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All home teams except Milwaukee registered wins on Halloween whilst Kevin Durant got tossed after getting tangled up with Pistons’ forward Kelly Olynyk. LeBron James meanwhile turned back the clock with a ferocious fastbreak finish.
The Brooklyn Nets cruised to a 26-point victory over the struggling Detroit Pistons. James Harden led the Nets by registering his 59th career triple double in only 29 minutes of play. Kevin Durant caught the attention of officials again, getting ejected for shoving Kelly Olynyk three times. It’s the second straight game where Durant violated NBA rules – he was fined $25,000 for throwing the ball into the stands against the Pacers on Friday.
The stars were out in LA on Halloween as LeBron and co. made light work of the Houston Rockets. Fans may have been spooked after the Lakers opened the third quarter with a three-minute scoring drought but the game was never in question. Carmelo continued his hot shooting form en route to a game-high 23 points.
Over in Dallas, the undermanned Mavericks played their third game in four nights. The Mavs had a scare as the Kings rallied to narrow a 12-point deficit to just three. Luka Doncic eventually drilled a three from the logo to halt the run and helped his squad get their fourth win of the season.
|Game (home team in bold)||Top Performers|
|Nets 117 def Pistons 91||James Harden (BKN) 18 pts, 10 reb, 12 ast|
Saddiq Bey (DET) 9 pts, 6 ast
|Mavericks 105 def Kings 99||Luka Doncic (DAL) 23 pts, 10 ast, 8 reb|
Richaun Holmes (SAC) 22 pts, 13 reb, 2 stl
|Jazz 107 def Bucks 95||Donovan Mitchell (UTA) 28 pts, 2 stl|
Giannis Antetokounmpo (MIL) 25 pts, 9 reb
|Lakers 95 def Rockets 85||Carmelo Anthony (LAL) 23 pts, 4 blk|
Christian Wood (HOU) 16 pts, 13 reb
|Hornets 125 def Blazers 113||Kelly Oubre Jr (CHA) 26 pts, 7 reb, 5 ast|
CJ McCollum (POR) 25 pts, 8 ast
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|Game (home team in bold)||Time (US EST)|
|Cavaliers at Hornets||7 pm|
|Blazers at 76ers||7 pm|
|Spurs at Pacers||7 pm|
|Bulls at Celtics||7:30 pm|
|Wizards at Hawks||7:30 pm|
|Raptors at Knicks||7:30 pm|
|Nuggets at Grizzlies||8:00 pm|
|Magic at Timberwolves||8:00 pm|
|Thunder at Clippers||10:30 pm|
Draymond Green is happy that ‘foul-hunting’ has been eliminated.
The Lakers went all out for Halloween before their win against the Rockets.
LeBron’s clone made everyone look twice as he sat courtside last night.
Best of r/NBA
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The r/NBA community shared their condolences for the passing of Ernie Johnson’s son, Michael.
Performance of the Night
James Harden did it all last night, recording a triple double in just three quarters of action.
Play of the Day
LeBron’s incredible reverse dunk at the ripe old age of 36 had everyone talking and takes top honors as our Play of the Day.