The Dallas Mavericks have a victory for the prelude to the preseason, Luka Doncic presented themselves in outstanding early form, Boban Marjanovic proved his hot hand. The Los Angeles Lakers also lose the second preparatory game for the Wagner brothers and the Magic was a used evening.
Phoenix Suns (1-1) – Los Angeles Lakers (0-2) 117: 105 (Boxscore)
This had imagined Phoenix a little differently: the lot of the Suns against the Lakers was postponed extra at noon, so that in the evening the Phoenix Mercury can spend your semi-final game in the WNBA playoffs against the Las Vegas Aces. The Acees, however, made short process and compared the series (2-2) – after all, the Suns brought a victory, though only in the preseasone.
Although Devin Booker was spared, asked Chris Paul 8 points and 11 assists in his preseason debut in which Suns showed a balanced performance. Deandre Ayton came to 14 points and 11 rebounds, Mikal Bridges (15), Jae Crowder (13 and 9), Cam Johnson (13), Newcomer Javale McGee (12) or Cameron Payne (11 and 5 assists) delivered good production .
Since the Lakers could not keep up, who renounced Lebron James and Russell Westbrook again. In the second quarter, L.A. With 21 points in the hindrance, a comeback did not succeed. Thus, Phoenix muster the Lakers debut of Carmelo Anthony, who came to 8 points. Best starter was Anthony Davis, even if he does not seem to be quite in his rhythm (14, 5/14 FG), the better, Malik Monk, the 18 counter (7/11 FG) contributed by the bank.
Detroit Pistons (1-0) – San Antonio Spurs (1-1) 115: 105 (Boxscore)
On the debut of Top-Pick Cade Cunningham, the pistons fans need to continue waiting, the rookie is laboratory at an ankle injury and was spared against the Spurs – the same was for Killian Hayes. For this, the colleagues made a neat alarm, especially Jerami Grant (19, 6/13 FG). Also, the bank around Josh Jackson (16), Cory Joseph (14 and 6 Assists) and Kelly Olynyk (14 and 6 Assists) knew.
In the third quarter, Trey Lyles (9) against his ex-team was noticeable, Detroit used several threesters of the Big for a 14: 2 run, with which the home owners decisively asset. Ultimately, the hot knob of Bryn Forbes (20, 6/8 threesome) was too little for the Texans, otherwise only Keldon Johnson (18) and Lonnie Walker IV (13) were two digits.
Atlanta Hawks (0-2) – Cleveland Cavaliers (1-1) 96:99 (Boxscore)
Just as in the first preseason game, the CAVs hit with full chapel, as a whole, even ten players were used, which are all allowed to make hope for minutes in the regular season. The starters were also in demand in the fourth quarter, yet it handed out against the Hawks, which did not start in the best cast, only a narrow victory.
Ricky Rubio (8 and 6 Assists) and Darius Garland (15 and 7) brought Cleveland in the final section on the winning road, but Best Scorer was Collin Sexton with 19 meters (7/17 FG and 2/8 threesome), but the Guard 7 turnover for only 2 assists and 6 rebounds. Isaac Okoro (12), Jarrett Allen (12, 7 rebounds and 3 blocks) and Lauri Markanen (11) came on a double-digit yield, Nr.3-Pick Evan Mobley put 8 meters (4/11 FG), 12 boards and 2 Assists.
For the absolute highlight of the evening, John Collins made on the other side. After an analysis of Sharife Cooper, the 24-year-old pounded a crashing Alley Oop above all through the Reuse. Collins ended the game with 14 meters and 8 rebounds, Topscorer of Hawks was Cam Reddish with 20 meters (5 steals) from the bank. In the absence of Trae Young, Clint Capela and Danilo Gallinari, Kevin Huerter (15) and Gorgui Dieng (13, 11 rebounds and 6 assists) were positive.
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