Kings 116 (8-12), Trail Blazers 127 (9-13)
Carmelo Anthony (20 points), Hassan Whiteside (22), Dame Lillard (24) and CJ McCollum (33) led the way as the Trail Blazers shot a blistering 56 percent from the field and 50 percent from deep.
Portland improved to 4-3 since signing Anthony.
Warriors 91 (4-19), Hornets 106 (9-14)
Terry Rozier got the Hornets rolling early with 12 points in the first quarter and Devonte Graham finished the visitors off with 10 made 3’s en route to a 33-point night. Graham’s 10 3’s tied a franchise-record.
D’Angelo Russell scored 18 points in 25 minutes of action — his first game since Nov. 15 — but it wasn’t enough for the struggling Warriors.
Bucks 127 (19-3), Pistons 103 (8-14)
Giannis Antetokounmpo only needed 28 minutes to put up 35 points (4-for-8 from 3), nine rebounds and two blocks as the Bucks won their 13th straight contest.
Andre Drummond had the highlight of the night, dunking over Antetokounmpo and Robin Lopez. He finished the night with 23 points, 14 rebounds, five assists, two steals and three blocks.
Suns 114 (9-11), Magic 128 (10-11)
Aaron Gordon shot 5-for-5 from deep and 13-for-15 overall as he clocked out with 32 points, five assists and five rebounds. Evan Fournier added another 21 to help lead the Magic.
Frank Kaminsky scored 21 points in the first half for Phoenix, but he cooled off after the intermission, finishing with just 23.
Lakers 121 (19-3), Jazz (12-10)
There were complaints about the Lakers’ strength of schedule (or lack thereof) to open this season, but back-to-back wins over Denver and Utah have put doubts of Los Angeles’ legitimacy to bed.
Anthony Davis scored 26 on only 11 shots and LeBron turned in 20 points and 12 dimes in just 29 minutes. Rajon Rondo moved up to 17th all-time on the NBA’s assists leaderboard.
Nets 130 (11-10), Hawks 118 (5-17)
Taurean Prince shined against his former team, scoring 23 points on 9-for-15 shooting.
The Nets trailed be four to the end first quarter, but a second quarter surge made the difference in what was an otherwise close game the rest of the way.
Trae Young scored a game-high 39 points and dished out 10 dimes.
Heat 93 (15-6), Celtics (15-5)
Jimmy Butler followed up his triple-double from the previous night with a game-high 37; however, a combined 59-point outing from Kemba Walker and Jaylen Brown was too much for his team to overcome.
Grizzlies 99 (6-15), Bulls 106 (8-14)
Zach LaVine continued to shine, scoring a team-high 25 points. All four other Chicago starters (Satoransky: 13 points, Kris Dunn: 10, Wendell Carter Jr.: 16, Lauri Markkanen: 15) scored double-digit points.
The Grizzlies struggled to get its backcourt going as Ja Morant missed his third game due to injury.
Pacers 107 (14-7), Thunder 100 (8-12)
Seven Pacers scored double-digit points as TJ Warren’s 24 led the way.
Steven Adams had 20 on 8-for-8 shooting to lead OKC.
Timberwolves 114 (10-10), Mavericks 121 (15-6)
Dallas’ bench got hot in the fourth quarter — Jalen Brunson was a team-best + 21 with 16 points — as the Mavs closed out the final period with 41 points.
Luka Doncic turned in 22 points, six assists and seven boards to keep the Mavs hot. Dwight Powell added 24 on 9-for-9 shooting. Karl-Anthony Towns had 26 points, nine boards and seven assists for Minnesota.
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