Kawhi Leonard Los Angeles Clippers
Kawhi Leonard #2 of the LA Clippers dribbles during a 111-91 Denver Nuggets preseason win at Staples Center on October 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Harry How/Getty Images

The NBA has thrilling games and performances almost every day, and yesterday was no different. We saw some big scoring performances from unlikely and likely names.

Here are the top performances from last night:

1. Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks (35 Pts, 13 Reb, 5 Ast, 2 Blk, 1 Stl)

Giannis Antetokounmpo is a consistent stat-sheet stuffer who is always putting monster numbers. Last night was no different. His 35-point double-double propelled the Bucks to a win over the feisty Orlando Magic.

2. Joel Embiid, Philadelphia 76ers (39 Pts, 7 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Blk, 2 Stl)

Joel Embiid has been on a tear of late, destroying defensive game plans with his size and skill. His near 40-point explosion agaisnt the Rockets came in a double-overtime loss. He made 12 of his 21 field goal attempts.

3. Jayson Tatum, Boston Celtics (31 Pts, 12 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Blk, 1 Stl)

Jayson Tatum’s play this season has his name squarely in the MVP conversation. His play on both ends of the floor has been essential to everything that is going right for the Celtics this season. His double-double last night was crucial in Boston’s win over the Raptors.

4. Andrew Nembhard, Indiana Pacers (31 Pts, 13 Ast, 8 Reb, 1 Stl)

Andrew Nembhard is having an incredible week after hitting a game-winner against the Lakers and after his performance in an upset over the Warriors. He early dropped a triple-double to go along with his 31 points in Tyrese Haliburton’s absence.

5. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Oklahoma City Thunder (35 Pts, 6 Reb, 5 Ast, 2 Stl)

Shai Gilegeous-Alexander has been a top-10 player this season, routinely putting up monster numbers like he has last night. His big night led the Thunder to a win over the Hawks. SGA made all 15 of his free throw attempts as well.

Honorable Mentions:

Kawhi Leonard, Los Angeles Clippers (16 Pts, 6 Rebs, 2 Ast, Game-winning shot)

Paolo Banchero, Orlando Magic (20 Pts, 12 Reb, 7 Ast, 1 Blk, 1 Stl)

Tyus Jones, Memphis Grizzlies (28 Pts, 10 Ast, 5 Reb, 2 Stl)

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