Night 2: The Season-Openers

10/21/2021 Night 2: The Season-Openers

By: Jeff Yoder

Knicks Hold Off Celtics in 2OT Thriller (138-134, 2 OT) on Night 2 of NBA Season-Openers

After Tuesday’s two-pack of season-opening games, the NBA’s second edition of opening night brought 11 games to the forefront. Among the highlights was an epic duel at Madison Square Garden between the Knicks and Celtics where New York won it double overtime (138-134, 2OT). Julius Randle was the star for the winning side with 35 points, 9 assists and 8 rebounds — he spoiled Jaylen Brown’s 46-point night. Here are the top performers and game highlights from Wednesday:


Top Performers

J. Brown (BOS): 46 pts, 9 rebs, 6 asts

J. Morant (MEM): 37 pts, 6 rebs, 6 asts

H. Barnes (SAC): 36 pts, 9 rebs

J. Randle (NYK): 35 pts, 8 rebs, 9 asts

D. Sabonis (IND): 33 pts, 15 rebs

L. Ball (CHA): 31 pts, 9 rebs, 7 asts


Game Highlights

Hornets def. Pacers (123-122)

Bulls def. Pistons (94-88)

Knicks def. Celtics (138-134, 2OT)

Wizards def. Raptors (98-83)

Grizzlies def. Cavaliers (132-121)

Timberwolves def. Rockets (124-106)

76ers def. Pelicans (117-97)

Spurs def. Magic (123-97)

Jazz def. Thunder (107-86)

Nuggets def. Suns (110-98)

Kings def. Blazers (124-121)


Additional Storylines

B/R: Nets Facing Questions They Shouldn’t Have to in Kyrie Irving’s Absence

SI: Knicks Overcome 4th Quarter Collapse, Beat Celtics in Double OT


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