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Sensational Saturday: Game-winners, Career-highs, 50+ point games and an OT thriller headline entertaining 11-game slate

What an entertaining way to begin the weekend!

The NBA's 11-game slate on Saturday included almost everything - game-winners, 50-point games, career-highs, and an overtime contest.

Here's a quick short recap of the best from this morning:

Bogi & Joker sink game-winners

In his eight games for his new team, Bojan Bogdanovic has been impressive for the Jazz with a scoring average of 21.8 on a near 50-40-90 shooting.

He proved his worth once again, sinking a corner three to ice the game for the Jazz against the reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks

Not very far from Salt Lake City, Nikola Jokic capped off a crazy comeback by the young Nuggets with a game-winner of his own:

50-point games

It's not that often that you see 50-point games in the league, let alone two on a single gameday.

What's more even more unique about the 50+ point games on Saturday is that both came in a loss.

Note: 52 for Russell and 60 for Lillard were both career-highs.

Reigning MIP keeps improving

With the departure of Kawhi Leonard, there was plenty of room for Pascal Siakam, the reigning Most Improved Player of the year, to take yet another leap and so far this season, he's on track to do exactly that.

His 44 points, a career-high, helped a wounded Raptors ride their 44-point second quarter to an 18-point win. His double-double of 44 points and 10 rebounds put him alongside the franchise's greats:

Records keep tumbling for the King

In a low-scoring affair against the Miami Heat, LeBron James couldn't extend his streak of triple-doubles to four but that didn't stop from the King from reaching yet another milestone.

Knicks stun Mavs despite Luka heroics

The Knicks stunned the Mavericks, in the first of two contests against their former player Kristaps Porzingis, despite yet another 30-point triple-double from the reigning Rookie of the Year Luka Doncic.

Doncic scored a career-high 38 while grabbing 14 rebounds and dishing out 10 assists in the loss:

Kings prevail but Young shines

After starting the season 0-5, the Sacramento Kings have won three of their last four games including their most recent contest in Atlanta.

Despite the loss, Trae Young's great game was one for the franchise's history books:

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