ANTHONY Davis and LeBron James each scored 26 points to lead Los Angeles Lakers to a 94-92 win at Memphis Grizzlies.
James also had 11 rebounds seven assists for the defending champions, who won their fourth straight game.
Memphis led 71-67 at the start of the fourth quarter before Lakers moved ahead for good with 4:22 remaining.
Lakers now lead the Western Conference as Los Angeles Clippers lost 116-113 to San Antonio Spurs.
Lakers now have six wins and two losses, while their city rivals slipped to a five-and-two record after Patty Mills scored 27 points off the bench to help the Spurs snap a four-game losing streak. Utah Jazz are now four-and-three after Brooklyn Nets cruised to a wire-to-wire 130-96 victory in New York.
Kyrie Irving scored 29 points in three quarters as the Nets played without Kevin Durant, who will be out for at least a week due to COVID-19 protocols after being in close contact with someone who tested positive for the virus.
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Chicago Bulls are level with Nets in the Eastern Conference – both with four wins and four defeats – after a 111-108 win at Portland Trail Blazers.
Bulls only used nine players – with four out due to COVID-19 – but Coby White led seven of the side in double figures with 21 points, before Carmelo Anthony misfired on a three-pointer to tie it for the Trail Blazers with 2.7 seconds left.
Elsewhere, Nikola Jokic scored a season-high 35 points and grabbed 15 rebounds as Denver Nuggets beat Minnesota Timberwolves 123-116. (BBC Sport)