The NBA season continued on Saturday with eight games.
Scroll below for the final scores, stats and highlights from each game.
Denver Nuggets 115, Philadelphia 76ers 103
Nikola Jokic finished with 15 points, 12 assists and nine rebounds as the Nuggets cruised to a win over the shorthanded 76ers.
This obviously needed the slow-mo treatment pic.twitter.com/u47Bah3sLj- Denver Nuggets (@nuggets) January 9, 2021
Tyrese Maxey led the charge for Philadelphia with 39 points.
.@sixers @TyreseMaxey is the first 76ers rookie with 30-plus points in a game since @BenSimmons25 had 32 vs. Chicago on Feb. 22, 2018.- Sixers Stats (@SixersStats) January 9, 2021
Previous three 76ers rookies with 30-point games:@dariosaric @JoelEmbiid @JahlilOkafor
Charlotte Hornets 113, Atlanta Hawks 105
Ball makes NBA history, becomes the youngest-ever to record a triple-double with 22 points, 12 rebounds, and 11 assists. Charlotte have now won three straight.
LaMelo Ball comes off the bench to tally his first career triple-double! #AllFly @MELOD1P: 22 PTS, 12 REB, 11 AST pic.twitter.com/IHwfedr9G4- NBA (@NBA) January 10, 2021
Phoenix Suns 125 Indiana Pacers 117
The Suns battled back from an overtime loss in Detroit by defeating the Pacers in Indiana. Mikal Bridges, who finished with 34, is the team's first 30-point scorer this season.
☀️ @mikal_bridges goes off for a career-high 34 PTS as the @Suns improve to 7-3! #WeAreTheValley pic.twitter.com/1VkKvweYkg- NBA (@NBA) January 10, 2021
Miami Heat 128, Washington Wizards 124
Despite no Beal and Westbrook, the Wizards pushed the reigning Conference Champions to the limit. Tyler Herro scored 31 points while Butler contributed across the board with 26 points, 10 rebounds, and nine assists as Miami began their 4-game road trip with a W.
A new regular-season career-high for @raf_tyler- Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) January 10, 2021
31 points.#HEATtwitter what'd you think of his performance tonight? 👇 pic.twitter.com/gAtmC84g9g
Milwaukee Bucks 100, Cleveland Cavaliers 90
Andre Drummond posts 26 points and 24 rebounds but even without Giannis Antetokounmpo, the Bucks take care of business with Khris Middleton top-scoring with 27 points.
The best plays from tonight's WIN in under 90 seconds!!#FearTheDeer pic.twitter.com/gGPI23o4Ta- Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) January 10, 2021
San Antonio Spurs 125, Minnesota Timberwolves 122 [OT]
The Spurs make it 3 out of 3 on their road trip with a couple more to go by winning the first of two in Minnesota in overtime. DeMar DeRozan top scores with 38, coming off huge in the fourth quarter.
38 PTS for @DeMar_DeRozan as the @spurs win their 3rd in a row! #GoSpursGo pic.twitter.com/oaTQnhLqPW- NBA (@NBA) January 10, 2021
Meanwhile, in his return, Karl-Anthony Towns finished with 25 points, 13 rebounds, and three blocks.
Dallas Mavericks 112, Orlando Magic 98
The trio of Tim Hardaway Jr. (36 points, 16 in 3rd), Luka Doncic (20 points, 11 rebounds, 10 assists), and Trey Burke (29 points) lead the Mavericks to their 3rd straight win, improving to 5-4 for the season.
Tim Hardaway Jr. fills it up in the @dallasmavs win. #MFFL @T_HardJR: 36 PTS, 8 3PM pic.twitter.com/vclEHyRbeo- NBA (@NBA) January 10, 2021
💫 @luka7doncic's triple-double powers the @dallasmavs.- NBA (@NBA) January 10, 2021
20 PTS | 11 REB | 10 AST | 2 BLK pic.twitter.com/3qS97nizax
Portland Trail Blazers 125, Sacramento Kings 99
Back to back blowout win for the Trail Blazers. Lillard did a couple of days earlier and in this one, it's CJ McCollum
37 PTS, 6 3PM, 2 STL for @CJMcCollum in the @trailblazers W! #RipCity pic.twitter.com/j5La1MgfQ4- NBA (@NBA) January 10, 2021
Best fantasy performers
Nikola Jokic: 15 PTS (6-8 FGs), 12 ASTS, 9 REBS
Tyrese Maxey: 39 PTS (18-33 FGs), 7 REBS, 6 ASTS, 2 STLS
LaMelo Ball: 22 PTS (9-13 FGs), 12 REBS, 11 ASTS
Mikal Bridges: 34 PTS (12-18 FGs)
Domantas Sabonis: 28 PTS, 22 REBS, 4 ASTS
Jimmy Butler: 26 PTS (10-18 FGs), 10 REBS, 9 ASTS, 2 STLS, 1 BLK
Tyler Herro: 31 PTS (12-20 FGs), 9 REBS, 2 ASTS
Andre Drummond: 26 PTS, 24 REBS, 2 ASTS, 1 STL
DeMar DeRozan: 38 PTS (13-23 FGs), 5 REBS, 5 ASTS
Karl-Anthony Towns: 25 PTS, 13 REBS, 4 ASTS, 3 BLKS
Tim Hardaway Jr.: 36 PTS (12-20 FGs; 8-13 3Ps)
Luka Doncic: 20 PTS, 11 REBS, 10 ASTS, 2 BLKS, 1 AST
CJ McCollum: 37 PTS
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