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A quick look at top performances from Sunday’s NBA preseason games.
Wizards 102, Cavaliers 94
Former Cavs swingman Carrick Felix scored 13 points, as did guard Jodie Meeks, to lead the Wizards in a game of mostly reserves.
Cavs forward Jeff Green led all scorers with 19 points. John Holland, headed to the Canton Charge, added 14 off the bench.
Thunder 86, Melbourne United 85
Paul George scored 22 points, Carmelo Anthony had 19 and the Thunder escaped with a win over perhaps Australia’s top team.
Former NBA guard Casper Ware scored 20 to lead Melbourne, and ex-NBA forward Josh Boone scored 15 and grabbed nine rebounds.
Trail Blazers 134, Clippers 106
Damian Lillard erupted for 35 points to lift the Trail Blazers to the high-scoring win.
C.J. McCollum added 20 points for the Blazers, and Mo Harkless had 16 on 6-of-6 shooting.
Blake Griffin and Milos Teodosic each scored 15 to lead the Clippers. DeAndre Jordan tacked on 12 points and 14 rebounds.
Spurs 122, Nuggets 100
LaMarcus Aldridge continued his strong preseason play with 21 points to lead the Spurs.
Former Cleveland State and Michigan State combo guard Bryn Forbes added 20 off the bench.
Nikola Jokic and Will Barton led the Nuggets with 19 and 16 points, respectively.
Pelicans 108, Bulls 95
Anthony Davis scored 37 points, connecting on 22 of 23 free throws (he missed his last), to lift the Pelicans. Davis also grabbed 15 rebounds.
DeMarcus Cousins added 22 points, nine rebounds and nine assists, and Jrue Holiday scored 19.
Denzel Valentine scored 15 off the bench to pace the Bulls.
Nets 117, Knicks 83
D’Angelo Russell scored 16 points and passed for seven assists, as the Nets remained unbeaten in the preseason with the easy victory.
Allen Crabbe tacked on 14 points off the bench.
The Knicks were led by Willie Hernangomez’s 16 points. Kristaps Porzingis scored six before leaving with a hip injury.
Lakers 75, Kings 69
Julius Randle scored 17 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in otherwise lackluster night from both teams.
Rookie forward Kyle Kuzma added 15 points and eight boards.
Zach Randolph led the Kings with 16 points and Garrett Temple scored 12.