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LeBron James had 27 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists, and the Los Angeles Lakers used a turnaround in the second half to beat the visiting Denver Nuggets 114-93 on Thursday. Dennis Schroder scored 21 points and seven Lakers reached double figures. Talen Horton-Tucker contributed 17 points, Anthony Davis and Montrezl Harrell added 13 each and Kyle Kuzma contributed 11. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope had 10 points. Jamal Murray scored 20 points and Monte Morris had 16 for the Nuggets. JaMychal Green scored 12 of his 14 points in the first half. Denver’s Nikola Jokic was unsatisfactory, scoring 13 points on 6 of 16 shots and adding 10 rebounds and six assists. Golden State Warriors 147 – Dallas Mavericks 116 Kelly Oubre Jr. explained with a career-high 40 points, and Golden State, which was limited in size, used a small-ball approach to overtake host Dallas in the first game of a set of two games. Oubre made 14 of 21 shots and seven of 10 from 3-point range en route to surpassing the 39 points he had for the Phoenix Suns against the Houston Rockets last February. Stephen Curry contributed 28 points and six assists in 30 minutes for the Warriors, who were equipped with just nine players. Kristaps Porzingis, who at 7-foot-3 was eight inches taller than any Warrior in uniform, had 25 points for Dallas. Luka Doncic led the Mavericks with 27. Utah Jazz 112 – Atlanta Hawks 91 Jordan Clarkson came off the bench to score 23 points and visiting Utah beat Atlanta for its 13th win in the last 14 games. Clarkson equaled his season record with five triples and had seven rebounds. Four of his teammates also scored in double figures: Bojan Bogdanovic with 21 points, Donovan Mitchell with 18, Rudy Gobert with 11 points and 12 rebounds and Mike Conley with 11. The Hawks were playing without their top two scorers: Trae Young and De Andre Hunter. John Collins followed up Wednesday night’s 35-point performance by scoring 17. Clint Capela had 17 rebounds, his 18th straight game with double-digit rebounds. Houston Rockets 115 – Memphis Grizzlies 103 John Wall scored 22 points, Eric Gordon added 20 points and rookie Jae’Sean Tate added 19, his personal best, as Houston scored a victory at Memphis. Tate added seven rebounds, two assists and two blocks to his ledger, providing the Rockets with a strong two-way presence. Wall hit 4 of 9 3-point attempts, while Wood and Danuel House Jr. made three 3-pointers each. Desmond Bane led the Grizzlies with 16 points off the bench, while Ja Morant added 15. Tyus Jones and Brandon Clarke each contributed 13 points. Portland Trail Blazers 121 – Philadelphia 76ers 105 Gary Trent Jr. scored 24 points, Carmelo Anthony added 22 and Portland surprised host Philadelphia. Enes Kanter contributed 17 points and 18 rebounds, Rodney Hood added 16 points, CJ Elleby had 15 and Anfernee Simons 14 for the Trail Blazers, who started the night with just nine players available. Damian Lillard (abdominal distention) was among those absent. Joel Embiid led the Sixers with 37 points, while Tyrese Maxey added 15. Ben Simmons was a late scratch due to a sore left calf. Seth Curry didn’t score in 12 minutes and then didn’t come back because he was reportedly ill. –Field level media

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