NBA Daily Round Up: Thunder Top Knicks, Raptors Beat Bulls And Clippers Rout Lakers
New York Knicks 84-105 Oklahoma City Thunder
The reigning MVP, Russel Westbrook had 21 points, 16 assists and 10 rebounds, and Oklahoma City beat the New York Knicks 105-84 on Thursday night in their first regular-season game with All-Star additions Paul George and Carmelo Anthony.
George, who was acquired in an offseason trade with the Pacers led the Thunder in scoring with 28 points while Anthony, who was traded from the Knicks to the Thunder right before training camp began, had 22 points against his former team.
Kristaps Porzingis had 31 points and 12 rebounds for the Knicks while Enes Kanter acquired from the Thunders in the deal that sent Anthony to the Thunder, finished with 10 points and seven rebounds. No other New York players scored in double figures.
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Knicks: Host Detroit on Saturday night.
Thunder: At Utah on Saturday night.
Chicago Bulls 101-117 Toronto Raptors
Jonas Valanciunas finished with 23 points and 15 rebounds, Miles added 22 points in his Toronto debut and the Raptors beat the short-handed Chicago Bulls 117-101 on Thursday night in the season opener for both teams.
Norman Powell added 15 points, Delon Wright finished with 13, and Kyle Lowry 12 and DeRozan finished with 11 points, going 7 for 8 at the free throw line, and had six rebounds.
Chicago center Robin Lopez scored 18 points, rookie Lauri Markkanen had 17 points and eight rebounds in his NBA debut, and Justin Holiday scored 15.
Bulls: Chicago host San Antonio on Saturday night.
Raptors: Toronto hosts Philadelphia on Saturday night.
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Los Angeles Clippers 108-92 Los Angeles Lakers
Blake Griffin scored 29 points and DeAndre Jordan added 14 points and 24 rebounds in the Clippers’ 108-92 thrashing of the Lakers on Thursday night.
Lou Williams finished with 12 points in the Clippers’ first game since Paul spurned the perennial playoff team after six years and forced an offseason trade to Houston.
Lonzo Ball, finished with three points, four assists and nine rebounds in 29 minutes during the first game for the No. 2 overall pick from UCLA.
Brook Lopez scored 20 points in his debut for the Lakers, and Jordan Clarkson added 18.
Clippers: Host Suns on Saturday.
Lakers: At Suns on Friday.