A five-game slate was headlined by an OT battle between the Lakers and Spurs in San Antonio.
Catch up on big performances, injury scares and plenty of highlights from tonight's NBA action right here.
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Game of the Night
Utah and Denver loomed as the game of the night before a ball was tipped, but the unfortunate injury to Nikola Jokic put a dampener on that one.
Instead, it was the thrilling OT battle between the Lakers and Spurs the gets the nod.
As always, there were plenty of Lakers fans in the Spurs building, with an incredible atmosphere down the stretch in this one.
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The real drama started with a deeeeep three from Malik Monk, with the new Laker endearing himself to his new fans to give the Lakers a 114-112 lead with under a minute to play.
🚨 Malik Monk for the lead! 🚨@Lakers 114@spurs 112- NBA (@NBA) October 27, 2021
43 seconds left ➡️ https://t.co/5QqkBhf1W0 pic.twitter.com/nWy5DQNY9a
The Spurs would then tie things up as Anthony Davis lay on the floor clutching his knee, ensuring the game would see an extra five minutes.
Davis would remain on the floor, eventually tipping in the go-ahead basket with 1:08 left in overtime that gave the Lakers the lead for good.
It wasn't easy, but the Lakers escaped with the win and now improve to 2-2 on the season.
Highlight of the Night
We knew it was going to happen sooner or late but it didn't make it any less entertaining!
Kemba Walker lit up Madison Square Garden with a scorching three minute patch where he dropped 10 points. Two long range makes and two from the mid range made up the burst, with Walker sending the home crowd into a frenzy.
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Walker would go on to tally a modest 19 points on the night, but the Knicks are now 3-1 and Walker is looking like he has plenty left in the tank for his homecoming to New York.
Are the Knicks back?!
🔥 @KembaWalker (19 PTS, 5 AST, 5 3PM, 2 STL) powers the @nyknicks to a 3-1 record! pic.twitter.com/1CPZp7NJNZ- NBA (@NBA) October 27, 2021
Performance of the Night
To say Russell Westbrook has been under fire in the opening few weeks of his Lakers tenure would be putting it lightly.
With the Lakers struggling out the gate and Westbrook well down on his usual statistical output, he has been an easy target for blame.
On this night, with LeBron James out of the lineup, Westbrook thrived to stuff the statsheet and finish with 33 points, 10 rebounds, eight assists and three steals.
He even provided his first highlight reel jam during a tense fourth quarter.
"There's a grown man's drive!"- Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) October 27, 2021
(📺: @SpectrumSN) pic.twitter.com/5nnNyJSVVe
It was the type of performance that provides a sharp reminder of what he can bring to a team. Alternatively, is it that surprising that he was in a position to thrive with LeBron out of the lineup.
Fair to say this will continue to be a talking point as the Lakers work through some early chemistry issues.
Fantasy Basketball lines of the Night
Tobias Harris (PHI) - 23 PTS, 9 REB, 9 AST
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (OKC) - 30 PTS, 4 AST, 4-5 3P
Luka Doncic (DAL) - 26 PTS, 14 REB, 7 AST, 2 STL
Anthony Davis (LAL) - 35 PTS, 17 REB, 4 AST
Russell Westbrook (LAL) - 33 PTS, 10 REB, 8 AST, 3 STL
Dejounte Murray (SAS) - 21 PTS, 12 REB, 15 AST, 2 STL
Jakob Poeltl (SAS) - 27 PTS, 14 REB, 3 BLK
Rudy Gobert (UTA) - 23 PTS, 16 REB, 1 BLK
Nikola Jokic (DEN) - 24 PTS, 6 REB, 6 AST
Philadelphia 76ers 99, New York Knicks 112
Golden State Warriors 106, Oklahoma City Thunder 98
Houston Rockets 106, Dallas Mavericks 116
Los Angeles Lakers 125, San Antonio Spurs 121 (OT)
Denver Nuggets 110, Utah Jazz 122
NBA Schedule: Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2022
Charlotte Hornets vs. Orlando Magic
Washington Wizards vs. Boston Celtics
Miami Heat vs. Brooklyn Nets
Indiana Pacers vs. Toronto Raptors
Atlanta Hawks vs. New Orleans Pelicans
Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Milwaukee Bucks
Los Angeles Lakers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder
Sacramento Kings vs. Phoenix Suns
Memphis Grizzlies vs. Portland Trail Blazers
Cleveland Cavaliers vs. LA Clippers
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