An entertaining opening night was followed by an action-packed 11-game slate on Day 2 of the NBA's 75th anniversary season.
Follow along for all your final scores, stats, news, highlights and top fantasy performers from each game.
Charlotte Hornets 123, Indiana Pacers 122
LaMelo Ball puts on a show in the season-opener of his sophomore season.
The Hornets come back from a huge deficit behind a 28-2 run to win the season opener despite a franchise-record 27 points by Pacers rookie Chris Duarte on debut.
🐝 31 points for @MELOD1P- NBA (@NBA) October 21, 2021
🐝 9 boards, 7 assists, 7 threes
🐝 23-point @hornets comeback W
The reigning #KiaROY went OFF to start Year 2! pic.twitter.com/LKEab2e0Is
Chicago Bulls 94, Detroit Pistons 88
The new-look Bulls took care of business in Detroit.
Zach, DeMar, Vooch power the @chicagobulls on opening night!@ZachLaVine: 34 PTS (11-17 FGM)@DeMar_DeRozan: 17 PTS, 3 STL@NikolaVucevic: 15 PTS, 15 REB pic.twitter.com/HYKpt1Erg8- NBA (@NBA) October 21, 2021
New York Knicks 138, Boston Celtics 134 [2OT]
What a game!
Julius Randle's near triple-double of 35 points, nine assists, eight rebounds combined with 32 points from Evan Fournier helped New York overcome a historic performance from Jaylen Brown.
Jaylen Brown's career-high 46 points tonight were the most ever in a @celtics season opener 🤯 pic.twitter.com/RjiRtxs0j1- NBA (@NBA) October 21, 2021
Washington Wizards 98, Toronto Raptors 83
The first game in Toronto since March 2020 didn't go the Raptors' way as the Wizards, led by Bradley Beal's 23 points and Montrezl Harrell's 22 off the bench, register a road win to go 1-0.
GOT 'EM!- Washington Wizards (@WashWizards) October 21, 2021
The squad had a surprise for Coach Unseld after his first win as a Head Coach! #DCAboveAll pic.twitter.com/tqQXpVOzNU
Memphis Grizzlies 132, Cleveland Cavaliers 121
Cleveland Cavaliers had seven players finish in double figures including an impressive performance from rookie Evan Mobley.
Jarrett Allen scored 25 on a perfect 11-of-11 shooting but it wasn't enough as Morant, also recording six rebounds and six assists, led the Grizzlies to an opening-night win.
😤 @JaMorant poured in 37 to lift the @memgrizz on opening night! #KiaTipOff21 pic.twitter.com/76ljmnWAPD- NBA (@NBA) October 21, 2021
Minnesota Timberwolves 124, Houston Rockets 106
A huge opening night for the Timberwolves in Minnesota as they cruised to this victory on the back of their huge 72-45 first half.
30 for @KarlTowns.- NBA (@NBA) October 21, 2021
29 for @theantedwards_.
22 for @Dloading.
1-0 for the @Timberwolves. pic.twitter.com/yed6QFlkMy
Philadelphia 76ers 117, New Orleans Pelicans 97
Led by six players scoring in double figures, the 76ers made it look easy in New Orleans. They breezed past the Pelicans by outscoring them 64-44 in the second half.
Joel Embiid and Furknan Kormaz scored a team-high 22 points.
pop a kork, @FurkanKorkmaz! 🍾 pic.twitter.com/rPaPrXDZdm- Philadelphia 76ers (@sixers) October 21, 2021
Without Zion Williamson, Brandon Ingram scored 25 and Nikeil Alexander-Walker put up 23 but the duo didn't receive much support.
San Antonio Spurs 123, Orlando Magic 97
Seven Spurs score in double figures led by reserve Devin Vassell's 19 points as they blewout the Magic in a dominant performance.
"I had goosebumps just walking out there seeing all the fans"@Yvngdevo appreciates the full house at the @attcenter.#PorVida | @spurs pic.twitter.com/6kSvglVh9o- Bally Sports San Antonio (@BallySportsSA) October 21, 2021
Utah Jazz 107, Oklahoma City Thunder 86
The Jazz outplayed the young Thunder every quarter and dominated the season-opener in Salt Lake City behind 22 points from Bojan Bogdanovic and a 16-point, 21-rebound double-double from Rudy Gobert.
📹| Game 1 in the 📚#podiumpostgame | @podiumhq pic.twitter.com/0GGk8gwNAc- utahjazz (@utahjazz) October 21, 2021
Denver Nuggets 110, Phoenix Suns 98
Nikola Jokic led the way but he received plenty of help from his teammates led by Will Barton's 20 points and five assists as the Nuggets get revenge on the Suns for their second-round sweep in the 2021 playoffs.
27 PTS | 13 REB | 59.1 FG%- Denver Nuggets (@nuggets) October 21, 2021
Back to work for the MVP. pic.twitter.com/Dcca7Cvmbk
Sacramento Kings 124, Portland Trail Blazers 121
The Trail Blazers fought back from an 18-point deficit but couldn't overcome it. The Kings escape Portland with a close win after riding a huge performance from Harrison Barnes.
Six of Barnes' eight 3-pointers came in a high-scoring third quarter. De'Aaron Fox (27 points, eight assists) and Richaun Holmes (21 points, 11 rebounds, two assists, two blocks) were the other major contributors for the Kings.
Career night to open the season for @hbarnes!- NBA (@NBA) October 21, 2021
36 PTS (career high)
8 3PM (career high) pic.twitter.com/6m0Q321HFp
CJ McCollum was the top scorer for the Trail Blazers with 34.
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