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Denver blitzes Chicago, 128-96

The Denver Nuggets defeated the Chicago Bulls, 128-96, on Thursday.

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Carlos Boozer airballs open jumper

And some wonder why the Bulls are rumored to be in talks to trade him for Andrea Bargnani.

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Rondo could return sooner than expected

Rajon Rondo's ACL injury is reportedly a partial tear and could have him back on the court sooner than was first expected.

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Kenneth Faried excites JaVale McGee with big dunk

Faried is showing everyone why he was selected to the NBA's dunk contest, and JaVale McGee is so excited about it!

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D'Antoni says Howard has been cleared for a while

Mike D'Antoni told the media following the Lakers loss to the Celtics that Dwight Howard had been cleared to play for a while.

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Avery Bradley steals Kobe's pass and finishes

Things turned very dark for the Lakers against the Celtics tonight, especially with this Bradley steal on Kobe.

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Pierce, Celtics hammer Lakers

Paul Pierce scored 24 points to help lead the Boston Celtics to their sixth straight win with a 116-95 win over the visiting Los Angeles Lakers.

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Sad Lakers bros

Oh, how my heart goes out to all those poor Lakers fans!

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Garnett reaches 25,000 career points

Kevin Garnett became the 16th player in NBA history to score at least 25,000 points with a jumper in the second quarter against the Los Angeles Lakers.

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Dwight Howard returns against Boston

Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard will play against the Boston Celtics after missing three games with shoulder pain.

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Joakim Noah set to return on Thursday

After missing the last three games with plantar fasciitis, Noah expects to play against the Nuggets on Thursday.

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In praise of angry old men

The Lakers and Celtics have faded from NBA contention this year, but they remain as compelling as ever. Previewing Thursday's showdown.

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