NBA Recap: Celtics, Bucks, Mavericks, Cavaliers pick up wins
Philadelphia 76ers lose third straight game, Pacers pick up first win
The Boston Celtics claimed their third win of the NBA season as they defeated the Orlando Magic 126-120 in their clash. Jayson Tatum led the scoring for the Celtics with 40 points and Derrick White scored 27 points. Terence Ross scored 29 points for the Magic in the match.
The San Antonio Spurs condemned the Philadelphia 76ers to a third defeat of the season after claiming a 114-105 win in Philadelphia. Devin Vassell scored 22 points for the Spurs as Keldon Johnson contributed 21 points. Joel Embiid finished the game with 40 points and 13 rebounds for the 76ers.
The Milwaukee Bucks condemned the Houston Rockets to a third defeat of the season by a 125-105 scoreline. Giannis Antetokounmpo led the scoring with 44 points and 12 rebounds, and Jrue Holiday had 19 points and ten assists. Jalen Green scored 22 points for the Rockets.
The Indiana Pacers picked up their first win of the season by defeating the Detroit Pistons 124-115 in their NBA clash. Impressive rookie Bennedict Mathurin led the scoring for the Pacers with 27 points, and Tyrese Haliburton recorded 24 points and ten assists. Cade Cunningham scored 22 points for the Pistons.
The Miami Heat defeated the Toronto Raptors 112-209 for their first win of the season. Jimmy Butler led the scoring for the Heat with 24 points and Pascal Siakam scored 23 points for the Raptors. D’Tigers star Precious Achiuwa recorded 18 points and 11 rebounds in the game.
The Cleveland Cavaliers picked up a 128-96 win over the Chicago Bulls for their first win of the season in the NBA. Donovan Mitchell scored 32 points for the Cavs while Zach LaVine scored 23 points for the Bulls.
The Dallas Mavericks claimed a 137-96 win over the Memphis Grizzlies to pick up their first win in the NBA. Luka Doncic scored 32 points and ten assists for the Mavericks before Christian Wood added 25 points and 12 rebounds. Ja Morant scored 20 points for the Grizzlies.
The Denver Nuggets made it two consecutive wins after a 122-117 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder. Nikola Jokic scored his second triple-double of the season already as he recorded 19 points, 16 rebounds and 13 assists. Michael Porter Jr contributed 22 points, as well. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored 28 points for Oklahoma in the game.
The Los Angeles Clippers made it two wins from two as they defeated the Sacramento Kings 111-109. Paul George scored 40 points for the Clippers and De’Aaron Fox scored 36 for the Kings.