An exciting eight games cap-off the first week of November as the NBA schedule slowly heads towards its first holiday - Thanksgiving.
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Game of the Night
Despite missing Khris Middleton, the Giannis Antetokounmpo-led Bucks put up a strong fight against the in-form Washington Wizards.
In a game with 18 lead changes and seven ties, the Wizards were led by a 30-piece from Bradley Beal.
The Bucks, who will be visiting the White House the next day, were led the reigning Finals MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo - 29 points, 18 rebounds, five assists and three steals.
Highlight of the Night
An underrated play from the games that didn't get as much air time.
Beal, not one you would associate with the best handles in the league, dropped Jrue Holiday, one of the best on-ball defensive guards in the league, with a behind-the-back dribble. He then avoided Giannis Antetokounmpo - one of the best help defenders in the league - only to be denied by Bobby Portis.
Which was the best... Beal's handles, the Portis block or Beal's reaction? 😂- NBA (@NBA) November 7, 2021
Watch @WashWizards and @Bucks on NBA League Pass now: https://t.co/V0kkYEEIkG pic.twitter.com/VqizVR34Jm
Great basketball all-round.
Performance of the Night
With eight games to choose from, it was difficult to pick just one. So, I've got two performances of the night.
First off, Cole Anthony, the 21-year-old second-year guard came up clutch for the Orlando Magic. Finishing with a game-high 33 points, 10 of which he scored in the fourth quarter including six in the final two minutes of the game, he helped Orlando stun the Utah Jazz, the team with the best record in the league.
Clutch Cole 😤@The_ColeAnthony drops a season-high 33 PTS and knocks down some crucial late buckets in the @OrlandoMagic's comeback win! pic.twitter.com/m4l602NA0p- NBA (@NBA) November 8, 2021
Staying on the East Coast, we got to give Ricky Rubio his spotlight. The Spanish veteran guard erupted for 37 points on a ridiculous 8-of-9 shooting from beyond the arc while also dishing out 10 assists in the team's 126-109 victory at Madison Square Garden.
A new career-high 37 PTS for Ricky Rubio on his 8th triple of the night 🙌@cavs with the lead late on NBA League Pass: https://t.co/V0kkYEEIkG pic.twitter.com/3WaqBrVhRz- NBA (@NBA) November 8, 2021
Top Fantasy Performers
Kevin Durant (BKN): 31 PTS, 7 REBS, 7 ASTS
James Harden (BKN): 28 PTS, 10 REBS, 8 ASTS
Ricky Rubio (CLE): 37 PTS, 10 ASTS, 3 REBS, 1 STL
Cole Anthony (ORL): 33 PTS, 3 REBS, 3 STLS, 2 ASTS, 2 BLKS
Rudy Gobert (UTA): 15 PTS, 21 REBS, 4 BLKS, 3 STLS
Giannis Antetokounmpo (MIL): 29 PTS, 18 REBS, 5 ASTS, 3 STLS
Bradley Beal (WAS): 30 PTS, 8 ASTS, 5 REBS
Myles Turner (IND): 12 PTS, 15 REBS, 5 BLKS, 3 ASTS
Brooklyn Nets 116, Toronto Raptors 103
Cleveland Cavaliers 126, New York Knicks 109
Orlando Magic 107, Utah Jazz 100
Washington Wizards 101, Milwaukee Bucks 94
Indiana Pacers 94, Sacramento Kings 91
Oklahoma City Thunder 99, San Antonio Spurs 94
Golden State Warriors 120, Houston Rockets 107
LA Clippers 120, Charlotte Hornets 106
NBA schedule: Nov. 8, 2021
New York Knicks vs. Philadelphia 76ers
Brooklyn Nets vs. Chicago Bulls
Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Memphis Grizzlies
New Orleans Pelicans vs. Dallas Mavericks
Miami Heat vs. Denver Nuggets
Atlanta Hawks vs. Golden State Warriors
Phoenix Suns vs. Sacramento Kings
Charlotta Hornets vs. Los Angeles Lakers
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