NBA Daily: Recapping Yesterday’s Action & Previewing Today’s Games

24 teams were in action during Friday's exciting 12-game slate of NBA action, and another seven games are on tap for Saturday night. Here's a recap of everything you might have missed last night and a look at what to expect tonight:

Game Recaps

Cleveland Cavaliers 95, Charlotte Hornets 90

Cleveland outscored Charlotte 23-14 in the fourth quarter and used a double-double from LeBron James (25 points, 13 rebounds) to oust the Hornets.

Orlando Magic 114, Milwaukee Bucks 90

Orlando shot over 52 percent from the field and rode a big night from point guard Elfrid Payton (22 points, 10 assists) to a blowout win over the struggling Bucks.

Boston Celtics 111, Washington Wizards 78

Boston rebounded from a near loss to the Sixers last time out to blowout the floundering Wizards.

Miami Heat 97, New York Knicks 78

Miami outscored the Knicks 47-29 in the second half to keep pace with the Cavs at the top of the Eastern Conference.

Indiana Pacers 104, Chicago Bulls 92

Indiana stayed in second place in the East thanks to 33 points and eight rebounds from All-Star forward Paul George.

Houston Rockets 116, Philadelphia 76ers 114

Houston narrowly avoided giving the Sixers their first win of the season thanks to a career-high 50 points from James Harden.

Atlanta Hawks 116, Memphis Grizzlies 101

Atlanta outscored Memphis 63-43 in the second half to hand the Grizzlies their eighth loss of the season.

Oklahoma City Thunder 103, Detroit Pistons 87

Kevin Durant's 34 points led the Thunder, who limited the Pistons to just 32 points in the second half to pull away for the victory.

San Antonio Spurs 91, Denver Nuggets 80

Kawhi Leonard continued his breakout season, dropping 25 points while leading the Spurs to their fourth-straight victory.

Golden State Warriors 135, Phoenix Suns 116

Golden State extended their historic NBA start to 17-0 thanks to 41 points from Stephen Curry and Draymond Green's second triple-double of the season.

Minnesota Timberwolves 101, Sacramento Kings 91

Minnesota moved back to .500 on the season with their sixth road win of the season thanks to 22 points from Andrew Wiggins.

Los Angeles Clippers 111, New Orleans Pelicans 90

Los Angeles also moved back to .500 on the year with a dominant home victory over the Pelicans. Blake Griffin and J.J. Redick each scored 20 points for the Clippers.

Game Previews

Toronto Raptors at Washington Wizards - 7:00 pm ET

Washington has lost three straight games, and they're looking to snap that streak against the Raptors, who they swept in the playoffs last year.

Brooklyn Nets at Cleveland Cavaliers - 7:30 pm ET

Cleveland has won four of their last five games, and are looking to continue that streak against the 3-12 Brooklyn Nets.

Denver Nuggets at Dallas Mavericks - 8:30 pm ET (NBATV)

Dallas has lost three games in a row since reeling off an eight-game winning streak, while Denver has lost five in a row and six of their last seven.

Atlanta Hawks at San Antonio Spurs - 8:30 pm ET

The Spurs go for an 18th straight home win over the Hawks in a battle between two of the best teams in their respective conferences.

New Orleans Pelicans at Utah Jazz - 9:00 pm ET

Forward Anthony Davis is expected to play tonight despite suffering a bruised knee in their loss to the Clippers last night, and they're hoping to hand Utah their third loss in four games.

Los Angeles Lakers at Portland Trail Blazers - 10:00 pm ET

Portland has won two of their last three since losing seven in a row, while the Lakers are still looking for their third win of the season.

Sacramento Kings at Golden State Warriors - 10:30 pm ET

Golden State is looking to start this year 18-0 and extend their win streak to 22 games against a struggling Kings team.

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