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Tuesday, Jan. 5 – NBA scores, updates, news, stats, highlights and top fantasy performers

The 2020-21 NBA season rolled on with a nine-game slate on Tuesday

We have you covered with the latest news, stats, highlights and top fantasy performers below.

Orlando Magic 103, Cleveland Cavaliers 83

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Aaron Gordon records his first double-double of the season with 24 points and 11 rebounds while Nikola Vucevic stuffs the stat sheet with 23 points, eight rebounds, three blocks, two assists, and two steals as the Magic handed the Cavaliers their third loss in the last four games.

Orlando opened the game up in the third quarter, outscoring Cleveland 38-18. For the Cavaliers, Collin Sexton top-scored with 24 while Cedi Osman contributed across the board with 18 points, seven rebounds, and seven assists.

Dante Exum's tough injury luck continues. The Aussie exited the game early with a reported right calf strain.

Philadelphia 76ers 118, Charlotte Hornets 101

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The 76ers improve to a league-best 6-1!

Seven players score in double figures for Philadelphia led by Tobias Harris' 22. Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons contribute across the board as the team handed the Hornets their third straight loss.

New York Knicks 113, Atlanta Hawks 108

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After starting the season 0-2, the Knicks win their fourth in the last five games by defeating the Hawks in Atlanta.

Yet again, Julius Randle is the team's biggest contributor with 28 points, 17 rebounds, and nine assists. RJ Barrett chipped in with 25 points, 11 rebounds, and five assists of his own.

For the Hawks, Trae Young was the top performer with 31 points and 14 assists but that couldn't stop the Hawks from dropping to the third loss in their last four games.

Miami Heat 118, Oklahoma City Thunder 90

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The Heat open up this game by outscoring the Thunder 65-40 over the middle two quarters.

Bam Adebayo tops the scoring charts with 20 as the Heat shoot 46-of-81 (56.8%) shooting from the field and continue the trend, early in this season, to bounce back from a loss with a win.

Boston Celtics 126, Toronto Raptors 114

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Jayson Tatum scores a season-high 40 (11-19 FGs; 5-8 3Ps) as the Celtics comfortably beat the Raptors in Boston.

Rookie Payton Pritchard continues to impress by recording 23 points (8-13 FGs) and eight assists in 32 minutes. For the Raptors, who now fall to 1-5, Fred VanVleet erupted for 35 (13-20 FGs) but he didn't receive enough help to make this game a contest.

Dallas Mavericks 113, Houston Rockets 100

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Luka Doncic creates up another piece of history!

He finishes with 33 points, 16 rebounds, and 11 assists in a win over the Houston Rockets. He tallies his 26th career triple-double.

Milwaukee Bucks 125, Detroit Pistons 115

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Reigning two-time MVP finished with a season-high 43 points as the Bucks won their eighth straight game over the Pistons, who now fall to 1-6.

Indiana Pacers 118, New Orleans Pelicans 116 [OT]

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Brogdon (21 points, 11 assists, 7 rebounds) and Sabonis (19 points, 11 rebounds, 7 assists) stuff the stat sheet as the Pacers edge out the Pelicans in overtime.

For the Pelicans, all starters score in double figures led by 31 by Brandon Ingram and a double-double of 24-10 from Zion Williamson.

Golden State Warriors 137, Sacramento Kings 106

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Curry and Warriors win their fourth game in the last five to improve to 4-3, their first time being above .500. The former 2-time MVP led the way with a near triple-double, less than 24 hours after dropping his career-high of 62.

Top fantasy performers

Nikola Vucevic: 23 PTS (9-16 FGs), 8 REBS, 3 BLKS, 2 ASTS, 2 STLS

Julius Randle: 28 PTS (11-19 FGs), 17 REBS, 9 ASTS

RJ Barrett: 26 PTS, 11 REBS, 5 ASTS, 2 STLS

Jayson Tatum: 40 PTS (11-19 FGs), 6 REBS, 2 ASTS, 2 BLKS

Fred VanVleet: 35 PTS (13-20 FGs), 8 REBS, 3 ASTS, 2 STLS

Luka Doncic: 33 PTS, 16 REBS, 11 ASTS

Giannis Antetokounmpo: 43 PTS (17-24 FGs), 9 REBS, 4 ASTS

Malcolm Brogdon: 21 PTS, 11 ASTS, 7 REBS, 3 STLS

Domantas Sabonis: 19 PTS (9-16 FGs), 11 REBS, 7 ASTS, 2 BLKS

Stephen Curry: 30 PTS, 9 REBS, 8 ASTS

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