After a busy Friday night, the NBA schedule is rolled right along with a nine-game Saturday night. Things tipped off with two undefeated teams falling early Saturday night, with the Boston Celtics blowing out the Detroit Pistons and the Utah Jazz handing the New Orleans Pelicans their first loss of the season.

Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Lakers came up short again versus the San Antonio Spurs, losing 110-106. LeBron James scored 35 points and grabbed 11 rebounds but DeMar DeRozan’s 30-point, 12-rebound, eight-assist effort was too much for the Lakers to overcome.

Here are all the scores, highlights and updates from the evening’s action.

NBA scores for Saturday, Oct. 27

All times Eastern

Spurs hold off Lakers; Popovich makes NBA history

The Spurs defeated the Lakers for the second time in less than a week, beating them 110-106. Not only did the Spurs move to 3-2 on the season, Gregg Popovich also became the first coach in NBA history to win at least 1,200 games with one franchise.

LeBron passes Dirk on NBA’s scoring list

Speaking of passing all-time greats, LeBron James just surpassed Dirk Nowitzki for sixth on the all-time scoring list.

LeBron moves past Shaq on all-time field goals list

LeBron James has knocked off another giant from the all-time field goals list. With this bucket, the four-time MVP surpassed Shaquille O’Neal for sixth on the aforementioned list.

DeRozan dunks over 2 Lakers

The Spurs got into a track meet with the Lakers on Saturday night and DeMar DeRozan has been their only bright spot. The All-Star guard had 16 points at the half, punctuating it with this slam dunk over two Lakers players.

Williams scores first-ever bucket on alley-oop

I don’t care if it was during a blowout victory, Robert Williams scored his first-ever NBA bucket in style. Before the Celtics handed the Pistons their first loss of the season, the rookie posted his first bucket on an alley-oop.

LeBron goes off backboard to himself

LeBron James is making this a nightly thing. As the Lakers looked to avenge their loss versus the Spurs from earlier in the week, the four-time MVP pulled off a backboard highlight early on.

Giannis makes casual dunk look special

When you’re the “Greek Freak,” you can make anything look good — including casual dunks. As the Bucks tipped off versus the Magic, Giannis Antetokounmpo started off the game in style.

Nance Jr. pulls off one-handed slam

Larry Nance Jr. and Kyle Korver play a nice two-man game. As the Cavaliers looked for their first win of the season versus the Pacers, Nance Jr. made sure to turn in the play of the game with this one-handed slam.

Embiid’s block leads to Fultz’s spinning layup

The 76ers hope to see more of this in the future. As the 76ers battled the Hornets, Joel Embiid pulled off a block that directly led to Markelle Fultz’s spinning layup.

Lavine started off game with one-handed jam

How else would a former Slam Dunk champion begin a game? As the Chicago Bulls tipped off versus the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday, Zach Lavine started things off with a one-handed jam.

Celtics’ Hayward pulls off nifty layup on foul

The Celtics blew out the Pistons in the first half. While holding a 20-point lead over the undefeated Pistons, Gordon Hayward pulled off this nifty layup while being fouled.

Mirotic scores 15 points in opening quarter

The Pelicans are Anthony Davis’ team, but Nikola Mirotic is no slouch. As the Pelicans looked to remain undefeated vs. the Jazz, Mirotic scored 15 points on 6-of-7 shooting in the opening quarter.

Spurs go with new lineup vs. Lakers

The Spurs are changing things up a bit. As they look to beat the Lakers for the second time in less than a week, they’ll go with Davis Bertans over Rudy Gay in the starting five. Dante Cunningham will start for the sake of defending LeBron James.

Davis out for Pels

The Pelicans were already going to have a tough time trying to stay undefeated on Saturday night as they took on the Jazz. Now, that task has gotten even tougher. Shortly before game time, Anthony Davis was ruled out with an elbow injury. 

Ball retains starting role

Lonzo Ball jumped into the starting lineup this week due to Rajon Rondo’s suspension stemming from his fight with Chris Paul. And despite Rondo’s return, Ball is keeping that role. His strong play over the past three games — he averaged 12.6 points, 6.3 rebounds, 6.6 assists, while shooting 40 percent from 3-point land and playing strong defense — pretty much forced coach Luke Walton to keep him with the starters. 





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