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Thursday, October 24 - NBA scores, updates, news, stats and highlights

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PJ Washington, Kyrie Irving and Andre Drummond (NBAE/Getty Images)

Thursday's slate featured 11 games with opening night for 22 different teams across the NBA.

We've had you covered with live scores, stats, news, highlights and instant analysis.

Hornets 126, Bulls 125

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Charlotte Hornets rookie PJ Washington tied an NBA record with five triples in his debut… in the first half. The 21-year-old looks to have a bright future ahead. Washington finished with a team-high 27 points, going 7-for-11 from behind the arc.

The Hornets would sink a franchise-record 23 triples en route to their first win of the season.

Pistons 119, Pacers 110

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A MONSTER night from centre Andre Drummond set the tone as Detroit earned a nine-point road win to open the season.

Drummond finished with 32 points (on 12-18 shooting), 23 rebounds (7 offensive), as well as 4 blocks and 3 steals to help his team make up for the absence of All-NBA forward Blake Griffin.

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Magic 94, Cavaliers 85

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Former No.1 overall pick Markelle Fultz put his stamp on this one in his Orlando Magic debut. The reserve guard finished with 12 points (on 6-12 shooting), 6 assists and 2 steals.

The Magic were led by All-Star cente Nikola Vucevic, who finished with 21 points and 9 rebounds in 34 minutes of action.

76ers 107, Celtics 93

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All-Star point guard Ben Simmons set the tone for the Sixers with 24 points, 9 rebounds and 8 assists as they opened the season with a statement victory over their rival Boston Celtics.

Facing his former team, Al Horford finished the game with 16 points, 3 assists and 2 rebounds.

Heat 120, Grizzlies 101

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Derrick Jones Jr. puts in a nominee for dunk of the year… on Opening Night!

Timberwolves 127, Nets 126

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How did Kyrie Irving do in his Nets debut? In a losing effort, the six-time All-Star set an NBA record for points in a debut with a new team as he erupted for 50 points.

Mavericks 108, Wizards 100

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Welcome back, KP.

It's been over 600 days since we've last seen Kristaps Porzingis in a regular season game and he gets on the board in style.

Spurs 120, Knicks 111

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R.J. Barrett's debut did not disappoint as the rookie went for 21 points, five rebounds, two assists and two steals but the Knicks couldn't close the deal, falling to the Spurs on the road.

Jazz 100, Thunder 95

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The Thunder had the Jazz on the ropes but Donovan Mitchell would not let his team go home on opening night without a win. The star guard had 32 points and 14 rebounds to get Utah started off with a win.

Nuggets 108, Trail Blazers 100

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In limited playing time due to foul trouble, Nikola Jokic still found a way to lead his Nuggets to a tough road victory behind 20 points, 13 rebounds and two assists.

Suns 124, Kings 95

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Kelly Oubre showed out in his first game of the new season and this dunk was just vicious. The Suns stunned the Kings with a 29-point blowout to get their season started right.

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