The NBA is finally back from its mid-season hiatus.
After a long break for the league’s All-Star weekend, on-court action returned on Friday (AEDT), with the stakes starting to ramp up as we gear towards the 2023 playoffs.
NBA conference leaders Boston and Denver were pushed to the limit, with the Celtics escaping in a 142-138 overtime triumph over Indiana and the Nuggets edging the Cavaliers in Cleveland.
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Boston star Jayson Tatum, coming off a record-setting 55-point performance in the All-Star Game, scored 31 points, including the Celtics’ last four in overtime.
Tatum got off to a slow start as NBA action resumed in the wake of the All-Star break, but finished with a double-double that included 12…