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NBA DAILY FOR FRIDAY, OCT. 20, 2017
Valanciunas, Miles help Raptors beat Bulls 117-101 in opener
The AP reports: TORONTO -- Newcomer C.J. Miles got Toronto's bid to become a better 3-point shooting team off to a successful start.
Jonas Valanciunas had 23 points and 15 rebounds, Miles scored 22 points in his Toronto debut and the Raptors beat the short-handed Chicago Bulls 117-101 on Thursday night in the season opener for both teams.
Norman Powell added 15 points, Delon Wright had 13, and Kyle Lowry 12.
Miles went 6 for 9 from 3-point range and had five rebounds. Half of the former Indiana Pacers player's points came in the second quarter during a 22-2 run by Toronto's second unit... Lowry had nine assists, and DeRozan and Wright each had five.
Thunder top Knicks 105-84 in OKC debuts for George, Anthony
The AP reports: OKLAHOMA CITY -- Much has changed about the Thunder. One thing hasn't - Russell Westbrook still gets triple-doubles.
The reigning MVP had 21 points, 16 assists and 10 rebounds, and Oklahoma City beat the New York Knicks 105-84 on Thursday night in their first regular-season game with All-Star additions Paul George and Carmelo Anthony... George, who was acquired in an offseason trade with the Indiana Pacers, led the Thunder with 28 points... Kristaps Porzingis had 31 points and 12 rebounds for the Knicks. Enes Kanter, who joined the Knicks in the deal that sent Anthony to the Thunder, finished with 10 points and seven rebounds.
Deflated Ball: Blake gets 29 in Clips' 108-92 rout of Lakers
The AP reports: LOS ANGELES -- Patrick Beverley crowded chest-to-chest with Lonzo Ball before an inbounds pass in the first quarter while they were 94 feet from the basket. Moments later at midcourt, Beverley emphatically fouled the Lakers' rookie point guard and watched him fall.
Ball still might turn out to be Los Angeles' basketball star of the future, even after his awfully quiet NBA debut.
The present in this town still belongs to the Clippers, even without Chris Paul.
Blake Griffin scored 29 points and DeAndre Jordan added 14 points and 24 rebounds in the Clippers' 108-92 rout of the Lakers on Thursday night... Beverley and the Clippers got little trouble from Ball, who had three points, four assists and nine rebounds in 29 minutes during the first game for the No. 2 overall pick from UCLA.