5 NBA player performances for December 5 games

These five heroes of the hardwood came up big for their teams in winning efforts.

There was no shortage of amazing performances around the NBA on Wednesday, December 5. Three different players tallied 42 points or more in winning efforts. In addition, "The Claw" continues to excel North of the Border, and KAT is getting it done for Minnesota. Here are the five best stars from Wednesday's games.

1

Paul George - Oklahoma City Thunder

PG13 had a rough start for the OKC Thunder in their outing against the Brooklyn Nets. By the time the game was over, he more than made up for that. Not only did he score the NBA's high point total for the night (47), he also grabbed 15 boards, and had OKC's game-winning shot.

2

Stephen Curry - Golden State Warriors

One of two superstars on the same evening to achieve 42 points was Stephen Curry. The Golden State Warriors are certainly happy to have their top player back on the court as Steph's 42 points, nine rebounds, and seven assists helped them defeat the Cavs.

3

LeBron James - Los Angeles Lakers

It's not every night that two other players score just as much as LeBron ... or more. However, James won't be denied a spot on the top five. The King of LA was able to put together an impressive 20-point fourth quarter en route to 42 points in a Lakers' win!

4

Kawhi Leonard - Toronto Raptors

There was another major scorers' duel going on North of the Border as Jimmy Butler and Kawhi Leonard battled for their teams. Butler had 38 points and 10 boards for the visiting Sixers. Kawhi finished with 36 points, nine rebounds, one assist, and the win for his Raptors.

5

Karl-Anthony Towns - Minnesota Timberwolves

Towns is clearly an All-Star candidate once again based on his latest numbers in Minnesota. He led his Timberwolves team to a 121-104 victory over Charlotte thanks to 35 points, 12 rebounds, six blocks, and three assists.

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