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By FOXSPORTS.COM  |  Last updated 12/12/13
By Jimmy Spencer You win some, you lose some. Derrick Rose and other NBA stars have hit the injury list of late, but this week we got one back when superstar Kobe Bryant made his return. His comeback hasnt lifted the Lakers in the rankings just yet, but theres still plenty of time for that. The real story in the NBA continues to be the new elites, Indiana and Portland. The Pacers win against the Heat reestablishes them as the leagues best team, and thats no knock on the Trail Blazers, who also continue to prove theyre for real despite a drop to second. Follow the NBA season through the lens of Jimmy Spencer on Twitter at @JimmySpencerNBA. 1 Pacers 19-3 1 A big win against its rival gets Indiana back on top. It doesnt matter what month it is, any win against that older brother thats been beating you down for years is a big one. The Pacers remain atop the East in the standings and are a perfect 10-0 at home. Thats shaping up well for a potential home-court advantage in a rematch ...
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