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NBA first: Three teams win by 40+ on same day

Kevin Knox in Knicks-Pistons

DETROIT, MICHIGAN - APRIL 03: Kevin Knox II #20 of the New York Knicks celebrates with Obi Toppin #1 during the fourth quarter of the game at Little Caesars Arena on April 03, 2021 in Detroit, Michigan. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Nic Antaya/Getty Images)

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The Raptors beat the Warriors by 53 points on Friday.

None of Saturday’s games had such a large margin.

But there were plenty of massive blowouts. In fact, for the first time in NBA history, three games on the same day were decided by at least 40 points:

  • Knicks 125, Pistons 81
  • Jazz 137, Magic 91
  • Trail Blazers 133, Thunder 85

There had been six days with two 40-point wins.

For anyone who wanted a tightly contested basketball game Saturday, the best option was Gonzaga-UCLA.