Welcome to your Daily NBA Fix for Saturday, Jan. 11. The Brooklyn Nets stopped the Miami Heat in double overtime Friday night for their fifth straight victory. After going 10-21 in the 2013 portion of the season, the Nets are 5-0 since the start of the New Year.
Meanwhile, a couple of sliding Eastern Conference teams continued to, well, slide. The Orlando Magic were roadkill at Sacramento, falling to the Kings by 20 for their sixth straight loss, while the Boston Celtics fell for the seventh straight game on a game-winner by Stephen Curry for the Golden State Warriors, who have now won 11 out of their last 12.
In the most recent battle of Los Angeles, the Clippers posted their biggest-ever win against the Lakers, winning by 36 points. Their previous largest margin over the Lake Show was a 31-point win on Feb. 19, 1992.
There’s highlights, game capsules, the top and bottom five players, the dreaded Goose Egg, Clean and Sober and Ironman awards, we’ll recap who’s circling the drain, there will be some interesting pieces of relevant (and not-so-relevant) information and we’ll look at today’s daily lines for those people who like to wager a buck or two.
Check out the highlights below from the night that was, then get into the game capsules (home teams in CAPS).