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Monday, January 10, 2022

NBA: Otto Porter Jr stars for Golden State Warriors, Harden helps Brooklyn win

Otto Porter Jr shone on a rare start with 19 points and Stephen Curry added 33 as the Golden State Warriors beat the Phoenix Suns 116-107 to take top spot in the Western Conference.

With several players missing through injury and Covid-19, Porter’s late flurry helped the Warriors pull away in the final two minutes.

Meanwhile the Los Angeles Lakers lost their fifth straight game. A James Harden triple-double gave the Brooklyn Nets a 122-115 win in LA.

After missing four games, Harden recorded his 63rd career triple-double as the Nets held off a Lakers comeback.

He scored 36 points and had 10 assists and 10 rebounds, while LeBron James scored 39 points for the Lakers.

Clippers defeats Suns to force Game 6 in Conference Finals

With his 13th point of the game, James passed Lakers legend Kobe Bryant to become the NBA’s all-time leading scorer on Christmas Day.

In New York Kemba Walker posted his first triple-double since 2014.

The resurgent point guard had 10 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists as the Knicks beat the Atlanta Hawks 101-87.

Returning from Covid-19 protocols, Giannis Antetokounmpo finished with 36 points as the Milwaukee Bucks came from 19 points down to beat the Boston Celtics 117-113, while the Utah Jazz claimed a 120-116 win against the Dallas Mavericks.

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