Now that every NBA team has a game under its belt, we can safely say that the 2018-19 season is under way. On Thursday night, we watched LeBron James in his debut in Los Angeles Lakers and on Friday we were treated to a contest campaign by two of Eastern Confernce’s best challengers – Boston Celtics and Toronto Raptors –
Here are the points, the news and the highlights from Friday’s NBA game.
NBA score for Friday 1
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Jerebko revenge game
Of all the players at Warriors to meet the game winner, there was none other than Jonas Jerebko. Against his former team, Jerebko Kevin Durant’s back restored to give the Warriors a single point win in the best game in the young season so far.
There were 33 leading changes in the game, with Warriors led by Durant’s 38 points, nine rebounds and seven assists. Steph Curry added 31 points and eight assists.
Joe Ingles made the heavy lift for jazzen with 27 points on 7-of-11 3-point shot.
Jazz set franchise record for 3 pointers
To say Utah Jazz was hot in the first half would be a wild understatement. Utah made 10 3 points in the second quarter alone to 47 points, giving them 81 points – that’s right, 81 – for half.
They cooled a bit in the second half, but only a little. They ended up creating 19 3-pointers in the tight loss of Warriors.
Kawhi gets MVP chants
Oh man, the Raptors will be fun. In a competition Eastern Conference matchup, Raptors Celtics defeated a brilliant performance from Kawhi Leonard, especially during the second half. He finished 31 points and 10 rebounds, and even took MVP chants from the Toronto crowd. If Leonard continues to play like this, the raptors will be a force.
Butler booed in home routing
Oh, Jimmy. As expected, Butler was introduced to a choir of boos in his debut for Minnesota Timberwolves. Until his trade request is honored, he becomes better used to this.
It did not seem to bother him, but when he scored 33 points, seven rebounds, four steals and two blocks in a Wolves win.  Trae catches four
It was not long time for rookie Trae Young to get hot from the outside. Young scored three 3 points and scored 13 points in the first quarter alone on Friday.
He finished 20 points and nine assisted while doing four of his nine 3-point attempts.
Sabonis climbs the steps
Domantas Sabonis could not care less about the defenders in front of him. He threw down this monstrous poster against Bucks.
We have to wait for Russ
Russell Westbrook missed the Thunder season opener while recovering from offseason knee surgery and rumors circulating that he could take the court on Friday night against Clippers. Unfortunately, he decided to continue playing, according to ESPN’s Royce Young, there is a chance he will play on Sunday.