This was a fun night around the NBA.
We had rookie battles, vintage veteran performances and statement wins.
If you missed any of the action check in here for the scores, highlights and best performances of the night.
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Game of the Night
It wasn't the closest game of the night but it was the most entertaining. The Los Angeles Lakers held off a gallant Cleveland Cavaliers squad that continues to make waves in the Eastern Conference.
Leading by just three points heading into the fourth quarter, a Carmelo Anthony-inspired burst proved too much to overcome for Cleveland.
Defended home court. #LakersWin pic.twitter.com/CYsACxUgaO- Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) October 30, 2021
Melo continued his strong start to the season to finish with 24 points on 6-for-8 shooting from beyond the arc.
Don't sleep on the Cavs though, this is a sneaky exciting team to watch. Impressive rookie Evan Mobley put up his latest big line to finish with 23 points and six rebounds.
Be sure to catch the highlights of this one...there were plenty.
Highlight of the Night
You didn't have to do him like this, KD!
Durant finished with 22 points in the Nets win over Indiana, with three of them coming on this brutal crossover on Torry Craig.
The crossover.- NBA (@NBA) October 30, 2021
Kevin Durant in #PhantomCam. pic.twitter.com/EVSm4GS4mC
This play provided the highlight of the night, but credit to Craig for producing a big night of his own with 28 points and 11 rebounds.
Performance of the Night
Do we think Jimmy Butler is out to prove a point in 2021-22?
Butler was sensational in Miami's big win over Charlotte, finishing with 32 points, 10 rebounds and five assists.
The Heat are now 4-1 on the season and looking every bit the contender they hoped to become with the addition of Kyle Lowry and PJ Tucker in the offseason.
Jimmy continued his 🔥 offensive start to the season tonight- Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) October 30, 2021
32pts, 10rebs & 5asts pic.twitter.com/pInUm4G709
Fantasy Basketball lines of the Night
Scottie Barnes (TOR) - 21 PTS, 9 REB, 2 STL
Torrey Craig (IND) - 28 PTS, 11 REB, 3 AST
James Harden (BKN) - 29 PTS, 8 REB, 8 AST, 16-19 FT
Kevin Durant (BKN) - 22 PTS, 11 REB, 7 AST
Jimmy Butler (MIA) - 32 PTS, 10 REB, 5 AST
Bam Adebayo (MIA) - 26 PTS, 19 REB, 2 STL
Harrison Barnes (SAC) - 18 PTS, 12 REB, 2 AST
Jonas Valanciunas (NOP) - 24 PTS, 13 REB, 2 BLK
Nikola Jokic (DEN) - 11 PTS, 16 REB, 8 REB
Paul George (LAC) - 42 PTS, 8 REB, 2 AST
Damian Lillard (POR) - 25 PTS, 4 REB, 6 AST
Evan Mobley (CLE) - 23 PTS, 6 REB, 3 AST
Carmelo Anthony (LAL) - 24 PTS, 5 REB, 6-8 3P
Orlando Magic 109, Toronto Raptors 110
Indiana Pacers 98, Brooklyn Nets 105
Charlotte Hornets 99, Miami Heat 114
Sacramento Kings 113, New Orleans Pelicans 109
Dallas Mavericks 75, Denver Nuggets 106
LA Clippers 92, Portland Trail Blazers 111
Cleveland Cavaliers 101, Los Angeles Lakers 113
NBA Schedule: Saturday, Oct. 30, 2022
Boston Celtics vs. Washington Wizards
Orlando Magic vs. Detroit Pistons
New York Knicks vs. New Orleans Pelicans
Toronto Raptors vs. Indiana Pacers
Atlanta Hawks vs. Philadelphia 76ers
Utah Jazz vs. Chicago Bulls
Miami Heat vs. Memphis Grizzlies
San Antonio Spurs vs. Milwaukee Bucks
Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Golden State Warriors
Denver Nuggets vs. Minnesota Timberwolves
Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Phoenix Suns
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