Lakers/Nets Opens 2021 NBA Preseason

NBA – On October 3, 2021 (US TIME) The Los Angeles Lakers host the visiting Brooklyn Nets for the opener of the 2021 NBA Preseason at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.

The Arena was attended by many fans since the world pandemic happens and especially by the Lakers fans were they once again witness their newly formed roster at their house.

The game was attended by All – Star Players from both teams but not all of them played the game, especially if it’s just a preseason game.

The Lakers sit out 4 – Time MVP LeBron James, former MVP Russell Westbrook, 10 – Time NBA All –Star Carmelo Anthony and NBA Champion Trevor Ariza.

Meanwhile, Lakers superstar Anthony Davis who just returns from injury played 11 minutes with 6 points, 1 rebound and 1 assist. Shooting guard Malik Monk led the Lakers in scoring with 15 points in 21 minutes of playing time.

For the Nets, their superstar trio, former MVP Kevin Durant, former MVP James Harden and NBA Champion Kyrie Irving all sit out of the game. Also with the 6 – time NBA All – Star Blake Griffin is also out of the game.

Meanwhile, the Nets welcomed the return of LaMarcus Aldridge, who happened to play the game after a short retired due to health issue. Aldridge drop 6 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assist in 15 minutes of playing.

The Nets easily defeated the Lakers in the preseason opener 123–97. Although it’s a win for the Nets and a loss for the Lakers again, it’s just a preseason game.

The real game begins on October 19, 2021 (US TIME) for the 2021–2022 NBA Regular Seasons, where both teams are the early favorite of meeting the NBA Finals.

The LA Lakers are the early favorite in the West, especially when they're healthy while the Nets in the East when they're healthy? 

Of course, there is the reigning and defending NBA Champion Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks to stop both teams in the Finals.