We are nearly a week from tip-off of the 2019-20 NBA regular season, which means we are down to the last few days of preseason action.
Here's a quick glance at Tuesday's games:
Atlanta Hawks 87, Miami Heat 120
Jimmy Butler and the Miami Heat remain undefeated in the 2019-20 preseason with yet another win, this time defeating the Atlanta Hawks by 33 points.
Rookie Tyler Herro started the game on fire and finished as the game's top-scorer with 23 points in 25 minutes on 9-of-14 shooting, while Bam Adebayo added 15 points, 10 rebounds, four assists, and three blocks in 27 minutes.
🔥 TYLER HERRO 🔥- NBA (@NBA) October 14, 2019
The @MiamiHEAT shooter scores their first 14 PTS on 5-5 shooting (4-4 3PM)! #NBARooks #NBAPreseason pic.twitter.com/BcRKQlyfBE
For the Hawks, Trae Young led them in scoring with 23 in 24 minutes.
Charlotte Hornets 120, Memphis Grizzlies 99
Defeating the Grizzlies by 21 points, the Hornets registered their first win of the 2019-20 preseason. Offseason acquisition Terry Rozier finished with the best stat-line from both teams - 24 points, eight assists, seven rebounds, and two steals on 9-of-15 shooting.
The Hornets outscored the young Grizzlies 30-14 in the final period to seal the win.
.@hornets are lights out from beyond the arc in the 4th QTR 🔥 #NBAPreseason pic.twitter.com/Y2ULsQxdca- NBA TV (@NBATV) October 15, 2019
Oklahoma City Thunder 70, Dallas Mavericks 107
Holding the Thunder to under 20 points in all four quarters, the Mavericks cruised to a 37-point win in Dallas. In minutes of action, Luka Doncic finished with a near triple-double of 19 points, 10 rebounds, and seven assists, while Kristaps Porzingis finished with a double-double of 17 points and 13 rebounds.
During the blowout win, the European duo showcased just how damagin they can be in tandem.
Luka to KP! 😲😲😲@ChoctawCasinos | #MFFL pic.twitter.com/XvV2DAUsjU- Dallas Mavericks (@dallasmavs) October 15, 2019
Note: Chris Paul and Steven Adams were rested for this game.
Sacramento Kings 128, Utah Jazz 115
The visiting Kings finished with six players in double figures, led by Buddy Hield's 23 points (in 29 minutes). Marvin Bagley III finished with a double-double of 22 points and 11 rebounds, while Donovan Mitchell was Utah Jazz's top-scorer with 22 points.
Denver Nuggets 107, Phoenix Suns 102
The Denver Nuggets improved to 3-0 for the 2019 preseason with a slim victory in Phoenix.
Paul Millsap sat this game out, while Nikola Jokic only played 20 minutes. Without their starting frontcourt, the Nuggets had to do it by committee, finishing with five players in double figures led by Jerami Grant's efficient 22 points (6-of-8 shooting).
For the Suns, Frank Kaminsky was the top-scorer with 22 points on 6-of-10 shooting.
Golden State Warriors 98, Los Angeles Lakers 104
A lot of the big guns, including LeBron James, Anthony Davis and Draymond Green sat this one out, however Steph Curry did play, finishing with 17 points in 22 minutes.
For the Lakers, plenty of key rotation players were resting as well - Avery Bradley, Danny Green and Rajon Rondo.
Dwight Howard made the most of the opportunity, recording 12 points, 13 rebounds, six assists and four steals in the win.
Zach Norvell Jr. steers the @Lakers to the win at Staples Center with 22 PTS! #NBARooks #NBAPreseason pic.twitter.com/NxBlLdf3Ka- NBA Draft (@NBADraft) October 15, 2019