The Dallas Mavericks have retracted the second preseason victory, Luka Doncic conjures up both before and during the game. Isaiah Hartenstein convinces for the clippers, the bulls wiping with the Pelicans the ground, the Lakers also lose with LeBron James and Russell Westbrook and the Nets beat the Bucks.
Cleveland Cavaliers (1-2) – Indiana Pacers (1-1) 100: 109 (Boxscore)
To the preseason start in New York A few days ago, the Pacers starters still had to fight with start-up difficulties, which they wiped them now but collectively aside. In particular, Malcolm Brogdon caught a cream day, his 27 meters at 12/14 from the field brought Indiana the first victory of season preparation.
Domantas Sabonis steered a double-double with (14 and 10 rebounds), also Myles Turner (11 and 9) and Chris Duarte (11) scored two digits. Indiana also dominated the boards (50:30 rebounds). So the Pacers settled in the third quarter with the starters double-digit and did not give up this lead no longer.
The CAVS starters remained largely in search of their rhythm for 48 minutes. Collin Sexton was already the best scorer from the first five with 10 meters, but only met 4/15 out of the field. In three preseason games he stands with 14/41 FG. Best man at the households was Ricky Rubio with 14 points in 18 minutes from the bank, Lauri Markanen came to 11 and 7 rebounders.
Brooklyn Nets (2-0) – Milwaukee Bucks (0-2) 119: 115 (Boxscore)
The Rematch of the Eastern Conference Semifinals had little common with playoff basketball, the Bucks renounced her Big Three (Giannis Antetokounmpo, Khris Middleton and Jrue Holiday) as well as numerous role players (including Brook Lopez, Bobby Portis), with the Nets missing like Expected Kyrie Irving. But Kevin Durant and James Harden celebrated their preseason debut.
While the latter was with 8 points (1/6 threesome), 4 rebounds and 4 assists in 24 minutes, KD (18 in 23 minutes) presented himself in solid form, even if the efficiency was not quite there (5 / 14 FG). To do this, Joe Harris reached 15 meters and Lamarcus Aldridge 12. In the final minutes, however, ROOKIE Cameron Thomas (7, 3/10 FG) as well as already in the Summer League with several clutch buckets for the victory of the Nets.
Thus, the guests also reached the 30 meters of Jordan Nwora (11/21 FG, 6/10 threesome) not to victory. In addition, Sandro Mamukelashvili (20 and 11 rebounds) as well as Elijah Bryant (21 and 8) were really well laid. Thanks to this trio, Milwaukee also held well with the third row with the Nets, also Thanasis Antetokounmpo had his moments (12 and 6).
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Chicago Bulls (2-0) – New Orleans Pelicans (1-2) 121: 85 (Boxscore)
The Pelicans came without their stars like Brandon Ingram or Zion Williamson (foot injury) not quite as good as Milwaukee. In order to be accurate, nobody ran apart from Trey Murphy (17 and 10 rebounds, but 4/12 FG), Naji Marshall (16) and Jonas Valanciunas (14). The Pels met only one third of their field troubles and went completely under.
Already in the first quarter, Chicago settled double-digit, from the break, a 27-point lead, which eventually even on 46 (!) Counters became. Above all, the Bulls starters knew to convince, Zach Lavine was with 21 points (8/14 FG) Topscorer, behind it lonzo ball (19, 5/6 threesome), Nikola Vucevic (16 and 10 rebounds), Demar Derozan ( 12) and Alex Caruso (10, 5 rebounds and 5 assists from the bank) seamlessly.