Scores from Saturday night, which was my eighth night stuck outside Brooklyn. Today, I finally made it back. As a reward, each of these games only gets a sentence.
Home teams in CAPS.
BROOKLYN NETS 107 - Toronto Raptors 100
Brook Lopez, a contemptible rebounder (he only had 6 last night), scored 29 points to help the Brooklyn Nets overcome Toronto and Kyle Lowry’s 28 points, 8 assists and 8 rebounds, in their opening game at Brooklyn’s Barclay’s Center; Jay-Z and Beyonce looked on from midcourt.
Boston Celtics 89 - WASHINGTON WIZARDS 86
Rondo with 12 and 12, but Pierce dropped 27 and KG 15 as Boston jumped out to a 26-12 first quarter lead and held on for their first victory.
Golden State Warriors 114 - LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS 110
Carl Landry outplays Blake Griffin…by a lot.
INDIANA PACERS 102 - Sacramento Kings 92 in 2 OT
Indiana holds on for the exciting win, but Chuck Hayes’ defense on David West gave Tom Thibodeau an erection.
MIAMI HEAT 119 - Denver Nuggets 116
Ray Allen hit the game-winning shot, which ended up as a 4-point play, and the Nuggets couldn’t answer with a 3 of their own (Iggy hit a big shot to tie the score with 14 seconds remaining).
New Orleans Hornets 89 - CHICAGO BULLS 82
Even without Anthony Davis, the Hornets beat the Bulls in Chicago behind 18 points from PG Greivis Vasquez.
Portland Trail Blazers 95 - HOUSTON ROCKETS 85
James Harden finally cools down at home, LaMarcus Aldridge and Damian Lilliard keep racking up the points and the Blazers rebound from the night before.
SAN ANTONIO SPURS 110 - Utah Jazz 100
Danny Green hit a few 3’s, but Duncan is still close to an automatic double-double most nights.
DALLAS MAVERICKS 126 - Charlotte Bobcats 99
Vince Carter looked 24 again, and the Bobcats were due for a letdown after winning their opener last night.
MILWAUKEE BUCKS 105 - Cleveland Cavaliers 102
Yes, Greg Jennings hit the game-winning 3-pointer as time expired with Kyrie Irving and Anderson Varejao all over him at the top of the circle,
But it was Mike Dunleavy Jr’s 10/12 night shooting that actually won it for Milwaukee.