Anthony scores 10 in debut, Blazers lose

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) Carmelo Anthony smiled easily in a hallway outside the Trail Blazers’ locker room and asserted that he “felt great” after the first game of his 17th NBA season, even if his new team couldn’t keep pace with Jrue Holiday, Brandon Ingram and a largely revamped Pelicans squad that is showing signs of figuring some things out.

“It felt great just to be back into the flow of the game, be back on the court, be back to where I think I belong,” Anthony said. “As far as conditioning, though, I felt absolutely great out there. There was minor things, but it was more of the flow of things, and getting used to how the team plays and sets and getting used to the guys on the team.”

Holiday had 22 points and 10 assists, Ingram added 21 points in his return from a four-game absence, and New Orleans beat Portland 115-104 on Tuesday night for its second straight victory and third in four games.


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Rank Name PPG
1 J. Harden, Hou39.2
2 G. Antetokounmpo, Mil30.3
3 B. Beal, Was30.1
4 L. Doncic, Dal29.5
5 D. Lillard, Por28.6
6 K. Irving, Bkn28.5
7t K. Towns, Min27.0
7t T. Young, Atl27.0
9 A. Wiggins, Min25.9
10 P. Siakam, Tor25.7
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1 R. Gobert, Uta.688
2 C. Capela, Hou.642
3 J. Allen, Bkn.640
4 R. Holmes, Sac.639
5 M. Wagner, Was.631
6 B. Clarke, Mem.619
7 M. Harrell, LAC.601
8 W. Carter Jr., Chi.592
9 B. Adebayo, Mia.588
10 H. Whiteside, Por.587
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