LeBron and Davis are now surrounded by players like Russell Westbrook, Carmelo Anthony, DeAndre Jordan, Rajon Rondo, and Dwight Howard.
LeBron James scored 34 points Tuesday on the first day of the NBA regular season, but he couldn’t beat the Golden State Warriors, who beat their Lakers 121-114, while the champions Bucks beat the Brooklyn Nets with their star Giannis Antetokounmpo.
Undoubtedly, both games captured most of the national attention on the opening night of NBA fans.
LeBron and fellow superstar Anthony Davis are now surrounded by players like Russell Westbrook, Carmelo Anthony, DeAndre Jordan, Rajon Rondo and Dwight Howard, the latter two returning to the team after playing elsewhere last season.
For the Warriors the best was their star Stephen Curry with a ´triple-double´ of 21 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists, seconded by Jordan Poole, with 20 points, and Damion Lee and Nemanja Bjelica, with 15 each, the last one. coming off the bench. Veteran Andre Iguodala chipped in 12 as a reserve.
For the Lakers, Anthony Davis was the second-best man on offense with 33 points and 11 sacks, while Westbrook was diminished with just eight points, five balls recovered in the rebounding struggle and four serves for a touchdown.
Bucks champions debut with triumph
Earlier in the day, the champions Milwaukee Bucks debuted with a resounding victory over the Brooklyn Nets of 127-104, thanks to another excellent performance by their Greek star Antetokounmpo, who scored 32 points, to open his defense of his first title in style. of the NBA in half a century.
In his first game since scoring 50 points in a Game 6 NBA Finals victory over the Phoenix Suns, Antetokounmpo also had 14 rebounds and seven assists.
Khris Middleton and Pat Connaughton added 20 points each to help the Bucks hold out after the loss in the game to Jrue Holiday, who was left out of the second half with a sore right heel after scoring 12 cards.
Also star Kevin Durant led the Nets with 32 points and 11 rebounds. Patty Mills scored 21 points and shot 7 of 7 on 3s. Other Nets star James Harden added 20 points.
The Nets were missing star guard Kyrie Irving, who is not with the team due to his refusal to receive the Covid-19 vaccine.
A New York City mandate requires that professional athletes on local teams be vaccinated to practice or play in indoor public places.
Rather than using Irving exclusively in road games, the Nets decided that he would not play or practice with them until he could be a full participant.
After receiving their rings and raising a banner to celebrate their first NBA championship since 1971, the Bucks defeated the team that nearly eliminated them in the second round of the playoffs.
Milwaukee rallied from a 2-0 deficit and won Game 7 at Brooklyn in overtime to take the title.
The Bucks received their NBA champion rings before the game. (D)
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