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In yet another action packed week of NBA basketball, some of the craziest events so far in the season have happened. To start off, the Cleveland Cavaliers were able to topple the Brooklyn Nets’ big three in a back and forth double overtime win. The Cavaliers young star Collin Sexton provided the game tying three pointer to send the game to overtime, and would put up big numbers in both overtime periods to snap the Nets four game winning streak.

The Detroit Pistons against the Atlanta Hawks was also a game that needed to go into overtime for a winner to be determined. Although the Pistons played one of their best games of the season with a handful of players reaching double digits on points on the stat sheet. Although the Hawks young point guard Trae Young was able to push his team past their threshold in the late quarters as he dropped 38 points with 10 assists to propel his team ahead and gain the Hawks their seventh win of the season.

Also, the Orlando Magic had a game down to the wire against the Minnesota Timberwolves earlier this week. The Magic saw a great deal of potential from their first round draft pick Cole Anthony. The rookie miraculously scored six points in the final 30 seconds of the game by draining two back to back three pointers to win the game. The Timberwolves led by as much as twenty points in the first half but throughout the game could not uphold their lead to the end!

The New York Knicks also started gaining some ground back in the Eastern Conference as they won their third straight game later in the week. As the Knicks played the Golden State Warriors, with a missing Klay Thompson as well as Draymond Green getting ejected in the first half, Stephen Curry had to look deeper in the Warriors bench during the final quarters. Following halftime, the Knicks started out strong and were able to gain a seven point lead by the time the fourth quarter rolled around, and increased the lead throughout the fourth quarter. Although the Warriors lost, six players scored in double digits for the team, showing that they have players that are able to step up when their time comes.