With the NBA season a mere two weeks away teams are just starting to begin the preseason and loosen up for the real deal starting October 22. Last night 8 teams were in action, the Orlando Magic traveled to Detroit to tangle with the Pistons. Aaron Gordon entering his 6th year with Orlando led the way with 25 points and 8 boards in 25 minutes, as the Magic defeated Detroit 115-91.
The Knicks are 1-0! New York squeaked one out against the Washington Wizards 104-99. Newly acquired Taj Gibson dropped 16, and grabbed 9 boards, RJ Barrett and Marcus Morris both scored 17, with 7 boards to help the Knicks to the W.
Jrue Holiday and the new look Pelicans smashed Atlanta by 24 winning 133-109. Zion Williams looked great in his debut for New Orleans dropping 16 points, grabbing 7 boards and dished out 3 dimes.
Giannis “The Greek Freak” and the Bucks beat the Bulls on their home-court 122-112 to close out last nights action.
Today we saw the defending NBA champs the Toronto Raptors take down the Houston Rockets 134-129, despite James Harden’s 34 point assault. The Raptors got help from everyone they had 5 players in double digits and 10 players with at least 7 points or more, Pascal Siakam led the way with 24 and 11 boards.
Four more games remain on the schedule today 7:30 p.m Jimmy Buttler and the Heat play host to the Spurs, 8 p.m. Dallas marches into Oklahoma City to take on the Thunder. Starting at 10 p.m. the Phoenix Suns tussle with the Timberwolves, and the last game of the night is a showdown between two West coast titans the Trail Blazers play host to the Nuggets.
Watch last nights highlights and todays early game here and let us know what you’re most excited about at the start of the NBA season.
Magic Vs. Pistons
Knicks Vs. Wizards
Pelicans Vs. Hawks
Bucks Vs. Bulls
Rockets Vs. Raptors
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