Top 5 NBA player performances for Saturday, October 20

A triple-double, game-winners, and more highlight the hoops action from Saturday!

There were plenty of great NBA games on Saturday (October 20) night, some of which came down to the final plays. Below are the top five performances that helped teams to get the big wins in the early NBA season!


Nikola Jokic - Denver Nuggets

Talk about perfection, or near perfection. Nikola Jokic was perfect from the floor, going 11-of-11. His only miss was a free throw in the game. Oh yeah, he ended up with a triple-double of 35 points, 12 rebounds, and 11 assists (plus four steals). What a game for the big guy in a Nuggets' win!


Blake Griffin - Detroit Pistons

The Detroit Pistons have quite the frontline. The other night, it was Andre Drummond taking a top player spot, and now it's Blake Griffin. 33 points, 12 rebounds, and five assists were on the menu for Griffin, in the 118-116 win over Chicago.


Kemba Walker - Charlotte Hornets

They call him Captain Clutch in Charlotte, and he was clutch in Miami Saturday night. Walker came up with 39 points, five boards, and seven assists, plus he had the game-winning free throw. So far, this season, Walker's ballin' like the best of them.


Jayson Tatum - Boston Celtics

Jayson Tatum seems to just keep getting better. That's good news for the Celtics, and bad news for opposing teams, like the Knicks. Tatum hit the game-winning turnaround jumper over Tim Hardaway Jr. with about 24 seconds to go. The former Duke star finished with 24 points, 14 rebounds, and two steals, in a 103-101 win.


Kyle Lowry - Toronto Raptors

The Toronto Raptors are off to one of the best starts in the league. They're now 3-0, thanks to the addition of Kawhi Leonard. On Saturday night, Lowry dished out 12 assists to teammates, grabbed three boards, and scored 28 points. The Raptors won, 117-113 over the Wiz.

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