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Danilo Gallinari scored 19 points and grabbed seven rebounds as the Oklahoma City Thunder defeated Western Conference’s top-seeded Los Angeles Lakers 105 – 86. It was the first win of the Thunder over the Lakers this season.
Chris Paul had a game-high 21 points while Lebron James led the Lakers with 19 points and 11 rebounds in his team’s lowest-scoring performance this season.
Marc Gasol contributed 13 points and six rebounds to the Raptors‘ win while OG Abunoby finished with 12 points plus five boards. Serge Ibaka had 11 points and seven rebounds off the bench.
Evan Fournier scored 15 points and Nikola Vucevic added 12 points plus nine rebounds for the Magic.
Seven Celtics players scored in double figures, including Daniel Theis (10 points, six rebounds). Enes Kanter had seven points.
Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot, who was coming off a career night vs. the Bucks, dropped 13 points. Rodions Kurucs completed the game with nine points.
The Sixers got a scare when Ben Simmons hurt his left knee and was forced to exit the game in the third quarter. Per Shams Charania, the player’s MRI came back clean and he’s to be evaluated day by day.
Joel Embiid took over to lead Philadelphia to victory with 30 points and 11 rebounds.
In the rest of Wednesday’s games, Nikola Jokic led the Denver Nuggets past the San Antonio Spurs while Rudy Gobert’s double-double pushed the Utah Jazz to a win over Jonas Valanciunas’ Memphis Grizzlies.