Lakers beaten again, The Bulls and The Spurs begin with wins

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Updated: November 1, 2012

Championship contenders Chicago and San Antonio got their NBA seasons off to winning starts last night, while the Lakers superstars misfired again for the second successive night.

The Bulls began their season without injured super star Derrick Rose last night with a 93-87 win over Sacramento, Joakim Noah leading the way for the home team with 23 points and 10 rebounds. It was good news all round for the Bulls as Taj Gibson agreed to extend his contract for 38 million dollars in a u turn decision.

The multi talented Lakers were humbled for a second consecutive night when they were beaten 116-106 by last seasons strugglers Portland. To make matters worse for the LA outfit, two of their new superstar signings Nash and Howard both left the game injured. It was an improvement for the Lakers, Bryant getting in the act with 30 points, and Howard with 33 points and 14 rebounds however it still wasn’t enough against a determined Portland.

James Harden backed up his new $80 million deal with the Rockets, scoring 37 points and 14 assists,in a 105-96 win at Detroit, while the Clippers continued where they left off last season, when they ended the Grizzlies season in the Western Conference quarterfinals, by defeating them again at the Staples Center 101-92. Memphis have now lost their season opening game on the last 12 occasions. Jamal Crawford, the Clippers new signing from Portland, scoring 29 points.

Western Conference champions from last season, San Antonio, began their season in confident mood in New Orleans, coming away with a 99-95 win over the Hornets, Tim Duncan the top performer on the night with 23 points and 11 rebounds.

In the nights other games, their were opening wins for, Indiana, Philadelphia, and Golden State over Toronto, Denver and Phoenix respectively, while Dallas failed to make it two in a row going down 113-94 to Utah.

Super storm Sandy continues to have her say on the East coast as the opening game for New York and Brooklyn is postponed. That leaves only one game on tonight’s schedule, a Western Conference clash between last years top two, Oklahoma who travel to San Antonio for their season opener. Serge Ibaka will lead the line following his $48 million 4 year extension, while the Spurs will be hoping for another good contribution from Tim Duncan.

Your 2BET2 odds for tonight’s game are;

Oklahoma +125 @ San Antonio -140