Day 9 of the NBA preseason was a busy one with seven games on the card.
If you missed any of the action, we've got you covered with all the best plays, scores, stats and storylines from each game.
Miles Bridges (CHA): 22 PTS, 10 REB, 6 AST
Kevin Durant (BKN): 23 PTS, 7 REB, 9-13 FG
Furkan Korkmaz (PHI): 27 PTS, 3 REB, 4 AST
Ja Morant (MEM): 24 PTS, 2 REB, 5 AST
Rudy Gobert (UTA): 19 PTS, 19 REB, 2 BLK
Anfernee Simons (POR): 24 PTS, 2 REB, 1 AST
D'Angelo Russell (MIN): 19 PTS, 7 REB, 9 AST
Heat and Hornets play out preseason thriller
On a night of blowouts, the ending to Miami and Charlotte provided some rare preseason desperation.
Bodies were flying all over the floor as both teams attempted to secure the loose ball. Eventually Miami came up with it, as Javonte Smart drove to the basket and finished through contact. Smart would make the lone free-throw, giving Miami the 104-103 lead.
A WILD finish in Miami as the @MiamiHEAT hustle and hang on for the #NBAPreseason win! pic.twitter.com/TlAsAKdFU7- NBA (@NBA) October 12, 2021
It was an impressive rally late by the Heat, who rattled of a 13-0 run across the final 3:37 of play to steal the win.
Bam Adebayo top scored with 18 points in 26 minutes, while Kyle Lowry chipped in with 15 points and five assists.
Korkmaz takes down Nets
The Philadelphia 76ers defeated the Brooklyn Nets at home behind a huge night from sharpshoot Furkan Korkmaz.
Korkmaz led all scorers with 27 points, finishing 11-for-19 from the floor. Sixers superstar Joel Embiid played only eight minutes, although head coach Doc Rivers didn't allude to any health concerns in the postgame.
"I just didn't like the game. That was enough. He looked great," Rivers said.
Embiid did score 14 points in those eight minutes, which would appear to back up Rivers' point.
For Brooklyn, Kevin Durant and James Harden continued to ramp up with each topping 25 minutes. Durant finished with 23 points, while Harden added 21.
Wolves maintain undefeated preseason
Minnesota had no troubles handling the LA Clippers, running away with a 128-100 win on the road.
The Clippers were without Paul George, Reggie Jackson and Marcus Morris Sr. for the contest, while the Wolves were largely at full strength.
Karl-Anthony Towns (17 points), Anthony Edwards (17 points) and D'Angelo Russell (19 points) all contributed in the win.
LA would be encouraged by the play of Luke Kennard, with the guard struggling to crack the rotation last season. Kennard led all scores for the Clippers with 18 points on 4-for-9 shooting from long range.
Sacramento Kings rookie Davion Mitchell turned heads at Summer League and has continued his strong play into the preseason.
Mitchell dropped 20 points on 12 shots, including a 6-for-9 mark from long range.
Who has Mitchell in their sights for Rookie of the Year honours?
👑 20 PTS and 6 3PM 👑- NBA (@NBA) October 12, 2021
Davion Mitchell gets it done from distance to lead the @SacramentoKings to victory! pic.twitter.com/KtOFRUspXm
Joel Embiid is comin' through!
Pump fake ✅- NBA (@NBA) October 12, 2021
Take flight ✈
Joel Embiid rocks the rim on ESPN 2! pic.twitter.com/WdqtnEIgTi
Ja Morant sees five defenders in front of him and blows by them all for the neat finish.
Ja turns on the jets and uses the Euro 🔥- NBA (@NBA) October 12, 2021
💻: https://t.co/V0kkYEEIkG pic.twitter.com/FXB6Ez8khq
Malachi Flynn from halfcourt!!
Malachi Flynn drains the half-court buzzer-beater with @Drake on the call! #NBAPreseason pic.twitter.com/JWBZlpRwth- NBA (@NBA) October 12, 2021
Gobert stuffs the shot inside during his big night.
STIFLED 🚫- NBA (@NBA) October 12, 2021
Rudy Gobert sends it away on NBA LP! pic.twitter.com/7wSxAzuft9
Keon Johnson throws down the one handed stuff.
🤯 KEON JOHNSON 🤯#NBARooks x #NBAPreseason pic.twitter.com/wWTnm9cPNd- NBA (@NBA) October 12, 2021
Houston Rockets 92, Toronto Raptors 107
Charlotte Hornets 103, Miami Heat 104
Brooklyn Nets 104, Philadelphia 76ers 115
Detroit Pistons 92, Memphis Grizzlies 127
New Orleans Pelicans 96, Utah Jazz 127
Sacramento Kings 107, Portland Trail Blazers 93
Minnesota Timberwolves 128, LA Clippers 100
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