NBA roundup: Anthony Davis Shines As Lakers Beat Bulls
Anthony Davis scored a game-high 37 points as the Los Angeles Lakers coasted to a 101 – 90 win against hosts Chicago Bulls.
The Lakers improved to a perfect 9-0 on the road to start the season. LeBron James recorded 17 points and 11 rebounds for Los Angeles, winning for the seventh time in eight games.
Zach LaVine finished with 21 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Bulls, whose three-game winning streak came to an end.
Coby White had 14 points, while Patrick Williams (13) and Lauri Markkanen (12) also scored in double digits.
Brooklyn Nets 128 – 124 Miami Heat
Kevin Durant scored 31 points as the Brooklyn Nets won the Miami Heat 128-124, while Bam Adebayo recorded a career-high 41 points at New York.
— NBA (@NBA) January 24, 2021
Kyrie Irving added 18 of his 28 points in the fourth, including 10 in the final 2:41. Joe Harris added 23 and tied a career-high with seven 3-pointers. James Harden finished with 12 points and 11 assists as Brooklyn shot 53.7 percent, tied a season best with 19 3-pointers, and collected a season-high 34 assists.
Adebayo surpassed his previous career-high of 30 points and made 14 of 20 shots. Goran Dragic added 19 points while Duncan Robinson and Kendrick Nunn finished with 18 apiece as the Heat shot 70 percent in the fourth, and 47.2 percent overall.
Denver Nuggets 120-112 Phoenix Suns
Nikola Jokic had 29 points and 22 rebounds, Jamal Murray scored 26, and the visiting Denver Nuggets beat the Phoenix Suns 120-112 in double overtime on Saturday night.
— Denver Nuggets (@nuggets) January 24, 2021
Michael Porter Jr. had 14 points and 11 rebounds, JaMychal Green scored 16, Monte Morris added 13 and Gary Harris finished with 10 for the Nuggets, who swept the two overtime games in Phoenix on successive nights.
Chris Paul had 21 points, 13 assists and nine rebounds, Jae Crowder also scored 21 points and Deandre Ayton had 17 points and 13 rebounds for the Suns before fouling out in the first overtime.
Cameron Johnson scored 19 points and Mikal Bridges had 11 for Phoenix, which played without leading scorer Devin Booker, who suffered a left hamstring strain in the Suns’ overtime loss on Friday night.
Other NBA results
Minnesota Timberwolves 120 – 110 New Orleans Pelicans
Philadelphia 76ers 114 – 110 Detroit Pistons
Houston Rockets 133 – 108 Dallas Mavericks
Utah Jazz 127 -108 Golden State Warriors