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Lonzo Ball has triple-double, Lakers top Nuggets 127-109

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POSTED November 19, 2017 11:43 p.m.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lonzo Ball had his second career triple-double and Julius Randle scored 24 points in the Los Angeles Lakers’ 127-109 victory over the short-handed Denver Nuggets on Sunday night.

Ball had 11 points, a career-high 16 rebounds and 11 assists in the 20-year-old rookie’s first triple-double in front of his hometown fans at Staples Center.

Brook Lopez scored 21 points and Jordan Clarkson added 18 for the Lakers, who surged to a 24-point lead in the first half and easily won for just the second time in seven games.

Ball and Magic Johnson are the only Lakers with multiple triple-doubles in their rookie seasons. Johnson had seven, and his new point guard has two in his first 17 games.

PACERS 120, HEAT 95: MIAMI (AP) — Bojan Bogdanovic scored 26 points, Myles Turner added 25 and Indiana embarrassed Miami Heat in the second half.

Turner made 11 of 14 shots for the Pacers, who won their third straight game overall and got their first win in Miami since Nov. 12, 2014. Each of the last 11 regular-season games in the series were won by the home team, until the Pacers emphatically changed that in this one.

RAPTORS 100, WIZARDS 91: TORONTO (AP) — DeMar DeRoan scored 33 points, C.J. Miles had 12 and Toronto beat Washington to avenge its only home loss of the season.

Kyle Lowry and Fred VanVleet each scored 10 points and Serge Ibaka had nine points and eight rebounds. Toronto won its season-high fourth straight and improved to 6-1 at home.

PISTONS 100, TIMBERWOLVES 97: MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Andre Drummond had 20 points and 16 rebounds, Tobias Harris and Avery Bradley added 18 points each and Detroit outlasted Minnesota.

Harris hit two free throws with 3.3 seconds remaining, and Jimmy Butler’s last-second 3-point attempt rattled out to draw a loud groan from the crowd as the Pistons snapped their two-game skid and Minnesota’s three-game streak.

SUNS 113, BULLS 105: PHOENIX (AP) — T.J. Warren scored 27 points to lead six Phoenix players in double figures and the Suns handed Chicago its sixth loss in seven games.

Rookie Lauri Markkanen, the former University of Arizona standout, scored a career-best 26 points for the Bulls in a matchup of the NBA’s two youngest teams.

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