Timberwolves G Derrick Rose on bounce-back season: ‘This is the happiest I’ve been in a long time’ Clippers G Patrick Beverley knocks out Dennis Smith Jr.’s tooth, ejected for tossing ball at fan LeBron James scored 22 points, grabbed six boards and dished out eight assists in 31 minutes. Kyle Kuzma had the hot hand in the first half, scoring 18 points in just 17 minutes. He led all scorers in the game with 23 points.Rookie big man Moritz Wagner scored his first NBA points in garbage time against Phoenix. He has been limited to four games this season because of a knee contusion he suffered back in October. After getting his first two points at the charity stripe, he knocked down two 3-pointers en route to his mark of 10 fourth-quarter points. Related News The now-14-9 Lakers are sixth in the Western Conference, and they’ll look to pick up more steam at home when they take on the Spurs at 10:30 p.m. ET Wednesday.Studs of the NightAnthony Davis had 36 points and 19 rebounds in 37 minutes to help his Pelicans topple the Hornets 119-109.Hassan Whiteside scored 23 points and grabbed 20 rebounds in a 102-100 Heat victory over the Jazz.DeMar Derozan had a season-high 36 points on 13-of-27 shooting for the Spurs to counteract a 37-point performance from Blazers guard Damian Lillard, resulting in a 131-118 win for San Antonio over Portland.Harrison Barnes poured in 30 points to help the Mavericks upset the piping hot Clippers 114-110.Duds of the NightKemba Walker played a team-high 33 minutes for the Hornets, but was only 6-of-15 shooting. He missed all six of his 3-point attempts in the game, totaling 13 points.Marc Gasol was 4-of-14 shooting in the Grizzlies’ 103-95 loss to the Sixers. He played a team high 38 minutes and Memphis was minus-12 with him on the court.HighlightsThe Hornets may have lost to the Pelicans, but Miles Bridges wowed the crowd by slamming home this off the backboard alley-oop from Malik Monk. The Lakers dominated the lowly Suns on Sunday. Los Angeles handed Phoenix a 120-96 pounding in the Staples Center, extending their winning streak to three games.Considering they trailed by as many as 17 points in the first half, it’s surprising the Lakers beat the opposition by 24. 😱🤯😤THIS. WAS. EPIC. pic.twitter.com/quD1hv1iVF— Charlotte Hornets (@hornets) December 2, 2018Dennis Smith Jr. used his 48-inch vertical to make up for the seven inches he gave up to Tobias Harris, blocking this potential game-tying shot at the end of regulation.Dennis Smith Jr. stands strong defensively to secure the @dallasmavs W! #MFFL pic.twitter.com/dkKFdZthQ9— NBA (@NBA) December 3, 2018What’s Next?Nuggets (15-7) at Raptors (20-4) 7:30 p.m. ET — Denver is just half a game back from the first place Clippers in the Western Conference. Meanwhile, the Raptors are the clear favorites in the Eastern Conference. The young core of the Nuggets will have to bring their best to challenge the likes of Kawhi Leonard and the rest of Toronto’s talented roster.