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Just how hot was it yesterday at Melbourne Park? So hot that it melted someone's sneakers. As temperatures continue to soar, the Australian Open has been put on hold for the time being. Temps have already reached 107F, and even hotter extremes are anticipated, so it's good to see that the safety of all the participants has been made a top priority. Once things cool off, we'll be right back to covering the action.

Meanwhile, in the States, it was all about basketball as NBA and men's NCAA were in full swing. On the pro hardwood, the Washing Wizards rallied behind a big night from John Wall as they handed the Heat their third straight loss. Wall had 25 points, 9 assists, and 5 rebounds in the 114-97 Wiz win. In Orlando, Joakim Noah powered the Bulls to a 128-125 W over the Magic with 26 points and 19 boards. Find out what Wall and Noah wore plus more NBA coverage after the jump.

In Top 25 action, No. 4 Michigan State and No. 9 Oklahoma State picked up wins. Catch all the details in the gallery above.

Riley Jones is a freelance writer from Charlottesville, VA and a contributor to Sneaker Report. With an unshakable affinity for basketball and all things ’90s, he can be found on Twitter @rchrstphr.

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Gary Harris Does a Little of Everything for the Spartans in the Hyperdisruptor

Shoe: Nike Zoom Hyperdisruptor
Player: Gary Harris
Game: Michigan State vs. Northwestern
Key Stat: 14 points, 6 rebounds, 4 steals

$70

Gary Harris
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Gary Harris
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Damian Lillard
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Damian Lillard Handles Cavs in the adidas Rose 3.5

Shoe: adidas Rose 3.5
Player: Damian Lillard
Game: Portland vs. Cleveland
Key Stat: 28 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists

$70

Damian Lillard
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Damian Lillard
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Terrence Jones
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Terrence Jones Lights Up Pelicans in the Hyperdunk 2013

Shoe: Nike Hyperdunk 2013
Player: Terrence Jones
Game: Houston vs. New Orleans
Key Stat: 25 points, 8 rebounds

$130

Terrence Jones
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Terrence Jones
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Rudy Gay
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Rudy Gay Drops 33 Points on T'wolves in the Zoom Hyper Rev

Shoe: Nike Zoom Hyper Rev
Player: Rudy Gay
Game: Sacramento vs. Minnesota
Key Stat: 33 points, 6 assists, 5 rebounds

$120

Rudy Gay
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Rudy Gay
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Marcus Smart
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Marcus Smart Leads No. 9 Cowboys to Win

Shoe: Nike Air Max Hyperaggressor
Player: Marcus Smart
Game: Oklahoma State vs. TCU
Key Stat: 20 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists

$70

Marcus Smart
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Marcus Smart
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John Wall
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John Wall Sparks Wizards to Win over Miami

Shoe: adidas adipure Crazyquick
Player: John Wall
Game: Washington vs. Miami
Key Stat: 25 points, 9 assists, 5 rebounds

$112

John Wall
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John Wall
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Joakim Noah
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Joakim Noah
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Joakim Noah
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Jared Sullinger
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Jared Sullinger Tops Raptors in the Jordan Super.Fly 2 PE

Shoe: Jordan Super.Fly 2
Player: Jared Sullinger
Game: Boston vs. Toronto
Key Stat: 25 points, 20 rebounds

$105

Jared Sullinger
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Jared Sullinger
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Riley Jones is a freelance writer from Charlottesville, VA and a contributor to Sneaker Report. With an unshakable affinity for basketball and all things ’90s, he can be found on Twitter @rchrstphr.

RELATED: The Shoes That Won Last Night: Djokovic, Federer Advance to Australian Open 2nd Round
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