LeBron James returned from injury for the Lakers, and the impact was immediate. He led his side to an overtime 123-120 win over the Clippers in his first game in more than a month. James had 24 points, 9 rebounds, and 14 rebounds in the game and teammate Lance Stephenson dropped in 20 off the bench.
Terrence Ross scored 30 points for the Magic as they beat the Pacers 107-100. Victor Oladipo was absent again for Indiana, who blew a lead in the fourth quarter to lose the game.
Andre Drummond had a rare 20-20 game as the Detroit Pistons claimed a 93-89 win over the Dallas Mavericks. The center recorded 24 points and 20 rebounds for Detroit. Harrison Barnes scored 27 for Dallas, for whom rookie Luka Doncic did not feature.
The Philadelphia 76res claimed an impressive win at the Oracle Arena, defeating the Warriors 113-104. Joel Embiid put in 26 rebounds and 20 rebounds, and Ben Simmons scored 26 as well. Steph Curry scored 41 for the Warriors, but the absence of Klay Thompson hurt them as DeMarcus Cousins’ home debut ended on a sour note.
All of their starters were in double figures as the Spurs won 117-114 against the Nets. Meanwhile, the Bucks continue to roll as they defeated conference rivals Raptors with considerable ease to assert their dominance in the East.
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