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NBA news and highlights: Grizzlies rookie sensation, Houston and Boston soar


A huge day of NBA saw 11 games in total take place on Friday, with the action coming in thick and fast from all corners of the league.

If you missed any of the games, we've got you covered with all the top storylines, best fantasy performers, can't-miss highlights and box scores from everything around the Association.

Top Storylines

Korver makes his presence felt

Gasps rang out around the league when the Utah Jazz sent Alec Burks and two future second-round picks to the Cleveland Cavaliers in return for 37-year-old sharpshooter Kyle Korver.

Those concerns surround the trade dissipated on Friday when Korver made his debut for the Jazz against the Charlotte Hornets.

Korver ended his first contest back in a Utah jersey with 14 points after knocking down 4/6 from deep in 21 minutes off the bench.

Brought in to help elevate the Jazz's horror start to the season and their lowly three-point shooting, Korver made an immediate impact.

Jaren Jackson Jr is a problem

The Memphis Grizzlies have struck gold with their fourth overall draft pick from the 2018 draft with forward Jaren Jackson Jr.

In a double-overtime thriller in Brooklyn, the Grizzlies' young gun delivered when his team needed him the most.

As the clock wound down in the fourth quarter, it was Jackson Jr who drove home the BIG shots to force the game into overtime.

The star in the making had his coming of age moment and ended the contest with a career-high 36 points in a big win for Grizzlies.

Houston, the Rockets are just fine

It hasn't been an ideal start to the 2018/19 season for the Houston Rockets, but with Chris Paul back in the lineup the concerns were eased on Friday.

Paul, James Harden and Clint Capela all combined in a monster display to completely demolish the San Antonio Spurs.

The big three combined for 64 points, 24 rebounds and 21 assists.

The huge win helped snap a four-game losing streak for the Rockets and with the return of Paul they'll look to begin their climb up the Western Conference standings.

Best fantasy performers

Donovan Mitchell: 30 points (12-22 FG), 6 rebounds, 6 assists

Kyrie Irving: 29 points (11-15 FG), 4 rebounds, 4 assists

Andre Drummond: 19 points (9-15 FG), 20 rebounds

Jaren Jackson Jr: 36 points (13-22 FG), 8 rebounds

Anthony Davis: 41 points (15-23 FG), 9 rebounds

Russell Westbrook: 23 points (8-15 FG), 9 rebounds, 10 assists

LeBron James: 28 points (12-21 FG), 5 rebounds, 4 assists

CJ McCollum: 33 points (14-21 FG), 4 rebounds

Can't-miss highlights

Miles lives the SKY HIGH life

Oh you fancy

Kyrie really has the ball on a string

Flash continues to turn back the clock

Luka denies LeBron ... twice

LBJ hit em with the spin cycle

Box scores

Cavs at Celtics | Jazz at Hornets | Bulls at Pistons

Wizards at 76ers | Grizzlies at Nets | Pelicans at Heat

Hawks at Thunder | Rockets at Spurs | Magic at Suns

Mavericks at Lakers | Nuggets at Blazers

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