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Winners, Loser, and three trends we saw from Friday's NBA Action!


Eric Bledsoe (PHX) 18 points, 8 assists, 2 steals, game winning 3-pointer with .7 seconds left on the clock in 28 minutes

Blake Griffin (LAC) 20 points, 17 rebounds, 6 assists, 2 blocks, 8-8 from the Free Throw Line in 41 minutes 

Al Horford (ATL) 22 points, 16 rebounds, 3 offensive rebounds, 9-14 from the field in 35 minutes


Kevin Durant (OKC) 13 points on 11 shots, 4 rebounds, 2 blocks, 4 turnovers in 27 minutes

Monta Ellis (DAL) 20 points on 19 shots, 4 assists, 3 steals, 5 turnovers in 32 minutes

Bradley Beal (WAS) 10 points on 18 shots, 3 assists, 5 turnovers in 36 minutes

Weird Trends:

Anti-Tanking? Both teams notorious for tanking have starting out 2-0 (76ers and Suns) and other teams on the tanking binge have wins, including Orlando, Charlotte and Sacramento.

Rebounding Monsters! In the 13 games going Friday, 7 players got over 15 rebounds in their games, including youngsters like Anthony Davis, Blake Griffin, Vitor Faverani, Derrick Favors and Andre Drummond.

Storied Franchises not on top? With the 2-0 teams are surprisingly young, veteran teams such as the LA Lakers, Boston Celtics, Denver Nuggets and Miami Heat are all under .500.

Now OBVIOUSLY people should realize it's only 2-3 games through the season, so some of these trends will probably not last, but they do exist at the moment.

And in case you missed it, ESPN's own JA Adande had to go through one of the biggest challenges in the NBA...interviewing Gregg Popovich on TV. Here's how it went...

Hark all you want on JA, it's difficult to interview the master of ESPN interviews.