The Philadelphia 76ers began Saturday's eight-game slate with a 109-99 victory over the Detroit Pistons thanks to Joel Embiid's 39 points and 17 rebounds. Embiid continued his impressive day by Andre Drummond on Twitter after the game.
The fun action continued with Victor Oladipo hitting a last-second game-winner to lift the Pacers over the Celtics, and Trae Young continuing his strong rookie season with another big game. Later on, the Spurs improved on their strong start to the season by scoring a decisive victory over the Pelicans.
To finish off the slate, the Nuggets ran away from the Jazz in the fourth quarter, while LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers picked up an impressive win over the Trail Blazers -- though they needed to hang on in the final few minutes to see things out.
Here's all you need to know for Saturday's action.
NBA Scores for Saturday, Nov. 3
- 76ers 109, Pistons 99 (Box Score)
- Hornets 126, Cavaliers 94 (Box Score)
- Pacers 102, Celtics 101 (Box Score)
- Hawks 123, Heat 118 (Box Score)
- Rockets 96, Bulls 88 (Box Score)
- Spurs 109, Pelicans 95 (Box Score)
- Nuggets 103, Jazz 88 (Box Score)
- Lakers 114, Trail Blazers 110 (Box Score)
We'll keep you updated with key highlights and updates throughout all the Saturday action.
Oladipo stuns Celtics with last-second 3 after dueling with Irving
The Pacers and Celtics continued their trend of playing each other down to the wire on Saturday night. Each team built sizeable leads at various points in the night, but in the end, it came down to a fourth quarter duel between Victor Oladipo and Kyrie Irving. Oladipo scored 10 points in the final frame, while Irving put in nine, as they each hit clutch shots down the stretch. But it was the Pacers star who had the last laugh, as he rained home a to stun the Celtics and get the Pacers an impressive win.
Embiid goes off vs. Pistons, trolls Drummond
Joel Embiid had himself a day against Andre Drummond and the Pistons. Not even a minute into the game, he went right past Drummond for a big slam, then stared his nemesis down. By the time the final buzzer sounded, Embiid had poured in 39 points and pulled down 17 rebounds.
After the game, Embiidwith Drummond, calling the Pistons big man a "bum" on Twitter.
Young continues to shine in rookie season
"Ice" Trae Young is off to an impressive start in his rookie campaign, and he continued that trend in the Hawks' win over the Heat. Young went for 24 points on an efficient 9-of-19 from the field and dished out 15 assists -- a career high.
Jokic hands out 16 assists in Nuggets' win
The Denver Nuggets moved to 8-1 on the season, as they continue to shine. Leading the way as per usual, was Nikola Jokic, who finished with a typically bizarre line of seven points, 10 rebounds and 16 assists.
Tatum flies high for the putback slam, Hayward matches him
The Celtics' youngster got the highlight reel started early on Saturday night with a nice high-flying putback slam in the first quarter against the Pacers. A short time later, Gordon Hayward showed off his hops with a nice alley-oop of his own.
McGee's backwards layup seals win for Lakers
JaVale McGee has impressed in his first few weeks with the Lakers, and he came up big late in their win over the Trail Blazers. With the Lakers clinging to a late lead, he caught a pass from LeBron James and flipped in a shot backwards over his head to seal the win.
Harden shows off his passing skills
James Harden has become a fantastic playmaker over the past few seasons, and he showed off those skills against the Bulls. First, he found Gerald Green out on the fastbreak for a nice alley-oop. Later on, he threw an even more impressive pass when he went behind his back to young big man Isaiah Hartenstein.
Lakers get it done on both ends
The Lakers looked impressive in Portland, thanks to a number of plays like this. First, Kyle Kuzma got a nice block at the rim, allowing his squad to get out in transition, and Josh Hart finished the sequence off with a triple.
Stephenson ends first quarter in style
Lance Stephenson loves to dance around with the dribble, and he used that tactic effectively at the end of the first quarter vs. the Trail Blazers. After showing off a few moves, he drained a 3-pointer to beat the buzzer.
Parker turns back the clock
It's still a bit strange to see Tony Parker in a Hornets jersey, but on this drive he looked more like his old Spurs self. Driving past the rookie Collin Sexton, Parker flipped up a nice and-one floater.