Jazz, Nets, Lakers ease to NBA victories

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Boomers teammates Joe Ingles and Patty Mills have had quiet nights in the NBA but both wrapped up their weekends with respective team wins.

Ingles contributed five points, one rebound, one assist, and one block in Utah's 107-95 victory over short-handed Milwaukee, while Mills had seven points and two assists in Brooklyn's 117-91 home success over Detroit.

Donovan Mitchell scored 28 points for the Jazz (5-1) who inflicted a third straight loss on the Bucks.

Mike Conley added 20 points, Jordan Clarkson had 15 and Bojan Bogdanovic added 14 to help Utah rebound from their first loss of the season at Chicago.

"We really executed when we needed to," Mitchell said.

"You look at tonight and you look at the way last night went, two polar opposite situations.

Without three regular starters, Giannis Antetokounmpo again led the way for Milwaukee (3-4) with 25 points, seven rebounds and six assists.

Kevin Durant scored 23 points before being ejected for a flagrant foul late in the third quarter as the Nets beat the Pistons.

Harden had his 13th triple-double for the Nets with 18 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds as the hosts shot a franchise-record 65.3 per cent from the field.

In Charlotte, LaMelo Ball had 27 points, nine rebounds and seven assists to steer the Hornets to a 125-113 win over Portland.

"He has been fantastic," said James Borrego, who won his 100th game as head coach of the 5-2 Hornets.

"This why we brought him here. We believe in him. We believe there is a major role for him on this team and tonight was a great example."

Carmelo Anthony scored 23 points and Russell Westbrook added 20 points in the Los Angeles Lakers' 95-85 home victory over the Houston Rockets.

Anthony Davis had 16 points and 13 rebounds, and LeBron James scored 15 points in the Lakers' fourth win in five games after opening the season with two losses.

Luka Doncic made a 36-foot three-pointer to blunt a late Sacramento rally and finish with 23 points in a 105-99 victory for Dallas.

Doncic shot 10-for-21 from the floor - but was only one of seven from beyond the arc - for the Mavericks (4-2) and had eight rebounds and 10 assists.

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