Box Score Breakdown for Thursday, October 18, 2018
Richardson remains stellar in Heat's first win
October 10,2018 at 05:26 PM
10/19/2018 05:26 PM
Joel Embiid led the Sixers with 30 points on 9-of-14 shooting, in 33 minutes of action. Ben Simmons finished with 13 points, 13 rebounds, 11 assistss, two blocks and one steal, in 34 minutes. Robert Covington tallied 20 points, five rebounds, two assists, two steals and a block, while Markelle Fultz chipped in 12 points, five assists, four rebounds and two steals. Meanwhile, Zach LaVine led the Bulls with 30 points on 11-of-20 shooting, six rebounds, three assists and one block, in 33 minutes of action. Bobby Portis followed up with 20 points on 8-of-15 shooting, 10 rebounds, two assists and two steals, while Antonio Blakeney added 15 points, five rebounds and two assists. Jabari Parker chipped in 15 points, five rebounds, one assist and one steal in 25 minutes off the bench.
October 10,2018 at 05:26 PM
10/19/2018 05:26 PM
Miami Heat guard Josh Richardson was put in a tough spot to start the regular season with his name involved in numerous trade rumors, but the two-way guard has come out the gates in impressive fashion. The Heat were the only team to open the season with back-to-back games, and Richardson was impressive in each of them. Richardson followed up his 21-point performance in Wednesday's loss to the Magic with a game-high 28 points in Thursday's last-second victory over Washington. Richardson hasn't been playing at the most efficient level, as he has shot just 16-of-42 (38.1 percent) from the field and 7-of-21 (33.3 percent) from three-point range, but he has also totaled nine rebounds and eight assists across the two games and recorded a block and a steal in each. Richardson had just 10 games last season where he scored at least 20 points.
October 10,2018 at 05:26 PM
10/19/2018 05:26 PM
In his highly-anticipated Lakers debut, LeBron James put forward an unsurprisingly strong effort. James led his team with 26 points and 12 rebounds, shooting 9-of-16 from the floor and 8-of-9 at the free-throw line. His strong production was complemented by a good performance from veteran point guard Rajon Rondo, who dished out 11 assists. As a team, however, the Lakers' three-point woes from last season continued. LA hit only seven shots from beyond the arc in the loss. The Trail Blazers, meanwhile, earned a big win behind Damian Lillard's 28 points. Lillard also dished out four assists and grabbed six rebounds. Off the bench, Portland enjoyed surprising production from guard Nik Stauskas, who poured in 24 points in 27 minutes. The team succeeded from three-point range, where it knocked down 13 shots, and the free-throw line, where it was 27-of-29.