Hornets 107, 76ers 101
Cavaliers 114, Trail Blazers 96
Timberwolves 115, Pacers 101
Hawks 115, Kings 106
Celtics 125, Mavericks 112
Heat 113, Wizards 105
Nets 112, Heat 98
Bulls 118, Bucks 113
Nuggets 131, Thunder 126
Pelicans 129, Spurs 110
Pistons 125, Jazz 116
Warriors 124, Clippers 107
What went down
The Sacramento Kings did not light the beam up for an eighth straight win because of the NBA's ultimate villain – Trae Young and his Doc Brown hairline.
Young dropped 35 points, seven assists, and four boards to lift the Atlanta Hawks to a convincing win over this season’s darlings.
Trae Young led the @ATLHawks second-half charge with 18 PTS to seal the W! #TrueToAtlanta— NBA (@NBA) November 24, 2022
🧊 @TheTraeYoung: 35 PTS (11/19 FGM), 7 AST, 4 3PM pic.twitter.com/eHSauy0Azm
Atlanta’s romp started early as they built a 19-point lead in the second quarter behind Young. The Kings got as close as nine points in the fourth quarter but they never mustered that big run to take over.
Even if the streak is over and the Sacramento sky will go beam-less tonight, there’s still plenty to appreciate about the Kings’ run. Entering today, the Kings momentarily had the best offense in the league by offensive rating – a feat they last achieved in 2004. They’re also in a pretty good spot in the standings with a 10-7 record right in the middle of the Western Conference playoff bracket.
While it hasn’t been as feel-good of a start for the Hawks, they’re still 11-7 and fourth in the East.
Zion Williamson woke up and chose to be a beast today against the San Antonio Spurs.
💪 Zion flexed his way into a season-high 32 PTS in the @PelicanNBA win!@Zionwilliamson: 32 PTS (14/18 FGM), 11 REB, 2 STL pic.twitter.com/WLzfckGSOp— NBA (@NBA) November 24, 2022
The former top overall pick put on a Shaq-like performance against a Spurs defense that was way below his weight and talent class. Williamson went 14-for-18 from the field for 32 points, 11 rebounds, two steals, and a block.
Whether it was wanting the Pelicans to finally build momentum or the prospect of a Thanksgiving feast tomorrow, something woke up the beast in Zion today.
The @JenHale504 with @Zionwilliamson after he DOMINATED TONIGHT!! 🤌@PelicansNBA | #Pelicans |📺:BSNO pic.twitter.com/Apv7fe9tEI— Bally Sports New Orleans (@BallySportsNO) November 24, 2022
What he said
Jarrett Allen had one of the best mic'd up stints in recent NBA history for Bally Sports Cleveland. Maybe it was easier to be candid during a blowout against Portland where he dropped 24 points and 11 boards.
Jarrett Allen initiates the "Thanksgiving Challenge" 🥧#LetEmKnow pic.twitter.com/BxQJajI7oZ— Bally Sports Cleveland (@BallySportsCLE) November 24, 2022
Did you see that?
The Minnesota Timberwolves now have the longest win streak in the NBA at five after beating the Indiana Pacers. The Wolves go home with the win but they’re the ones that got posterized in what could be one of the top dunks of the year from Myles Turner.
Myles Turner with the HAMMER 🤯 pic.twitter.com/lvf8pZY549— NBA TV (@NBATV) November 24, 2022
Jayson Tatum and Luka Doncic also had quite the duel as the two early MVP frontrunners put up gaudy lines. Tatum had 37 points and 13 rebounds while Doncic put up a near triple-double of 42 points, eight boards, and nine assists. The only reason this didn’t make it to the top of this story is the Celtics blew out the Mavericks.
JT defense ?? JB offense 🔥 pic.twitter.com/2HR0fD9xRO— NBA TV (@NBATV) November 24, 2022