Monday marked Halloween in the United States, but it also marked the NBA deadline for teams to reach contract extensions with players on rookie deals. That means a lot of money was given out on Monday. Here's the NBA roundup for Monday, October 31, 2016.

Toronto Raptors 105, Denver Nuggets 102

For the third straight game, DeMar DeRozan hit the 30-point plateau for the Raptors, the first player in franchise history to do so in the first three games of the season, and one of only two players in the NBA to do so this season (Russell Westbrook is the other). The real MVP on Monday was Kyle Lowry, who scored 29 points in addition to five rebounds and seven assists.

Chicago Bulls 118, Brooklyn Nets 88

This is about what people expected from Brooklyn this season, who is projected to be one of the worst teams in the NBA. The scariest part of Brooklyn's Halloween? Nobody scoring more than 15 points in the loss. Bulls guard Michael Carter-Williams left the game with a sprained left knee.

Atlanta Hawks 106, Sacramento Kings 95

For the first time in five years, Atlanta starts the season 3-0. They were aided by a spooky fourth quarter from Sacramento, who shot 6 of 18 in the frame. DeMarcus Cousins became the Kings' franchise leader in double-doubles, surpassing Chris Webber with his 246th double-double; he's only 26-years-old, though his Sacramento future may be tenable at best.

Los Angeles Clippers 116, Phoenix Suns 98

The Suns sunk deeper into the NBA pits on Monday by losing their fourth straight to open the season. They were without guard Devin Booker, who was suffering from a sprained toe. Both teams were playing the second part of a back-to-back, but Los Angeles didn't look any worse for wear.

In the news

Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins was fined $25,000 for his antics against the Minnesota Timberwolves a few nights ago. Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio is out indefinitely after suffering a sprained elbow. Among the notable players to receive massive contract extensions on Monday were Victor Oladipo and Steven Adams (Oklahoma City Thunder), Cody Zeller (Charlotte Hornets), and Rudy Gobert (Utah Jazz).

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