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MINNEAPOLIS – LeBron James had 30 points, 13 rebounds and seven assists and Dennis Schröder scored 24 points, which helped the Los Angeles Lakers retreat from the Minnesota Timberwolves for a 112-104 win on Tuesday night

Montrezl Harrell scored 17 points for the Lakers, who with their first win at the Target Center since Jan. March 2015 in Minnesota ended a streak of seven losses

Minnesota newcomer Anthony Edwards had a career high of 28 points plus seven rebounds and five assists Karl-Anthony Towns scored 15 points for the Timberwolves, which after a spirited effort in the first three periods 17: 5 against the fourth quarter were rated

Edwards, the first overall winner in the draft, scored his fourth and fifth 3-point hits to reduce the lead to 105-100 by 3:28. Edwards was called in for a foul on James, who is the four-time league MVP knocked over and negated a runner on the trail with 2:57, and the Timberwolves never got any closer

The Lakers played the first of several straight games without seven-time all-star Anthony Davis, who was sent off for an Achilles tendon injury. He compounded it with a loss in Denver on Sunday that spanned the seven-game winning streak the Lakers finished

PHOENIX (AP) – James Harden scored 38 points, Joe Harris 22 and Brooklyn overcame a 24-point deficit to stun Phoenix

The Nets played without two of their three main stars, but Harden was more than ready for the challenge against the Suns. Kevin Durant had a hamstring injury while Kyrie Irving endured with a tight lower back

Harden’s 3-pointer from 31 meters away from a few meters gave the Nets the first lead of the game at 126-124 and he hit two more free throws with 11.3 seconds left to round off the win. The suns got 2:48 in the final not hit

Brooklyn won its fourth straight game in a triumphant return to Phoenix for coach Steve Nash. The Suns had captured their six-game winning streak

Chris Paul scored 29 points, including 17 in the fourth quarter, but it wasn’t enough for the Suns Devin Booker has added 22

MEMPHS, Tenn (AP) – Zion Williamson scored 31 points while dominating inside, and New Orleans finished a three-game skid with a win over Memphis

Williamson, who was 13 of 16 off the field, added seven rebounds and six assists as the Pelicans finished with a season high on points Josh Hart hit a season high of 27 points and Brandon Ingram had 22 for New Orleans

Yes Morant scored 28 points in the 12-of-16 shooting for Memphis Kyle Anderson finished with 19 points and Dillon Brooks scored 18, 4 of 6 from 3-point range

The Pelicans won their fifth place in a row against the Grizzlies in the final showdown between Williamson, the top 2019 overall design winner, and Morant, who finished second

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Fred VanVleet scored 33 points, Pascal Siakam added 23 and Toronto stood up to the loss of Kyle Lowry to beat the collapsed Milwaukee

Lowry left the game in the third quarter with a sore left ankle but had 18 points, six rebounds and six assists in 22 minutes.The ankle problem caused Lowry to go to the locker room at the end of the first half despite returning to to begin the third quarter

Milwaukee lost their fourth straight despite receiving 34 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists from Giannis Antetokounmpo The Bucks hadn’t fallen four straight since the 2019 Eastern Conference final against Toronto when they were 2-0 ahead went and lost the series in six games

BOSTON (AP) – Jaylen Brown had 27 points and eight assists to help Boston weather a 43-point night from Nikola Jokic and beat Denver

Jayson Tatum added 21 points and eight assists to help Boston come back after two anemic performances in two losses to Detroit and Washington – the bottom two teams in the Eastern Conference

It was Jokic’s third 40-point game of the season, Jamal Murray added 25 points, but Denver had captured its winning streak in three games

The Nuggets played extremely understaffed with no five rotation players, including Paul Millsap (left knee sprain) and Monte Morris (right shoulder strain)

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Damian Lillard scored 12 of his 31 points 4:11 in the final to help Portland beat Oklahoma City

The Trail Blazers missed a 24 point lead in the second half and then regained control behind Lillard, who made all four of his 3-point attempts during the final heat while playing with five fouls

Gary Trent Jr scored 19 points and Enes Kanter had eight points and 21 rebounds for Portland, which has won five straight Lillard’s averaging 302 points during the series

Lu Dort scored 23 points and Hamidou Diallo added 17 for the thunder Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, the team’s goalscorer in Oklahoma City, missed his fourth straight game with a sprained left knee

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