Dwyane Wade has dream return to Miami; Lakers win again and Warriors grab blowout win

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Bulls (5-4) 98, Heat (2-5) 95

Dwyane Wade made a triumphant return to Miami last night as the shooting guard played a pivotal role in besting the franchise he proudly represented for 13 years.

The 34-year-old registered 13 points, seven rebounds and four assists on his return to the American Airlines Arena, but 20 points from Jimmy Butler and a double-double from Rajon Rondo led the team.

A pair of Rondo free throws secured the road win before Josh Richardson fired back a three-pointer for the Heat to make it a three-point ball game. Hassan Whiteside was the star on the night with 20 points and 20 rebounds, but 15 points from Richardson and 16 from Justice Winslow gave a promising insight into Miami's future.

Warriors (7-2) 125, Nuggets (3-5) 101

The Warriors were cooking on Thursday night as Stephen Curry continued the good form that saw him break the single game three-point record earlier this week by notching up 33 points and another seven three-point bombs in Denver.

Klay Thompson also weighed in with 19 points, but it was Kevin Durant who had the most impressive stat line of the night. 18 points, nine rebounds, five assists, one steal and two blocks show the 2014 MVP is settling in as a Warrior just fine.

For Denver, rookie Jamal Murray led their resistance with 14 points off the bench while all of Danilo Gallinari, Gary Harris and Juan Hernangomez hit eleven points in addition to Malik Beasley's 12.

Lakers (5-4) 101, Kings (4-6) 91

Although Sacramento is one of the shorter journeys the Lakers will face this season, the Purple and Gold still managed their second road win of the season as Luke Walton's men recovered from a 19 point deficit at one stage.

Lou Williams continued to show the Lakers' depth and showcase their bench scoring talent with 21 more points. Julius Randle had 15 points while D'Angelo Russell and Nick Young had 16 and 17 respectively in what was a real team effort.

DeMarcus Cousins once again led the Kings with a game-high 28 points and 9 rebounds. Rudy Gay contributed 15 points on top of Ty Lawson's 11, but after the Lakers took the lead with six minutes remaining in the fourth quarter, they never looked back.

Pelicans (1-8) 112, Bucks (4-4) 106

The battle between the Greek Freak, Giannis Antetokounmpo, and The Brow, Anthony Davis, showed the NBA what exciting talent they the league is going to be blessed with for years to come.

It would be Davis that got the upper-hand as his 32 points, eight rebounds and four blocks led the Pelicans to their first win of the season at the ninth attempt. E'Twaun Moore also added 20 points to the mix on top of Tim Frazier's 15, but it was Davis who led the charge.

Antetokounmpo tallied a double-double of 17 points and 10 boards, but it was Jabari Parker who produced a game-high 33 points and nine rebounds to try and drive the home side to a W. It wasn't to be, and some clutch free throw shooting from New Orleans gets them out of the blocks.

Stephen Curry
Golden State Warriors
Pacific Division
Western Conference
L.A. Lakers
Dwyane Wade
Miami Heat
Southeast Division
Eastern Conference
Chicago Bulls
Central Division
Kevin Durant
Oklahoma City Thunder
Northwest Division

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