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Around the League: Monday's top highlights, performers and storylines

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Monday's NBA schedule featured NINE games, giving us plenty of action on a blockbuster day.

If you missed any of the games, check below for can't-miss highlights, top performers and the biggest storylines.

Top Storylines

Embiid powers 76ers past Heat

Joel Embiid relishes these matchups with Hassan Whiteside and the Miami Heat and the Sixers big man was in his element today, exploding for 35 points and 18 rebounds in the 124-114 win.

Embiid made his living at the free throw line, connecting on 16-of-20 as the Heat racked up 30 fouls....big men Kelly Olynyk and Whiteside with five each.

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JJ Redick added 25 points, while Ben Simmons finished with 13 points, seven rebounds, and seven assists on the night, exploding for a flurry of fourth-quarter dunks to help seal the win.

With the win, the Sixers move to 9-6 on the season.

Ingles leads Jazz to third-straight

The Utah Jazz had already lost twice to the Memphis Grizzlies this season, making today's trip to FedEx Forum even more important.

On a night where the Jazz struggled to get their offence going, Joe Ingles led the charge, scoring 19 points in the 96-88 win, while Rudy Gobert added 15 points and 16 rebounds.

Memphis held a 43-40 lead at the half, before the Jazz piled on 34 points in the third quarter, closing the period on an 18-7 run.

Memphis closed the gap in the fourth to just two points, before the Jazz went on a 14-5 run in the final six minutes, with Gobert scoring eight points in the run to give the Jazz a double-digit lead.

Mike Conley led the Grizzlies with 24 points in their first home loss of the season.

LeVert suffers serious injury

Brooklyn Nets forward Caris Levert is set to be sidelined for an extended period after suffering a gruesome leg injury against the Minnesota Timberwolves.

LeVert was stretchered off the court just before half-time after he landed awkwardly after attempting a block on Timberwolves' rookie Josh Okogie.

LeVert was enjoying a breakout season for the Nets, averaging career-highs in points (19), rebounds (4.2), steals (1.3) and minutes (30.8).

Best fantasy performers

Joel Embiid: 35 points (8-of-15 FG, 3-of-4 3PT, 16-of-20 FT), 18 rebounds and three assists

Paul George: 32 points (11-of-19 FG, 6 3PT), eight rebounds and six assists

Anthony Davis: 25 points (11-of-20 FG), 20 rebounds, six assists and two blocks

Jrue Holiday: 29 points (12-of-19 FG) and 14 assists

E'Tuan Moore: 30 points (13-of-18 FG), two rebounds and three assists

Zach LaVine: 26 points (8-of-23 FG) five rebounds, five assists and four steals

John Wall: 25 points (9-of-15 FG), 10 assists and four rebounds

D'Angelo Russell: 31 points 10-of-22 FG), six assists, two rebounds and two steals

Karl-Anthony Towns: 25 points (9-of-11 FG), 21 rebounds, three assists and two blocks

Klay Thompson: 31 points (13-30 FG), two rebounds, two assists, two steals, one block

Kevin Durant: 33 points (10-24 FG), 11 rebounds, 10 assists, two blocks, one steal

Can't-miss highlights

LaVine + fastbreak = highlight reel jam

JJ Redick loses a shoe, finds a three-pointer

Luka Doncic might actually be a wizard

Rookie on rookie SWAT

Iguodala goes reverse

They're just having fun in OKC

The rookie got that first step

The Kings are runnin' and gunnin'

Box Scores

Magic at Wizards | 76ers at Heat | Pelicans at Raptors

Mavericks at Bulls | Jazz at Grizzlies | Nets at Timberwolves

Suns at Thunder | Spurs at Kings | Warriors at Clippers - OT

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