Every morning, we’ll have a look at the previous night’s action in a round up of recaps and reactions from around the web.
The Big Headline
The Dallas Mavericks looked like they had their first win of the season in hand, until Kevin Durant’s three at the buzzer. In the late game, Kobe Bryant went off for 28 points to lead the LA Lakers past the New York Knicks.
The Big Performers
Durant had 30 points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists in the win. Dwight Howard put up 16 points and 24 rebounds in Orlando’s win in New Jersey
The Big Highlights
What else? KD. Buzzer. Beater.
Kobe Bryant with your typical, run of the mill, 31-foot four-point-play
The Big Games
Thunder 104 – Mavericks 102
OKC: Russell Westbrook – 16 pts (6-15 fg) , Serge Ibaka – 16 pts. James Harden – 15 pts
DAL: Dirk Nowitzki – 29 pts, 10 reb. Jason Terry – 16 pts. Delonte West – 15 pts
Lakers 99 – Knicks 82
Box Score Recap
LAL: Kobe Bryant – 28 pts (10-17 fg) 6 ast. Pau Gasol 16 pts, 10 reb.
NYK: Carmelo Anthony – 27 pts, 5 ast, 5 TO. Amar’e Stoudemire – 15 pts, 2 reb. Tyson Chandler – 13 pts, 11 reb
The Rest of the Games
Wesley Matthews and Raymond Felton combined for 48 points and Jamal Crawford added 22 off the bench to keep Portland unbeaten
The Bulls used an early 15-0 run to go wire to wire. Derrick Rose had 19 points and 8 assists while Carlos Boozer added 16 points and 15 rebounds
Kevin Martin’s 25 paced the Rockets. Manu Ginobili and Tim Duncan combined for 12 points as Spurs coach Gregg Popovich rested his veterans in the second half.
Ryan Anderson’s 22 points and a 16 point, 24 rebound night by Dwight Howard carried the Magic past the struggling Nets.