NBA Top Performers from October 19th, 2022

Some of NBA’s Top Performers from the night of action on Wednesday, October 19th. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Rudy Gobert, and Terry Rozier stood out.

Home » NBA Top Performers from October 19th, 2022

There was loads of NBA action on Wednesday night. Most of the teams started their regular seasons. Here’s a look at some of the top performers of the night from a statistical perspective for some of the early games on the evening.

Charlotte Hornets 129, San Antonio Spurs 102

The Charlotte Hornets scored 129 points in their first game of the NBA season. This is a team that is starting the season without its best player, LaMelo Ball. Ball, the star point guard for the team, has a sprained left ankle.

But when you score 129 points, there are a lot of stats to go around. The game-high scorer for Charlotte was Terry Rozier. His stat line was 24 points, 6 rebounds, and 6 assists. Nick Richards was the only player for Charlotte to post a double-double. Coming off of the bench, Richards has 10 rebounds and scored 19 points. He also went +28 on point differential in the game.

Minnesota Timberwolves 115, OKC Thunder 108

The Thunder started their season on the road on Wednesday. They fell to the Minnesota Timberwolves 115-108 to start the season 0-1. The new-look Timberwolves were a team we tipped as going OVER their win total for the upcoming season.

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander had a monstrous game for the Thunder. The point guard shot 12 for 23 from the floor and finished with 32 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 steals, and 2 blocks. He also led the game in minutes played with 37. Josh Giddey had a double-double for points and rebounds in the game with 14 and 11 respectively.

On the other side, Rudy Gobert started his career with the Timberwolves on a positive note. He also had a double-double with 23 points and 16 rebounds. Meanwhile, Anthony Edwards had 11 points, 8 rebounds, and 7 assists in the game.

Memphis Grizzlies 115, New York Knicks 112 (OT)

The Memphis Grizzlies gave up a fourth-quarter lead to the New York Knicks but were able to win in overtime on Wednesday. The Grizzlies had two starters achieve a double-double. John Konchar had 12 points and 11 rebounds. Meanwhile, Santi Aldama had 18 points and 11 rebounds. Ja Morant led all scorers with 34 points in the game and he had 9 assists.

For the Knicks, Julius Randle had a double-double for points and rebounds (24 and 11). Cam Reddish was effective off of the bench for the Knicks with 22 points, 5 rebounds, and 3 steals. Isaiah Hartenstein played like a future starter in the game: he logged 40 minutes off of the bench, scoring 16 points and grabbing 8 rebounds.