The evening of Friday, January 3, was clouded by a pair of injuries. The best point guard in the world, Chris Paul, injured his shoulder against the Dallas Mavericks. New Orleans forward Ryan Anderson, while not nearly as big a name as Paul, suffered an even worse injury, as he was carted off the court on a stretcher in Boston.
But the news wasn't all bad. The Toronto Raptors and Golden State Warriors continued their sterling run of play, while the Denver Nuggets ended a season-high eight game losing streak.
In Los Angeles, the Lakers might have found their point guard in Kendall Marshall, who pulled off a feat on Friday that no Laker had achieved since Kobe Bryant in 2002.
Let's get to it!