5 great NBA player performances from November 21 games

These five players came through to help their teams pick up victories on Wednesday night.

With Thanksgiving a day away, a number of NBA players and teams were in action. Several came away thankful for victories to add to their win totals. Those teams included LeBron James' Lakers, Russell Westbrook's Thunder, and Joel Embiid's 76ers. Here's a look at the top five player performances from the games.

1

Kyle Lowry - Toronto Raptors

Last night, Kyle Lowry of the Raptors messed around and got a triple-double. The Toronto All-Star had 21 points, 15 assists, and 11 rebounds. Even better, Lowry's stats helped lead the Raptors to a 124-108 win at Atlanta.

2

James Harden - Houston Rockets

In Houston, two of the NBA's stars were locked into a scoring battle on Wednesday night. Blake Griffin ended up with 37 points for the Detroit Pistons. On the other side, James Harden scored 43 points, dished out nine assists, and grabbed seven rebounds to propel Houston to a win!

3

Giannis Antetokounmpo - Milwaukee Bucks

The battle of the NBA's premier big men continues on a nightly basis, as one of these players could win NBA MVP. Right now, Milwaukee's "Greek Freak" has been powering the Bucks to victory after victory. On Wednesday night, he tallied 33 points, 16 rebounds, and nine assists in a win over the Portland Trail Blazers!

4

Joel Embiid - Philadelphia 76ers

The Sixers are now 10-0 at their home court, thanks to another huge performance from Joel Embiid. On Wednesday night, he had 31 points along with 19 rebounds as his team edged the New Orleans Pelicans. Embiid has been ballin' out of control for sure this season.

5

LeBron James - Los Angeles Lakers

A return to Cleveland's Quicken Loans Arena was on the schedule for "King James" on Wednesday night. James and his team were having trouble for about three-fourths of the game, until they stepped it up in the final quarter. James would finish with 32 points, 14 rebounds, and seven assists to lead his team to a 109-105 win.

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