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Full Game Recap: Lakers vs Celtics | Rondo Wins It At The Buzzer

Rajon Rondo connected on a jumper from the left wing as time expired to lift the Lakers to a 129-128 victory over the Celtics in Boston. The Lakers connected on a franchise-record 22 three-pointers in the game (22-41, 53.7%; previous record was 19, most recently vs SAC on 2/28/2014) and LeBron James became just the third different Laker to register a triple-double against the Celtics (4th of the season, 77th of his career), joining Elgin Baylor (5) and Magic Johnson (1) as he recorded 28 points (11-21 FG, 5-10 3pt FG), 12 rebounds and 12 assists in the victory. Kyrie Irving led the Celtics with 24 points, 7 rebounds and 8 assists in the losing effort. The Lakers improve to 28-27, while the Celtics fall to 36-20 on the season.

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Full Game Recap: 76ers vs Lakers | Embiid’s Double-Double Leads Sixers

The 76ers led wire-to-wire (and by as many as 24 points) as they defeated the Lakers tonight in Los Angeles by a final score of 121-105. Joel Embiid led the 76ers with 28 points (7-16 FG), to go with 11 rebounds and 6 assists, while Jimmy Butler added 20 points (7-9 FG), 5 rebounds, 6 assists and 5 steals in the victory. Brandon Ingram led all scorers with a career-high 36 points (16-20 FG), to go along with 5 rebounds and 5 assists for the Lakers, while JaVale McGee tallied 17 points (7-12 FG) and 14 rebounds in the losing effort. The 76ers forced 21 turnovers en route to a 34-11 advantage in points off turnovers as they improve to 33-18 with the win, while the Lakers fall to 26-25 on the season.

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Full Game Recap: Lakers vs Clippers | LeBron Returns To Action

After being sidelined for 17 games with an injury, LeBron James returned to action tonight and recorded 24 points, 14 rebounds and 9 assists to lead the Lakers to a 123-120 victory over the Clippers in overtime. Lance Stephenson added 20 points (6-10 FG) for the Lakers in the game. Lou Williams led the Clippers with 24 points (10-18 FG), to go with 6 assists as he registered his league-leading 21st game with 20+ points off the bench this season. With the win, the Lakers improve to 27-25, while the Clippers fall to 28-24 on the season.

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Full Game Recap: Warriors vs Celtics | GSW & BOS Battle Down The Stretch

The Warriors recorded their 10th consecutive victory as they defeat the Celtics, 115-111 tonight in Boston. With the win, Steve Kerr also becomes the quickest head coach to record 300 career wins, doing so in 377 games. Kevin Durant led all scorers with 33 points (10-23 FG) to go with 9 rebounds for the Warriors, while Stephen Curry tallied 24 points (6-12 3pt FG) in the game. Kyrie Irving led the Celtics with 32 points (12-27 FG) to go with 10 assists and 6 rebounds, while Al Horford recorded 22 points and 13 rebounds in the losing effort. With the win, the Warriors improve to 35-14 on the season while the Celtics fall to 30-19.

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Full Game Recap: Timberwolves vs Suns | Towns Stuffs The Stat Sheet In Phoenix

The Timberwolves led wire-to-wire and defeated the Suns tonight in Phoenix by a final score of 118-91. Karl-Anthony Towns led the Timberwolves with 25 points (10-15 FG), 18 rebounds and 7 assists, while Josh Okogie recorded a new career-high with 21 points (7-11 FG) and 5 rebounds in the victory. Josh Jackson tallied a new season-high with 27 points (10-18 FG), to go with 10 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 blocks, while Dragan Bender recorded his 2nd consecutive double-double with 13 points (5-10 FG) and 10 rebounds in the losing effort. With the win, the Timberwolves improve to 23-24, while the Suns fall to 11-38 on the season.

Full Game Recap: Warriors vs Lakers | Klay Hits 10 Straight 3-Pointers

Klay Thompson connected on his first 10 three-point attempts, tying an NBA-record for most consecutive three-pointers made to start a game (Ty Lawson; 4/09/2011 vs MIN) as he recorded 44 points (10-11 3pt FG) to lead the Warriors to a 130-111 victory over the Lakers. The record for most three-pointers made in an NBA game without a miss remains 9, set by Ben Gordon (3/21/2012 and 4/14/2006) and Latrell Sprewell (2/4/2003). Ivica Zubac recorded 18 points (7-8 FG) and 4 rebounds for the Lakers in the losing effort. The Warriors tallied a season-high 41 assists as a team and have now won 8 consecutive games as they improve to 33-14, while the Lakers fall to 25-23 on the season.

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Full Game Recap: Lakers vs Rockets | Harden & Gordon Lead HOU In OT Thriller

James Harden recorded a game-high 48 points (14-30 FG), to go along with 8 rebounds and 6 assists to lead the Rockets to a 138-134 overtime victory over the Lakers in Houston. Harden is now averaging 40.3 points per game over his last 22 games, tying him with Rick Barry for the 4th-longest streak of consecutive games averaging 40+ points in NBA history [only K. Bryant (23 games), E. Baylor (33 games) and W. Chamberlain (515 games) have done so over a longer period of time]. Harden has also scored 30+ points in 19 consecutive games, moving him past Elgin Baylor for the 5th-longest streak of 30-point games in NBA history (W. Chamberlain has the four longest streaks; 20, 25, 31, and 65 games). Eric Gordon also added 30 points (7-16 FG) for the Rockets, while Kyle Kuzma led the Lakers with 32 points (12-19 FG) and 8 rebounds in the losing effort. With the win, the Rockets improve to 26-19, while the Lakers fall to 25-22 on the season.

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Full Game Recap: Warriors vs Clippers | DeMarcus Cousins’ First Game With Golden State

DeMarcus Cousins scored 14 points (3-4 3pt FG) to go with 6 rebounds in his season debut and first game with Golden State as the Warriors defeat the Clippers, 112-94 tonight in Los Angeles. Stephen Curry led the Warriors with 28 points (10-19 FG) to go with 5 rebounds and 4 assists, while Kevin Durant tallied 24 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists in the game. Durant has now scored 20+ points in 19 straight games. Tobias Harris led the Clippers with 28 points (7-18 FG) and 9 rebounds, while Shai Gilgeous-Alexander added 24 points in the losing effort. With the win, the Warriors extend their win streak to 7 games and improve to 32-14 on the season while the Clippers fall to 24-21.

Full Game Recap: Thunder vs Spurs | Double Overtime Thriller

The Spurs defeated the Thunder 154-147 tonight in double overtime. The Spurs shot 16-19 (84.2%) from 3-point range, an NBA record for 3-point field goal percentage in a game with at least 15 made threes. The previous record was held by the LA Clippers, who shot 18-23 (78.3%) earlier this season vs. Golden State on Dec. 23.

LaMarcus Aldridge scored a career-high 56 points (20-33 FG, 16-16 FT) to go with 9 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 blocked shots for the Spurs. Aldridge is the first Spur player with 50 points in a game since Tony Parker on Nov. 5, 2008 vs. Minnesota (55).

Russell Westbrook recorded his 12th triple-double of the season (24 points, 13 rebounds and a career-high 24 assists). The 24 assists ties the most in a triple-double in NBA history, also done by Isiah Thomas on Feb. 7, 1985 at Washington and Rajon Rondo on Oct. 29, 2010 vs. New York.

With the win, Gregg Popovich has secured his 1,222nd career win, passing Jerry Sloan for 3rd on the all-time coaching wins list.