Oklahoma City Thunder 110 – 94 Utah Jazz
After strings of impressive pre-season performance the Oklahoma City Thunder kicks-start season with a comfortable 110-94 win over Utah jazz, in Orlando.
Veteran Steven Adams scored a double double (16 points 11 Rebounds), Shai Gilgeous-Alexander added 19 points for the Thunders, before the former Houston Rockets man, Chris Paul drilled in 18 points.
Altogether Oklahoma City Thunder had 6 players with double points figures.
Utah Jazz were obviously not on top of their game, the highest point a player scored was 13 points, which was Donovan Mitchel. It was a disappointing individual display for some of the Basketball players for Utah.
Utah failed to capitalize on 20 turnovers made by OKC. They were behind in 2 and 3-pointer conversion rate.
LA Clippers 126 – 103 New Orleans Pelicans
The Los Angeles Clipper bounced back from loss to fellow city rivals, Los Angeles Lakers to fire past the New Orleans Pelicans 126-103, in one of the NBA games played at the early hours of today.
Paul George continued from where left it in their last game to score a game-high 28 points, while partner Kawhi leonard added 24 points for the Clippers.
The Clippers won the first, second and third quarters to maintain lead during the game, NOP won in the fourth quarter to, but that was not enough to win the game. Clippers won the game with a 23 points margin, that further proves the dominance they had in the encounter.
The New Orleans Pelicans Nickeil Alexander-Walker added 15 points while Brandon Ingram scored 14 points.
Indiana Pacers 127 – 121 Philadelphia 76ers
Joel Embiid stats in this game where absolutely ridiculous, it was indeed a mind-blowing performance from the Cameroonian as he banged in 41 points 21 rebounds, a double double. But the Sixers could not hang-on, after turning a 10-point deficit late in the first half into a 10-point lead early in the fourth quarter.
Before the emergence of the coronavirius pandemic-forced shutdown, Philadelphia had lost 10 of its past 11 games away from home. And now they fail to turn things around against Indiana pacers.
T.J Warren drilled in a fabulous 53 points for the Pacers as Aaron holiday added a double double (15 Points 10 assist). It was uncertain of Victor Oladipo would participate at the Bubble, but hours before the game, it was confirmed from a reliable source that the Point Guard will feature, as he registered 15 points for the Pacers.
Toronto Raptors 107 – 92 LA Lakers:
Defending champions Toronto Raptors dispatched potential champions LA Lakers 107-92 in one of the games played at the early hours of today. Kyle Lowry scored a 33 points 14 rebound, OG Anunoby added 23 points, Pascal Siakam registered 15 points while Fred VanVleet added 13 points 11 assist.
Lebron James who is averaging a double double this season scored 20 points and 10 rebounds, closely followed by Kyle Kuzma and Anthony Davis who had 16 points and 14 points respectively.