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Eric Gordon is back, hits and-1 game winner vs. Dallas (VIDEO)

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That is how you start to win back the fans in New Orleans.

Eric Gordon is back from his knee surgery and showing the Hornets what they were missing — their offense is just much better when the young guard they got as the highlight of the Chris Paul trade is back on the floor.

The Hornets took the struggling Mavericks to overtime then it was Gordon who beat them on this and-1 game winner. Gordon has some work to do to fully win the fans of New Orleans back (remember he said over the summer he didn’t want the Hornets to match the Suns offer) but these kind of plays are big steps in the right direction.

PBT Extra: Cavaliers, Warriors teams to beat among things we’ve learned so far

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We are a quarter of the way into the NBA season, the things we kind of thought earlier have started to solidify into things we really know about this NBA season.

So what are the three things we’ve learned so far? That’s the topic of this PBT Extra.

At the top of the list, something we thought we knew going into the season: The Warriors and Cavaliers are the teams to beat. Shocking. But we also talk Russell Westbrook and James Harden.

Wizards miss two open layups on one fastbreak (video)

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Marcus Thornton got the Wizards two easy points with this wide-open lay —

Well, at least Bradley Beal was there for the easy foll —

Yikes.

Thankfully for the Wizards, they were playing the Nets, not the Rockets. So, Washington still won, 118-113.

Report: Andrew Bogut to be out two weeks with bone bruise in knee

Dallas Mavericks center Andrew Bogut (6) of Australia reaches down to his right leg after suffering an unknown injury in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Charlotte Hornets on Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
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Andrew Bogut left just 10 minutes into Dallas’ eventual loss to Charlotte Monday with what looked to be a hyperextended knee. After the game, coach Rick Carlisle said an MRI was coming, but they expected Bogut to miss time.

Looks like it will be a couple of weeks at least, reports Marc Stein of ESPN.

The Mavericks are 8.6 points per 100 possessions better when Bogut is on the court, all because their defense is vastly superior when he is on the court.

With Bogut out, look for Dwight Powell to get more run.

Bogut’s name has come up in trade rumors, this kind of injury isn’t going to change that.

Meyers Leonard yells ‘Meyers’ at Bulls PA announcer, who kept calling him Myles (video)

Portland Trail Blazers' Meyers Leonard foreground, battles Chicago Bulls' Jimmy Butler background, for a rebound during the second half of a NBA basketball game Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, in Chicago. Portland won 112-110. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)
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Meyers Leonard grew up in Illinois. He played at the University of Illinois.

So, last night’s Trail Blazers-Bulls game in Chicago was a bit of a homecoming for him.

That’s probably why he was particular perturbed the Bulls’ PA announcer kept calling him Myles. So, the Portland big man issued a stern correction:

For anyone in the Midwest, I trimmed this into a handy Vine you can use in case anyone asks which grocery store you’re headed to: