On an average, all four Tallbiceleste representatives in the NBA had a good night but only one was on the winning side.
Carlos DELFINO had a superb start for the Milwaukee Bucks against the New Orleans Hornets. He was on target for 5 times from the 3 points paint, totaling 19 points plus 5 rebounds, 1 assist and 3 steals. But the Bucks went down 91-95.
NOCIONI made his debut for the Philadelphia 76ers against none other than the much talked about Miami Big 3. Coming from the bench, he posted 10 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists plus one block shot. Though the Heat was very much the stronger side, the Sixers still gave a respectable performance before going down 87-97.
The biggest show of the night must have come from Luis SCOLA, as he was bombing the Golden State Warriors. Following his performance against the Lakers from the previous night, SCOLA produce another double-double with 36 points and 16 points plus a steal and block shot. Even that wasn’t enough for his side as the Rockets lost 128-132.
So what about Manu GINOBILI?
Well the newly turned Dad still had all the right stuff in him. GINOBILI was 5 of 9 from three points range posting 22 points, 3 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals plus one block shot as the Spurs started off with a 122-109 win over the Pacers. The original Big 3 was indeed back in business though the season has just started.
“All three played pretty well for the first game of the season,” GINOBILI said. “And when that happens, everything becomes better.” (quoted from the Associated Press).
Hopefully he will stay healthy throughout the season and we will see more from him.