LA, January 11: The Los Angeles Lakers cruised to a seventh straight win, while Kawhi Leonard led the Clippers to victory on Friday.
Even without Anthony Davis due to injury, the Lakers were untroubled in a 129-114 win over the Dallas Mavericks.
LeBron James starred with 35 points, 16 rebounds and seven assists, while Kyle Kuzma – Davis' replacement – contributed 26 points.
Mavericks star Luka Doncic finished with 25 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists.
The Clippers were tested on their way to a 109-100 victory over the Golden State Warriors.
Leonard's 36 points helped the Clippers to their win, while Lou Williams chipped in with 21 off the bench.
Middleton steps up as Butler finishes with 33
Khris Middleton had a double-double of 27 points and 11 rebounds in the Milwaukee Bucks' 127-106 win against the Sacramento Kings.
Jimmy Butler finished with 33 points as the Miami Heat fell to a surprise 117-113 loss to the Brooklyn Nets.
Zach LaVine managed to score 43 points, but the Chicago Bulls were downed by the Indiana Pacers 116-105.
Graham struggles in Hornets' loss
Devonte' Graham struggled in the Charlotte Hornets' 109-92 loss to the Utah Jazz. The guard went two-of-nine from the field for just four points in 25 minutes.
LeBron passes Jordan
James moved up to fourth on the all-time list for field goals made, going past Michael Jordan (12,192). Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (15,837), Karl Malone (13,528) and Wilt Chamberlain (12,681) remain ahead of him.
Washington Wizards 111-101 Atlanta Hawks New Orleans Pelicans 123-111 New York Knicks Brooklyn Nets 117-113 Miami Heat Indiana Pacers 116-105 Chicago Bulls Memphis Grizzlies 134-121 San Antonio Spurs Phoenix Suns 98-94 Orlando Magic Utah Jazz 109-92 Charlotte Hornets Los Angeles Lakers 129-114 Dallas Mavericks Milwaukee Bucks 127-106 Sacramento Kings Los Angeles Clippers 109-100 Golden State Warriors
Lakers at Thunder
The Lakers will try to extend their winning streak when they visit the Oklahoma City Thunder (22-16) on Saturday.