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Saturday, Jan. 9 – NBA scores, updates, news, stats, highlights and top fantasy performers

The NBA season continued on Saturday with eight games.

Scroll below for the final scores, stats and highlights from each game.

Denver Nuggets 115, Philadelphia 76ers 103

Nikola Jokic finished with 15 points, 12 assists and nine rebounds as the Nuggets cruised to a win over the shorthanded 76ers.

Tyrese Maxey led the charge for Philadelphia with 39 points.

Charlotte Hornets 113, Atlanta Hawks 105

Ball makes NBA history, becomes the youngest-ever to record a triple-double with 22 points, 12 rebounds, and 11 assists. Charlotte have now won three straight.

Phoenix Suns 125, Indiana Pacers 117

The Suns battled back from an overtime loss in Detroit by defeating the Pacers in Indiana. Mikal Bridges, who finished with 34, is the team's first 30-point scorer this season.

Miami Heat 128, Washington Wizards 124

Despite no Beal and Westbrook, the Wizards pushed the reigning Conference Champions to the limit. Tyler Herro scored 31 points while Butler contributed across the board with 26 points, 10 rebounds, and nine assists as Miami began their 4-game road trip with a W.

Milwaukee Bucks 100, Cleveland Cavaliers 90

Andre Drummond posts 26 points and 24 rebounds but even without Giannis Antetokounmpo, the Bucks take care of business with Khris Middleton top-scoring with 27 points.

San Antonio Spurs 125, Minnesota Timberwolves 122 [OT]

The Spurs make it 3 out of 3 on their road trip with a couple more to go by winning the first of two in Minnesota in overtime. DeMar DeRozan top scores with 38, coming off huge in the fourth quarter.

Meanwhile, in his return, Karl-Anthony Towns finished with 25 points, 13 rebounds, and three blocks.

Dallas Mavericks 112, Orlando Magic 98

The trio of Tim Hardaway Jr. (36 points, 16 in 3rd), Luka Doncic (20 points, 11 rebounds, 10 assists), and Trey Burke (29 points) lead the Mavericks to their 3rd straight win, improving to 5-4 for the season.

Portland Trail Blazers 125, Sacramento Kings 99

Back to back blowout win for the Trail Blazers. Lillard did a couple of days earlier and in this one, it's CJ McCollum

Best fantasy performers

Nikola Jokic: 15 PTS (6-8 FGs), 12 ASTS, 9 REBS

Tyrese Maxey: 39 PTS (18-33 FGs), 7 REBS, 6 ASTS, 2 STLS

LaMelo Ball: 22 PTS (9-13 FGs), 12 REBS, 11 ASTS

Mikal Bridges: 34 PTS (12-18 FGs)

Domantas Sabonis: 28 PTS, 22 REBS, 4 ASTS

Jimmy Butler: 26 PTS (10-18 FGs), 10 REBS, 9 ASTS, 2 STLS, 1 BLK

Tyler Herro: 31 PTS (12-20 FGs), 9 REBS, 2 ASTS

Andre Drummond: 26 PTS, 24 REBS, 2 ASTS, 1 STL

DeMar DeRozan: 38 PTS (13-23 FGs), 5 REBS, 5 ASTS

Karl-Anthony Towns: 25 PTS, 13 REBS, 4 ASTS, 3 BLKS

Tim Hardaway Jr.: 36 PTS (12-20 FGs; 8-13 3Ps)

Luka Doncic: 20 PTS, 11 REBS, 10 ASTS, 2 BLKS, 1 AST

CJ McCollum: 37 PTS

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