Series of games in the NBA on Tuesday resulted in a couple of blowouts as well as some close matchups as some teams continued their dominance in the new campaign while some other saw the red light of the day.
Pacers Vs Wolves
Despite the absence of Myles Turner, The Indiana Pacers beat the Timberwolves 130-107 in Minnesota. he Pacers set a franchise record by shooting 66.7 percent from the field in the victory, surpassing the previous mark of .653 set on Jan. 5, 1987 in a win at Dallas. Nigerian-American guard Victor Oladipo had 28 points, Cory Joseph had 21 points and five rebounds, Darren Collison had a 15-point, 16-assist double-double, and Domantas Sabonis also had a double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds.
Karl-Anthony Towns led the Timberwolves with 28 points and seven rebounds, Jamal Crawford had 18 points and nine assists, Nemanja Bjelica also had 18 points, and Shabazz Muhammad finished with 14 points.
Blazers Vs Pelicans
The Portland Trail Blazers defeated the New Orleans Pelicans 103-93 on CJ McCollum’s 23 points and four rebounds, Damian Lillard and Evan Turner combined for 26 with 13 points apiece, Jusuf Nurkic had 12 points and seven rebounds, while Ed Davis ended the game with a 12-point, 10-rebound double-double.
The Pelicans were led by DeMarcus Cousins with a 39-point, 13-rebound double-double, Jrue Holiday had 14 points, five rebounds and seven assists, and Jameer Nelson finished the night with 10 points.
Clippers Vs Jazz
The Los Angeles Clippers held home court and beat the visiting Utah Jazz 102-84. Blake Griffin had 22 points, nine rebounds and six assists, Patrick Beverly had 19 points, four rebounds and five assists, Austin Rivers had 16 points, Danilo Gallinari 14 points and six rebounds, and DeAndre Jordan finished with an 11-point, 18-rebound double-double.
Donovan Mitchell led the Jazz with 19 points, Rudy Gobert had 12 points and seven rebounds, South African-Swiss forward Thabo Sefolosha had an 11-point, 12-rebound double-double, and Ricky Rubio had 10 points, five rebounds and five assists.
Magic Vs Nets
The Orlando Magic defeated the Brooklyn Nets 125-121 in their closely contested matchup. Aaron Gordon had a 41-point, 14-rebound double-double, Algerian-French guard Evan Fournier had 28 points, six rebounds and four assists, Jonathan Simmons had 12 points, while Nikola Vucevic also had 12 points with nine rebounds.
Brooklyn was led by D’Angelo Russell with 29 points and five rebounds, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson had 18 points and five rebounds, DeMarre Carroll had 17 points and six rebounds, and Caris LeVert finished with 15 points, eight rebounds and five assists.
In other results, LeBron continued his early-season dominance – making his first start at guard since returning to Cleveland and leading both squads with 34 points, 13 boards and three steals as the Cavaliers beat the Chicago Bulls 119-112
Many expected the Knicks to struggle to contain Boston’s starters Tuesday night at TD Garden. Not many could have expected New York to struggle so badly to contain Boston’s second unit but a 22-point game from rookie Jayson Tatum helped the Boston Celtics defeated the New York Knicks 110-89.