There was only five games on in the Association tonight but there was plenty of action to keep hoops fans entertained with the Miami Heat, Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Lakers and Philadelphia 76ers all on the slate.
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In case you missed the action from tonight's games here's a recap with the top performers, best game, top highlight and the final scores.
Game of the Night
The upstart Thunder came back from 19 points down to beat the Lakers for the second time already this season, 107-104.
Led by Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, the upstart Thunder came back to defeat the Lakers for the second time this season. SGA finished with 28 points, including a clutch 3-pointer late in the fourth from the logo that gave the Thunder a six-point lead with just over a minute to play.
Teammate Kenrich Williams said post-game: "I wasn't ready for that shot, for him to shoot that. Anybody else, I would have said something, but for Shai I'm cool with that."
Australian Josh Giddey had a quiet night scoring, finishing with five points, adding eight rebounds and eight assists.
BIG. TIME. BUCKET.- NBA (@NBA) November 5, 2021
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander with a LOGO triple to extend the @okcthunder lead late in Q4 on NBA League Pass!
Tune in for the final minute of action now: https://t.co/V0kkYEEIkG pic.twitter.com/cMUj27aQ3S
The Lakers Carmelo Anthony once again continued his excellent shooting streak, finishing the game with 21 points (5-for-10 from distance). Russell Westbrook had a chance to send the game into overtime at the buzzer but missed his attempt.
Highlight of the Night
Who else can watch Trae Young highlights all day?
Trae Young serves it up off the glass for the Clint Capela throwdown 😤@ATLHawks and Jazz go back and forth in Atlanta... Watch Q2 action on NBA League Pass here: https://t.co/V0kkYEEIkG pic.twitter.com/TowKBTYjUo- NBA (@NBA) November 5, 2021
Young threw this sweet assist off the backboard to Clint Capela which was, unfortunately, the highlight of the night for the Hawks as they lost to the Jazz. Young finished with 21 points and seven assists.
Performance of the Night
Jordan Clarkson had one of these coming.
Struggling to start the season, Clarkson exploded against the Atlanta Hawks to lift the Jazz to a big road win that improves the team to a league-best 7-1 record.
Clarkson was scorching, pouring in 30 points on 10-for-19 shooting while also adding four rebounds and three assists.
25 of the 30 came in the second half in a slump-busting outburst for last year's Sixth Man of the Year.
📹| A 𝐜𝐥𝐚𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐜 JC performance tonight in ATL ⤵️#TakeNote | @ZionsBank pic.twitter.com/HbXU1LrWtp- Utah Jazz (@utahjazz) November 5, 2021
Top Fantasy Performers
Jerami Grant (DET) - 27 PTS, 6 REB, 4 AST, 1 STL, 1 BLK
Jordan Clarkson (UTA) - 30 PTS, 4 REB, 3 AST
Anthony Davis (LAL) - 29 PTS, 18 REB, 5 AST, 2 BLK
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (OKC) - 28 PTS, 6 AST, 3 REB
Devin Booker (PHX) - 27 PTS, 9 REB, 5 AST
Kevin Porter Jr (HOU) - 20 PTS, 6 REB, 3 AST
Jaylen Brown (BOS) - 17 PTS, 5 REB, 5 AST
Jimmy Butler (MIA) - 20 PTS, 4 REB, 2 AST
Joel Embiid (PHI) - 19 PTS, 9 REB, 3 AST
Philadelphia 76ers 109, Detroit Pistons 98
Utah Jazz 116, Atlanta Hawks 98
Boston Celtics 95, Miami Heat 75
Houston Rockets 111, Phoenix Suns 123
Oklahoma City Thunder 107, Los Angeles Lakers 104
NBA schedule: Nov. 5, 2021
Brooklyn Nets vs. Detroit Pistons
San Antonio Spurs vs. Orlando Magic
Memphis Grizzlies vs. Washington Wizards
Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Toronto Raptors
New York Knicks vs. Milwaukee Bucks
LA Clippers vs. Minnesota Timberwolves
New Orleans Pelicans vs. Golden State Warriors
Indiana Pacers vs. Portland Trail Blazers
Charlotte Hornets vs. Sacramento Kings
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