Basketball’s back

 

Tuesday night the NBA regular-season tipped off and the results were jaw-dropping. Above all, the Warriors got blown 129-100 on their home court.

They definitely have problems to fix, particularly on the defensive side of the ball: San Antonio was getting buckets in transition as easy as a pie.

How ‘bout them Spurs though? Kawhi Leonard finished the night with a career-high 35 points and reminded us why he keeps being celebrated by analysts around the world.

In the meantime, the Cleveland Cavaliers raised their championship banners and went on to annihilate the Knicks 117-88. Lebron James got his 43rd career triple-double and Kyrie Irving put up 29 points.

Going back to the west, Damian Lillard led the Blazers to victory against the Utah Jazz by scoring a whopping 39 points.

The show has begun, and now it’s interesting to see where it goes. The East is less competitive, that’s a fact. Nobody can beat the Cavs in the Eastern Finals, however things have shaken up in the off-season.

Chicago could get there as they landed 12-time NBA All-Star Dwyane Wade who went back to his hometown. It’s still not enough though as they lost Joakim Noah to the Knicks. Toronto might finally get their title shot if they play how they should.

The West is more open: after winning a record breaking 73 games, shocking the world as much as Brexit did by getting Kevin Durant, the Warriors are everyone’s favourite. I’m not counting them out after the opener and they are the best team on paper, but I see Russell Westbrook upsetting all of us, wanting to prove that he can be a champion without KD and getting his ring.

 

 

Sources: ESPN.com, Sports Illustrated.com

Picture by: USA Today

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