He looked a little hesitant.
He didn’t feel old even after he couldn’t play in the first half.
But as soon as the Mavericks started running, he felt all the signs of time on his knees.
Nelson’s judgment was extremely correct. The Wizards’ zone defense was the same as Houston’s in the preseason, but it had only form but no substance. It became a liability in the face of bombardment.
And the Mavericks’ new season lineup is obviously more suitable for bombardment than last season.
In a matter of seconds, the Mavericks took the lead.
It was too late for Collins to change the defense from zone to man-to-man.
This tactic of bombardment is almost incomprehensible once you find the feeling.
This also basically sets the tone of the game.
In the end, the Mavericks defeated the Wizards 103-83 on the road and won their first victory of the new season.
The Mavericks’ top scorer was Sun Hao with 21 points, Nowitzki had 20 points and 7 rebounds, Nash had 12 points and 10 assists, and Van Elsek scored the most points off the bench with 16 points.
LaFrentz, who had performed well in the preseason, was suppressed by Yao Ming and didn’t perform much in this game.
For the Wizards, Jordan scored a game-high 29 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists, Hamilton had 13 points, and Barkley had 6 points and 3 rebounds.
In his debut, Yao Ming made 6 of 11 shots and 6 of 7 free throws, finishing with 18 points, 10 rebounds and 2 blocks.
Compared with the 0-point performance in the first game in history, this is already much better.
And he doesn’t take many shots, and his ability to seize opportunities is really strong.
After the game, the two teams held a post-game handshake ceremony.
“You guy, I will remember the trash talk you said to me.”
Jordan said to Sun Hao.
Those were the words, but judging from Jordan’s expression, he recognized Sun Hao’s performance.
“But you also have to thank me.”
Sun Hao said and looked at Yao Ming.
Jordan looked back at Yao Ming and then laughed.
He, the god of basketball, actually owes others a favor.
“Performance is great.”
Sun Hao said as he shook hands with Yao Ming.
Yao Ming’s mood is not very high. It can be seen that unlike Jordan, he cares more about losing.
“I have contacted Olajuwon, and I will ask him to come and teach me.”
During the chat, Yao Ming also mentioned his recent arrangements.
“You know best what to do.”
Sun Hao said with a smile.
Yao Ming is a very proactive and subjective person.
How to do it, most of the time, he doesn’t need to intervene.
/Of course, he knew that Yao Ming would probably waste money by inviting Olajuwon.
Because Yao Ming also did this in history. In the end, Yao Ming’s own feeling is that he can actually do all those moves, but he can’t do it at the speed of Olajuwon.
At the post-game press conference, Sun Hao and Nowitzki attended with Nelson.
Both Sun Hao and Nowitzki were full of praise for Jordan’s performance.
When Sun Hao said this, he picked up the thermos cup in his hand and took a sip of wolf