Some many games on such a great day. First game was the New York Knicks defeating the Boston Celtics. I expected the Celtics to win but I am glad the Knicks took the evenly match game, 106-104. Carmelo Anthony played very well in the season opener. Paul Pierce unfortunately could not play, he was sporting a nice suit but also a sore right heel. Baron Davis also was looking sharp but had a problem with his injured back.
Next up were the Miami Heat taking on the Dallas Mavericks. This game was getting ugly for the Mavericks in the beginning. Things did get better towards the end, but the heat were too much. Dallas is a veteran team with Jason Kidd, Dirk Nowitzki, Jason Terry and now Lamar Odom. However, it was the first game of the season, so it is no big deal. Miami wins 105-94.
Chicago versus Los Angeles. The game I have been waiting for! What a back and forth game this was. The Lakers lost Odom but Kobe stayed strong and carried the Lakers. Bryant was dealing with an injured wrist and still made Chicago defenders look silly. Anyway, Luol Deng was playing great on both ends. He had a few steals, a block on Kobe and a nice three point play near the end. Derrick Rose put in a floater in the fourth quarter to give the Bulls the lead. Chicago wins 88-87.