Lakers miss Anthony Davis but get close win over Chicago Bulls

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Bojan Bogdanovic and Royce O'Neale each scored 18, with O'Neale going 6 of 8 on 3-point attempts.

His LA Lakers are facing off against the Chicago Bulls.

CCI STAT OF THE NIGHT: The Bulls outscored the Lakers 62-42 in the paint. Forward Lauri Markkanen sat out his sixth straight contest due to the league health and protocols policies. Anthony Davis missed the contest for Los Angeles. Zach LaVine, who scored 38 points after an eight-for-eight start, wiggled loose for a clean look with less than 10 seconds left, but the potential go-ahead jumper didn't drop and Chicago couldn't grab the rebound. He also had 11 assists.

Antetokounmpo scored 35 points and Khris Middleton added 31 to lead Milwaukee but their offensive prowess wasn't enough to prevent the Bucks from dropping their first game at home in the new season. Wesley Matthews Jr. hurt the Bulls in the third quarter scoring 12 points, benefitting from James' passing out of double teams. Montrezl Harrell was superb as he came through with a 17 points-14 rebounds game.

UP NEXT: At Los Angeles Clippers Sunday.

Stephen Curry scored 38 points and Golden State erased a big second-half deficit Friday night to beat Los Angeles. Curry capped a 19 point third quarter with a 29 foot basket in the final seconds to give the Warriors a 87-81 lead.

Paul George had 25 points for the Clippers and Kawhi Leonard added 24, but Golden State turned up the defense after the Clippers scored 65 in the first half.

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Toronto 144, Sacramento 123.

Beal had 41 points and eight rebounds a game after tying the franchise record with 60 points against the 76ers.

Utah 131, Milwaukee 118. The Jazz made a franchise record 25 - three point field goals. The Bucks had won their first four home games by an average of 23 points. Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant missed the game for the Nets.

Oklahoma City 101, NY 89. The Knicks three game win streak is history. But he has been doing that effortlessly with NBA.com even ranking him as the leader in the MVP race after the first few weeks of the season. LaMelo of the Hornets had a 12-11-9 game. Lonzo Ball went 1-7 from three point range.

The Boston Celtics won their sixth game in seven as they saw off the Washington Wizards 116-107.

Tatum hit 14 of 27 shots to power the Celtics, who were without Tristan Thompson, Grant Williams and Robert Williams because of COVID-19 protocols. Grant Williams will also be out of action for seven days.

NATIONAL TV GAMES TODAY NBA TV: Denver at Philadelphia 2PM NBA TV: Miami at Boston 6PM.

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