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In The Daily Swish today: The Los Angeles Lakers win their second straight game, while Golden State remain unbeaten. Some injury scares to keep us on our toes.

Making Headlines

The Lakers played without an injured LeBron James (ankle), but still beat San Antonio in overtime. Anthony Davis and Russell Westbrook both scored more than 30 points, helping the Lakers rally from a 12-point deficit entering the fourth quarter.

Golden State used a second-half rally and 23 Stephen Curry points to top Oklahoma City. The Warriors were behind through the third quarter, kiboshing Coach Steve Kerr’s plans to rest Curry. They’re now 4-0 to lead the Western Conference standings.

Some injury concerns, ominous sign perhaps, considering how early it is in the season. LeBron sat out last night, while his running mate Anthony Davis had a knee scare (he managed to play the rest of the game, including the overtime period). Denver’s Nikola Jokic exited the Nuggets’ tussle with Utah early with a knee contusion.

Last Night

Game result (home team in bold)Top performers
Knicks 112 def 76ers 99Julius Randle (NY) 16 pts, 11 reb
Tobias Harris (76ers) 23 pts, 9 ast
Warriors 106 def Thunder 98Stephen Curry (GS) 23 pts, 6 reb
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (OKC) 30 pts, 4 ast
Mavericks 116 def Rockets 106Luka Doncic (DAL) 26 pts, 14 reb
Eric Gordon (HOU) 22 pts, 2 ast
Lakers 125 def Spurs 121Anthony Davis (LAL) 35 pts, 17 reb
Dejounte Murray (SA) 21 pts, 15 ast
Jazz 122 def Nuggets 110Rudy Gobert (UTAH) 23 pts, 16 reb
Nikola Jokic (DEN) 24 pts, 6 reb

What’s On Tonight

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Game (home team in bold)Time (US EST)
Hornets at Magic7 pm
Wizards at Celtics7:30 pm
Heat at Nets7:30 pm
Pacers at Raptors7:30 pm
Hawks at Pelicans7:30 pm
Timberwolves at Bucks8 pm
Lakers at Thunder8 pm
Kings at Suns10 pm
Grizzlies at Trail Blazers10 pm
Cavaliers at Clippers10:30 pm


The Twitter spotlight shone brightly on the Lakers’ overtime win.

One tweet in particular from the guy who sat out the game got quite a bit of attention. Uh-oh, feud developing?!

NBA history time! Yesterday was the anniversary of three legendary NBA debuts.

Best of r/NBA

In Reddit land, locker room ruminations featured among the most upvoted posts. Anthony Edwards talks about the need to be more vocal:

And the Bucks seem to be one big happy family. Great for their repeat prospects!

Performance of the Night

Russell Westbrook responded firmly to questions over his contribution to the Lakers so far.

Play of the Day

We had a monster dunk yesterday. Today we have a sweet cross over from New York Knicks guard Immanuel Quickley. This scribe has always been partial to ankle breakers – especially if the ankle’s owner ends up on his cheeks.

Darren is the editorial director of The AllStar and a retired championship-winning point guard who dropped dimes and broke ankles in recreational leagues across the Asia Pacific. A former APAC markets and banking editor with Bloomberg News, Darren has written about the NBA and UFC. Personal sporting highlight: Being courtside under the backboard (and a little to the left) when Vince Carter did THAT DUNK on Frederic Weis at the Sydney 2000 Olympics.