Nuggets 95, Rockets 94
Heat 118, Jazz 115
76ers 114, Bulls 105
Mavericks 107, Celtics 104
Suns 121, Hawks 117
Trail Blazers 105, Lakers 90
What went down
Three out of today's six games featured heart-pounding endings.
To start the day, the Denver Nuggets barely escaped the Houston Rockets. Denver's offense has been struggling to find form this season, even getting a big blow today after Michael Porter Jr. exited the game due to back soreness.
But the Nuggets have been on point defensively. Just last week, they escaped the Minnesota Timberwolves thanks to a pair of big blocks. Today, it was Nikola Jokic who scrambled back on defense to thwart Jae’Sean Tate’s last-second layup attempt.
NIKOLA JOKIC SAYS NO AT THE BUZZER!@nuggets win a thriller. pic.twitter.com/Ax3uL3FHEe— NBA (@NBA) November 6, 2021
Then, in another form of deja vu, Luka Doncic again welcomed the Boston Celtics to Dallas with a buzzer-beating, game-winner from deep.
Luka gets to his spot.— NBA (@NBA) November 7, 2021
Luka steps back.
Luka over 3 defenders.
Luka with the #TissotBuzzerBeater.#ThisIsYourTime, Luka Doncic?? pic.twitter.com/5oByDpVNuH
Finally in Phoenix, the Suns rallied from a 12-point deficit in the fourth quarter to outlast the Atlanta Hawks. Chris Paul and Devin Booker featured heavily in the comeback, but it was Frank Kaminsky and Jae Crowder who found the finishing touches for the Deandre Ayton-less Suns.
Frank Kaminsky puts PHX in front!@Suns 116@ATLHawks 115— NBA (@NBA) November 7, 2021
35.5 left on League Pass: https://t.co/5QqkBhf1W0 pic.twitter.com/REmGp6kR5A
It’s no stretch to say that Luka Magic is the most famous Magic in the NBA today, beating out Orlando and Johnson.
The Slovenian wunderkind tallied 33 points on 12-for-21 shooting with nine rebounds and five assists. You would think Boston would not let Luka take a shot to beat them after he hit a game-winner against them just last February, but the Celtics haven’t been making the best decisions as a team lately.
Luka is on a different level 😤 pic.twitter.com/H3k2HQhHj0— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) February 24, 2021
The Mavs’ social media team also deserves some love for this marvelous angle of Luka’s shot. From the building tension to Luka fading, seemingly falling into the crowd – this clip is pretty close to a masterpiece.
LUKA FOR THE WIN!!!!!!!! 🪄🪄🪄@luka7doncic | #MFFL pic.twitter.com/ykrX8S7JGS— Dallas Mavericks (@dallasmavs) November 7, 2021
What he said
Kevin Durant quote-tweeted pictures of Ja Morant’s impressive collection of KD 4s. Are we getting KD protros in the future?
I thinks it’s about time https://t.co/n2fjGJSgVv— Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) November 6, 2021
Did you see that?
Before almost getting knocked out by Joel Embiid, Lonzo Ball put on a show in Chicago with Zach LaVine.
LONZO LOBS IT OFF THE BACKBOARD TO LAVINE 🔥 pic.twitter.com/LefmtZjOAE— NBA TV (@NBATV) November 7, 2021