The Raptors prove to James that they are champions; Warren scores 53 points

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Houston (USA), Aug 2 (EFE) .- The resumption of the NBA began to leave surprises and marks such as those experienced last day in which the current league champions, the Toronto Raptors, reminded him of this. the Los Angeles Lakers with a big win, and forward TJ Warren became the first player in the Orlando bubble to break the 50-point barrier.

The base Kyle Lowry contributed a double-double of 33 points with 14 rebounds and six assists that left him in front of the attack of the Raptors, who continued with their dominance over the Los Angeles Lakers, which they beat 107-92 in what It was his debut in the Orlando bubble.

Along with Lowry, English guard-forward OG Anunoby also shone with 23 points after scoring 8 of 9 field goals, including his three triple attempts, and became a winning surprise factor for the Raptors, the reigning champions. League, who beat the Lakers for the eleventh consecutive time, with which they have not lost since the 2014-15 season.

Lowry had a good second half to head off a comeback attempt by the Lakers, the current Western Conference leaders, who are now 1-1 at the regular season restart in the Orlando bubble.

This time the contribution of the star forward LeBron James, a double-double of 20 points and 10 rebounds did not save some inferior Lakers in their team game to the current league champions and without their individualities such as center Anthony Davis and wing -pivot Kyle Kuzma could help them.

Warren scored 53 points, his best career record, and the Indiana Pacers beat the Philadelphia Sixers 127-121 in the debut game for both teams in the NBA regular season restart.

The franchise guard, Victor Oladipo, who before the competition resumed said that he would be low in order to better complete the recovery of his knees, in the end he changed his mind and went out to play with the Pacers to whom he contributed 15 points.

A sixth-year player acquired from the Phoenix Suns in an offseason trade, Warren scored 20 of 29 field goals and 9 of 12 from outside the perimeter, in his first professional game with at least 50 points.

All of the offensive stats Warren collected during the game made them the best of his professional career.

The Pacers (40-26) took control of fifth place in the Eastern Conference by breaking a tie with the 76ers and winning the series of the season.

Cameroonian center Joel Embiid stood out with a double-double of 41 points and 21 rebounds as the leader of the Sixers, who like the Pacers are already classified for the playoffs.

Forward Paul George confirmed that he has arrived in a great way at the resumption of the regular season and with eight triples he led the shooting exhibition of the Los Angeles Clippers against the New Orleans Pelicans which they beat by a beating of 126-103.

George made three consecutive 3-pointers in the opening minutes and contributed 28 points as the Clippers’ leading scorer, setting a new mark for shots and hits from outside the perimeter.

The Clippers broke the franchise record by scoring 25 of 47 3-point attempts.

George scored 8-for-11. The Clippers also tied the team record with 3-pointers in the middle of the game and lived up to the NBA record by shooting 16-for-24 with a 77-45 partial lead at halftime.

Forward Kawhi Leonard contributed 24 points as the Clippers’ second-highest scorer, who recovered from a 101-103 loss to the Lakers last Thursday on opening day.

The victory was No. 939 in the career of coach Doc Rivers, who leads the Clippers, and he surpassed the legendary Red Auerbach at eleventh place on the NBA’s all-time list.

Reserve guard rookie Nickeil Alexander-Walker scored 15 points as the leader of some Pelicans who lacked shooting inspiration and his star power forward Zion Williamson, seven points, also failed to help them.

Center Bam Adebayo, guard Jimmy Butler and Canadian reserve Kelly Olynyk showed off their best scoring inspiration and the Miami Heat beat the Denver Nuggets 125-105 in the restart of both teams in the regular season.

Adebayo and Butler finished with 22 points each, in addition to combining with 13 rebounds, 13 assists and three ball recoveries, while Olynyk managed another 20 points.

Serbian center Nikola Jokic and reserve power forward Jerami Grant finished with 19 points each as leaders of the Nuggets, who did not have their best scoring inspiration with the triples by missing 27 of 35 attempts.

The Canadian guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored 19 points and led the balanced attack of the Oklahoma Thunder that won the Jazz 110-94 the game that both teams should have played on March 11 when the positive was known to COVID- 19 of the French center Ruddy Gobert, of Utah, who forced the indefinite suspension of the NBA competition.

(c) EFE Agency

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