NBA scores, highlights, updates: Kyrie Irving, Celtics hand Bucks first loss; Davis out for Pelicans vs. Blazers

November is upon us, and there is no shortage of solid NBA action to kick off the month. 

Six games dot the league’s schedule on Thursday night, highlighted by a battle between two great point guards when the Charlotte Hornets host the Oklahoma City Thunder, which was won by Russell Westbrook and the Thunder, as well as two potential playoff previews: Boston Celtics giving the Bucks their first loss and the New Orleans Pelicans facing the Trail Blazers in Portland. 

Here’s all you need to know about Thursday night’s action.  

NBA scores for Thursday, Nov. 1

All times Eastern  

  • Philadelphia 76ers 122, Los Angeles Clippers 113 (Box Score)
  • Denver Nuggets 100, Cleveland Cavaliers 91 (Box Score)
  • Oklahoma City Thunder 111, Charlotte Hornets 107 (Box Score)
  • Sacramento Kings 146, Atlanta Hawks 115 (Box Score)
  • Boston Celtics 117, Milwaukee Bucks 113 (Box Score)
  • New Orleans Pelicans at Portland Trail Blazers, 10:30 p.m. — TNT (GameTracker)

Kyrie helps Celtics beat Bucks

There are officially no more undefeated teams left in the NBA. The Celtics took care of the Bucks at home on Thursday, giving Milwaukee its first loss of the season. Boston was led by Kyrie Irving’s 28 points and seven assists.

Embiid drops 41 on Clips

The Clippers couldn’t do anything with Sixers center Joel Embiid, who scored a season-high 41 points in Thursday’s win. Trust the process.

Westbrook does it on both ends 

Russell Westbrook showed off his two-way ability in Charlotte, as he came up with a steal on one end of the floor, and converted with a thunderous slam on the other end. 

Westbrook finished with 29 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds in the win.

Fox gets first triple-double

The red-hot Kings obliterated the Hawks on Thursday, and De’Aaron Fox was a huge reason why. The second-year guard netted his first career triple-double with 31 points, 14 assists and 10 rebounds.

Giannis gets freaky

The Greek Freak started off Thursday’s showdown against the Celtics by showing off his ridiculous athleticism. He pulled off a nice spin move and finished it off by throwing it down hard.

Davis out for Pelicans

Anthony Davis returned from a two-game absence on Wednesday in a loss to the Warriors, but the big man couldn’t take the court in the night cap against the Blazers on Thursday due to a lingering elbow injury.

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