Comes the NBA’s first season-opening win for the Oklahoma City Thunder, beating the Golden State Warriors 120-92 deep. A result that certifies the very bad start of the season by Steve Kerr’s team, which looks far from the form of recent years, where it has secured five consecutive finals. Durant’s farewell and Thompson’s injury are just some of the reasons for the crisis, but the perception is that Golden State needs to think about a whole new cycle and the road to do it seems too long.
Stephen Curry scored 23 points for the Warriors, while in the Thunder ranks 5 basketball players scored 10 or more points (Schroder’s best with 22 points).
They collected the second win for the Los Angeles Lakers, which imposed a 120-101 Charlotte Hornets. A match won in the fourth period by the home side after scoring a partial score 33-21. LeBron James-Anthony Davis doubles well. The former finished with 20 points and 12 assists, while the second with “double-double”, 29 points and 14 rebounds.
They lose again by just one point in extra time to the Brooklyn Nets, who this time surrendered amid a 134-133 disappointment to the Memphis Grizzlies, thanks to an unbelievable Jae Crowder tripod before the buzzer ended the meeting. Ja Morant’s Super Grizzlies (30 points and 9 assists). Kyrie Irving’s 37 points, 7 assists and 7 rebounds were not enough for the Nets.
The 121-119s won the Portland Trail Blazerz over the Dallas Mavericks, thanks to CJ McCollum (35 points) and Damian Lillard (28 points), while for Dallas Luka Doncic narrowly scored a “triple-double”, closing the game with 29 points, 12 ” rebound ”and 9 assists.
In the final challenge of the evening, the Miami Heat surrendered to the Minnesota Timberwolves 116-109, securing their third consecutive success in as many games.
Oklahoma City Thunder – Golden State Warriors 120-92
Memphis Grizzlies – Brooklyn Nets 134-133
Dallas Mavericks – Portland Trail Blazers 119-121
Minnesota Timberwolves – Miami Heat 116-109
Los Angeles Lakers – Charlotte Hornets 120-101