With Derrick Rose and Isaiah Thomas injured, LeBron James took over the point guard slot for the Cavaliers. LeBron James scored 34 points and had 13 assists as the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Chicago Bulls 119-112 after losing to them four times last season. Dwyane Wade came off the bench at his request and was replaced in the starting lineup by JR Smith. Kevin Love added 20 points and 12 rebounds, while Wade had 11 points, and Jeff Green finished the game with 16 points.

Lauri Markkanen achieves a historical record

Despite their loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Bulls put on a brilliant performance, led by young players Justin Holiday and Lauri Markkanen.

Holiday finished the game with 25 points including four three-pointers and Jerian Grant finished the game with 12 points and 10 assists. Finnish player Lauri Markkanen stole the spotlight from everyone and LeBron James praised him after his great performance against the Cavs by scoring 19 points, including five three-pointers, and eight rebounds. Markkanen entered NBA history and became the first player to score 10 three-pointers in his first three games. This achievement has never been reached by any NBA player.

Exciting results

The Boston Celtics beat the New York Knicks 110-89. Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum added 45 points combined, while Al Horford finished the game with a double-double (13 points and 13 assists).

The Orlando Magic beat the Brooklyn Nets 125-121, Aaron Gordon scored 41 points (personal record). While C.J. McCollum scored 23 points to lead the Portland Trail Blazers beating the New Orleans Pelicans 103-93, Damian Lillard finished the game with 13 points, seven assists, and eight rebounds. Despite the Pelicans' loss, DeMarcus Cousins put on a brilliant performance and finished the game with 39 points and 13 rebounds.

The Clippers' streak and another loss to the Wolves

The L.A. Clippers continued their winning streak by beating Utah Jazz 102-84. Blake Griffin added 22 points, nine rebounds, and six assists, and Deandre Jordan added 11 points and 18 rebounds. While the Indiana Pacers won over the Minnesota Timberwolves 130-107, Corey Joseph who came off the bench, scored 21 points including five three-pointers. Darren Collison scored 15 points and had 16 assists, Victor Oladipo scored 28 points, three rebounds, and three assists, while Domantas Sabonis achieved a double-double (15 points and 11 rebounds).