Heat 108 (1-0), Magic 96 (0-1)
Miami pulled away in the third quarter by outscoring the Magic by 14 in the period. Hassan Whiteside led the Heat with 18 points, 14 rebounds and 4 blocked shots.
Mavs 121 (0-1), Pacers 130 (1-0) (OT)
Myles Turner looked like the real deal, coming up with big crunch-time baskets en route to 30 points and 16 rebounds (tying his career high).
Nets 117 (0-1), Celtics 122 (1-0)
Isaiah Thomas led the way for the Cs with 25 points and 9 assists. Brooklyn cut the led down to eight late in the game, but Boston was able to survive. Jeremy Lin dropped 18 points in his Nets debut.
Pistons 91 (0-1), Raptors 109 (1-0)
DeMar DeRozan scored 40 points without hitting a single trey as the Raptors cruised to a victory. News flash: DD can flat-out score.
Hornets 107 (1-0), Bucks 96 (0-1)
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist had 23 points and 14 rebounds in his return from a shoulder injury. Giannis Antetokounmpo had 31 points and 9 boards, but it wasn’t enough to lift the lackluster Bucks.
T-Wolves 98 (0-1), Grizzlies 102 (1-0)
Mike Conley scored seven of his team-high 24 points in the final three minutes as Memphis closed with a 16-8 run.
Nuggets 107 (1-0), Pelicans 102 (0-1)
Denver survived a historically dominant performance by Anthony Davis, who was just one 1 block shy of a 5-by-5: 50 points, 16 rebounds, 7 steals, 5 assists, 4 blocks. Unreal…
Thunder 103 (1-0), 76ers 97 (0-1)
This game was close all the way through, and the Sixers actually led for a good portion. Russell Westbrook was one assist shy of a 32-point triple-double. Joel “The Process” Embiid did not disappoint in his NBA debut, putting up an efficient 20 points, 7 rebounds, 2 blocks in 22 exciting minutes.
Kings 113 (1-0), Suns 94 (0-1)
Boogie Cousins scored 24 points and Rudy Gay put up 22 as the Kings cruised to an easy win over the young Suns.
Rockets 114 (0-1), Lakers 120 (1-0)
After the Rockets scored 71 points in the first half, it looked like Houston would end with 130 points in their second opener. Instead, the young Lakers out-executed the Rockets down the stretch behind a big performance from Jordan Clarkson (25 points). James Harden really embraced his playmaking roll, dropping 9 dimes in the first quarter alone, and 17 for the night.