Nikola Mirotic The championship has started in an extraordinary way. In the first day he contributed 30 points to the victory of New Orleans against Houston and in the second he reached his personal record with 36 points in the victory of the Pelicans against Sacramento (149-129).
"We are playing fast, sharing the ball, playing very altruistically. Our rivals are going to have many problems with us, "said the Montenegrin power forward. He scored five triples in his nine shots and in addition to the 36 points he contributed nine rebounds and two assists. Mirotic, who was chanted by the fans that filled the Smoothie King Center, faces his fifth season in the NBA. Form one of the best indoor couples in the league with the great star of the team, Anthony Davis, who contributed 25 points, 10 rebounds and six assists against Sacamento.
Serge Ibaka, After starting on the bench in the first game, he regained his starting position and showed off with 21 points, six rebounds and two assists. He collaborated in this way to the triumph of Toronto against the Celtics (113-101). The protagonist of the match was Kawhi Leonard. The new forward that has reached the Raptors, after having played his first seven seasons in the NBA with the Spurs, enthused the fans of the Canada Air Center in Toronto. He scored 31 points and captured 10 rebounds. Lowry, with 15 points, and Spurs scorer, Danny Green, with 14, also excelled in the Canadian team. The response of Kyrie Irvng, with 21 points, Tatum, with 16, and Hayward and Horford, with 14 each, was insufficient.
Jonas Jerebko, with a rebound in attack and basket with only three tenths left, gave Golden State victory on the court of Utah (123-124). Jerebko played last season with Utah, but was cut and, after being a free agent, was hired by the Warriors.
Utah got 81 points in the first half, 47 in the second quarter. The Warriors rallied in the second half, with 38 points, nine rebounds and seven assists from Kevin Durant and 31 points, eight assists from Stephen Curry and 14 points, nine rebounds and six assists from Draymond Green. The attack of the Jazz shined thanks to the English Joe's 27 points, Donovan Mitchell's 19 points and Jae Crowder's 17 points. Ricky Rubio added 13 points, 10 assists and three rebounds.