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Thursday, January 16 – NBA scores, updates, news, stats and highlights

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Giannis Antetokounmpo drives past Gordon Hayward (NBA Getty Images)

With five games of NBA action, we had no shortage of superstar performances.

Take a look at some of the top storylines from today's games:

  • Giannis put on a show against the Celtics in the Bucks' narrow win
  • Brandon Ingram's career night helped the Pelicans snap the Jazz's 10-game streak
  • Kawhi Leonard followed up his 43-point performance with another big game against the Magic

Catch up on all the scores, stats, highlights and top performers from tonight's games below:

Phoenix Suns def. New York Knicks, 121-98

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Deandre Ayton put on a show at The Garden with 26 points and a career-high 21 rebounds - the first 20/20 game by a Suns player since Steve Nash in 2009.

Ricky Rubio added 25 points and a game-high 13 assists, including this alley-oop to Ayton from beyond half-court.

Milwaukee Bucks, def. Boston Celtics, 128-123

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After leading by 19 points entering the fourth quarter, the Bucks held off a furious Celtics comeback to hang on for their fifth-straight win.

Giannis Antetokounmpo led the way with 32 points, 17 rebounds, seven assists, and two blocks, while Khris Middleton added 23 points.

New Orleans Pelicans def. Utah Jazz, 138-132 [OT]

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Brandon Ingram went OFF for a career-high 49 points, coming up clutch for the Pelicans as they snapped the Jazz's 10-game win streak.

Donovan Mitchell piled on the points for the Jazz, tying his career-high with 46 points.

Denver Nuggets def. Golden State Warriors, 134-131 [OT]

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The Nuggets now sit in the second seed in the Western Conference after handing the Warriors their 10th-straight loss.

Will Barton led the way with 31 points on 7-of-10 shooting from three, while Malik Beasley added 27 points off the bench.

Nikola Jokic recorded 23 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists, tying things up at the end of regulation to send it to OT.

LA Clippers def. Orlando Magic, 122-95

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Kawhi Leonard scores 30+ points for the fourth-straight game, recording 32 points, as the Clippers move to 29-13 on the season.

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