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NBA roundup: Anthony Davis, LeBron James lead Lakers to win at Golden State Warriors

NBA roundup: Anthony Davis, LeBron James lead Lakers to win at Golden State Warriors
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Anthony Davis scored a team-high 27 points for the Lakers and LeBron James chipped in with 22.

The Los Angeles Lakers won for the ninth time in 11 road trips with a 125-120 victory at the new-look Golden State Warriors.

Anthony Davis capped a big night at the foul line with three late free throws for the Western Conference leaders, en route to a team-high 27 points to complement 10 rebounds.

Avery Bradley shot five three-pointers in his 21 points, and LeBron James added 22 points, eight rebounds and a team-high 11 assists.

Andrew Wiggins, one of four players making their Warriors debut, had 24 points, and Marquese Chriss hit 26, but Golden State have now lost eight times in their last nine games.

The Denver Nuggets kept the heat on the Lakers with a 117-108 success at the Phoenix Suns.

Jamal Murray scored 36 points and Nikola Jokic added 23 as the Nuggets completed a season sweep of the struggling Suns.

The Minnesota Timberwolves ended a 13-game losing streak with an emphatic 142-115 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers, scoring the most three-pointers in franchise history in the process.

Jordan McLaughlin (24) and Malik Beasley (23) top scored as D'Angelo Russell, who was one of the biggest acquisitions on Thursday's trade deadline day, sat out the action with a quad contusion.

Brook Lopez hit five three-pointers in his 23-point for the Milwaukee Bucks, leaders of the Eastern Conference, in a 112-95 victory at Orlando Magic.

Giannis Antetokounmpo collected 18 points, 18 rebounds and nine assists as the Bucks, who have won 13 of their last 14 games overall, completed a four-game season sweep of the Magic.

Elsewhere, the New York Knicks extended their season-best form to four straight wins by edging past the Detroit Pistons 95-92, while Buddy Hield scored 31 points off the bench as the Sacramento Kings overpowered the visiting San Antonio Spurs 122-102.

The Dallas Mavericks won 116-110 at the Charlotte Hornets and the New Orleans Pelicans also won on the road with a 124-117 victory at the Indiana Pacers.

The Toronto Raptors extended a franchise-best winning streak to 14 games as Fred VanVleet scored 29 points – 10 in the fourth quarter in a 119-118 thriller against the visiting Brooklyn Nets.

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LeBron James in action for the Lakers on January 18, 2020
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