First game for John Wall with the Rockets, first loss for Orlando against the Sixers.
James Harden scored 33 points Thursday night, during the victory of Houston against Sacramento (122-119). Harden also recorded eight assists and six rebounds in this first match between Houston and Sacramento this season. It was the first game fo John Wall with Houston. He did not played since December 2018. For his first game, he scored 22 points and dished out 9 assists. “It was great to start with a first victory. My job is to help James (Harden) as best as possible and to make his life on the pitch easier,” Wall said after the game. Jae’Sean Tate played 21 minutes, he recorded 4 points and 6 rebounds.
First loss for Orlando
In the game between Orlando and Philadelphia, Joel Embiid had a good performance with 21 points and 9 rebounds for the 76ers. It is the first defeat of the season for Magic. (116-92). For Orlando, Nikola Vucevic recorded 19 points and 10 rebounds. Orlando were the last undefeated team in the NBA this season, having won their first four games, a first in franchise history. “We did a good job circulating the ball and scoring a lot of three-pointers,” said Seth Curry, author of 21 points and five 3 pointers. Curry and his teammates were up to 37 points ahead of Orlando in the first quarter.
First win for Toronto
The Toronto Raptors got their first victory of the season, ending their worst start in 15 years, by defeating the New York Knicks (100-83). Fred VanVleet (25 pts) and Kyle Lowry (20 pts) were the leader for Toronto. The Raptors played without their star Pascal Siakam, excluded Tuesday during the game in Philadelphia, and replaced in the starting five by Norman Powell.
Phoenix won in Utah (106-95). Devin Booker scored 25 points for the Suns. Phoenix is still at the top of the Western conference with 4 wins in 5 games.