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Sunday Jan. 3 – NBA scores, updates, news, stats, highlights and top fantasy performers

The 2020-21 NBA season rolled on with an eight-game slate.

From the first game in Detroit to the final game of the schedule in San Francisco, we've got you covered with final scores, news, stats, highlights and the day's top fantasy performers below.

Boston Celtics 122, Detroit Pistons 120

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Jayson Tatum came up clutch for the Pistons burying the go-ahead bucket with 2.9 seconds remaining. He finished with 24 points, 12 assists, eight rebounds, and two blocks, while Jaylen Brown continued his strong start to the season with a game-high 31 points.

Washington Wizards 123, Brooklyn Nets 122

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The Wizards hold on to grab their second win of the season, led by Bradley Beal (27 points), Russell Westbrook (24 points, 10 assists) and Thomas Bryant (21 points, 14 rebounds).

Los Angeles Lakers 108, Memphis Grizzlies 94

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LeBron James dominated the fourth quarter, scoring 13 of his 22 points in the final frame. He added 13 rebounds and eight assists on the night, leading six players in double figure scoring.

Denver Nuggets 124, Minnesota Timberwolves 109

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Jamal Murray scpres a season-high 36 points, while Nikola Jokic recorded his fourth triple-double of the season with 19 points, 12 rebounds, and 12 assists to lead the Nuggets victory.

Utah Jazz 130, San Antonio Spurs 109

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Bojan Bogdanovic buried six of the Jazz's 21 3-pointers on his way to a game-high 28 points.

Dallas Mavericks 118, Chicago Bulls 108

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Zach LaVine scored 21 of his game-high 39 points (14-25 FGs) as the Bulls improve to 3-4 for the season with a win over the Dallas Mavericks that suited up without Luka Doncic.

LA Clippers 112, Phoenix Suns 107

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In a game they once led by 31, the Clippers pull this one out to improve to 5-2 - the rest record in the Conference.

A red-hot Paul George, who scored 39 points on 15-of-24 shooting from the field and 7-of-10 from long distance, led the scoring charts.

Golden State Warriors 137, Portland Trail Blazers 122

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A career-high for Stephen Curry. The 62 including a career-high 17 made free-throws helps the Warriors defeat the Portland Trail Blazers.

Fantasy performers

Jayson Tatum: 24 PTS, 12 ASTS, 8 REBS, 2 BLKS

Jaylen Brown: 31 PTS (13-16 FGs)

Kevin Durant: 28 PTS (8-15 FGs), 11 REBS, 7 ASTS

Kyrie Irving: 30 PTS (10-20 FGs), 10 ASTS, 5 REBS, 2 STLS, 2 BLKS

Bradley Beal: 27 PTS, 10 REBS, 5 ASTS, 2 BLKS, 1 STL

Russell Westbrook: 24 PTS, 10 ASTS, 5 REBS, 2 STLS

LeBron James: 22 PTS, 13 REBS, 8 ASTS

Nikola Jokic: 19 PTS (8-12 FGs), 12 REBS, 12 ASTS

Jamal Murray: 36 PTS (13-20 FGs), 5 REBS, 4 ASTS

Malik Beasley: 25 PTS (10-16 FGs), 7 REBS, 5 ASTS, 2 BLKS

Bojan Bogdanovic: 28 PTS (10-13 FGs), 3 ASTS

Donovan Mitchell: 22 PTS, 9 ASTS, 4 REBS

Zach LaVine: 39 PTS (14-25 FGs), 6 REBS, 5 ASTS, 3 STLS

Paul George: 39 PTS (15-24 FGs; 7-10 3PMs), 4 ASTS, 3 REBS, 2 STLS

Stephen Curry: 62 PTS (18-31 FGs; 8-16 3PMs; 17-18 FTs), 5 REBS, 4 ASTS

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