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Thursday, January 2 – NBA scores, updates, news, stats and highlights

We had just four games in the NBA today, but there was no shortage of big performances, headlined by Giannis Antetokounmpo, LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony.

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Catch up on all the scores, stats, highlights and top performers from today's games:

Orlando Magic def. Washington Wizards, 122-105

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DJ Augustin led the Magic with 25 points and nine assists off the bench in the win.

New York Knicks def. Portland Trail Blazers, 117-93

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Despite a season-best performance from Carmelo Anthony, the Trail Blazers suffer their fifth straight loss. They have four more games remaining on this five-game Eastern Conference road trip.

On the other hand, this win means the Knicks record a season-high three wins in a row. They are now 6-6 under interim head coach Mike Miller.

Julius Randle (8 rebounds; 8-15 FG's) and Mitchell Robinson (11-11 FG's) top scored with 22 points apiece as the Knicks recorded their largest win of the season.

Milwaukee Bucks def. Minnesota Timberwolves, 106-104

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Giannis Antetokounmpo scores 32 points as the Milwaukee Bucks begin the new year on the right tone with a close win at home. The Bucks have now won 25 of their last 27 games.

Los Angeles Lakers def. Phoenix Suns, 117-107

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LeBron James led the way with his eighth triple double of the season, with 31 points, 13 rebounds and 12 assists, while Anthony Davis added 26 points and 11 rebounds.

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