NBA January 2 Highlights: Top 5 performers for winning teams

Big man Joel Embiid powered the Sixers past the Suns in Phoenix. - [NBA / YouTube screencap]
Big man Joel Embiid powered the Sixers past the Suns in Phoenix. - [NBA / YouTube screencap]

These five NBA stars gave noteworthy performances on Wednesday, January 2.

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1

Joel Embiid - Philadelphia 76ers

Give the big man the game of the night performance, as he came up with 42 points, 18 rebounds, and two assists. Embiid and the Sixers topped the Suns, 132-127 in Phoenix.

2

Paul George - Oklahoma City Thunder

PG13 played through the booing and "We don't need you" chants at Staples Center for quite a game. He finished with 37 points, four rebounds, and two assists, as OKC defeated the Lakers in L.A.

3

Gordon Hayward - Boston Celtics

Hayward's been having a rough time of it lately, but on Wednesday, he came off the bench to lead the Celtics with 35 points. That helped Boston top Minnesota, 115-102.

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