Friday's schedule featured eight games, and the league's best teams and talent were on display.
If you missed any of the NBA action, don't sweat it because we've got you covered with all of the can't-miss highlights, top performers and biggest storylines!
Howard's return can't save Wizards
Dwight Howard made his debut in a Washington jersey on Friday, and while he looked like the Dwight of old in the early going, the Wizards' issues remained.
The big man had the hot hand and connected on his first five shots in his first outing of the 2018-19 season.
John Wall up to Dwight Howard on the @WashWizards oop!- NBA (@NBA) November 3, 2018
Dwight is 5-5 for 11 PTS on @ESPNNBA pic.twitter.com/xtIxYKshdX
But after a promising start, the Wizards defence capitulated in the second quarter as the Thunder reeled off a 44-20 run.
Constant lapses on the defensive end led to wide open looks for the Thunder, who ran away with the comfortable 134-111 victory.
Scott Brooks has his hands full trying to figure out how to fix the defence, which currently ranks as the last in the league to the tune of 123.9 points per game.
Olympic Melo sighting in Brooklyn
The alarm bells were ringing in Brooklyn as the Rockets looked to be crashing to Earth once again.
Without James Harden, Houston needed someone to step up alongside Chris Paul and correct the early season mishaps.
After moving back to the bench, Carmelo Anthony rose to the occasion and torched Brooklyn's defence.
Make it 26 PTS, 6 3PM for Carmelo Anthony! ☔️☔️#Rockets 106 | #WeGoHard 102- NBA (@NBA) November 3, 2018
Midway through Q4 on League Pass pic.twitter.com/nCez6tnsJU
The incredibly efficient shooting display had Olympic Melo written it all over it. He finished with 28 points on 9-for-12 shooting from the field and a staggering 6-for-9 from deep.
According to Elias, it marks the first time Carmelo finished with that high of a field-goal percentage and scoring that many points since since March 27, 2011, when he scored 34 points on 12-for-16 shooting against the Utah Jazz.
Record books get a workout
Two key players continued their stellar starts to the season as they wrote their names into the record books.
Joe Ingles led the way, becoming only the seventh player in Jazz history to record 500 made 3s.
Kyle Lowry, meanwhile, tied Damon Stoudamire's team-record with his seventh straight game of 10-plus assists, dishing out 12 as the Raptors took care of the Suns.
7 straight 10+ assist games for @Klow7- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) November 3, 2018
Tying the franchise record, set by @Iambiggie503. pic.twitter.com/81sL5jn5U4
Lou Williams - 28 points (7-13 FG, 5-5 3PT), three rebounds, three assists
Chris Paul - 32 points (13-27 FG), seven rebounds, 11 assists
Caris LeVert - 29 points (10-17 FG), four rebounds
Carmelo Anthony - 28 points (9-12 FG, 6-9 3PT), four rebounds
Russell Westbrook - 23 points (10-16 FG), 12 assists, four steals
Victor Oladipo - 25 points (9-19 FG), 14 rebounds, five assists
Mike Conley - 28 points (7-18 FG), five rebounds, five assists
Kevin Durant - 33 points (11-19 FG), 11 rebounds
Shai with the tasty behind-the-back move:
Shai got nice with it pic.twitter.com/t6uDMiWiO1- Bleacher Report NBA (@BR_NBA) November 2, 2018
CP3 got him going every which way:
👀 CP3 bringing out all the moves in Brooklyn! pic.twitter.com/wv8itimpTo- NBA (@NBA) November 3, 2018
Doncic dishing out more nutmegs:
Luka Doncic threads the needle for the @dallasmavs! 🤭🚨#MFFL #NBARooks pic.twitter.com/C0aXFJu0mB- NBA (@NBA) November 3, 2018
Wall throwing down the southpaw slam:
John Wall slams it home with the left!#DCFamily on @ESPNNBA pic.twitter.com/Ma8jDGAosk- NBA (@NBA) November 3, 2018
4-point play to tie it up? No problems for AB:
Antonio Blakeney 4-point play to tie the game!#BullsNation 105 | #Pacers 105- NBA (@NBA) November 3, 2018
30.5 left to play on League Pass. IND ball. pic.twitter.com/geEXU1Itud
I-G-G-Y handing out delicious dimes:
Andre Iguodala dropping dimes in transition! 😯#DubNation 44 | #AllEyesNorth 43- NBA (@NBA) November 3, 2018
📺: @ESPNNBA pic.twitter.com/A1H8sX7Va7
Lowry goes five-hole:
Kyle Lowry threads the needle once more!#WeTheNorth 99 | #TimeToRise 86 pic.twitter.com/6d8Scby3Hp- NBA (@NBA) November 3, 2018
Los Angeles Clippers at Orlando Magic | Houston Rockets at Brooklyn Nets
Oklahoma City Thunder at Washington Wizards | Indiana Pacers at Chicago Bulls
New York Knicks at Dallas Mavericks | Memphis Grizzlies at Utah Jazz
Toronto Raptors at Phoenix Suns | Minnesota Timberwolves at Golden State Warriors