The first multi-game slate of the 2021-22 NBA preseason and there was no shortage of action. We've got you covered with the final scores, top performers, biggest storylines and more from Day 2.
Scottie Barnes (TOR): 13 PTS, 9 REBS, 6 ASTS, 2 STLS, 2 BLKS
Andre Drummond (PHI): 19 PTS, 14 REBS, 4 BLKS, 3 ASTS
Tyler Herro (MIA): 26 PTS, 4 REBS, 4 ASTS
James Bouknight (CHA): 20 PTS, 4 REBS, 3 STLS, 2 ASTS
Jordan Poole (GSW): 30 PTS, 5 REBS, 5 ASTS, 2 BLKS
Rookies ball out
In the first game of the jam-packed nine-game slate, rookie Scottie Barnes impressed for the Toronto Raptors.
🔥 @ScottBarnes561 does it all in his #NBAPreseason debut!- NBA Draft (@NBADraft) October 5, 2021
2 BLK pic.twitter.com/oIDkCk4MCw
As the night progressed, he was the first of a host of first-year players to impress in their first preseason action.
Magic rookie Jalen Suggs struggled with his shooting but contributed across the board with nine points, four rebounds, three assists and two blocks. For the Hornets, James Bouknight caught the eye with 20 points, four rebounds, three steals and two assists in 20 minutes of action.
Spurs' rookie Joshua Primo scored 17 points on a near-perfect 7-of-8 shooting in 17 minutes of action.
Trae Young leaves game early
It was a short preseason opener for Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young.
Minutes into the second half, he exited the game with what the team called a 'right quad contusion'. He didn't return to the game and finished with 14 points and three assists in 18 minutes of playing time.
Trae Young went back to the locker room following this play ⤵️ pic.twitter.com/6zKGfivBwR- Bally Sports: Hawks (@HawksOnBally) October 5, 2021
Postgame, while head coach Nate McMillan said he had no update on his point guard, Young shared that his quad is in pain and it has a little bit of swelling but he'll be alright.
Red-hot Tyler Herro
Although Tyler Herro's numbers were up in the 2020-21 season, they were below the expectations coming off his performance in the 2020 bubble.
In his first competitive action of the new season - the preseason opener - Herro delivered on all his talk during training camp by catching fire against the Atlanta Hawks.
26 points on 12 shots for @raf_tyler 🔥@MiamiHEAT get the W 🔥#NBAPreseason pic.twitter.com/1dHlbDznLz- NBA (@NBA) October 5, 2021
Game-winner in Boston
It's just preseason but the NBA's got game-winners to deliver on the first day back with a full slate of games.
Romeo Langford's game-winning 3, with 14.2 seconds remaining, gave the Celtics a 98-97 victory.
Romeo Langford's clutch 3 wins the @celtics #NBAPreseason opener! pic.twitter.com/o2asUxVvpf- NBA (@NBA) October 5, 2021
Watch out! Karl-Anthony Towns providing some highlights in the preseason opener.
Power backdown.- NBA (@NBA) October 5, 2021
💻📱: https://t.co/V0kkYEEIkG pic.twitter.com/Vm9xnVzvvV
Strength over contact & the floater game. Jayson Tatum making facets with different facets of his arsenal.
The big-time jam..- NBA (@NBA) October 5, 2021
or the baseline handle? 🤔
Jayson Tatum things on NBA LP pic.twitter.com/Tr6KSIkdsS
We know Anthony Edwards can elevate and dunk but in the preseason opener, he showcased his hoops for a block.
Anthony Edwards FLIES in for the denial!#NBAPreseason on League Pass pic.twitter.com/275Wbw9vY3- NBA (@NBA) October 5, 2021
Jeff Green RACK ATTACK 🔨#NBAPreseason on NBA LP pic.twitter.com/hoWkkAEdjM- NBA (@NBA) October 5, 2021
Terrence Mann puts on the nifty moves in the paint.
What patience from Terance Mann!#NBAPreseason on NBA LP pic.twitter.com/d8xz2FhbXR- NBA (@NBA) October 5, 2021
En route to dropping a game-high 30, Jordan Poole also add a buzzer-beater to his name.
Jordan Poole from DEEP to close the 1st quarter on @NBATV 🔭 pic.twitter.com/Q4FFMl1NYw- NBA (@NBA) October 5, 2021
Final Box Scores
Toronto Raptors 123, Philadelphia 76ers 107
Boston Celtics 98, Orlando Magic 97
Miami Heat 125, Atlanta Hawks 99
Minnesota Timberwolves 117, New Orleans Pelicans 114
Charlotte Hornets 113, Oklahoma City Thunder 97
San Antonio Spurs 111, Utah Jazz 85
Golden State Warriors 121, Portland Trail Blazers 107
Sacramento Kings 117, Phoenix Suns 106
LA Clippers 103, Denver Nuggets 102
The views on this page do not necessarily represent the views of the NBA or its clubs.