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Wizards (21-16) 114; Bulls (13-23) 110

Bradley Beal (39/9/9) was sensational for the Wizards, playing 45 minutes and coming up a rebound and an assist short of a triple-double. He shot 16-of-29 from the field, including 7-of-13 from three-point range. John Wall (21/6/9) struggled from the field, going 6-of-20 shooting, but was an assist shy of a triple-double. Nikola Mirotic (21/4/4) led the Bulls in scoring in the loss. Washington outscored Chicago 31-21 in the fourth quarter.

Celtics (30-10) 108; Nets (13-23) 105

Led by Kyrie Irving (28/8/2), the Celtics escaped with the narrow win. Boston won despite the fact that they committed 17 turnovers while Brooklyn had just nine. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (22/12/0) continued his strong recent play with a double-double, going 10-for-21 from the field.

Timberwolves (23-14) 107; Pacers (19-18) 90

Jimmy Butler (26/6/5), Karl-Anthony Towns (18/14/4), Taj Gibson (17/9/0) and Andrew Wiggins (14/2/2) combined for 75 points and were the only four Timberwolves to score in double-figures. Minnesota led 87-58 at the end of the third quarter in the blowout win. Joe Young (20/4/5) led Indiana in scoring off the bench.

Rockets (26-9) 148; Lakers (11-24) 142

The Lakers held a 17-point lead at one point, but Houston fought back and won in double overtime. James Harden (40/2/11) was dominant, going 10-of-20 shooting and 17-for-21 from the free throw line. Chris Paul (28/6/10) and Trevor Ariza (26/4/3) provided solid support for him. Lakers starters Julius Randle (29/15/6), Josh Hart (26/6/1), Kyle Kuzma (23/5/3) and Tyler Ennis (20/4/11) combined for 108 points in the loss.

Mavericks (13-25) 116; Thunder (20-17) 113

Russell Westbrook (38/15/11) recorded a triple-double and went 17-for-28 from the floor while co-stars Paul George (25/1/2) and Carmelo Anthony (21/2/3) provided ample support. However, the Mavs were on fire offensively, knocking down 51.7 percent of their shots. Harrison Barnes (24/4/2) and Dennis Smith Jr. (19/4/6) guided Dallas to the road victory.

Clippers (16-19) 106; Hornets (13-23) 98

The Clippers are now 2-0 since Blake Griffin (25/7/6) returned from his knee injury. With Austin Rivers (achilles) out, Lou Williams (40/2/8) played 37 minutes and dominated, going 12-for-21 shooting and 10-for-11 from the free throw line for LA. Kemba Walker (30/1/2) led the Hornets in the scoring column, but the four other Hornets starters combined for just 19 points on 7-of-33 shooting.

Grizzlies (12-25) 114; Kings (12-24) 96

Tyreke Evans (26/7/5) had a well-rounded game, going 10-for-16 from the floor. No other Grizzlies player had over 11 points in the victory, but the bench had 64 points. The Kings bench scored 62 points as Willie Cauley-Stein (21/8/1) went 8-of-14 shooting to lead the team in scoring.

76ers (17-19) 123; Suns (14-24) 110

Dario Saric (27/4/2), Joel Embiid (22/9/5), JJ Redick (22/1/3) and Ben Simmons (21/9/6) combined for 92 points to lead the Sixers, who shot 55.8 percent as a team. Devin Booker (32/5/6) and TJ Warren (28/3/1) both had sensational individual games for the Suns, but they weren’t able to stop Philly on the defensive end of the court.

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