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This week saw the first 10 players in the NBA Top Shot 50 revealed by the NBPA, with Anthony Davis, Devin Booker, Ja Morant, Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum, Joel Embiid, Kevin Durant, Luka Dončić, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, and Steph Curry securing their spot in this season’s flagship Legendary collection.
They’ve been recognized for their achievements on the court during the early days of the NBA season, and this week, incredible performances took place that could help define future Top Shot 50 Waves, with 40 more spots up for grabs throughout the season.
Last Week Around Top Shot
- Top Shot 50 Wave 1 revealed, highlighting 10 players selected by the NBPA as essential to the story of the season, and giving collectors and fans the opportunity to vote on their best plays and performances of the season. The winning Moments will become Legendary collectibles, and just by voting, you can win 1 of 100 NBA jerseys.
- 70+ international collectors joined us in Paris for the #NBATopShotTour — including an event with Joakim Noah and an exclusive in-arena collectible at the NBA Paris game — and over 6,000 collectors have completed the NBA Top Shot Tour Paris Challenge (so far).
- Locations launched, giving collectors the choice to opt-in to share their location on their profile, flex their regional pride and find other collectors in their city.
- New Hot Packs ($10) and Rookie Debut Packs ($25) dropped, available now, featuring new Rare, Rookie, and Limited Edition Common Moments from the 2022-23 NBA season.
Now, let’s dive into the Top Shot Top 10 from January 15 - 21.
10. Nikola Vučević: On January 15, the Chicago Bulls defeated the Golden State Warriors 132-118, led by a career-high tying 43 points and 14 rebounds, 4 assists, and 4 steals from Vučević, snapping an 11-game losing streak.
9. Jrue Holiday: On January 17, the Milwaukee Bucks defeated the Toronto Raptors 130-122 without Giannis or Khris. Stepping up in their absence, the Bucks PG led the team in scoring with 37 points, paired with 6 rebounds, 7 assists, and 2 steals. It was the second straight game in which Jrue scored 35 or more, becoming the first Milwaukee PG to achieve the feat since Michael Redd.
8. Jamal Murray: On January 20, the Denver Nuggets beat the Indiana Pacers 134-111, with Jamal stepping up huge without Nikola Jokić in the lineup and putting together his first career triple-double — 17 points, 10 rebounds, 14 assists, and this beautiful sequence.
7. Keegan Murray: On January 20, the Sacramento Kings won a tight contest against the Oklahoma City Thunder, lighting the Beam with a 118-113 home victory that saw the promising Rookie score a career-high 29 points, paired with 14 rebounds, on 10-12 shooting. You can find Keegan Murray’s Rookie Debut Moment from his first NBA game in Rookie Debut Packs, available now, or directly in the Marketplace.
6. Evan Mobley: On January 21, the Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Milwaukee Bucks 114-102, notching their 20th home win of the season, the most of any Eastern Conference team. The second-year big was dominant, leading all players in scoring with a career-high 38 points — without a single made three or free throw — along with 9 rebounds. According to @CavNotes, Mobley became just the fourth NBA player to score 38+ points without a made free throw or three since 1979.
5. Kyrie Irving: On January 20, the Brooklyn Nets defeated the Utah Jazz 117-106, led by a vintage Kyrie night and his highest-scoring game of the season. His 48 points, including 21 in the 4th quarter, were paired with a team-leading 11 rebounds and 6 assists, giving the Nets their first win since KD went down with an injury earlier this January.
4. Walker Kessler: On January 16, the Utah Jazz won a thriller against the Minnesota Timberwolves, scoring 39 in the 4th quarter to pull out a 126-125 victory. What made the game special was Kessler’s best game of his young rookie career, notching 20 points and 21 rebounds, becoming the first Utah Jazz rookie to ever go for 20 and 20.
3. Anthony Edwards: On January 21, the Minnesota Timberwolves put on a show against the Houston Rockets, winning 113-104 while Ant-Man scored a season-high 44 points, led by his season-high 8 threes and this jaw-dropping dunk. Along with the offensive explosion and monster jam, Edwards racked up 6 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 steals and 3 blocks.
2. LeBron James: On January 16, the Los Angeles Lakers hosted the Houston Rockets for an MLK Day nightcap, winning a high-scoring affair 140-132. The King stole the show, continuing his dominance since turning 38, defying gravity and science with a monster, season-high 48 points, 9 assists, 8 rebounds, and 0 turnovers as he cruises towards NBA history.
1. Jayson Tatum: On January 16, the Boston Celtics started the NBA’s MLK Day schedule with a 130-118 win over the Charlotte Hornets — led by Jayson Tatum’s incredible 51 points. With the performance, Tatum became the Boston Celtics franchise leader in 50+ point games, and he’s only 24 years old. The Celtic Superstar has secured his place in the Top Shot 50 for the season, but the sky is the limit for where their road ends in the Playoffs and how many more times he’ll appear on this list over his career.
- On January 15, Terance Mann set a regular season career-high with 31 points.
- On January 15, Josh Giddey tied his career high with 28 points, 9 rebounds, and 9 assists.
- On January 16, T.J. McConnell scored a career-high 29, headlined by 25 in the first half.
- On January 17, Keldon Johnson set a career-high with 36 points, 11 rebounds, and 4 steals.
- On January 17, Nikola Jokić racked up 36 points, 12 rebounds, and 10 assists while shooting 13-14 from the field in one of the most efficient triple-doubles of his career.
- On January 18, Jalen Green tied a career-high with 41 points.
- On January 19, Top Shot 50 member Jayson Tatum continued his dominant season with a career-high 19 rebounds, alongside 34 points in a Finals rematch against the Warriors.
- On January 21, Grant Williams tied a career-high with 25 points off the bench.
- On January 21, Rui Hachimura tied a career-high with 30 points off the bench.
Enjoy Rivals Week around the NBA! We’ll be watching.