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Friday, January 3 – NBA scores, updates, news, stats and highlights

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A six game slate kept things interesting on Friday night, with plenty of storylines to keep an eye on.

  • Without Kemba Walker, did the Celtics keep rolling at home over the Hawks.
  • A night after holding Toronto to just 76 points, the Heat were back at it in a Florida showdown with the Magic.
  • Despite a slow start, the Blazers still find themselves in the playoff mix as they visited the shorthanded Wizards.
  • Could Philadelphia halt their three game skid when they met the Rockets?
  • Anthony Davis met his old frends in New Orleans for the second time.

Catch up on all the scores, news, highlights and reaction from another busy night in the NBA!

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Boston Celtics 109, Atlanta Hawks 106

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Jaylen Brown's 24 points lead the Celtics past the Hawks, but it was Daniel Theis' defence on the final possession that sealed the victory.

Orlando Magic 105, Miami Heat 85

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Terrence Ross drops 25 points off the bench while Nikola Vucevic posts a near-triple-double of 20 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists in the Magic's win over the Heat.

Portland Trail Blazers 122, Washington Wizards 103

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Damian Lillard drops 35 points as the Blazers route the Wizards.

Houston Rockets 118, Philadelphia 76ers 108

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44 points. 11 rebounds. 11 assists. A monster game for James Harden.

Phoenix Suns 120, New York Knicks 112

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Devin Booker scores a game-high 38 points on 14-for-27 shooting from the field in the win.

New Orleans Pelicans 113, Los Angeles Lakers 123

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Anthony Davis poured in 46 points to go with 13 rebounds, while LeBron James had 17 points and 15 assists in the Lakers comfortable win.

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