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Davis scores 50, Lakers improve to 21-3

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LOS ANGELES (AP) Anthony Davis had a season-high 50 points and the Los Angeles Lakers improved to a league-best 21-3 with a 142-125 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday night.

Davis hit a floater with 4:39 remaining to reach 50 points for the fourth time in his career. He was 20 of 29 from the field and made all 10 of his free throws to go along with seven rebounds and six assists.

LeBron James had 32 points and 13 assists despite committing four fouls in the first half. Alex Caruso added 16 points as the Lakers won their fourth straight and improved to 10-2 at home.


Harris scores 26 as 76ers beat Raptors

PHILADELPHIA (AP) This victory over the Toronto Raptors didn’t feel as good as it should have to the Philadelphia 76ers because of their shaky finish.

Tobias Harris scored 26 points and rookie Matisse Thybulle had a career-high 20 points, including a pair of free throws with 23 seconds left, to lead Philadelphia 76ers to their 12th straight home victory, 110-104 over the Raptors on Sunday night.


Doncic's 27-8-7 not enough, Kings win

DALLAS (AP) Nemanja Bjelica could see another game slipping away from the Sacramento Kings with the ball in Luka Doncic’s hands.

But Doncic missed a tying attempt in the final seconds as the Kings withstood a furious rally and beat the Mavericks 110-106 on Sunday night.


Nets hold off Nuggets for 3rd straight

NEW YORK (AP) Spencer Dinwiddie saved the Brooklyn Nets - again.

Dinwiddie scored 24 points and the Nets held off the Denver Nuggets 105-102 on Sunday for their third straight victory.


Clippers bounce back to top Wizards

WASHINGTON (AP) Kawhi Leonard had 34 points and 11 rebounds and the Los Angeles Clippers bounced back from their worst loss of the season with a 135-119 victory over the Washington Wizards on Sunday night.

Paul George scored 27 points and Montrezl Harrell had nine of his 20 in the fourth quarter for the Clippers, who improved to 4-6 away from home two games into their six-game trip.


Herro hits late 3, Heat beat Bulls

MIAMI (AP) Game on the line, perfect home record on the line, and the Miami Heat turned to their teenager.

Tyler Herro came through.


Thunder beat Blazers to open road trip

PORTLAND, Ore (AP) Dennis Schroder and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander each scored 21 points and the Oklahoma City Thunder opened a four-game trip with a 108-96 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday night.

The Thunder, who led by as many as 18 points in the first half, have won four of their last five games, the team's best stretch of the season. Chris Paul finished with 20 points.


Young scores 30 as Hawks beat Hornets

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Trae Young took a knee to the face, then returned to deliver a knockout blow to the Hornets.

Young turned in perhaps his most complete game of the season with 30 points, nine assists and six rebounds and the Atlanta Hawks beat Charlotte 122-107 on Sunday night for their second victory in three games after a 10-game losing streak.


Harden has 18 in 4th as Rockets top Suns

HOUSTON (AP) On a night where James Harden's shots weren't falling for three quarters, the Houston Rockets got big performances from those in supporting roles until the star stepped up late to close out the victory.

Harden scored 18 of his 34 points in the fourth quarter and Ben McLemore added 27 points to help the Rockets outlast the Phoenix Suns 115-109 on Saturday night.


Mitchell, Green lead Jazz past Grizzlies

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Defense is a work in progress for Utah, and the Jazz are starting to put more pieces of the puzzle together.

Utah used a strong defensive performance in the second quarter to power its way to a 126-112 victory over Memphis on Saturday night.

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