The NBA is serving up sizzling storylines hotter than your morning cup o’ joe. Let’s dive into the action from last night’s games.
Lillard Lights It Up in Bucks Debut
Dame Time has found a new home in Milwaukee, and Lillard made a grand entrance! In his debut with the Bucks, Damian Lillard turned the court into his own personal highlight reel. Scoring 39 points and dishing out four assists, Dame’s message to the rest of the NBA is loud and clear: he’s here to chase a ring, and he’s not afraid to make history doing it.
Lillard’s 39 points were the most in a Bucks debut in franchise history, and Dame’s seamless fit alongside Giannis Antetokounmpo has turned the Bucks into a turbo-charged engine, firing on all cylinders. If Lillard keeps this up, the Bucks might just be the scariest team in the East. Milwaukee might be a bargain at +400 to win the NBA Championship.
The Bucks set screens at the logo for Damian Lillard on three plays in a row. Good luck stopping this pic.twitter.com/kEdTlkKvuO— Kevin O'Connor (@KevinOConnorNBA) October 27, 2023
Dame hit some of his famed deep threes to get his team going and lit up the Sixers for 20 first-half points.
Giannis and reigning NBA MVP Joel Embiid dueled for the first time this season, with each looking for an early edge. Their back and forth was like a thrilling roller coaster, with each big man trying to outdo the other. In the end, the Bucks edged out a win, but this duel left fans clamoring for more.
Suns vs Lakers: Lebron-Durant Showdown
The long-awaited on-court reunion of Lebron James and Kevin Durant lived up to the hype. For the first time since 2018, we witnessed these two legends share the hardwood, and the sparks flew in an electrifying clash.
Lebron, looking as ageless as ever, put up a state line that’ll make you double-check his birth certificate: 21 points, nine assists, and eight rebounds.
LeBron James entered freight train mode and tried to dunk it on Kevin Durant 🚂pic.twitter.com/XrtpqhK3H2— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPoints) October 27, 2023
Meanwhile, despite missing both of his co-stars through injury, Durant responded with his silky-smooth jumper, putting up 39 points and a string of clutch shots that had the crowd buzzing.
The game was a nail-biter till the very end, with LeBron’s Lakers sneaking past the Suns 100-95. That being said, the real winner was every fan who got to witness this iconic matchup. Thursday’s Suns-Lakers contest was a masterclass in basketball greatness from two of the best to ever lace ‘em up. Let’s hope we get to see many more Lebron vs KD battles before they retire.