Nikola Jokic Getty Images

Every night there are big performances from some of the game’s biggest stars. Sunday night was no different, with 7 games on the slate, which left plenty of opportunity for stand-out performances.

Here are the top performances from Sunday:

1. Nikola Jokic, Denver Nuggets (40 Pts, 27 Reb, 10 Ast, 2 Ast)

Nikola Jokic put up the first 40-point, 25-rebound, 10-assist game since Wilt Chamberlain. Only three players have ever done it. His monster night is emblematic of why he’s won back-to-back MVPs and he may just be in line for a third in a row.

2. Anthony Edwards, Minnesota Timberwolves (37 Pts, 7 Reb, 11 Ast, 2 Stl)

Anthony Edwards had a big night in the Wolves' win over the Chicago Bulls. He set his career-high in assists without Rudy Gobert and Karl Anthony-Towns. It was also his season-high in points.

3. Kevin Durant, Brooklyn Nets (43 Pts, 6 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl, 2 Blk)

Kevin Durant’s 26-point third quarter helped lead the Nets in a comeback victory over the Pistons. His array of shotmaking was on full display, hitting shots from all over the floor. Durant and the Nets are on a 6-game winning streak.

4. Kyrie Irving, Brooklyn Nets (38 Pts, 6 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl)

Kyrie Irving also had a massive role in the Nets' comeback. He had five three-pointers and 13 of 23 from the field overall. He and the Nets are starting to find their footing.

5. Jordan Poole, Golden State Warriors (43 Pts, 6 Ast, 1 Reb, 1 Ast)

With Steph Curry out with a shoulder injury, Jordan Poole is now the Warriors’ number 1 option. He went off against the Raptors, splashing home 5 three-pointers in Toronto. Expect more big nights from Poole as Curry recovers.

Honorable Mentions:

LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers (33 Pts, 7 Reb, 9 Ast, 1 Blk)

Paolo Banchero, Orlando Magic (31 Pts, 6 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Stl)

Jaylen Brown, Boston Celtics (24 Pts, 14 Reb, 2 Ast, 3 Stl, 2 Blk)

Julius Randle, New York Knicks (25 Pts, 14 Reb, 3 Ast)

LaMelo Ball, Charlotte Hornets (31 Pts, 5 Reb, 5 Ast, 1 Stl)

© 2024 Latin Times. All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.