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NBA: Westbrook and Davis lead Lakers rally after LeBron ejection, Curry mild in Warriors win

James
was
ejected
after
an
elbow
to
the
eye
of
Pistons
center
Isaiah
Jackson,
who
reacted
angrily,
leading
to
a
wild
melee
in
Detroit
on
Sunday
(November
21).

Jackson
repeatedly
charged
at
James
and
had
to
be
restrained
by
team-mates
and
coaches.
Both
players
were
ejected,
with
the
latter’s
elbow
deemed
a
flagrant
2
foul.

The
Lakers
were
trailing
by
12
points
at
the
time
of
the
incident
early
in
the
third
quarter,
before
Russell
Westbrook
and
Anthony
Davis
led
a
rally
on
the
road.

Westbrook
(26
points,
10
assists
and
nine
rebounds)
had
15
points,
six
assists
and
five
rebounds
in
a
final
period
dominated
by
the
visiting
Lakers
37-17.

Davis
had
30
points,
10
rebounds,
six
assists,
five
blocks
and
four
steals

the
NBA
star
becoming
the
first
Laker
with
a
30/10/5/3/5
game
since
Hall
of
Famer
Shaquille
O’Neal
in
2001.

James,
in
his
second
game
back
after
an
abdominal
injury
laid
him
off
for
two
and
a
half
weeks,
played
21
minutes
for
10
points
and
five
assists
before
his
ejection
as
the
Lakers
improved
to
9-0
for
the
season.

Number
one
draft
pick
Cade
Cunningham
registered
his
first
career
triple-double
for
the
Pistons
with
13
points,
12
rebounds
and
10
assists.


Suns
maintain
hot
streak

The
Phoenix
Suns
recorded
their
12th
straight
win
as
Cam
Johnson
had
a
career-high
and
game-high
22
points
off
the
bench,
including
four
triples
in
a
126-97
rout
of
the
Denver
Nuggets,
who
were
without
MVP
Nikola
Jokic
(shoulder)
for
the
second
successive
game.

Chris
Paul
(nine
points
and
10
assists)
has
had
47
games
with
10-plus
assists
and
0
turnovers
since
entering
the
league
in
2006.
He
has
the
most
such
games
since
1985.

Paul
George
hauled
the
Los
Angeles
Clippers
past
the
Luka
Doncic-less
Dallas
Mavericks
97-91
with
29
points
and
six
assists.
The
Mavs
were
still
without
Luka
Doncic
(knee/ankle).

DeMar
DeRozan
scored
31
points
in
the
Chicago
Bulls’
109-103
victory
over
the
New
York
Knicks.
Julius
Randle
posted
34
points
for
the
beaten
Knicks,
who
led
entering
the
final
quarter.


Mild
Curry
returns

Stephen
Curry
returned
from
a
minor
hip
issue
but
was
well
down
on
his
usual
output
with
only
12
points,
making
two
of
10
field-goal
attempts
and
one
of
six
beyond
the
arc
in
the
Golden
State
Warriors’
119-104
triumph
over
the
Toronto
Raptors.

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