To morning sports news, and a bit of hell broke loose in the NBA game between the LA Lakers and Detroit Pistons.

After copping an errant elbow to the face from Lebron James, Pistons player Isaiah Stewart was keen to settle some differences.

So much so that Stewart’s team-mates and coaches had a job on their hands to keep him from returning fire.

Both James and Stewart were ejected, and Stewart was last seen getting free in the tunnel to presumably chase after Lebron again.

The Lakers ended up prevailing, 121-116.

On markets, the ASX 200 has started the week on a flat note with a drop of around 0.4% in early Monday trade.

Energy stocks are dragging, amid continued pressure on oil prices as multiple European countries roll out harder lockdowns to combat more COVID-19 outbreaks.

Banking stocks also continue to underperform, with the ASX 200 Financials index now down more than 5% from its November highs.

There were few standout sectors across the board as major gold stocks also fell sharply, although there was at least one big gold winner at the small end of town (read on below).

Looking at the week ahead, US core PCE inflation data on Wednesday night looms as a key risk event, before US markets are closed on Thursday for Thanksgiving.


Here are the best performing ASX small cap stocks for November 22 [intraday]:

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Code Name Price % Change Market Cap
E2M E2 Metals 0.39 62.5% $36,113,091
SFM Santa Fe Minerals 0.14 27.3% $8,010,067
YPB YPB Group Ltd 0.0025 25.0% $11,861,823
BTR Brightstar Resources 0.058 23.4% $24,754,357
PRM Prominence Energy 0.011 22.2% $9,304,729
REE RareX Limited 0.115 21.1% $42,901,354
IDZ Indoor Skydive Aust 0.054 20.0% $15,151,504
AFW Applyflow Limited 0.006 20.0% $14,788,040
AVR Anteris Technologies 10.61 19.5% $77,857,922
MRD Mount Ridley Mines 0.0095 18.8% $45,132,274
POS Poseidon Nick Ltd 0.11 17.0% $288,012,195
VPR Volt Power Group 0.0035 16.7% $28,033,601
EMD Emyria Limited 0.375 15.4% $50,048,173
GLA Gladiator Resources 0.03 15.4% $12,120,418
ORN Orion Minerals Ltd 0.03 15.4% $112,351,553
RDT Red Dirt Metals Ltd 0.725 15.1% $157,171,481
AOA Ausmon Resorces 0.008 14.3% $4,974,615
ARE Argonaut Resources 0.008 14.3% $25,243,433
STM Sunstone Metals Ltd 0.12 14.3% $234,876,703
M3M M3Mininglimited 0.32 14.3% $7,898,976
PXX Polarx Limited 0.04 14.0% $23,527,586
AEV Avenira Limited 0.024 14.0% $18,119,909
MNS Magnis Energy Tech 0.5 14.0% $414,371,658
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E2 Metals (ASX:E2M) ripped higher at the opening bell and held its gains into midday trade, after unearthing some “significant gold mineralisation” from the first scout holes at its Andrea Sur project in Argentina.

Get the full resources wrap here.

Shares in product authentication company YPB Group (ASX:YPB) have been hopping about lately and the stock ticked higher again this morning on no news.

In tech, Indoor Skydive Australia (ASX:IDZ) continued its recent rally after announcing the launch of its fourth ‘FREAK’ gaming entertainment centre in Macquarie shopping centre in Sydney.

Elsewhere, Anteris Technologies (ASX:AVR) jumped by around 20% after announcing that it has implanted five TAVR patients in a first-in-human study to assess the DurAVR THV system for the treatment of severe aortic stenosis


Here are the worst performing ASX small cap stocks for November 22 [intraday]:

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Code Name Price % Change Market Cap
EN1 Engage:Bdr Limited 0.002 -33.3% $9,143,994
MLS Metals Australia 0.002 -33.3% $15,715,672
NPM Newpeak Metals 0.001 -33.3% $11,055,153
PCL Pancontinental Energ 0.001 -33.3% $10,551,334
ANL Amani Gold Ltd 0.0015 -25.0% $36,851,128
CGB Cann Global Limited 0.003 -25.0% $25,341,947
SE1 Sensera Ltd 0.0125 -21.9% $6,623,943
MPR Mpower Group Limited 0.051 -17.7% $13,556,917
GGX Gas2Grid Limited 0.003 -14.3% $14,161,357
ICN Icon Energy Limited 0.02 -13.0% $15,124,960
CAV Carnavale Resources 0.007 -12.5% $19,441,842
DLC Delecta Limited 0.014 -12.5% $19,278,539
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