Only three games on the slate but there was no shortage of highlights!
Steph Curry explodes, Trae Young and the Hawks make a statement and Miami dominate the Bucks.
Catch up on all the scores, news and highlights from today's action right here.
Game of the Night
There was only one possible choice for game of the night.
Miami dominated Milwaukee and Atlanta cruised by Dallas, leaving a tight battle between the Golden State Warriors and LA Clippers.
We'll have more on Curry a little later in our performance of the night, but the Clippers had to withstand a vintage Steph barrage early, trailing by as many as 19 in the first quarter.
Behind a big night from Paul George, the Clippers worked their way back into the game to lead 93-90 with a quarter to play.
What followed was a thrilling final period, with five lead changes along the way. An Eric Bledsoe lay-up with 1:44 remaining gave the Clippers a 109-108 lead, before Curry hit a go-ahead triple and the Warriors would never look back.
Golden State now improve to 2-0 on the season with wins against both LA teams in the bank.
"You grow to expect the greatness."- NBA (@NBA) October 22, 2021
Draymond Green on Stephen Curry, who scored 45 points in tonight's @warriors win. pic.twitter.com/TdRB9GOm8R
Highlight of the Night
We could have gone with an on court highlight from tonight, and there were plenty to choose from.....but I went with this super cool moment after Curry's big night.
Two of the greatest shooters of all-time…- NBA (@NBA) October 22, 2021
Two of the #NBA75 @StephenCurry30 • @ReggieMillerTNT pic.twitter.com/7MgpX02Hct
Both Steph and Reggie Miller were named to the NBA 75 team and it felt poetic that Miller was on hand to watch the latest Curry classic.
Two of the best shooters to ever do it, celebrating a historic milestone together. Very cool indeed.
Performance of the Night
Stephen Curry was simply outrageous in the first quarter.
Curry detonated on the Clippers for 25 points on 9-for-9 shooting in the opening period.
Steph Curry opens the @warriors season at Chase Center with a 25-point, 9-9 shooting first quarter! 🤯#KiaTipOff21 on TNT pic.twitter.com/ShD4WnUxaM- NBA (@NBA) October 22, 2021
The entire NBA world was fixated on the performance, with LeBron James and Damian Lillard just a couple of the NBA's stars to tweet about the outburst.
Curry cooled off in a big way after the initial onslaught, only managing 3-for-11 shooting over the second and third quarters.
So @StephenCurry30 had a night...- NBA (@NBA) October 22, 2021
💎 Named to #NBA75 before tip
🔥 25 1Q points on 9-9 shooting
🔥 45 in the game
🔥 Go-ahead triple to lift @warriors pic.twitter.com/98JFwH9lsA
Of course, he would respond down the stretch, scoring ten points in the final 4:00 of play, including two makes from beyond the arc to lift the Warriors to a memorable win.
Curry finished with 45 points and 10 rebounds on 16-for-25 from the floor and 8-for-13 from long range.
Just a ridiculous performance.
Fantasy Basketball lines of the night
Just three games to choose from tonight but there were still some nice performances across the slate.
19 PTS, 14 AST, 2 REB
18 PTS, 11 REB, 7 AST
27 PTS, 6 REB, 5 AST
45 PTS, 10 REB, 8-13 3P
29 PTS, 11 REB, 6 AST
NBA Scores: Thursday, Oct. 21, 2022
Dallas Mavericks 87, Atlanta Hawks 113
Milwaukee Bucks 95, Miami Heat 137
LA Clippers 113, Golden State Warriors 115
NBA Schedule: Friday, Oct. 22, 2022
Charlotte Hornets at Cleveland Cavaliers
New York Knicks at Orlando Magic
Indiana Pacers at Washington Wizards
Brooklyn Nets at Philadelphia 76ers
Toronto Raptors at Boston Celtics
New Orleans Pelicans at Chicago Bulls
Oklahoma City Thunder at Houston Rockets
San Antonio Spurs at Denver Nuggets
Phoenix Suns at Los Angeles Lakers
Utah Jazz at Sacramento Kings
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