The Suns got revenge on the Mavericks with a great return to the NBA

After opening day meetings between Boston Celtics-Philadelphia 76ers and Golden State Warriors-Los Angeles Lakers, 24 teams meet to continue the campaign.

After an opening day with just two games, the National Basketball Association he had his first feast with twelve matches where they featured the superb performance of New Orleans Pelicansthe revenge of phoenix suns before the Dallas Mavericks and the disappointing debuts of Brooklyn Nets Y Denver Nuggets.

Brooklyn Nets 108-130 New Orleans Pelicans

Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York

  • Kevin Durant, Brooklyn Nets: 32 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists
  • Brandon Ingram, New Orleans Pelicans: 28 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists

With 28 points and 7 rebounds from Brandon Ingram and 25 points and 9 rebounds from Zion Williamson at the end of the round, the New Orleans Pelicans rushed Brooklyn with a great team game and with four of their starters over 10 points.

On the other hand, Kevin Durant was the best of the Nets where the controversial Ben Simmons debuted, who offered a poor performance (4 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists before being fouled out).

Phoenix Suns 107-105 Dallas Mavericks

Footprint Center, Phoenix, Arizona

  • Luka Doncic, Dallas Mavericks: 35 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists
  • Devin Booker, Phoenix Suns: 28 points, 4 rebounds and 9 assists

Still reeling from their historic loss in the West semifinals, the Phoenix Suns were able to get revenge on the Dallas Mavericks by coming back with heart and claws in a game they lost by 22 points.

Luka Doncic was a torment for the Suns (35 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists) but he missed the long triple at the buzzer that would have given the victory to the Mavericks.

On the other hand, Damion Lee, with a very complicated basket with 10 seconds left, was the unexpected hero of a Suns with references Devin Booker (28 points and 9 assists) and Deandre Ayton (18 points and 10 rebounds).

Utah Jazz 123-102 Denver Nuggets

Vivint Smart Home Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah

  • Nicola Jokic, Denver Nuggets: 27 points, 4 rebounds and assists
  • Aaron Gordon, Denver Nuggets: 22 points, 10 rebounds and 22 assists

A surprising and lopsided loss for the Denver Nuggets, who fell to the Utah Jazz in the process of rebuilding and gave the bell with Collin Sexton (20 points) leading a group of seven players above 10 points.

Nikola Jokic (27 points and 6 assists) was the beacon for the Nuggets where Jamal Murray (12 points) and Michael Porter Jr. returned. (15 points and 7 rebounds) after long injuries.

Memphis Grizzlies 115-112 New York Knicks

FedExForum, Memphis, Tennessee

  • Ja Morant, Memphis Grizzlies: 34 points, 4 rebounds and 9 assists
  • Julius Randle, New York Knicks: 24 points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists

In his first game as a starter in the NBA, the Spaniard Santi Aldama shined with his 18 points and 11 rebounds and was the key to the victory of the Memphis Grizzlies in overtime against the New York Knicks who did not give up until the end.

Ja Morant led the Grizzlies, while Julius Randle led the Knicks who chased 19 points in the third quarter but forced overtime on Cam Reddish’s 3-pointer.

Toronto Raptors 108-105 Cleveland Cavaliers

Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, Canada

  • Donovan Mitchell, Cleveland Cavaliers: 31 points, 2 rebounds and 9 assists
  • Pascal Siakam, Toronto Raptors: 23 points, 11 rebounds and 1 assist

The Spaniard Juancho Hernangómez (a rebound and a steal in 7 minutes) made his debut with the Toronto Raptors in the hard-fought victory of the Canadians against the prosperous Cleveland Cavaliers of a Ricky Rubio who is still far from the track as he continues recovering from his serious knee injury.

Donovan Mitchell, in his first game in Cleveland, had 31 points and 9 rebounds while Pascal Siakam led Toronto with 23 points and 11 rebounds.

Minnesota Timberwolves 115-108 Oklahoma City Thunder

Target Center, Minneapolis, Minn.

  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Oklahoma City Thunder: 32 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists
  • Rudy Gobert, Minnesota Timberwolves: 23 points, 16 rebounds and 2 assists

The Minnesota Timberwolves twin towers of Rudy Gobert and Karl-Anthony Towns added their first victory in defeating a Shai Gilgeous-Alexander-led Oklahoma City Thunder. Gobert had 23 points and 16 rebounds while Towns had 12 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists.

Detroit Pistons 113 – 109 Orlando Magic

Little Caesars Arena, Detroit, Michigan

  • Paolo Banchero, Orlando Magic: 27 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists
  • Bojan Bogdanovic, Detroit Pistons: 24 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists

Number one in the final draft, Paolo Banchero appeared in his first NBA game, but his Orlando Magic finally fell in a hard-fought game against the Detroit Pistons. On the other hand, Bojan Bogdanovic, in his first meeting in the motor city after his transfer from the Utah Jazz, was the leading scorer for the Pistons with 24 points.

Miami Heat 108-116 Chicago Bulls

FTX Arena, Miami, Florida

  • DeMar DeRozan, Chicago Bulls: 37 points, 6 rebounds and 9 assists
  • Jimmy Butler, Miami Heat: 24 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists

DeMar DeRozan flirted with a triple-double for a Chicago Bulls team that started the season with a prestigious victory over the Miami Heat. Jimmy Butler, with 24 points and 8 rebounds, was the most outstanding of the locals.

Atlanta Hawks 117-107 Houston Rockets

State Farm Arena, Atlanta, Georgia

  • John Collins, Atlanta Hawks: 24 points, 8 rebounds and 1 assist
  • Trae Young, Atlanta Hawks: 23 points, 3 rebounds and 13 assists

Trae Young, Dejounte Murray, John Collins and De’Andre Hunter each scored more than 20 points as the Atlanta Hawks opened the season with a victory over the rebuilding Houston Rockets.

Jabari Smith Jr., number three in the draft, stood his ground with his 17 points and 7 rebounds for the Rockets who still have a long season to recover.

Sacramento Kings 108-115 Portland Trail Blazers

Golden 1 Center, Sacramento, Calif.

  • De’Aaron Fox, Sacramento Kings: 33 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists
  • Jerami Grant, Portland Trail Blazers: 23 points, 8 rebounds and 1 assist

De’Aaron Fox had 33 points, grabbed 7 rebounds and dished out 7 assists but his Sacramento Kings didn’t win at home against the Portland Trail Blazers with three players over 20 points. Damian Lillard, recovering from an injury that kept him out of the game for the second half of last year, contributed 20 points and 8 assists on a poor 5 of 18 shooting.

Indiana Pacers 107-114 Washington Wizards

Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana

  • Tyrese Haliburton, Indiana Pacers: 26 points, 4 rebounds and 7 assists
  • Bradley Beal, Washington Wizards: 23 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists

In a rivalry between two teams that have been called among the worst in the Eastern Conference, the Washington Wizards beat the Indiana Pacers in a game where the team from the US capital always tops the scoreboard.

Kyle Kuzma (22 points and 13 rebounds) and Bradley Beal (23 points and 6 assists) are very dynamite for a Pacers led by Tyrese Haliburton (26 points and 7 assists) and where Dominican Chris Duarte has 5 points, one rebound and one steal in 19 minutes.

San Antonio Spurs 102-129 Charlotte Hornets

AT&T Center, San Antonio, Texas

  • Terry Rozier, Charlotte Hornets: 24 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists
  • Keldon Johnson, San Antonio Spurs: 20 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists

Far from their golden years, Gregg Popovich’s San Antonio Spurs, who will be a priori under West, began their season with a loss to the Charlotte Hornets.

Terry Rozier (24 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists) and Keldon Johnson (20 points and 11 rebounds) were the benchmarks for the Hornets and Spurs, respectively.

NBA Eastern Conference

  • 1.- Boston Celtics (1-0)
  • 2.- Chicago Bulls (1-0)
  • 3.- Washington Wizards (1-0)
  • 4.- Detroit Pistons (1-0)
  • 5.- Toronto Raptors (1-0)
  • 6.- Charlotte Hornets (1-0)
  • 7.- Atlanta Hawks (1-0)
  • 8.- Cleveland Cavaliers (0-1)
  • 9.- Orlando Magic (0-1)
  • 10.- Indiana Pacers (0-1)
  • 11.- Miami Heat (0-1)
  • 12.- Philadelphia 76ers (0-1)
  • 13.- New York Knicks (0-1)
  • 14.- Brooklyn Nets (0-1)
  • 15.- Milwaukee Bucks (0-0)

NBA Western Conference

  • 1.- Utah Jazz (1-0)
  • 2.- Golden State Warriors (1-0)
  • 3.- New Orleans Pelicans (1-0)
  • 4.- Minnesota Timberwolves (1-0)
  • 5.- Portland Trail Blazers (1-0)
  • 6.- Phoenix Suns (1-0)
  • 7.- Memphis Grizzlies (1-0)
  • 8.- Dallas Mavericks (0-1)
  • 9.- Oklahoma City Thunder (0-1)
  • 10.- Sacramento Kings (0-1)
  • 11.- Los Angeles Lakers (0-1)
  • 12.- Denver Nuggets (0-1)
  • 13.- Houston Rockets (0-1)
  • 14.- San Antonio Spurs (0-1)
  • 15.- Los Angeles Clippers (0-0)
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Source: Tycsports

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