The Los Angeles Clippers beat the final champion Los Angeles Lakers 116-109 on the first day of the American Basketball League (NBA) 2020-21 season.
The new season in thestarted with 2 matches. The players and technical team of the Lakers received their championship rings at the season opening, as customary But the other team of Los Angeles, the Clippers, who they faced in their first game, became the winner of the field.
Paul George and Kawhi Leonard scored a total of 59 points in the Clippers, where 6 people produced double digits. George had 33 points, 6 rebounds, Leonard had 26 points.
The star players of the host Lakers, LeBron James, competed with 22 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists, and Anthony Davis with 18 points and 7 rebounds. Montrezl Harrell scored 17 points, 10 rebounds, Dennis Schröder scored a “double double” with 14 points, 12 rebounds and 8 assists.
Kevin Durant returns triumphant after injury
Brooklyn Nets, who has not played in any official game since June 2019, when the Achilles tendon was broken, was the first to wear the shirt after the transfer of Kevin Durant, and Stephen Curry’s team, Golden State Warriors, who played only 5 games last season due to a fracture in his hand and wrist.
Nets won the match 125-99, in which Durant scored 22 points, 5 rebounds, Kyrie Irving 26 points and Caris LeVert 20 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists.
In Warriors, Stephen Curry’s 20 points, 10 assists and rookie James Wiseman’s 19 points, 6 rebounds performance could not prevent the defeat.
Kevin Wayne Durant is an American professional basketball player. Durant wears the Brooklyn Nets jersey of the NBA teams. With nicknames like “Durantula” and “KD”, 2.08 mt. tall Durant, can serve in short forward and long forward positions.