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Friday, Jan. 15 – NBA scores, updates, news, stats, highlights and top fantasy performers

Despite only five games on the schedule, Friday's slate was loaded with matchups between potential playoff contenders.

  • The shorthanded Heat looked to stay afloat in Philly
  • The LaMelo Ball show continued as the Hornets attempted to handle the struggling Raptors
  • With the dust still settling on the James Harden trade, the Spurs will wanted to take advantage of a new look Rockets starting five
  • Curry vs. Jokic
  • Malcolm Brogdon is one of the most underrated guards in the league. Could he outplay Dame?

Catch up with all the scores, reaction and highlights right here!

Miami Heat 108, Philadelphia 76ers 125

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Ben Simmons recorded a triple-double as the Sixers handled the shorthanded Miami Heat.

Shake Milton led all scorers with 31 points for Philadelphia, while Duncan Robinson had 22 on 4-for-8 shooting for Miami.

Charlotte Hornets 108, Toronto Raptors 111

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The Raptors picked up a desperately needed win, hanging on to win despite only scoring 12 points in the fourth.

14 points and 11 assists for LaMelo Ball wasn't enough, as 25 points and 10 boards for Chris Boucher proved ciritcal for Toronto.

Houston Rockets 109, San Antonio Spurs 105

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Christian Wood (27) and Sterling Brown (23) combine for 50 points to lead the Rockets to an upset win in San Antonio.

DeMar DeRozan missed an opportunity to tie the game at the buzzer but his mid-range shot rimmed out.

Golden State Warriors 104, Denver Nuggets 114

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Another triple-double for Nikola Jokic was enough to help the Nuggets hold off Golden State. Jokic finished with 23 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists, while a red-hot Steph Curry poured in 35 points to go with 11 rebounds and four assists.

James Wiseman with the HUGE dunk early in the second half!

Indiana Pacers 111, Portland Trail Blazers 87

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A big night for Malcolm Brogdon led to a blow out win for the Pacers, with the guard registering 25 points. Domantas Sabonis continued his big start, finishing with 23 points and 15 rebounds.

Terrible news for Jusuf Nurkic, who will not return with a serious wrist injury.

Top fantasy performers

Ben Simmons - 10 points, 10 rebounds, 12 assists

P.J Washington - 20 points, 11 rebounds, two blocks

Chris Boucher - 25 points, 10 rebounds, two blocks, 8-for-12 FG

Christian Wood - 27 points, 15 rebounds, three blocks

Steph Curry - 35 points, 11 rebounds, 14-for-23 FG

Nikola Jokic - 23 points, 14 rebounds, 10 assists

Domantas Sabonis - 23 points, 15 rebounds, five assists, two steals

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