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Thursday, Jan. 7 – NBA scores, updates, news, stats, highlights and top fantasy performers

The NBA season continued on Thursday with five games on deck.

Scroll down for final scores, stats and highlights from each contest.

Brooklyn Nets 122, Philadelphia 76ers 109

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No Kyrie, no KD, no problem. With its superstar duo sidelined, Brooklyn was led by 28 points off the bench from Joe Harris, while Caris LeVert scored 22 points to defeat Philadelphia, which was without sharpshooter Seth Curry.

Cleveland Cavaliers 94, Memphis Grizzlies 90

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With Damyean Dotson starting in place of Collin Sexton, the Cavs enjoyed a 22-point, 15-rebound double-double from Andre Drummond and a perfect night from Larry Nance Jr. (18 points, 7-for-7 from the field and 4-for-4 from deep) in a tight win over the Memphis Grizzlies.

Rookie Issac Okoro did something Cleveland fans have gotten used to over the years in getting a clutch chasedown block.

Dallas Mavericks 124, Denver Nuggets 117 [OT]

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Luka Doncic and Nikola Jokic battled it out in an overtime thriller!

Doncic led the Mavs with 38 points, 13 assists and nine rebounds, while Jokic poured in 38 points, 11 rebounds and four assists - sending the game into OT with this clutch bucket.

Doncic iced the game in OT, with a stepback jumper with 33.1 seconds to go.

San Antonio Spurs 118, Los Angeles Lakers 109

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Veterans LaMarcus Aldrige (28 points) and DeMar DeRozan (18 points, 8 assists) led the way in LA as the Spurs move to 4-4 on the season.

Portland Trail Blazers 135, Minnesota Timberwolves 117

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Damian Lillard filled it up for the Blazers, dropping 39 points, seven assists, seven rebounds and three steals on 13-of-21 from the field and 7-of-12 from the 3-point line.

CJ McCollum added 20 points and Jusuf Nurkic 17, while Timberwolves rookie Anthony Edwards scored 26 points off the bench.

Top Fantasy performers

Andre Drummond: 22 PTS (9-20 FG, 4-6 FT), 15 REB, 3 AST, 2 STL

Caris LeVert: 22 PTS (9-25 FG, 4-10 FT) 10 AST, 7 REB, 2 STL

Luka Doncic: 38 PTS (13-22 FG, 2-7 3PT, 10-15 FT), 13 AT, 9 REB, 4 STL, 1 BLK

Nikola Jokic: 38 PTS (14-31 FG, 4-10 3PT, 6-10 FT), 11 REB, 4 AST, 2 STL

LeBron James: 27 PTS (8-15 FG, 4-7 3PT, 7-11 FT), 12 AST, 6 REB

Damian Lillard: 39 PTS (13-21 FG, 7-12 3PT, 6-7 FT), 7 REB, 7 AST, 3 STL

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