The Lakers held an exciting ceremony in Kobe’s memory
Kerry’s previous season record was 50 points in the opening game against Minnesota (127: 126). He also became the first player in the Nets’ history to score at least 45 points in three games in one season. Irving scored his first 10 throws (his first miss was nearing the end of the third quarter), already halfway through his balance of 27 points.
Spencer Dinwidi rose from the bench and contributed 20, Tauran Prince added 16, Jarrett Allen 12 and Garrett Temple 11. Brooklyn did not lag throughout the game, recording a second straight and third win in its games. Zach Lavigne led the loser with 22, Luke Cornett added 19. Kris Dunn was injured in his knee already during the first game and never returned.
There is no better definition of team basketball than the Nuggets (15:34) featured tonight. All 9 guest players scored in double digits, with Will Barton leading them with 24 points. Denver interrupted Milwaukee (7:41) for its 9 consecutive win streak, giving it just a third home loss of the season, and a first since mid-December.
Nicolas Yukich was huge as usual with a triple touchdown – 15 points, 10 rebounds and 9 assists, Michael Beasley added 16, Michael Porter Jr. 15 and 11 rebounds. Janis Endocambu was also very close to the Triple Double with 31 points, 16 rebounds and 9 assists, but his percentage was catastrophic (11 from 27 from the field). He and his brother Tannasis made history when they first opened together in a quintet at “Greek Heritage Evening” in the Bucks Hall.
All Denver players at Double Figures
Not only have the Rockets (18:30) invented a new style of play in recent years thanks to the phenomenal ability of James Harden and the brilliant mind of General Manager Daryl Murray, it may be that tonight they did something else that could hit the NBA. Following Clint Cappella’s injury, Houston played throughout the night with a quintet whose highest player was 1.98m. Harden was even the one to jump to the first Jump Ball in the game.
The man and beard finished with 35 points and a season-high 16 rebounds, Russell Westbrook assisted him with 32. Houston took advantage of Luca Donchic’s absence, who suffered an ankle injury and will not play in the near future, leading at the final quarter in the 16th difference. Crisps Porzingis took advantage of the host’s low lineup and finished with 35 points and 12 rebounds.
In the first game of the season between pick # 1 in the draft, Zayon Williamson, and second pick, Joe Murant, the physical forward’s hand was on top. Zayon finished with 24 points in 29 minutes and issued a host of highlights. Brandon Ingram scored 20 and Lonzo Ball finished with 19 including 5 from 7 off the arc. The hostess unquestionably dominated in color with 57 rebounds compared to just 34 of the guest. It was the 3rd consecutive victory for the Felicans, who cut a 4-win streak to the Grizzlies.
New Orleans coach Alvin Gentry celebrated a career-high 500 wins and his team has yet to give up the playoffs, being four games away from the Grizzlies in eighth place in the West and with 33 games remaining. Jonas and Lanchionas scored 18 for their loss, but came out with six fouls early in the final quarter. Murant contributed 16.
A tenth straight win for Toronto (14:35), which received 30 points from Pascal Siakam and 21 from Serge Ibaka, and is far W further from comparing the long streak in club history. Also, guest coach Nick Ners has secured his place as the “Janis team” coach at the upcoming Ulstar (Milwaukee coach Mike Budenholzer has a better balance, but he coached last season at Ulstar, so he can’t take it again).
The wonderful Fred VanValit contributed 16 points, 9 assists and 8 rebounds. He could finish with a triple double, but Ners took him off the field five minutes to the end as his team led by 19 already. The injured Detroit played without Blake Griffin and Luke Kennard (knee). Andre Drummond led her with 20 points and 20 rebounds, but he achieved most of that impressive statistic when the game was over. Derrick Rose scored 21 in his 14th straight game with 20 points or more.
Candle. Will be at Ulstar
4:22 minutes to the end of the Suns (28:20) another 92:99 led, but then Thunder (20:30) ran an incredible 0:13 to lead 99: 105 (24 seconds to the end) and registered the win in the end. Some great players were responsible for the great run – Danilo Glynari who scored 27 in the game, Dennis Schroder who added 24 and Chris Paul who navigated the business with 20 and 10 assists.
Paul was also the last to laugh after receiving scorn in the first half because he was selected as a substitute by Western coaches for the All-Star Game while Phoenix fans thought he had a Devin Booker (27 points) to face him. Kelly Obra Jr. added 27 of his own along with 11 rebounds, and DeAndre Ayton scored 16.