RECAP: Scrimmages Day #3
via: OKC Thunder

All 22 teams have now made their debut inside 'the bubble at Orlando, and those ten minute per quarters scrimmages are done.

As we get close to the season restart, teams are still trying to shake the rustiness off, which is normal, specially for not playing a game against another team in more then four months.

Featuring James Harden, Russell Westbrook and Joel Embiid, day 3 of scrimmages is a wrap.

Grizzlies 83-90 Sixers

As expected, players feel more comfortable playing their games in front no fans. Ben Simmons was a prove of that, who was shooting threes with no hesitation, and even sinked one of them.

Despite coming back in the second half, it was too little too late for the Grizzlies, who couldn't get past the Sixers in their scrimmage debut. 

Memphis' Jonas Valanciunas dropped a huge double-double with 18 points and 11 rebounds, but on the other end they had no response for the Sixers bench. Despite only two players having more than 10 points, 14 Brett Brown players' got on the scoring board. The only one who didn't get a bucket? Raul Neto.

Thunder 98-84 Celtics

Most definitely this was the most emotional game of the week, as Andre Roberson from the Oklahoma City Thunder made his first appearance in the NBA since 2018. 

Coming off the bench and playing 11 minutes, Roberson led OKC to a victory over Boston. Both Steven Adams and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander were the game leading scorers, with 17 points each.

On the other end, NBA All-Star, Jayson Tatum struggled to find his rhythm, shooting 1 for 6 from the field and scoring only 3 points in the entire game. Center Enes Kanter though, proved he's gonna be a vital piece for the Celtics if they want to make a run in the East, recording a double-double of 11 points and 10 rebounds.

Rockets 83-94 Raptors

The NBA Champions are back at it, and even if they're facing Russell Westbrook and James Harden, they still know how to win.

Nick Nurse's team cruised to a victory led by 18 points by Serge Ibaka. Terrence Davis and Normal Powell brought firepower off the bench for the north, combining for 27 points. 

On the other end, 'The Beard' & 'The Brodie' combined for 34 points but still wasn't enough. Eric Gordon made an appearance in the starting five for Houston, as Mike D'Antoni confirmed he will be starting when the season resumes.