The 2020-21 season may have technically started on Tuesday, but it started on Wednesday with enthusiasm with a strong 13-game slate. It quickly became a 12-game slate after the match between Oklahoma City Thunder And Houston rockets Was .
We do not know if this is the first time an NBA game has been postponed due to a team not having enough players, but it will not be the only piece of history we saw on Wednesday night. As the majority of the teams made their season debut, we were held for incredible performances after an incredible performance on some of the most interesting early-season nights in recent NBA memory.
Take a look at some of the notable statistical achievements that went into the books on Wednesday night.
Morant Best Shock
The best rookie of the year did not miss a beat in his season debut, going with a score tear, resulting in a career-high 44 points, nine assists and one turnover. Chrysalis‘131-119 Loss Spurs. This is it The second highest point total Following Elgin Baylor’s 52-point performance in 1959, Morant styled it for the second-year player’s season-opening game, turning one of the youngest highlights of the season. In the middle. Stealing a record from anyone other than 21-year-old Shahul O’Neill, he became the youngest player to score 40 or more points in his team’s opening game of the season.
Lamello goes without a score
After finishing 3rd overall overall until 2020, Lamelo Paul’s NBA career did not get off to a great start on Wednesday because he did not score when he made three assists out and made three turning points in 16 minutes on the team’s 121-114. Loss Cavaliers. He joined the dubious list by becoming the fourth to top three scorer in his NBA debut, and for the first time since Otto Porter Jr. in 2013.
The ball is not exactly known as a scorer because his talent is evident in his passing and playmaking, but he certainly would have liked to have come out of his first NBA basket on Wednesday. Instead he will have to wait until Saturday.
Hawks 83 points in the first half
The Atlanta Hawks’ first game was a resounding success after some major off-season moves Chicago Bulls, 124-104, for the first success of this year. The Hawks led by 40 points during the game, setting an Atlanta owner record of 83 points in the first half.
As you can imagine, there were some strong statistical performances in this …
Young shots 37 points from 12 shots
Another wild level from the Hawks game: Point Guard Bring youth He scored 37 points in just 12 shots, going 5-for-6 from the 3-point range, 12-for-10 from the field and 12-for-14 from the free throw line. He did it all in 26 minutes. According to StateheadNo player has scored at least 37 points in 12 or fewer shots since the 1982-83 season (according to their database).
Only the other 10 players in that period scored at least 37 points in 26 or fewer minutes.
Brown, Totum Mac Celtics History
You can engrave your names in the Boston Celtics history books at any time, which is an achievement. Jaylan Brown Scored 33 points Jason Todd The Celtics added 30 in their 122-121 opening-night win Milwaukee Bucks. For the first time in Celtic history two players each scored 30 or more games in the first game of the season.
Totem won the game with a 3-pointer 0.4 seconds left, which is a rare feat. It was The latest 3-pointer at the start of a season The last 25 seasons, and was The first-last-second, game-winning field goal of a season starter in 10 years.
Roger drills 10 3-pointers
Terry Roger Descended to a slow start Charlotte Hornets121-114 early-night loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers, but the boy warms up quickly. Roger had just six points at halftime, sinking two of his three attempts from the 3-point range. He made four more 3-pointers in the third quarter … then four more in the fourth quarter, making him career-high 42 points and 3-pointers in 10 nights. These are the 3 points an NBA player has made so far at the start of his team’s season.
Westbrook Triple-Double Inn Guides Introduction
Russell Westbrook Always brings energy to the court, but you know the wizard will have a little extra juice for his first game in uniform. The new star of the capital did not waste time, becoming the first player in 25 years Triple in the first three quarters Of his team’s season opening game. Westbrook finished 113-107 with 21 points, 15 assists and 11 rebounds. 76ers, Became the sixth player in NBA history to triple his debut with a new team.
We guess this will not be the last.
Butler took seven thefts
Current Eastern Conference Champion Heat They did not get off to the desired start and suffered a loss of 113-107 Orlando Magic At the start of the season, however Jimmy ButlerThe greatest security came to the whole scene. The 10th year division turned a professional high seven thefts at night, including five in the first half. He joins Dwayne Wade, Mario Salmers, Tim Hardway and LeBron James As only heat fighters Several parts of five or more thefts. Yes, this is a convoluted position, but five thefts in one half is not an easy feat.
Turner converts eight shots
Crack bowlers Center Miles Turner His team was in a bad mood at the start of the season with a win of 121-107 New York Knicks, Elevating career with eight blocked scenes at night. Turner previously held the record in February, being one of only four players to have eight or more volumes in a game last season. Brooke Lopez, Anthony Davis And Hassan Whiteside.
The Blazers challenge for the first defensive possession
We’m not sure if this is an NBA record, but if it’s not, it’s close. Portland Trail Blazers Head coach Terry Stokes challenged a call for 30 seconds in the 2020-21 NBA season Damien Lillard Called to prevent misalignment while attempting to charge Utah Jazz Center Rudy Cobert.
The call was confirmed, sending Cobert to the free throw line and eliminating blazers as the only challenge of the game. It wasn’t that big as the jazz went away for a 120-100 win. In a team’s first game of the season – or in any sport, it’s hard to imagine a coach’s challenge in that regard ever being used.