El listen Zach LaVine anot 23 puntos, including four triples, and led the balanced attack of the renewed Chicago Bulls who beat the Cleveland Cavaliers, where the Spanish point guard made his debut.
LaVine topped a list of seven players who had two-digit numbers, including forward DeMar DeRozan his great acquisition during the summer break, which brought 13 points, four assists and four rebounds.
While forward Lavonte Green, as a starter, and Troy Brown Jr., who came out of reserve, also scored 13 points each and the former grabbed eight rebounds, in addition to putting up two blocks.
The Swiss motenegrin pvot Nikola Vucevic was on the verge of a double-double with 10 points, nine rebounds, four assists and a plug.
Results of the night
- Knicks 125-104 Pacers
- Rockets 125-119 Wizards
- Grizzlies 87-77 Bucks
The Cavaliers, who had the debut of the Spanish base Ricky Rubio, which came out of reserve, received the support of starting point guard Collin Sexton who reached 14 points and topped a list of four players who had two-digit numbers.
Among them was Rubio, who played 20 minutes with his new team, to which he was traded by the Minnesota Timberwolves, and contributed 10 points.
Rubio was more solid in the inside game with five rebounds, including four defenders, handed out six assists – team leader –, lost three balls and committed two personal fouls.
The Finnish power forward, a former Bulls player, also made his debut. Lauri Markkanen, who went out of reserve, like Rubio, and reached the 13 points and grabbed four rebounds.
When the Finnish player took to the United Center court, he received a standing ovation from the 11,777 spectators who attended the game.