An entertaining 10-game slate on Wednesday slate provided plenty of action. Here's the best of it all with the best game, top highlight and most notable performances from the slate.
Game of the Night
The 0-4 Oklahoma City Thunder were down by 26 points in the second quarter against a Los Angeles Lakers squad without LeBron James.
Then, in the second half, the young team outscored the most experienced team in the league 67-43 to secure their first victory of the season.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander finished with 27 points, nine rebounds and five assists while rookie Josh Giddey recorded 18 points and 10 assists, making him the third-youngest player ever to record double-digit assists.
Highlight of the Night
With just 1.4 seconds on the clock, Harrison Barnes catches and knocks down the game-winning three at the buzzer in Phoenix.
This isn't the first time we've seen Harrison Barnes knock down a #TissotBuzzerBeater.- NBA (@NBA) October 28, 2021
Or the second.
Look back at the THREE turning, fading, game-winning triples of @hbarnes' career thus far! pic.twitter.com/8OKR5Bxu76
Performance of the Night
Plenty of good ones to choose from but the reigning Finals MVP - Giannis Antetokounmpo - was the pick of the top performers on Wednesday night.
He recorded his second career game with at least 40 points, 15 rebounds and five assists, while the rest of the NBA has only combined for two such games in the last 40 seasons.
Giannis dropped 40 in front of a home crowd.- Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) October 28, 2021
40 PTS | 16 REB | 7 AST | 3 BLK pic.twitter.com/k7TStS7Jql
Despite the dominant showcase, Antetokounmpo didn't receive enough support from his teammates and couldn't stop the team from losing to the Minnesota Timberwolves, who had three players scoring at least 25 in Anthony Edwards, Karl-Anthony Towns and D'Angelo Russell.
Fantasy Basketball lines of the Night
Jimmy Butler (MIA): 17 PTS, 14 REBS, 7 ASTS, 4 STLS, 1 BLK
Scottie Barnes (TOR): 18 PTS, 7 REBS, 7 ASTS, 2 BLKS
Fred VanVleet (TOR): 26 PTS, 10 REBS, 6 ASTS
Giannis Antetokounmpo (MIL): 40 PTS, 16 REBS, 7 ASTS, 3 BLKS
Karl-Anthony Towns (MIN): 25 PTS, 5 ASTS, 3 REBS, 3 BLKS
Russell Westbrook (LAL): 20 PTS, 14 REBS, 13 ASTS
Devin Booker (PHX): 31 PTS, 8 ASTS, 6 REBS, 1 STL
Charlotte Hornets 120, Orlando Magic 111
Washington Wizards 116, Boston Celtics 107
Miami Heat 106, Brooklyn Nets 93
Toronto Raptors 118, Indiana Pacers 100
Atlanta Hawks 102, New Orleans Pelicans 99
Minnesota Timberwolves 113, Milwaukee Bucks 108
Oklahoma City Thunder 123, Los Angeles Lakers 115
Sacramento Kings 110, Phoenix Suns 107
Portland Trail Blazers 116, Memphis Grizzlies 96
Cleveland Cavaliers 92, LA Clippers 79
NBA Schedule (ET): Thursday, Oct. 28, 2022
Detroit Pistons at Philadelphia 76ers
Atlanta Hawks at Washington Wizards
New York Knicks at Chicago Bulls
Utah Jazz at Houston Rockets
San Antonio Spurs at Dallas Mavericks
Memphis Grizzlies at Golden State Warriors
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