The evening of Friday, Feb. 7, was one of those rare occasions when the NBA's marquee matchup not only lived up to the hype, but turned into the game of the night.
The Portland Trail Blazers and Indiana Pacers needed more than the regulation 48 minutes to settle things on Friday, thanks to a clutch shot from Indiana point guard George Hill. The Pacers eventually held off the Trail Blazers in overtime, 118-113.
In New Orleans, 20-year-old Anthony Davis led his team to victory. In Philadelphia, 40-year-old birthday boy Steve Nash did the same for his Los Angeles Lakers.