NBA games Tuesday, scores, highlights: Lonzo leads Lakers to win over Kings
Here are all the scores, highlights and updates from an NBA Tuesday
There were only four games on the NBA slate this fine Tuesday, but there were still plenty of highlights. We've got all the scores, top plays and news from around the league.
NBA scores for Tuesday, Jan. 9
- Miami Heat 90, Toronto Raptors 89 (Box Score)
- Portland Trail Blazers 117, Oklahoma City Thunder 106 (Box Score)
- Dallas Mavericks 114, Orlando Magic 99 (Box Score)
- Los Angeles Lakers 99, Sacramento Kings 86 (Box Score)
Lonzo fills the stat sheet
Not many players can impact the game without scoring as well as Lonzo Ball. He only scored five points, but had 11 rebounds, 11 assists and five steals to help the Lakers beat the Sacramento Kings.
Not exactly how they drew it up
Lonzo Ball tried to get fancy and throw Julius Randle and off-the-backboard alley-oop. Randle ended up putting the ball in the basket, but probably not the way they thought it would happen.
McCollum too much for Thunder
Russell Westbrook just missed his third straight triple-double with 22 points, 12 assists and nine rebounds, but it wasn't enough for the Thunder to fend off the Trail Blazers. CJ McCollum scored a game-high 27 points to go with seven assists and just one turnover.
Ellington wins it for Heat
Wayne Ellington is normally a shooter, but he decided to take it to the rack for the game-winner in Toronto.
Ibaka, Johnson both ejected for fighting
The Russ-PG connection
Russell Westbrook and Paul George look like they're starting to build some serious chemistry.
Dragic dimes, Johnson finishes
What's better, the pass from Goran Dragic or the dunk from James Johnson? You be the judge.
Look out below
Derrick Jones Jr. got the surprise start for Miami, and he made the absolute most of it. He came flying in to clean up Wayne Ellington's miss.
That's why they call him Bam
Some pretty passing from the Heat ends in an impressive dunk from rookie Bam Adebayo.
- Kyle Lowry missed the Raptors' game against the Heat after being following a hard fall during Monday's win over the Brooklyn Nets. Lowry is considered day-to-day.
- Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey said he before the Feb. 8 trade deadline.
- In an article on The Guardian, Celtics forward Jaylen Brown about Donald Trump, racism in America and Colin Kaepernick's protests.
- LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball made their pro debuts in Lithuania and
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