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Lorde’s first NBA experience was astounding. Especially her running commentary.

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Grammy-winning artist Lorde is certainly no stranger to a sold-out stadium. But a live NBA game, that's a completely different story.

On Monday, the 17-year-old pop sensation from New Zealand spent the night off from her North American tour taking in the Bulls-Thunder game at the United Center and live-tweeting her surreal experience. Her bewildered 'play-by-play' commentary quickly captivated fans on Twitter, who followed her fascinating outsider's perspective throughout the game.

But just when the "Royals" singer seemed to be getting the hang of things, the in-game entertainment threw her for a loop:

Just like the halftime show:

Foreign as the game may have seemed to the Auckland native, it seems the universal language of love might have won her over:

J.J. Redick's bracketology "tips"

If you're intent on winning the Billion Dollar Bracket Challenge, you probably shouldn't consult Duke alum J.J. Redick. In a video posted on Funny or Die, the Los Angeles Clippers' shooting guard shared some "hot tips" on the crafting the perfect bracket by offering such "pearls of wisdom" like, "I prefer a pencil. That's because you can erase it if you make a mistake. That's something they taught me at Duke." He added, "all you have to do is pick the teams you think are going to win based on talent." It's that easy.

A hero's welcome for Hank

After becoming a fixture in Milwaukee Brewers training camp in Arizona, stray dog turned internet darling Hank arrived at Mitchell Airport to a hero's welcome. The "PUPular" figure was greeted by hundreds of fans, including Milwaukee mayor Tom Barrett.

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