Hello basketball world! Week one is in the books and it is time for us to talk hoop news. Filled with a dozen of games, week one was full of memorable performances. The champs, the Golden State warriors, picked up right where they left off last season. The new look Spurs are still trying to find the right formula for all their new star pieces. The Cleveland Cavaliers are off to a good start despite the absence of their star point guard Kyrie Irving.
The Golden State Warriors matched up against the New Orleans Pelicans on opening night right after getting their championship rings. These two teams delivered an unbelievable playoff match-up last season that ended in 4 games. Both teams picked up right where they left off. However, the champs came out as winners grabbing a 111-95 victory. Stephen Curry is looking like “MVP Curry” and putting up impressive numbers to start the season. He scored 118 points in a span of 3 games and the warriors are hoping to build upon last year’s success to make another run at the NBA title.
The San Antonio Spurs are still fine-tuning their system to get the best out off their new core of talent. Lamarcus Aldridge is adjusting well to his new team but will most likely see his scoring average decrease significantly in the Spur’s offense. However, the big man does not seem to be bothered by that because all he wants is a chance to win an NBA championship. He made it clear that he is willing to make the necessary sacrifices in order to achieve that goal. The Spurs are playing good basketball to start their season and are off to a 3 wins – 1 loss start.
The Cleveland Cavaliers, with their improved bench, are also playing good basketball. Kyrie Irving and Iman Shumpert are still out and there is still no timetable on their return. Nevertheless, the team’s mentality has been “next man up” since last year and they have managed to be just fine so far. The team is off to a good start with a record of 3 victories and 1 loss. They beat the defensive minded Memphis Grizzlies team by 30 points, 106-76. Kevin Love is finally back in action and is looking great in the new offense. The big man is getting more touches and is capitalizing on them. It will be interesting to see what they will be able to accomplish once everybody is healthy.
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