Culture

Suns suffer worst opening-night loss in National Basketball Association history

Suns suffer worst opening-night loss in National Basketball Association history”

The Blazers' 50-point win over Cleveland in 1982 will remain atop the franchise record-books, but Portland still managed to hand the Suns their worst loss in franchise history, surpassing a 44-point Phoenix loss in 1998.

The Trail Blazers outshot, outrebounded and outhustled the Suns from the opening tip.

Portland beat the Suns, 124-76, Wednesday.

The Blazers bested the 1987 Denver Nuggets' 46-point win over the Los Angeles Clippers for the largest win in a season opener in league history while coming up just short of the biggest margin of victory in franchise history.

The blowout also topped Phoenix's 44-point loss to Seattle (151-107) on April 2, 1988. It could be a long year in Phoenix.

Damian Lillard scored a game-high 27 points to lead the way for the Blazers, who took control early and were never challenged.

The Blazers dominated even though they were without one of their best players, guard C.J. McCollum, who was suspended one game for leaving the bench area during a tussle involving the Suns' Alex Len and Caleb Swanigan in a preseason game a week ago.

Kyrie Irving scored 17 points on 7-for-25 shooting in his Boston debut.

In Detroit, Tobias Harris scored 17 of his 27 points in the first quarter, helping the Pistons celebrate their return downtown with the victory over Charlotte at the new Little Caesars Arena. Josh Jackson, the No. 4 overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, scored 11 points in his NBA debut.

At the same time, it was a porous offensive team performance from the Suns that saw them shoot 31.5 percent from the field along with hitting 25.9 percent from 3-point range (7-of-27) while veteran guard Eric Bledsoe led the team with 15 points in the loss.

Hassan Whiteside keyed the Heat's comeback and finished with 26 points and 22 rebounds.

Grizzlies 103, Pelicans 91: Mike Conley scored 27 points as host Memphis knocked off New Orleans, which got 33 points and 18 rebounds from Anthony Davis and 28 and 10 from DeMarcus Cousins.

Bucks 108, Celtics 100: Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 16 of his 37 points in the fourth quarter and grabbed 13 boards as visiting Milwaukee prevailed.



Like this

loading...
loading...

Latest


20 October 2017
Recent Analysts Ratings Nokia Corporation (NOK)
By taking a look at the stock's current statistics it can gauged that the stock candle is BEARISH with LOW volatility. Fisher Asset Management, LLC downsized its investment by shedding 2,582 shares a decrease of 7.8% as of 09/30/2017.

20 October 2017
Pak PM to hand over D-8 chairmanship to Turkey
Pakistan is the current chair of the D-8 summit, it assumed this position at the 8 summit held in Islamabad in November 2012. Prime Minister Abbasi expressed deep grief and sorrow over the loss of precious lives during the terrorist attack.

20 October 2017
Falling debris kills tourist in Italy church
The basilica is the principal Franciscan church in Florence, Italy, and a minor basilica of the Roman Catholic Church. In October 2012, a cornice fell from the wall of the Caserta Palace near Naples, without causing any injuries.

20 October 2017
Halliburton Company (HAL.F) Under Analyst Spotlight
Dnb Asset Management As bought 14,600 shares in the previous quarter increasing its stake in Halliburton Company (HAL ) by 12.7%. Loring Wolcott Coolidge Fiduciary Ltd Liability Partnership Ma invested 0% of its portfolio in Halliburton Company (NYSE: HAL ).

20 October 2017
Analyzing Analyst Recommendations: The Howard Hughes Corporation (HHC), Arrow Electronics, Inc. (ARW)
Zooming in closer, the stock has been recently recorded at -0.70% away from the 50 day high and 7.84% off of the 50 day low. The Company operates through three segments: Master Planned Communities, Operating Assets and Strategic Developments.

20 October 2017
One NFL owner thinks Trump keeps attacking the league because he's 'jealous'
Trump, 71, unsuccessfully tried to buy the Bills in 2014, not long before he began his presidential campaign. The Jaguars owner had more to address, too. "This ugly, toxic side sours the whole experience".

20 October 2017
West Mahanoy City police work to ensure bus stop safety
Motorists who do not stop for the flashing red lights and crossing arm of a school bus put students and drivers in danger. Where a road divided into four or more lanes, only traffic driving in the same direction as the bus must stop.

20 October 2017
British quarterly retail sales figures point to bank rate rise
Economists had expected a fall back in the rate of annual retail sales growth, but not to this extent. Online retailing was the only component to see positive sales, up 2.3 percent over those in September.

20 October 2017
Western Digital Corporation (WDC) Price And Consensus
Market capitalization is calculated by multiplying a company's shares outstanding by the current market price of one share. The firm declared -0.13% change to end the trade at $128.65, with the overall traded capacity of 1.74 Million shares.

20 October 2017
Jurgen Klopp: "Nice to write history" After Liverpool's 7-0 Win
Goals from Philippe Coutinho , Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Trent Alexander-Arnold and braces from Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah secured the comfortable win.