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Wizards (20-16) 121; Rockets (25-9) 103

After losing in heartbreaking fashion to the Celtics on Thursday, the Rockets were outplayed by the Wizards on Friday. James Harden (20/4/1) was the only Houston starter to score in double-figures and the Rockets shot just 14-for-48 (29.2 percent) from three-point range. Otto Porter Jr. (26/6/7) had a stellar game for Washington, going 7-for-11 from beyond the arc.

Raptors (24-10) 111; Hawks (9-26) 98

Despite a monster night for Hawks forward Taurean Prince (30/10/1), who went 12-for-16 from the floor, the Raptors got off to a 15-point first-half lead and never looked back. DeMar DeRozan (25/1/5) led Toronto in scoring, going 10-of-18 from the field. Teammate Jonas Valanciunas (13/11/0) had a double-double in just 22 minutes played.

Nets (13-22) 111; Heat (18-17) 87

The Nets led 95-60 going into the fourth quarter in the surprising blowout. Joe Harris (21/7/0) led Brooklyn in scoring and was one of seven Nets to score in double-figures. Josh Richardson (19/2/2) led the Heat in the scoring column while Hassan Whiteside (17/8/0) played well in just 20 minutes on the court.

Bulls (13-22) 119; Pacers (19-17) 107

Darren Collison (30/3/5) was on fire for Indiana, going 12-of-16 from the floor, including 4-of-5 from three-point range in the loss. Rookie Lauri Markkanen (32/7/1) and Nikola Mirotic (28/4/4) combined for 60 points on 21-of-37 shooting, including an astounding 13-for-25 from beyond the arc. The Bulls improved to 10-2 since Mirotic made his season debut.

Mavericks (12-25) 128; Pelicans (18-17) 120

In a shockingly-great offensive display, the Mavs led 77-60 at halftime and set a franchise record by going 22-for-39 from three-point range. Rookie Dennis Smith Jr. (21/10/10) posted a triple-double in a very efficient individual performance for Dallas. Meanwhile, Anthony Davis (33/5/2) went 12-for-22 shooting and DeMarcus Cousins (32/20/8) had an absurd stat line, coming two assists shy of a triple-double while also posting five blocks defensively.

Bucks (19-15) 97; Thunder (20-16) 95

Giannis Antetokounmpo (23/12/6) clearly stepped out of bounds on his game-winning layup, but the referees could not review the play. Paul George missed the game due to an injury which opened the door for Russell Westbrook (40/14/9) to absolutely dominate for the Thunder. He went 16-of-34 from the floor. Carmelo Anthony (12/6/0) took the next-highest amount of field goal attempts (12) for Oklahoma City.

Suns (14-23) 111; Kings (12-23) 101

Devin Booker (26/3/3) and TJ Warren (26/10/1) combined for 52 points to guide Phoenix to the victory. Seven Kings scored in double-figures, but no one scored over 14 points in the loss. The Suns won the rebounding battle 47-to-37.

Hornets (13-22) 111; Warriors (28-8) 100

Shockingly, the struggling Hornets took down one of the best teams in the NBA on the road. Dwight Howard (29/13/7) was dominant, going 10-of-15 from the floor while also converting 9-of-12 free throw attempts. Warriors stars Kevin Durant (27/4/6) and Klay Thompson (24/3/2) combined for 51 points while Draymond Green (8/11/16) came two points short of a triple-double, but their teammates didn’t provide much support.

Clippers (15-19) 121; Lakers (11-23) 106

Blake Griffin (24/6/6) picked up right where he left off in his return from his knee injury, going 11-of-12 from the free throw line in 32 minutes. Lou Williams (23/3/4) was another one of the seven Clippers to score in double-figures. Julius Randle (18/7/2) posted his first start of the year for the Lakers, who were led once again by Jordan Clarkson (20/5/8), who played 35 minutes due to the absence of Lonzo Ball.

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