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  1. League: NBA
  2. Indiana vs. Orlando
    Final
    101 IND
    86 ORL
  3. Chicago vs. Charlotte
    Final OT
    86 CHI
    91 CHA
  4. Washington vs. Boston
    Final
    118 WAS
    102 BOS
  5. Houston vs. New Orleans
    Final
    100 HOU
    105 NO
  6. Brooklyn vs. Cleveland
    Final
    85 BKN
    114 CLE
  7. Philadelphia vs. Miami
    Final
    100 PHI
    87 MIA
  8. Atlanta vs. Milwaukee
    Final
    111 ATL
    103 MIL
  9. Utah vs. Minnesota
    Final 2OT
    136 UTA
    130 MIN
  10. Toronto vs. New York
    Final
    92 TOR
    95 NY
  11. LA Lakers vs. San Antonio
    Final
    113 LAL
    100 SA
  12. Detroit vs. Oklahoma City
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    111 DET
    112 OKC
  13. Dallas vs. Memphis
    Final OT
    105 DAL
    106 MEM
  14. Golden State vs. Denver
    Final
    88 GS
    80 DEN
  15. LA Clippers vs. Portland
    Final
    104 LAC
    110 POR
  16. Phoenix vs. Sacramento
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    104 PHO
    99 SAC
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Ball Don't Lie

Great moments in NBA Vine struggle: Marcin Gortat’s ‘Dream Shake’ and Anthony Bennett’s ‘big bucket’ (Videos)

Dan Devine
Ball Don't Lie

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The struggle is real. (Getty Images/USA TODAY Sports)

As we move full steam ahead toward a nice, quiet Thursday night double-header, let's say goodbye to Wednesday's frantic, frenetic 12-game slate with a pair of laughs at millionaires' expense, looped for our pleasure.

The first comes to us from the Washington Wizards' defeat at the hands of the San Antonio Spurs, who just keep rolling on and kicking an area of the anatomy from which Nene would like teammates to pull their heads. In describing the Spurs' silky smooth mastery, Washington center Marcin Gortat compared watching San Antonio's offense to "listening to Mozart." In describing Gortat's attempt at mimicking Hakeem Olajuwon, I will compare watching Gortat's low-post footwork to listening to the horn from "The Price is Right."

The second comes to us from the Cleveland Cavaliers' butt-whipping by the Minnesota Timberwolves, who rendered that game over by the middle of the second quarter thanks to the long-range bombing of Kevin Love and Corey Brewer, and the brilliant offensive orchestration of point guard Ricky Rubio. Facing a 20-plus-point deficit for a solid two-thirds of the game equates to plenty of garbage time, rendering most statistical achievement in the latter stages of this one pretty meaningless ... but when you go scoreless in your first four NBA games after being the No. 1 overall pick in the draft, make just one of your first 21 shots, and are sitting on 3-for-11 in the closing moments of a 29-point blowout, you'll pick up any piece of trash you can find.

Get after it, Anthony Bennett:

Unfortunately, the dunk came after the buzzer and didn't count. Just one more miss for the struggling rook.

Hang in there, you two. Or don't, but keep giving us stuff this much fun to watch, and rewatch, and rewatch again. Thanks in advance, either way.

Hat-tips to Truth About It's Kyle Weidie and Brian Leo, respectively.

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