One would be forgiven for forgetting there was NBA action last night. The big news in sports, and even the country, was the World Series victory for the Chicago Cubs, who ended 108 years of torment for their franchise and passed the title for longest championship drought in American sports to the Arizona Cardinals. Here's a roundup for Wednesday, November 2, 2016.

Houston Rockets 118, New York Knicks 99

Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni seems to get a certain amount of pleasure out of destroying his former employer and he did it again on Wednesday behind another dominant offensive performance from James Harden.

The Knicks have now lost 21 of their last 23 games against Houston.

Toronto Raptors 113, Washington Wizards 103

DeMar DeRozan simply can't be stopped this season, dropping another 40 points against the Wizards in the win. He's been worth every penny the Raptors gave him this summer. Meanwhile, the poor start for Washington is old hat, as they've now begun four of their past six seasons with three straight losses.

Charlotte Hornets 109, Philadelphia 76ers 93

Speaking of poor starts, Philly simply can't win in the month of November, failing to do so for the past three years now. NBA veteran Ersan Ilyasova played his first game since coming over on a trade from Oklahoma City, tying a team-high with 14 points in the defeat.

Brooklyn Nets 109, Detroit Pistons 101

On their second straight night playing an NY-based team, the Pistons couldn't bring it again, dropping their second game of the season. Nets center Brook Lopez hit multiple three-point shots for the first time in his career, but point guard Jeremy Lin left the game against Detroit with a strained hamstring.

Los Angeles Lakers 123, Atlanta Hawks 116

Lou Williams stepped up against his former team, scoring 16 points in the fourth quarter to lead the Lakers over the Hawks. Dwight Howard exacted revenge against his former club with 31 points and 11 rebounds, but it wasn't enough to stave off Atlanta's first loss of the year.

Memphis Grizzlies 89, New Orleans Pelicans 83 (OT)

This game included the ugliest shooting performances in the NBA so far this year, as evidenced by the low score even after the overtime period. Marc Gasol couldn't get anything going for the Grizzlies, who were resting some key players, but Anthony Davis couldn't get anything going for New Orleans, and they're nothing without him.

Boston Celtics 107, Chicago Bulls 100

Amir Johnson came out of nowhere to score 16 points in the third quarter and lead the Celts to victory against Chicago. Bulls players can be forgiven; they were likely too busy trying to gather World Series Game 7 scores to get up for an early November game.

Utah Jazz 97, Dallas Mavericks 81

It's incredible that NBA veteran Deron Williams is still being booed by Jazz fans after the team chose to trade him away half a decade ago. It's even more incredible that the Mavs are off to an 0-4 start despite their big offseason signings.

Phoenix Suns 118, Portland Trail Blazers 115 (OT)

This is an early candidate for NBA Game of the Year. With just over a tick left in regulation, Suns guard Eric Bledsoe scored to give his team the lead. Mason Plumlee somehow inbounded right to Meyers Leonard for a layup for Portland. culminating in an overtime period where Bledsoe stepped up again, nailing a three at the buzzer for the win. It was the first win of the year for the Suns.

Oklahoma City Thunder 85, Los Angeles Clippers 83

Russell Westbrook scored another 35 en route to knocking the Clippers from the ranks of the unbeaten. All eyes turn from Wednesday to Thursday, though, as Westbrook and the Thunder travel to the Bay Area to face Kevin Durant and the Golden State Warriors for the first time since Durant left the Thunder over the summer.

In the news

Boston Celtics forward Jae Crowder will miss at least one week with an ankle injury. NBA veteran Jordan Farmer rejoins the Sacramento Kings just nine days after his release.

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