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DeMar DeRozan, LeBron James highlighted the third night of the NBA preseason

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DeMar DeRozan, LeBron James [NBA Getty Images]

This caps the first weekend of preseason basketball!

We saw plenty of stars make debuts with their new teams this weekend, starting with Kawhi Leonard and the Toronto Raptors on Saturday.

MORE: 5 takeaways from Kawhi's preseason debut

Tonight, we got things started with DeMar DeRozan's San Antonio Spurs debut and finished things off with the highly anticipated first game for LeBron James as a Los Angeles Laker.

In between, we saw some serious promise from Charlotte Hornets' rookie Miles Bridges despite a loss to the Boston Celtics and Zach LaVine looked to be back to full strength in a win for the Chicago Bulls. Tobias Harris also led the Los Angeles Clippers to a victory over the Sydney Kings, too.

If you missed any of the action, check below for stats and highlights from Sunday's slate of preseason games.

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NBA Preseason Night 3 - Scores, highlights, live updates

Box Scores: Heat vs. Spurs | Hornets vs. Celtics | Pelicans vs. Bulls | Nuggets vs. Lakers | Kings vs. Clippers

12:07 a.m. - And the Nuggets win big. Denver defeats the Lakers 124-107 led by 18 points from Jamal Murray. James had 9 points, three rebounds and three assists in 15 minutes of play.

11:55 p.m. - We have a final score in Honolulu. The Clippers defeat the Sydney Kings 110-91. Tobias Harris led the Clippers with 20 points, 11 rebounds and five assists.

11:52 p.m. - Denver's running away with it. They lead the Lakers 114-93 with under seven minutes remaining in the game.

11:37 p.m. - The Nuggets lead the Lakers 96-88 at the end of the third quarter.

11:26 p.m. - The Sydney Kings are hanging in there! Through three quarters, the Clippers lead 82-72.

11:18 p.m. - The Lakers go on a 15-2 run to tie the game at 69! JaVale McGee has been incredibly efficient with 17 points in 19 minutes of play shooting 8-for-9 from the field.

10:55 p.m. - In Honolulu, meanwhile, the Los Angeles Clippers are up 59-54 against the Sydney Kings at the half. Tobias Harris has 10 points and six rebounds for L.A.

10:52 p.m. - The Denver Nuggets have a 12 point lead over the Los Angeles Lakers at the half.

After Nikola Jokic got things going for the Nuggets in the first quarter with 12 early points, Jamal Murray took over in the second quarter with 10 points.

For the Lakers, Brandon Ingram has a team-high 13 points. LeBron James is doing a little bit of everything, per usual, with nine points, four assists and three rebounds.

10:46 p.m. - LeBron James almost put Nikola Jokic on a poster in the first half...

10:42 p.m. - Jamal Murray is starting to heat up for the Denver Nuggets. The Canadian now has 14 first half points on 6-for-7 shooting from the field.

Two of those points came on an acrobatic layup over JaVale McGee:

10:40 p.m. - See, even NBA players think it's weird seeing LeBron James in a Los Angeles Lakers jersey.

10:30 p.m. - Part of the problem for the Los Angeles Lakers? Juancho Hernangomez. The Spaniard has 11 points on 3-for-4 shooting from 3-point range in nine minutes off the bench for the Denver Nuggets.

10:28 p.m. - LeBron James is checking back in for his second stint at the 7:21 mark of the second quarter. The Los Angeles Lakers outscored the Denver Nuggets by one point when he was on the court in the first quarter. They now trail by 13 points. You do the math.

10:14 p.m. - Here's one of Shai Gilgeous-Alexander's three steals so far on the night:

The Los Angeles Clippers rookie is going to be a problem on defense with those long arms.

10:06 p.m. - Welcome to the NBA, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander! The Canadian finished the first quarter of his professional career with six points, three steals and one assist.

10:04 p.m. - The Los Angeles Lakers are already getting funky with lineups. On the court right now are Josh Hart, Lance Stephenson, Brandon Ingram, Kyle Kuzma and LeBron James.

10:01 p.m. - The Los Angeles Lakers haven't had an answer for Nikola Jokic so far. In seven minutes, the Denver Nuggets center has 12 points, two rebounds and one assist.

9:52 p.m. - LeBron James has three points and two assists in the opening five minutes of this one. He's getting up and down the floor quickly off of makes and misses. Maybe we will see him play at a faster tempo this season.

9:48 p.m. - LeBron's first bucket as a Los Angeles Laker? A deep triple set up by Rajon Rondo.

9:46 p.m. - LeBron's first assist as a member of the Los Angeles Lakers was silky smooth.

9:43 p.m. - The Los Angeles Lakers get the 2018-19 season off with a bang!

9:42 p.m. - In case you had to see it to believe it...

9:30 p.m. - That's a smooth looking jump shot you've got there, LeBron.

9:28 p.m. - Don't forget about the other game tonight. While the Los Angeles Lakers take on the Denver Nuggets in San Diego, the Los Angeles Clippers will play the Sydney Kings in Honolulu.

Starting for the Clippers: Patrick Beverley, Avery Bradley, Tobias Harris, Danilo Gallinari and Marcin Gortat.

9:26 p.m. - Starting for the Los Angeles Lakers tonight: Rajon Rondo, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Brandon Ingram, LeBron James and JaVale McGee.

Starting for the Denver Nuggets: Jamal Murray, Will Barton, Torrey Craig, Paul Millsap and Nikola Jokic.

9:21 p.m. - LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers have taken the floor for their preseason game against the Denver Nuggets.

9:16 p.m. - That'll do it in Chicago.

The Bulls outscored the New Orleans Pelicans 37-19 in the fourth quarter to win by 12 points. Zach LaVine, Bobby Portis and Antonio Blakeney each scored a game-high 21 points for Chicago.

Jahlil Okafor looked great for the Pelicans before leaving the game with an injury. He finished with eight points, seven rebounds and three blocks in 16 minutes of action.

9:09 p.m. - This is what you like to see from Jahlil Okafor if you're a New Orleans Pelicans fan:

8:59 p.m. - Jabari Parker has done a little bit of everything in his first game with the Chicago Bulls, scoring 15 points, grabbing eight rebounds and dishing out five assists in 24 minutes. Look for him to have a big season after signing a two-year, $40 million contract with the Bulls this summer.

8:55 p.m. - Are you ready for tonight's main event? We're around 30 minutes away from LeBron James making his debut with the Los Angeles Lakers.

8:47 p.m. - We have a close one in Chicago. After three quarters, the New Orleans Pelicans lead 97-91.

8:40 p.m. - It didn't take Jahlil Okafor long to get his first points as a New Orleans Pelican.

8:34 p.m. - DON'T DO THEM LIKE THAT, JABARI PARKER!

8:32 p.m. - Boston Celtics rookie Robert Williams looked good down the stretch of this one by the way, particularly on defense.

This is the sort of versatility the Celtics were looking for when they selected him with the 27th pick in this year's draft:

8:28 p.m. - Miles Bridges misses a 3-pointer that would've tied the game at 115. The Boston Celtics hold on to this one.

8:26 p.m. - Well, that didn't go to plan for the Charlotte Hornets. A quick 4-0 run by Guerschon Yabusele puts the Boston Celtics up by three points with 10.1 remaining.

8:23 p.m. - Right on cue! Miles Bridges hits a tough runner to put the Charlotte Hornets up by one point with 33.2 seconds remaining, giving him 23 points on the night.

8:21 p.m. - Seriously, Miles Bridges has been awesome tonight. Just watch these highlights:

8:10 p.m. - The Charlotte Hornets might just win this game because of Miles Bridges. In 25 minutes off the bench, the rookie has 21 points, six rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block. The Hornets have outscored the Boston Celtics by 16 points with him on the court tonight, giving him the highest plus-minus on the team.

7:53 p.m. - The Boston Celtics hold a seven point lead over the Charlotte Hornets after three quarters. Kyrie Irving has a game-high 20 points in 28 minutes of action.

7:52 p.m. - Jabari Parker is dropping dimes in his Chicago Bulls debut.

7:46 p.m. - 👀

7:39 p.m. - The Charlotte Hornets have announced that Michael Kidd-Gilchrist won't return to the Boston Celtics game due to concussion-like symptoms.

7:33 p.m. - Hey, that's Canada's Shai Gilgeous-Alexander! You can watch him make his NBA debut at 9:30 p.m. Eastern Time.

7:32 p.m. - In case you forgot, Gordon Hayward is good at basketball.

7:29 p.m. - Courtesy of Jrue Holiday, Julius Randle scores his first basket as a New Orleans Pelican in style.

7:25 p.m. - Close, but no cigar. The San Antonio Spurs hold on to this one, winning by a final score of 104-100.

DeMar DeRozan played 18 minutes in his Spurs debut and scored seven points on 3-for-6 shooting from the field. Rudy Gay finished with a team-high 13 points for San Antonio.

On the Miami Heat side, Hassan Whiteside had a double-double with 20 points and 13 rebounds in 23 minutes.

7:22 p.m. - The Miami Heat are making this game interesting. The San Antonio Spurs led by as many as 16 points in the second half, but a Briante Weber triple cut the Heat's deficit to three points with 23.1 seconds to play.

7:09 p.m. - The Boston Celtics outscored the Charlotte Hornets 40-25 in the second quarter and now lead by seven points. Terry Rozier and Jayson Tatum have 13 points each through two quarters, and Kyrie Irving has chipped in with 12 points.

Gordon Hayward, meanwhile, has five fouls in 13 minutes. Good thing this is preseason!

7:06 p.m. - New Orleans Pelicans vs. Chicago Bulls is about to begin.

Starting for the Pelicans: Elfrid Payton, Jrue Holiday, E'Twaun Moore, Julius Randle and Anthony Davis.

Starting for the Bulls: Kris Dunn, Zach LaVine, Justin Holiday, Jabari Parker and Robin Lopez.

6:53 p.m. - The San Antonio Spurs have a 77-71 lead over the Miami Heat through three quarters. In 18 minutes of play, DeMar DeRozan has seven points, two rebounds, two assists and one steal.

6:50 p.m. - Terry Rozier is putting on a show.

6:43 p.m. - Yeah ... there's not much Devonte' Graham can do about this:

6:42 p.m. - The first of many assists to come from DeMar DeRozan to LaMarcus Aldridge.

6:41 p.m. - Terry Rozier learned the hard way that Charlotte Hornets rookie Miles Bridges is more than just a dunker.

6:39 p.m. - Another bucket for DeMar DeRozan. He now has seven points on the night.

6:38 p.m. - The Charlotte Hornets are up 32-24 against the Boston Celtics going into the second quarter. Willy Hernangomez and Malik Monk are leading the way for Charlotte with a combined 15 points.

6:36 p.m. - Just as Derrick White drew it up!

6:31 p.m. - We should probably expect Terry Rozier to be in the Sixth Man of the Year race this season. The Boston Celtics guard is off to a hot start in this one, scoring eight points on a perfect 4-for-4 shooting in four minutes off the bench.

6:20 p.m. - The Gordon Hayward-Kyrie Irving connection is already strong.

6:15 p.m. - Boston Celtics fans welcome Gordon Hayward in his first home game at the TD Garden!

6:14 p.m. - Can we go ahead and pencil Charlotte Hornets rookie Miles Bridges in for the dunk contest this season?

6:08 p.m. - Led by Goran Dragic, Dwyane Wade and Hassan Whiteside, the Miami Heat have taken a 52-51 lead going into halftime.

DeMar DeRozan has three points in 12 first half minutes. Rudy Gay continues to lead the way for the San Antonio Spurs with 11 points.

6:04 p.m. - DeMar DeRozan in a San Antonio Spurs uniform is going to take some getting used to.

6:00 p.m. - Dwyane Wade looks to be in midseason form. The 12-time All-Star already has 10 points and four assists in 15 minutes off the bench.

5:56 p.m. - NOT IN PAU GASOL'S HOUSE!

5:55 p.m. - It's almost time for Charlotte Hornets vs. Boston Celtics.

Starting for the Hornets: Kemba Walker, Jeremy Lamb, Nicolas Batum, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Willy Hernangomez.

Still waiting for Boston's starting lineup, but we know for sure that Al Horford (sprained wrist) won't be playing.

5:40 p.m. - Spacing will be a keyword for the San Antonio Spurs all season long. Without any knockdown 3-point shooters in the starting lineup, don't be surprised if most teams defend them like this:

5:36 p.m. - The Spurs lead by one at the end of the first quarter.

DeMar DeRozan scored two points in his first stint with the San Antonio Spurs and Rudy Gay continues to lead the way with eight points. Like DeRozan, Jakob Poeltl also made his Spurs debut in the first quarter, scoring two points and grabbing three rebounds off the bench.

It's been a balance effort for the Miami Heat so far, with seven players having scored.

5:31 p.m. - The only guard in NBA history to have more career blocks than Dwyane Wade? That would be Chicago Bulls legend Michael Jordan.

5:26 p.m. - And just like that, DeMar DeRozan is on the board as a San Antonio Spur!

5:20 p.m. - First break in the action. DeMar DeRozan has taken two shots in the first six minutes of this one, but he's yet to score. Rudy Gay, on the other hand, can't miss. He's scored eight points already on 3-for-3 shooting from the field.

5:19 p.m. - Hassan Whiteside doing his best Jonas Valanciunas impression in transition:

5:14 p.m. - DeMar DeRozan being introduced as a San Antonio Spur for the first time:

4:57 p.m. - Starting for the San Antonio Spurs: Dejounte Murray, DeMar DeRozan, Rudy Gay, LaMarcus Aldridge and Pau Gasol.

4:49 p.m. - DeMar DeRozan is getting ready for his San Antonio Spurs debut.

4:30 p.m. - Starting for the Miami Heat: Goran Dragic, Rodney McGruder, Justise Winslow, Derrick Jones Jr. and Hassan Whiteside.

3:26 p.m. - Bam Adebayo, Wayne Ellington, James Johnson, Josh Richardson and Dion Waiters have all been ruled out for the Miami Heat in this one.

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