As expected, Jimmy Butler was given a choir of boos during the show at the Target Center.
Timberwolves fans boasted Butler every time he touched the ball in the first quarter until he stole a pass and Taj Gibson fed for a dunk. The crowd roared immediately as if the fans forgot who they were upset with because the game was going on so fast.
The four-time All-Star had a lot more highlight roles dunks and steals from there. Soon enough, some "MVP! MVP! MVP!" There were voices when the wolves 52-23 advanced into the second quarter.
Butler, who had requested a Minnesota deal exactly one month ago, posted a team-high victory of the Wolves over the Cavaliers (1
Jerebko's shot at salvation
Less than three months after giving up Jonas Jerebko headed off his former teammate by 0.3 seconds to bring the Warriors to a [124.-124.-124] triumph over jazz.
On closer inspection, Rudy Gobert seems to play a key role in the crucial bucket.
Oh no. Rudy Gobert pushed Jonas Jerebko into this rebound …. pic.twitter.com/7xcbXODend
– Justin Jett (@JustinJett_) October 20, 2018
Pelicans driving up the pace
Anthony Davis and Nikola Mirotic combined for 61 points as the pelicans released their highest single-game score in franchise history in a 149-129 win over the Kings. New Orleans improved for the first time since the 2011/12 season to 2: 0, making it the first team since Phoenix (16:03:10), which scored 149 points in the scheme.
New Orleans will only be the fifth team in #NBA history to score at least 270 points in the first two games of the season, Boston (62-63), San Francisco (62-63), and San Antonio (78-79, 90-91). #DoItBig
– Pelicans PR (@PelicansPR) October 20, 2018
What was the night in the NBA? There were nine games and 16 teams scored 100 points. Of those 16, 10 teams flipped by 117.
Raptors fans already sang "MVP" for Kawhi
Kawhi Leonard had 31 points and 10 rebounds, and the Raptors parted from the Celtics 113-101 in an early match Eastern Conference Participant
Leonard performed so well that he got very early MVP vocals from the Raptors believers during the free throw line
Kawhi received MVP chants in his second game with the Raptors pic. Twitter. com / yDL476McI9
– The Render (@TheRenderNBA) October 20, 2018
Leonard said he appreciated the feeling, if not the timing.
"It's a bit early," he said. "I appreciate the support and I know that they are excited to win the game this evening."
Who is he playing for?
Garrett Temple averaged 5.6 points during eight seasons with the Rockets, Kings, Spurs, Bucks, Hornets, and Assistants. Maybe we can forgive Charles Barkley for not knowing Temple's current team.
One night after being featured in Inside NBA's annual game show, Temple broke 30 points as Memphis rolled past Atlanta 131-117.
Temple, selected in a July trade by the Sacramento Kings, missed just one of his 11 shots, leaving 5 by 6 out of 3-point area. You can bet the hawks know who Temple is playing for.
Tonight's @BassProShops ? Game Begins …
** Drumroll **
Watch ? pic.twitter .com / tSwnZm5dns
– Memphis Grizzlies (@memgrizz) October 20, 2018
Breakout Player Alert
Caris LeVerts layup with a second left gave him a career – 28 points as the Nets earned their first win of the season, 107-105 against the kinks.
LeVert's best performance so far was the 27 points he scored on Wednesday night.
– Brooklyn Nets (@BrooklynNets) October 20, 2018
Stat of the Night  Giannis Antetokounmpo plays with Kevin Garnett (2004- 05) As the only player in the history of the NBA at least 25 points, 15 rebounds and five assists in each of the first two games of the season night
The Bucks baptized Fiserv Forum with a convincing 118-101 win over the Pacers. Surprisingly, the Dunk of the Night was not this controversial throttling of Antetokounmpo.
Give it up for the rim rocker. It's not every day a 360, double clutch, between the legs windmill jam. That's entertainment!