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NBA scores and highlights: Nurkic dominates the paint, records rare 5x5 game

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To open the New Year, we had five games around the association and plenty of action to follow throughout the day.

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If you missed any of the games, we've got you covered with all the biggest storylines and highlights from today's action:

Toronto Raptors 122 Utah Jazz 116

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Kawhi Leonard put on a show in Toronto, exploding for a career-high 45 points on an efficient 16-of-22 from the field.

Milwaukee Bucks 121 Detroit Pistons 98

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The Milwaukee Bucks made it four wins in a row, thanks to Brook Lopez's red-hot night from deep. The big man, connected on 7-of-12 three-pointers for his 25 points, while Khris Middleton added 22 points.

Giannis Antetokounmpo was held to just 15 points on the night, but he most certainly had the play of the game, with his ferocious dunk of the year contender.

Denver Nuggets 115 New York Knicks 108

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NIkola Jokic poured in his third triple-double of the season as the Nuggets continued their impressive form at home, winning their ninth-straight at Pepsi Center.

Portland Trail Blazers 113 Sacramento Kings 108

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Jusuf Nurkic carries the Blazers with a HUGE 5x5 game, recording 24 points, 23 rebounds, seven assists, five steals and five blocks.

Philadelphia 76ers vs. LA Clippers (Live on TSN2)

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Joel Embiid was back in the lineup after sitting out for rest in Philly's last game and he put on a show, leading his team to a 119-113 win over the Clippers on the road.

Embiid finished with 28 points, 19 rebounds, three assists and three blocks as Philly move to 2-2 on their five-game road trip.

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