January 8
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College football is now over, and the NFL season is entering its final weeks, but the good news is that basketball is just starting to heat up. The NBA season is in full swing, with All-Star Weekend approaching quickly, and both men's and women's college hoops are turning out plenty of thrills.

On the NBA hardwood, James Harden led the night in scoring with 38 points as his Houston Rockets dealt the Lakers a 113-99 loss. LaMarcus Aldridge came up big for the Trail Blazers in their 110-94 win over Orlando, dropping 36 points and 9 boards. Portland's Nicolas Batum (pictured) also had a huge night with a 14 point, 14 assists, and 10 rebound triple-double. From Los Angeles, the Clippes continued to look strong as they topped Boston 111-105, due in part to 29 points and 8 assists from big man Blake Griffin. There were plenty of other standout players, so be sure to hit the slides to catch them all.

No. 14 Kentucky advanced to 11-3 with a convincing win over Mississippi State. James Young had 26 points, 10 rebounds, and 5 assists for the Wildcats. He got it done in the Nike Zoom Kobe 6, a 2010 which has since been discontinued, but will be hitting shelves soon in the form of the Kobe Prelude Pack.

Catch up on all this hoops action plus women's NCAA and more after the jump.

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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Goran Dragic Backs Down T'Wolves With 26 Points, 9 Assists

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Player: Goran Dragic
Game: Phoenix vs. Minnesota
Key Stat: 26 points, 9 assists, 6 rebounds

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Goran Dragic
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Blake Griffin
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Blake Griffin Bounces Boston in PE Jordans

Shoe: Jordan Super.Fly 2 "Clippers Home" PE
Player: Blake Griffin
Game: LAC vs. Boston
Key Stat: 29 points, 8 assists, 6 rebounds

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Blake Griffin
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Tiffany Bias Helps No. 15 Oklahoma State Advance to 13-1

Shoe: Nike Women's Hyperquickness
Player: Tiffany Bias
Game: Oklahoma State vs. Kansas State
Key Stat: 11 points, 9 assists

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Tiffany Bias
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Nicolas Batum
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Nicolas Batum Picks Up Triple-Double in the adidas Crazylight 3

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Player: Nicolas Batum
Game: Portland vs. Orlando
Key Stat: 14 points, 14 assists, 10 rebounds

$140

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LaMarcus Aldridge
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LaMarcus Aldridge Goes Into Beast Mode on Orlando

Shoe: Nike Air Max Hyperposite PE
Player: LaMarcus Aldridge
Game: Portland vs. Orlando
Key Stat: 36 points, 9 rebounds, 3 blocks

$135

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LaMarcus Alrdidge
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Kyle Lowry
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Kyle Lowry Helps Raptors Top Detroit in Peak Signature Shoes

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Player: Kyle Lowry
Game: Toronto vs. Detroit
Key Stat: 21 points, 9 assists, 5 rebounds

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Kyle Lowry
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James Young
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James Young Leads Wildcats in Discontinued Kobes

Shoe: Nike Zoom Kobe VI
Player: James Young
Game: Kentucky vs. Mississippi State
Key Stat: 26 points, 10 rebounds, 5 assists

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James Young
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James Harden
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James Harden Leads Night in Scoring

Shoe: Nike Zoom Crusader PE
Player: James Harden
Game: Houston vs. LAL
Key Stat: 38 points, 5 steals

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James Harden
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James Harden
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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.

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