January 24
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So long, Federer. After an inspiring road to the semifinals, Roger Federer's Australian Open chase has come to an end. Early yesterday morning, the two legends went head to head from Melbourne Park, with Nadal taking a 7-6 (4), 6-3, 6-3 win in the end. This adds to Nadal's commanding rivalry lead over Federer, advancing to a record of 23-10 in all matches since 2004 and 3-0 in Australian Open meetings. From this point, Nadal will meet Novak Djokovic in the finals tomorrow morning at 3:30 AM eastern.

In Friday night's NBA action, it was all about Carmelo Anthony. The Knicks forward exploded with a New York Knicks and Madison Square Garden record 62 points, and added 13 rebounds for good measure. Melo's shot was on all night, as he went a total of 23-35 from the field. Elsewhere, Orlando's Tobias Harris had a huge night against the Lakers with 28 points and 20 rebounds.

Catch up on the details of all this action 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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Stephen Curry
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Steph Curry Styles on Minnesota in the UA Anatomix Spawn

Shoe: Under Armour Anatomix Spawn PE
Player: Stephen Curry
Game: Golden State vs. Minnesota
Key Stat: 33 points, 15 assists

$120

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Stephen Curry
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Marcus Thornton
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Marcus Thornton Drops 42 on Pacers

Shoe: Nike Kobe 8 System
Player: Marcus Thornton
Game: Sacramento vs. Indiana
Key Stat: 42 points, 5 rebounds

$140

Marcus Thornton
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Rafael Nadal
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Nadal Drops Federer, Advances to Finals

Shoe: Nike Air Max Courtballistec 4.3
Player: Rafael Nadal
Game: vs. Roger Federer
Key Stat: 7-6 (4), 6-3, 6-3

$105

Rafael Nadal
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Carmelo Anthony
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Carmelo Anthony Goes Off on Bobcats with 62 Points

Shoe: Jordan Melo M10
Player: Carmelo Anthony
Game: New York vs. Charlotte
Key Stat: 62 points, 13 rebounds

$165

Carmelo Anthony
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Carmelo Anthony
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Blake Griffin
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Blake Griffin Pounds Out Bulls in the Super.Fly 2

Shoe: Jordan Super.Fly 2
Player: Blake Griffin
Game: LAC vs. Chicago
Key Stat: 26 points, 13 rebounds, 7 assists

$105

Blake Griffin
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Blake Griffin
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Tobias Harris
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Tobias Harris Drops Huge Double-Double on Lakers

Shoe: Nike Hyper Quickness
Player: Tobias Harris
Game: Orlando vs. LAL
Key Stat: 28 points, 20 rebounds

$70

Tobias Harris
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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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