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NBA scores and highlights: James Harden scores 45, Kings win it at the buzzer, Warriors lose again

Harden, Antetokounmpo and Curry are all in action
Harden, Antetokounmpo and Curry are all in action (Getty Images)

Thursday's Top Performers

Here are our picks for Thursdays top performers:

Rockets 127, Celtics 113

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James Harden continues to be the hottest player in the NBA as he scored 45 points including 28 in the second half. Over his last eight games, Harden is averaging 40.5 points per game while leading the Rockets to a 7-1 record.

Bucks 112, Knicks 96

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Giannis Antetokounmpo had another monster game against the Knicks, finishing with 31 points, 14 assists, 8 rebounds and 4 blocks. In four games against the Knicks this season, the Greek Freak averaged 31.3 points, 15.5 rebounds and 5.5 assists per game. He's the first player to average 30 PPG and 15 RPG against the Knicks over an entire season (min. 3 games) since Hall of Fame Bob McAdoo in 1974-75.

Kings 117, Lakers 106

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Bogdan Bogdanovic hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to complete the comeback for the Kings who trailed by 15 points with under 7 minutes left. Down 104-89 after a Tyson Chandler make with 6:44 left, the Kings outscored the Lakers 28-12 the rest of the way. Kyle Kuzma scored 33 points and Lonzo Ball finished with 20 points, 12 assists and 9 rebounds for the Lakers who played without LeBron James.

76ers 114, Jazz 97

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Ben Simmons notched a triple-double, JJ Redick scored a game-high 24 points and Joel Embiid finished with 23 points and 15 rebounds as the 76ers picked up a convincing road win in Utah.

Trail Blazers 110, Warriors 109 (OT)

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Damian Lillard sunk a clutch 3-pointer with 6.3 seconds left in overtime to give the Warriors their second straight loss.

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