All the Social Buzz Reacting to NBA Opening Night

October 28th, 2015 by Tim Penman Leave a reply »

The first night of NBA action in the 2015 season had it all—explosive offense, a thrilling upset and clutch, highlight-reel defensive plays. Fans and analysts took to social media to discuss the individual stars of Tuesday night and how each team may progress this season.

As both the defending Eastern and Western Conference champions were playing on opening night, there were plenty of strong reactions to the games and how the makeup of each team distinguishes its chances.

Check out the analysis, key takeaways, interesting stats and discussion surrounding Tuesday’s opening night.


Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Chicago Bulls

Clutch defense. That was the story in this one, as Pau Gasol and Jimmy Butler both made game-saving plays inside the final 10 seconds in front of the home crowd and President Barack Obama at the United Center:

Gasol, 35, showed that he still has plenty left to offer new head coach Fred Hoiberg and was visibly fired up after making the defensive stop. Although he struggled on the offensive end and finished with only two points, Gasol had si ...

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