The NBA had a seven-game slate scheduled for Monday night and in case you missed any of the action, we got you covered with all of the top storylines, performers and highlights.
KD and Klay lead Warriors to 18-point comeback win
The Warriors were missing two All-Stars in Stephen Curry and Draymond Green against the Orlando Magic and their absence was felt early as the Magic took a commanding 17-point lead into half-time.
Golden State, however, found their rhythm in the third quarter, dominating the period 32-19, with Klay Thompson and Kevin Durant taking over.
The duo combined for 78 points, 49 of which were by Durant for his second straight 40-point outing after dropping 44 against the Sacramento Kings.
KD dropped 49 PTS, 9 AST in the comeback win against the Magic! 👀💪#DubNation pic.twitter.com/uK6rkp9lKP- NBA TV (@NBATV) November 27, 2018
The Warriors put a stranglehold on the Magic outscoring them by 23 in the second half to register their third-straight win after dropping four in a row.
With the win, they now sit second in the Western Conference standings behind the LA Clippers, gaining some much-needed momentum with five games in nine days coming up on their East Coast road trip.
Harden and Wall duel in Rockets-Wizards OT battle
Despite 54 points and 13 assists from the reigning MVP James Harden, the Houston Rockets failed to register a win in Washington.
This was the team's most competitive game of their 3-game road trip but it just wasn't enough. The Rockets lost all three of their games on this road trip which had previous stops in Detroit and Cleveland, giving them a 9-10 record, back under .500 for the first time in 10 days when they were 6-7.
Playing without Chris Paul, Harden got a lot of support from Eric Gordon (36 points) and Clint Capela (17 points and a game-high 14 rebounds) but the backcourt of John Wall and Bradley Beal led the Wizards to a huge overtime win at home, their third straight at the Capital One Arena.
Turnovers played a huge role in this game for the Rockets, who had 19 in this game, gifting the Wizards extra possessions on a night where they were already shooting really well from the field (56.8%).
Pacers get a huge 33-point win in Salt Lake City
The Utah Jazz have one of the strongest home court advantages in the league, at least geographically. However, Monday's game against the Indiana Pacers didn't exactly emphasize that. The visiting Pacers re-wrote some franchise records with a huge 33-point road win in Salt Lake City and they achieved all of the below records while missing their All-Star Victor Oladipo:
The Pacers win 121-88 in Utah. The 33 point win is:- Pat Boylan (@PatBoylanPacers) November 27, 2018
- Indiana's 5th 30pt road win in franchise history.
- Its first 30pt road in win in 22 years.
- Indiana's 3rd largest road win in NBA Franchise History.
Indiana had seven players score in double figures, shooting a scorching 58.3% from the field, compared to Utah's 42%. The Jazz's inconsistency from the three-point line has hurt them this season and today it was much of the same, as they connected on just 8-of-31 shots from deep.
Best fantasy performers
Giannis Antetokounmpo - 20 points, 13 rebounds, 9 assists, and 3 blocks
Larry Nance Jr. - 12 points, 8 rebounds, 7 assists, and 2 blocks
James Harden - 54 points (17-of-32 FG's), 13 assists, 8 rebounds, and 3 steals
Eric Gordon - 36 points (12-of-23 FG's), 2 rebounds, and 2 assists
John Wall - 36 points (13-of-23 FG's), 11 assists, 3 rebounds, and 2 blocks
Bradley Beal - 32 points (12-of-18 FG's), 4 assists, and 2 blocks
DeMar DeRozan - 21 points (9-of-18 FG's), 8 rebounds, and 5 assists
Zach LaVine - 28 points, 8 rebounds, and 7 assists
Kyrie Irving - 26 points, 10 assists, 5 rebounds, and 5 steals
Anthony Davis - 27 points, 16 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 steals, and 3 blocks
Nikola Vucevic - 30 points (12-of-21 FG's), 12 rebounds, and 6 assists
Kevin Durant - 49 points (16-of-33 FG's), 9 assists, 6 rebounds, 2 steals, and 2 blocks
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist with the emphatic swat on Khris Middleton:
M. K. G. 🤯#Hornets30 @HornetsOnFSSE pic.twitter.com/XiBpFnGlyq- Charlotte Hornets (@hornets) November 27, 2018
We believe it's fair to say that John Wall is BACK!
John Wall making playground moves at top speed 👏 #SCtop10 pic.twitter.com/7xCJPwuxiH- SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) November 27, 2018
The reigning MVP James Harden gets to the 50-point mark in typical Beard fashion - a stepback 3. Oh and he also got fouled:
Headband = 50 POINTS 🔥#MVP pic.twitter.com/mCT0X3VAYT- Houston Rockets (@HoustonRockets) November 27, 2018
The Bulls suffered a heartbreaking 1-point loss at the hands of the Spurs but it was business as usual for Zach LaVine:
Zach LaVine makes dunks look effortless... pic.twitter.com/P0PpE21ElV- Chicago Bulls (@chicagobulls) November 27, 2018
Jayson Tatum reminding everybody that he can throw down hammers too:
🔨 TATUM 🔨 #SunLifeDunk4Diabetes pic.twitter.com/TQinALuYfp- Boston Celtics (@celtics) November 27, 2018
The Magic almost pulled off a huge upset in Oakland, on the second night of a back-to-back, but this moment was certainly can't-miss:
Synchronized sportsmanship 😄 pic.twitter.com/ObVgH28Tti- NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) November 27, 2018
Durant loses the ball but makes up for it with a chasedown block, leading to an Andre Iguodala jumper:
KD recovers for the chasedown block and Andre Iguodala connects on the other end! #DubNation pic.twitter.com/GsCf3BWaK1- NBA (@NBA) November 27, 2018
The DAGGER 3 from KD that sealed the Warriors' comeback win:
This bucket gives KD 47 PTS on the night! #DubNation pic.twitter.com/dkXeiWEzyr- NBA (@NBA) November 27, 2018
Bucks at Hornets | Timberwolves at Cavaliers | Rockets at Wizards
Spurs at Bulls | Celtics at Pelicans | Pacers at Jazz
Magic at Warriors