The Milwaukee Bucks won a matinee matchup with the Hawks to open Sunday’s NBA schedule, and that was just the beginning of the action.
Victor Oladipo played hero with a late 3-pointer to lift the Pacers over the Spurs, the Nuggets outscored the Nets in a high-scoring affair in Brooklyn, and the Hornets brought the Magic back to reality.
Still to come, the Pistons will try to follow up their big win over the Clippers on Saturday night with a strong performance against the mighty Warriors.
Here’s everything you need to know for tonight’s action:
NBA scores for Sunday, Oct. 29
Kristaps Porzingis makes history as Knicks blow out Cavs
The Cavaliers’ struggles continued on Sunday. Kristaps Porzingis and the Knicks were the latest team to take advantage of the Cavs’ apathy this season, cruising to a 114-95 victory. Porzingis finished with 32 points and 12 rebounds in the win, and in the process became the first Knicks player in history to score 30-plus points in four of the team’s first five games.
Perhaps the Cleveland Browns should call up LeBron to fix their quarterback problem. Against the Knicks, LeBron showed off his powerful arm with a laser of a pass to Jae Crowder.
Oladipo has been off to a brilliant start in his first season with the Pacers, and it continued on Sunday against the Spurs. The dynamic guard finished with 23 points, four rebounds, and five assists, but most importantly, he hit the game-winning 3-pointer with just about 10 seconds to play. With the Pacers down by two and needing a bucket, Oladipo delivered a step-back triple which put them in front for good.
Fines, suspensions handed out for Warriors-Wizards incident
The NBA has finally handed down punishments to numerous players involved in the scuffle between the Warriors and Wizards on Friday night. Interestingly, Draymond Green, Bradley Beal, and Kelly Oubre Jr., who were all actually involved, were only issued fines. Meanwhile, Carrick Felix and Markieff Morris (who is currently injured), were suspended one game for leaving the bench. We have more details on the fines and suspensions.
Back on Wednesday, the Sixers announced that Fultz would be sitting out at least three games with shoulder soreness. Now, though, the team has announced thatwith “soreness and scapular muscle imbalance in his right shoulder.” The team also stated that Fultz will be reevaluated in three weeks.
Orlando’s magical start halted by Charlotte
The Magic have been the surprise story in the Eastern Conference to start the season, opening up a 4-1 record after shellacking the Spurs on Friday night. Unfortunately, they were brought back to reality on Sunday afternoon by Kemba Walker and the Hornets. Walker was phenomenal, finishing with 34 points, six rebounds, and 10 assists as the Hornets won, 120-113.
Steph Curry in the Halloween spirit
The Warriors’ point guard was in the Halloween spirit ahead of Sunday’s game. Instead of walking into the arena, he rolled in on a tricycle while dressed up as Jigsaw.
The Bucks were without their power forward on Sunday against the Hawks, and it appears they’ll be without him for a few more weeks as well. According to head coach Jason Kidd, Monroe has been dealing with a calf issue, and it recently flared up.