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Lakers beat Nuggets in overtime


Anthony Davis scored a team-high 33 points as the Los Angeles Lakers beat Denver 120-116 in overtime in the final game before the all-star break for two of the top teams in the West.

"Our defense got us back in the game and we came down and finished at the end of the game," said Lakers all-star Davis. "We wanted to make sure we came in and got a win on the road heading into the all-star game."

LeBron James showed his two way prowess, finishing with a triple double of 32 points, 14 assists and 12 rebounds and making several clutch stops on defense down the stretch.

Nikola Jokic finished with 22 points and 11 rebounds for the Nuggets, who missed their final five shots in overtime.

Dwight Howard had 14 points and 11 rebounds, and Alex Caruso and Avery Bradley scored 10 points each for the Lakers.

Jamal Murray had a team high 32 points and 10 assists and Jerami Grant had 15 points for Denver, who had their four-game win streak stopped.

Elsewhere, TJ Warren scored 35 points as the Indiana Pacers ended a six-game losing skid with a 118-111 win over the shorthanded Milwaukee Bucks.

Milwaukee clawed their way back from a 25-point second-quarter deficit to pull within five points early in the fourth but the Pacers were able to take advantage in the absence of star Giannis Antetokounmpo and pull out the victory.

Warren shot a blistering 16 of 19 from the field for the Pacers, who made 62 percent of their baskets in the first half in front of 17,000 fans at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.

Malcolm Brogdon collected 17 points and 13 assists against his former team and Domantas Sabonis had 15 points and eight rebounds for the Pacers, who handed the Bucks their second loss in the last 16 contests.

Donte DiVincenzo scored a team-high 19 points and Khris Middleton added 17 for the Bucks, who also suffered their first loss in six games, without reigning league MVP Antetokounmpo in the lineup.

Antetokounmpo sat out his second straight game following the birth of his first child, Liam Charles.

Also, Doncic marked a return from an ankle injury with a 33 point and 12 rebound performance to lead Dallas to a 130-111 win over the Sacramento Kings.

Kristaps Porzingis poured in 27 points on 11-of-16 shooting and also contributed 13 rebounds.

Tim Hardaway made five three-pointers on his way to scoring 19 points, and Seth Curry added 18 for Dallas.

In New York, Caris LeVert scored 20 points as the Brooklyn Nets registered a 101-91 victory over the Toronto Raptors, who saw their team-record 15-game winning streak come to a sudden halt.*AFP


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