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Josh Smith stars for Houston Rockets on his debut for the team

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Josh Smith had a great debut for the Houston Rockets after signing earlier in the day as they ran out 117-111 winners over the Memphis Grizzlies.

Just four days after Smith was waived by the Detroit Pistons, he scored 21 points on his Rockets debut despite not actually starting the game.

It was a clash between the two leaders in the Southwest division and with the Rockets win they levelled the Grizzlies on 21 wins.

James Harden was also a big performer for Houston on the night as he came away with 32 points.

Marc Gasol was the main man for Memphis as he came away with 29 points as the Grizzlies fell to 21-8 on the season.

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Both teams a re still occupying the seeded positions in the Western Conference with Houston in the third seed and Memphis in the fourth seed.

The Rockets now face a trip to the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday night and after his performance tonight, that could be Smith's first start for the Rockets.

Bucks walk to a rout

The Milwaukee Bucks showed everyone once again that they're not the same team as last year as they beat the Atlanta Hawks in a blow-out in Georgia.

The Bucks emerged 107-77 winners beating their big match between two of the top teams in the Eastern Conference.

The Hawks may be the second seed in the East and the home team but Milwaukee came and showed them that they weren't afraid to play against them in their house.

Jared Dudley was the key man for the Bucks as he came away with 24 points in the game whilst five other Bucks players hit double digits.

Brooklyn rule in the Atlantic

A clash between the second and third placed teams in the Atlantic division saw the Brooklyn Nets beat the Boston Celtics by a very narrow two points.

The Nets came away 109-107 winners in the battle of the Atlantic with the Celtics Jared Sullinger missing a crucial two pointer at the final buzzer.

Topics:
Memphis Grizzlies
Southwest Division
Western Conference
NBA
Boston Celtics
Atlantic Division
Eastern Conference
Milwaukee Bucks
Central Division
Atlanta Hawks
Southeast Division
Houston Rockets

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