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Wednesday, January 22 – NBA scores, updates, news, stats and highlights

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Kyle Lowry, Zion Williamson and LeBron James (NBAE/Getty Images)

After a relatively quiet day, the NBA season hit full steam on Wednesday night, with a busy 12-game slate and some big storylines to follow.

  • The 76ers and Raptors met in Toronto with each team on a four-game winning streak
  • LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers continued their Grammy Trip as they visited Madison Square Garden to face the Knicks
  • Potential playoff preview? The Rockets looked to snap a four-game skid as they hosted the Nuggets
  • No. 1 overall pick Zion Williamson made his highly-anticipated NBA debut as the Pelicans hosted the Spurs

If you missed the action, fear not. We've got you covered with all the highlights, scores and news from a huge night in the NBA.

Sacramento Kings 106, Detroit Pistons 127

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Derrick Rose continued his hot stretch of form with 22 points, 11 assists and six rebounds, as the Pistons blew out the Kings. Seven Pistons finished in double-digits in a balanced performance.

Oklahoma City Thunder 120, Orlando Magic 114

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Dennis Schroder poured in 31 points and dished out nine assists, as the Thunder picked up an impressive road win in Orlando.

Philadelphia 76ers 95, Toronto Raptors 107

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Seven Raptors finished in double-digits, with Fred VanVleet leading the way with 22 points and eight assists.

Philadelphia are now 9-15 on the road.

LA Clippers 95, Atlanta Hawks 102

BOX SCORE | PLAY-BY-PLAY

Trailing by 19 points at halftime, the Atlanta Hawks have stormed home to claim an upset win over the Clippers.

John Collins finished with 33 points and 16 rebounds to the lead the Hawks who were without Trae Young.

Memphis Grizzlies 95, Boston Celtics 119

BOX SCORE | PLAY-BY-PLAY

Jayson Tatum has 21 points in the first half and finished with 23 to lead the Celtics to a comfortable win over Memphis.​

Washington Wizards 129, Miami Heat 134 - OT

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Bradley Beal and Davis Bertans combined for 62 points, but they were overshadowed by Jimmy Butler, Tyler Herro and Goran Dragic pouring in 71 points, as the Heat outlasted the Wizards in a wild overtime game in Miami.

Los Angeles Lakers 100, New York Knicks 92

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Anthony Davis and LeBron James combined for 49 points, as the Lakers rolled to an eight-point win over the Knicks.

Minnesota Timberwolves 110, Chicago Bulls 117

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25 points from Zach LaVine and 21 from Lauri Markkanen helped the Bulls outlast Minnesota on a night where Karl Anthony-Towns dropped 40 points.

Denver Nuggets 105, Houston Rockets 121

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In the battle of two contenders in the West, it was the Rockets that picked up the W.

Russell Westbrook had 28 points and 16 rebounds, while James Harden added 27 points. Nikola Jokic finished with a 19 points, 12 rebound, 10 assist triple-double for the Nuggets.

Indiana Pacers 112, Phoenix Suns 87

BOX SCORE | PLAY-BY-PLAY

Despite losing Malcolm Brogdon to injury, the Pacers cruised to an easy victory over the Suns, with Domantas Sabonis leading the way with 24 points and 13 rebounds. T.J Warren added 25 points for Indiana.

San Antonio Spurs 121, New Orleans Pelicans 117

BOX SCORE | PLAY-BY-PLAY

Zion Williamson had 22 points in his much awaited NBA debut, including 17 points in a stunning fourth quarter burst, but the Spurs were able to hang on for the win on the road.

Utah Jazz 129, Golden State Warriors 96

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Rudy Gobert had a 22-point, 15-rebound double-double, and Donovan Mitchell added 23 points as the Jazz continued their hot stretch of form, blowing out the Golden State Warriors.

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