NBA bubble updates for Day 3: Raptors show they're still a top title contender vs. Lakers

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SportsPulse: Need a refresher on where we left off with the NBA before play was halted? Mackenzie Salmon hits the rewind button and gets us up to speed.

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The first two days of the NBA’s restarted season tipped off Thursday and Friday, with two overtime thrillers highlighting the second night of action.

What did Day 3 have in store for NBA fans? There were five games on tap, and Miami defeated short-handed Denver 125-105 in the first game of the day. The Nuggets played without three starters and are in danger of losing control of third place in the Western Conference. The Oklahoma City Thunder took care of the Utah Jazz 110-94.

The Los Angeles Clippers made a franchise-record 25 3-pointers in their easy 126-103 victory against New Orleans.

The Indiana Pacers handled the Philadelphia 76ers 127-121, and the Toronto Raptors topped the Los Angeles Lakers 107-92 to cap the day. Don’t sleep on the Raptors. 

Remember, playoff spots and seeding are on the line in the final stretch, no matter how much it feels like the beginning of a season.

Updates from throughout the day and the night from Jeff Zillgitt, Mark Medina — on the ground at Disney…

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