In the months, weeks, and days before Tuesday's Election Day, the country waited with baited breath to see who would be the next president of the country. When the results rolled in very late on Tuesday night, Wednesday became a day for a response and to start the process of bringing the United States back together -- Basketball was happy to play a prominent role. Here's an NBA roundup for Wednesday, November 9, 2016.

New York Knicks 110, Brooklyn Nets 96

Early in the game, it seemed as if the Nets were going to blow the Knicks out of the water -- the Manhattan squad was playing terrible basketball.

Carmelo Anthony turned it on in the third quarter, scoring 14 points in the period. Nets guard Sean Kilpatrick made his first career start in the loss.

Washington Wizards 118, Boston Celtics 93

This game was over after the first quarter, when the Wizards led by an NBA season-high 26 points. Wizards forward Otto Porter Jr. scored a career-high 34 points in the win, while guard John Wall scuffled with Marcus Smart and was ejected for the second game in a row.

Charlotte Hornets 104, Utah Jazz 98

Are the Hornets one of the best teams in the NBA? You'd think so after their fourth straight win, giving them a 6-1 record on the year. The bench of Charlotte doubled the point total of Utah's reserves, 41-20.

Utah lost because of poor three-point shooting (8 of 34 from behind the arc).

Minnesota Timberwolves 123, Orlando Magic 107

In a battle between NBA Dunk Contest foes, Zach LaVine clearly had the upper hand over Aaron Gordon, scoring 37 points for the Timberwolves' first win in Orlando in nine tries. It's also the team's first road win of the season.

Indiana Pacers 122, Philadelphia 76ers 115 (OT)

Philadelphia was so close to earning their first win of the NBA season, forcing an overtime against the Pacers before succumbing to their basketball inefficiencies. Paul George outscored the Sixers in overtime, as Indiana remained perfect at home on the year.

Atlanta Hawks 115, Chicago Bulls 107

After topping the NBA champs on Tuesday, Atlanta continued their momentum with a win over Chicago on Wednesday. Bulls guard Dwyane Wade may have been caught looking ahead in the schedule -- his return to Miami takes place on Thursday night.

Toronto Raptors 112, Oklahoma City Thunder 102

The Thunder suffered their first loss of the NBA campaign to a still-hot DeMar DeRozan (37 points) and the Raptors. Russell Westbrook went 9 of 26 from the field in the loss.

Phoenix Suns 107, Detroit Pistons 100

Just like their rivals in Indiana, Detroit can't seem to lose at home or win on the road, losing their fourth road basketball game on Wednesday night. Jared Dudley scored 19 off the bench for Phoenix, though most of the attention went to Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy, who bemoaned the election of Donald Trump.

Houston Rockets 101, San Antonio Spurs 99

The performance of Wednesday night went to James Harden, who is quickly carving out a space in the NBA MVP conversation. He recorded a triple-double with 24 points, 15 assists, and 12 rebounds in the win, while San Antonio lost their third game at home of the season, a monster reversal over their near impenetrable fortress last year.

Los Angeles Clippers 111, Portland Trail Blazers 80

The Clippers took a huge lead early and never looked back, coasting to a dominant win over Portland. The Clippers have the best record in the NBA at 7-1. Shabazz Napier was the only Trail Blazer to exceed the 10-point threshold -- he had 11.

Golden State Warriors 116, Dallas Mavericks 95

In the rare basketball clash between brothers, Steph Curry and the Warriors had the upper hand over Seth Curry and the Mavs. Steph left the game with an ankle injury, a scary sight, but returned by the end of the contest. Klay Thompson, who was believed to be slumping, scored 18 points in the first quarter to start the rout.

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