The Sixers overwhelm the Lakers and the Nuggets disgrace the Clippers in five NBA games.

Last night's NBA banquet saw the Sixers beat the Lakers, Portland beat the Pacers, the Jazz beat the Pelicans, and the Nuggets beat the Clippers sans Jokic, Murray, and Gordon.

Early in, the Lakers took a nine-point lead and two fast fouls on Joel Embiid, preventing a 44-point devastation. They lost immediately as the Sixers overcame the gap and embarked on an endless run.

The 76ers had a season-high three-point makes in the first half and never looked back. In the fourth quarter, the Lakers removed their starters, but Philly's second unit dominated them in an overwhelming triumph.

Lakers' LeBron James scored 18 points but lost his most in 21 years. Joel Embiid got his first triple-double of the season with 30 points, 11 rebounds, and 11 assists, while Tyrese Maxey had 31 points and eight assists.

Portland beat Indiana 114-110 on the road on Monday. Blazers forward Jerami Grant scored 34 points and seven rebounds, Deandre Ayton scored 22 and grabbed 13 boards, and Malcolm Brogdon scored 24.

The rising Pacers, who have the league's greatest offense but struggle defensively, were surprised. The home side was frustrated because their offense wasn't going and they couldn't stop the Blazers' three-point shooting.

The Washington Wizards defeated the Detroit Pistons 126-107 in a battle. Washington, powered by Kyle Kuzma, ended their nine-game road losing skid. Both teams had 22-game losing streaks.

Kuzma had 32 points, 12 rebounds, and eight assists, while the Wizards had seven players in double digits.

Stay tuned for developments.