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NBA daily recaps. Just the important notes from each game, usually from the winning team. If someone on the losing squad does something special, perhaps they'll get a mention as well. Bookmark this NBA game roundup page and skim-read it daily. Updated early most weekday mornings, sometimes later on weekends. And watch NBA video highlights.

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NBA Daily for Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Roundup of yesterday's NBA games:

Thunder 123, Blazers 114: "Lillard recorded 34 points, eight assists and five rebounds, CJ McCollum scored 31 points and Jusuf Nurkic added 22 points and 15 rebounds, but they were the only Blazers to reach double-figures in scoring. McCollum was sensational in the third quarter, when he made his first six shots and scored 21 of the Blazers' 32 points. He made 7 of 9 shots, including 5 of 6 threes, in the quarter. Paul George finished with 36 points, eight rebounds and five steals — all while being serenaded with “MVP” chants — Russell Westbrook recorded his NBA-leading 12th double-double of the season (29 points, 14 assists, 10 rebounds) and Steven Adams added 14 points and eight rebounds for the Thunder." -- The Oregonian

Raptors 120, Kings 105: "For the third consecutive night Kawhi Leonard was out of the lineup – and he will be for one more game on Wednesday in Indianapolis before returning Friday in Houston. The Kings took the opportunity to follow suit and rested three starters in point guard De’Aaron Fox, forward Nemanja Bjelica, and guard Iman Shumpert. But a game light in star power held its own on the effort put forth by those who did play as the Kings stayed with Toronto, holding things close until late into the third when the Raps began to pull away for a 120-105 win." -- Toronto Sun

Mavs 106, Clippers 98: "Dennis Smith Jr? It was impossible to tell from his facial expressions -- before, during and after Tuesday's 106-98 victory over the Clippers -- how he felt about returning from a weeklong self-exile from the team. But then it's always been hard to read Smith. The most emotion he showed Tuesday night was following his beautiful alley-oop lob to DeAndre Jordan from a couple of steps beyond midcourt. Jordan's slam gave Dallas a 99-93 lead. Smith extended his arms and pointed to Jordan... In his first game since Jan. 7, Smith contributed 17 points, eight rebounds and four assists. Luka Doncic finished with 17 points, seven rebounds and six assists." -- Dallas Morning News

Timberwolves 118, Suns 91: "If interim coach Ryan Saunders is going to remove that interim tag, he has to win against teams like the Suns. For the second time in as many games, the Wolves did that in a 118-91 victory at Talking Stick Resort Arena that featured an unusual and entertaining third-quarter altercation between Gorgui Dieng and Devin Booker, resulting in ejections for both. The incident provided a kick for the Wolves the rest of the game, but they had been playing with ample energy the rest of the night, something that was missing in their loss here in December... Because of Ayton’s absence, Karl-Anthony Towns feasted in scoring 25 points, grabbing 18 rebounds and dishing out seven assists." -- Minneapolis Star Tribune