Grab you popcorn and catch up on a full slate of NBA action from Friday night!
With 10 games and a ton of the league's best teams and players on display, these were just a few of the storylines to track.
- The first-place Suns look to keep rolling against the last-place Pistons
- Russell Westbrook and Bradley Beal face off against Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown in Wizards-Celtics
- Lonzo and LaMelo Ball go head-to-head for the first time in Pelicans-Hornets
- Powerhouses face off in an interconference battle between the Jazz and Bucks
- A second installment of Warriors-Clippers after LA defeated Golden State earlier in the week
- The Lakers look to bounce back against the Bulls after falling to the Spurs last night
If you missed out on the game, don't worry, we have you covered with updates, highlights and more from each contest.
Phoenix Suns 105, Detroit Pistons 110 (OT)
31 points and 10 rebounds from Jerami Grant helped the Pistons pick up an upset win in overtime over the Suns.
Finish the play 💪💪@JeramiGrant pic.twitter.com/6pNPQjET0d- Detroit Pistons (@DetroitPistons) January 9, 2021
Washington Wizards 107, Boston Celtics 116
Another huge night from Bradley Beal falls short of leading to a win as the Boston Cetics hold off the Wizards.
Beal had 41 points for Washington while Jayson Tatum (32) and Jaylen Brown (27) combined for 59 for Boston.
💪💪💪 pic.twitter.com/cW7xfBcfMg- Boston Celtics (@celtics) January 9, 2021
Oklahoma City Thunder 101, New York Knicks 89
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander continued his impressive start to the season with 25 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists as the Thunder cool off the red-hot New York Knicks.
Julius Randle finished with 18 points and 12 rebounds for the Knicks.
💥 Hami's homecoming in NYC.- OKC THUNDER (@okcthunder) January 9, 2021
23 points (8/13 FG) and THIS. pic.twitter.com/DLs3dW5XDj
Charlotte Hornets 118, New Orleans Pelicans 110
LaMelo tops Lonzo in the battle of the Ball brothers!
With 12 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists LaMelo fell one assist shy of a triple-double, while Lonzo had just five points for the Pelicans. Zion Williamson and Gordon Hayward each finished with 26 points.
LaMelo hits the step-back 3 in big brother Lonzo's face!
LaMelo steps back to beat the 3rd quarter buzzer and is up to 12 PTS, 9 REB, 7 AST! pic.twitter.com/0bDpxNgzAG- NBA (@NBA) January 9, 2021
Orlando Magic 90, Houston Rockets 132
James Harden has found himself a fun new pick-and-roll partner in Houston in Christian Wood.
Harden was unusually quiet from a scoring perspective, tallying 15 points and 13 assists, with Christian Wood leading the Rockets with 22 points in the blow out win.
RT for Christian Wood 💪 pic.twitter.com/qYVqdyz7l0- Houston Rockets (@HoustonRockets) January 9, 2021
Brooklyn Nets 110, Memphis Grizzlies 115
43 points from Caris LeVert wasn't enough for Brooklyn, as the Grizzlies picked up an important home win.
Dillon Brooks top scored for Memphis with 24 points.
DEANTHONY MELTON, YA HEAR ME 😤 pic.twitter.com/9PCyqY7iHn- Memphis Grizzlies (@memgrizz) January 9, 2021
Utah Jazz 131, Milwaukee Bucks 118
A scorching hot night shooting the ball from Utah sparked a comfortable win on the road.
Knocking down 25 triples, the Jazz were unstoppable with Donovan Mitchell leading all scorers to finish with 32 points.
📹| @spidadmitchell ⤵️- utahjazz (@utahjazz) January 9, 2021
32p | 6a | 4 3pm | 4r | 1b | +17 pic.twitter.com/SmeVldL2SK
LA Clippers 105, Golden State Warriors 115
The Clippers held a 22-point lead late in the third quarter but it wasn't enough to hold off a Steph Curry avalanche.
Curry drilled nine 3-pointers en route to a 38-point, 11-assists performance as the Warriors stunned the Clippers.
SIR. pic.twitter.com/UMi4jNCL4Q- Golden State Warriors (@warriors) January 9, 2021
Chicago Bulls 115, Los Angeles Lakers 117
LeBron James registered 28 points, seven rebounds and seven assists as the Lakers scraped by the Bulls without Anthony Davis in the lineup.
Zach LaVine missed a potential go-ahead jumpshot with 4.5 seconds remaining, handing the Lakers the win.
Concentration off the charts 📈 pic.twitter.com/7w9Jaek7i5- Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) January 9, 2021
Toronto Raptors 144, Sacramento Kings 123
Defence was optional in this one, as both the Raptors and Kings filled it up.
Fred VanVleet led Toronto with 34 points, while De'Aaron Fox top scored for Sacramento with 23.
JACKO SPITTIN' FACTS pic.twitter.com/POihuIOqV5- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) January 9, 2021
Top fantasy performers
Bradley Beal - 41 points, three rebounds, three assists, 4-9 3P
Jerami Grant - 31 points, 10 rebounds, 10-15 FG, 3-5 SP
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander - 25 points, 10 rebounds, seven assists, 9-14 FG
Christian Wood - 22 points, 15 rebounds, 2 blocks
Caris LeVert - 43 points, five rebounds, six assists, 7-9 3P
Steph Curry - 38 points, 11 assists, 9-14 3P