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Rudy Gobert stars as Utah Jazz beat Dallas Mavericks for 14th win in 15

Sixers beat Lakers on historic night for LeBron; Kyrie's 45 points lead Nets past Pistons in OT; LaVine drops 44 as Bulls beat Cavaliers

Stuart Hodge

Sunday 26 January 2020 09:02, UK

Rudy Gobert locks eyes with camera after dropping a dunk against the Dallas Mavericks
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Rudy Gobert scored 22 points, collected 17 rebounds and blocked five shots – including a key one in the final 30 seconds – to rally the Utah Jazz over the Dallas Mavericks in Salt Lake City.

Saturday night's NBA scores

  • Dallas Mavericks 107-112 Utah Jazz
  • LA Lakers 91-108 Philadelphia 76ers
  • Oklahoma City Thunder 113-104 Minnesota Timberwolves
  • Brooklyn Nets 121-111 Detroit Pistons (OT)
  • Chicago Bulls 118-106 Cleveland Cavaliers
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Dallas Mavericks 107-112 Utah Jazz

Seth Curry #30 of the Dallas Mavericks guards Jordan Clarkson #00 of the Utah Jazz during a game at Vivint Smart Home Arena on January 25, 2019 in Salt Lake City, Utah. 1:45
Highlights of the Dallas Mavericks’ trip to the Utah Jazz in Week 14 of the NBA

Rudy Gobert scored 22 points, collected 17 rebounds and blocked five shots – including a key one in the final 30 seconds – to rally the Utah Jazz over the Dallas Mavericks in Salt Lake City.

Donovan Mitchell scored a team-high 25 points for Utah, while Bojan Bogdanovic added 23 points. Utah won its fourth straight game, its 14 out of 15 and is 19-2 over its last 21 games.

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Luka Doncic scored 25 points to lead Dallas. Seth Curry added 19 points and Kristaps Porzingis added 15 for the Mavericks, who are 1-2 in their last three after winning four straight.

It was close with the lead trading back and fourth going into the final minute of regulation time. Tim Hardaway Jr buried a three-pointer to put the Mavericks back in front with 52.2 seconds left but Utah took the lead for good when Royce O'Neale drained a 3-pointer on the other end to put the Jazz up 109-107 with 38.5 seconds remaining.

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Gobert blocked a potential tying layup from Delon Wright with 24.8 seconds left. Mitchell and Gobert each made free throws in the final seconds to seal the victory.

LA Lakers 91-108 Philadelphia 76ers

Ben Simmons #25 of the Philadelphia 76ers shoots the ball against Jared Dudley #10 of the Los Angeles Lakers in the second quarter at the Wells Fargo Center on January 25, 2020 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 2:08
Highlights of the Los Angeles Lakers’ trip to the Philadelphia 76ers in Week 14 of the NBA

Ben Simmons had 28 points, 10 rebounds, eight assists and four steals to lift the host Philadelphia 76ers past the Los Angeles Lakers 108-91, in a game that saw LeBron James pass Kobe Bryant for third on the NBA's all-time scoring list.

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Simmons shot 12 of 15 in playing 41 minutes. Tobias Harris scored 29 points and Al Horford had 16 for the Sixers, who improved to 21-2 at home. Matisse Thybulle also contributed five steals.

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The Sixers played without Joel Embiid (finger) for the 16th time this season and were also missing Josh Richardson with a strained hamstring.

Anthony Davis led the Lakers with 31 points, while LeBron James had 29 points, eight assists and seven rebounds. James entered the game with 33,626 points while Bryant sat at 33,643.

Oklahoma City Thunder 113-104 Minnesota Timberwolves

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander #2 of the Oklahoma City Thunder handles the ball against the Minnesota Timberwolves on January 25, 2020 at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. 1:25
Highlights of the Oklahoma City Thunder’s trip to the Minnesota Timberwolves in Week 14 of the NBA

Chris Paul added to his All-Star credentials with his sixth double-double of the season, helping the Oklahoma City Thunder roll past the host Minnesota Timberwolves, 113-104.

The nine-time All-Star scored 13 of his 25 points in a third-quarter outburst and added a team-high 10 assists as the Thunder won their fifth straight both overall and on the road.

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The Timberwolves' Karl-Anthony Towns was the game's leading scorer with 37 points.

Brooklyn Nets 121-111 Detroit Pistons (OT)

Joe Harris #12 of the Brooklyn Nets takes a shot against Christian Wood #35 of the Detroit Pistons during the second half at Little Caesars Arena on January 25, 2020, in Detroit, Michigan. 1:56
Highlights of the Brooklyn Nets’ trip to the Detroit Pistons in Week 14 of the NBA

Kyrie Irving poured in 45 points and the Brooklyn Nets snapped a five-game losing streak by topping the host Detroit Pistons, 121-111 after overtime.

Irving's output was his highest since scoring 50 points against Minnesota in October during his Nets debut. He added seven assists and six rebounds. Jarrett Allen had 20 points, 15 rebounds and four blocks and Joe Harris tossed in 16 points for Brooklyn.

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Derrick Rose led Detroit with 27 points and six assists. Pistons center Andre Drummond, who missed the previous two games after taking an elbow to the mouth at Washington on Monday, supplied 20 points and 21 rebounds.

Chicago Bulls 118-106 Cleveland Cavaliers

Zach LaVine #8 of the Chicago Bulls drives past Kevin Love #0 and Darius Garland #10 of the Cleveland Cavaliers during the first half at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse on January 25, 2020 in Cleveland, Ohio. 1:26
Highlights of the Chicago Bulls’ trip to the Cleveland Cavaliers in Week 14 of the NBA

Zach LaVine scored 27 of his 44 points in the first half and the Chicago Bulls benefited from a dominant third quarter to beat the host Cleveland Cavaliers for the second time in as many Saturdays.

LaVine made five of his team's 12 three-pointers and added 10 rebounds and eight assists for the Bulls, narrowly missing out on his first career triple-double. He recorded 21 of his 42 points in fourth quarter last Saturday as Chicago overcame a late 15-point deficit in a 118-116 victory over Cleveland last weekend.

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Cleveland scored the first seven points of the third before Chicago seized control of the game by igniting a scintillating 40-12 run to take a 99-76 lead at the end of the quarter. LaVine drained a three to both begin and end the Bulls' 11-0 run to cap the sequence.

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