Rockets 114 (4-3), Wizards 106 (1-5)
Harden keeps cooking. The Beard is off to an unbelievable start this season, and the trend continued against Washington to the tune of 32 points, 15 assists, and 6 rebounds. It was Harden’s fourth 30/15 game in just seven outings. For the Wiz, John Wall tallied 8 dimes – enough to make him the all-time franchise leader in assists. Congrats John!
Jazz 109 (5-3), 76ers 84 (0-6)
Gordon Hayward is definitely back. After dropping 28 in his season debut yesterday, Gordon had 20, 7 boards, and 5 assists tonight. Derrick Favors chipped in with a double-double (16 points, 14 rebounds). Despite the blow out, we did get some highlights from Embiid and Big Jah:
Trust the process.
Hornets 122 (5-1), Pacers 100 (3-4)
Charlotte had this one in control from start to finish, as they scored a franchise record 75 points in the first half alone. Kemba led the way with 24 and 10 assists, none sweeter than this no-look behind-the-backer:
CJ Miles scored 23 for the Pacers off the bench. PG had a season low 10 points on 4/12 shooting.
Don’t look now but the Hornets are off to their best start in franchise history.
Thunder 97 (6-1), Heat 85 (2-4)
The Thunder used a 20-0 run in the third to propel them to a 97-85 victory over Miami. Enes Kanter posted 24 points and 10 rebounds in just 21 minutes of action. Russ had 14 points, 11 assists, and 5 boards. The Heat were led by James Johnson, who had 18.
Bulls 112 (4-3), Magic 80 (3-4)
It was a collective effort tonight for Chicago, with five players scoring in double figures. Jimmy Butler put up 20, 7 assists, and 6 boards. Orlando struggled to find offense against a solid Bulls D, being held to just 28 points on 23% shooting in the second half.
Clippers 114 (6-1), Pistons 82 (4-3)
This one was never close. The Clippers had an 18-point lead at the end of the first, and it only seemed to grow from there. CP3 had 24 points and 8 assists, while Blake came one dime shy of a triple-double (13 points, 10 boards, 9 assists). Check out the big fella’s handles:
Drummond posted 15 and 12 rebounds for Detroit.
Warriors 116 (5-2), Pelicans 106 (0-7)
How do you follow up an 0-10 game from behind the arc? If you’re Stephen Curry, you do so by breaking the NBA record for most threes in a single game with 13. The Chef had one of the most impressive performances of his career tonight, dropping 46 points on 16/26 from the field and 13/17 from deep. Some of the shots he was hitting were just ridiculous:
Somehow, New Orleans hung tough till the very end, when Curry buried them with a few more treys. Anthony Davis continued to ball, putting up 33 points and 13 boards of his own.
But there’s no doubt, it was the Chef’s night.