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LeBron James had 28 points, seven rebounds and seven assists, and the Los Angeles Lakers scored a 117-115 win over the Chicago Bulls on Friday.
Montrezl Harrell contributed 17 points and 14 rebounds for the Lakers, who played without Anthony Davis (left adductor trunk). Dennis Schroder also scored 17, Wesley Matthews 14 and Markieff Morris 11.
Zach LaVine, who scored 19 points in the first quarter, had 38 points and six assists for the Bulls. Wendell Carter Jr. scored 23 points and seven rebounds and Thaddeus Young threw in 15 points and seven boards. Coby White finished with 14 points.
Bull striker Otto Porter Jr. left the competition in the first half with back spasms and did not return. Striker Lauri Markkanen suspended his sixth straight competition due to the league's health and protocol guidelines.
Detroit Pistons 110 – Phoenix Suns 105
Jerami Grant ended his career on 31 points and hosts Detroit bounced back from a 23-point deficit in the first half to beat Phoenix in extra time.
Grant, who also scored 10 rebounds, started a new career with many points against Milwaukee on Wednesday. Blake Griffin had 16 points, 12 rebounds and five assists, Delon Wright 16 points, five rebounds and six assists, and Mason Plumlee 12 points for Detroit.
Devin Booker led the Suns with 23 points and former Piston Langston Galloway had 17. DeAndre Ayton added 14 points and 12 rebounds while Dario Saric had 12 points and Chris Paul provided 11 points, seven rebounds and nine assists.
Boston Celtics 116 – Washington Wizards 107
Jayson Tatum scored 32 points, Jaylen Brown added 27, and Boston withheld visiting Washington.
Marcus Smart had 13 points, Payton Pritchard 11 and Daniel Theis 10 when the Celtics won for the sixth time in their last seven games. Brown threw 13 rebounds at field height.
Bradley Beal followed a franchise record of 60 points on Wednesday at 41, but the Wizards lost for the seventh time in their first nine games. Russell Westbrook, playing with a dislocated finger on his right hand, had 12 points on 4-of-16.
Oklahoma City Thunder 101 – New York Knicks 89
Hamidou Diallo hit 11 of his 23 season highs in the fourth quarter when he pulled Oklahoma City away from New York.
Diallo also added a season high of 11 rebounds, despite falling off the bench for Thunder, who fell 11 points in the first quarter before coming back to win the second straight. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander also had a double-double with 25 points and 10 rebounds, while Al Horford added 15 points and eight assists.
Julius Randle had 18 points and 12 rebounds for the Knicks, who had captured their winning streak in three games. RJ Barrett scored 19 points while Elfrid Payton (16 points) and Austin Rivers (12 points) also got double digits.
Charlotte Hornets 118 – New Orleans Pelicans 110
Gordon Hayward scored 26 points and led six Charlotte players in double digits when Charlotte beat hosts New Orleans.
Miles Bridges added 20 points, Devonte & # 39; Graham (NYSE 🙂 scored 17, Terry Rozier had 15, rookie LaMelo Ball (NYSE 🙂 had 12 points and 10 rebounds, and Bismack Biyombo had 11.
Zion Williamson scored 26, Josh Hart 19, Brandon Ingram and JJ Redick 17 each, and Steven Adams 13 each for the Pelicans, who lost their third straight to a four-game homestand before embarking on a seven-game road trip.
Memphis Grizzlies 115 – Brooklyn Nets 110
Dillon Brooks scored 24 points as Memphis got off to a quick start, held a 22-point lead and ended a five-game home defeat with a win over Brooklyn.
The Grizzlies won on a night Jonas Valanciunas left after half time due to health and safety protocols. This was not due to a positive COVID-19 test, according to a report by Fox Sports South.
Caris LeVert led all scorers with 43 points and scored seven 3-point points. He scored 19 points and hit five 3-point points in the third quarter when Brooklyn stormed back.
Houston Rockets 132 – Orlando Magic 90
James Harden and Christian Wood recorded doubles, and Houston took full advantage of the shorthanded Orlando to win at the Toyota Center.
Harden finished the game with 15 points and 13 assists, while Wood returned after a one-game injury break, scoring 22 points and 15 rebounds. Six missiles hit double-digit results as McLemore finished with 15 points on the 5v5-3 point shooting, while Tucker added 15 points.
The Magic, seven rotation players, including guards Markelle Fultz (knee) and Evan Fournier (back spasms), received a doubles doubles from center Nikola Vucevic (22 points, 12 rebounds). Otherwise, the Magic were offensively hit-free and fell into a 32-point hole in the first half by missing 11 of 12 Treys.
Conversely, the rockets fired 53.3 percent from the ground before the break.
Utah Jazz 131 – Milwaukee Bucks 118
Donovan Mitchell scored 32 points and Jordan Clarkson added 26 to lead Utah to a win over Milwaukee.
Bojan Bogdanovic scored 20 points while Royce O & # 39; Neale added 18 points, eight rebounds and six assists. Mike Conley finished the race with a double, 17 points and 10 assists. The Jazz lost two games after setting a franchise record of 25 3-pointers.
Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 35 points and Khris Middleton added 31 to lead Milwaukee. The duo also combined 18 rebounds and eight assists. It wasn't enough to keep the bucks from losing at home for the first time this season.
Golden State Warriors 115 – Los Angeles Clippers 105
Stephen Curry scored 38 points and Golden State took advantage of a 34-6 tide bridging the third and fourth quarters to stun a visit to Los Angeles in San Francisco.
In the rematch of a Clippers win on Wednesday night, the Warriors used 20 3-point points – including nine from Curry – to prevent a two-game sweep.
Paul George had a team high of 25 points and Kawhi Leonard 24 for Los Angeles, who had won their first three games at the 2-year Chase Center, including two blowouts last season.
Toronto Raptors 144 – Sacramento Kings 123
Fred VanVleet scored 16 of his 34 points in the third quarter when Toronto took the lead early in the second half and never looked back on a win over hosts Sacramento.
It was the most points the Raptors ever scored in a regular game as they went 20 out of 39 (51.3 percent) out of the 3-point range.
De & # 39; Aaron Fox scored 23 for the Kings after leaving on Wednesday's early Wednesday win over the Chicago Bulls due to a tight Achilles tendon. Harrison Barnes scored 21 points for Sacramento, which lost for the fourth time in their last five games.
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