Stephen Curry scored 33 points as the Golden State Warriors began the defence of their NBA title with a 123-109 win over the Los Angeles Lakers.
Eight-time All-Star Curry, 34, led the Warriors’ scoring while Andrew Wiggins scored 20 points.
The Warriors are aiming for a fifth title in the past nine seasons. LeBron James, who hopes to surpass Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s all-time points scoring record this season, finished with 31 points for the Lakers.
In the other season opener game Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown each hit 35 points as the Boston Celtics opened the season with a 126-117 win over the Philadelphia 76ers.
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