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.

Kelly Oubre with a monster putback jam!

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*

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!

James Harden with the fancy, between the legs pass to Kyrie for the easy lay.

Jamal Murray bangs an off balance three-pointer over Ayton to send it to OT.

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!

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…

Harden showing EVERYBODY love after he lays in a smooth finish!

Kyle Lowry: YEET!

*probably*

I don’t think Steph is a big fan of being called Wardell!

*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!

Chicago Bulls mascot Benny with his best “Benny Sanders” impression! 😂

NBA Standings as of (01/25/2021)

Western Conference
  1. Clippers 13-4
  2. Lakers 13-4
  3. Jazz 12-4
  4. Trail Blazers 9-6
  5. Nuggets 9-7
  6. Grizzlies 7-6
  7. Suns 8-7
  8. Spurs 9-8
  9. Mavericks 8-8
  10. Warriors 8-8
  11. Rockets 6-9
  12. Thunder 6-9
  13. Kings 6-10
  14. Pelicans 5-10
  15. Timberwolves 4-11
Eastern Conference
  1. 76ers 12-5
  2. Bucks 10-6
  3. Celtics 9-6
  4. Pacers 9-7
  5. Nets 10-8
  6. Cavaliers 8-8
  7. Hawks 8-8
  8. Knicks 8-10
  9. Raptors 7-9
  10. Bulls 7-9
  11. Hornets 7-9
  12. Magic 7-10
  13. Heat 6-9
  14. Wizards 3-9
  15. Pistons 3-13
Thank you for reading the NBA week five recap. I hope you enjoyed! You can find me on Twitter @Andrew_Winfield, while you’re there be sure to follow the main account @BellyUpSports! Check the Belly Up Sports NBA Page for more content from us and be sure to come back next monday for the week four recap!
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