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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.

Making Headlines

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.

Last Night

Game (home team in bold)Top Performers
Nets 117 def Pistons 91James Harden (BKN) 18 pts, 10 reb, 12 ast
Saddiq Bey (DET) 9 pts, 6 ast
Mavericks 105 def Kings 99Luka Doncic (DAL) 23 pts, 10 ast, 8 reb
Richaun Holmes (SAC) 22 pts, 13 reb, 2 stl
Jazz 107 def Bucks 95Donovan Mitchell (UTA) 28 pts, 2 stl
Giannis Antetokounmpo (MIL) 25 pts, 9 reb
Lakers 95 def Rockets 85Carmelo Anthony (LAL) 23 pts, 4 blk
Christian Wood (HOU) 16 pts, 13 reb
Hornets 125 def Blazers 113Kelly 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 Hornets7 pm
Blazers at 76ers7 pm
Spurs at Pacers7 pm
Bulls at Celtics7:30 pm
Wizards at Hawks7:30 pm
Raptors at Knicks7:30 pm
Nuggets at Grizzlies8:00 pm
Magic at Timberwolves8:00 pm
Thunder at Clippers10:30 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.

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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.

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