Brooklyn, Milwaukee and Miami win
The favorites enforced logic on the night of Monday to Tuesday. Brooklyn, the day after its defeat against the Hornets (95-111) reacted on the Washington floor (104-90). The Nets led from start to finish, led by Kevin Durant (25 points) and Patty Mills (21). The defending champion Milwaukee, even reduced, also won outside, on the floor of Indiana (119-109), thanks to the uppercase performance of his superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo (30 points, 10 rebounds, 9 assists) and his lieutenant Kris Middleton (27 points). Miami crushed the Florida derby (107-90), and Jimmy Butler (36 points at 15/21, 5 interceptions) walked on a helpless Orlando. Atlanta, Trae Young (32 points) and Frenchman Timothé Luwawu-Cabarrot (3 minutes, 0/3) made short work (122-104) of Killian Hayes’ Detroit (12 points, 3 assists, but 4 / 11 firing). Finally, New Orleans needed 22 points and 23 rebounds from Jonas Valanciunas to record their first victory of the season, against Minnesota (107-98).