Despite losing Gordon Hayward in the opening minutes of the season, the Boston Celtics are tied for the most wins in the league (at eight), while the Detroit Pistons, Orlando Magic, Minnesota Timberwolves, and Utah Jazz have all been off to surprisingly strong starts.
Although the Cleveland Cavaliers have struggled early on, LeBron James has been “king” of the court, leading the team in scoring, assists, steals, and blocks per game. Kristaps Porzingis has been equally meteoric for the New York Knicks, who have won five of their last six games behind Porzingis’ 30.0 points per game average, second-best in the NBA.
It’s only one month down—and there’s plenty more to go.
Here’s a look at the games and players you can’t miss in the NBA this week.
(All records and stats are of game results through Sunday, Nov. 6, 2017)