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NBA Scores: Best game, highlights, top fantasy performers from Wednesday, November 3

What a night of hoops it was around the NBA with eleven games on the slate.

Three games where decided by one possession, with monster performances across the league.

Catch up on all the news, scores and highlights right here.

Game of the Night

There were a number of close games on the loaded schedule, but game of the night goes to a game decided by the barest of margins.

The Dallas Mavericks and San Antonio Spurs met, but it wasn't the classic Dirk vs. TD rivalry of old, instead it was Jalen Brunson and Dejounte Murray who led the way.

Trailing by double digits late in the third quarter, the Mavericks battled back into a game that had multiple ties over the final five minutes.

In the end it was Brunson who took over, scoring 13 of his 31 points in the fourth quarter.

Of course, every good game has drama late, with a trip to the free-throw line for Brunson with 2.7 seconds left setting twitter alight.

After missing the first with the Mavericks leading 109-108, Kidd instructed Brunson to miss the second with the Spurs not possessing a timeout. Brunson did miss the free-throw, be he unfortunately failed to hit rim at all, giving the Spurs the ball on the sideline.

"I probably messed him up there at the end, telling him to miss the free throw, so I owe him a point," Kidd said postgame.

All's well that ends well?

Highlight of the Night

How many times do we think Ja Morant will take out this nomination for the season?

The Grizzlies star was at it again against the Denver Nuggets, throwing in a 360 to finish this lay-up.

Morant finished with 18 points, six rebounds, six assists and three steals as the Grizz topped the Nuggets 108-106.

I know we're only supposed to have one highlight, but I wanted to throw in some love to the defensive side of the ball with this HUGE denial from Drew Eubanks. It could have been an incredible poster but nopeeee!

Performance of the Night

Do the Toronto Raptors qualify as one of the surprise teams in the league so far?

After a 1-3 start the Raps have been on a tear, notching their fifth straight win against Washington. The win gives the Raptors a franchise-best 4-0 start on the road.

Fred VanVleet had his best individual performance of the season so far from a scoring persepctive, tallying 33 points, three rebounds, six assists, one steal and one block on en efficient 13-for-22 from the field.

With Pascal Siakam and Scottie Barnes out of the lineup, VanVleet stepped up to lead the Raps to a big win.

Top Fantasy Performers

Jarrett Allen (CLE) - 24 PTS, 17 REB, 4 AST

Myles Turner (IND) - 25 PTS, 13 REB, 3 BLK

Jaylen Brown (BOS) - 28 PTS, 5 REB, 3 AST

DeMar DeRozan (CHI) - 37 PTS, 10 REB, 11-12 FT

Fred VanVleet (TOR) - 33 PTS, 3 REB, 6 AST

Kevin Durant (BKN) - 32 PTS, 7 REB, 5 AST

Will Barton (DEN) - 26 PTS, 3 REB, 7 AST, 2 STL

Nikola Jokic (DEN) - 34 PTS, 11 REB, 5 AST, 2 STL

Paul George (LAC) - 32 PTS, 6 REB, 8 AST

Anthony Edwards (MIN) - 28 PTS, 3 REB, 6 AST, 3 STL

Jalen Brunson (DAL) - 31 PTS, 10 REB, 3 AST, 2 STL

Miles Bridges (CHA) - 32 PTS, 9 REB, 2 AST, 2 STL

Harrison Barnes (SAC) - 23 PTS, 8 REB, 3 AST, 4-6 3P

Final scores

Portland Trail Blazers 104, Cleveland Cavaliers 107

New York Knicks 98, Indiana Pacers 111

Boston Celtics 92, Orlando Magic 79

Chicago Bulls 98, Philadelphia 76ers 103

Toronto Raptors 109, Washington Wizards 100

Atlanta Hawks 108, Brooklyn Nets 117

Denver Nuggets 106, Memphis Grizzlies 108

LA Clippers 126, Minnesota Timberwolves 115

Dallas Mavericks 109, San Antonio Spurs 108

Charlotte Hornets 92, Golden State Warriors 114

New Orleans Pelicans 99, Sacramento Kings 112

NBA schedule: Nov. 4, 2021

Philadelphia 76ers vs. Detroit Pistons

Utah Jazz vs. Atlanta Hawks

Boston Celtics vs. Miami Heat

Houston Rockets vs. Phoenix Suns

Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Los Angeles Lakers

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