NBA

Friday, May 7 – NBA scores, updates, news, stats, highlights and top fantasy performers

A huge ten-game slate fillED Friday night, with a number of games carrying significant Play-In implications including a battle between the Lakers and Trail Blazers.

Keep it right here for all the scores, news, highlights and top performers!

New Orleans Pelicans 107, Philadelphia 76ers 109

Joel Embiid was dominant with 37 points and 13 rebounds as the Sixers just held off a shorthanded Pelicans team.

New Orleans were without Zion Willamson who is set to miss an indefinite period with a fractured left ring finger.

Boston Celtics 99, Chicago Bulls 121

Zach LaVine and Coby White tallied 25 points as the Bulls put in an impressive performance at home.

Kemba Walker continued his strong play for Boston, finishing with 33 points.

Orlando Magic 112, Charlotte Hornets 122

Terry Rozier had 28 points and LaMelo Ball added 27, six rebounds and six assists to help the Hornets pick up a win at home.

The Hornets highlights are back as Terry Rozier finishes this tough bucket!

Minnesota Timberwolves 112, Miami Heat 121

Jimmy Butler posted a monster line for Miami, finishing with 25 points, eight rebounds, six assists and five steals. Tyler Herro (27) and Goran Dragic (23) had big nights off the bench for the Heat.

Houston Rockets 133, Milwaukee Bucks 141

Brook Lopez scored an efficient 24 points on eight shots, while Khris Middleton chipped in with 23 as the Bucks handled the incredibly shorthanded Rockets.

Giannis Antetokounmpo tallied 17 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists.

Cleveland Cavaliers 90, Dallas Mavericks 110

Luka Doncic dropped 24 points and the Mavericks ensure they stay away from the Play-In zone with a big win at home.

Denver Nuggets 120, Utah Jazz 127

A career-night from Bojan Bogdanovic lifted the Jazz to a huge win at home! Bogdanovic finished the night with 48 points on a scorching hot 8-for-11 from deep.

New York Knicks 105, Phoenix Suns 128

The Knicks led at the half, but a 72-42 second half for Phoenix sparked a big win over the Knicks.

Deandre Ayton top scored with 26 points to go along with 15 rebounds.

Los Angeles Lakers 101, Portland Trail Blazers 106

The Lakers have officially slipped into the Play-In seeds, falling to Portland on the road. Damian Lillard poured in 38 points for the Blazers, while Anthony Davis had 36 points and 12 rebounds for Los Angeles.

San Antonio Spurs 113, Sacramento Kings 104

The Spurs have created more distance from the New Orleans Pelicans as they attempt to solidify the final Play-In spot.

DeMar DeRozan led all scores with 25 points, while Dejounte Murray added 22 of his own to go with seven assists.

Top Fantasy Performers

Joel Embiid: 37 PTS, 13 REBS, 3 ASTS, 2 BLKS

Nikola Vucevic: 18 PTS, 14 REBS, 10 ASTS, 2 STLS

LaMelo Ball: 27 PTS, 6 REBS, 6 ASTS, 2 STLS

Jimmy Butler: 25 PTS, 8 REBS, 6 ASTS, 5 STLS

Kelly Olynyk: 23 PTS, 12 REBS, 7 ASTS, 2 STLS

Nikola Jokic: 24 PTS, 13 ASTS, 9 REBS

Bojan Bogdanovic: 48 PTS, 8 REBS, 2 ASTS, 2 STLS

Chris Paul: 17 PTS, 11 ASTS, 6 REBS

Damian Lillard: 38 PTS, 7 ASTS, 4 REBS, 2 STLS

The views on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of the NBA or its clubs.

More from NBA.com

nba-plain--28645fbe-5dcd-4ecd-84e9-9cb4aa54a834.jpeg
LaMelo named Rookie of the Year
Scott Rafferty
nash-ftr.jpeg
Nash's player mentality shines through in Game 5
Kyle Irving
nba-plain--e3d96792-2aed-40d1-a505-4aabd0541ab1.jpeg
Should Giannis take on the Durant assignment?
Scott Rafferty
#LaMelo
LaMelo's ROY-worthy moments
Gilbert McGregor
nba-plain--005676a6-7a57-425b-823d-565081e2ad8a.jpeg
Mavs part ways with longtime GM Nelson
NBA.com Staff
kyrie-irving-nbae-gettyimages
The latest on Kyrie's ankle injury
Gilbert McGregor
More News