Tonight, we had three games with six NBA teams in action.
The night got off to a hot start when a scuffle broke out in the Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics game. Aron Baynes and J.R. Smith got tangled on a rebound, which led to a Marcus Smart ejection. Ante Zizic performed well against his old team with 20 points and five rebounds and the Cavaliers secured the win.
The second game of the night was a thriller with the Memphis Grizzlies defeating the Indiana Pacers 109-104 in overtime. Rookie Jaren Jackson Jr. had 18 points and six rebounds, but the real highlight was a different Grizzlies rookie: Yuta Watanabe. Watanabe banked in a three to send the game into overtime and finished with 11 points off the bench. Pacers' rookie Aaron Holiday looked great as well, scoring 20 points and blocking two shots.
In the late game, the Clippers defeated the LeBron-less Lakers 103-87. Lou Williams scored 19 points off the bench shooting 3-for-4 from three and Tobias Harris had 18 points and eight boards. Kyle Kuzma had a team-high 15 points and Rajon Rondo added 10 assists for the purple and gold.
If you missed any of the action, we have you covered.
Here, you can easily access highlights, box scores, play-by-play and more:
• Boston Celtics at Cleveland Cavaliers
• Indiana Pacers at Memphis Grizzlies
• Los Angeles Clippers at Los Angeles Lakers
Cleveland Cavaliers 113, Boston Celtics 102
Box score | Play-by-play
9:59 p.m. - The Cavaliers close it out, defeating the Celtics 113-102. Ante Zizic finished as the top performer with 20 points and five rebounds for the Cavaliers. The Celtics finish preseason with a 1-3 record.
9:27 p.m. - After three quarters, the Cavs remain in the lead 89-69. Terry Rozier and Marcus Morris have 17 points a piece. Jordan Clarkson has got going a bit with 12 points, six points and three assists.
8:43 p.m. - The Cavaliers lead the Celtics 58-43 at the half. Sexton continues to get it done with 13 points to lead the Cavs. Marcus Morris has 12 points and four rebounds for the Celtics.
8:26 p.m. - Sam Dekker ankle-bullying Jayson Tatum here. Not something you see everyday.
Sam Dekker has the ball on a string! #NBAPreseason- NBA (@NBA) October 7, 2018
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8:24 p.m. - And J.R. Smith is back in the game knocking down stepback jumpers, because of course he is.
JR Smith steps back for the J.- NBA (@NBA) October 7, 2018
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8:11 p.m. - The Cavs lead the Celtics 30-21 after the first quarter. Al Horford has 10 points and two assists for the C's. Collin Sexton is showing out in his Q debut with seven points early.
8:00 p.m. - A scrap breaks out in Cleveland as Aron Baynes and J.R. Smith get tangled up fighting for rebounding position. Marcus Smart has been ejected, entering the scuffle as a third party.
Things have gotten HEATED at the Q. Marcus Smart was ejected as result #NBAPreseason #BOSvsCLE pic.twitter.com/iGSC8ffHJQ- Celtics on NBC Sports Boston (@NBCSCeltics) October 7, 2018
7:50 p.m. - Collin Sexton knocks down a three-ball for his first ever points at The Q!
Collin Sexton's first PTS at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. #NBARooks- NBA (@NBA) October 6, 2018
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7:03 p.m. - J.R. Smith and Kevin Love are having just a little bit of fun pre-game...
6:04 p.m. - The Celtics are rolling out their 2018 Playoffs starting five: Terry Rozier, Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum, Aron Baynes and Al Horford.
5:24 p.m. - Prior to tonight's game, the Cavs debuted their new locker room! Take a look:
New locker room alert 👀 pic.twitter.com/SSxRKcxcTN- Cleveland Cavaliers (@cavs) October 6, 2018
12:00 p.m. - The Cavaliers will start Collin Sexton, Cedi Osman, Rodney Hood, Larry Nance Jr. and Sam Dekker tonight.
11:10 a.m. - Unfortunately, Kyrie Irving (ribs) and Gordon Hayward (back) will be unavailable tonight. Neither traveled with the team, recovering from minor injuries.
Memphis Grizzlies 109, Indiana Pacers 104 (OT)
Box score | Play-by-play
11:16 p.m. - The Grizzlies come away with the victory! They defeat the Pacers 109-104 behind 11 points from Yuta Watanabe. Jaren Jackson Jr. also had 18 points and six rebounds in the contest. For the Pacers, Aaron Holiday looked tremendous on both ends of the floor with 20 points, three rebounds, three assists and two blocks.
🔥🔥🔥 @wacchi1013 🔥🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/j8Jazshwlk- Memphis Grizzlies (@memgrizz) October 7, 2018
10:50 p.m. - Yuta Watanabe hits a three to tie the game for Memphis! We're headed to overtime!
Yuta Watanabe banks in the 3 & ties the game late in the 4th for the @memgrizz! pic.twitter.com/yi27JduG85- NBA (@NBA) October 7, 2018
10:43 p.m. - Both teams keep coming up with stops! Aaron Holiday had back-to-back chase down blocks to maintain the lead for the Pacers. Indiana leads the Grizzlies 92-89 with 47 seconds remaining.
Aaron Holiday doesn't give up on the play! #NBARooks pic.twitter.com/cEptgnlYyv- NBA (@NBA) October 7, 2018
10:34 p.m. - Aaron Holiday buries a three to give the Pacers a one point lead with under eight minutes remaining!
.@The_4th_Holiday puts the #Pacers up in the fourth. pic.twitter.com/YQ43J871uD- Indiana Pacers (@Pacers) October 7, 2018
10:18 p.m. - Another quarter in the books, still a close game. Indiana leads Memphis 78-76 going into the fourth. Sabonis' totals are up to 17 points and 14 rebounds. Jaren Jackson Jr. has chipped in 14 points and six rebounds for the Grizzlies.
9:34 p.m. - We have a close one in Memphis. The Grizzlies lead the Pacers 52-46 at the half. Sabonis has a double-double with 11 points and 12 rebounds. Wayne Selden has 12 points and eight rebounds for the Grizz.
9:15 p.m. - Take notice on Edmond Sumner, he's been balling this preseason.
🚨 @EdmondSumner CAN FLY 🚨 pic.twitter.com/zQ4UqN7hCv- Indiana Pacers (@Pacers) October 7, 2018
8:59 p.m. - The Grizzlies lead the Pacers 27-22 after one. Wayne Selden leads the Grizz with seven points and four assists. Domantas Sabonis has a nine points and 10 rebounds for Indiana.
8:48 p.m. - Domantas Sabonis is ligthing it up in Memphis. He has nine points, eight boards and two assists in only eight minutes of play!
8:38 p.m. - There were some technical difficulties with the game clock and shot clock causing a stoppage in play but the game has resumed!
8:00 p.m. - The Pacers are starting Cory Joseph, Tyreke Evans, Doug McDermott, T.J. Leaf and Domantas Sabonis tonight. The Grizzlies are starting Shelvin Mack, Garrett Temple, Wayne Selden, Chandler Parsons and JaMychal Green.
7:00 p..m. - Tyreke Evans is ready to make his Pacers' debut against his former team tonight.
Making his #Pacers debut tonight... pic.twitter.com/kbOWcThHGq- Indiana Pacers (@Pacers) October 6, 2018
3:10 p.m. - The Pacers will be resting all of their regular starters. Victor Oladipo, Darren Collison, Thad Young, Myles Turner and Bojan Bogdanovic are all out tonight.
Los Angeles Clippers 103, Los Angeles Lakers 87
Box score | Play-by-play
12:25 p.m. - The Clippers win! 103-87 is the final score. Lou Williams scored 19 points shooting 3-for-4 from beyond the arc. Kyle Kuzma's 15 points remained the Lakers' team-high for the night.
11:55 p.m. - Through three quarters, the Clippers lead the Lakers 76-70. Tobias Harris has 18 points and eight rebounds and two assists for the Clips. Kuzma's 15 points and Rondo's 10 assists highlight the Laker box score.
11:37 p.m. - Here is the most Rajon Rondo stat there ever was.
Rondo has 10 assists in 21 minutes, and has attempted only 1 shot.- Mike Trudell (@LakersReporter) October 7, 2018
11:36 p.m. - No seriously, the guy dunks EVERYTHING. Lakers still trail the Clippers 61-58 halfway through the third.
Throw it down, JaVale!#NBAPreseason action on @NBATV pic.twitter.com/OSOYu1yvSg- NBA (@NBA) October 7, 2018
11:11 p.m. - Halftime! The Clippers lead the Lakers by one, 51-50. Kyle Kuzma got going in the second quarter and leads the Lakers with 11 points. Tobias Harris has a game-high 12 points to go with four boards and two assists for the Clippers.
.@tobias31 (12 PTS) leads all scorers as the Clippers are up on the Lakers at the half, 51-50! pic.twitter.com/LpuqslgOev- NBA TV (@NBATV) October 7, 2018
10:41 p.m. - After one quarter the Clippers lead the Lakers 28-25. Brandon Ingram leads the Lakers with six points and two assists. Marcin Gortat has eight points and five boards for the Clippers.
10:39 p.m. - Brandon Ingram hustling back for the chase down block!
Brandon Ingram hustles back for the @Lakers swat.- NBA (@NBA) October 7, 2018
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10:38 p.m. - Will we see JaVale McGee finish over or under one billion alley-oops this season?
JaVale fitting in nicely with the new-look @Lakers 💪 pic.twitter.com/6QMS1S7w81- Bleacher Report NBA (@BR_NBA) October 7, 2018
10:07 p.m. - Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Avery Bradley, Sindarius Thornwell, Tobias Harris and Marcin Gortat will be the starting five for the Clippers.
8:21 p.m. - Rajon Rondo, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Brandon Ingram, Kyle Kuzma and JaVale McGee will start for the Lakers tonight.
8:18 p.m. - LeBron James will rest tonight. Lonzo Ball also remains out. Luke Walton is hopeful they will both play in Vegas on Wednesday.