Friday's schedule featured six games and the league's best teams and talent was 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!
Oklahoma City Thunder at Charlotte Hornets | Denver Nuggets at Cleveland Cavaliers |
Los Angeles Clippers at Philadelphia 76ers | Sacramento Kings at Atlanta Hawks
Milwaukee Bucks at Boston Celtics | New Orleans Pelicans at Portland Trail Blazers
Unbeaten no more
The Milwaukee Bucks travelled to Boston as the only undefeated team remaining in the NBA. The Celtics used a franchise-record 24 three-pointers, just one shy of the NBA record, to hand the Bucks their first loss of the season. After leading by two at the half, the Celtics went on a 12-3 run in the first two minutes of the second half to break the game open.
Boston held a commanding lead for a majority of the second half but Giannis Antetokounmpo wouldn't go down without a fight. He scored 14 of his 33 points in the fourth quarter but any time he got a bucket the Celtics had an answer. 3-point shooting proved to be the difference-maker as the Bucks only converted nine shots from beyond the arc.
Kyrie Irving finished with a team-high 28 points, Al Horford had 18 points, eight assists and five rebounds and Marcus Morris continued to pour it in off the bench with 18 points on five made threes. After a slow 2-2 start, Boston has now won four consecutive games.
Nuggets off to best start in 42 years
Led by 23 points from reserve big man Juancho Hernangomez, the Nuggets improved to 7-1 with a 110-91 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Five other players (Paul Millsap, Gary Harris, Trey Lyles, Mason Plumlee, Jamal Murray) scored in double-figures for the Nuggets in the win.
Denver is off to its best start in 42 years - the 1976-77 Nuggets began the season 8-1 and finished with a 50-32 mark. This year's team will look to match that record start when it hosts the Utah Jazz tomorrow at the Pepsi Center.
Second-year guard De'Aaron Fox's monster triple-double (31 points, 15 assists, 10 rebounds) led the Sacramento Kings to their fifth-straight win - a 146-115 victory over the Atlanta Hawks.
It was a complete team effort from the up-and-coming Kings, who saw third-year guard Buddy Hield score 27 points (on 10-for-17 shooting), free agency acquisition Nemanja Bjelica finish with 19 points (on 7-for-11 shooting) while rookie Marvin Bagley III added 18 points (on 7-for-10) shooting.
Sacramento's 6-3 start is the team's best start through nine games since the 2002-03 season, where the team went on to win 59 games. The Kings look to make it six in a row when they travel to Milwaukee to close out their road trip against Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks.
Giannis Antetokounmpo - 33 points (13-22 FG), 11 rebounds, three steals, two assists
Joel Embiid - 41 points (16-32 FG), 13 rebounds, four blocks, one assist
De'Aaron Fox - 31 points (9-13 FG, 3-4 3PT, 10-11 FT), 15 assists, 10 rebounds, one steal
Kyrie Irving - 28 points (10-20 FG, 6-12 3FG), seven assists, three rebounds, two blocks, one steal
Russell Westbrook - 29 points (12-24 FG), 10 assists, eight rebounds, three steals
What did the rim ever do to you Russ?
BRUTAL @russwest44 🔥- OKC THUNDER (@okcthunder) November 1, 2018
Had to include 3 angles of this one. @FOXSportsOK pic.twitter.com/bXYzOxEFUW
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander with the hesi, blow by and two handed slam!
Sheesh, @shaiglalex. pic.twitter.com/Y0ZPc54Vax- LA Clippers (@LAClippers) November 1, 2018
Look out below! Miles Bridges with a monster dunk in the lane.
Miles Bridges with the EMPHATIC SLAM! 👀🔥#NBARooks #Hornets30 pic.twitter.com/oEhPNxJQCz- NBA (@NBA) November 1, 2018
Shammgod in the lane through traffic?!
Russell Westbrook getting it done! 🔥🔥🔥#ThunderUp pic.twitter.com/DbjwJGA5E8- NBA (@NBA) November 2, 2018
We can thank slow motion for this Marvin Bagley euro-step.
Euro 💧 pic.twitter.com/2ivpL84ij6- Sacramento Kings (@SacramentoKings) November 2, 2018
This is a tough play for just about every human that isn't Giannis Antetokounmpo. For him, this looks easy.
The Greek Freak Spin Cycle SLAM!! #FearTheDeer pic.twitter.com/Fl5sdGgAVA- Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) November 2, 2018
Kyrie has the ball on a string.
This guy is pretty good. pic.twitter.com/bHT8rSd2sY- Boston Celtics (@celtics) November 2, 2018
Nik Stauskas rising up!
WE SEE YA WITH THE BOUNCE, NIK! 🥫 pic.twitter.com/9EBlCKPeD8- Trail Blazers (@trailblazers) November 2, 2018
You reach I teach, a saying as old as time.
Jrue Holiday play-making off the dribble! 😮#DoItBig @NBAonTNT pic.twitter.com/qykBfkiuUA- NBA (@NBA) November 2, 2018