NBA scores and notes – November 14th games

News, notes, and NBA scores from the night of action on November 14th, 2022. Charlotte Hornets, Miami Heat, and Toronto among winners.

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The NBA had seven games scheduled for Monday night, November 14th. At the time of writing, most of them were complete and there are some takeaways for fans.

Miami defeats Phoenix in a close game

Firstly, the Phoenix Suns lost to the Miami Heat. The Suns, who were our No. 6 team in the league entering the week, are now just 8-5 on the season and seem to be struggling just a little bit. The score against the Heat was 113-112. Chris Paul missed the game for the Suns as he deals with a problem with his heel.

Bam Adebayo was huge in the game for the Heat. He scored 30 points and had 10 rebounds for a double-double. With the victory, the Heat improved to 7-7 on the season.

Milwaukee Bucks lose to the Atlanta Hawks

The Milwaukee Bucks, the top team in our power rankings, lost on Monday night. The Atlanta Hawks were on the road in the game but posted a double-digit victory 121-106. Milwaukee is now 10-3 on the season and they suffered their first defeat while hosting. Giannis Antetokounmpo was in the game but he shot poorly from both the field and the free-throw line.

LaMelo Ball continues to shoot poorly but Charlotte wins

The Charlotte Hornets earned just their fourth win of the season on Monday night. They defeated the Orlando Magic in a game that Paolo Banchero missed. The final score was 112-105.

The Hornets played just their second game of the season with LaMelo Ball, the team’s best player. Ball struggled from the field again, shooting just 35.3% in the game. He had 17 points and 9 assists but isn’t quite playing at his best yet. So far this season, he is just 5 for 24 from three-point range.

Boston Celtics beat OKC after a strong 4th quarter

The Boston Celtics are the No. 2 team in our current power rankings. They survived a scare on Monday night against the OKC Thunder. The Celtics won 126-122 but trailed by 7 heading into the fourth quarter.

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander continues to play like a crystal-clear All-Star for the Thunder. He had 37 points in the game to lead all scorers. The guard also had 8 assists and 4 rebounds in 36 minutes of playing time.

Other NBA scores

In other results on the night, the Toronto Raptors defeated the Detroit Pistons 115-111. The Los Angeles Clippers defeated Houston Rockets 122-106. At the time of writing, the late game between the San Antonio Spurs and the Golden State Warriors had just started.