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Warriors get revenge on the Lakers with 43-point drubbing; LeBron hits another triple-double

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Lakers (8-8) 106, Warriors (13-2) 149

The Warriors gained revenge for the early season loss to the Lakers with a 43-point drubbing at the Quicken Loans Arena, hot on the heels of pounding the Pacers by 37 on the road.

Kevin Durant had 28 points, Klay Thompson 26 and Stephen Curry led all scorers with 31. Ian Clark even weighed in with 21 off the bench, but the Lakers were without Julius Randle and D'Angelo Russell. Brandon Ingram, in his first start for the Purple and Gold, did manage a promising 16 points.

Grizzlies (10-5) 104, 76ers (4-11) 99

A fine performance by Marc Gasol where he had 27 points, four boards, four dimes, three steals and three blocks helped the Grizzlies pick up the W over a 76ers side that had just won back-to-back games.

Mike Conley also had 25 for the visitors, and while the Sixers had three players with double-doubles in Joel Embiid (12 points, 11 rebounds), Robert Covington (19, 10) and Ersan Illasova (22, 12), it wasn't enough.

Spurs (12-3) 119, Hornets (8-6) 114

The Spurs were made to work hard for it against a confident Hornets side that had eight players reach double-digits in scoring, with Kemba Walker leading the way with 26.

Kawhi Leonard drove the Spurs to victory with 30 points and another 23 points from LaMarcus Aldridge was enough to grab the road victory.

Suns (5-11) 92, Magic (6-9) 87

Two sides battling to make it to .500 met at the Amway Center and it was the visiting Phoenix Suns who pipped their host's thanks to six players scoring in the double-digits, led by an Alex Len double-double of 17 points and 12 rebounds.

21 points from Nikola Vucevic and 25 from Evan Fournier should have given Orlando a solid base to work from, but their shooting from deep was a good 12 percent worse than Phoenix's.

Trail Blazers (8-9) 125, Cavaliers (11-2) 137

Damian Lillard went off to nearly record a triple-double with 40 points, seven boards and 11 assists, but he was denied by an actual LeBron James triple-double of 31 points, 10 rebounds and 13 assists, with three steals to boot.

Kevin Love also dropped 40 points with eight three-pointers while Kyrie Irving weighed in with 20 points as the 'Big 3' truly turned up in this one. Love's 34 points in the first quarter is the second most points in a quarter of all-time, just three shy of Klay Thompsons 37 last year, and the highest tally in the opening quarter ever.

Hawks (10-5) 96, Pacers (7-9) 85

A huge 23-point, 20-rebound double-double from Dwight Howard secured the victory for Atlanta on the road last night and he was supported by an 18-point, 11-rebound double-double from Paul Millsap.

Paul George returned to the Indiana lineup, but both Thaddeus Young (19 points) and Monta Ellis (18) both outscored him.

Celtics (9-6) 111, Nets (4-10) 92

Isaiah Thomas, once again, led the Celtics in scoring with 23 points, but 22 points from Avery Bradley - with five steals - 17 from Al Horford and 15 from Jae Crowder capped off a fine team performance.

The Nets, still without Jeremy Lin, had a double-double from Trevor Booker as resistance, but his 18 points, 12 rebounds and four steals could only carry them so far.

Heat (4-10) 84, Pistons (7-9) 107

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope tallied 22 points at the Palace of Auburn Hills Arena last night to drive Detroit to a well-deserved victory. Andre Drummond comprehensively got the better of Hassan Whiteside too, as he produced 18 points and 15 rebounds compared to his counterparts six points and eight boards.

Tyler Johnson and James Johnson, 17 and 15 points respectively, led the way for Miami from the bench in what was a very disappointing night for the starting five.

Raptors (9-6) 107, Rockets (9-6) 102

DeMar DeRozan shows no signs of cooling off this season and his team-high 24 points drove the Raptors past the Rockets last night in Texas.

James Harden continued his exquisite form with 29 points, six rebounds and 15 assists. However, 20 points from DeMarre Carroll and 17 apiece for Cory Joseph and Kyle Lowry meant the Canadians were the better unit.

Clippers (14-2) 124, Mavericks (2-12) 104

The Clippers fantastic start to the season continued as seven players got into double-digits on the scoreboard last night.

Austin Rivers led the way with 22 points off the pine while Harrison Barnes match that total for a Dallas side that is not just suffering a blip anymore, they are descending into crisis.

Nuggets (6-9) 83, Jazz (8-8) 108

Jamal Murray continues to be a bright spark for the Nuggets after the rookie dropped another 23 points last night, but with only Wilson Chandler joining him in double-digits (13), the Denver never stood a chance.

A pair of 22-point games from Gordon Hayward and George Hill, in addition to another impressive double-double from Rudy Gobert - 19 points and 13 rebounds - sealed it for Utah.

Timberwolves (4-10) 96, Pelicans (6-10) 117

There is no question who won the battle of the big men last night. Anthony Davis produced 45 points and 10 rebounds to led New Orleans to victory, while Karl-Anthony Towns could manage only nine points and 11 boards.

Zach LaVine's 26 points helped Minnesota stay in the contest, but without Towns causing damage in the post they were powerless to match Davis.

Thunder (8-8) 101, Kings (8-9) 116

While Russell Westbrook continues to put up great numbers - he was one assist shy of a triple-double here - Oklahoma's results haven't always matched. That was the case at the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento.

Russ registered 31 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists on the night, but DeMarcus Cousins produced a sensational 36-point, 13-rebound double-double go get the job done for the Kings. A combined 30 points from Rudy Gay and Darren Collison also played their part.

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