Milwaukee Bucks 119-112 Boston Celtics
Giannis Antekounmpo ensures he picks it up from where he stopped, as he bagged a double double to help Milwaukee Bucks beat Boston Celtics 119-112 in Orlando.
Antetokounmpo scored a game-high 35 points, well accompanied by 15 rebounds.
Just like fellow contender LA Lakers, Milwaukee Bucks kicks-off the NBA restart with a clean victory over the Celtics.
Boston Celtics had 37/91 field goals, the also had lesser 3-pointer conversion rate, with just 30% with 32% going to Milwaukee Bucks. Marcus Smart scored 23 points while Jaylen Brown who was given a new contract prior to the start of this season, pulled 22 points, but Kemba could only manage 16 points spending 16 mins in the game.
Portland Trail Blazers 140 -135 Memphis Grizzlies:
Portland Trail Blazers needed successive 3-pointer from Carmelo Anthony late on in the Fourth-Quarter to draw level, heading to overtime. Memphis who controlled most part of the game, took their foot off the gas in the 4th quarter, as they were pummeled by attacking brilliance from Damian Lilliard, CJ McCollum and Carmelo Anthony.
The game ended in favor Portland Trail Blazers 140-135. Ja Morant scored a double-double for the Memphis Grizzlies 22 points 11 assist, but was behind Jaren Jackson who pulled 33 points in the game. Those big figures from Jackson and Morant could not grind out the needed win for Memhpis.
Damian Lilliard who has no doubt been one of the most exciting players to watch this season, was the key who unlucked memphis defense with bunch of unselfish plays, he registered 25 points in the encounter.
CJ McCollum’s had 33 point, topping the most points in the game for Portland Trail Blazers. Carmelo Anthony consecutive 3-pointer was all PTB needed, as it added a bit of longevity to the game, taking it to Overtime. Melo scored 21 points.
Washington Wizards 112-125 Phoenix Suns:
Phoenix suns cruise past Washington Wizards 112-125 in one of the games played at the early hours of today. Deandre Ayton was the stand-out performer for Phoenix Suns spending 35 minutes in the game, was able to smash in 24 points 12 Rebounds bagging a double double, he also grinned out two blocks in the encounter. Fellow teammate, Devin Booker scored a game-high 27 points.
Japanese Rui Hachimura who had a fantastic individual pre-season performance with the Wizards finished the game with 21 points, leading the wizards highest team-point in the match-up.
Hachimura played 30 mins, converted all his free throws 5/5, he also drilled in 8/15 2-pointer attempts. He was followed by guard Jerome Robinson who scored 20 points.
San Antonio Spurs 129 – 120 Sacramento Kings
Despite been the second player with the highest Turn-overs in the game, DeMar Rozan led his team, San Antonio Spurs to beat Sacramento Kings 129-120. Rozan registered a double double 27 points 10 assist for the Spurs. Derrick White who lost most of Spurs possession ahead of Rozan drilled in 26 points.
An historic performance for DeAron Fox as he scored a career high 39 points for Sacramento Kings, which was not enough to give the Kings victory over Spurs.
Bogdan Bogdanovic managed 24 points this time. Sacramento Kings poor 3-pointers, caused them the game, with just 12/38 conversion 32%, behind San Antonio Spurs 44% conversion.
Dallas Mavericks 149-153 Houston Rockets:
One of the most entertaining games of the morning featured Dallas Mavericks against Houston Rockets, a game that had a total 302 points in it. Young sensation Luka Doncic scored a triple-double, becoming the first NBA Player to do so, since the restart of the NBA season.
Houston Rockets restart to the 2019/20 NBA season was quite tricky, as they endured a forceful pressure from Dallas Mavericks to end the match-up with a 149-153 win over them.
James Harden capitalized on a poor Mavericks defense to score 49 points, as the latter disappointingly had 20 turnovers to Houston 9.
Luka Doncic scored 28 points 13 Rebounds 10 assist, while Kristap Porzingis who had a double double, registered 39 points and 16 rebounds. Russell Westbrook pulled a double double for Houston Rockets with 31 points 11 rebounds.