Carmelo Anthony sees Los Angeles Lakers past Memphis Grizzlies despite Ja Morants 40 | NBA News

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Carmelo Anthony scored 28 points from the bench to help lift the Los Angeles Lakers to a 121-118 victory over the visiting Memphis Grizzlies Sunday night at the Staples Center.

Game of the Night: Memphis Grizzlies 118 – 121 Los Angeles Lakers

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Highlights of the Memphis Grizzlies’ showdown with the LA Lakers in Week 1 of the NBA.

Anthony Davis had 22 points, eight rebounds and four blocks, LeBron James finished with 19 points, six rebounds and six assists, and Russell Westbrook had 13 points and 13 assists for the Lakers, who avoided starting 0-3 for the second time in four more. year.

Yes Morant had 40 points and 10 assists, Desmond Bane scored 17 points and Steven Adams contributed 14 points and 16 rebounds for the Grizzlies who tried to start 3-0.

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Yes Morant scores 40 points and 10 assists in the Memphis Grizzlies loss to the LA Lakers in Week 1 of the NBA.

Morant had a chance to equalize with 1.9 seconds left after making a mistake on a desperate 3-point attempt. He made the first two free throws but missed the third.

Anthony took the rebound and was fouled. He sank both penalty throws to seal the win. Anthony, who went 6-for-8 from the three-point range, passed Moses Malone for ninth all-time in NBA scoring.

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Carmelo Anthony hits six three-pointers to help the LA Lakers to victory over the Memphis Grizzlies in Week 1 of the NBA.

Anthony made a high-stakes three-pointer to give the Lakers a 97-94 lead with 9:03 left of the game and was left alone on the next possession to hit another, making it 100-94 with 8:22 to go. The Lakers did not give up the lead the rest of the way.

Tonight’s performance: Miles Bridges

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The highlights of the Charlotte Hornets’ trip to the Brooklyn Nets in Week 1 of the NBA.

Miles Bridges scored 32 points and the Charlotte Hornets remained undefeated by pulling off another strong second-half performance in a 111-95 victory Sunday night to ruin the home field for the Brooklyn Nets.

The Hornets improved to 3-0 by surpassing Brooklyn 61-37 after the break as they were trailing by eight. They won their third in a row after scoring the Indiana Pacers and Cleveland Cavaliers with a total of 33 points in the second half.

Bridges finished a point shy of his career-best set April 16 in Brooklyn.

Sunday night results

Charlotte Hornets 111 – 95 Brooklyn Nets
Boston Celtics 107 – 97 Houston Rockets
Orlando Magic 110 – 104 New York Knicks
Philadelphia 76ers 115 – 103 Oklahoma City Thunder
Golden State Warriors 119 – 107 Sacramento Kings
Memphis Grizzlies 118 – 121 Los Angeles Lakers

The fourth-year forward shot 9 of 16 from the field, made 11 of 12 free throws and also took nine rebounds.

LaMelo Ball added 18, and Ish Smith nurtured Charlotte’s ability to advance in the fourth quarter by scoring 11 of her 15 points. Cody Martin chipped in 12 as the Hornets shot 51 percent in the second half and 45.7 percent overall.

Kevin Durant led all scorers by 38 points as Brooklyn dropped to 7-3 in home openers since moving from New Jersey in 2012. Durant made his first five shots and shot 17 of 24 from the floor.

James Harden added 15 points, eight assists and seven rebounds and was the only other player to double for the Nets, who shot 43.7 percent from the floor and failed 26 of 35 3-point attempts.

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Mitchell impresses against Curry

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The highlights of the Golden State Warriors’ trip to the Sacramento Kings in Week 1 of the NBA.

The Golden State Warriors overcame a late scoring drought by Stephen Curry to beat host Sacramento Kings 119-107.

Curry finished with a game-high 27 points, but he did not score in the fourth quarter, which began with the Warriors leading 90-88.

Andrew Wiggins had two three-pointers, and Juan Toscano-Anderson made a third after Gary Payton II’s central long-distance hoop during Golden State’s pull-away, which began after King’s rookie Davion Mitchell created the game’s final draw of 94-all in the third minute of the fourth quarter.

Sacramento pulled within 107-104 on a 3-pointer by Buddy Hield with 4:36 to play, but Jordan Poole buried a couple of free throws and Draymond Green fell in a layup, giving Golden State breathing space on its way to a relatively comfortable finish .

Buddy Hield and Davion Mitchell press Steph Stephry during match between Sacramento Kings and Golden State Warriors
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Buddy Hield and Davion Mitchell press Steph Stephry during match between Sacramento Kings and Golden State Warriors

In the first regular season game of Curry against Mitchell, who was considered a top-back defender even as a rookie, the perennial Golden State All-Star was limited to 4-to-15 shooting on three-pointers and 9-for-23 overall set.

Curry also found time for seven rebounds and a game-high of 10 assists, his second double-double after opening the season with a triple-double against the Los Angeles Lakers.

Mitchell, meanwhile, is faced with 22 points on 9-to-16 shooting from the Sacramento bench.

Poole finished with 22 points, Wiggins 17, Green 14 to go with six rebounds and seven assists for the Warriors, who have opened 3-0 for the first time since starting the 2015-16 season with 24 straight wins.

Magic gets one back against the Knicks

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The highlights of the Orlando Magic’s visit to the New York Knicks in Week 1 of the NBA.

Terrence Ross scored all of his 22 points in the fourth quarter as visitors to the Orlando Magic earned their first win of the season by pulling away for a 110-104 victory over the New York Knicks.

Cole Anthony, who played in the arena his father called home in his first four NBA seasons, sent his first double-double with 29 points and a career-high 16 rebounds as the Magic scored the Knicks 36-24 in the fourth to avenge Friday Evening 121-96 loss to New York in Orlando.

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Cole Anthony scores 29 points, 16 rebounds and eight assists in the Orlando Magic’s win over the New York Knicks in Week 1 of the NBA.

Anthony, who also had eight assists, is the son of Greg Anthony, who opened his 11-year NBA career with the Knicks. The victory was the first for Magic’s rookie head coach, Jamahl Mosley.

Mo Bamba finished with 10 points and 13 rebounds for Magic, while Wendell Carter Jr. and Jalen Suggs had 11 points each. Franz Wagner added 10 points.

Julius Randle picked up 30 points and 16 rebounds for the Knicks, who tried to start 3-0 for the first time since 2012-13. Derrick Rose scored 23 points from the bench, while RJ Barrett had 12 points and Mitchell Robinson and Kemba Walker added 10 points.

Seth proves it runs in the family

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Highlights of the Philadelphia 76ers’ visit to the Oklahoma City Thunder in Week 1 of the NBA.

Seth Curry hit seven 3-pointers and scored 28 points to lift the Philadelphia 76ers over host Oklahoma City Thunder 115-103.

Joel Embiid added 22 points, nine rebounds, six assists and three blocked shots for the Sixers. Tobias Harris and Tyrese Maxey contributed 14 points each, Georges Niang added 12 and Danny Green had 11.

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander led the Thunder with a season-high 29 points, while rookie Josh Giddey chipped in with 19 and Luguentz Dort added 13.

The Thunder managed to close within 98-86 when Giddey converted a difficult layup with 6:01 to go, but he missed the free throw and tried to complete a three-point game.

Philadelphia then came back with some clutch shots, and Harris’ jumper extended their advantage to 104-91 with 4:16 left. Embiid hit consecutive shots in the final three minutes to effectively seal the victory.

The Celtics are coming off the mark against the Rockets

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Highlights of the Boston Celtics’ trip to the Houston Rockets in Week 1 of the NBA.

Jayson Tatum scored 31 points and Grant Williams chipped in a career-high 18 from the bench as the Boston Celtics earned their first win of the season by defeating the Houston Rockets 107-97 Sunday at the Toyota Center.

Tatum shot 12-on-24 and took nine rebounds as Boston overcame the absence of Jaylen Brown (knee) with a balanced attack. Williams started 4-on-4 from the floor, including 3-on-3 on 3-pointers, while Dennis Schroder and Al Horford scored 18 and 17 points, respectively.

The Celtics assisted on 22 of their 38 field goals and scored 28 points in 20 Houston turnovers.

Rocket guard Jalen Green scored a career-high 30 points and made a franchise rookie record eight threes. He started 5-for-5 from deep and shot 11-for-18 from the floor. Christian Wood added 20 points and nine boards, while Kevin Porter Jr. scored 15 points but committed eight turnovers.

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