NBA Preseason: New Orleans beats Miami. New Orleans defeated the last NBA finalist 114-92. The Pelicans were led by Zion Williamson (26 points, 11 rebounds) and Brandon Ingram, MIP of the past season (22 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists). The Heat was playing without Jimmy Butler or Goran Dragic, 2 important members of the team.
Second loss in a row for Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks, against Dallas Mavericks 112-128. Luka Doncic recorded 29 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. He was well supported by Josh Richardson (23 points), Tim Hardaway Jr (17 points). Giannis Antetokounmpo recorded 24 points and 14 rebounds. Jrue Holiday recorded 11 points, 6 assists and 4 rebounds.
Toronto lined up a second victory against Charlotte (112-109). Without Kyle Lowry, Fred VanVleet led the Raptors with 23 points, 4 assist, 3 steals. Gordon Hayward, one of the winner of this free-agency, recorded 14 points , 6 assists and 4 rebounds. Lonzo Ball recorded 12 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists.
Ja Morant recorded 17 points, 7 assists and 7 rebounds in the Grizzlies’ win against Minnesota 104-123
Rudy Gobert was dominant against Phoenix. The Frenchman recorded 11 points and 20 rebounds. Devin Booker was also very good, the All-Star recorded 27 points and 4 rebounds. Chris Paul quieter with 5 points, 6 assists and 2 rebounds.