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NBA Scores: Best game, highlights, top fantasy performers from Wednesday, November 17 (ET)

A huge 11-game slate filled the NBA schedule, with plenty of highlight performances to go around.

Catch up on the best game, highlight and fantasy performances from another busy night around the league that was headlined by superstar clashes between Anthony Davis and Giannis Antetokounmpo in Milwaukee followed by Damian Lillard hosting DeMar DeRozan and the red-hot Chicago Bulls.

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Game of the Night

Despite missing LeBron James, the Lakers battled hard but they simply had no answer for a masterful showcase from the reigning NBA Finals MVP in Giannis Antetokounmpo. The Greek Freak went off, scoring a season-high 47 points with superhuman efficiency in the team's 109-102 victory.

It helped the Bucks overcome strong performances from three players on the Lakers in Talen Horton-Tucker (25 points, 12 rebounds, three assists, two steals), Anthony Davis (18 points, nine rebounds, four assists) and Russell Westbrook (19 points, 15 assists).

The marquee contest between the last two NBA champions saw no team running away with it, witnessing 15 lead changes and six ties.

Highlight of the Night

We've witnessed 'attempted lobs' going into the basket but from HALFCOURT?

Tyler Herro did just that, obviously not on purpose. Just a case of 'Bad pass but great shot'.

Performance of the Night

A masterful season-high performance from Giannis Antetokounmpo. The Greek Freak erupted for 47 points on a super-efficient 18-of-23 shooting from the field while also recording nine rebounds, three assists, one steal and a block in 36 minutes of action.

He knocked down a season-high three 3-pointers on just four attempts, helping the Bucks win their marquee matchup against the Los Angeles Lakers.

Top Fantasy Performers

Jimmy Butler (MIA): 31 PTS, 10 REB, 10 AST, 1 BLK

Talen Horton-Tucker (LAL): 25 PTS, 12 REB, 3 AST, 2 STL

Giannis Antetokounmpo (MIL): 47 PTS, 9 REB, 3 AST, 1 STL, 1 BLK

LaMelo Ball (CHA): 11 PTS, 14 AST, 6 REB, 2 STL

Jayson Tatum (BOS): 34 PTS, 9 REB, 5 AST, 1 BLK

James Harden (BKN): 27 PTS, 10 REB, 7 AST, 2 STL

Lu Dort (OKC): 34 PTS, 8 REB, 2 AST, 1 BLK

Zach LaVine (CHI): 30 PTS, 6 REB, 2 AST, 7 3PM

Final Scores

Miami Heat 113, New Orleans Pelicans 98

Charlotte Hornets 97, Washington Wizards 87

Detroit Pistons 97, Indiana Pacers 89

Atlanta Hawks 110, Boston Celtics 99

Brooklyn Nets 109, Cleveland Cavaliers 99

Orlando Magic 104, New York Knicks 98

Milwaukee Bucks 109, Los Angeles Lakers 102

Minnesota Timberwolves 107, Sacramento Kings 97

Oklahoma City Thunder 101, Houston Rockets 89

Phoenix Suns 105, Dallas Mavericks 98

Portland Trail Blazers 112, Chicago Bulls 107

NBA Schedule: Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021

Golden State Warriors at Cleveland Cavaliers

Washington Wizards at Miami Heat

LA Clippers at Memphis Grizzlies

San Antonio Spurs at Minnesota Timberwolves

Philadelphia 76ers at Denver Nuggets

Toronto Raptors at Utah Jazz

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