NEW YORK (AP) — Bam Adebayo scored 17 factors, undrafted rookie Jamal Cain added 15 factors and 11 rebounds and the Miami Warmth beat the Brooklyn Nets 109-80 on Thursday night time.
Kevin Durant led Brooklyn with 22 factors on 8-of-12 capturing in 26 minutes. Ben Simmons had 4 factors and 10 rebounds for the Nets.
Miami star Jimmy Butler performed for the primary time within the preseason, scoring two factors within the first half after which sitting within the second half. Tyler Herro and Victor Oladipo did not play for the Warmth.
The Nets have been minus Joe Harris, who was resting an ankle that left him out most of final season, and Kyrie Irving, who had the night time off after the delivery of his youngster. Seven Warmth gamers scored in double figures.
Kyle Lowry had 15 factors and Dru Smith, Duncan Robinson and Jamaree Bouyea every added 12 for Miami. Cain signed with the Warmth in July after enjoying for Marquette and Oakland College.
Cam Thomas scored 13 factors and Markieff Morris had 10 for the Nets.
By way of the primary half, the groups tried numerous mixtures, mixing the starters with some key bench gamers. Each side appeared to stretch their stars for some additional minutes within the shortened NBA preseason.
Durant performed 19 minutes within the first half and scored 18 factors, making six of seven photographs. Simmons and backcourt mate Royce O’Neale every performed 18 minutes.
TIMBERWOLVES 114, LAKERS 99
In Las Vegas, Rudy Gobert, making his first preseason look after an offseason commerce to Minnesota, had 5 factors and 12 rebounds in a 17-minute stint in Minnesota’s victory over Los Angeles.
Anthony Edwards, D’Angelo Russell and Jaylen Nowell had 13 factors every for Minnesota. Nathan Knight scored 11 factors in 10 minutes.
Thomas Bryant, who began at middle for Los Angeles, led the Lakers with 18 factors and 7 rebounds. Cole Swider scored 17 and Scotty Pippen Jr. added 14 factors.
The Lakers beginning lineup appeared a lot completely different than Wednesday night time’s loss to the Suns in Las Vegas. Los Angeles was with out LeBron James and Russell Westbrook as Los Angeles performed on the second night time of a back-to-back. Anthony Davis missed one other recreation with a decrease again tightness.
Karl-Anthony Cities was not obtainable for Minnesota, nonetheless ramping up after an sickness led to hospitalization.
MAGIC 102, SPURS 99
Paolo Banchero, the general No. 1 choose within the June draft, had 9 factors and 5 rebounds to assist Orlando win in San Antonio.
Wendell Carter Jr. had 20 factors and 10 rebounds for the Magic. He shot 8 of 13 as a lot of the Orlando starters performed between 20 and 23 minutes. Franz Wagner had 12 factors and Moritz Wagner added 10.
Doug McDermott led the Spurs with 14 factors, and Keita Bates-Diop added 12.
HAWKS 123, BUCKS 113
Dejounte Murray scored 25 factors in his Atlanta debut and the Hawks beat Milwaukee within the NBA’s first recreation within the United Arab Emirates and the Arabian Gulf.
The groups will play one other preseason recreation on Saturday at Etihad Area.
Giannis Antetokounmpo led the Bucks with 19 factors. Jevon Carter added 17.
Hawks star Trae Younger had 22 factors.
The sport featured the NBA’s three Vacation brothers. Aaron Vacation had 16 factors and Justin Vacation added 9 for the Hawks. Jrue Vacation had 12 for the Bucks.
THUNDER 131, ADELAIDE 36ERS 98
Tre Mann scored 26 factors, together with hitting 8 of 10 on 3s and Oklahoma Metropolis beat a crew from the Australian Nationwide Basketball League.
Lindy Waters III scored 23 factors and Eugene Omoruyi added 19 factors for the Thunder.
Craig Randall II, who had 35 factors within the 36ers’ 134-124 win over the Phoenix Suns, led Adelaide with 27 factors. Robert Franks scored 20 factors and Antonius Cleveland had 19 factors.
Adelaide used torrid 3-point capturing, hitting 56% from past the arc, to defeat the Suns within the opening recreation of their preseason tour. However the accuracy was not the identical in opposition to Oklahoma Metropolis because the 36ers went 11 of 36 from distance.
TRAIL BLAZERS 138, MACCABI RA’ANANA 85
Shaedon Sharpe, the seventh total choose from Kentucky in final summer time’s draft, scored 27 factors, connecting on 10 of 13 photographs to steer the Portland previous Maccabi Ra’anana.
Keon Johnson added 18 factors for Portland. Norris Cole led Maccabi with 19 factors and 6 assists.