Under the line, Marcus Smarts remains Buzzer Beater an early season highlight - but not more. Because not only in the simple, but equal in the double overtime, the Boston Celtics documented the New York Knicks in a traditional duel at the end of 134: 138. This also changed 46 points (nine rebounds, six assists) of the outstanding Jaylen Brown nothing - or twelve counters and eight templates of Sixth Man Dennis Schröder (32 minutes).
Just as long as Schröder, but in the starting Five, Rookie Franz Wagner (twelve points, four rebounds) was on the court, while Brother Moritz (seven points, six rebounds in 15 minutes) came from the bench. To get there was nothing for the Orlando Magic to the season prelude, but San Antonio won quite clearly in the end (123: 97).
Sixers: No Simmons, no problem
A significant victory also drove the Philadelphia 76ers - without Ben Simmons - in which Superstar Joel Embid (22 points in 25 minutes) offered three players for a potential new duo: Tobias Harris (20), Tyrese Maxey (20) and Furcan Korkmaz from the bank (22) came to 20 or more points - with 20 points ahead of the Sixers finally defeated the New Orleans Pelicans (117: 97).
Matchwinner in the encounter of his Denver Nuggets with the previous year s finalist Phoenix Suns was MVP Nikola Jokic, who combined 27 points with 13 rebounds as the best scorer of the game. And also the reigning Rookie of the Year turned on: 33 meters and 15 boards by Indianas Domantas Sabonis met Lamelo Ball with 31 points, nine rebounds and seven assists. 123: 122 - a shortened first victory for the Charlotte Hornets and owner Michael Jordan.