There’s only four games on today’s slate but the matchups make up for the number of games.

Take a look at some storylines to follow from Friday’s contests:

  • Kemba Walker makes his first return to Charlotte as the Celtics put their five-game winning streak on the line against the Hornets.
  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Dejounte Murray – two of the brightest young guards in the league – go head-to-head as the Thunder travel to take on the Spurs.
  • The Suns and Heat have both shocked the NBA with their hot starts to the season. These two 5-2 teams face off in Phoenix, trying to further prove the legitimacy behind their successful beginning to the season.
  • Damian Lillard and the Trail Blazers look to bounce back from a tough loss to the Warriors against Kawhi Leonard and the Clippers.

We have you covered with updates, highlights and more from today’s action!

Boston Celtics at Charlotte Hornets

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After spending his first eight seasons of his NBA career with the Hornets, Kemba Walker makes his first appearance in Charlotte as a visitor. Can he lead the Celtics to their sixth-consecutive win?

Oklahoma City Thunder at San Antonio Spurs

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Thunder guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Spurs guard Dejounte Murray have striking similarities in their game and for the first time – since Murray missed all of last season due to an ACL injury – they’ll go head-to-head.

Miami Heat at Phoenix Suns

PREVIEW | BOX SCORE | PLAY-BY-PLAY

After blowing out the Houston Rockets by 29 points, the Heat suffered a 20-point loss to the Nuggets. They’ve gotten out to a great start this season, but can they bounce back on the road against the Suns team that has shocked the NBA world with their 5-2 start?

Portland Trail Blazers at LA Clippers

PREVIEW | BOX SCORE | PLAY-BY-PLAY

Kawhi Leonard missed the Clippers first-end of their back-to-back against the Milwaukee Bucks, but he’ll be suited up for this contest against the Blazers. Watch as two of the NBA’s biggest superstars going at it in a battle between Leonard and Damian Lillard.



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