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Storified by Digital First Media · Mon, Nov 19 2012 07:08:59
If you didn't watch the Lakers-Rockets game last night, you missed a lot
Sunday night offered plenty of intriguing late-night TV options. Dexter and Homeland aired on Showtime. The Ravens played the Steelers in an AFC showdown. WWE's Survivor Series pitted John Cena, CM Punk and Ryback against one another in a triple-threat match. But it was an
early-season NBA game
that ended up being the night's most gripping television. Here's a quick recap to catch you up to speed.
With Mike D'Antoni in attendance
(though not on the sidelines), the Lakers opened up their game against the Rockets in a way the offensive-minded coach would approve of -- a 40-point first-quarter outburst, and an 11-point lead.
I am loving this up-tempo Lakers offense. 40 points in 1st quarter, 70% in the first 12 minutes! Welcome to the #DAntoni era!Chris Manning
Like I said, the Lakers are going to be ridiculously fun to watch. 40 points in the 1st quarter. Imagine when Nash is backPeppermint Butler
Rookie Terrence Jones' MEGA slam!nba
Metta World Peace "inadvertent" elbow to Jeremy LinRocketsRed
Pau Gasol scores his 15,000th career point on a jumper, becoming the 10th foreign born player in NBA history to reach the plateau.NBA
Kobe Bryant reminded America why he is better at basketball than the rest of us with this and-one from the corner:
Ravens beat team dressed as 'No Rain' extras
Steelers QB Byron Leftwich: lost 7 straight starts at quarterbackESPN Stats & Info
It's Notre Dame and everyone else in the BCS standings
Also worth mentioning, if Notre Dame loses to USC and Florida beats Florida State it's an all SEC title game again.Clay Travis
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