NBA

NBA Scores: Best game, highlights, top fantasy performers from Friday, November 19 (ET)

Giannis, Harden, LaVine
(NBA Getty Images)

An exciting nine-game slate provided plenty of action and thrilling performances headlined by the marquee contest between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Boston Celtics.

In case you missed anything, we got you covered with the best game, top performers and the final scores.

Game of the Night

Despite missing Luka Doncic for the second straight game against the Suns in Phoenix, the Mavericks put up quite the fight.

In a game with 19 lead changes, Dallas was led by a 23-point, 12-rebound double-double by Kristaps Porzingis but they couldn't stop the streaking Suns.

Phoenix extended their win streak to 11 games with this 112-104 victory. Six players scored in double figures, led by 19 from Devin Booker while Chris Paul stuffed the stat sheet with 18 points, 14 assists, five rebounds and three steals.

Highlight of the Night

Everybody knows how former Slam Dunk Champion Derrick Jones Jr. In case anybody forgot, the Bulls forward gave everbody a reminder:

Performance of the Night

After a slow start to the season, James Harden has been making huge strides towards reaching the standard of play that we associate with him.

He stuffed the stat sheet against the Magic, helping the Nets flip a 19-point deficit into a win.

He wasn't necessarily efficient in this game but attempted as many as 20 free-throws, the most in his career with the Nets.

Top Fantasy Performers

LaMelo Ball (CHA): 32 PTS, 11 REBS, 8 ASTS, 1 STL

Jayson Tatum (BOS): 37 PTS, 11 REBS, 3 STLS, 2 ASTS, 1 BLK

James Harden (BKN): 36 PTS, 10 REBS, 8 ASTS, 3 STLS, 2 BLKS

Giannis Antetokounmpo (MIL): 21 PTS, 19 REBS, 7 ASTS, 4 BLKS, 2 STLS

Zach LaVine (CHI): 36 PTS, 5 REBS, 4 ASTS

Chris Paul (PHX): 18 PTS, 14 ASTS, 5 REBS, 3 STLS

Pascal Siakam (TOR): 32 PTS, 8 REBS, 2 BLKS, 1 STL

Final Scores

Charlotte Hornets 121, Indiana Pacers 118

Golden State Warriors 105, Detroit Pistons 102

Boston Celtics 130, Los Angeles Lakers 108

Brooklyn Nets 115, Orlando Magic 113

Milwaukee Bucks 96, Oklahoma City Thunder 89

New Orleans Pelicans 94, LA Clippers 81

Chicago Bulls 114, Denver Nuggets 108

Phoenix Suns 112, Dallas Mavericks 104

Toronto Raptors 108, Sacramento Kings 89

NBA Schedule: Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021

Houston Rockets at New York Knicks

Miami Heat at Washington Wizards

New Orleans Pelicans at Indiana Pacers

Oklahoma City Thunder at Boston Celtics

Charlotte Hornets at Atlanta Hawks

Orlando Magic at Milwaukee Bucks

Memphis Grizzlies at Minnesota Timberwolves

Philadelphia 76ers at Portland Trail Blazers

Utah Jazz at Sacramento Kings

The views on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of the NBA or its clubs.

More from NBA.com

Russell Westbrook
All-time triple-double leaders: Jokic climbing list
Yash Matange
Joel Embiid (Philadelphia 76ers)
Embiid's dominance turning 76ers season around
Yash Matange
Eric Gordon (Houston Rockets)
Rockets create history with win streak
Benyam Kidane
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (Oklahoma City Thunder)
Raptors comeback falls short against OKC
Benyam Kidane
James Harden (Brooklyn Nets)
Rockets honour Harden with tribute video
Benyam Kidane
OG Anunoby, Nikola Jokic, Luguentz Dort
OG, Dort headline All-Underpaid Team
Scott Rafferty
More News