Focus on the stats of the night in the NBA
Lonzo Ball is a hit against his former team
Against the Lakers Lonzo Ball delivered a very good performance with 25 points at 10/13 including 7/10 at 3-pts, 7 rebounds and 8 assists. Never in the history of the Bulls has a player scored at least 25 points with an eFG% (takes into account the importance of 3-point shots) so high: 103.8%
Nikola Jokic huge, in vain
Nikola Jokic tried everything in the loss to the Mavericks with 35 points, 15 rebounds and 5 assists. This is only the 4th time in the history of the Nuggets that a player has signed a 35/15/5 since the franchise arrived in the NBA (1976). Jokic has 3 of those games, George McGinnis the 4th (1979)
Cade Cunningham shows up and makes history
If Detroit lost again, Cade Cunningham set a new career record with 25 points at 10/20 including 5/11 at 3-pts, 8 rebounds, 8 assists and 2 steals. At 20 years and 51 days, he is the second youngest player in Pistons history at 25 points after Andre Drummond (19 years, 143 days).
He became the youngest player in history to sign at least 25 points, 8 rebounds, 8 assists and 5 3-point shots. He is ahead of LeBron James (20 years and 100 days), Trae Young (20 years and 163 days) & Luka Doncic (20 years and 248 days).
He is only the 3rd Pistons rookie to sign at least 25 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists with Grant Hill (4x) and Dave Bing (1x)
Kristaps Porzingis shines
Kristaps Porzingis guided the Mavericks to victory over the Nuggets with 29 5/8 3-point points and 11 rebounds. He is at 83 points scored in the last 3 games. He had not scored as many points in 3 consecutive games last season.
DeMar DeRozan turns on the Lakers
DeMar DeRozan posted his best performance of the season with 38 points at 15/23 against the Lakers. He shot 10/15 out of the dribble, the most unassisted baskets against the Lakers by a player this season.
Anthony Davis expelled
Anthony Davis did not finish the match against the Bulls, sent off for two technical faults. It was only the second time in his career that he was kicked out.
Note that he has been caught twice on 15 occasions, his record since he joined the Lakers.