Only eight days remain until the 2018-19 NBA regular season tips off meaning the 2018 preseason is winding down.
To kick off the final week of exhibition play, Monday night was full of action with seven games on deck. The night began with the Hornets and Pacers earning more convincing wins while the Nets needed an overtime period to get past the Pistons in Blake Griffin's preseason debut.
Behind stellar play from its All-Star backcourt, Washington handed New York its first preseason loss. In an in-state showdown, the Heat used a last-second defensive stop to earn a one-point win over the Magic.
The night closed with a 32-point Kings win over Israeli basketball club Maccabi Haifa and the Suns leaving ORACLE Arena with an eight point win despite some impressive plays from two-time MVP Steph Curry.
If you missed any of the action, check below to catch up on highlights, stats and updates from all the NBA action around the league Monday.
Oct. 8 Preseason scores, highlights, updates from around the NBA
All times Eastern
Chicago Bulls at Charlotte Hornets | Indiana Pacers at Cleveland Cavaliers | Brooklyn Nets at Detroit Pistons | Orlando Magic at Miami Heat
Washington Wizards at New York Knicks | Maccabi Haifa at Sacramento Kings | Phoenix Suns at Golden State Warriors
Charlotte Hornets 110, Chicago Bulls 104
Play-by-play | Box Score
9:20 p.m. - The Hornets move to 3-1 in preseason play with a six-point win over the Bulls.
THAT'S A WIN! Check out the highlights from tonight's 110-104 preseason victory over the @chicagobulls 💪#Hornets30 | 🎥: @NBCSChicago pic.twitter.com/4ml8OYqX0a- Charlotte Hornets (@hornets) October 9, 2018
9:05 p.m. - How about an acrobatic finish from reserve big man Frank Kaminsky?
Frank Kaminsky SOMEHOW flips it up and in! 😮#NBAPreseason pic.twitter.com/uEZxaJfbOr- NBA (@NBA) October 9, 2018
8:50 p.m. - Zach LaVine has increased his point total to 26, but the Bulls head into the fourth quarter trailing by 15 points. Kemba Walker leads the Hornets with 18 points and Nicolas Batum has been busy filling the stat sheet with seven points, 12 rebounds, seven assits and two steals.
✅✅✅@LendingTree | #Hornets30 pic.twitter.com/xdnkkPzRpI- Charlotte Hornets (@hornets) October 9, 2018
8:10 p.m. - One half is in the books at the Spectrum Center and the Hornets lead the Bulls 60-46.
🔥 H A L F T I M E 🔥@LendingTree | #Hornets30 pic.twitter.com/nfpEInwhPC- Charlotte Hornets (@hornets) October 9, 2018
Kemba Walker and Jeremy Lamb lead the Hornets with 13 points each, while second-year guard has added 11 points off the bench.
Zach LaVine leads all scorers with 15 points on 5-for-8 shooting, while Bobby Portis has increased his first-half total to 11 points in 12 minutes.
7:37 p.m. - At the end of one in Charlotte, the Hornets lead the Bulls 28-23. Jeremy Lamb's 11 points are a game-high, while the Bulls are led by six points from both Bobby Portis and Zach LaVine.
Portis has scored at a pretty impressive rate this preseason.
Bobby Portis has 44 points in 49 minutes so far in the preseason.- Jeff Mangurten (@JeffGurt) October 8, 2018
7:25 p.m. - Jeremy Lamb is having himself a quarter! In just seven minutes of action, the Hornets guard has 11 points on 4-for-5 shooting from the field.
J3R3MY LAMB 🔥 pic.twitter.com/9F9vP02UMi- Charlotte Hornets (@hornets) October 8, 2018
6:00 p.m. - Kemba Walker, Jeremy Lamb, Nicolas Batum, Marvin Williams and Cody Zeller will get the start for Charlotte tonight.
Starting for the Bulls : Kris Dunn, Justin Holiday, Zach LaVine, Jabari Parker and Brook Lopez
Head coach James Borrego has said this unit will see extended time
STARTING 🖐 vs @chicagobulls#Hornets30 pic.twitter.com/FRRUl3gWTB- Charlotte Hornets (@hornets) October 8, 2018
Indiana Pacers 111, Cleveland Cavaliers 102
Play-by-play | Box Score
9:12 p.m. - The Pacers close this one out to win 111-102.
Nothing like starting your week off with a #PacersWin 🙌 pic.twitter.com/LwoydMIzAB- Indiana Pacers (@Pacers) October 9, 2018
8:48 p.m. - After three, the Pacers lead the Cavs 81-67.
Still up after three quarters in Cleveland 👍 pic.twitter.com/FEXCIxeLiI- Indiana Pacers (@Pacers) October 9, 2018
8:00 p.m. - It's halftime in Cleveland and the Pacers have built a 20-point lead over the Cavs.
A solid first half in CLE pic.twitter.com/Q0R4tf6BuG- Indiana Pacers (@Pacers) October 9, 2018
Victor Oladipo has raised his total to 19 points while Pacers reserve guard Edmond Sumner has added 11 points. Domantas Sabonis has a near double-double with eight points and eight rebounds in under 11 minutes of play.
Larry Nance Jr. still leads the way for Cleveland with eight points and five rebounds. Kyle Korver has also added eight points on 3-for-5 shooting from the field.
7:35 p.m. - One quarter is in the books in Cleveland and the Pacers lead the Cavs 28-21.
Victor Oladipo's 10 points are the most of all scorers, while six points and three rebounds from Larry Nance Jr lead the Cavs.
7:21 p.m. - It must be something about playing at The Q because Victor Oladipo is picking up right where he left off during the 2018 postseason.
Through five minutes of play, the 2018 Most Improved Player has 10 points on 3-for-4 shooting from the field.
Vic showing off some of his tricks he picked up over the offseason. pic.twitter.com/TyvevJnO0m- Indiana Pacers (@Pacers) October 8, 2018
7:00 p.m. - Starting lineups are in:
Cavs: Collin Sexton, George Hill, Cedi Osman, Sam Dekker and Larry Nance Jr.
Pacers: Darren Collison, Victor Oladipo, Bogdan Bogdanovic, TJ Leaf and Myles Turner
Brooklyn Nets 110, Detroit Pistons 108 (OT)
Play-by-play | Box Score
9:38 p.m. - It took an extra period, but the Nets earn a gutsy 110-108 win over the Pistons behind 25 points from D'Angelo Russell.
D'Angelo Russell pours in 25 PTS (5 3PM) to propel the @BrooklynNets to victory in OT! #NBAPreseason pic.twitter.com/RwjICxMZsQ- NBA (@NBA) October 9, 2018
9:15 p.m. - D'Angelo Russell sinks a clutch trey to give the Nets a two-point lead but a layup from Reggie Bullock ties things back up at 102.
We're headed into overtime!
D'Angelo 👌👌 pic.twitter.com/djP3JPBoXm- NBA (@NBA) October 9, 2018
8:49 p.m. - The Pistons outscored the Nets 36-30 in the third quarter and trail by one heading into the fourth.
We're still up after 3.@Dloading | 16 PTS@_bigjayy_ | 15 PTS | 6 REB | 4 BLK#WeGoHard pic.twitter.com/ddMD8UZkLR- Brooklyn Nets (@BrooklynNets) October 9, 2018
8:10 p.m. - Brooklyn takes a 50-43 lead over Detroit into the half.
Halftime in Detroit. Nets up 7!- Brooklyn Nets (@BrooklynNets) October 9, 2018
Joe Harris | 11 PTS | 2 AST@CarisLeVert | 10 PTS | 4 REB | 4 AST@DeMarreCarroll1 | 7 PTS | 7 REB#WeGoHard#BKNvDET pic.twitter.com/Y2kh29U1fi
Joe Harris leads the Nets with 11 points while Caris LeVert has added 10 points, four rebounds and four assists. Jarrett Allen has scored nine points and blocked two shots as well.
The Pistons Langson Galloway leads all scorers with 12 points off the bench. In his first preseason action, Blake Griffin has scored eight points and grabbed six rebounds in under 13 minutes of play.
7:48 p.m. - Pistons head coach Dwane Casey has said he'd like Blake Griffin to be the team's assist leader this season. Plays like this will certainly help Griffin get his assist numbers up
For #JrNBAWeek, @ReggieBullock35 shows you the importance of moving without the ball. #PistonsNow- Detroit Pistons (@DetroitPistons) October 8, 2018
📺: @FOXSportsDet pic.twitter.com/bDVDzWWBdo
7:37 p.m. - The first frame was a rough shooting quarter for the Pistons. The team trails 27-15 after shooting 6-for-27 from the field. Nets reserve Joe Harris leads all scorers with seven points.
7:25 p.m. - Jarrett Allen meets Blake Griffin at the rim!
Jarrett Allen rises for the REJECTION! #NBAPreseason pic.twitter.com/8t0qyXq26N- NBA (@NBA) October 8, 2018
7:15 p.m. - Blake Griffin's first bucket in his return? A transition 3-pointer.
Blake from beyond the arc. #PistonsNow pic.twitter.com/f1uWQ1i8mR- Detroit Pistons (@DetroitPistons) October 8, 2018
7:00 p.m. - Starting for the Pistons: Reggie Jackson, Luke Kennard, Reggie Bullock, Blake Griffin and Andre Drummond
For the Nets: D'Angelo Russell, Allen Crabbe, Caris LeVert, DeMarre Carroll and Jarrett Allen
Miami Heat 90, Orlando Magic 89
Play-by-play | Box Score
9:53 p.m. - Down one with 1.3 seconds remaining, the Magic tried to get it inside to Aaron Gordon but the pass was broken up by Heat big man Bam Adebayo. Miam wins it 90-89.
Blouses. pic.twitter.com/jXuIRZHFVn- Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) October 9, 2018
90-89 was the final tonight inside @AAarena!- Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) October 9, 2018
Check out the highlights from the #HEATwin over Orlando! pic.twitter.com/vFpjRPRGpN
9:48 p.m. - We've got a close one in Miami - with just 1:30 left, the Heat hold a 90-89 lead over the Magic.
8:41 p.m. - The Heat outscore the Magic 32-20 in the second frame to take a 10-point lead into the half.
#ORLvsMIA: HEAT use a HUGE 2nd quarter to take a 52-42 lead over the Magic into the half!- Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) October 9, 2018
McGruder leading Miami with 10 points & 7 rebounds. #HEATCulture pic.twitter.com/TAj7XMaJsp
Rodney McGruder leads the Heat with 10 points and seven rebounds off the bench while Canadian Kelly Olynyk has added nine first-half points. Centre Hassan Whiteside scored six points and grabbed nine rebounds in just over 14 minutes of play.
Nikola Vucevic's near double-double (11 points, eight rebounds) leads Orlando, who is shooting just 37.8 percent from the field as a team. Jerian Grant is the team's second-leading scorer with seven points in the half.
8:09 p.m. - One quarter down and Orlando holds a two-point lead.
#ORLvsMIA: We're headed to the 2nd quarter with Miami trailing Orlando 22-20.- Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) October 9, 2018
Make sure you're tuned into @FOXSportsHEAT! pic.twitter.com/ZS2uifKZYG
7:52 p.m. - Hassan Whiteside cleaning up after his own miss
Hassan too strong! 💪 pic.twitter.com/IAJqe7oxPk- Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) October 8, 2018
7:30 p.m. - Starting for the Heat:
Tonight's starters vs the Magic presented by @GEICO - Goran Dragic, Josh Richardson, Justise Winslow, Kelly Olynyk & Hassan Whiteside.- Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) October 8, 2018
The Magic are going with a lineup of D.J. Augustin, Evan Fournier, Wesley Iwundu, Aaron Gordon and Nikola Vucevic
Washington Wizards 110, New York Knicks 98
Play-by-play | Box Score
9:55 p.m. - A big night from John Wall propels the Wizards to a 12-point victory over the Knicks.
John Wall fuels the @WashWizards at MSG with 14 PTS, 9 AST, 6 REB!- NBA (@NBA) October 9, 2018
WAS 110 | @nyknicks 98
Bradley Beal: 20 PTS
Jeff Green: 16 PTS, 5 REB
Tim Hardaway Jr: 18 PTS, 3 3PM
Allonzo Trier: 18 PTS, 4 AST#NBAPreseason pic.twitter.com/6DG2Bwwb8C
9:30 p.m. - The Wizards have taken command, entering the fourth quarter with a 19-point lead over the Knicks.
In control.- Washington Wizards (@WashWizards) October 9, 2018
Wall 14p-9a-6r #WizKnicks #DCFamily pic.twitter.com/dyyyM5PuEP
8:39 p.m. - We've reached the midway point at Madison Square Garden and the WIzards are leading by eight.
John Wall and Bradley Beal set the tone in the 1st half at MSG! #NBAPreseason pic.twitter.com/eYBHvv8TG1- NBA (@NBA) October 9, 2018
Bradley Beal leads all scorers with 13 points, while Jeff Green has added 11. John Wall finishes the half with 10 points, six assists and five rebounds.
The Knicks are led by 12 points from Tim Hardaway Jr. and 10 from second-year guard Frank Ntilikina. New York has struggled to get it going from deep, as it shot 3-for-15 in the first half.
8:13 p.m. - Led by Bradley Beal, John Wall and Thomas Bryant, the Wizards lead 32-21 after one.
That quarter was fun.- Washington Wizards (@WashWizards) October 9, 2018
Bryant 7p #WizKnicks #DCFamily pic.twitter.com/RVZNLFZoaj
8:00 p.m. - Bradley Beal feeling it early
B3AL. #WizKnicks #DCFamily pic.twitter.com/2lTu2snYdL- Washington Wizards (@WashWizards) October 8, 2018
7:30 p.m. - Your starters for tonight:
Knicks - Frank Ntilikina, Tim Hardaway Jr., Kevin Knox, Lance Thomas and Noah Vonleh
Wizards - John Wall, Bradley Beal, Otto Porter Jr., Jeff Green and Ian Mahinmi
Sacramento Kings 132, Maccabi Haifa 100
Play-by-play | Box Score
12:20 a.m. - Behind 22 points from Buddy Hield, the Kings defeat Maccabi Haifa 132-100.
Just in case you wanted to watch all the 🔥 plays from tonight again⁰⁰...- Sacramento Kings (@SacramentoKings) October 9, 2018
22 PTS, 4-4 from 3-point land for Buddy Hield!@SacramentoKings defeat @MaccabiHaifa 132-100.- NBA (@NBA) October 9, 2018
Harry Giles III: 16 PTS, 7 REB, 4 BLK
Willie Cauley-Stein: 13 PTS, 8 REB, 7 AST
Marvin Bagley III: 12 PTS, 6 REB#NBAPreseason pic.twitter.com/axQSwoPsaq
12:07 a.m. - The Kings display some beautiful ball movement in the half court that results in a Harry Giles assist to Marvin Bagley
Just talked to Chief - he said this is definitely it. ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/tZoTp2yW9V- Sacramento Kings (@SacramentoKings) October 9, 2018
11:55 p.m. - Frank Mason with an amazing dime on the break.
We can confirm that @FrankMason0 has 👀 in the back of his head pic.twitter.com/rTtLhsaAlr- Sacramento Kings (@SacramentoKings) October 9, 2018
11:09 p.m. - It's halftime at the Golden1 Center and the Kings lead Maccabi Haifa 66-56.
Buddy Hield leads all scorers with 14 points while Maccabi Haifa is led by 13 points from Kennedy Meeks.
At the break! 📊- Sacramento Kings (@SacramentoKings) October 9, 2018
Maccabi Haifa: 56@buddyhield: 14 pts, 3 asts@JJacks_44: 12 pts, 2 asts@THEwillieCS15: 10 pts, 6 rebs
10:37 p.m. - After one quarter, things are all tied up at 25.
Justin Jackson leads the way for Sacramento with seven points while his college teammate and former Raptors 905 big man Kennedy Meeks leads Maccabi Haifa with six points after one.
10:00 p.m. - Starting for the Kings tonight: De'Aaron Fox, Frank Mason, Justin Jackson, Nemanja Bjelica and Willie Cauley-Sten
Starting for Maccabi Haifa are guards Scott Machado and KeRon DeShields, forwards Willy Workman and Samme Givens and Daniel Koperberg at centre
Phoenix Suns 117, Golden State Warriors 109
Play-by-play | Box Score
12:57 a.m. - Phoenix gets the eight-point road win over Golden State.
No. 1 overall pick Deandre Ayton and Ryan Anderson led the way for Phoenix with 18 points apiece. Stephen Curry finished with 23 points in the loss.
Got the dub in Dub Nation- Phoenix Suns (@Suns) October 9, 2018
Suns 117 | Warriors 109#TimeToRise pic.twitter.com/I31YL1swss
Deandre Ayton tallies 18 PTS in the @Suns victory at Oracle Arena! #NBARooks #NBAPreseason pic.twitter.com/Siq9vNgRoi- NBA (@NBA) October 9, 2018
12:23 a.m. - The Suns use a hot shooting third quarter to build a 12-point lead heading into the final frame.
End of third. 1 more to go!- Phoenix Suns (@Suns) October 9, 2018
Suns 99 | Warriors 87 pic.twitter.com/m6QetCVSxw
Ryan Anderson leads the way for the Suns with 18 points and the team is 13-for-29 from deep.
11:58 p.m. - Well… Steve Kerr's night is over early. The Warriors coach gets ejected nine seconds into the second half after picking up two techs.
Coach Kerr was ejected from a preseason game and waved good-bye to the ref 🤣 pic.twitter.com/B31cgOpKBK- Warriors on NBCS (@NBCSWarriors) October 9, 2018
11:40 p.m. - Halftime in Oakland and the Suns lead 61-57.
Deandre Ayton scores 12 and Steph pours in 21!@Suns 61 | @warriors 57 at the break in Oakland.- NBA (@NBA) October 9, 2018
Kevin Durant: 10 PTS, 5 REB, 3 AST
Trevor Ariza: 12 PTS, 3 3PM#NBAPreseason on @NBATV pic.twitter.com/N1Ex4ho6v6
Steph Curry leads all scorers with 21 points while Kevin Durant has added 10 points, five rebounds and three assists.
Phoenix is led by Trevor Ariza and Deandre Ayton, who both have scored 12 points apiece. Suns forward TJ Warren has chipped in nine points off the bench.
11:30 p.m. - New quarter, same Steph. Drives like these have got Steph Curry's point total for the night up to 16 in under 14 minutes of action.
.@StephenCurry30 showing off the handle!- Golden State Warriors (@warriors) October 9, 2018
📺 @NBCSAuthentic @NBATV pic.twitter.com/aY7x9YSZg0
11:10 p.m. - Behind 11 points (3-for-4 3-point shooting) from Trevor Ariza, the Suns lead the Warriors 40-32 after one quarter.
Trevor Ariza (11 PTS, 3 3PM) looks comfortable after 1 quarter of action! 🔥@Suns up, 40-32 on NBA TV! 📺 pic.twitter.com/5M209xohHd- NBA TV (@NBATV) October 9, 2018
10:55 p.m. - Deandre Ayton executing the pick-and-roll to perfection with Shaq Harrison.
Big Fella!! 💪 pic.twitter.com/dvRLQWA8h3- Phoenix Suns (@Suns) October 9, 2018
10:52 p.m. - Steph Curry gets four of his 11 first-quarter points on this and-one from deep.
Why settle for 3 points when you can get 4?- Golden State Warriors (@warriors) October 9, 2018
📺 @NBCSAuthentic @NBATV pic.twitter.com/ftSGbHBNss
10:47 p.m. - Opening night is eight days away, but Steph Curry looks to be in midseason form already.
#StephGonnaSteph- Golden State Warriors (@warriors) October 9, 2018
📺 @NBCSAuthentic @NBATV pic.twitter.com/52Ss3iZS1b
10:00 p.m. - After missing Friday's preseason game in Seattle, two-time MVP Stephen Curry is active and back in the starting lineup for the defending champs, but All-Stars Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and DeMarcus Cousins are out.
Phoenix's five : Shaq Harrison, Josh Jackson, Trevor Ariza, Ryan Anderson and Deandre Ayton
Starting your week off right with some Monday hoops.- Golden State Warriors (@warriors) October 9, 2018
35 Kevin Durant
5 Kevon Looney
15 Damian Jones
12 Danuel House Jr
30 Stephen Curry