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NBA roundup: LeBron James returns, but Lakers lose at Boston

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2021-11-20 18:30:14 GMT+00:00 – Jayson Tatum had 37 factors and 11 rebounds because the host Boston Celtics spoiled the much-anticipated return of LeBron James in a 130-108 win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday evening.

James completed with 23 factors on 10-of-16 capturing and 6 rebounds in 32 minutes after lacking the Lakers’ earlier eight video games with an belly pressure.

Marcus Smart totaled 22 factors, eight rebounds and 6 assists for Boston. Celtics guard Dennis Schroder scored 21 in opposition to his former crew. Al Horford added 18 factors and Josh Richardson chipped in 15 for the Celtics, who earned their sixth win in 9 video games.

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Anthony Davis scored 31 factors, Carmelo Anthony added 13 and Russell Westbrook totaled simply 12 factors, six assists and 4 boards for Los Angeles, which went 3-5 with out James.

Nets 115, Magic 113

James Harden scored 13 of his 36 factors within the third quarter and Brooklyn survived some shaky moments within the fourth earlier than eking out a win over Orlando in New York.

The Nets received for the tenth time in 12 video games and likewise survived star Kevin Durant (sprained proper shoulder) lacking his first sport of the season. Harden shot simply 7 of 25 from the ground but added 10 rebounds and eight assists. Brooklyn’s Patty Mills scored 22 factors whereas James Johnson contributed 17.

Rookie Jalen Suggs scored 17 of his 21 factors in Orlando’s 41-point first quarter. Chuma Okeke and rookie Franz Wagner added 17 apiece wfor Orlando.

Hornets 121, Pacers 118

LaMelo Ball produced a giant first half on his technique to 32 factors as host Charlotte received its fifth sport in a row, beating Indiana. Ball shot 12-for-22 from the sector and likewise had 11 rebounds and eight assists.

Gordon Hayward scored 25 factors and Kelly Oubre Jr. contributed 16 for the Hornets.

Jeremy Lamb scored 23 factors off the bench and Malcolm Brogdon netted 16 for the Pacers, who’ve misplaced three video games in a row.

Warriors 105, Pistons 102

Jordan Poole scored a season-high 32 factors and short-handed Golden State held off host Detroit regardless of lacking a number of key gamers, together with two-time Most Valuable Player Stephen Curry.

Andrew Wiggins had 27 factors and Nemanja Bjelica tossed in 14 off the bench for the Warriors. The league’s main scorer at 29.5 factors per sport, Curry didn’t play on account of a left hip contusion. Draymond Green (proper thigh contusion), Andre Iguodala (proper knee soreness) and Otto Porter Jr. (left foot damage administration) additionally sat out.

Reserve Frank Jackson led the Pistons with a season-high 27 factors. Jerami Grant and Cade Cunningham had 19 factors apiece for Detroit.

Bucks 96, Thunder 89

Giannis Antetokounmpo had 21 factors and 19 rebounds to assist Milwaukee beat visiting Oklahoma City.

Antetokounmpo added seven assists and 4 blocks to assist the Bucks earn their second consecutive win regardless of capturing a season-low 37.3 % from the ground. Bobby Portis added 17 factors and 13 rebounds.

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander led the Thunder with 17 factors but shot solely 5 of 20 from the ground and a pair of of 12 from past the arc. Josh Giddey and Mike Muscala had 14 factors apiece.

Pelicans 94, Clippers 81

Jonas Valanciunas had 26 factors and 13 rebounds and host New Orleans overcame a 20-point deficit to defeat Los Angeles, which misplaced for the third time in 4 video games after a seven-game successful streak.

Josh Hart had 19 factors and 10 rebounds, Brandon Ingram had 17 factors and 12 rebounds and Kira Lewis Jr. scored 16 because the Pelicans received for simply the third time this season. The victory was their second in 4 video games.

Paul George scored 19 factors, Nicolas Batum scored 12 and Isaiah Hartenstein and Terance Mann added 11 factors every for the Clippers.

Bulls 114, Nuggets 108

Zach LaVine put up a season-high 36 factors, DeMar DeRozan scored 26 factors and Chicago beat short-handed host Denver.

Derrick Jones Jr. had 16 factors and Ayo Dosunmu had 10 for the Bulls.

Aaron Gordon had 28 factors and 9 rebounds, Will Barton scored 23 and Facundo Campazzo recorded 16 for the Nuggets, who performed with out Nikola Jokic (sprained proper wrist).

Suns 112, Mavericks 104

Mikal Bridges and Devin Booker scored 19 factors apiece and Chris Paul added 18 as host Phoenix prolonged its successful streak to 11 video games, beating Dallas.

JaVale McGee had 14 factors and Cameron Johnson added 13 for the Suns, who outscored Dallas 33-20 within the fourth quarter.

Luka Doncic (left knee and ankle sprains) missed his second straight sport for the Mavericks, who’ve misplaced their previous eight conferences in opposition to the Suns. Kristaps Porzingis led Dallas with 23 factors and 12 rebounds.

Raptors 108, Kings 89

Gary Trent Jr. splashed three 3-pointers in a second-quarter spurt that allowed Toronto to run away and conceal from host Sacramento.

Pascal Siakam led all scorers with 32 factors and Trent completed with 23 for the Raptors, who have been enjoying 24 hours after having been drubbed 119-103 at Utah. Chris Boucher chipped in with a game-high 12 rebounds and 10 factors.

De’Aaron Fox had 17 factors for the Kings, who misplaced for the sixth time of their previous seven video games.

–Field Level Media

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Nov 17, 2021; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (0) is introduced before a game against the Atlanta Hawks in the first quarter at State Farm Arena.  Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Nov 17, 2021; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (0) shoots past Atlanta Hawks forward John Collins (20) in the second half at State Farm Arena.  Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

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