Friday 6 December, 2019

Clippers top Lakers, Vucevic helps Magic stun Raptors

The Los Angeles Clippers trumped city rivals the Los Angeles Lakers 118-107 in the NBA on Friday.

The Lakers were missing injured superstar LeBron James and they struggled to finish the game without him against the Clippers.

Quite a few Clippers had cold shooting nights, but Lou Williams was not one of them with a game-high 36 points off the bench.

The Clippers subs amassed a staggering 71 points, trumping the Lakers' total of 36.

Kyle Kuzma led the Lakers in scoring with 24 points.

The Lakers (20-16) fell to seventh in the Western Conference standings with the loss, while the Clippers (21-14) are in fourth.

Vucevic stars with double-double

Nikola Vucevic scored 30 points and snagged 20 rebounds in the Orlando Magic's 116-87 trouncing of the Toronto Raptors.

Bradley Beal had 34 points and made four three-pointers as the Washington Wizards fell short to the Chicago Bulls 101-92.

Anthony Davis scored 48 points on 20-of-32 shooting accompanied by 17 rebounds helping the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Dallas Mavericks 114-112.

Galloway shoots blank

Langston Galloway was held scoreless on 0-of-six shooting in the Detroit Pistons' 125-88 loss to the Indiana Pacers.

Marvin Williams scored six points on two-of-10 shooting as the Charlotte Hornets won 100-87 against the Brooklyn Nets.

Friday's results
Charlotte Hornets 100-87 Brooklyn Nets
Chicago Bulls 101-92 Washington Wizards
Orlando Magic 116-87 Toronto Raptors
Indiana Pacers 125-88 Detroit Pistons
Atlanta Hawks 123-120 Minnesota Timberwolves (OT)
New Orleans Pelicans 114-112 Dallas Mavericks
Miami Heat 118-94 Cleveland Cavaliers
Oklahoma City Thunder 118-102 Phoenix Suns
Denver Nuggets 102-99 San Antonio Spurs
Los Angeles Clippers 118-107 Los Angeles Lakers

Warriors at Trail Blazers

Golden State are still near the top of the Western Conference, but have lost back-to-back games. Portland handed the Warriors a 110-109 overtime loss in Oracle Arena on Thursday, so the Dubs will have a chance to avenge themselves this time around.

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