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Friday, April 16 – NBA scores, updates news, stats, highlights and top fantasy performers

There were 11 NBA games to look forward to on Friday! Follow along for final scores, highlights and stats from each contest.

Utah Jazz 119, Indiana Pacers 111

The Jazz outscore the Pacers 63-42 in the second half to come away with the victory.

Bojan Bogdanovic scored a team-high 24 points for the Jazz while Rudy Gobert recorded a 13-point, 23-rebound double-double.Gobert also blocked a game-high four shots.

Unfortunately for the Jazz, they lost Donovan Mitchell to an ankle injury in the third quarter. ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported that the X-Rays came back negative and that Mitchell is set to have an MRI on Friday night.

Detroit Pistons 110, Oklahoma City Thunder 104

The Thunder lose their ninth straight as multiple Pistons recorded impressive games led by an impressive performance from rookie Isaiah Stewart.

Philadelphia 76ers 106, LA Clippers 103

It was close but Philadelphia stayed on course at the buzzer off the back of a dominant game from Joel Embiid, thus snapping the Clippers' seven-game win streak.

Washington Wizards 117, New Orleans Pelicans 115 [OT]

Another stat-sheet stuffing performance from Russell Westbrook leads the Wizards to their third straight and fifth win in their last six.

Brooklyn Nets 130, Charlotte Hornets 115

Kevin Durant continues to impress since his return, scoring 25 and dishing out 11 assists in this one.

Toronto Raptors 113, Orlando Magic 102

Paul Watson finishes with a career-high 30 points, 20 of which came in a red-hot third quarter as the Raptors without OG Anunoby, Gary Trent Jr., Pascal Siakam, and Kyle Lowry comfortably beat the Magic.

Memphis Grizzlies 126, Chicago Bulls 115

Six Grizzlies finished in double figures as they beat the Bulls for the second time in four days, led by Brooks 32.

Denver Nuggets 128, Houston Rockets 99

Another big night for MVP candidate Nikola Jokic with 29 points, 16 rebounds, and seven assists in a huge win for the Nuggets.

The highlight of the game, this behind-the-back pass from the Serbian:

Minnesota Timberwolves 119, Miami Heat 111

The Timberwolves pull of an upset at home, beat the Heat by outscoring them 31-18 in the final quarter. Seven players finished in double figures led by Karl-Anthony Towns' 24 points.

Portland Trail Blazers 107, San Antonio Spurs 106

Norman Powell's game-winner caps-off the Blazers' 16-point comeback, snapping a rough stretch where they lost four in their last five.

New York Knicks 117, Dallas Mavericks 109

Julius Randle becomes the first Knicks player to have multiple 40-point games since Carmelo Anthony since 2014 - also the last time they won five straight.

Top Fantasy Performers

Domantas Sabonis: 22 PTS, 15 REBS, 7 ASTS

Rudy Gobert: 13 PTS, 23 REBS, 4 BLKS

Isaiah Stewart: 15 PTS, 21 REBS, 3 ASTS, 2 BLKS

Paul George: 37 PTS, 9 REBS, 6 ASTS, 2 BLKS, 1 STL

Russell Westbrook: 36 PTS, 15 REBS, 9 ASTS

Brandon Ingram: 34 PTS, 7 REBS, 5 ASTS, 4 STLS

Nikola Jokic: 29 PTS, 16 REBS, 7 ASTS, 2 STLS

Jimmy Butler: 30 PTS, 10 REBS, 8 ASTS

Julius Randle: 44 PTS, 10 REBS, 7 ASTS

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