Friday night was brimming with big performances in the NBA.
Carmelo Anthony led the New York Knicks over the Charlotte Bobcats, eliminating any chance of Patrick Ewing getting a victory during his debut as a temporary head coach. Kevin Love and Anthony Davis also carried their teams to victory, but they weren't alone.
With 12 games going on, points, rebounds and assists were flying around in non-stop fashion. They almost resulted in triple-doubles for Nicolas Batum, Damian Lillard and Luol Deng, who deserve big shoutouts even if they don't receive featured spots in this set of takeaways.
While players were putting up gaudy individual numbers, the Indiana Pacers prevented anyone on the Toronto Raptors (other than first-half Rudy Gay) from doing so. They remain the lone undefeated team in the Association, getting off to their first 6-0 start since their ABA days.
Eat your hearts out, Mel Daniels and Roger Brown.
Andrew Bynum returned to the Wells Fargo Center and was booed relentlessly by Philadelphia 76ers supporters, much to the surprise of absolutely no one. Ty Lawson exploded in the third quarter but couldn't help carry the struggling Denver Nuggets to back-to-back victories, much to the surprise of many.
Oh, and Andrew Wiggins and the other top college prospects kicked off their season in style.
Friday night had it all. Whether or not you had a chance to tune in, we've got you covered with the eight biggest takeaways from the Nov. 8 action.