The Dallas Mavericks have won their first home game of the new NBA season. The Texans dominated the North American professional basketball league over the Memphis Grizzlies 137-96 (64-36) after losing the season opener away in Phoenix.
The Slovenian national player Luka Doncic shone with 32 points. In the first quarter alone, Doncic scored 21 points. The Dallas superstar thus led his team to 39:17 after the first twelve minutes of the game. Doncic hit four three-pointers throughout the game as the Mavs converted 17 long-range shots as a team. National player Maxi Kleber scored nine points and eight rebounds.
European bronze medalist Franz Wagner, on the other hand, has to wait for his first win with the Orlando Magic even after three games this season. The Magic lost at home to the Boston Celtics 120-126 (68-68). Boston's top scorer Jayson Tatum (40 points) crowned the decisive 10:2 run in the final phase with a three pointer. Franz Wagner had 18 points, his brother Moritz Wagner has to wait for his season debut due to injury.
The Philadelphia 76ers also remain without a win in the still young season: The title candidate suffered a surprising 105:114 (51:54) home defeat against the San Antonio Spurs. Even 44 points from Sixers star Joel Embiid were not enough. The Greek Giannis Antetokoumpo led the Milwaukee Bucks to a 125:105 (67:48) home win over the Houston Rockets with 44 points.