With eight games on deck this Wednesday, we've got plenty of NBA action to cover.
From stat sheet-stuffing performances to highlight reel plays, there was no shortage of excitement. If you missed any of the day's action, catch up right here!
Charlotte Hornets 125-113 Miami Heat | Cleveland Cavaliers 136-114 Atlanta Hawks
Sacramento Kings 107-99 Orlando Magic | Boston Celtics 108-105 Detroit Pistons
Toronto Raptors 129-112 Philadelphia 76ers | Portland Trail Blazers 105-85 Houston Rockets
Memphis Grizzlies 107-95 Washington Wizards | Oklahoma City Thunder 128-100 Los Angeles Clippers
New haircut, who dis?
Kyrie Irving emerged at the TD Garden minus the afro and went straight back to being Uncle Drew, with his best game of the young season.
Irving finished with 31 points on 10-of-16 shooting, including 4-of-7 from three, adding five assists and five rebounds.
Kyrie dumped his new headband/haircut look in less than 2 weeks and immediately turned into Kyrie again. It's the Haircut of the Year right now.- Bill Simmons (@BillSimmons) October 31, 2018
We're used to seeing Irving come up big late in games and while he had 13 points in the fourth, he also came up with a huge play on the other side of the ball, gaining possession after Marcus Smart intercepted Blake Griffin's inbounds pass with 7.3 seconds remaining and Boston in front 105-102.
Irving was fouled and buried the free throws to ice the game.
Pistons looking to send the game to OT but Blake Griffin and Ish Smith botch the inbound play 😬- 🇨🇦Cornelius Chapman🏀 (@DFSBBallGuy) October 31, 2018
Celtics win 108-105 #NBA pic.twitter.com/lUF6C4mjLf
OKC's monster third quarter
Oklahoma City trailed 67-54 at half-time against the Clippers, but whatever coach Billy Donovan said to them in the locker room worked a treat as they exploded on a 20-0 run to open the third quarter.
You read that right - 20-0!!!! They went on to win the quarter 39-10 to completely tip the game on its head.
OKC went on a 20-0 run. 👀 pic.twitter.com/NlZsHGoNLZ- House of Highlights (@HoHighlights) October 31, 2018
Russell Westbrook finished with 32 points, eight assists and four rebounds, while Paul George added 32 points and 12 rebounds. Big man Steven Adams finished with an 18-point, 12-rebound double-double.
The entire roster seemed possessed by Westbrook's spirit as they chased down loose balls, pressed on defence and got out in transition at warp speed. They had 16 steals on the night and forced 24 turnovers, which they turned into 38 points.
Rockets fail to launch ... again
Six games in and the Houston Rockets are 1-5 and bottom of the Western Conference.
It's obviously still early and they have had their share of hurdles, from Chris Paul's suspension to James Harden's injury, but the early signs in Houston raise more questions than answers.
Against the Blazers today, they couldn't buy a bucket, shooting 32% from the field (31-of-96) and 23% from the three-point line (10-of-43).
The Rockets scored 85 points tonight, their fewest in a home game under Mike D'Antoni. Houston is 0-4 at home after finishing tied for the best home record in the league last season (34-7). pic.twitter.com/DctW4IWMxK- ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) October 31, 2018
The Trail Blazers led by as many as 28 points in the third quarter, with Houston visibly missing the offensive punch of Harden. Chris Paul, Carmelo Anthony and Eric Gordon combined to shoot 12-of-49 in a game to forget.
Who brought the time machine?
Tony Parker and Dwyane Wade had us feeling like it was 2009, with both veterans leading their teams in scoring.
Parker finished with 24 points and 11 assists in 25 minutes, while Wade led the Heat with 19 points and four assists in 24 minutes of action.
Old timers night in Charlotte with Dwyane Wade and Tony Parker each leading their respective teams outright in scoring.- Micah Adams (@MicahAdams13) October 31, 2018
This is the 34th time they've played but just the 3rd of those in which they each finished as their team's outright leading scorer.
Kawhi Leonard - 31 points (10-of-19 FG), seven rebounds, four assists, four steals
Joel Embiid - 31 points (11-of-21 FG), 11 rebounds, four assists
Tony Parker - 24 points (8-of-15 FG), 11 assists in 25 minutes
Buddy Hield - 25 points (9-of-15 FG), 11 rebounds
Blake Griffin - 24 points (8-of-17 FG), 15 rebounds
Paul George - 32 points (9-of-18 FG), 12 rebounds, four assists
Russell Westbrook - 32 points (13-of-25 FG), eight assists
Joel Embiid taking out his anger on the Toronto rims. Sheesh.
EMBIID ROCKS THE RIM! 😤💥#HereTheyCome pic.twitter.com/ccCxtisIAg- NBA TV (@NBATV) October 31, 2018
How did Reggie Jackson get this to go?!?!?!
.@Reggie_Jackson threw this shot from his hip! 😱😅#PistonsNow pic.twitter.com/7tspddFPH9- NBA TV (@NBATV) October 31, 2018
Bam Adebayo rocks the rim with the reverse finish!
Wade finds Adebayo for the reverse flush! pic.twitter.com/h0WXLXVdIK- NBA Australia (@NBA_AU) October 31, 2018
Uncle Drew is BACK!
📂 Defense- Boston Celtics (@celtics) October 30, 2018
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Rodney Hood catches Alex Len at the rim.
Rodney Hood with the POSTER #BeTheFight pic.twitter.com/3TKjzyXO6N- NBA Australia (@NBA_AU) October 31, 2018
The steal leads to the SLAM for Hamidou Diallo.
BUNNIES! 🐰⬆️#ThunderUp pic.twitter.com/wlb8gtG2yK- NBA TV (@NBATV) October 31, 2018
Kawhi Leonard with the spin move on Markelle Fultz.
Kawhi with the nice spin move. 🔄#WeTheNorth pic.twitter.com/8asEQ9wFDN- NBA TV (@NBATV) October 31, 2018
Great to see Gordon Hayward back and throwing it down.
Gordon Hayward curls off the screen for the JAM! #CUsRise- NBA (@NBA) October 30, 2018
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