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Milwaukee Bucks (36-21, third in the Eastern Conference) vs. Philadelphia 76ers (33-23, fifth in the Eastern Conference)
LeBron James had 30 points, nine assists and seven rebounds and the Los Angeles Lakers overcame Victor Wembanyama's historic ''5x5'' statistical performance for their seventh victory in nine games, 123-118 over the San Antonio Spurs on Friday night.
The Wolves were outscored 36-13 in the third quarter and could not fully recover the rest of the way.
Giannis Antetokounmpo had 33 points and 13 rebounds to help the Milwaukee Bucks surge out of the All-Star break with a 112-107 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night.
Nikola Jokic had 29 points, 15 rebounds and 14 assists for his 17th triple-double of the season, Michael Porter scored 34 points and had 12 rebounds and the Denver Nuggets defeated the Portland Trail Blazers 127-112 on Friday night.