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CAVALIERS (6-7) 111; MAVERICKS (2-11) 104

Kevin Love (29/15/3) led Cleveland to the win in Dallas with a huge double-double. LeBron James (19/11/4) also notched one and Kyle Korver (13/3/0) scored all of his points in the fourth quarter to help them secure the victory.

Harrison Barnes (23/12/1) had a team-high for the Mavs but missed a go-ahead three-pointer with 39 seconds to go. Rookie Dennis Smith Jr. (21/5/7) had a big night but the Texas-based outfit is tied with the Atlanta Hawks for the league's worst record at 2-11.

HAWKS (2-11) 94; WIZARDS (7-5) 113

Bradley Beal (19/4/4) powered Washington to a resounding win at home over the lowly Hawks. John Wall (13/5/5) played despite suffering from a migraine. Kelly Oubre Jr. (18/7/1) and Markieff Morris (18/4/0) made big contributions. 

Taurean Prince (19/3/3) was the leading scorer for the visitors who lost their third straight game after beating the Cavs.

CLIPPERS (5-7) 103; PELICANS (7-6) 111

DeMarcus Cousins (35/15/4) and Anthony Davis (25/10/6) put up their customary huge double-doubles and guided New Orleans to a win impressively. E'Twaun Moore (18/4/1) was the only other player in double figures. 

Blake Griffin (26/4/6) had a team-high for Los Angeles, who also had a big game from Austin Rivers (19/3/2) and a double-double-double from DeAndre Jordan (12/14/0) but it wasn't enough to prevent a fifth consecutive loss.

KINGS (3-9) 91; KNICKS (7-5) 118

Kristaps Porzingis (34/5/2) returned to the lineup and once again dropped huge numbers as his terrific start to the season continues. New York also got a big game out of Courtney Lee (20/2/3) and a double-double from Enes Kanter (17/13/1).

No Sacramento starter hit double figures and only Skal Labissiere (19/6/1) and Buddy Hield (17/7/4) managed to do so off the bench in a horrible offensive showing. 

GRIZZLIES (7-5) 96; ROCKETS (10-3) 111

James Harden (38/4/8) produced another terrific performance as Houston continues to roll. Eric Gordon (26/2/2) also had the hot hand as he knocked down six three-pointers in a revenge win over Memphis after losing to them twice already in the campaign. 

Tyreke Evans (22/5/6) was the leading scorer for the away team but their stars Marc Gasol (15/9/3) and Mike Conley (12/0/5) struggled offensively going a combined 10-of-25 from the field. 

LAKERS (5-8) 90; BUCKS (6-6) 98

Giannis Antetokounmpo's (33/15/3) dominant start to the season continued at the expense of the Lakers as he led Milwaukee to a win again after an impressive road win over the San Antonio Spurs the previous night. Malcolm Brogdon (16/3/3) had a strong game off the bench. 

Lonzo Ball (19/13/12) overcame his recent struggles to become the youngest player to post a triple-double in NBA history. Fellow rookie Kyle Kuzma (21/11/1) added a double-double but it wasn't enough to come away with a W and they've now lost three straight. 

BULLS (2-9) 94; SPURS (8-5) 133

San Antonio bounced back from a home loss to the Bucks on Friday night by crushing Chicago in a one-sided affair. They had eight players in double digits, led by veteran Pau Gasol (21/10/4) who rolled back the years with a solid double-double. They had huge contributions off the bench with Dejounte Murray (17/4/5) putting up good numbers.

Robin Lopez (17/4/2) and Bobby Portis (17/6/2) were the leaders in scoring for the Bulls but it was a night to forget for them. 

SIXERS (6-6) 114; WARRIORS (10-3) 135

The big four flexed their muscles for the defending champions as they put the young 76ers to the sword. Kevin Durant (29/5/4) led all scorers in his return to the lineup but Stephen Curry (22/4/9), Klay Thompson (23/1/2) and Draymond Green (10/10/7) also posted huge numbers. 

Philly had seven players score in double figures but they were overwhelmed by the home team. J.J. Redick (17/1/6) had a team-high as Joel Embiid (12/7/2) and Ben Simmons (13/5/8) struggled shooting the ball. 

MAGIC (8-5) 107; NUGGETS (8-5) 125

Denver secured its third consecutive win with a rout over Orlando behind a huge offensive outburst by Jamal Murray (32/4/1) who knocked down six three-pointers. Will Barton (26/9/5) also had a big night and their big man duo of Paul Millsap (16/8/8) and Nikola Jokic (12/17/9) almost posted triple-doubles. 

Marreese Speights (19/2/0) led the Magic with a strong showing off the bench. Evan Fournier (18/1/3) and Jonathan Simmons (18/3/3) also put up good numbers but it was in vain. 

TIMBERWOLVES (7-5) 110; SUNS (5-9) 118

Devin Booker (35/9/6) and T.J. Warren (35/6/0) came up huge for Phoenix as they secured a terrific win over Minnesota as they closed it out down the stretch. Marqueese Chriss (13/7/2) was the only other player in double figures for the home team and also produced five blocks. 

Andrew Wiggins (27/1/0) and Jimmy Butler (25/7/5) were the highest scorers for the T-Wolves who dropped their second game in a row after going on a five-game winning streak.

NETS (5-8) 106; JAZZ (6-7) 114

In the absence of center Rudy Gobert, big man Derrick Favors (24/12/0) stepped up and posted a big double-double to help Utah snap a four-game losing streak. Rookie Donovan Mitchell (26/3/3) had a game-high and is proving his coach right for inserting him into the starting lineup. Rodney Hood (19/2/1) had a strong game off the bench.

D'Angelo Russell (26/6/3) had a big game for Brooklyn and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (19/6/3) put up strong numbers but the home team proved to be too strong on the night.

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