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viernes, 10 de agosto de 2018

#ClutchBaloncesto Noticias recientes del Baloncesto Mundial



NBA UNVEILS 2018-19 GAME AND BROADCAST SCHEDULES

– Back-to-Backs at Historic Low for Fourth Consecutive Season; No Four-in-Fives for Second Straight Season –

NEW YORKAug. 10, 2018 – The NBA today released its complete game schedule and broadcast schedules for ABCTNTESPNNBA TV andESPN Radio for the 2018-19 regular season.  The league’s 73rd regular season will tip off on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, and conclude on Wednesday, April 10, 2019.  

As part of the 2018-19 schedule, the number of times when teams play games on back-to-back days will be an all-time low for the fourth consecutive season.  The team average is 13.3 back-to-backs this season, down 31 percent since the 2014-15 season (19.3 per team).  For the second season in a row, no team is scheduled to play a stretch with four games in five days.  In addition, instances when teams play five games in seven days (0.7 per team) has been reduced by 42 percent from last season (1.2 per team) and 77 percent from the 2016-17 season (3.0 per team).

Also in 2018-19, the NBA will again label its schedule by week to enhance the ability of fans to follow the 1,230-game regular season.  Starting with Week 1 and ending with Week 26, the weekly structure will help reinforce awareness of upcoming games and communicate key storylines.  Each week will run Monday through Sunday. 

The NBA previously announced its national television schedule for Week 1 of the 2018-19 regular season as well as its lineup of five Christmas Day games on ESPN networks and three Martin Luther King Jr. Day games on TNT.  (Click here for those schedules.)  The season will begin on Oct. 16 with a doubleheader on TNT featuring the Philadelphia 76ers visiting the Boston Celtics (8 p.m. ET) and the defending NBA Champion Golden State Warriors hosting the Oklahoma City Thunder (10:30 p.m. ET).    

NBA on ABC
In addition to televising three Christmas Day games, ABC will have the following regular-season series:

• NBA Saturday Primetime on ABC: The fourth season of NBA Saturday Primetime on ABC will feature eight games, each scheduled to air at 8:30 p.m. ET.  The series will tip off on Jan. 19 (Week 14) with the Los Angeles Lakers visiting the Houston Rockets, which will be preceded by a special matinee broadcast on ABC as Philadelphia hosts Oklahoma City at 3:30 p.m. ET.  Other Primetime telecasts will include the Celtics playing interconference showdowns against the visiting Warriors on Jan. 26 (Week 15) and the host Lakers on March 9 (Week 21).

• NBA Sunday Showcase on ABC: ABC will present six Sunday afternoon games, starting on Feb. 3 (Week 16) with the Celtics taking on the Thunder in Boston (2 p.m. ET) and concluding on April 7 (Week 25) with the Thunder visiting the Minnesota Timberwolves (3:30 p.m. ET).

ABC will also televise the NBA Finals 2019 presented by YouTube TV – its 17th straight season as the exclusive home of the league’s championship series. 

NBA on TNT
TNT will televise 21 Thursday doubleheaders and 10 Tuesday doubleheaders as part of Turner Sports’ 35th straight year of NBA coverage.  All games will be live streamed via tntdrama.com/watchtnt and the Watch TNT App. 

The network’s Players Only franchise – which comprises former professional basketball players in all broadcast roles – will return for its third year starting on Tuesday, Jan. 29 (Week 16) with a doubleheader showcasing the New Orleans Pelicans at the Rockets (8 p.m. ET) and the 76ers at the Lakers (10:30 p.m. ET).  Players Only telecasts will air regularly on Tuesday nights from the series’ Jan. 29 debut through April 2 (Week 25).

As previously announced, TNT’s first Thursday doubleheader of the season, on Oct. 18, will include LeBron James’ debut with the Lakers as they visit the Portland Trail Blazers (10:30 p.m. ET). 

Additional highlights of TNT’s regular-season schedule:

·         Week 5: Golden State at Houston (Thursday, Nov. 15, 8 p.m. ET) – The Warriors and Rockets will square off for the first time since their seven-game series in the 2018 Western Conference Finals.
·         Week 11: Philadelphia at Utah (Thursday, Dec. 27, 10:30 p.m. ET) – 2017-18 Kia NBA Rookie of the Year Ben Simmons will lead the 76ers against last season’s runner-up, Donovan Mitchell, and the Jazz.
·         Week 12: Toronto at San Antonio (Thursday, Jan. 3, 8 p.m. ET) – The Raptors and Spurs will face each other for the first time since their July 18 trade in which Toronto acquired Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green from San Antonio for DeMar DeRozan, Jakob Poeltl and a protected 2019 first-round draft pick. 

In addition to its regular-season coverage, TNT will air NBA All-Star 2019 events from Feb. 15-17 in Charlotte, culminating with the NBA’s 68th All-Star Game on Sunday, Feb. 17.

TNT will also exclusively televise the 2019 Eastern Conference Finals.

NBA on ESPN
In its 17th consecutive season of NBA coverage, ESPN will present 21 Wednesday doubleheaders and 16 Friday doubleheaders.  The network’s telecasts will be available via the ESPN App.  ESPN Deportes, ESPN’s Spanish-language U.S. sports network, will also have a full slate of regular-season games.

ESPN’s regular-season schedule will feature:

·         Week 4: Boston at Utah (Friday, Nov. 9, 9:30 p.m. ET) – Celtics forward/guard Gordon Hayward is set to face the Jazz for the first time.
·         Week 6: Los Angeles Lakers at Cleveland (Wednesday, Nov. 21, 8 p.m. ET) – Four-time Kia NBA Most Valuable Player LeBron James and the Lakers will make their one regular-season visit to Cleveland.
·         Week 19: San Antonio at Toronto (Friday, Feb. 22, 7 p.m. ET) – Spurs guard DeMar DeRozan, the Raptors’ career scoring leader, will play his first game at Scotiabank Arena as a visitor.

ESPN will be the exclusive network of the 2019 Western Conference Finals.

NBA on NBA TV
NBA TV will televise 30 doubleheaders during the season as well as a tripleheader on April 7 (Week 25), its last day of live game coverage for the 2018-19 regular season.

The network’s coverage will feature a special afternoon doubleheader on Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 21 (Week 15) as the Knicks take on the Thunder at Madison Square Garden (12:30 p.m. ET) and the Magic visits the Atlanta Hawks (3 p.m. ET).

NBA TV’s regular-season schedule will also include:

·         Week 6: Phoenix at Philadelphia; Oklahoma City at Sacramento (Monday, Nov. 19) – The top two selections from the NBA Draft 2018 presented by State Farm will be in action as No. 1 pick Deandre Ayton and the Suns visit the 76ers (7 p.m. ET), followed by No. 2 pick Marvin Bagley III and the Kings facing the Thunder at Golden 1 Center (10 p.m. ET).  
·         Week 9: NBA Mexico City Games 2018 (Saturday, Dec. 15, 5 p.m. ET) – The Jazz and the Orlando Magic will play the second of the NBA’s two games in Mexico City during the 2018-19 season.   
·         Week 14: NBA London Game 2019 (Thursday, Jan. 17, 3 p.m. ET) – The New York Knicks and the Washington Wizards will meet at The O2 in the NBA’s ninth regular-season game in London.

NBA on ESPN Radio
ESPN Radio will air 26 games during the regular season, including Warriors vs. Thunder on opening night and two Christmas Day matchups in Celtics vs. 76ers and Warriors vs. Lakers.  It will also provide coverage from NBA All-Star 2019 and broadcast the NBA Finals 2019 presented by YouTube TV.

Additional 2018-19 Schedule Highlights
The NBA on ABC, TNT, ESPN and NBA TV will present flexible scheduling throughout the regular season to provide the most compelling matchups to a national audience.

NBA League Pass will offer up to 40 live, out-of-market games each week through connected televisions, the NBA App, NBA.com and B/R Live for fans who want to watch their favorite teams, players and matchups from outside their local markets (blackout restrictions apply).  Games included in NBA League Pass will be in addition to those available on TNT, ESPN, ABC and NBA TV as well as local networks (such as a regional sports network and/or an over-the-air station).  For more information about NBA League Pass, visit nba.com/leaguepass/.

The 2018-19 season will feature 42 games on Saturdays and Sundays during primetime for fans in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.  This marks the most primetime games for fans in these regions and the fifth consecutive season with at least 20 such games.

The schedule also includes five consecutive Sunday games from March 10 to April 7 that will air in primetime in India.  This marks the second straight year that five games will be televised in primetime in India.

NBA programming and games are seen in 215 countries and territories in 50 languages.
NBA.com and the NBA App will provide day-by-day and team-by-team schedules as well as regular-season telecast schedules of the league’s domestic broadcast partners.

REGRESAN LOS EXPLOSIVOS DE MOCA A LA LIGA PUERTORIQUEÑA DE BALONCESTO  
Moca, Puerto Rico – Hablar de los Explosivos de Moca, en la Liga Puertorriqueña de Baloncesto era hablar de uno de los equipos más fogosos y agresivos de los 90’s. Jugadores como Edwin Pellot, James Carter, José “Canito” Nieves, pusieron a gozar a la fanaticada mocana y la de los pueblos del noroeste del país.
Su campeonato en el 1993 contra los Ganaderos de Hatillo 88 por 83  en tiempo extra en el juego decisivo celebrado en el vetusto y legendario coliseo Árquelio Torres Ramírez de San Germán. Bajo el mando de su entonces dirigente Ángel “Caco” Cancel, sin dudas marco un día magno historia del deporte en la periferia del noroeste del país, el cual sigue vivo en la memoria de cano mocano. 
25 años han pasado de ese campeonato y ahora vuelve  la explosión a la “Capital del Mundillo” con la nueva representación de los Explosivos TNT en Moca ahora con el deportista Jesús Rosario como apoderado de la franquicia   y el bajo la dirección de Xavier Aponte, actual asistente de los Leones de Ponce en el BSN.
Los Explosivos TNT tendrán como sede su coliseo el doctor Juan Sánchez Acevedo y la temporada dará inicio el  17 de noviembre de 2018.

MIKE FRATELLO PARTICIPARÁ DE CLÍNICA
PARA COACHES, JUGADORES Y PADRES

GUAYNABO, PUERTO RICO - El conocido exentrenador y analista de NBA, Mike Fratello, participará junto al exjugador y asistente de NBA, Ed Pinckney, y los entrenadores locales Leo Arill y el experimentado Flor Meléndez, de una clínica para entrenadores, jugadores, padres y todos los amantes del baloncesto. 

La clínica se llevará a cabo en el coliseo Mario “Quijote” Morales de Guaynabo el próximo domingo 12 de agosto de 2018.

“Lo interesante de ésta clínica es que puede participar cualquier persona amante del deporte del baloncesto. Estamos juntando estos excelentes entrenadores para ayudar a los que asistan a continuar reforzando sus conocimientos dentro del juego. Será una actividad única y de mucho aprendizaje”, comentó por su parte Sammy Díaz, organizador del evento. Díaz también informó que el viernes, 10 de agosto se ofrecerá una conferencia de prensa a las 6:00pm en el Marriott Resort de San Juan (Condado), donde se darán cita dichos entrenadores.

El horario del evento será de 8:00am a 5:00pm, tendrá un costo de $80.00 por persona e incluye el almuerzo. 

Para inscripciones se pueden comunicar al 787-934-6267 ó 787-637-2096; o a través de PRTicket.com .

EDUCACIÓN CONTINUA APROBADA POR FBPUR Y DRD

La clínica servirá como curso de educación continua para los entrenadores certificados por la Federación de Baloncesto de Puerto Rico y el Departamento de Recreación y Deportes. “Esta es la oportunidad perfecta para que los entrenadores certificados puedan acreditar esas horas de aprendizaje, mientras comparten junto a jugadores y padres que también se podrán beneficiar del conocimiento de estos expertos”, culminó explicando Díaz.

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          NBA MEXICO CITY GAMES 2018 TO FEATURE ORLANDO MAGIC HOSTING CHICAGO BULLS AND UTAH JAZZ

- NBA to Play Two Regular-Season Games in Mexico City for Third Consecutive Season -

- NBA and Zignia Live Announce Multiyear Partnership Extension for Two Regular-Season Games at the Arena Ciudad de Mexico Each of the Next Three Seasons -

MEXICO CITYAug. 7, 2018 – The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Zignia Live announced today that the NBA Mexico City Games 2018 will feature the Orlando Magic playing regular-season games against the Chicago Bulls on Thursday, Dec. 13, and against the Utah Jazz on Saturday, Dec. 15 at the Arena Ciudad de Mexico in Mexico City.  The games will mark the third consecutive season the NBA will play two regular-season games in Mexico City.

As part of today’s announcement, the NBA and Zignia Live have also forged a multiyear partnership to collaborate on future games over the next several years in Mexico.

The NBA Mexico City Games 2018 will be broadcast live by ESPN and on NBA League Pass International.  Fans can register their interest in tickets and gain access to presale information, exclusive offers and more by visiting https://mexicogames.nba.com.

The NBA Mexico City Games 2018 will mark the 27th and 28th games in Mexico since 1992, the most NBA games held in any country outside the United States and Canada. 

The Magic’s roster currently features Aaron Gordon and 2018 No. 6 overall draft pick Mohamed Bamba.  The Bulls’ roster currently includes two-time Verizon Slam DunkChampion Zach LaVine and forward Lauri Markkanen (Finland).  The Jazz are led by Spanish point guard Ricky Rubio and 2018 Kia NBA Defensive Player of the Year Rudy Gobert (France).


The NBA Mexico City Games 2018 will be supported by a full roster of marketing partners, including Nike, SAP, Gatorade and Tissot with additional partners to be announced in the coming months. 

In 2017, the NBA played four games in Mexico, which marked the first time the league has held four regular-season games in one country outside the U.S. and Canada in one calendar year. 

Following the conclusion of the NBA Mexico City Games 2020, the league will have played 32 games in Mexico since 1992.  

Details about future games will be announced at a later date.

Fans can find more NBA information at NBA.comFacebook.com/NBA_Mexico and on Twitter (@NBAMEX).  Fans can also purchase all the latest NBA merchandise atNBATienda.com and at the Arena Ciudad de Mexico on game nights.

Executive and Player Quotes:

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver:
“Returning to Mexico City for two regular-season games this season reinforces our commitment to growing basketball in Mexico and Latin America.  NBA teams have been playing in Mexico for more than 25 years, and the Bulls, Jazz and Magic organizations are excited to continue the tradition of bringing the live game experience to our passionate Mexican fans.”

Zignia Live Director of Business Development & Strategic Partnerships Ignacio Sáenz:
“I´m so proud, that once again, NBA Mexico City Games will be held in our
country this upcoming December.  The enthusiasm and dedication of every Mexican fan resulted in a multiyear partnership, that will see future games played in Mexico City over the next several years.  The Arena Ciudad de México is the ideal setting to enjoy the magic of basketball as a family, and we are sure that the games will be an unforgettable and memorable experience for all. We thank the NBA, the teams and of course, the fans in Mexico for all their support. We continue making history together!”

Orlando Magic CEO Alex Martins: 
“Having played in England twice, Japan, China, Mexico and Brazil, the Orlando Magic are always honored to participate in the NBA’s Global Games and look forward to again representing the Central Florida community and the NBA.  From our previous experience of playing in Mexico City, we know the passion of the fans and look forward to this amazing opportunity.”

“We are honored that the NBA invited the Chicago Bulls to be a part of sharing a game we love with a global audience.  While our home town is Chicago, the Bulls are fortunate to have fans around the world and we are excited to take our team on the road and help bring the NBA-game experience to Mexico City.  On behalf of the entire organization, I want to thank Adam Silver, the NBA, and Mexico City for this opportunity.”

Utah Jazz President Steve Starks:
“The Utah Jazz are excited to play in Mexico City and are proud to represent our fans and the NBA on a global stage.  This will be our fourth time playing in Mexico and first time back in 15 years. Our organization thanks the NBA and the people of Mexico City for this unique opportunity.”

About the NBA
The NBA is a global sports and media business built around four professional sports leagues: the National Basketball Association, the Women’s National Basketball Association, the NBA G League and the NBA 2K League.  The NBA has established a major international presence with games and programming in 215 countries and territories in 50 languages, and merchandise for sale in more than 125,000 stores in 100 countries on six continents.  NBA rosters at the start of the 2017-18 season featured 108 international players from a record 42 countries and territories.  NBA Digital’s assets include NBA TV, NBA.com, the NBA App and NBA League Pass.  The NBA has created one of the largest social media communities in the world, with 1.5 billion likes and followers globally across all league, team, and player platforms.  Through NBA Cares, the league addresses important social issues by working with internationally recognized youth-serving organizations that support education, youth and family development, and health-related causes.

About Zignia Live

Zignia Live is a subsidiary of Avalanz Group, and is known for hosting first class events in the most modern and comfortable venues every year while offering the public a unique and world-class experience every time.  In partnership with leading companies in the live entertainment industry, Zignia Live brings the best music, family and sporting events closer to Mexican public.


jueves, 24 de noviembre de 2016

#ClutchNBA Anthony Davis (West) y Jimmy Butler (East) fueron seleccionados los Jugadores de la Semana en la NBA


CHICAGO’S BUTLER AND NEW ORLEANS’ DAVIS NAMED
NBA EASTERN AND WESTERN CONFERENCE PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

NEW YORK– The Chicago Bulls’ Jimmy Butler and the New Orleans Pelicans’ Anthony Davis today were named NBA Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, Nov. 14 through Sunday, Nov. 20.
 
Butler helped the Bulls to a 3-1 week, with all victories coming on the road, by averaging 27.3 points (second in the East), 9.3 rebounds and 3.8 assists.  He began the week with back-to-back double-doubles, finishing with 27 points and 12 rebounds in a 113-88 win over the Portland Trail Blazers on Nov. 15 and recording 20 points and 12 rebounds in an 85-77 victory over the Utah Jazz on Nov. 17.  In his final game of the week, Butler scored a season-high 40 points and added seven rebounds and six assists in a 118-110 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Nov. 20.

The Pelicans went 3-0 last week in games Davis played (3-1 overall) as he averaged a league-high 33.7 points, led the West with 13.7 rebounds and 3.0 blocks, and added 2.0 steals.  He scored 38 points in each of his last two games of the week – victories over the Trail Blazers and Charlotte Hornets  to raise his season average to an NBA-high 31.7 points.  He also set a season high with six assists in the win over Portland on Nov. 18 and grabbed 16 rebounds in the overtime victory against Charlotte on Nov. 19.

Here is a recap of the week for Butler and Davis: 


Jimmy Butler, Chicago Bulls
Nov. 15 @ Portland: Recorded 27 points, 12 rebounds and five assists in a 113-88 win over the Trail Blazers.
Nov. 17 @ Utah: Posted 20 points, 12 rebounds, three assists and two steals in an 85-77 victory over the Jazz.
Nov. 20 @ L.A. Lakers: Scored a season-high 40 points to go with seven rebounds and six assists in a 118-110 win over the Lakers.

Anthony Davis, New Orleans Pelicans
Nov. 14 vs. Boston: Finished with 25 points, 16 rebounds, four steals and two blocks in a 106-105 overtime win over the Celtics.
Nov. 18 vs. Portland: Recorded 38 points, nine rebounds, six assists, four blocks and two steals in a 113-101 win over the Trail Blazers.
Nov. 19 vs. Charlotte: Tallied 38 points, 16 rebounds and three blocks in a 121-116 overtime win over the Hornets.


Other nominees for the Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week were Charlotte’s Kemba Walker, Denver’s Wilson Chandler, Golden State’s Kevin Durant, Houston’s James Harden, the LA Clippers’ Blake Griffin, Memphis’ Mike Conley and Marc Gasol, Miami’s Hassan Whiteside, New York’s Carmelo Anthony and Kristaps Porzingis, Portland’s CJ McCollum and San Antonio’s Kawhi Leonard.


miércoles, 2 de noviembre de 2016

#ClutchNBA: San Antonio y Cleveland hablen con furia la temporada 2016-2017 de la NBA

Clutch NBA: Comienzo de Temporada 2016-2017
Por Daniel “Mr. Clutch” Mercado Castro
            Los Cavs comenzaron su defensa recibiendo su bien ganado anillo, alzando el banderín de campeones y dándole una pela 117-88 a los Knicks con un triple-double de LeBron con 19 puntos, 11 rebotes y 14 asistencias junto a 29 puntos de Irving. Los Cavs luego derrotaron 94-91 a Toronto y 105-99 a Orlando con el trío de LeBron, Love e Irving dirigiendo la marcha. Estos comenzaron con ganas de ganar 70. Uno que comenzó con ganas de ser MVP, by the way es mi candidato, es Russell Westbrook. OKC ganó sus tres juegos en la semana y los números de Westbrook fueron: 32 puntos, 12 rebotes y 9 asistencias ante los 76ers; 51 puntos, 13 rebotes y 11 asistencias ante los Suns y 33 puntos con 12 rebotes y 16 asistencias ante los Lakers. Ya Westbrook tiene dos triple-double en una semana y se convierte en el primer jugador en la historia de la NBA en lograr 100 puntos, 30 rebotes y 30 asistencias ó más en los primeros 3 juegos en una temporada, aparte que logró el primer triple-double con 50 puntos desde el 1975.
            Otro que quiere ser MVP de la NBA es Damian Lillard, quien arrancó la temporada con 39 puntos en la victoria 113-104 de Portland sobre Utah, luego anotó 29 en la derrota 114-106 ante los Clippers y anotó el canasto de la victoria faltando 0.3 segundos en la sacada del buche que le dieron a Denver 115-113 en tiempo extra. Lillard terminó con 37 puntos. Otro que empezó con el pie en el acelerador para un MVP fue Anthony Davis de los Pelicans. Davis anotó 50 con 16 rebotes, 5 asistencias, 7 robos de balón y 4 tapones en la derrota 107-102 ante Denver y luego anotó 45 con 17 rebotes, 2 tapones y 2 robos de balón en la derrota 122-114 ante los Warriors. Davis se convirtió en el primer jugador desde Michael Jordan (1986) en anotar más de 90 puntos en los primeros dos juegos de la temporada. El problema es que el equipo está 0-3.
            Los Warriors arrancaron la temporada y la era de Kevin Durant con una pela 129-100 en su casa de parte de San Antonio. Durant anotó 27 en su debut y Curry 26. Los Warriors enderezaron el barco con victorias 122-114 ante los Pelicans y 106-100 ante los Suns. Ambos juegos sus contrarios le dieron batalla. Durant anotó 30 y 37 en esos dos. Curry, quien anotó 23 y 28, se convirtió en el jugador que más rápido (497 juegos) llega a los 1,600 bombazos anotados. Ray Allen había sido el más rápido en llegar a esa cantidad pero en 693 juegos.
            Wade hizo un excelente debut con los Bulls y hasta le costó una multa su gesto victorioso. Wade anotó 22 puntos con 4 bombazos en la victoria 105-99 de los Bulls sobre Boston. Wade anotó solo 7 bombazos en total la pasada temporada con Miami. ¡Ya se ve la diferencia! De Rozan fue otro que arrancó caliente con juegos de 40 y 32 puntos mientras que Harden anotó 34 con 17 asistencias y 8 rebotes en la derrota 120-114 ante los Lakers; 26 puntos con 8 asistencias y 7 rebotes en la victoria 106-98 en Dallas y 28 puntos con 7 rebotes y 7 asistencias, incluyendo la tirada libre de la victoria, en la victoria 93-93 ante Dallas.
            San Antonio  comenzó con ganas de ganar 70 con la pela a los Warriors y victorias ante Sacramento, Pelicans y Miami. Leonard ha sido clave en la defensa y la ofensiva anotando 35 (total más alto en su carrera), 30, 20 y 27 en esos 4 juegos. Pau Gasol ya comenzó a soltarse y a poner su granito. ¡Se ven duros! El mega millonario Mike Conley al menos anotó 24 puntos en cada una de las victoria de Memphis. ¡Tiene que ganarse cada dólar! Marc Gasol lució muy bien en los tres juegos de Memphis con 18, 20 y 20 puntos. Hasta Vince Carter ha jugado muy bien. Atlanta arrancó con dos victoria y Dwight Howard debutó con 11 puntos, 19 rebotes y 3 tapones. Sacramento arrancó con dos victorias al vencer 113-94 a los Suns con 24 puntos de Cousins, y luego de perder ante los Spurs, derrotaron 106-103 a los Wolves con 29 puntos de Cousins.
Los Lakers comienzan la era sin Kobe con un debut victorioso de Luke Walton como dirigente cuando el trio de Randle, Russell y Clarkson vencieron 120-114 a Houston. Los Suns aunque no ganaron un juego hay que ponerle un ojo a TJ Warren, el muchacho anotó 30 y 26 puntos en sus últimos dos juegos. Embiid al fin debutó con los 76ers, anotó 20 en 22 minutos. Rose debutó con 17 puntos en uniforme de los Knicks y hasta se tiró un mega crossover.
            Posiciones: Atlantic-Boston (2-1), Toronto (1-1), Knicks (1-1), Nets (1-2) y 76ers (0-2). Central-Cavs (3-0), Bulls (2-0), Detroit (2-1), Bucks (1-2) e Indiana (1-2). Southeast-Atlanta (2-0), Bulls (2-1), Heat (1-2), Wizards (0-2) y Orlando (0-3). Northwest-OKC (3-0), Portland (2-1), Denver (1-1), Utah (1-2) y Wolves (0-2). Pacific-Clippers (2-0), Kings (2-1), Warriors (2-1), Lakers (1-2) y Suns (0-3). Southwest-Spurs (4-0), Memphis (2-1), Houston (2-1), Dallas (0-3) y NO (0-3).