The Celtics beat the Pacers with 14 points from the winger in the last quarter alone. Avalanche Embiid against the Raptors. Well the Knicks: shooting and defense, Cleveland down
Golden State beat the Pistons in Detroit, Washington still goes out despite Westbrook’s triple double and Boston has the better of Indiana.
CLEVELAND-NEW YORK 86-95 First defeat of the season for the Cavaliers who go out in front of the Knicks. The New York team with a good defense and a 56% long distance win their second consecutive success after dominating the Bucks at Garden on Sunday. To make the big voice thinks Julius Randle who sends on the scoresheet a triple double (28 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists) and immediately sets the record straight with a first quarter closed with 14 points. New York takes command of operations from the very first minutes and keeps Cleveland at a distance without major problems. In the pits for a muscle problem Kevin Love who will be out for at least three weeks.
Cleveland: Sexton 20 (5/13, 1/4, 7/8 tl), Drummond 18, Garland 17. Rimbalzi: Drummond 17. Assist: Garland 6.
New York: Randle 28 (5/11, 4/4, 6/10 tl), Bullok 17, Payton 14. Rimbalzi: Randle 12. Assist: Randle 11.
DETROIT-GOLDEN STATE 106-116
After a first half with ups and downs, the Warriors change gears in the second half, enjoy an Andrew Wiggins (27 points and seven rebounds) finally decisive and find success in Detroit. The Pistons lose Blake Griffin by the wayside, victim of a concussion, and the freshman Killian Hayes (sprained left ankle) and in the second half they struggle a lot on a defensive level. The Californian team places a 17-3 partial in the third quarter but is resumed by Rose and teammates, Wiggins and Wiseman, however, give the decisive break (12-0) in the final fraction, with Steph Curry on the bench, which brings back definitively in Golden State advantage.
Detroit: Grant 27 (6/12, 3/9, 6/7 tl), Jackson 17, Rose 15. Rimbalzi: Plumlee 10. Assist: Rose 7.
Golden State: Curry 31 (4/8, 5/9, 8/8 tl), Wiggins 27, Oubre Jr. 14. Rimbalzi: Wiggins 7. Assist: Curry 6.
Brad Stevens receives the answers he was looking for in the final stage, after his Celtics had fenced in defensively in the third period. Indiana accelerates after the break and puts Boston in great difficulty by touching +17. Oladipo and Brogdon do what they want but at the end of the fraction Boston gets back to playing his basketball and then resumes the hosts with an 11-0 at the beginning of the fourth period that balances the game. Jayson Tatum takes the chair in the final fraction by signing 14 of his 27 points, the fundamental baskets of rookie Pritchard and Smart arrive and the Celtics so they run away taking home the success.
Indiana: Oladipo 24 (8/12, 2/6, 2/2 tl), Brogdon 19, Warren 17. Rimbalzi: Sabonis 11. Assist: Sabonis 8.
Boston: Tatum 27 (8/14, 1/3, 8/10 tl), Brown 20, Smart 17. Rimbalzi: Tatum 11. Assist: Smart 5, Pritchard 5.
The Raptors have to postpone the appointment with their first success of the season and are overtaken by the 76ers, thus collecting the third defeat of this start of the season. With a good defense and a lot of Joel Embiid Philadelphia has the better of the Canadian team despite closing the race shooting with 38% from the field and 26% from long distance. Embiid takes possession of the painted area and dominates the frontline of the Raptors, often going to the line and always finding the right solution, especially in the final stage. The performance of Tobias Harris was also very positive, finishing with 26 points and 11 rebounds.
Philadelphia: Embiid 29 (6/11, 1/6, 14/16 tl), Harris 26, Curry 17. Rimbalzi: Embiid 16. Assist: Simmons 7.
Toronto: Lowry 24 (3/7, 3/8, 9/9 tl), Anunoby, Siakam 20. Rimbalzi: Johnson, Lowry 8. Assist: Lowry 9.
The trend of this beginning of the season continues. In fact, yet another triple double for Russell Westbrook (21 points, 15 rebounds and 11 assists) arrives, the third in a row, but the Wizards are once again knocked out. A good reaction in the second half after a subdued first half is not enough for the team from the Capital, Chicago responds blow for blow and with the baskets of LaVine and White remains in front, thus winning his first seasonal success. The Wizards then find themselves 0-4 for the first time since the 2012-2013 season.
Washington: Beal 29 (8/15, 1/5, 10/10 tl), Westbrook 21, Bertans 20. Rimbalzi: Westbrook 15. Assist: Westbrook 11.
Chicago: LaVine 23 (3/8, 3/7, 8/9 tl), White 18, Porter Jr. 16. Rimbalzi: Carter Jr. 12. Assist: White, LaVine 6.
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