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Detroit Pistons v Atlanta Hawks
Trae Young aims to continue his torrid pace on Monday when the Atlanta Hawks play their home opener against the Detroit Pistons. Young has erupted for 37 and 36 points, respectively, and now will look to help the Hawks notch their first 3-0 start since the 2016-17 season. The former first-round pick added nine assists and 15 made foul shots in Atlanta’s 122-112 victory at Memphis on Saturday. Young scored 38 points in the Hawks’ 117-100 win over the Pistons in their season opener last season before mustering just nine and 16 points in losses to Detroit. Fellow guard Kevin Huerter highlighted his 21-point performance with four 3-pointers versus the Grizzlies. The Pistons bid to pick up the pieces after seeing a late eight-point lead go by the boards in a 128-119 double-overtime loss to Cleveland on Saturday. Jerami Grant had 28 points, Blake Griffin chipped in 26 and Derrick Rose had just 13. Speaking of Rose, he led Detroit with 27-point performances in two of the three games against Atlanta last season. Griffin had a team-high 24 points in the other clash, a 128-103 win over the Hawks. Griffin leads the Pistons by averaging 20.5 points this season after being limited to just 18 games in 2019-20.
Memphis Grizzlies v Brooklyn Nets
The Brooklyn Nets will try to bounce back from their first loss of the season when they host the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday night. One night earlier, Brooklyn fell short 106-104 on the road against the Charlotte Hornets. It was the first setback for the Nets, who opened the season with lopsided wins over the Golden State Warriors and Boston Celtics. Kevin Durant will look to stay hot after scoring a team-high 29 points on 9-for-15 shooting from the field, including 5-for-7 shooting from 3-point range, against the Hornets. Veteran point guard Kyrie Irving also will try to continue his fast start after pouring in 25 points on 10-for-17 shooting. The Grizzlies will have an extra night’s rest after last playing Saturday night against the Atlanta Hawks, who beat them 122-112. It marked the second double-digit defeat of the season for Memphis, which lost by 12 points against the San Antonio Spurs to open the season. This will be Memphis’ first road game of the 2020-21 campaign. Second-year standout guard Ja Morant is leading Memphis with 36 points per game, while Dillon Brooks (17.5 points per game) and Jonas Valanciunas (14 points per game) also are providing good value.
Utah Jazz v Oklahoma City Thunder
A go-ahead jumper from Shai Gilgeous-Alexander with 1.4 seconds left boosted the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 109-107 victory at Charlotte in their season opener Saturday. The Thunder will be hoping for a similar result — if not the same end sequence — on Monday as they face the Utah Jazz in their home opener. The Thunder squandered a 13-point lead to the Hornets in the closing minutes but relied on the stability of Gilgeous-Alexander, who finished with 24 points. George Hill also provided a hot hand, scoring 21 points on 8-for-9 shooting from the field. Utah is coming off Saturday’s 116-111 home loss versus Minnesota that saw the Jazz commit 19 turnovers that led to 26 Timberwolves points. Utah struggled to 38.3 percent shooting that included a combined 9-for-39 effort from Bogdan Bogdanovic and Donovan Mitchell. Nonetheless, the Jazz had four players finish in double figures, including Jordan Clarkson (23 points), Mitchell (21), Mike Conley (20) and Rudy Gobert, who notched a double-double of 18 points and 17 rebounds. Oklahoma City holds a 112-79 regular-season advantage in the all-time series against Utah. The Thunder have won two straight overall in the series and each of the past 17 home regular-season meetings.
Houston Rockets v Denver Nuggets
The Houston Rockets again will be shorthanded when they visit the Denver Nuggets on Monday night. Houston will be without six players for the second straight game due to COVID-19 protocols. Ben McLemore and Kenyon Martin Jr. are in isolation after reportedly testing positive for COVID-19, while John Wall, DeMarcus Cousins, Eric Gordon and Mason Jones are in quarantine due to contact tracing. James Harden emerged from his quarantine to score 44 points and match his career high of 17 assists on Saturday night, but the Rockets lost 128-126 in overtime to the host Portland Trail Blazers. Christian Wood excelled in his team debut with 31 points and 13 rebounds. Denver is looking to avoid an 0-3 start after opening with losses to the Sacramento Kings and Los Angeles Clippers. Nikola Jokic is playing well and averaging 26.5 points, 12 rebounds and 12 assists but Jamal Murray is just 10-of-29 shooting while averaging 16 points. Budding star Michael Porter Jr. is averaging 17 points and versatile Will Barton is chipping in 15.5 per game. Offseason addition JaMychal Green (calf) will sit out his third straight contest. The teams have split the past six regular-season meetings after Houston won the previous nine.
Portland Trail Blazers v Los Angeles Lakers
One day after the Los Angeles Lakers earned a 36-point victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves, they will face the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday in Los Angeles. It will be the fourth of four consecutive home games to open the season for Los Angeles and their first back-to-back scenario of the young season. Kyle Kuzma led the Lakers with 20 points, all in the first half against Minnesota. LeBron James had 18 points and nine rebounds as Anthony Davis took the night off because of a right calf contusion. Davis’ status for Monday’s game has not been determined. The Lakers led by as many 20 in the first quarter Sunday and 26 in the second while putting the game away early. The Trail Blazers will play their first road game of the season and it will come two days after a 128-126 overtime victory over the Houston Rockets. CJ McCollum scored 44 points with nine 3-pointers in the victory while Damian Lillard had 32 points and nine assists after scoring just nine points in the opener against the Utah Jazz. Portland’s Carmelo Anthony will not make the trip to Los Angeles because of “health and safety protocols,” the team announced. Anthony had just five points against the Rockets.