Nate McMillan's Portland Trailblazers started of the season with a 95-89 win at home, over the Houston Rockets last night. Travis Outlaw was the surprise of the night, coming off the bench to lead the Trailblazers with 23 points, and Brandon Roy wasn't far behind with 20. The Trailblazers next game is against the Denver Nuggets on Thursday night at 7:30pm.
The Lakers pulled off a 99-92 win last night in an L.A. showdown versus the Clippers. Statistically, the game was fairly even, but in the end there was just too much Kobe Bryant (31 points) and Andrew Bynum (26 points) for the Clippers to handle. Josh Powell logged 8 minutes of action, scoring 2 points (1-3) and pulling down 2 rebounds. The Lakers play next this Friday night on ESPN at 7:30pm versus the Mavericks.
J.J. Hickson and the Cleveland Cavaliers lost their season opener against the Boston Celtics last night 89-95. Besides Lebron James' 38 point effort, the Celtics beat the Cavs in every facet of the game. J.J. Hickson played a little over six minutes in the game and missed the only shot that he took. The Cavs will play tonight at Toronto at 7pm.