LA Lakers 105-114 Orlando Magic > see highlights
Harris’ first 19 rebounds were at the defensive end. Had he not been credited with an offensive rebound with 1:26 left, he would have been only the fifth player since 1985-86 (when offensive and defensive rebounds were officially sorted) to finish a game with 19 or more rebounds, all on defense. Dirk Nowitzki has done it twice.
Memphis Grizzlies 88-87 Houston Rockets > see highlights
Memphis Grizzlies, who entered Friday 0-10 against Southwest Division foes, earned their first victory this season within their division by defeating the Houston Rockets 88-87. Houston Rockets missed their first 12 3-point attempts and shot an abysmal 1-for-14 (7.1 percent) from behind the arc over the first two quarters.
Toronto Raptors 104-95 Philadelphia 76ers > see highlights
DeMar DeRozan scored 34 points and swept nine rebounds while Kyle Lowry registered a triple-double of 18 points, 13 assists and 10 rebounds as the Toronto Raptors defeated the Philadelphia 76ers, 104-95, Friday night at the Wells Fargo Center. John Salmons added 12 points, Patrick Patterson had 11 and Terrence Ross 10 for the Atlantic Division-leading Raptors, who improved to 22-20.
San Antonio Spurs 105-79 Atlanta Hawks > see highlights
Spurs guard Nando De Colo played one of his better games with nine points and a season-high six rebounds off the bench. … After going 8-for-10, Diaw is shooting 21-for-28 (75 percent) over the past four games. … Duncan has grabbed 13, 13 and 16 rebounds in the past three games.
Oklahoma City Thunder 101-83 Boston Celtics > see highlights
Over the 434 games played in Oklahoma City franchise history, Friday’s win was the first played without either Russell Westbrook or Kevin Durant in the lineup.
Milwaukee Bucks 78-93 Cleveland Cavaliers > see highlights
Varejao is averaging 10.9 points and 13.3 rebounds in 15 games since rejoining the Cavaliers’ starting lineup on Dec. 28. The mop-topped Brazilian shot 8-for-11 from the field against Milwaukee, raising his season percentage to .502. He also ranks 10th in the NBA in rebounding at 10.3 per game and is averaging 8.9 points on the campaign. “Andy [Varejao] shot the ball very well from the elbows, but he also did a very nice job showing on (Bucks power forward John) Henson,” Brown said. “Andy tried to make him work.”
New Orleans Pelicans 103-101 Detroit Pistons > see highlights
Pistons second-year center Andre Drummond recorded the first 20-20 game of his career on Friday. He’s the first Piston to achieve that since Antonio McDyess did it against the New York Knicks on March 11, 2009.
Dallas Mavericks 106-107 Brooklyn Nets > see highlights
The new year continued to be blissful for the Brooklyn Nets, although Teletovic’s first-half heroics and a standout second half from Deron Williams were barely enough to hold off the Mavericks 107-106 Friday night.
Charlotte Bobcats 96-125 New York Knicks > see highlights
Carmelo Anthony set the tone for the Knicks early, scoring 20 of his 62 points in the game’s first quarter. He amassed 37 points by the end of the game’s first half and eventually broke the Madison Square Garden scoring record with just over seven minutes remaining in the fourth. He opened the game hitting eight of his first 10 shots and also ended the night with 13 rebounds. Anthony has 17 double-doubles on the season.
LA Clippers 112-95 Chicago Bulls > see highlights
The visiting Clippers shot 74 percent from the field in the first quarter to take control of the game and then had little difficulty recording a 112-95 victory over the Chicago Bulls. Blake Griffin had 26 points and 13 rebounds and Jamal Crawford had 19 points as six Clippers scored in double figures. Carlos Boozer had 22 points as the Bulls had their three-game winning streak snapped.
Washington Wizards 101-95 Phoenix Suns > see highlights
The Wizards, down 57-51 to start the second half, got off to a 17-6 start in the third quarter to take a 68-83 lead. The Suns never led a again, but they managed to tie the game, 93-93, with 2:43 left and had the chance to take the lead with P.J. Tucker at the line. But he missed both free throws, and Beal responded with a 3-pointer. Then, with the Wizards leading, 97-95 in the final 30 seconds, Beal hit a 16-footer to seal it.
Indiana Pacers 116-111 Sacramento Kings > see highlights
Indiana Pacers had no answer for Thornton in the first quarter. After scoring 33 combined points over his previous nine games as a starter for Sacramento, Thornton dropped in 22 points on 9-for-12 shooting in a wild first 12 minutes.
Minnesota Timberwolves 121-120 Golden State Warriors > see highlights
The Warriors have lost four of their last five games, including contests in which they’ve scored 116 (vs. Denver on Jan. 15), 121 (at Oklahoma City on Jan. 17) and 120 points, leading coach Mark Jackson to castigate his team’s defensive effort, especially his starting five. “You are not going to get anywhere attempting to outscore people,” Jackson said. “And that’s not who we are. And that’s not who we’re going to be.