LakeShow is back on track, while Golden State continues without defeats on their scoresheet
The more famous of the two Los Angeles' NBA teams finally get their first victory against Memphis Grizzlies as for Curry's Warriors is business as usual.
The season's long-awaited first win came in for the Los Angeles Lakers after outwearing the Memphis Grizzlies 121-118 in the NBA on Sunday.
Losing back-to-back games to open the 2021-22 campaign was not exactly something that Lebron and his veteran crew at the Lakers hoped for but finally had something to praise at home to the Grizzlies.
Anthony Davis delivered 22 points and eight rebounds, while team-mate James finished with 19 points, six rebounds, and six assists for the Lakers (1-2).
But it was Lakers veteran Carmelo Anthony who commanded the way with 28 points (on 10-of-15 shooting) starting from the bench.
Anthony surpassed Moses Malone for ninth place on the all-time NBA leading scorers list.
Ja Morant outshined with 40 points and ten assists, but it was not enough for the Grizzlies (2-1), who lost for the first time.
Curry brothers star as Steph makes history
Stephen Curry was at it again to lead the Golden State Warriors to their first 3-0 start to a season since 2015 after a 119-107 victory against the Sacramento Kings. The two-time MVP put up 27 points, 10 assists, seven rebounds and three steals to fuel the unbeaten Warriors. With his fifth assist, Curry became the first player in franchise history to dish out 5,000 career assists.
The Philadelphia 76ers overran the Oklahoma City Thunder reconstructed team with 115-103. Seth Curry persevered his red-hot form, going seven-of-10 from three-point range for a team-high 28 points. Curry was six of seven from beyond the arc for 23 points in the opening quarter – a new career-high for a single period. He is the fourth 76ers player with at least 20 points in a quarter since 2010, joining Joel Embiid (four times), Jodie Meeks, and Lou Williams. Embiid had 22 points, nine rebounds, and six assists versus the Thunder.
Despite the Houston Rockets going down 107-97 to the Boston Celtics, Jalen Green owned a breakout game. Green converted in the first rookie in Rockets history with 30-plus points and eight three-pointers in a game after finishing with 30 points – including eight threes, four rebounds, and three assists.
The Charlotte Hornets are off to their first 3-0 start to the season thanks to a 111-95 win over the Brooklyn Nets behind Miles Bridges' 32 points. Kevin Durant led the Nets with 38 points in Brooklyn.
Harden struggles from the floor in Nets loss
James Harden was far from his best against Hornets, going just six-of-16 shooting from the field for 15 points in 33 minutes, while he also finished with eight turnovers.
Evan Fournier was three-of-11 shooting from the field – making just two of seven three-pointers – as the New York Knicks were stunned 110-104 by the Orlando Magic.