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NBA scores and highlights: Whiteside hosts block party, Jazz beat Mavs and Lakers edge Timberwolves

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Wednesday night's schedule featured 10 games, with a host of young talent and big names on display.

An action-packed day of NBA action on Wednesday saw plenty of highlights, but it was a big man in Miami that stole the limelight.

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!

Top Storylines

Lakers survive sharp-shooting Timberwolves

The Lakers hung on down the stretch to claim a 114-110 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves at STAPLES Center

After Kyle Kuzma gave the Lakers a 111-104 lead with less than two minutes on the clock, Derrick Rose hit back-to-back threes to cut the lead to one, setting up a grandstand finish.

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Kuzma split a pair of free throws, before Rose got a wide open look for three at the other end, missing off the back iron. Josh Hart buried a pair of free throws on the next play to ice the game for the Lakers.

In a red-hot shooting performance, Rose finished with 31 points, including seven three-pointers on nine attempts. The Timberwolves set a new franchise record for three-pointers made, with 20 on the night.

LeBron James led the Lakers with 24 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists, while Brandon Ingram added 20, JaVale McGee 16 and Kyle Kuzma and Josh Hart scoring 21 points each.

Mitchell returns to boost Jazz

Donovan Mitchell returned to the Jazz lineup tonight after missing their last outing against Toronto with an ankle sprain, spurring the Jazz to their first home win of the season with an electrifying display.

The second-year guard had 23 points, seven assists and five rebounds, plus some highlight reel plays at the rim!

Rudy Gobert added 17 points, 10 rebounds and a season-high four blocks, while it was a quiet night for the Aussies, with Joe Ingles scoring just six points on 2-of-9 shooting, while Dante Exum chipped in nine points off the bench.

Hassan Whiteside's monster half

The Miami Heat big man was an unstoppable force on both ends of the floor against the San Antonio Spurs in the first half.

In a little under 17 minutes of action, Whiteside dropped 18 points, pulled down 14 rebounds and blocked an incredible 8 shots.

His eight blocks are the most in a game by any player this season and the most recorded in a first half in Miami Heat history.

Whiteside ended the game with 29 points, 20 rebounds and 9 blocks.

Aussie Patty Mills posted a season-high 20 points in the loss on 8-of-22 shooting, connecting on four three-pointers.

Drummond continues glass eating dominance

Andre Drummond has always been one of the best rebounding big men in the game, but this season he's taken it to another level and that continued on Wednesday night.

The Detroit Pistons big man narrowly avoided another 20-20 game, would have been his fourth this season, as he recorded 23 points and 19 rebounds.

Through 10 games on the season, Drummond has pulled down a staggering 166 rebounds. 25 more than DeAndre Jordan after 10 games played.

At his current pace, he'll comfortably eclipse last seasons total (1,247).

Best performers

Hassan Whiteside: 27 points (10-18 FG), 20 rebounds, 9 blocks

Andre Drummond: 23 points (10-16 FG), 19 rebounds

Patty Mills: 20 points (8-22 FG), 4 rebounds

Dennis Schroder: 28 points (11-19 FG) 7 rebounds

Anthony Davis: 32 points (13-24 FG), 15 rebounds, 7 assists, 4 blocks

Victor Oladipo: 36 points (14-30 FG), 6 rebounds, 7 assists

Tim Hardaway Jr: 34 points (8-22 FG, 16-20 FT), 3 assists

Donovan Mitchell 23 points (9-17 FG), 7 rebounds, 5 assists

Derrick Rose: 31 points (11-of-17 FG), 3 rebounds and 5 assists

LeBron James: 24 points (10-of-21 FG), 10 rebounds and 9 assists

Kawhi Leonard: 25 points (7-of-17 FG), 11 rebounds and 2 assists

Can't-miss highlights

Kawhi making it look easy!

Terrence Ferguson goes all the way up and over

Do not get in Simmons' way

Whiteside dishing out blocks like candy on halloween

Aaron Gordon with the dunk contest jam

Sabonis puts Embiid on a POSTER

LeBron James hits the runway

Oh my goodness Donovan

Box Scores

Thunder-Cavaliers | Pistons-Magic | Knicks-Hawks | Spurs-Heat

76ers-Pacers | Nuggets-Grizzlies | Bulls-Pelicans

Mavericks-Jazz | Raptors-Kings | Timberwolves-Lakers

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