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NBA Scores: Best game, highlights, top fantasy performers from Friday, November 5

There were nine games on Friday's slate and while we saw a handful of blowouts, there were a few games that came down to the wire.

We have you covered with the Game of the Night, Highlight of the Night, Performance of the Night, top fantasy performers and final scores from all the action.

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Game of the Night

The Raptors led the Cavaliers for 47 minutes and 55 seconds on Friday night, only to see that lead slip away in the final five seconds as Cleveland completed a comeback win.

Darius Garland, the former No. 5 overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, scored 12 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter to help the Cavaliers erase a 15-point deficit. He had a number of timely buckets, but it was his clutch free throws after attacking the basket with under 10 seconds on the clock that put Cleveland over the edge for the victory.

The Raptors did have 4.8 seconds to try and take back their lead at the buzzer, but an OG Anunoby missed midrange jumper, followed by a Scottie Barnes missed putback sealed their fate, snapping Toronto's five-game win streak.

Highlight of the Night

Jrue Holiday tried to make a hustle play, but it turned into the Highlight of the Night for the Knicks going the other way.

Nerlens Noel intercepts the save attempt, dishes a quick bounce pass to Derrick Rose, followed by an even quicker touch pass to Obi Toppin soaring through the sky.

With the off-hand too... sheesh.

Performance of the Night

Richaun Holmes absolutely dominated the Hornets.

The Kings center turned in just the third 20-20 performance in the NBA this season, going off for 23 points and 20 rebounds to lead his team past Charlotte, 140-110.

His 20 boards marked a career-high, making it the first 20-20 game of his seven-year career.

Top Fantasy Performers

Kevin Durant (BKN) - 29 PTS, 10 REB, 5 AST, 2 3PM, 1 BLK

James Harden (BKN) - 13 PTS, 10 REB, 10 AST, 3 3PM, 2 STL, 1 BLK

Dejounte Murray (SAS) - 20 PTS, 11 REB, 7 AST, 3 STL, 1 BLK

Cole Anthony (ORL) - 21 PTS, 9 REB, 6 AST, 2 STL

Jarrett Allen (CLE) - 16 PTS, 15 REB, 2 STL, 1 BLK

Gary Trent Jr. (TOR) - 17 PTS, 6 STL, 3 3PM

OG Anunoby (TOR) - 23 PTS, 6 REB, 5 AST, 3PM, 1 STL, 1 BLK

Julius Randle (NYK) - 32 PTS, 12 REB, 4 AST, 3 3PM, 2 BLK

Derrick Rose (NYK) - 23 PTS, 8 REB, 4 AST, 2 STL

Paul George (LAC) - 21 PTS, 11 REB, 6 AST, 3 STL, 13-14 FT

Jonas Valanciunas (NOP) - 20 PTS, 15 REB, 4 AST

CJ McCollum (POR) - 27 PTS, 6 AST, 5 REB, 5 3PM

LaMelo Ball (CHA) - 24 PTS, 13 AST, 4 3PM, 3 REB

Richaun Holmes (SAC) - 23 PTS, 20 REB

Final scores

Brooklyn Nets 96, Detroit Pistons 90

San Antonio Spurs 102, Orlando Magic 89

Washington Wizards 115, Memphis Grizzlies 87

Cleveland Cavaliers 102, Toronto Raptors 101

New York Knicks 113, Milwaukee Bucks 98

LA Clippers 104, Minnesota Timberwolves 84

Golden State Warriors 126, New Orleans Pelicans 85

Portland Trail Blazers 110, Indiana Pacers 106

Sacramento Kings 140, Charlotte Hornets 110

NBA schedule: Nov. 6, 2021

Houston Rockets vs. Denver Nuggets

Utah Jazz vs. Miami Heat

Philadelphia 76ers vs. Chicago Bulls

Boston Celtics vs. Dallas Mavericks

Atlanta Hawks vs. Phoenix Suns

Los Angeles Lakers vs. Portland Trail Blazers

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