Last night we saw 16 teams in action and fans got to witness a bit of everything.
BKN 117 CHI 111
The Nets were without Kyrie so Spencer Dinwiddie stepped up. Joe Harris and Dinwiddie led Brooklyn to victory. Harris had 22 points and dropped 8 dimes. Spencer scored 24 in the start. Zach LaVine led all scorers with 36 for the Bulls in a losing effort.
CHA 103 NY 102
Hornets won 2 straight with two game winning 3-pointers. Devonte’ Graham knocked down his 9th three of the game with 2.8 seconds left in regulation. Graham led all scorers with 29. R.J. Barrett led the Knicks with 22 points.
MIL 102 IND 83
The Bucks routed the Pacers thanks to Milwaukee’s big men. Giannis recorded a double-double scoring 26 points, nabbed 13 boards, and dished out 6 dimes. Brooke Lopez added 15 and grabbed 8 boards. Myles Turner led Indiana with 16 points and secured 11 boards.
NO 94 MIA 109
The Heat remained perfect at home thanks to a well balanced offensive attack. Kendrick Nunn led Miami with 22. Jimmy Butler was two boards away from a triple-double. He scored 16, grabbed 8 boards and dished out 13 dimes. Nickeil Alexander-Walker led all scorers with 27 in the loss.
HOU 125 MIN 105
James Harden is off to an incredible campaign. Harden led the league last night scoring 49 points in 38 minutes leading the Rockets to victory. Karl-Anthony Towns recorded another double-double in the loss scoring 27 and grabbing 15 boards.
TOR 102 DAL 110
Luka Doncic and Kristaps Prozingis were too much for the defending champs. Both Doncic and Prozingis recorded double-doubles. Luka scored 26 and grabbed 15 boards and Prozingis netted 20 and secured 15 boards. Norman Powell led the Raptors with 26 points.
POR 121 SA 116
Pop got ejected and Tim Duncan stepped up for the first time leading the Spurs as a coach. The Trailblazers spoiled Duncan’s debut. CJ McCollum led all scorers with 32 and Damian Lillard added 22. LaMarcus Aldridge recorded a double-double grabbing 13 boards and scored 30.
ATL 101 LAC 150
A 49 point victory in Paul George’s home debut made it a special one. George had a historic evening scoring 37 points in 20 minutes. Lou Williams added 25 points and dished out 6 dimes coming off the bench. Trae Young led Atlanta with 20 points, he also grabbed 5 boards and dished out 6 dimes.
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