NBA Thursday night round up: Triple OT to separate Wizards and Raptors

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Only four games played in the NBA thursday night but the Wizards and Raptors treated everyone to an incredible triple overtime game eventually won by Washington.

Three times the teams were deadlocked as the buzzer sounded and it took three extra periods of time to finally separate these two Eastern Conference foes.

Marcin Gortat had a monster outing for the Wizards with 31 points along with 12 rebounds and four blocked shots before fouling out in the final overtime period. There the Wizards were carried by point guard John Wall to finally win the contest 134-129 (3OT).

The first game to finish from Thursday night was Milwaukee's trip to Indiana where they were edged out by the home town Pacers 101-96.

Valiant effort from the Bucks against the number one seed in the east but they couldn't beat the dominance inside shown by Roy Hibbert who racked up 24 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Pacers to a hard-fought home victory.

In Miami, a masked LeBron James squared off against a visiting Carmelo Anthony and the reeling New York Knicks.

In a very one sided contest, the Miami fans experienced a reminder of what makes Dwyane Wade great as James and Anthony battled on one side of the court, Wade systematically took over offensively and the Knicks had no answer to Flash.

Playing Robin to LeBron's Batman, Wade and the Heat cruised their way to a 108-82 victory over the visiting Knicks which extends their win streak to six.

The final game of the evening was a late contest between the Brooklyn Nets and the Denver Nuggets in the Pepsi Center.

The Nuggets recorded just eight points in the first quarter as the Nets controlled the contest which became extremely one sided from the tip off.

The line-ups for most of the game were filled with bench players from both teams which explains how unmatched this contest really was.

Thats the round-up from the Thursday night action in the NBA.

Miami Heat
Toronto Raptors
Washington Wizards
New York Knicks
Dwyane Wade
New Jersey Nets
LeBron James
Indiana Pacers
Milwaukee Bucks
Denver Nuggets

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