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Taking a look at Tuesday's games in the National Basketball Association:

‚ÄĘ 1. Remember Dominique Wilkins? Yeah, It's Like That. It's a sports resurgence of sorts in Atlanta, is it not? The Hawks, who have endured seven straight losing seasons, improved to 3-1 with a 104-95 win over the Cavaliers in OT on Tuesday. Joe Johnson scored 25 points for the winners. Meanwhile, LeBron James' long-awaited review of the new ball is in. "It's not a good basketball. It kind of feels like a basketball you buy for your kids at Christmas or something."

‚ÄĘ 2. Yao, Baby! Shane Battier returned to Memphis, but Yao Ming stole the show with 24 points ‚ÄĒ 11 in the fourth quarter ‚ÄĒ as the Rockets beat the Grizzlies 86-80.

‚ÄĘ 3. Shaqless In Seattle. Are you ready to put up a poster in your room featuring a guy named Posey, kids? James Posey's go-ahead three-pointer with 19 seconds remaining lifted the Heat ‚ÄĒ minus Shaquille O'Neal ‚ÄĒ to a 90-87 win over the SuperSonics.

‚ÄĘ 4. 76ers' Dynasty Ends Abruptly. Jermaine O'Neal had 16 points and 11 rebounds as the Pacers dealt the 76ers their first loss of the season, 97-86.


‚ÄĘ 5. It's The Feel-Good Hit Of The Fall. NOOCH won its home debut in Oklahoma City, as Chris Paul had 22 points and 11 assists in a 97-93 win over Golden State. "We're still trying to build an identity,'' Paul said. "It's only four games into a new season. It's still possible for us to finish 4-78. You never know.'' Now that's positive thinking.