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Top 5 NBA Performances Since the Season Opener

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We have great games last night and even better stat lines.

It was a very hard to select top 5 NBA performances since the season opener, but we have to rank them.

Individual performances will be selected subjectively following deep data dives and highlights by every player.

Honorable Mention

Myles Turner - 30 points, 16 rebounds, 4 blocks, 2 steals, 1 assist with 13-19 FG

Russell Westbrook - 32 points, 12 rebounds, 9 assists with 11-21 FG

DeMar DeRozan - 40 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal with 17-27 FG

5. LeBron James - 19 points, 14 rebounds, 11 assists, 1 block with 9-14 FG

King James didn't let the ring ceremony take his focus away from the task at hand. He delivered a triple-double in a blowout win against the Knicks in high fashion with 19 points, 11 rebounds and 14 assists in 32 minutes.

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4. Kawhi Leonard - 35 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 5 steals with 10-21 FG

Kawhi Leonard gave a convincing performance Tuesday on why he was named All-NBA 1st team. He's the undisputed new leader of the Spurs in this post-Duncan era. He posted a career high with 35 points, 5 rebounds, and 5 steals. He'll be looking to defend his title as the reigning 2 time DPOY.

3. James Harden - 34 points, 17 assists, 8 rebounds, 1 steal with 9-19 FG

"Getting to the Point". Harden becomes the 5th player in history to put up these numbers joining Magic, Michael, Tim, and B-Diddy. He won't be denied All-NBA after this season as the point.

2. Damian Lillard - 39 points, 9 rebounds, 6 assists with 13-20 FG

Damian Lillard might make Steve Kerr look like Nostradamus. Kerr picks Lillard as his MVP favorite and Dame didn't disappoint. He dropped 39 points, 9 rebounds, and 6 assists in the home opener versus Utah. It's going to be fun to see if he can follow that up against CP3 and the Clippers tomorrow.

1. Anthony Davis - 50 points, 16 rebounds, 5 assists, 7 steals, 4 blocks with 17-34 FG

Although the game ended in a loss. Anthony returned with s vengeance staking his claim as the best power forward in the league with an epic performance. He became the first player to post 50 points, 17 rebounds, 5 assists, 7 steals and 4 blocks. It'll be another 50 years before we see a game like this.

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