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Around the League: Sunday's top highlights, performers and storylines

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Giannis Antetokounmpo and Devin Booker (NBA Getty Images)

Sunday's schedule featured seven games with the league's best teams and talent on display.

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

Giannis erupts for triple-double

The Milwaukee Bucks sit second in the Eastern Conference at 8-1 after a big 144-109 win over the Sacramento Kings.

Giannis Antetokoumpo recorded his second triple-double of the season, with 26 points (8-11 FG), 15 rebounds and 11 assists. Eight Bucks scored in double figures as their new-found free-flowing offence continues to impress. They connected on a franchise record 22 three-pointers on 56 ATTEMPTS.

They also got 30 points from the free throw line on 33 attempts, putting in a wildly efficient performance.

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Devin Booker calls game

The Phoneix Suns snap their seven-game losing streak with a 102-100 win over the Memphis Grizzlies, thanks to a clutch bucket from Devin Booker.

With 1.7 seconds left on the clock, Booker iced the jumper from mid-range to take the lead.

Booker scored 14 of his game-high 25 points in the fourth quarter to lead the Suns back from a 12-point deficit.

Trevor Ariza added 16 points and nine rebounds, while rookie Mikal Bridges scored 14 points, including nine in the fourth quarter.

Turnovers plague 76ers

Taking care of the ball has been an issue for the 76ers and it cost them against the Brooklyn Nets.

Philly turned the ball over a season-high 28 times, which the Nets turned into 39 points. Brooklyn themselves only turned the ball over nine times in the 122-97 win at Barclays Center.

On the second night of a back-to-back and their fifth game in seven days, the Sixers' tired legs look to have caught up with them as they struggled to find any rhythm shotting from deep. They hit just 4-of-20 from the three-point line with Brooklyn's defence zoning in on the perimeter.

More concerningly, the Nets (50-105 FG, 47%) shot 40 more field goals than the 76ers (31-65 FG, 47%), thanks to a host of turnovers and 15 offensive rebounds creating extra posessions.

Ben Simmons posted 20 points and 12 rebounds, while Joel Embiid finished with 16 points and 15 rebounds.

D'Angelo Russell and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson led the Nets with 21 points each.

Wizards snap losing streak

The Wizards limped into today's game against the Knicks on a five-game losing streak, where their defence has been the worst in the league.

John Wall scored 26 points and Bradley Beal added 22 to end the rut, beating the Knicks 108-95. Markieff Morris had 16 points and Jeff Green added 14,

Encouragingly, it was their defence down the stretch that won them the game. After the Knicks stormed back into the game in the fourth quarter, the Wizards clamped down to go on a 16-2 run to take a 102-88 lead late in the quarter.

Best performers

Giannis Antetokounmpo: 26 points, (8-11 FG) 15 rebounds and 11 assists.

Bradley Beal: 22 points (7-of-14 FG), eight rebounds, three assists and four blocks.

John Wall: 26 points (9-of-16 FG, 3-of-6 3PT), seven assists, five steals.

Aaron Gordon: 26 points, (11-of-20 FG, 4-of-10 3PT) and eight rebounds.

DeMar DeRozan: 25 points (9-of-16 FG), seven rebounds, five assists and two steals.

Devin Booker: 25 points (7-of-17 FG) and seven assists.

Serge Ibaka: 34 points (15-of-17 FG), 10 rebounds, two assists and two steals

Kyle Kuzma: 24 points (10-of-16 FG), five rebounds and two assists.

Can't-miss highlights

Giannis put on a dunk-fest today!

Casspit took it to the playground with this one.

Wolves rookie Josh Okogie rocks the rim!

That's how you beat the half-time buzzer!!!

Simmons is a problem in transition

Josh Jackson jams it HARD

Mo Bamba with the ferocious finish!

Box scores

Kings at Bucks | Sixers at Nets | Knicks at Wizards

Magic at Spurs | Grizzlies at Suns | Wolves at Blazers

Raptors at Lakers

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