NBA Lines of the Night: October 31, 2010

Brett FulmoreCorrespondent INovember 1, 2010

PHOENIX - OCTOBER 12:  Deron Williams #8 of the Utah Jazz in action during the preseason NBA game against the Phoenix Suns at US Airways Center on October 12, 2010 in Phoenix, Arizona. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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Bronze Award: The Jazz reached the win column for the first time in three tries on Sunday night, with Utah's victory over the Thunder being spearheaded by Deron Williams. He had 16 points, 15 dimes and six rebounds in the W.

D-Will seemed to be the popular choice for "First Team All-NBA" during the preseason—last night was the first time we saw him take it there through his first three games.


Silver Award: Lamar Odom gave Golden State a free lesson in efficiency last night at the Staples Center, compiling 16 points, 14 rebounds, four assists, two thefts and a swat in under 30 minutes of playing time.

Some food for thought: Is it possible that the Lakers are a better team with Odom in the starting lineup? Do you think Phil Jackson will experiment with Andrew Bynum off the bench when he returns from injury? Let me know your thoughts.


Gold Award: The Paperboy Paul Millsap finds himself getting some 'Line of the Night' love for the second time already this season, with his latest effort being a 30 point, 16 rebound and six-assist performance against the Thunder on Sunday night.

Since he was posing as Karl Malone for Halloween, Millsap ended the game by bricking a couple free throws, turning the ball over in the waning moments and then donning a cowboy hat and novelty sized belt buckle to do his post game interview.


Honorable mention...

LeBron James is going to be alright people! 20 points, seven rebounds and seven helpers highlighted his statline on Sunday afternoon. Oh, and the Heat won again.

Russell Westbrook had a tidy 22 points, four rebounds, five dimes and four steals in a losing effort against the Jazz.