Top 5 NBA players from Sunday, October 21 games

These five hoops stars put forth serious efforts out on the hardwood for October 21.

There were just four games on the NBA schedule for October 21, but some interesting results came in from around the league. The Kings were able to upset Russell Westbrook and the Thunder at home, while the world champions suffered their first loss of the season. The Hawks picked up their first win, and the Clippers held off the Rockets late. Below are the five stars from those games on Sunday.

1

Trae Young - Atlanta Hawks

What a night to be young and in the NBA! It was another historic night in the league, this time with two players 20 years old or younger recording 20 points and 10 assists. Trae Young came up huge with 35 points and 11 assists in the Hawks' first win of the new season!

2

Iman Shumpert - Sacramento Kings

Shump had an all-around game on Sunday night, which helped the Kings win. It was also quite rewarding for fantasy owners. The Kings star had 26 points including 4-of-7 from downtown. In addition, he had four assists, three rebounds, three steals, and two blocks in the win.

3

Russell Westbrook - OKC Thunder

Russell Westbrook made his season debut at home on Sunday night. While it was an unfortunate loss for the OKC Thunder, Westbrook nearly had a triple-double. The former NBA MVP had 32 points, 12 rebounds, and eight assists.

4

Danilo Gallinari - Los Angeles Clippers

Gallinari was instrumental in the Clips' big home win over Houston. He scored 20 points, grabbed nine boards, and dished out four assists. Teammate Tobias Harris also came up big, with 23 points on 9-of-15 shooting. The Clippers are now 2-1.

5

Nikola Jokic - Denver Nuggets

Jokic put in another solid effort on Sunday night, in a two-point win over Golden State. The big guy came up with 23 points, 11 boards, and six assists.

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