Luka Doncic and the Mavs end the Grizzlies' win streak in the NBA
Luka Doncic made 27 points, 12 assists, and 10 assists in his 40th career triple-double as the Dallas Mavericks beat Memphis on Friday night to maintain their franchise-record winning streak.
Dallas beat Memphis 62-30 in the second half to claim a career-best five steals.
Marquese Chriss also scored 15 points, Dwight Powell and Dorian Finney-Smith added 13 apiece, and Reggie Bullock recorded 10 points and nine assists for the Mavericks.
On December 23, Ja Morant recorded 19 points and eight assists, while Desmond Bane scored 16 points for Memphis.
Warriors 138 and Bulls 96 are among the most ranked players in the country.
Jonathan Kuminga paced six double-figure scorers with 25 points on 10-of-12 shooting and Kevon Looney recorded 10 points and 12 assists as he returned to Golden State.
The Bulls have lost three of four games in a row, including a three-game losing streak against Chicago.
Jordan Poole (22 points), Andrew Wiggins (21), and Stephen Curry (19) both advanced to a season high in points. Coby White led the Bulls with 20 points. Zach LaVine of Chicago has suffered a left knee injury in the first quarter and will undergo an MRI on Saturday, according to multiple media reports.
Pistons 103, Raptors 87
Trey Lyles led the bench 21 points and seven assists while beating Toronto to take on Detroit.
Cade Cunningham had 18 points, seven assists, and Hamidou Diallo had six assists. Saddiq Bey also had 15 points, and Josh Jackson had 13 off the bench for Detroit, which led Toronto to a 32 percent shooting.
Fred VanVleet led the Raptors with 24 points and 10 assists, despite being 6-for-21 on the field. Pascal Siakam provided 23 points and 11 assists
Suns 112, Pacers 94, Suns 9
Devin Booker scored 22 of his 35 points in the third quarter, and Deandre Ayton had 27 points and 12 assists in Phoenix's victory against Indiana in a lopsided game.
Phoenix's fifth win in the past six games has been drained by Booker, who had a career-high six 3-point shootouts. Ayton made 12 of 18 shots, and his only goal to fall one point shy of his season-high point total has been scored.
Justin Holiday scored 25 points, while Caris LeVert added 20 points and nine assists for the Pacers, who have lost three in a row and nine of their last 10 games. Domantas Sabonis recorded 14 points and 14 assists.
76ers 111, Celtics 99
Joel Embiid posted 25 points, 13 assists, and six assists as Philadelphia beat Boston for its eighth victory in nine games.
Philadelphia beat Embiid five points shy of what he would have been his ninth straight match with at least 30 points, thereby breaking the franchise record he maintains with Allen Iverson and Wilt Chamberlain. Tyrese Maxey added 23 points for Embiid.
Jaylen Brown has scored 21 points, while Jayson Tatum has added 20 points and 11 boards for the Celtics.
Heat 124 and Hawks 118 are compared to the Heat
Tyler Herro scored 24 points, including two go-ahead free throws with 46 seconds left, to keep Miami ahead of the competition.
Jimmy Butler had missed three games with a sprained ankle and returned to the amass with 23 points and 10 assists for Miami. P.J. Tucker and Omer Yurtseven each scored 17. Max Strus added 16 points, all of them in the first quarter.
Trae Young has given Atlanta 24 points and nine assists, including De'Andre Hunter, 18 points from Danilo Gallinari, and John Collins 16 points. The Hawks have lost four in a row.
Cavaliers 114, Spurs 109, and Cavaliers 109
Darius Garland clinches his season high when he visits Cleveland.
The Cavaliers defeated Cleveland by five points in the second half, but both fell to 104-103 thanks to Cedi Osman's free throw.
Allen scored 17 points and 16 assists for the Cavaliers, who have won three consecutive games and four of five on their ongoing six-game road trip. Dejounte Murray led the Spurs, who have lost 30 points and 14 assists.
Kings 126 and Rockets 114 are the biggest teams in the world.
Sacramento overcame a slow start to roll past Houston. Marvin Bagley III climbed season highs with 26 points and 13 assists, and De'Aaron Fox scored 27 points.
After a five-game losing streak, Buddy Hield and Terence Davis have combined for seven 3-pointers and 33 points off the bench.
Christian Wood led a solid attack with 26 points for the Rockets, who have lost 12 of their previous 14.
Magic 116, Hornets 109
Orlando took a 10-game losing run to Charlotte thanks to Moritz Wagner's 26 points off the bench.
Gary Harris scored 18 points to help the Magic end their six-game road skid.
The Hornets beat LaMelo Ball's 23 points and Miles Bridges' 20 points, respectively, until a four-game winning streak was been ended.
(Field Level Media)