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Thursday, January 16 – NBA scores, updates, news, stats and highlights

Derrick Rose vs. the Celtics
(NBA Getty Images)

10 games went down on Thursday, here are the biggest storylines:

  • The 76ers get back on track with a win against Kyrie Irving and the Nets.
  • DeMar DeRozan shines but they fall short in Miami
  • Marc Gasol returns to the line-up and the Raptors pick up a road win in OKC.
  • James Harden posts a season-low points tally as the Blazers win in Carmelo Anthony's return to Houston

Follow along below for updates, highlights, stats and scores from each game.

Detroit Pistons 116, Boston Celtics 103

BOX SCORE | PLAY-BY-PLAY

Derrick Rose, Sekou Doumbouya, and Svi Mykhailiuk combine for 67 points on 27-of-35 (77.1%) shooting from the field as the Pistons hand the Celtics their fourth loss in the last six games.

Rose is turning back the clock this season:

Philadelphia 76ers 117, Brooklyn Nets 106

BOX SCORE | PLAY-BY-PLAY

The 76ers beat the Nets by going on a 15-3 run over the last five minutes of the game. They improve to 19-2 at home. Tobias Harris finished with an efficient 34 while Ben Simmons recorded a 20-point, 11-assist double-double.

Spencer Diniwiddie was the Nets' top scorer with 26 points and 8 assists.

Miami Heat 106, San Antonio Spurs 100

BOX SCORE | PLAY-BY-PLAY

The Heat continue to be dominant at home. Bam Adebayo has a near triple-double with 14 points, 13 rebounds, and 7 assists.

For the Spurs, Patty Mills and DeMar DeRozan combined for 51 but fall short by the thin margin of six points. The Spurs end their four-game road trip with a 2-2 record.

Chicago Bulls 115, Washington Wizards 106

BOX SCORE | PLAY-BY-PLAY

LaVine balls out and carries out a banged-up Bulls over the Wizards.

With this game, LaVine put him alongside some elite company.

Indiana Pacers 104, Minnesota Timberwolves 99

BOX SCORE | PLAY-BY-PLAY

Malcolm Brogdon and Domantas Sabonis (29p/13r/6a) carry the Indiana Pacers past the Timberwolves on the first of a home-and-home with the Minnesota franchise.

Toronto Raptors 130, Oklahoma City Thunder 121

BOX SCORE | PLAY-BY-PLAY

Raptors finish with 7 players in double figures as the win a high-scoring contest in Oklahoma City.

Denver Nuggets 100, Charlotte Hornets 86

BOX SCORE | PLAY-BY-PLAY

Six Nuggets score in double figures led by Michael Porter Jr.'s 19 points and Nikola Jokic's near triple-double of 12 points, 8 rebounds, and 8 assists.

The Nuggets win the 9th game of their last 11 at the Pepsi Center. The Hornets, on the other hand, lose their sixth straight.

Portland Trail Blazers 117, Houston Rockets 107

BOX SCORE | PLAY-BY-PLAY

The Blazers' starters combine for 97 of the team's 117 points as they win in Houston. Carmelo Anthony finished with a double-double of 18 points and 12 rebounds in his return to Houston.

James Harden posts a season-low 13 points.

Dallas Mavericks 127, Sacramento Kings 123

BOX SCORE | PLAY-BY-PLAY

Luka Doncic had a game for the history books as the Mavericks withstand the Kings' late-game comeback attempt to win in Sacramento.

Orlando Magic 119, Los Angeles Lakers 118

BOX SCORE | PLAY-BY-PLAY

LeBron James finishes with 19 points and 19 assists but the Magic finish with six players in double figures led by Markelle Fultz's triple-double.

The Magic become the first sub .500 team to beat the Lakers and snapped the Lakers' 9-game win streak. The Lakers were without Rajon Rondo and Anthony Davis, and then they lost Alex Caruso during the game.

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