Zion Williamson and Trae Young faced off in an epic clash of superstars – but the former didn’t end the match with a mystery illness.
Plus, a miracle shot from De’Aaron Fox capped a thrilling overtime clash.
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TRAE’S HAWKS PIP ZION’S PELICANS
Trae Young scored 34 points to lead five Hawks players by double figures in a 124-121 overtime win over the New Orleans Pelicans on Sunday (all-time AEDT).
Young went 14 of 15 from the free throw line and added 10 assists, while Dejounte Murray racked up a triple-double of 22 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists — his first triple-double for the Hawks.
Meanwhile, Zion Williamson and CJ McCollum scored 29 points apiece for the Pelicans, who dropped three overtime decisions in the first three weeks of the season.
Williamson accidentally hit Young’s glasses during the match, which led to a tense confrontation between the two stars. But it was only love after the game as they kissed.
The former Pick 1 left the game in OT with a cramp problem, according to journalist Andrew Lopez. While that shouldn’t be a major issue, given Williamson’s injury, his status could be monitored going forward.
The victory saw Atlanta improve to 6-3 on the season, while New Orleans fell to 5-4.
FOX CAPS OFF INSANE OT THRILLER’S LONG-RANGE BUZZER DRUMMER
De’Aaron Fox hit a miraculous buzzer beater near half the field to lead the Sacramento Kings to a huge overtime road victory over the Orlando Magic 126-123.
Fox scored 28 of his 37 points in the second half and overtime in a dominating display of star guarding, while Orlando’s No. 1 pick Paolo Banchero produced his best game yet with a game-high 33 points and 15 rebounds.
Banchero, 19, shot 14 of 26 from the field and joined LeBron James as the only teenager to record at least 30 points and 15 rebounds in an NBA game.
The Magic had all the control in the first half, including leading 65-47 at the main break before the Kings came back into the game in the third, beating the hosts 36-12 in the period to suddenly look to run away with him.
But the Magic responded to set up the tense final period where the two sides traded buckets, with Fox the hero late in regulation making two free throws and a jumper to send the game into OT.
Sacramento quickly took a 117-111 lead in the extra period as the Magic’s offense dried up outside of Franz Wagner attacking the rim.
Malik Monk drilled a three with less than a minute to go to extend the Kings’ lead to six, but Wagner responded with back-to-back buckets to make it a one-possession game.
The Kings made their high-pressure free throws in the t0 stretch to lead by four with 14.1 seconds left and it was all over.
However, Fox committed an untimely offensive foul late, leading to a pair of Jalen Suggs free throws before Chuma Okeke got a clutch steal and dunk to suddenly level the scores at 123-123.
He set up the final play of the game where Fox got the ball in with about five seconds on the clock, failing to get further than a little past half the pitch and hoisting the long-range triple that sunk the Magic.
“I just tried to get in front of the basket as much as possible, and just tried to get it up,” Fox said after the game. “It felt good, and it came back.” The Kings had outscored the Magic 36-12 to erase a 20-point third-quarter deficit. They traded the lead five times in the fourth, with Fox’s bank shot matching it in the final second.
Kings coach Mike Brown said the last play of overtime was Fox doing “what he was doing” by taking the ball from teammate Harrison Barnes with time running out and no one left. more time out and he was running on the floor.
“His superpower is his speed,” Brown said. “He put that ball on the ground…he stopped and hit a big shot for us to win the game.”
Domantas Sabonis added 24 points, 11 rebounds and six assists for the Kings, and Wagner (31 points, six assists) and Bol Bol (career-best 23 points, six boards) also had big games for Orlando.
THE BUCKS STAY UNBEATEN WITHOUT GIANNIS
The Milwaukee Bucks didn’t miss a beat with two-time NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo sidelined for the first time this season, taking their record to 9-0 with a 108-94 win over Oklahoma City.
Antetokounmpo was listed as an out with left knee pain one night after scoring his first triple-double of the season in a win at Minnesota.
Brook Lopez helped fill the void with 25 points as the Bucks improved on their already best start to the season.
Lopez hit 10 of 16 shots from the floor to beat the Bucks, who had 17 three-point shots.
Bobby Portis and Jrue Holiday both posted double-doubles and the Bucks led to 24.
Josh Giddey finished with 15 points, two threes and six rebounds in 26 minutes.
KNICKS BLOWED ON THE NIGHT OF CELTICS RECORDS
A male fan bet on a half court to win a new car in the third quarter, providing a euphoric moment for the home crowd and even earning them a chest bump from RJ Barrett and a bear hug from Julius Randle.
The Celtics’ deadly mastery of long range all night certainly had the opposite effect on the helpless Knicks and stunned Garden faithful. The Boston Sharpshooters connected for a franchise-record 27 3-pointers — also setting the mark for Knicks-sanctioned treys — to crush Tom Thibodeau’s team, 133-118.
Jaylen Brown had 30 points and Jayson Tatum contributed 26 — with six 3-pointers apiece — for the Celtics, who battled their way to a whopping 52.9% (27-for-51) efficiency beyond the ‘bow.
The barrage also broke the Knicks’ previous record for 3-pointers allowed of 26, the Bucks’ total in a game at the Garden in November 2021. The Knicks gave up 23 last Monday in a loss to Donovan Mitchell and the Cavaliers in Cleveland.
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The Celtics, who improved to 6-3 this season under interim coach Joe Mazzulla, drained five of their first six attempts from long range – including two by Tatum – in the first 3:34 to an early lead of 15-5. But Reddish sparked the Knicks on defense with a key theft, and they had 10 straight points — including two 3s from Randle — to even the score.
A pick-6 style steal and dunk by Immanuel Quickley, seven points in five minutes from Derrick Rose, dismissals by Obi Toppin and third-string center Jericho Sims and a 3-pointer in the final seconds by Fournier kept the Knicks at 32-29 through a quarter.
With big men Al Horford (rest) and Robert Williams (knee) for the Celtics, Thibodeau turned to the smaller roster again, with a combo of Randle and Toppin, for part of the second quarter. But Boston kept shooting from long range, scored the first nine points of the session and opened a 53-39 lead on Sam Hauser’s corner with 7:40 to go before halftime. It was his fourth long distance connection of the half.
The Knicks’ improvised starting unit brought them back into the game by intermission. Barrett buried two 3s and scored 13 points, while Randle added seven points in a 27-14 madness to close the half for a 67-66 Celtics advantage in 24 minutes.
Boston added 3 seconds to its 13-half total and eight more in the third quarter, extending the lead to 101-96 early in the final period.
Additional long-range bombs from Marcus Smart (13 points, 11 assists) and former Knick Noah Vonleh extended Boston’s lead to nine midway through the fourth.
A traditional three-point conversion from Randle cut the Knicks’ deficit to four, but Tatum set the Celtics’ franchise record with their 25th and 26th 3-pointers of the night for a 124-114 game with 3:34 remaining.
-Written by Peter Botte in the New York Post
DURING POWER THE NETS AT 2-0 WITHOUT KYRIE
In a game, the Nets seemed to first win, then lose, they had the last run of the night. And the last laugh.
The Nets came from behind in the fourth quarter to claim a 98-94 victory over the Hornets at the Spectrum Center.
Trailing 80-69 in the final period, they finished with a 27-14 streak. Kevin Durant led the way, with help from Cam Thomas.
The Nets have improved to 4-6 and 2-0 since Kyrie Irving’s suspension.
“Yeah, good challenge for us to see if we can put two games on both ends of the field back to back against the team that had a tough game the other night,” interim coach Jacque Vaughn said before the game. match. “Both teams back to back and see who responds. So I can’t wait to be there.
Like the Hornets, they were playing at the end of a back-to-back. But after picking up a blowout victory Saturday in Washington without Irving, Ben Simmons and Seth Curry, they put on an encore performance.
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The Nets defended pretty well, but despite staring clean 3-pointers all night, their shooting touch nearly let them down late. From striking distance behind just 70-69, they coughed up 10 unanswered runs.
With the Nets down 76-69, Nick Richards of the Hornets hit a one-and-one that changed momentum. Nic Claxton was whistled for a technique, which Richards converted.
He then finished the game at four points to leave the Nets in an 80-69 hole with 9:39 remaining.
A 3-pointer from left corner Joe Harris pulled them in half, and Thomas — who had a second straight solid game in Irving’s absence — tied it from the free throw line.
But Charlotte regained the lead with 2:24 remaining.
Durant tied it at 89 all, and Yuta Watunabe fouled Mason Plumlee offensively to give the ball back to the Nets.
After a back-and-forth, Durant hit a 3-pointer for a 94-92 lead with 1:12 remaining. Then he ripped off a defensive rebound and sank a dagger baseline jumper.
The Nets led 96-92 with 32 seconds left in regulation.
And after a reverse tip from Mason Plumlee, the Nets held on to make sure there was no overtime.
-Written by Brian Lewis of the New York Post
KINGS 126 MAGIC 123
NETS 98 HORNETS 94
PELICANS 121 falcons 124
CELTIC 133 KNICKS 118
thunder 94 DOLLARS 108
ROCKETS 117 TIMBER WOLF 129
SPURS 101 NUGGETS 126
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