Line of the Night: November 7th

James Harden poured in 35 points in a losing effort last night.

James Harden poured in 35 points in a losing effort last night.

The Denver Nuggets earned their first win of the season last night, weathering a solid out from Paul Milsap (29 points, 10 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 steals and 1 block) and Al Horford (21 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists, 1 steal and 4 blocks), as well as a double-double from Jeff Teague (14 points, 11 assists).  Ty Lawson led the way for Denver with 23 points, 8 assists and 7 rebounds.  The Lakers met up with Dwight Howard for the first time this season and jumped out to an early lead thanks to some sharp shooting form Steve Blake.  James Harden posted evening-high 35 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists, 4 steals and a block in the loss, whilst Dwight Howard recorded a double-double with 15 points and 14 rebounds.  And finally, it what may have been a preview if this season’s NBA finals, the Clippers faced off against the heat.  Chris Paul (11 points, 12 assists, 5 rebounds and 2 steals, Blake Griffin (27 points, 14 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 steal) and DeAndre Jordan (11 points, 14 rebounds, 1 assists, 2 steals and 1 block) all recorded double-doubles, but it was not enough to beat the Heat, who came away with a 102-97 victory.  Wade led the way with a game-high 29 points, 7 assists, 4 rebounds, 3 steals and 1 block).

Though it was in a losing effort, James Harden is getting my vote for Line of the Night.  To find out how the readers of ProSportsDaily voted, go here.

Dwyane Wade lead the Heat to a big win over the Clippers.

Dwyane Wade lead the Heat to a big win over the Clippers.

Top Performers

Paul Milsap: 29 points, 10 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 steals and 1 block

Al Horford: 21 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists, 1 steal and 4 blocks

Jeff Teague: 14 points, 11 assists

Ty Lawson: with 23 points, 8 assists and 7 rebounds

James Harden: 35 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists, 4 steals

Blake Griffin: 27 points, 14 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 steal

Dwyane Wade: 29 points, 7 assists, 4 rebounds, 3 steals and 1 block

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