(Game of the Night)
Milwaukee Bucks beat Los Angeles Clippers 129-124
The Clippers were without Kawhi Leonard once again, but showed how good of a team they are. Although the Bucks won the game, the game was never safe until it was over. Reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo led the way with a dominant performance, finishing with 38pts/9asts/16rbs. George Hill came off the bench to the tune of 24pts/3rbs and Eric Bledsoe chipped in 20pts/6rbs.
For the Clippers, Montrezl Harrell was dominant in his start. He tallied 34pts/5asts/13rbs. Harrell’s bench partner, Lou Williams was dominant as well, adding 34pts/11asts/5rbs. Patrick Beverly Chipped in 20pts/3asts/10rbs.
Detroit Pistons blast New York Knicks 122-102
Andre Drummond led the way for the Pistons with another dominant performance. The Detroit big-man finished the game with 27pts/7asts/12rbs. Tony Snell added 24pts and Markieff Morris finished with 22pts/5asts/4rbs.
For the Knicks, Julius Randle led the way with 20pts/3rbs. RJ Barrett added 15pts/8asts/6rbs. This was a disappointing loss for the Knicks. They rallied to cut the deficit to five at half and then things just started to fall apart. Add that to the fact that Mitchell Robinson left with concussion-like symptoms and the week ahead seems bleak, as Robinson is the only true Center on the Knicks roster.
Indiana Pacers beat Washington Wizards 121-106
T.J. Warren led the way for the Pacers, finishing with 21pts/4rbs. Malcolm Brogdon continues his fast start to the season, notching a 12pt/13ast double-double. Domantas Sabonis added an all-around 13pts/7asts/17rbs.
For the Wizards, Bradley Beal (of course) led the way with 30pts/5asts/5rbs. Thomas Bryant added a 20pt/11rb double-double.
Houston Rockets beat Golden State Warriors 129-112
James Harden’s 20pt second quarter helped the Rockets pull away from the Warriors and put them to bed, Harden led the way for the Rockets, finishing with 36pts/13asts/4rbs. PJ Tucker added a 22pt/11rb double-double. Clint Capela added 19pts/16rbs and Russell Westbrook chipped in 18pts/6asts/8rbs.
For the ragtag Warriors, Alec Burks led the way off the bench, finishing with 28pts/3asts/8rbs. Glenn Robinson III added a 15pt/11rb double-double and Eric Paschall chipped in 19pts/3asts/6rbs.
Chicago Bulls beat Atlanta Hawks 113-93
The Hawks are definitely hurting up front without John Collins. They had no one to stop Bulls bigs or the penetration of the Bulls guards. Tomas Satoransky led the way with 27pts/8asts/7rbs. Lauri Markkanen added 17pts/4asts/5rbs and Kris Dunn came off the bench to the tune of 13pts/3rbs.
The Hawks were just ugly all around. Trae Young disappeared, going 0-8 from deep and finishing with 9pts/3asts/3rbs. Jabari Parker led the way with 18pts/5rbs.
Toronto Raptors beat Sacramento Kings 124-120
The Raptors got an all around effort from their team to put away the Kings. All five starters finished in double-digits and Ibaka came off the bench to the tune of 21pts/6rbs. Kyle Lowry led the way with 24pts/6asts and Pascal Siakam added 23pts/5asts/13rbs.
For the Kings, Harrison Barnes led the way with 26pts/4asts/4rbs. Bogdan Bogdanovic added 22pts off the bench and Buddy Hield added 21pts/8rbs.
Memphis Grizzlies beat Minnesota Timberwolves 137-121
Dillon Brooks torched the T-Wolves to the tune of 31pts/4rbs. Ja Morant added 26pts/4asts/4rbs. Brandon Clarke chipped in 18pts/8rbs off the bench and Jonas Valanciunas added 10pts/4asts/14rbs.
For the T-Wolves, Andrew Wiggins led the way with 30pts/6asts. KAT chipped in a 25pt/13rb double-double and Jarrett Culver added 15pts/7asts/5rbs.
Dallas Mavericks beat Orlando Magic 107-106
Luka Doncic. That’s really all there is to say. This Mavericks team goes as far as he will take them, and on Wednesday he took them straight to a W. He led the way with 27pts/7asts/7rbs. Maxi Klieber added 14pts/3rbs off the bench and Tim Hardaway Jr chipped in 13pts/3rbs off the bench.
Aaron Gordon led the way for the Magic. Gordon continues to shoot terribly from deep, but managed to get the rest of his game together for one night to finish with 23pts/4rbs. Nikola Vucevic added 19pts/7asts/11rbs and Jonathan Isaac added 13pts/5asts/10rbs.
Utah Jazz beat Philadelphia Sixers 106-104
The Jazz are now 4-0 at home, with their latest win coming against a strong Philly team. Donovan Mitchell led the way with 24pts/8asts/5rbs. Bojan Bogdanovic added 20pts/5asts/6rbs. Rudy Gobert added 14pts/3asts/16rbs and Joe Ingles came off the bench to the tune of 16pts.
Joel Embiid led the way for the Sixers, finishing with 27pts/3asts/16rbs. Josh Richardson added 24pts/4asts/4rbs. The Sixers lost Ben Simmons early due to injury.
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