NBA's Top 5 player performances for winning teams on December 17

A look at five players from Tuesday night's games who helped their teams get the wins.

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1

James Harden - Houston Rockets

Harden recently posted an impressive 50-point triple-double. On Monday, he had 47 points, and while not a triple-double, had six rebounds along with five assists in a Rockets' win over the Utah Jazz.

2

Damian Lillard - Portland Trail Blazers

Damian Lillard and Tobias Harris battled it out in Los Angeles with both players getting 39 points in the game. Lillard also got the win as his Trail Blazers were victorious 131-127. By the way, 22 of those 39 that Lillard scored came in just the third quarter.

3

Devin Booker - Phoenix Suns

The Phoenix Suns have been among the basement dwellers of the NBA this season, but also had a stretch where Devin Booker was hurt. He's back now and put up 38 points, seven rebounds, and two assists in New York. That helped the Suns defeat the Knicks 128-110 on the road. Don't look now, but Phoenix is on a three-game win streak.

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4

Giannis Antetokounmpo - Milwaukee Bucks

The Greek Freak and the Bucks are right near the top of the Eastern Conference after another win. This time it was at Detroit, and Antetokounmpo had 32 points, 12 rebounds, and five assists in the win.

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5

LaMarcus Aldridge - San Antonio Spurs

San Antonio is hanging in there with a record just above .500 this season. On Monday, LaMarcus Aldridge's 20 points, 10 rebounds, and two assists helped lead the way to a 123-96 home victory over the Sixers.

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