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CAVALIERS (4-5) 130; WIZARDS (4-4) 122

LeBron James (57/11/7) put the home team to the sword by producing the second highest-scoring game of his career. The King was unstoppable all night and shot an incredible 23-of-34, which is the most field goals he's put up in his career. Derrick Rose (20/1/2) also made a huge contribution to the victory as the Cavs snap a four-game losing streak.

Bradley Beal (36/4/4) also had a terrific night scoring the ball but was overshadowed by LeBron's exploits. Kelly Oubre Jr. (21/6/2) was impressive off the bench and John Wall (13/6/15) had a season-high in assists but shot just 4-of-13 and a disappointing 5-of-12 from the foul line.

PACERS (5-4) 110; SIXERS (5-4) 121

J.J. Redick (31/3/6) had a red-hot night in Philadelphia as he hit eight three-pointers. Rookie Ben Simmons (14/11/11) posted his second triple-double of the year as the 76ers moved above .500 for the first time in almost four years with the win.

Victor Oladipo (31/5/7) continued his brilliant start to the season as he led the visitors in scoring. Bojan Bogdanovic (21/4/2) also shot the ball well as he went an efficient 8-of-12 from the field.

BUCKS (4-5) 96; PISTONS (6-3) 105

Andre Drummond (24/15/0) produced a huge double-double and poured in 14 of his points in the third quarter. The big man also impressively went 14-of-16 from the free-throw line which is the most he's hit in a game in his career. Avery Bradley (22/2/3) also put on a good display. 

As usual, Giannis Antetokounmpo (29/4/3) put up big numbers for Milwaukee and Malcolm Brogdon (21/2/10) added a season-high but they now drop below .500.

BULLS (2-5) 105; MAGIC (6-3) 83

Chicago secured their first road win of the season behind a strong second half. Justin Holiday (19/2/1) David Nwaba (16/5/1) and Robin Lopez (11/10/2) were their best performers. 

Evan Fournier (21/5/3) led Orlando in scoring as they suffered a surprising loss following a strong start to the campaign.

PELICANS (4-5) 99; MAVERICKS (1-8) 94

The New Orleans big man duo of Anthony Davis (30/13/4) and DeMarcus Cousins (20/22/7) both put up huge double-doubles to lead their team to a win. 

The Mavs were led in scoring by Harrison Barnes (26/6/3) and had a strong game from rookie Dennis Smith Jr. (16/3/4) but continue to have the worst record in the league. 

HORNETS (5-4) 101; SPURS (5-4) 108

San Antonio snapped a four-game losing streak after getting some quality production off their bench from Bryn Forbes (22/3/2) and Rudy Gay (20/7/3). Patty Mills (17/2/4) also contributed to the win. 

2017 Las Vegas Summer League - Philadelphia 76ers v San Antonio Spurs

Jeremy Lamb (27/9/6) put up good numbers and led Charlotte in the loss and Dwight Howard (20/13/1) had a double-double.

HEAT (3-5) 94; NUGGETS (5-4) 95

Paul Millsap (27/9/5) had his best game since joining Denver and helped them secure a narrow win at home with some clutch free throws down the stretch. Frontcourt partner Nikola Jokic (19/14/2) posted a big double-double.

Goran Dragic (23/3/7) had a team-high for Miami who also had good contributions from Dion Waiters (15/3/3) and James Johnson (15/10/4). Waiters almost won it with a three-pointer that rattled in and out in the final second. 

RAPTORS (5-3) 109; JAZZ (5-4) 100

Toronto came away with an impressive road win behind a terrific offensive display by DeMar DeRozan (37/6/2). Kyle Lowry (15/4/10) dropped a double-double and Norman Powell (15/2/2) also came up big. 

Toronto Raptors v Denver Nuggets

Rookie Donovan Mitchell (25/3/0) led Utah in scoring off the bench and Rodney Hood (17/3/1) was the highest scoring starter but had a rough shooting night going 6-of-19. 

CELTICS (7-2) 101; THUNDER (4-4) 94

Kyrie Irving (25/5/6) dropped 22 of his points in the second half and proved too much for OKC to handle as he helped his team overcome an 18-point deficit to win a seventh straight game. Al Horford (20/8/4) also came up big. 

The Thunder's big three of Paul George (25/10/1) Russell Westbrook (19/6/11) and Carmelo Anthony (10/14/3) all had double-doubles but they didn't have the best of nights shooting the ball. Melo, in particular, struggled badly going 3-of-17 and 0-of-5 from downtown. 

NETS (3-6) 112; LAKERS (4-5) 124

Los Angeles bounced back from a tough last-second loss to the Trail Blazers the previous night by beating Brooklyn in resounding fashion. Brook Lopez (34/10/2) had a monster game against his former team hitting 6-of-9 threes. Rookie Kyle Kuzma (21/13/1) posted a double-double in his first NBA start. 

Unlike Lopez, D'Angelo Russell (17/7/3) failed to shine against his old team as he shot just 8-of-24. The visitors were led by Allen Crabbe (25/6/1) who had a strong performance off the bench. 

ROCKETS (7-3) 119; HAWKS (1-8) 104

Houston condemned Atlanta to another defeat behind a strong double-double by James Harden (29/3/11) who dropped 21 in the first half. Eric Gordon (20/2/5) and Luc Mbah a Moute (20/4/2) also put in strong performances for the visitors who now own the best record in the Western Conference. 

The Hawks had six players in double figures but were never really in the game. They were led by Kent Bazemore (18/4/2). Denis Schroder (16/2/4) and Taurean Prince (16/3/2) also put up decent numbers but it wasn't enough to prevent an eighth loss.

SUNS (4-5) 107; KNICKS (4-4) 120

Kristaps Porzingis (37/7/0) continued his brilliant start to the campaign by torching Phoenix as he shot an efficient 13-of-22 from the field. Tim Hardaway Jr. (21/3/3) and Enes Kanter (16/15/3) also played a big role in the win. 

Phoenix Suns v New York Knicks

Devin Booker (34/2/1) had another big scoring night for the road team as he shot 10-of-19 from the floor and a perfect 12-of-12 at the charity stripe but it wasn't enough. 

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