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Box Score Breakdown for Friday, October 20, 2017
Portland continues road success in 18-point win over Indiana
Cleveland Cavaliers at Milwaukee Bucks

By Dan Bruno   

LeBron James was the high-point man for the Cavs, with 24 points on 10-of-16 shooting, to go along with eight assists, five rebounds, a block and a steal, in 37 minutes. Kyle Korver tallied 17 points on 6-of-8 shooting, including 5-of-6 from long range, while Kevin Love also added 17 points, to go along with 12 rebounds, six assists and two blocks. Jae Crowder chipped in 14 points, Derrick Rose 12 points, and Jeff Green finished with 10 points. Meanwhile, Giannis Antetokounmpo finished with 34 points, eight assists, eight rebounds, three steals and one block, in 39 minutes. The only other player to score in double digits for Milwaukee was Malcolm Brogdon, who finished with 16 points on 6-of-12 shooting. Tony Snell was the next highest scorer for the Bucks, with nine points, three assists and two rebounds.

Posted on October 20, 2017 at 7:07 PM ET

Atlanta Hawks at Charlotte Hornets

By Dan Bruno   

Kemba Walker led the way for the Hornets, with 26 points on 6-of-13 shooting, and 10-of-12 from the foul line. Dwight Howard filled in big with 20 points on 8-of-12 shooting and 15 rebounds, in 33 minutes. Frank Kaminsky was solid in 33 minutes off the bench, with 21 points six rebounds, three assists and a steal. The only other player to score in double digits for the Hornets was Jeremy Lamb, with 15 points, on 7-of-17 shooting. Meanwhile, Dennis Schroder was the high-point man for the Hawks, with 25 points on 11-of-21 shooting, to go along with five assists, three rebounds and a steal, in 32 minutes. Taurean Prince, followed up with 15 points, six rebounds, two assists and a steal, in 29 minutes. Dwayne Dedmon and Kent Bazemore were the only two other players to scored in double digits, and pitched in 11 points each.

Posted on October 20, 2017 at 6:59 PM ET

Detroit Pistons at Washington Wizards

By Juan Pablo Aravena   

John Wall led Washington's offense with 26 points (on 8-of-12 shooting from the field) and 10 assists, although he wasn't the highest scorer on the team. That honor belonged to Otto Porter, as the small forward finished with 28 points, seven rebounds, and four steals. Bradley Beal added 25 points, three rebounds and two blocks. The Wizards' starting lineup did most of the heavy lifting in this one, however, as they scored 93 of the team's 115 points. Six Pistons players scored on double-digits. Reggie Jackson led the team with 21 points, six assists and four rebounds, while Avery Bradley added 18 points and Tobias Harris contributed with 15 of his own. Rookie Luke Kennard looked solid on his NBA debut, and finished with 11 points (on 5-of-8 from the field), three assists, and two steals.

Posted on October 20, 2017 at 6:40 PM ET

Portland Trail Blazers at Indiana Pacers

By Joel Bartilotta

It's rare to see road teams dominate in the NBA, but that was the case here for Portland. In fact, they held a double-digit lead for the final 17 minutes, while taking a 19-point lead into the fourth quarter. Rebounding was the difference for the Blazers, as they won that battle, 51-39. The stat sheet looks even more dominant, with Portland winning the shooting, rebounding, assisting, steals, blocks and turnover differentials. Portland now has two road wins by a combined 66 points, as they look like one of the most dangerous teams in the league. C.J. McCollum returned from a one-game suspension to lead the way with 28 points on 12-of-18 shooting. Damian Lillard provided 18 points, seven rebounds and seven assists. Victor Oladipo had to carry the load with Myles Turner (neck) out, as he tallied 17 points and six rebounds. T.J. Leaf also scored 17 points, doing that damage off the bench in whats a career-high mark for the UCLA product.

Posted on October 20, 2017 at 6:27 PM ET

Boston Celtics at Philadelphia 76ers

By Joel Bartilotta

Growing pains have been a lesson for Philly for years now, as this marks yet another chapter in the book. Not only did they get outscored, 33-20, in the fourth quarter, they couldn't hit any shots throughout the night. In fact, they shot just 38 percent from the field and 31 percent from the free-throw line. Bench play was huge as well, with Boston's bench providing 30 points and seven assists to Philly's 21 points and five assists. Kyrie Irving led the way for Boston, totaling 21 points, six rebounds and four assists. Al Horford accrued 17 points, nine rebounds and three assists. J.J. Redick led the Sixers in scoring, dropping 18 points in an otherwise empty line. Joel Embiid finished with 11 points, 14 rebounds and three assists, while Ben Simmons amassed 11 points, 11 rebounds and five assists.

Posted on October 20, 2017 at 6:54 PM ET

Orlando Magic at Brooklyn Nets

By Juan Pablo Aravena   

D'Angelo Russell was the star of the game for the Nets, as the former Los Angeles Lakers guard finished the game with 17 points, six assists, three steals, and three rebounds. DeMarre Carroll chipped in with 17 points and eight rebounds, while Spencer Dinwiddie (16 points, five rebounds and five assists) and Trevor Booker (17 points and 11 rebounds) helped coming off the bench. Six Nets players scored at least 10 points. Orlando might have lost the game, but Nikola Vucevic can't be the one to blame for the loss. The 26-year-old big man had one the best games of his career, as he finished with 41 points (on 17-of-22 from the field) and 12 rebounds. Fournier 22 points and nine rebounds, while Jonathon Simmons and D.J. Augustin each had 10 points off the bench.

Posted on October 20, 2017 at 7:10 PM ET

Utah Jazz at Minnesota Timberwolves

By Juan Carlos Blanco

A nip-and-tuck battle turned for good in Minnesota's favor on Jamal Crawford's three-pointer with 28 seconds remaining. Neither team was able to win any one period by more than three points and both shot the ball well, with the Jazz outpacing the T-Wolves by a 48.1 percent to 44.4 percent spread. Rodney Hood's 20 points, four assists, one rebound and one steal led the Jazz. Ricky Rubio, facing his old squad for the first time, chipped in with a 19-point, 10-assist double-double against his old squad. Derrick Favors contributed 16 points, four rebounds, three assists and a block. Joe Ingles managed 14 points, draining four of five three-point attempts in the process. Rudy Gobert contributed a 10-point, 12-rebound double-double, while Thabo Sefolosha's nine points led the bench. Andrew Wiggins paced the T-Wolves with 21 points and five rebounds. Karl-Anthony Towns contributed a 20-point, 10-rebound double-double, while Crawford poured in 17 off the bench. Jimmy Butler stuffed the stat sheet with 13 points, seven boards, three assists and five steals. Jeff Teague and Nemanja Bjelica generated matching 10-point tallies off the first and second units, respectively. Taj Gibson had just four points but brought down nine rebounds.

Posted on October 20, 2017 at 8:28 PM ET

Sacramento Kings at Dallas Mavericks

By Juan Carlos Blanco

Sacramento limited the short-handed Mavericks to 37 points over the second and third periods, helping lead the way to the five-point win. The Kings also dominated Dallas by a 57-36 margin on the glass and saw seven players record at least five boards. The Mavericks missed the dynamic presence of 2017 first-round pick Dennis Smith, Jr., who was a late scratch with a knee problem. Veteran George Hill paced the visitors with 21 points, five rebounds, two assists and two steals. Buddy Hield and Zach Randolph posted matching 13-point tallies. Willie Cauley-Stein drew the start at center once again and managed a 10-point, 11-rebound double-double. The Sacramento second unit enjoyed a productive night by scoring a combined 34 points, with first-round pick De'Aaron Fox leading the way with nine points, 10 assists, six rebounds and one steal. Skal Labissiere (eight points, five rebounds, one block) and Garrett Temple (eight points, six boards, three assists and two steals) also made their presences felt. Harrison Barnes' 24 points led Dallas. Dorian Finney-Smith and Yogi Ferrell were next with matching 14-point efforts off the bench. J.J. Barea drew the start in Smith's stead and offered nine points, 10 assists, one rebound, one steal and one block. Nerlens Noel entered the starting lineup but supplied a modest seven points, six rebounds, three steals and two blocks over 27 minutes. Wesley Matthews notably went scoreless over 34 minutes, going 0-for-7 from the field.

Posted on October 20, 2017 at 8:34 PM ET

Golden State Warriors at New Orleans Pelicans

By Oscar Heanue

As is often the case, Steph Curry and Klay Thompson proved key to the Warriors' success on Friday. Thompson led the team with 33 points, including seven three-pointers. Curry, meanwhile, added 28 points while dishing out a team high of nine assists. Former MVP Kevin Durant contributed 22 points and blocked a ridiculous six shots. The remaining member of the Warriors' "big four," Draymond Green, shot just 3-of-11 and struggled somewhat as he came back from a minor knee injury. For the Pelicans, meanwhile, it was a two-man show, with Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins dominating the stat sheet. Both big men delivered 35 points and five assists, with Davis pulling down 16 rebounds and Cousins pulling down 14. The duo accounted for 70 of the team's 120 points and 30 of their 50 total rebounds.

Posted on October 20, 2017 at 10:14 PM ET

Los Angeles Lakers at Phoenix Suns

By Oscar Heanue

It was a big statistical night for the Lakers' young core, as rookie Lonzo Ball delivered a staggering performance of 29 points, 11 rebounds, and nine assists. Ball shot 12-of-27 from the field and sank four three-pointers on the night. The Lakers also saw 25 points from sophomore Brandon Ingram, who had struggled in Thursday's season opener. Veteran center Brook Lopez tacked on an additional 19 points to go with 11 rebounds in his second game in a Lakers uniform. For the Suns, it was also a big night for a number of young players. Shooting guard Devin Booker scored 25 points to go along with 12 rebounds and eight assists. Forward T.J. Warren delivered 24 points as well as six rebounds and four assists. The team's scoring leader was veteran point guard Eric Bledsoe with 28.

Posted on October 20, 2017 at 10:22 PM ET