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There are some top basketball matchups Thursday night — even if some of the teams aren't at full strength.
The Brooklyn Nets, 3.5-point favorites at BetMGM, visit the Dallas Mavericks. The Nets are without James Harden, and the Mavs won't have Kristaps Porzingis, but the game's total is 234.5. Points are expected to be plentiful.
In a late game it's "The Battle of Los Angeles."
The Clippers are 8.5-points favorites against the Lakers, who will be without LeBron James. James has a nagging ankle injury and will miss his second straight game. Lakers superstar Anthony Davis has played seven games since returning from an Achilles injury, but the total is just 210.5.
Davis has yet to have one of his signature dominant games. Could tonight be the night?
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