Warriors down Clippers; Cavaliers destroy Knicks; Lakers lose big in Houston

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Pistons (12-12) 77, Hornets (13-9) 87

Kemba Walker (25/3/4) and Nicolas Batum (14/15/3) helped the Charlotte Hornets to a victory over their Eastern Conference rivals, the Detroit Pistons. A huge night from Andre Drummond (26/20/1) could not stop the Motor City team from losing.


Celtics (13-9) 117, Magic (10-13) 87

A game-high from Avery Bradley (23/4/3) and a double-double for Jae Crowder (17/10/2), without Isaiah Thomas, brought an end to the Orlando Magic's winning run. D.J. Augustin (15/1/2) led the Florida-based team.

Nuggets (8-14) 111, Nets (6-15) 116

Brook Lopez (24/8/4) and Sean Kilpatrick (22/6/3) helped the Brooklyn Nets to a rare win as they overcame the young Denver Nuggets. Wilson Chandler (27/15/0) dropped a game-high double-double for the struggling Western Conference visitors.

Heat (7-15) 95, Hawks (11-12) 103

Dwight Howard's (23/17/4) double-double stopped the rot for the struggling Atlanta Hawks. Paul Millsap (21/9/2) came close to a double-double of his own. Tyler Johnson's (27/2/5) big night for the Miami Heat was in vain.

Blazers (12-11) 107, Bucks (11-9) 115

Giannis Antetokounmpo (15/12/11) notched an impressive triple-double as the Milwaukee Bucks downed the Portland Trail Blazers. Jabari Parker (27/3/1) had a team-high for the Bucks. Damian Lillard's (30/7/6) game-high wasn't enough for Portland.

Lakers (10-14) 95, Rockets (15-7) 134

James Harden (25/6/8) and Eric Gordon (26/4/2) helped the Houston Rockets to a huge blowout win over the depleted L.A. Lakers. Lou Williams (24/1/0) led the Purple and Gold, who are still missing three important players.

Cavaliers (15-5) 126, Knicks (12-10) 94

Kyrie Irving (28/2/6) and LeBron James (25/6/7) led the Cleveland Cavaliers to victory in the Garden as Tristan Thompson (3/20/1) had a monster night on the glass. Carmelo Anthony (8/4/2) played just 23 minutes.

Kings (8-13) 120, Mavericks (4-17) 89

DeMarcus Cousins (24/14/7) came close to a triple-double as the Sacramento Kings heaped more misery on the struggling Dallas Mavericks. Rudy Gay (19/3/4) and Darren Collison (19/3/3) made their marks. Deron Williams (20/2/6) led the Mavs.

Pacers (11-11) 109, Suns (6-16) 94

Paul George (25/13/1) posted a big double-double as the Indiana Pacers picked up a road win. Myles Turner (20/4/0) shot 64%. Eric Bledsoe (15/3/4) was the leading scorer for the Phoenix Suns.

Warriors (19-3) 115, Clippers (16-7) 98

Klay Thompson (24/4/3) and Draymond Green (22/5/4) led the Golden State Warriors to a win in their first encounter of the season with the L.A. Clippers. DeAndre Jordan (10/12/0) had a double-double for the home team.

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