Hornets manages to get past Indiana Pacers after great overtime win by 2 points (122-120). Hornets were considered favorites for 1st pick before the season start, but as of right now, they are looking very solid, while Indiana on the other hand has been slightly disappointing and is yet to show their talent. DeVonte Graham had 35 points of the bench for the Hornets, Terry Rozier helped with 22. At Pacers, TJ Warren (33 pts) and Malcolm Brogdon(31 pts) had great scoring games, but they couldn’t get a win.
A little bit over two years ago, Gordon Hayward broke his leg in Cleveland, and after last season, it looked like he would never return to star level. But, Hayward thinked otherwise, and this season could easily be his redemption year. He had 39 points on 17/21 shooting, and ridiculous 16/16 shooting for 2 points, and all of that at a place where it looked like his career is over. He carried Celtics to the victory over the Cavs (119-113). At Cavs, Sexton was solid with 21 points, and Tristan Thompson finished with a double double (19 pts, 13 rebs).
Atlanta Hawks pulled of a slight upset vs San Antonio Spurs (108-100). Hawks played without suspended John Collins, but Trae Young came back in style. He had 29 points and 13 assists on their way to victory. DeRozan was best at Spurs with 22 points.
Lakers got their sixth straight win, as they came back from 19 point deficit and won against Chicago Bulls 112-118. Zach Lavine had a great night with 26 points, rookie Coby White was excellent with 18 points, but LeBron got his 3rd straight triple-double and with help of bench players managed to come back and win the game.
OKC Thunder worked their magic against Orlando and won 102-94. MIP candidate Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is playing extremely well this season, as he had 24 points. Chris Paul had 20 points and 6 assists. At Magic, Gordon stood out with 15 points.
Both Nuggets and Heat started off the season on fire, but only one team could win in their matchup, and it was Denver. Jamal Murray had 21 points, while Nikola Jokic is struggling at the start of this season, as he had only 9 points today. At Heat, Jimmy Butler had 16 points, but youngsters didn’t show up as they had during first 6 games.