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NBA Preseason 2019: Coby White catches fire, Antetokounmpo fills it up against Timberwolves; Kawhi given hero's welcome in return to Canada

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Thursday's five-game slate was the penultimate day of NBA preseason action. Here's a quick glance at all the scores from this morning:

Miami Heat 107, Orlando Magic 98

The Miami Heat wrapped up their win in Orlando against the Magic to go an unbeaten 4-0 in the 2019 preseason.

In this contest, Jimmy Butler top-scored with 23 points while also recording six rebounds and six assists. Meanwhile, Justice Winslow playing point guard finished with 12 assists. Here's a look at each one of them:

The Heat shot 44-of-87 (50.6%) from the field and won the game despite committing 23 turnovers. For the Magic, Evan Fournier was their top-scorer with 16.

Box Score

Atlanta Hawks 93, Chicago Bulls 111

In a game that was the preseason finale for both teams, Bulls' rookie Coby White showed out:

Zach LaVine contributed with 23 points on a super-efficient 8-of-11 shooting as the Bulls wrapped up the preseason with a 2-3 record while dropping the Hawks to a 1-4 record.

Box Score

Minnesota Timberwolves 96, Milwaukee Bucks 118

The Milwaukee Bucks wrapped up their 2019 preseason with yet another win, finishing with an unbeaten record of 5-0. In limited minutes, the reigning MVP was dominant once again, recording a double-double in every 2019 preseason game that he played.

The Bucks had five other players finish in double figures led by Khris Middleton's 18 points. They shot 43-of-84 (51.2%) from the field and comfortable clinched the game despite committing as many as 22 turnovers. For the Timberwolves, who finished with a 1-3 record, Karl-Anthony Towns was their leading scorer with 16.

Box Score

Portland Trail Blazers 104, Denver Nuggets 110

The Nuggets finish their preseason with a perfect 4-0 record, led by 13 points in 16 minutes from Paul Millsap.

The Blazers, who were without starters Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum, had five players score in double figures, with Mario Hezonja leading the way with 18 points, five rebounds and six assists.

Box Score

Dallas Mavericks 102, Los Angeles Clippers 87

In his first game back in Canada since leading the Toronto Raptors to the NBA championship, Kawhi Leonard was given a hero's welcome in Vancouver, with the crowd showering him in cheers from the minute he stepped on court for warm-ups.

Leonard finished the game with 13 points, on 5-of-19 from the field in 22 minutes.

The Mavs were led by their young duo of Luka Doncic (15 points, 13 rebounds) and Kristaps Porzingis (18 points, 13 rebounds) who both recorded double-doubles in the win.

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