Nikola Jokic led the way in which for the Denver Nuggets because the defending NBA champions beat the Los Angeles Lakers 119-107 of their opening sport of the brand new season.
Nuggets gamers have been offered with their championship rings earlier than tip-off on the Ball Enviornment in Colorado and produced a powerful show.
Serbia’s Jokic completed with 29 factors, 13 rebounds and 11 assists whereas team-mate Jamal Murray added 21 factors.
LeBron James top-scored for the Lakers with 21 factors.
In Tuesday’s different sport, Devin Booker impressed the Phoenix Suns to an exciting 108-104 victory over the Golden State Warriors in San Francisco.
The 26-year-old scored 32 factors and dished out eight assists, together with a cross to Jusuf Nurkic who scored a layup with 10.3 seconds remaining to safe the win.
Former Warrior Kevin Durant scored 18 factors for the Suns on his first sport again within the Bay Space since he left Golden State in 2019.
Stephen Curry was one among six Warriors gamers to succeed in double figures, ending with 27 factors, however failed to attain on 10 of his 14 three-point makes an attempt.