There is nothing better than a night full of down-to-the-wire games to get the blood rushing for NBA fans. Palms sweaty and backsides tight with every shot potentially being the game-changer. Last night, we had six games decided by ten or fewer points. One game went into overtime and another went to double-overtime with the outcome decided in the final seconds. That’s what the NBA is all about right? A make-or-miss league where every possession could be the difference between winning and losing. Well, let’s take a look at some of the top performers from last night’s games as these guys put on a show in a few of these nail-biters.

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Last night’s matchups featured a handful of interesting storylines manifesting in the early going of this NBA season. The resurgence of teams like the Boston Celtics and the Atlanta Hawks who struggled to start the season. Continued domination by teams like the Utah Jazz. But we also witnessed a few unprecedented stat lines across the board ranging from multi-time All-Stars to potential rising stars and even a few rookies/second-years in the mix. Let’s take a look at some of last night’s primetime performers.

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Over the course of a single off-season, the talent level of the young guys in the NBA has skyrocketed. When looking across the league, one could argue that every team has at least one budding star on the verge of a potential breakout season. But of course, “breaking out” can mean different things depending on the players.

There are rookies looking to make an impact from Day 1 and carve out a role for themselves in the league. Some guys are trying to build off of their rookie/sophomore campaigns. Some are playing for a potential contract or max extension. Then there are those who are trying to take that leap from star-level prospect to becoming a legit NBA All-Star.

On this week’s edition of the Hoopers of the Week, we have two young up-and-coming guards who are both making strong early-season cases to be first-time All-Stars: Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant and Charlotte Hornets guard LaMelo Ball.

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There is no such thing as a dull Saturday night in the NBA. Even with a handful of injuries already plaguing the league, the talent continues to carry the torch for some exciting games. With guys like Joel Embiid, Bradley Beal, Fred VanVleet, and a few other big-time players out, we still managed to get a few down-to-the-wire games, and some players put together some unexpected clutch performances. So, from last night’s games, we’re going to celebrate the unsung heroes of the NBA who held down the fort and gave us a fun slate of Saturday night games even in spite of the lack of star power.

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The NBA season is underway and after a crazy first two days in the NBA, NBA Opening Weekend is looking like a movie. All the superstars are out and everyone is working to get an early jump in the standings as nobody wants to be caught in the Play-In tournament.

Saturday night was the beginning of many eventful, star-studded weekends in the NBA to come and we got more than our fair share of outstanding performances.

With that being said, let’s recap all eight games from last night and shout out some of the league’s top performers from last night’s matchups.

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The NBA is officially back! This means it’s the return of the Hoopers of the Week series.

For those who are not familiar with the series, the rules are simple. Each week, I select one player from each conference who balled out and put their team on their back. Some weeks they could be All-Stars and MVPs. Other weeks it could be role players and rookies on the rise. Every week is another chance for players across the NBA to put the rest of the league on notice. But enough with the introductions, let’s get into these standout players from Week 1 of the 2021-22 of the 75th Anniversary NBA season. 

My first picks of the season for Hoopers of the Week are Chicago Bulls shooting guard Zach LaVine and Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry. Let’s recap the clinic these two guys have put on so far!

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We are finally here! The waning days of the 2021 NBA regular season where the Playoff picture is rounding out into its final form and teams preparing for their Road to the NBA Finals.

Yesterday marked the regular season’s last slate of regular-season games under the Friday Night Lights and boy did it go off in a bang. Unsung casts of characters. Triple-doubles and career-highs. And most importantly, we had a few playoff position clinches as well.

But enough talking, let’s get into these games as we highlight the last set of Friday Night primetime performers of the 2021 regular season!

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The 2021 NBA Regular Season is coming to a close and the NBA Playoff picture is slowly starting to shape up. When looking at the MVP race, it seems pretty obvious that consensus top candidates are Nikola Jokic in the West and Joel Embiid in the East. These guys have been jockeying for the top spot and most have argued that Jokic has separated himself as the guy due to his availability and his play without Jamal Murray on the floor. Nonetheless, these guys have dominated the headlines, but what about the other guys in their conferences who have been carrying their respective teams in a similar way? As of late, there has been buzz for guys like Stephen Curry, Chris Paul, and even dare I say, Julius Randle. But instead, I want to highlight two guys who have not captured the same kind of late-season hype who really deserve some love. That is why this week, I happy to say that my Hoopers of the Week are Giannis Antetokounmpo and Damian Lillard! Let’s get into it!

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The NBA regular season is quickly coming to a close with only a week left of games. The urgency across the league is truly starting to show as teams make their late-season postseason push. Every single game matters and every outcome influences a different storyline. Some teams are trying to control their playoff destiny by fighting to maintain their Top-6 seed. Other teams are jockeying for position within the Play-In tournament picture. At the end of the day, the fight for a spot in the postseason is underway and every night could have a serious impact on the Eastern and Western Conference standings.

On the second to last slate of Friday Night NBA regular-season games, we got some premiere matchups along with some interesting Playoff/Play-In implications. So, with that being said here are our top performers from last night’s matchups!

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This was truly a big week in the world of the NBA. Teams are constantly jockeying for playoff position with less than ten games left in the regular season. Players are starting to put their final stamps on the season in hopes of earning an NBA award or being name to one of the three All-NBA teams. But most of all, we got a handful of historic performances that really displayed the bright future ahead for the NBA with its new crop of ascending superstars. Two of these performances came at the hands of Jayson Tatum and Luka Doncic who both had nights that will go down in the record books. That is why they are my honorary Hoopers of the Week! Let’s get into it!

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