Another week of the NBA season has gone by and here is your NBA Week Five recap! With trade rumors and team shakeups around the league finally settling down around the league, Week Five brought about some great individual and team performances throughout the NBA. Firstly, on Monday Victor Oladipo balled out in his Houston debut, racking up 32 points, 9 assists, and 5 rebounds. Collin Sexton took over in Brooklyn versus the Nets. He up a career-high 42 points against the Nets in a double OT thriller! Trae Young went ballistic in the Hawks game against the Timberwolves, scoring 40 in the first three quarters! Also, his teammate Clint Capela got an unusual yet impressive triple-double in the same game, collecting 13 points, 19 rebounds, and 10 blocks! Now that we’ve covered the top performers of the week let’s get to the full Week Five recap! ROLL THE HIGHLIGHTS!
Top Dunks of the Week
Deandre Ayton puts Brandon Clarke in the spin cycle and on a poster all in one play!
Anthony Edwards slams one home on Nikola “Vucci Mane” Vucevic.
Anthony Edwards threw it DOWN 😤 pic.twitter.com/gZFJl57vq2— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) January 21, 2021
Kelly Oubre with a monster putback jam!
Oubre’s putback was tough 🌊 pic.twitter.com/orpOKEFM6x— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) January 21, 2021
Ain’t no stoppin’ Obi Toppin!!!!
Lebron hits a hard slashing dunk off the assist by AD.
Giannis with a big man slam! *The slo-mo really makes it cooler*
🤯 GREEK FREAK HAMMER on NBA TV! 🤯 pic.twitter.com/GOQM1jSKpK— NBA (@NBA) January 25, 2021
Best Plays of Week Five
“Spida” Donovan Mitchell hits Bojan Bogdanovic at the top of the key with an impossible LAZER pass.
Donovan Mitchell has his defender playing twister!
Oh my, Donovan Mitchell…. Nickeil Alexander-Walker got shook like that pic.twitter.com/es8r6cBR7X— BroBible (@BroBible) January 22, 2021
James Harden with the fancy, between the legs pass to Kyrie for the easy lay.
Harden and Kyrie toying with the Cavs 😳 pic.twitter.com/B5yffDP6tm— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) January 23, 2021
Jamal Murray bangs an off balance three-pointer over Ayton to send it to OT.
JAMAL MURRAY SENDS IT TO OVERTIME. pic.twitter.com/VCGIQGuvaT— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) January 24, 2021
Jaden McDaniels sends Zion’s shot attempt into next week!
Joe Ingles knows the rule of every good ankle breaker… you gotta hit the shot!
🚨JOE INGLES ANKLE BREAKER🚨pic.twitter.com/uvxHvMVooG— Ben (@Sneaky__Ben) January 24, 2021
Rookie out of UNC, Cole Anthony hits a game winning three at the buzzer to beat the Timberwolves!
Funniest Moments of the Week
Sources told me that cooler was talking trash about James Ennis’s jumpshot…
James Ennis went all out 😅 pic.twitter.com/jCVQhF66VH— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) January 18, 2021
Harden showing EVERYBODY love after he lays in a smooth finish!
Harden slapped the ref on the butt after he made this bucket. 😂 pic.twitter.com/0wxeEZfuTO— House of Highlights (@HoHighlights) January 19, 2021
Kyle Lowry: YEET!
lmao how did Kyle Lowry make this pic.twitter.com/WwnMWsfhSc— Slightly Biased (@BiasedSlightly) January 19, 2021
I don’t think Steph is a big fan of being called Wardell!
Steph’s reaction when he was called “Wardell” 🤣💀 pic.twitter.com/PtJZUtuuDE— Complex Sports (@ComplexSports) January 21, 2021
*NSFW* Miles Bridges drops an F-bomb and the announcer takes the liberty to apologize.
It looks like Moe Harkless needs Google Maps to find the court!
Moe Harkless closed out so hard he had to run back on offense behind the scorer’s table. pic.twitter.com/qdkPaYpk67— Couper Moorhead (@CoupNBA) January 23, 2021
Chicago Bulls mascot Benny with his best “Benny Sanders” impression! 😂
NBA Standings as of (01/25/2021)
- Clippers 13-4
- Lakers 13-4
- Jazz 12-4
- Trail Blazers 9-6
- Nuggets 9-7
- Grizzlies 7-6
- Suns 8-7
- Spurs 9-8
- Mavericks 8-8
- Warriors 8-8
- Rockets 6-9
- Thunder 6-9
- Kings 6-10
- Pelicans 5-10
- Timberwolves 4-11
- 76ers 12-5
- Bucks 10-6
- Celtics 9-6
- Pacers 9-7
- Nets 10-8
- Cavaliers 8-8
- Hawks 8-8
- Knicks 8-10
- Raptors 7-9
- Bulls 7-9
- Hornets 7-9
- Magic 7-10
- Heat 6-9
- Wizards 3-9
- Pistons 3-13