The 2020-21 NBA season has kicked off and with the conclusion of Week 1 its time to take a look back at the scores and highlights of the matches and standings of all teams.
Tuesday, 22nd December
Nets achieved a 125-99 victory over Warriors on the opening day of the season. Caris LeVert clocked 20 points with 9 rebounds and 5 assists.
The defending champions Lakers were shocked by Clippers who edged out a 116-109 win, with Paul George scoring 33 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists.
Wednesday, 23rd December
The Thunder-Rockets matchup on Wednesday night was postponed due to the Rockets not having the required eight available players.
Despite Terry Rozier scoring 42, Hornets failed to get the upper hand against Cavaliers who won the contest 121-114.
With 32 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists, Domantas Sabonis etched Pacers‘ 121-107 win against Knicks.
Magic center Nikola Vucevic landed 15 points as they picked up a 113-107 against Heat, who had Bam Adebayor securing 25 points.
76ers defeated Wizards 113-107 with Joel Embiid scoring 29 points, 14 rebounds and 2 assists.
A very close contest between Bucks and Celtics went in the favour of the latter edging out with a 122-121 victory. Jaylen Brown scored 33 points while Giannis secured 35.
Pelicans defeated Raptors 113-99 with 20 points from Pascal Siakam who also landed 6 rebounds and assists each.
Trae Young secured 37 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists in Hawks‘ 124-104 victory against Bulls.
Despite 44 points from Ja Morant, Grizzlies were outplayed by Spurs 131-119 with 9 rebounds and assists each from DeMar DeRozan.
Timberwolves secured a 111-101 win over Pistons as Karl-Anthony Towns went 22 points with 11 rebounds and 7 assists.
Nuggets were edged out 124-122 by Kings with Harrison Barnes landing 21 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists. Nikola Jokić secured 29 points.
Jazz outplayed Trail Blazers 120-100 as Rudy Gobert scored 20 points with 17 rebounds and 2 assists.
A close shave against Mavericks concluded 106-102 for Suns as Devin Booker scored 22 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists. Luka Doncic landed 32 points.
Friday, 25th December
Heat earned their first victory with a 111-98 thrashing of Pelicans. Goran Dragic scored 18 points, 2 rebounds and 9 assists.
Khris Middleton contributed 31 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists as Bucks picked up a 138-99 win over Warriors.
Nets finished off Celtics 123-95 with 37 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists coming from Kyrie Irving.
Lakers opened up their points tally with a 138-115 win against Mavericks. Anthony Davis scored 28 points with 8 rebounds and 5 assists.
Paul George etched 23 points, 5 rebounds and 9 assists as Clippers defeated Nuggets 121-108.
Saturday, 26th December
Hawks stretched to their second victory by defeating Grizzlies 122-112. Trae Young finished with 36 points, 3 rebounds and 9 assists.
Thunder earned a close 109-107 win over Hornets as Shai Gilgeous-Alexander secured 24 points, 7 rebounds and 9 assists.
Andre Drummond landed 23 points, 16 rebounds and 5 assists as Cavaliers brushed off pistons 128-119.
Bradley Beal’s score of 39 couldn’t pull Wizards to victory as Magic defeated them 130-120. Nikola Vucevic landed 22 points, 17 rebounds and 3 assists.
76ers outclassed Knicks 109-89 with Joel Embiid scoring 27 points, 10 rebounds and 2 assists.
Pacers defeated Bulls 125-106 as Domantas Sabonis scored 22 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists.
DeMar DeRozan secured 27 points for Spurs as they picked their 2nd win by defeating Raptors 119-114.
Timberwolves edged out Jazz 116-111 as D’Angelo Russell scored 25 points, 2 rebounds and 6 assists.
A neck-to-neck clash between Rockets and Trail Blazers concluded in 128-126 for the latter. Both James Harden and CJ McCollum scored 44 points each.
Kings defeated Suns 106-103 as De’Aaron Fox scored 24 points with 4 rebounds and 7 assists.
Sunday, 27th December
Mavericks cruised to a 124-73 domination of Clippers with Luka Doncic scoring 24 points, 9 rebounds and 8 assists.
Nets lost a close encounter with Hornets 106-102 as Gordon Hayward landed 28 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists.
Magic secured their third win with thrashing Wizards 120-113. Markelle Fultz scored 26 points with 2 rebounds and assists each.
Brandon Ingram secured 28 points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists as Pelicans edged out Spurs 98-95.
Cavaliers secured their third straight win by thrashing 76ers 118-94. Andre Drummond secured 24 points, 14 rebounds and 3 assists.
Knicks won their first match against Bucks with a 130-110 victory. Julius Randle scored 29 points with 14 rebounds and 7 assists.
Pacers brushed shoulders with Celtics in a 108-107 narrow victory. Malcolm Brogdon landed 25 points with 5 rebounds and assists each.
Stephen Curry contributed 36 points, 2 rebounds and 6 assists as Warriors earned their first victory over Bulls, edging out the latter 129-128.
Suns outplayed Kings 116-100 with Devin Booker going 20 points and 5 rebounds and assists each.
Without his compatriot Davis, LeBron James starred in Lakers‘ 127-91 victory against Timberwolves with 18 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists.
NBA Week 1 Standings
- Cleveland Cavaliers
- Orlando Magic
- Indiana Pacers
- Atlanta Hawks
- Philadelphia 76ers
- Brooklyn Nets
- Miami Heat
- New York Knicks
- Boston Celtics
- Milwaukee Bucks
- Charlotte Hornets
- Detroit Pistons
- Toronto Raptors
- Washington Wizards
- Chicago Bulls
- Oklahoma City Thunder
- New Orleans Pelicans
- LA Clippers
- Los Angeles Lakers
- Phoenix Suns
- Sacramento Kings
- Minnesota Timberwolves
- San Antonio Spurs
- Utah Jazz
- Portland Trail Blazers
- Dallas Mavericks
- Golden State Warriors
- Houston Rockets
- Memphis Grizzlies
- Denver Nuggets