On a nine-game Monday night, the NBA provided plenty of highlights and had numerous superstars stepping with noteworthy performances.
In case you missed the action from the slate, here's a recap with the top performers, best game, top highlight and the final scores.
Game of the Night
After their 4-0 start, everybody was talking about the Bulls' gauntlet of opponents coming up. Three games into that, they are a respectable 2-1 with their most recent victory in Boston.
They came back from 19 points down late in the third quarter, courtesy of a 37-9 fourth quarter.
🔥 @DeMar_DeRozan drops a season-high 37 PTS to lead the way for the @chicagobulls! pic.twitter.com/9txkFAqKxf- NBA (@NBA) November 2, 2021
DeMar DeRozan scored a game-high 37 points, his first game of scoring at least 30 points with at least three 3-pointers since his time with the Raptors in 2018. He and Zach LaVine combined for 23 of the team's 37 in the final period.
Highlight of the Night
Orlando Magic rookie Franz Wagner throws down a thunderous poster slam in Minnesota.
Apart from the slam, the No. 8 pick of the 2021 NBA Draft also announced himself in this game by scoring a career-high 28 points.
sheeeeeesh https://t.co/bQhvfhwWUC pic.twitter.com/K8XsQYmMc8- Orlando Magic (@OrlandoMagic) November 2, 2021
Performance of the Night
On a nine-game slate, there were plenty of game-winning performances to choose from but Paul George takes the cake here.
He continued his hot start to the season and led the Clippers to a comeback win against the Thunder. He scored 27 of his 32 points in the second half, playing a key role in the team registering their second win of the season.
Second-half showcase in LA 👀@Yg_Trece goes off for 27 PTS in the second half and finishes with 32 PTS, 9 REB and 7 AST in the @LAClippers comeback win! pic.twitter.com/6AbRE4MPzA- NBA (@NBA) November 2, 2021
Not to mention the nine rebounds, seven assists and three steals that he recorded. The Clippers star is now averaging 28.3 points for the season on incredible shooting splits of 49.2 percent from the field, 41.1 from beyond the arc and 81.0 from the free-throw line.
Fantasy Basketball lines of the Night
Jarrett Allen (CLE): 24 PTS, 16 REBS, 3 BLKS, 2 ASTS
LaMelo Ball (CHA): 30 PTS, 7 REBS, 6 ASTS, 2 STLS, 2 BLKS
Domantas Sabonis (IND): 24 PTS, 13 REBS, 6 ASTS, 1 STL
Damian Lillard (POR): 20 PTS, 10 ASTS, 7 REBS
Andre Drummond (PHI): 14 PTS, 15 REBS, 7 ASTS, 5 STLS, 1 BLK
Cole Anthony (ORL): 31 PTS, 9 REBS, 8 ASTS, 2 STLS
Paul George (LAC): 32 PTS, 9 REBS, 7 ASTS, 3 STLS, 1 BLK
Toronto Raptors 113, New York Knicks 104
Chicago Bulls 128, Boston Celtics 114
Atlanta Hawks 118, Washington Wizards 111
Philadelphia 76ers 113, Portland Trail Blazers 103
Indiana Pacers 131, San Antonio Spurs 118
Cleveland Cavaliers 113, Charlotte Hornets 110
Memphis Grizzlies 106, Denver Nuggets 97
Orlando Magic 115, Minnesota Timberwolves 97
LA Clippers 99, Oklahoma City Thunder 94
NBA Schedule - Nov. 2, 2021
Milwaukee Bucks at Detroit Pistons
Miami Heat at Dallas Mavericks
Sacramento Kings at Utah Jazz
New Orleans Pelicans at Phoenix Suns
Houston Rockets at Los Angeles Lakers
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