Continuation and conclusion of this first day of preparation matches (whose duration has been reduced to 40 minutes instead of 48) in the bubble of Orlando with the victories of New Orleans (99-68) on Brooklyn and Miami (104-98) in Sacramento.
Nickeil Alexander-Walker is It’s Waun Moore concluded the Pelicans’ co-top scorers with 14 points, closely followed Brandon Ingram and its 12 units in less than 11 minutes. The Nets (7 points and 2 rebounds for Timothé Luwawu-Cabarrot) were capped at 35.2% and lost 21 balls, against an address of 46.8% and 13 turnovers for men ofAlvin Gentry, who played the entire game in the lead. Quietly ahead 56-35 at the interval, they finally closed the case in the last quarter with a 28-14.
On the Heat side, the success was a bit more difficult, the fault of a 27-17 suffered in the 3rd despite a 12-point advantage at rest (56-44). With a Duncan Robinson on fire (18 points to 5/8 to 3 points) and other 4 players of at least 10 points included Tyler Herro (15 points out of 5/14, 6 rebounds), the Floridians, less skilled than their opponents in the match (47.1% against 51.5% in Sacramento, led by Buddy Loved and his 19 points at 8/16 and 5 rebounds) dominated the last quarter 31-27.
New Orleans Pelicans – Brooklyn Nets 99-68
Miami Heat – Sacramento Kings 104-98