NBA wrap: Cavaliers, Warriors, Thunder all lose on wild Saturday

By Thomas Lott 22 October 2017
NBA wrap: Cavaliers, Warriors, Thunder all lose on wild Saturday

Saturday was a day that will not be seen very often this season. The Warriors, Cavaliers and Thunder all lost Saturday. That had not happened since Feb. 6, 2015. 

The Warriors had a heated game with the Grizzlies get out of control as both Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant were ejected in the final minute of a 111-101 Grizzlies win. 

Curry finished with 37 points while Durant had 29.

The Cavaliers played their third game of the week and their first back-to-back of the season and it showed in a 114-93 loss to the Magic. LeBron James had a season-low 22 points on 8-of-15 shooting. The loss broke a streak of 17 consecutive games in which the Cavaliers had beaten Orlando.

As for the Thunder, nothing went right for Oklahoma City against the Jazz. Russell Westbrook scored just 6 points, while Paul George added 22 and Carmelo Anthony had 26. The Jazz had five players finish in double figures in a 96-87 victory.

Studs of the Night

Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo had a season-high 44 points on 17-of-23 shooting. He added eight rebounds, four assists and two steals in a 113-110 win over the Trail Blazers.

Pistons forward Tobias Harris had a season-high 31 points on 13-of-24 shooting in addition to six rebounds in Detroit's 111-107 win over the Knicks.

Grizzlies center Marc Gasol had 34 points on 8-of-16 shooting, but more impressively, he went 16 of 17 from the free-throw line in Memphis' win over the Warriors.

Dud of the Night

Westbrook's bad night went beyond his low scoring output. He went 2 of 11 from the floor and turned the ball over seven times. It was the first time he has had more points than turnovers when playing more than 15 minutes since Mar. 24, 2010. The Thunder were also minus-18 with the 2016-17 MVP on the floor.

Highlight

Heat forward James Johnson put Pacers guard Victor Oladipo on a poster in Miami's 112-108 win over the Pacers.

What's Next

Minnesota (1-1) at Oklahoma City (1-1), 7 p.m. ET — The Thunder are coming off of a poor offensive performance and are still trying to find their way as they integrate Paul George and Carmelo Anthony into the offense. They will face on another team still building team chemistry with the Timberwolves adding Jimmy Butler and Jeff Teague to the fold in the offseason.

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