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Friday, December 27 – Live NBA scores, updates, news, stats and highlights

The year is winding down but the NBA season continues with Friday's six-game schedule.

Follow below for the scores, top scorers, and top highlights from each game.

Boston Celtics 129, Cleveland Cavaliers 117

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Behind big performances from Jaylen Brown (34 points, 9 rebounds) and Jayson Tatum (30 points, five rebounds), the Celtics earned their fifth straight win to move to 22-7 on the season.

Oklahoma City Thunder 104, Charlotte Hornets 102 - OT

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Rising Thunder star, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander poured in 27 points, at Oklahoma City were able to hold off the Hornets in overtime.

Philadelphia 76ers 97, Orlando Magic 98

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Despite a furious rally from the Sixers in the final minute, the Magic have held on to secure an upset win over Philadelphia.

Evan Fournier top scored with 20 points for Orlanda, while Aaron Gordon added 19 points and 11 rebounds.

Milwaukee Bucks 112, Atlanta Hawks 86

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Without Giannis Antetokounmpo, the Bucks hardly missed a beat in a start-to-finish win in Atlanta.

Khris Middleton had 23 points, eight rebounds and seven assists, while Ersan Ilyasova finished with 18 points and 17 rebounds. Trae Young left the game in the second quarter with a right ankle sprain and did not return.

Indiana Pacers 112, Miami Heat 113

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Goran Dragic sunk a floater 6.8 seconds left to lift Miami to a one-point win at home.

Jimmy Butler top scored for the Heat with 20 points, while also adding nine rebounds and six assists.

Phoenix Suns 96, Golden State Warriors 105

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D'Angelo Russell scores a team-high 31 as the Warriors extend their conference-best win streak to 4.

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